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- An elegant Adult Only Simpson Hotel
- Beautifully restored
- 9 stylish suites
- Restaurant 7-minute walk
- Polignano and beach 15-minute drive
- Monopoli 20-minute drive
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Stay longer... Why not extend your Puglian adventure with a short stay at Masseria Le Torri? Add 3 nights* to your villa holiday or perhaps combine a stay here with a wine-tasting experience at Masseria Amastuola. With so much to experience in this charming region, you’ll want to make the moment last. Please note, though shorter breaks may be available they don't always show up in our search. For more information on flexible stays of 3 nights or more, please call 020 8392 5858. *Selected suites only.
Rising, dazzling white, above an olive grove, the Adult Only Masseria Le Torri has the presence, elegance and style that belong in the pages of a magazine. The owner Mimmo and his wife Silvana have used their long heritage in hospitality to create a tranquil and harmonious idyll where quality and service shine in everything they do. Silvana manages the day-to-day running of the hotel and her generous spirit and infectious Italian flair give it the warm personality of a private home with the all the finesse and discrete luxury you would expect from an expertly-run boutique retreat.
The masseria once belonged to Mimmo’s mother and his love for this beautiful building is palpable in the care and attention to detail evident in its restoration. It has a serene, dream-like quality about it: chandeliers and birdcages hanging from trees and sheer fabrics giving the nine en-suite double bedrooms an ethereal quality. They share the colour scheme that runs throughout the hotel – a harmonious combination of natural wood and stone, with the gentlest whites and creams. It’s complemented by the selection of carefully, creatively placed objects that help make every room unique: an open book with a red rose laid across it; antique wooden doors as headboards and, in one of the shared living spaces, an ancient piano, as pleasingly old-fashioned as the bed linen is sumptuously soft.
The shared swimming pool has more than a touch of Riviera glamour, brilliant white deckchairs and sunbeds lined up in pairs beside the clear blue water, parasols on standby and a bar, serving drinks and light lunches. Delicious breakfasts are included in your stay and served in a room once used to dry the masseria’s abundant crop of almonds, although in the warmest months, tables and chairs are spread outside so you can start the day in the sunshine. Once a week, guests are invited to join a local chef for a lesson in the art of Italian cookery, helping with the preparation of a wonderful spread of traditional Apulian fare, to be cooked in the original stone oven that belonged to Mimmo’s mother. The mouth-watering results are enjoyed at dinner, an informal and relaxed affair and an authentically Italian experience.
When your thoughts turn to exploring, tap into the spirit of the original masseria and go horse riding, or, for something more cosmopolitan, historic Conversano is just a ten-minute drive away where dinner can come with a Michelin-star and all the best attractions are gathered around the lively main square. The coast and lovely town of Polignano a Mare are just a 15-minute drive away, where upmarket beach clubs, boat trips, diving and fishing can all be arranged on your behalf.
You’ll find the spectacular Castellana Caves and Monopoli, with its lovely old town, excellent restaurants, castle and pretty harbour, both a 25-minute drive away. There’s an archaeological museum and the upmarket San Domenico Golf in Fasano, half an hour away, and magical Alberobello, the charming city of the trulli, is unmissable and a 40-minute drive from the hotel. It’s one of a number of historic towns and villages that make Puglia such a fascinating – and deeply relaxing – place to stay.
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- 9 suites (sleeps 2)
- Adult Only hotel (18 years or older)
- Complimentary WiFi
- All rooms can be configured into twin if required
- Small fridge
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Laundry service available (payable locally)
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Pool bar
- Private swimming pool 12m x 5m (depth 1.4m throughout)
- In Italy, a daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €2 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your hotel owner during your stay.
Room and food service
- Room service (not 24hr) payable locally
- Daily buffet breakfast included – for 2020 due to Covid-19, breakfast will be served at the table
- Light lunches available by the pool
- Complimentary dinner on Sunday (drinks excluded) on stays of one week or more
- Dinner served every Wednesday (day can change) with typical Apulian cuisine or barbecue (€35/person excluding drinks, payable locally)
- All classes and activities are on request and payable locally (classes require a minimum of 6 people)
- Cooking classes (half day €80/person)
- Organic soap making classes (€30/person)
- Beeswax candle making classes (€30/person)
- Yoga lesson (€50/person)
- Massages (€110/50 minutes)
- Horse riding (€25/person/hour)
- All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.
