Masseria Specchia

Puglia, Italy

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The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
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Whilst Puglia might be having a bit of a moment, Salento still remains largely off the visitor radar, despite hosting some of the best beaches in the whole of Italy. We were drawn to the far south by its special combination of fine sand, turquoise water and richly historic towns, and the discovery of Masseria Specchia soon convinced us that our instincts were spot on.

This is a firmly traditional area, where agriculture is easily as important as tourism, and which makes properties like this one even more of a special find. The masseria is blissfully tranquil, nestled beneath a huge Puglian sky where the views and space feel endless. It’s an oasis of low-key, perfectly tuned luxury, with masses of room to spread out and relax or gather together over a glass of fine Puglian wine. There are four, large, en-suite bedrooms offering hotel-style comfort, plus a very large living space and kitchen. The grounds are vast, encircled by a traditional dry-stone wall and dotted with Mediterranean trees and bushes. Here you’ll also find a shady dining pergola, barbecue area, your private swimming pool for long lazy days and lots of space for younger ones to play.

The wider Salento area beckons from the doorstep, with beaches within a five-minute drive and lovely Lecce just five kilometres away. This elegant Baroque town is the cultural hub of the region, with an architectural heritage spanning two and a half millennia. If you know your cupolas from your colonnades then this is holiday heaven, and for those who prefer to simply wander and wonder, Lecce invites you to explore, eat and experience this most atmospheric of cities with all of your senses. And for insider tips, who better to help than the owners of the masseria who live unobtrusively behind the house and are happy to suggest local excursions and days out if desired.

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Accommodation

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 8)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan dining/kitchen/living room; opens out to garden
  • Kitchen includes full hob, oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee-maker; opens out to garden
  • WC
  • Living area includes Smart TV
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom (190cm) with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - Twin bedroom ( 2 x 90cm beds that can be converted to double on request) with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - Twin bedroom ( 2 x 90cm beds that can be converted to double on request) with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 - Twin bedroom ( 2 x 90cm beds that can be converted to double on request) with en-suite shower room and open plan living area with double sofa bed and kitchenette. Accessed by separate entrance to rest of property.

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Washing machine 
  • Large garden with lawn and Mediterranean shrubs and vegetable garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor dining area with shade
  • Outdoor football table
  • Private chlorine swimming pool 8m x 5m (depth 1.30m – 1.30m), pool heating available May - October
  • Covered parking area with rechargeable car port on-site
  • Cleaning 3 times a week
  • Twice weekly linen change
  • A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa owner during your stay.
  • Our Covid-19 pledge means your holiday is fully protected. However, there may be special conditions surrounding flexible booking at this property. For further details, please visit: /covid-pledge-flexible-booking.

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary cot and highchair available
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747

WiFi

  • 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.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4:00 - 8:00pm
  • Check out time – 10:00am

Location

  • Beach (Lido Mancarelle) 10min drive
  • Beach (San Cataldo/Le Cesine) 15min drive
  • Restaurant/taverna (San Cataldo/Lecce) 15min drive
  • Basic shops/supermarket (San Cataldo/Lecce) 15min drive
  • Boat hire (San Foca) 15min drive
  • Bike hire (Lecca) 15min drive
  • Airports (Brindisi/Bari) 45min drive/2hours drive

Flights

This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.


Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Italy; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

When you book your car with us, we'll also make sure the paperwork is done in advance, leaving you free to simply check and sign for the vehicle when you arrive. For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

 

 

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.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    4.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas, and Partner Hotels to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.


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Read more on our Puglia region page


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