Beautifully designed, spacious apartments set in the extensive gardens of a 17th Century farmhouse with a large saline swimming pool. Our property is in a tranquil, rural location surrounded by olive groves - but is within easy reach of Puglia's fantastic beaches, charming medieval towns and main tourist (URL HIDDEN) place is good for couples and families (with kids).
Spacious two bedroom apartment perfect for either a family holiday or two couples who are looking to share an apartment. The apartment has been converted from the old storage barn adjoining the stable block.
The spacious living area has a dual aspect that provides a bright and airy central space with beautiful views from the kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
The en-suite bedrooms lie to either side of the living area, providing two separate, private areas in which to retreat for some quiet time.
There is air conditioning in both bedrooms (providing either cold or warm air depending on the weather).
The apartment has access to both the main internal courtyard garden and the rear terrace overlooking our grove of approximately 35 olive trees.
Zugang für Gäste
Masseria Giulio is listed as a regionally important building dating from the early seventeenth century. It started life as a chapel serving the local farm workers before being used as a convent and then a monastery. During the eighteenth century it was converted into a masseria (walled farmhouse). It remained a working farm producing olives, olive oil, vegetables and fresh milk, cheese and meat from the animals (cows, sheep, goats and pigs) homed in the stable block until the late 1980s when it fell into disrepair. We have completed a full restoration of the property using local artisan builders and craftsmen and have converted the old stables and farm buildings into holiday apartments.
We have five self-contained apartments (1 one bedroom and 4 two bedrooms) which have their own well equipped kitchen, inside dining and living areas and outside patio areas. The apartments have been designed to provide stylish, high quality accommodation with designer furnishings to allow you to relax, unwind and enjoy this fabulous corner of Italy. Links to each of the individual apartments are provided from this page.
The farmhouse garden (approx. 600 square metres) is surrounded by a high dry stone wall and has been fully landscaped with an array of beautiful plants including roses, birds of paradise, wisteria, bouganvillia and cacti. We have an orchard containing apricot, lemon, orange, nectarine, pomegranate, plum, cherry, kiwi, mulberry, pear, apple, fig and cedra trees. We also grow a wide variety of our own organic vegetables. Guests are welcome to use our produce during their stay.
Adjoining the masseria and garden we also have a small olive grove featuring around 35 olive trees. These produce two types of olives; one primarily for eating (please note that they need to be prepared and are not suitable for eating fresh from the tree!); the other type is used for making oil. We make approximately 30 litres of organic extra virgin olive oil from our crop harvested in the late autumn.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We live on-site and are available to assist with any questions / problems that you may have. We provide all guests with information about the local area and our top recommendations with regards to; beaches, towns, places to visit, ice cream shops, restaurants, etc.
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We moved to Puglia early in 2015 having spent many happy holidays in Italy over the years. We have always loved coming to Italy and enjoying the fantastic climate, delicious food and wine and culture. However, when we first visited Puglia in 2010 we knew that this was the region for us. Three years later we bought a ruin in the countryside and spent the next 2 years restoring it to its former glory. We now live here full-time - the kids attend the local school and are learning Italian (and some of the local dialect) - and love it. The locals are incredibly friendly and can rarely do enough to help. We hope that we will be able to give you a real glimpse into the heart of this fantastic region.