National tourist licence (CIS): BA07203562000021329
- Check in time – 4:00pm - 8:00pm
- Check out time – 10:00am
- Restaurant 7min walk or 2min drive
- Conversano (shops/bars/restaurants) 10min drive
- Polignano a Mare beach 15min drive
- Monopoli 20min drive
- Capitolo beach 20min drive
- Alberobello 40min drive
- Cisternino 40min drive
- Bari town 40min drive
- Ostuni 45min drive
- Bari airport 45min drive
- Brindisi airport 1hr drive
Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible. Please be aware that flight supplements may apply, subject to availability.
|Departure airport||Airline||Flight days||Seasonality|
|London Gatwick||British Airways||Saturday||All season|
|London Gatwick||easyJet||Saturday||All season|
|London Stansted||Ryanair||Saturday||All season|
|Manchester||Easyjet||Saturday||03/08 - 26/10|
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|London Heathrow||British Airways||Saturday||All season|
|London Gatwick||easyJet||Saturday||All season|
|London Stansted||Ryanair||Saturday||All season|
Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you. This is a 'meet and greet' service to ensure the best possible speed of collection and drop-off. We are also able to organise a transfer to your villa and have your car waiting for you on arrival. Please contact our destination specialists to discuss this service.
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are available:
- 2 guests – 1 group B, Fiat 500 or similar*
* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess and additional second driver.
Group B – 1 litre engine, 1 medium suitcase*
* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
Masseria Le Torri is a very special place, the exquisite decor and attention to detail is remarkable and the personal service from all the staff exceptional. October is a perfect time to visit, with warm sunny days and cool evenings and no crowds visiting the stunning towns within a couple of hours drive including Matera and Alberobello. With so much to see and the delights of the Masseria, one week isn’t enough! Their motto ‘there are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t yet met’ is just how you feel when you stay.
Anna Wilson – October 2019
We loved our week at Masseria Le Torri, a beautiful property, with Silvana and her team delivering faultless service which made the stay extra special. Located within easy reach of so many ‘must visit’ places within Puglia and with the fascinating Matera being relatively close by too. Silvana helped us with restaurant bookings and we enjoyed some fabulous seafood in places that were full of locals. We met some lovely fellow Simpson travellers which made for some good fun evenings at the Masseria and even Mr Simpson dropped in to say hi! Overall another wonderful Simpson holiday experience...question is where next!?
Mrs Ellison – September 2019
The holiday was excellent and returning to Masseria Le Torri was even better than anticipated. The staff went over and beyond with no request too difficult and Francesco’s suggestions were excellent.
Grahame – September 2019
Just the most wonderful holiday experience from start to finish.
Mrs Elliott – September 2019
We were delighted with the holiday. The masseria was delightful and our room was excellent. The owner was charming and always helpful. All the staff were on the ball and very attentive.
Richard – September 2019
This is our fifth Adults Only hotel and it was a most enjoyable experience. The staff were charming, led by the wonderful Silvana. We were not expecting to dine in each night but we did and had no regrets. Prices were reasonable and food very good .If the staff exude charm, half the battle is won. The nearest restaurant (7 minutes’ walk?) but did not care for the look of it so stayed put.
William Wakely – September 2019
We wanted a quiet, relaxing stay in a good location so we would not have to drive too far to see the sights. Masseria Le Torri delivered on every level and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the room, to the food, to the pool and to the staff, everything was superb! Easily 5-star. Silvana and her team were wonderful and service was excellent but unobtrusive. The room (Magnolia) suited all of our needs, was very comfortable and spacious. We loved the large veranda.
David & Graeme (Magnolia) – September 2019
A Simpson gem! Masseria le Torri is everything we expected and more. Very friendly knowledgeable staff, very tasty food, fantastic accommodation and above all very peaceful and tranquil. A lovely holiday in an excellent Simpson Hotel.
