Amongst centuries old olive groves, located just a short, 15 minute bike ride from the Adriatic sea, discover the historic 16th century farmhouse of Masseria Torre Coccaro. Chic whitewashed rooms with private pools and the laid-back ambience will have you emersed in the Puglian lifestyle.
This family run hotel is full of luxury touches in light and airy rooms that have been sensitively adapted to retain the it’s original features. Stone walls and arched ceilings create cave-like spaces in the hotel’s 36 rooms and suites, complimented by the warm hues of the paintwork to give rustic charm. Private pools are surrounded by the rooms own day beds and sun loungers so you can relax exclusively.
Many of the resort’s activities and events revolve around eating and drinking and the hotel’s two private beach clubs, offers the best in Puglian hospitality and cuisine. Delightfully laid-back, it works for both families and couples. Children can be swept off to activities including pizza-making classes, whilst you can enjoy a packed programme of activities ranging from private rooftop yoga lessons to horse riding before sitting down on a stunning terrace to enjoy regional staples under the pergola of jasmines. Handmade orechiette pasta with fresh sugo is a recommended choice, served on summer evenings at the masseria’s main Egnathia restaurant. Without question, the kitchen uses the freshest fruit and herbs grown in the gardens whilst meat and seafood is sourced from small local suppliers in the area.
Every morning, guests can indulge in a poolside breakfast spread of fruit and homemade cakes at Cabana, the pool restaurant & Grill. Come the afternoon, enjoy summer cocktails while you relax on loungers and dine directly on the sunbed.
If you’re looking for a fresh seafood feast, explore the hotels private beach clubs Coccaro & Le Palme. Dine on a wonderful terrace looking out over the sand dunes to the sea beyond.
Underground caves once used as olive mills have been transformed into the Aveda spa with indoor pool, Turkish bath and treatment rooms which use natural products from the estate.
While the masseria has plenty of style, it’s not really designed
for quiet, romantic getaways - its warm, homely vibe is best suited to family breaks.
Pricing: From £199 per night