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Masseria Don Mauro - Italy from €3,911.30 a week
 
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Traditional 1860 farmhouse in the Salento region of Italy, offering a perfect blend of modern living in a historical setting, full of character and charm. Arrival at the property presents the wonderfully rustic exterior, with stone walls and tiling creating a rural ambience. The main entrance brings you into a large living area, with sofas and chairs in one relaxation area and a small table. Next to this, joined by a double-doorway, is the dining room, with a pleasant white dining table seating up to 12, a very high ceiling and plenty of space for everyone to gather. The beautiful white panelled kitchen is also incredibly spacious and has a central breakfast table, so the chef need never be lonely! There are five bedrooms across the ground and first floor, each intricately decorated in a unique style, in keeping with the thoroughly traditional farmhouse aesthetic and historic character and each one even comes with a fully-stocked mini-fridge for you to enjoy, on the house! The first room has a large double bed with a beautiful headboard and a rustic stone wall. The second similarly contains the same stone wall, cotto tiling, writing desk and direct access to the balcony. In the third bedroom, also a double room, a feature wall, soothing colour palette and soft lighting create a beautiful ambience, with a small desk, chair and large rug. There are two more bedrooms with large four-poster beds, one with white drapes and a bold purple backdrop, and the other with a blue, wooden frame, both rooms containing a writing desk, armchair and a large window allowing the light to flood throughout the room. Each of the six bathrooms has modern fittings and furnishing, beautifully tiled walls and free toiletries and several displays the characteristic rustic stone walls. The garden demonstrates the beautifully traditional characteristics of the villa, with stone benches, flower pots and archways and a high drystone wall around the perimeter of the courtyard, creating a perfectly private oasis. The large private infinity pool is perfectly placed to get sun all day long and even has a water massage setting! There are a variety of sun loungers around it, as well as an array of fruit trees, adding a sense of life and energy to the hugely varied garden. There is a dining table on the patio, with plenty of chairs and some light shade from the beaming sun. Enjoy the local surroundings with a stroll from the front door, or else by bike – three are provided for your enjoyment! You can even cycle to the nearest restaurants, or simply meander through the countryside. #### Features The Masseria Masseria Don Mauro has 5 bedrooms with en-suite, ideal for few couples or families. Equipped with every comfort (TV, telephone, air conditioning, free mini-bar, wi-fi, safe), rooms are spacious rooms and differ in furnishings and type. Interior - Dining room: large dining table, high ceilings, plenty of space for the whole group and visitors - Living room: small dining table, comfortable sofa and armchairs - Kitchen: contemporary design, large central island and all the latest mod cons including: dishwasher, oven, cooker, fridge and coffee maker - Bathroom with shower, WC, hairdryer - Two bedrooms with four-poster double beds with memory foam mattresses, TV, mini-fridge, en-suite bathroom with shower - Three double bedrooms with memory foam mattresses, TV, mini fridge and en-suite bathroom with shower Exterior - Veranda - Terrace with seating area - Well maintained lawn - Outdoor dining table with plenty of chairs - BBQ area - Large private pool surrounded by sun loungers, with fantastic lighting in and around it for the evenings #### Location Tucked away in the province of Lecce, the ‘heel' of Italy that lies between both the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Masseria Don Mauro is a beautiful farmhouse, suitably located in the exquisite countryside of the Grecia Salentina. Olive trees, fruit trees and gently rolling hills of pastures and vineyards as far as the eye can see surround the villa, and there's plenty of pleasant walks to be taken straight from the front door. The unspoilt coastline of the Adriatic provides innumerable opportunities for a beautifully scenic walk, with vast cliffs rising from the bright blue bays and pine forests punctuating the skyline. The Ionian coastline, by contrast, hosts hundreds of white sand and crystal water beaches, perfect for a traditional beach day! The nature reserve of San Cataldo is home to the lakes of Alimini Grande and Alimini Piccolo and is well worth a visit. For beautiful architecture, high-quality restaurants and a little retail therapy, the capital city of Lecce, know as the 'Florence of the South' is simply wonderful.

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The catalog was last updated on April 11, 2018.

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