Helen & Malcolm Turnbull – September 2019
The attention to detail in the rooms and around the beautifully manicured lemon, lime tree, herb and pomegranate laden gardens is exceptional. Our suite included a separate lounge area, fabulous shower, mini-bar and outdoor seating area. Storage space was plentiful and clothes hangers are provided. That said, we were short of hangers, and I include this only to qualify my statement that the attention to detail is exceptional, because on our return to the room after housekeeping, more hangers had been supplied. Fresh milk is provided in room daily. Breakfast is superb and included home baked cakes, fresh fruit, homemade jams, fresh juice, cold meats, local cheeses, focaccia, omelettes etc, etc. A truly wonderful and varied spread. A set evening meal is optional along with a bar menu. One evening we opted for the bar menu but requested a variation on what was listed. This was not a problem. Albeit it was in the middle of the hotel’s evening dinner service, our choices were served at our outdoor seating area with the same attention to detail as we would have expected to receive in the dining area. Plenty of seating is provided around the pool area and lying on the loungers surrounded by the aroma of sage, lavender and lemon trees that border the pool, was fabulous. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Not overbearing in any way, but always on hand to offer advice and assistance. It was lovely to meet up with the other guests for first evening cocktails, and later that week for the Simpson evening meal. The cookery class we attended later in the week was great fun, as was sharing our Puglian experiences, particularly the driving, with the other guests. All in all an absolute gem of a hotel! We can't recommend it highly enough.
T Magell – September 2019
Fantastic accommodation and food plus good info from the Simpson rep. The experience at the Masseria and the service the staff provided were just excellent and could not be faulted. Overall a great holiday.
M – August 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Masseria Le Torri. This beautifully restored unique masseria has a real sense of calm the minute you arrive at the gate. Silvana and her team work relentlessly to ensure all their guests are happy.
Simpson Traveller – June 2019
Masseria le Torri is like an iced wedding cake set in the idyllic Puglian countryside amongst olive groves, lemon trees and bountiful flowers under a perfect blue sky. It is where time stands still, peace reigns supreme and Italian hospitality abounds. It should be on a list of ‘places to visit before you die’. We feel privileged to have been and hope that we will return in the not too distant future.
Bob Walters – June 2019
An absolutely perfect location; peaceful, quiet and superbly comfortable. The staff were excellent and the accommodation top notch. We were astonished by Silvana, the owner’s energy and drive to get everything so absolutely perfect... We've already recommended the Masseria to several friends and colleagues.
Mr & Mrs Mallen – June 2019
We found the Puglian wandering experience (10 days across three hotels of very different style and character but all with a high level of attention to detail and personal service) was a perfect introduction to the many charms of what was to us an entirely new region of Italy.
Alan & Jane Millar – June 2019
The Masseria Le Torri is a wonderful place to stay. Sylvana and her staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfast buffet (with hot options every day) is truly amazing. Everything fresh (lots grown in the gardens) with choice and beautifully presented. The staff are prepared to spend as much time as you need giving information about places to visit and the superb restaurants in the surrounding towns. Lovely light lunches in secluded shady places or around the pool. All the rooms are different and in keeping with the Masseria. The standard of cleaning is excellent. Lots of interesting and fascinating places to visit, and for us, the hire car was a necessity. Lovely memories and an experience we would not have missed.
Simpson Traveller – June 2019
Masseria le Torri was an absolute dream come true; wonderful property, good, staff....the setting, all of it. I would highly recommend the experience and we can’t wait to return. Simpson Travel was straight forward and professional in our dealings and I'm looking forward to another Simpson destination experience.
JP – June 2019
Silvana, the owner was extremely kind and helpful – taking me off to find some local honey, booking recommended restaurants and always had time to chat. Niko in reception was also very helpful and full of useful information. We had a very relaxing time.
Sarah Hornby – June 2019
Masseria Le Torri is a wonderful base for exploring the fascinating region of Puglia. Peacefully set among fields and fruit trees, and surrounded by enchanting and well-kept gardens, the historic house has been beautifully restored and decorated, with comfortable and casually elegant suites and rooms. The owner, Silvana, and her team, provide a warm welcome and friendly service, and a particularly impressive breakfast. Happy days and fond memories are ensured.
