Palazzo Leccese - Masseria Mosca
Apulia Calabria and Basilicata - Muro Leccese
Palazzo Leccese – Masseria Mosca - Muro Leccese – Apulia
5 Bedrooms – Pool
Gorgeous Salento farmhouse in the heart of a pretty village, ideal for a large group wanting plenty of space plus a designer swimming pool.
Location and Surrounding Area. Masseria Mosca is situated in the heart of the pretty village of Muro Leccese near Otranto in the south of the Salento. In addition to the stunning natural beauty, the area is significant for its local archaeological finds. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the village, all within easy walking distance of the villa.
The turquoise waters in the sheltered cove at Porto Badisco make for safe swimming and excellent snorkelling. According to Virgil, Porto Badisco was the site of Aeneas’s first landing in Italy after his escape from Troy but some historians dispute the fact and suggest the Roman harbour of Castro instead. Castro is a gorgeous coastal fishing village with the historical centre up on the hill and the lively marina below. The nearby coastline is studded with pretty caves, perhaps the most famous being the spectacular Grotta Zinzulusa limestone caves.
The city of Otranto is offers all the splendours of an original Greek settlement. The city's story is perhaps best told in the cathedral with its large-scale mosaics dating back to the 12th century and the bones of the 813 martyrs displayed behind the altar. The city is set on the spectacular Adriatic coastline and also offers gorgeous, sandy beaches and lively beach clubs.
Beautiful baroque Lecce has to be seen to be believed. It's the perfect destination for wandering around the little lanes and admiring the distinctive 17th century architecture. It has a delightful historical centre and an excavated Roman amphitheatre.
Masseria Mosca is 16 km from Otranto, 1 km from Maglie, 16 km from Castro and 35 km from Santa Maria di Leuca, which is right on the southernmost tip of Puglia. It is 35 km from Gallipoli, the last outpost of Magna Grecia and 40 km from Ugento. The stunning, baroque capital of Lecce is 35 km away and if you enjoy a round of golf, there is an 18-hole Golf Club only 37 km away in Acaya. The nearest international airport is Brindisi (85 km) and the larger Bari International Airport is 200 km away.
The Property. Masseria Mosca was lovingly restored to its former glory by the architect Federico Pace. The property dates back to the 16th century and the interior décor is stylishly sleek, bohemian-chic. It offers luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests in five spacious bedrooms. There is also a flexible option of adding six extra guests in two additional twin rooms and an extra attic apartment with two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on request.
On the first floor, Masseria Mosca has a spacious, two-bedroom suite (one double and one triple), another double bedroom and two bathrooms. There is also a large sitting room with a fireplace on the first floor. The other two bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the ground floor.
The enormous kitchen and living areas are on the ground floor and have glorious vaulted ceilings and plenty of space for entertaining. The views across the idyllic gardens and swimming pool are marvellous.
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- 3 Double bedrooms
- 2 Triple bedrooms
- (option of 2 extra twin rooms and/or a 2 bedroom apartment with 2 en suite bathrooms)
- 4 Bathrooms
- Living/dining/entertaining area
- Outside dining area with seating for 20 guests
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Baby equipment
- Outdoor dining area
- Swimming pool (20m x 2m, depth between 1m and 2m)
- Furnished poolside deck
- Wheelchair access
- Private parking
- Services on request: housekeeping (10€/hour), chef service, grocery shopping, transfers, guided tours, boat rentals and tours