Masseria Maestosa is a class design act, bound by the theatre and romance of ancient walls and mesmerising sea views, where guests have plenty to do as well as the space to excel at doing very little
Masseria Maestosa is a triumph – a faultless renovation of an ancient masseria and its former stables into a sophisticated property for 16 guests in an exceptional location overlooking the Adriatic coast.
The two separate buildings form an L-shape looking out onto the central walled garden with its terraces, lawns and pool. The majority of the living space is housed in the stables, while the bedrooms occupy the masseria.
A meticulous and sensitive restoration has highlighted the beauty of every niche, arch and wall of these beautiful buildings with their high barrel- and star-vaulted ceilings, aided by sophisticated lighting and a clean, contemporary design aesthetic. The thick stone walls help regulate the buildings’ temperature and guests are cosseted by high-end design that feels breathtakingly effortless. The attention to detail is exquisite.
Outside, guests are treated to the same delightful mergence of traditional with contemporary, where every need or want has been anticipated. The large infinity pool and the beach volleyball court offer active entertainment, while spectators are afforded lots of lounge spots and a dining terrace with mesmerising views. Beautiful planting ranges from herbs to cactuses, via rockeries and a citrus grove and the beautifully renovated garden walls have apertures that give sculptural form. Diverting without being overwhelming, the entire space whispers cool luxe.
If guests can tear themselves away from the delights of Masseria Maestosa there are lots of fabulous places to explore, including the pretty beaches and rocky coves of the Adriatic coast, as well as the vineyards and beautiful towns and villages that criss-cross this alluring southern landscape.