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.