John Balfour – May 2019
Our stay at Masseria Le Torri was a week not to be missed. The hospitality of the all the staff was second to none and all aspects of this beautiful property are superbly appointed. There are plenty of beautiful places to visit and some lovely restaurants.
John & Wendy – May 2019
The accommodation exceeded our expectations in its elegance, rustic charm and warmth of welcome from all the staff. Each day started with a stunning breakfast table which appealed as much to the eye as the taste buds. There were surprises every day! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Masseria Le Torri and Simpson Travel to friends and family.
Shirley & Jenny – May 2019
Enjoyed our stay at Masseria Le Torri. Very helpful staff, breakfast a feast, bed so comfortable. Cookery class with other guests was great fun. The weather was a bit inclement; however, it meant we took the opportunity to visit the surrounding towns and villages – Polignano, Monopoli and Locorotondo. Particularly enjoyed Ostuni – ‘The White City’ – although not in Puglia, Matera is a must – worth the drive. Alberobello with its trulli houses is worth seeing but quite touristy and busy so wouldn’t recommend staying for long, we combined it with an afternoon in Monopoli. We did have two lovely days just relaxing by the pool which was lovely. Plenty of good restaurants to eat at – gelato heaven! All in all a relaxing and enjoyable week in Puglia.
Liz and Matt – May 2019
Masseria Le Torri is a truly wonderful Simpson Travel treasure in a lovely part of Italy. Everything about the hotel and the surrounding countryside amazed us. A simple impromptu lunch under the gazebo in the garden was our most treasured memory and the very best culinary experience despite the simplicity of the menu. The staff are supremely helpful and attentive, everything you could hope for and more.
Michelle Spencer – Magnolia – October 2018
Another great holiday arranged for us by Simpson Travel. Looking forward to Easter and Summer holidays.
Grant Cunliffe – October 2018
Masseria Le Torri was like owning your own masseria in Puglia, a luxury property, with a pool, but with the benefit of staff, food and friends!
Mr Hodgson – September 2018
Masseria Le Torri is an exceptional property in a peaceful and idyllic setting. The owner, Silvana, is a lovely lady who goes out of her way to ensure all guests have exactly what they need and no request seems to be too much trouble or goes unresolved. A lovely base for touring around Puglia and as first timers this was a fabulous introduction to the delights of the region.
Mr H – September 2018
Masseria Le Torri is a magical oasis of calm. Luxurious and relaxing, we had a truly perfect holiday.
Teresa Callaghan – September 2018
Masseria Le Torri is a beautiful hotel in very peaceful surroundings. All the staff were very warm, helpful and hospitable. The room and bathroom were very attractively decorated, and we loved sitting on our terrace, looking out over the olive groves. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious – home-baked bread, cakes and pastries as well as an excellent choice of savoury items. The pool area was lovely, very relaxing and the gardens were very pretty.
Mrs Penney – September 2018
We had a lovely time in Masseria Le Torri – very hidden away and quiet.
Mrs Anderson – September 2018
A very special place to stay, beautifully renovated by the owners with great attention to detail. We loved the vintage décor and the old table linen was just beautiful. Superbly comfortable bed and pillows and the best breakfast we have had anywhere, lots to choose from – local produce, different cheeses and cakes every day and cherries from their own trees. We spent our mornings exploring the many delightful old hill towns and the afternoons relaxing by the pool and enjoying the beautiful grounds. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant they recommended in Locorotondo was really special and not somewhere we would have found ourselves. If you are planning a trip to Puglia, this would be a wonderful place to stay.
Paul and Paula Murfin – May 2018
A truly beautiful place where you relax the minute you arrive. The staff are incredibly helpful and the rooms a delight. Ideally located for exploring the local area. The food is exceptional and we can highly recommend the ‘Taste of Puglia’ evening at the hotel.
