Special offer

15% discount on all remaining weeks in 2024

Price Starting from € 7000 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Accessibility The ground floor of both buildings is accessible to less mobile guests.
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Masseria Salentino

The silence and space that surround Masseria Salentino are as beguiling as the relaxed yet refined atmosphere within its ancient walls.

Masseria Salentino sits in rural splendour in the unspoilt landscape of Italy’s heel. Located between Lecce and Manduria, and close to the sandy beaches of the Ionian coast, this luxurious country estate is a special place.

The property is built around a vast courtyard with a stunning pool, a large shaded dining table and plenty of comfortable spots for reading and relaxing. Accommodation is spread between two buildings: the main farmhouse and the old stables, each with three en-suite bedrooms, a separate kitchen and living room, making this the ideal property for two families or groups of friends.

Large arched windows, vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and wooden beams have been carefully restored and the amazing light in the property is celebrated by the simplicity of the modern furniture, designer pieces and locally crafted accessories. The incredible views from the huge windows are artworks in themselves. There is a Moorish influence to the architecture and the layout of the property, encouraging guests to enjoy dining and chatting together, as well as finding space to just simply be.

Guests can help themselves to the vegetables from the organic kitchen garden and wander the eight hectares of private land with its fruit and nut trees. Salice Salentino is a ten-minute drive away and has a good selection of shops and restaurants, while the baroque splendour of Lecce or the warm beauty of the Ionian Sea are within easy reach.

Masseria Salentino is an old property with a rich history. Time here is about slowing down and reconnecting: to others, to a simpler way of life, and to nature, not least through celebrating the delicious local food and wine.

Rooms description


The six en-suite bedrooms are split evenly between the main farmhouse and the old stables. All of them are spacious and bright with deeply comfortable king-size beds made up with beautiful, cool linens. Each room has Wifi, an audio system, air conditioning and under-floor heating as standard.

In the main house there are two large doubles on the first floor, each with a private terrace, while the ground-floor suite has a sitting room with a fireplace and a sofa bed.

The three suites in the old stables have been beautifully restored to make the most of the original barrel vaults and stone arches. They open directly onto the internal courtyard so might be less suitable for families with small children.


There are five en-suite shower rooms and one en-suite bathroom, all of which are simply styled with high-performance fixtures and fittings and accessorised by characterful local touches, such as a stone basin or handcrafted wicker mirror. In the main house, one of the first-floor toilets is separate to main room.


The masseria has two kitchens that, like the rest of the interior, are simple in design and yet offer everything you require. The one in the main house is fully equipped with an oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker while the one in the old stables is similarly equipped but larger and has an island.

Living rooms

Masseria Salentino has space in abundance. The soaring vaulted ceilings and smooth stone floors offer calm retreat from the summer heat, while under-floor heating makes the same spaces warm and inviting in winter and the huge arched windows anchor guests in this restful landscape throughout the year. The impressive architecture is emphasised by the modern furniture and retro touches, allowing the house to be calm and quiet but also welcoming. In the main house, the ground floor has a spacious entrance hall. The dining room has a beautiful arched stone ceiling softened by woven pendants over a long table that comfortably seats 14, with a door to the side that leads to the courtyard. At the far end of the room is a sitting area with a fireplace, two sofas and a large built-in seating area that borrows from North African style, while the star of the show is the view from the huge arched window. The ground-floor suite has its own living room with a fireplace. On the first floor there is a further living space with a sofa and two armchairs, while the bedroom suites in the old stables have individual living rooms.

Other rooms



There are two mid-week cleaning services, one of which includes a change of bed linen and towels (including ones for pool use).


private pool, air conditioning, sonos music system, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque


The ground floor of both buildings is accessible to less mobile guests.


