About Masseria La Maison
Puglia – the heel of Italy’s boot – is famed for its trulli, conical-shaped houses that dot the landscape. Lesser-known but no less charming are its masseria, 16th-century fortified farmhouses constructed of chunky local limestone. Renowned for their spaciousness, many of these masseria have been converted into luxurious villas or boutique hotels. One of our favourites is Masseria La Maison, set amid a vast, ancient gnarly olive grove and orchards of fruit trees. Located near the village Carpignano Salentino, this slow-pace villa is 10 kilometres from the sea (the Adriatic up the coast and the Ionian in the other direction) and surrounded by wind turbines – a handy reminder that you haven’t somehow drifted back in time as you relax in this masseria’s rustic ambience under a shady pergola. The grounds contain an exquisite pool, and inside the restored farmhouse are gorgeous minimalist interiors and two en-suite bedrooms. An annexe houses another two en-suite bedrooms, while an adjacent trullo has a further fifth bedroom and bathroom with a waterfall shower.