Mr and Mrs Daubrey – May 2018
My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Puglia. Whatever we expected it was way and above our expectations, so many beautiful towns, cities and churches, each one very different, enchanting, and amazing. Matera is just one – an incredible city and a must to visit, it is quite awe-inspiring and breathtaking and yet unbelievably spiritual. The beaches are of soft pale sand and turquoise seas. Olive oil is in abundance with trees everywhere. Cafés, restaurants family-owned and Michelin star restaurants – the food is sublime, fresh fish, seafood, mostly eaten raw/cold. Farms growing olives, cherries, peaches, tomatoes and aubergines. The jewel in the crown is without doubt Masseria Le Torri. A large white manor house recently renovated by the owners with nine exquisite suites, each one slightly different. We slept on super king-size beds which the owner had had made (slept like a log).Excellent walk-in shower, lovely bedding, towels excellent, white and fluffy. The décor is pale grey with white and natural cream stone and wood. Our room had white muslin drapes and treasures from a bygone age, fantastic. Breakfast is and excellent choice of fresh fruit from the farm – cherries, apricots, melon and much more, also cakes, meats, cheeses and wonderful omelettes made fresh to order. Lunches were served on white tablecloths in the shade by the pool. Huge spaces to walk around, a lovely rose garden and a delightful swimming pool where we spent time when not sightseeing. The masseria is so peaceful, tranquil and has a magical feel. We didn’t want to leave. The staff cannot do enough for you but are not intrusive. Ketty and Nicolas at reception are just outstanding, Francesco (the Simpson Travel rep) is amazing – his knowledge of Puglia is second to none and nothing is too much trouble. On my husband’s birthday a cake had been made, champagne and fruit served in our suite, how fab was that. Two weeks and we could have stayed for more, so much to do and see. I left my heart in Puglia and cannot wait to go back. The incredible Masseria, the lovely people, the wonderful food especially the delicious tomatoes and Buratta cheese, which when cut oozes cream, and of course the olive oil and homemade bread, a meal to die for. Simpson Travel look after you so well as an individual, nothing is left to chance. Our holiday in Puglia was one of the most interesting yet relaxing holidays we have had. Magic, sheer magic. Thank you.
Kay Buer – July 2018
A stunning hotel in a wonderful location – we had a very relaxing few days. Puglia is a beautiful region and we would highly recommend a visit.
Mrs Rowland – May 2018
If you want a taste of authentic Puglia, Masseria Le Torri could not be a better base from which to explore and relax.
Mr Cross – May 2018
A beautiful hotel in a beautiful part of Italy. Lovely peaceful location and within easy reach of the coast and other towns for visits and meals. Staff very accommodating. Another Simpson Travel triumph!
Mr O’Donnell – May 2018
On a scale of 1 to 10 Masseria le Torri is a 12, honestly. Stunningly renovated and peaceful. It's staffed by a team who truly understand customer service. Our suite of rooms (previously the Masseria's chapel) were huge with high ceilings, original frescos and a private terrace that seemed to have sun all afternoon. Breakfasts were a feast of locally sourced food – from fruit and bread to cheese, cold meats and cake – never thought we'd be able to eat so much so early but we did, every day. All in all, brilliant.
Sue Gorman – May 2018
If you are looking for a beautiful setting with people who really care that you have a wonderful holiday, then look no further. The food is out of this world, with cherries and olives picked from the owner’s land. A beautiful rose garden, olive trees, with areas to sit and just relax. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff will ensure a relaxed and special holiday. The nearest town is short drive away and is typically Italian with great food, ice cream, the sea and people watching. Also lots to see if you drive slightly further afield. We absolutely loved it and can’t wait to return.
Mrs Parker – May 2018
Beautiful Masseria Le Torri, stylishly appointed in a stunning location. Breakfast excellent and the Puglian evening is wonderful. Be brave and visit the kitchen to chat to the cook, it’s well worthwhile!
Mrs Ronaldson – May 2018
We had a wonderful four days at Masseria Le Torri, set in rural Puglia but within easy reach of so many places of interest; Alberobello, Monopoli and Polignano – all well worth a visit. The Masseria has an interesting history and has been lovingly and beautifully restored. Delightful hosts only too ready to help enhance your holiday. A wonderful place to relax in peaceful countryside. The evening meal of local Puglian dishes was simply superb, not to be missed. An Italian treat.
Mr Woodhead – May 2018
Our choice of Italian properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.
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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.
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