The impressive courtyard has a beautiful pool surrounded by shaded loungers and framed by a pergola terrace where the entire party can dine alfresco or lounge with a good book while enjoying the sunsets. There are plenty of shaded areas for quiet chats or loud parties, the huge size of the space softened by clever planting, atmospheric lighting, comfortable furniture including a hanging chair and local pottery and glassware. There is a large grassy lawn where children can play. The masseria sits in eight hectares of private land planted with fruit and nut trees, an organic vineyard and an organic kitchen garden where guests can help themselves. The property’s setting encourages direct contact with nature and a beautiful, uncomplicated relationship between the surrounding environment and the abundance of fresh food and delicious wine. Guests are actively encouraged to enjoy it all and get stuck in!


Our concierge service can help you plan the details of your stay at Masseria Salentino in advance. A cook is available throughout your holiday for any meals you’d like, enabling you to enjoy delicious Pugliese and Mediterranean dishes made with the freshest local ingredients. The villa manager and gardeners are always happy to help and we can provide nannies, drivers, massage therapists, yoga instructors and tourist guides on request. We can also arrange wine tours and tastings with the most knowledgeable wine producers at the best vineyards in the region. At the masseria, the owners are careful that no pesticides are used on the garden or vineyard, that all food waste is composted and that the water is heated through solar energy.

Availability & Pricing

Special offer

15% discount on all remaining weeks in 2024

weekly prices
from 1 January 2024 to 30 April 2024 € 7000
from 1 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 9000
from 1 June 2024 to 30 September 2024 € 11500
from 1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 € 9000
from 1 November 2024 to 31 December 2024 € 7000
Price on request.
Rates include a welcome hamper with typical Apulian products, utilities, linen and bedsheets, towels and toiletries, WiFi, air conditioning and 2 mid-week cleaning services, one of which includes a complete change of linen.
Baby cot and high chair: included
Air conditioning: included

Security deposit: EUR 750,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 6 PM and departure by 10 AM. Other arrival and departure days and times upon request.

Leisure & Activities


If you can drag yourself away from the peace and tranquility of the house and courtyard, there are eight hectares of private land to explore. Bikes are available at the property for those who prefer to do their pottering on two wheels. Otherwise, the baroque splendour of Lecce is only half an hour’s drive away, while the sandy beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Porto Cesares on the Ionian coast are 25 minutes by car. The Salerno region is known for its wonderful wines, notably reds and rosés, such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Susumaniello, and we are able to organise tours and tastings. There is a wine cellar at the house with selected local wines, including from the property’s own vineyard, and a price list. Please help yourselves and you will be charged accordingly on departure. If you have any specific wine requests, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate them.


Private cook Food is a serious undertaking in Puglia and every meal is a celebration of fresh, local produce to be enjoyed with family and friends. We can arrange a private cook for your stay who can make you pretty much anything, from a simple breakfast to a five-course Pugliese-Mediterranean dinner, all with local ingredients, many of which will have been grown at the property. Menus can be customised for your group and served inside or outdoors in the courtyard. Breakfast can be delivered to the kitchen or the portico and can include baked goods, freshly squeezed juices, coffee, cereal, yoghurt and more. Prices upon request. Cooking classes We are lucky enough to know wonderful chefs in the area who are happy to give our guests cooking classes, at the masseria, or in selected restaurants. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the secrets of Pugliese cooking where dinner is served afterwards and wine pairings can be requested. The local cuisine has a rich and vibrant history and every chef focuses on seasonal ingredients, local flavours and regional recipes to make this a fun and interesting experience.


More information

Please take a look at our SpecialPuglia Tips.


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Masseria Salentino is a ten-minute drive from Salice Salentino where you will find all that you need, including shops, restaurants and cafés. The baroque town of Lecce, sometimes referred to as the Florence of the south, is 28km away and the sandy beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Porto Cesares are 25km from the house.


Air The nearest airports are: Brindisi[BDS] (46km) and Bari[BRI] (160km) Train The nearest train station to the property is at 27,6 km. There is car rental available at the station. Road The motorway exits closest to the property are at 1,6 km


Salice Salentino (7km); Porto Cesareo and Punta Prosciutto on the Ionian coast (25km); Lecce (28km); Manduria (30km)

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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