This beautifully restored Italian farmhouse combines rustic charm and opulent elegance. A family hideaway in the heart of Puglia, Masseria Olivo, is steeped in history and character. This luxury villa sits on 50 hectares of picturesque farmland and boasts two swimming pools, a tennis court, private chef and is a short drive to the closest beach.
This rural retreat is 6km from Monopoli, a pretty coastal town full of shops, bars and restaurants overlooking the ocean. Bari, the second largest town in Southern Italy and the closest airport, is a 45-minute drive away. Also close by is Polignono, a pretty seaside town with fabulous seafood served at the Chichibio restaurant and where boats can be hired to explore the beautiful coastline. For the more adventurous travellers, Capitolo beach has an excellent kite surfing school and is only 20 minutes by car.
Built in 1689, Masseria Olivo, has been lovingly restored to the highest standard. Local craftsmen and international experts have transformed this traditional farmhouse into something truly unique. The history of the house lives on in the stunning vaulted ceilings, courtyard and its very own chapel. Inside you’ll find a tranquil living space combining charming rustic features with modern amenities. Masseria Olivo sleeps 18 in complete comfort all with luxury en-suite bathrooms. There is also a luxuriously renovated classic Airstream caravan which can be rented to accommodate a further two guests The grand dining room seats 20 for dinner and is a beautiful setting for celebratory feasts or weddings.
You’d be forgiven for not leaving the estate as there is so much to enjoy within its extensive grounds. Wild grass meadows, walled citrus garden and ancient olive groves are all waiting to be explored. Stroll along one of the many pathways to discover the beautiful gardens or take an eco-tour of the grounds and learn about the estate’s renewable energy sources that power the villa’s heating, water and air conditioning. Relaxation couldn’t be easier with a choice of outdoor areas. Lounge by the main pool set in its own one-acre lawn or for sunbathing with a view, head up to the roof terrace with large day beds and your own roof top pool. For a fun evening, get everyone together and set up the projector in the garden for a cinema experience under the stars.
This rural villa provides a private retreat for families and large groups. Masseria Olivo is the perfect setting for a relaxing break giving guests an insight into the history and culture of this beautiful region.