2 double bedrooms with king size beds, en suite bathrooms and each with a private terrace
Sitting area with fireplace
Double bedroom with king size bed, sofa bed, sitting room and en suite bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Open plan sitting and dining room with beautifully arched, stone ceiling and doors to the courtyard. Dining table to seat 14 and fireplace
3 double bedrooms with king size beds, sitting areas and en suite bathrooms, opening directly onto the internal courtyard
Fully equipped kitchen
The ground floor of both buildings is accessible to less mobile guests.
Shaded dining table
Plenty of comfortable spots for reading and relaxing
Guests can help themselves to the vegetables from the organic kitchen garden
8 hectares of private land with its fruit and nut trees
Large grassy lawn
Wine cellar with local wines- a price list is available
Twice weekly cleaning one of which includes a change of bed linen and towels (including ones for pool use)
A cook can be arranged – payable locally
Located between Lecce and Manduria, and close to the sandy beaches of the Ionian coast
Salice Salentino is a ten-minute drive away and has a good selection of shops and restaurants
Lecce is 30 minutes by car
Punta Prosciutto and Porto Cesareo (the most blue sea in Puglia) on the Ionian coast are 25 minutes by car
Ostuni is 1 hour away
Brinidisi airport is 45 minutes by car
Bari airport is 2 hours by car
Car hire is recommended
The baroque town of Lecce, sometimes referred to as the Florence of the south, is 28km away.
The villa is situated in the Italian region of Puglia, right in the heel of the Italian boot. With its olive trees, whitewashed hilltop towns, scorched earth and fabulous weather, Puglia can seem closer to the melting pot of Greece than the grandeur of Rome. Being set in a beautiful area of Puglia gives you the opportunity to escape the main roads and take in the beautiful countryside, perfect for cycling and horse riding.
With over 800km of coastline, Puglia is well-loved by those with a penchant for beaches Whether you spend time on the Adriatic shores around the Straits of Otranto or the enormous stretches of sandy beaches on the Ionian Sea in the south-west, you will never have to go far to find an ideal spot. All this with a climate as warm and sunny as anywhere in the Mediterranean.
Cisternino and Ostuni in particular, with their winding white streets, offer a surprise round every corner, including numerous bars and jazz clubs tucked away down hidden alleys and precariously balanced on steep picturesque whitewashed steps.
The Salerno region is known for its wonderful wines, notably reds and rosés, such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Susumaniello.
Don’t come looking for picture-perfect art towns, formal gardens or trophy villas: the draw of Apulia, as it is known in English, is in the unexpected!
Masseria Lopezza is an old property with a rich history. 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.
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.
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.