Beautifully-restored farmhouse, perfectly blending Italian tradition and modern architecture and design
Set within 11 acres of ancient olive groves, Masseria Battimuro is a beautifully-restored 19th Century farmhouse, perfect for a luxury holiday in the beautiful region of Apulia. The property is comprised of three interconnected houses built with concrete, metal and salvaged remnants from the original structures, perfectly blending Italian tradition and history with contemporary architecture and design.
The houses surround a stunning courtyard paved with ancient stone slabs and featuring a huge mulberry tree offering shade along with a 21 metre swimming pool, perfect for a relaxing dip. There are plenty of outdoor relaxation spaces, including several terraces and private balconies on each house. Guests can enjoy al fresco meals cooked up in the outdoor kitchen or at the barbecue and served at one of the outdoor dining settings.
To help reduce its ecological footprint, the property features solar energy, an eco-friendly air cooling system, and insulation to keep the interiors cool in summer and warm in winter, plus a rainwater catchment to provide for fresh drinking water.
Throughout the three buildings there are two well-equipped kitchens, and three living areas, allowing guests to socialise as a group, or retreat to their own spaces for more privacy. The living spaces feature beautiful vaulted ceilings and are decorated with contemporary artworks, vintage furniture, and unique artefacts from around the world.
Throughout the three buildings, up to eight adults and two children can be accommodated; the main villa sleeps up to four in two double or twin bedrooms with en-suite facilities, including the master suite, which features a roof terrace; the Old Farmhouse guest house can sleep two adults in the original 19th Century bedroom, plus two children in built-in bunk beds; and the Old Stable guest house has one bedroom that can be set up as a double or twin to sleep two guests. For groups with young children, two additional children’s beds can be provided.
For guests looking for a secluded property with spacious grounds and outdoor entertaining spaces, and interiors that allow for a social atmosphere and privacy, Masseria Battimuro is the ideal choice.
MAIN VILLA: Master Bedroom (First Floor) – 1 x double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower & WC + roof terraceBedroom 2 (Ground Floor) - 1 x double bed with en-suite bathroom with separate WC
GUEST HOUSE 1 – OLD FARMHOUSE: 1 x Double/twin bedroom + 1 x children’s area with built-in bunk beds (not a private area)
GUEST HOUSE 2 – OLD STABLE: 1 x Double/twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower, and sitting area
NB: Two additional children’s beds can be provided on request.
Masseria Battimuro is located on the Salento Peninsula in Apulia’s southern region. The coast is just a 25 minute drive away, with the trendy Ionian beaches around 45 minutes away.
The nearby town of San Vito dei Normanni has the famous pasta shop, Pastificio Al Mattarello and San Michele Salentino is a must-see for foodies with its host of Michelin-starred restaurants.
The picturesque towns of Ostuni, Lecce, Martina Franca, Alberobello, Valle d'Itria are all within an hour’s drive and along with offering sightseeing opportunities, they each boast excellent restaurants and shopping boutiques.
Visitors to Apulia can enjoy a range of outdoor activities including cycling, horse riding, boating and watersports. Other popular activities include cookery classes, pasta making and olive oil tasting.
Distances (approx.):San Michele Salentino – 10 minutes’ drive San Vito dei Normanni – 15 minutes’ drive Ostuni – 30 minutes’ drive Brindisi Airport – 40 minutes’ drive Lecce – 1 hour’s drive Gallipoli – 1.5 hours’ drive Bari Airport – 1.5 hours’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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