Masseria di Spongano is very well located in the middle of Santa Maria di Leuca and Otranto, at only 10 km to the sea to Castro and Santa Cesarea which have charming centre towns facing on the sea, with restaurants and assorted bars and shops. It is close also to a shopping centre on the main road at 1 km.
Masseria di Spongano is in an excellent position for exploring all Salento. It's just 30 minutes drive from the white fortress city of Otranto on the Adriatic coast, and 40 min from Lecce, famous to be "the capital of Baroque style. The closest town is Maglie, just 6 km up the road, that is a jewel of Baroque, famous locally for its alive center town and all the fashionable activity that goes with that. The Ionian coast is not far with the stunning town of Gallipoli just 40 minutes drive away.
The access to the property is through a paved road that runs in a vary fascinating landscape with olive trees, Mediterranean plants and dry stone walls. Originally the Masseria was a part of a hunting lodge owned by a local patrician family. Now all the property spreads on 7 hectares land full of olive trees and fruit trees. The beautiful ancient Masseria dates back to the eighteenth century and is hidden in the local vegetation; the house was recently the set of an Italian film that won an award at the Venice Film Festival. In the garden a long in stone patio is surrounded by a vast array of flowering plants and lemon, orange and fruit trees, roses. The patio leads to the big pool (16 m x 8 m), set in a very charming scenario, with a manicured lawn and a white patio on a side. At 20 meter to the pool there is a private tennis court.
Masseria di Spongano provides totally private accommodation for up to 12 people in 6 double rooms, 5 in the main house and 1 in an annex in the garden with independent access and en-suite bathroom.
The villa spreads on one level. On the top of the roof there is a panoramic solarium with an amazing view. Guest accommodation, which was recently refurbished, is all on the ground floor. The villa has many direct accesses on the garden from four bedrooms, the living rooms and kitchen, so each accommodation and gardens enjoy complete privacy from the rest of the property. The style of the furnishings is sought and is a mix of ethnic and local style, creating a familiar atmosphere and spreading a very pleasant mood.
Masseria di Spongano has a large living room with an open kitchen, the living room is next to a long patio with barbecue.
The sleeping area of the house is structured with six bedrooms, all bright and elegantly decorated with ethnic and traditional elements, each with air conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower; five are in the main building, one of them only has access from the garden. The bedrooms are 2 double and 4 that can be set as twin or double.
Two terraces elegantly furnished, one on the front and the other behind, with their canopies are perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests.
Distances: S. Maria di Leuca 30 km, Otranto 30 km, Gallipoli 40 km, Lecce 45 km, Brindisi Airport 90 km, Bari Airport 210 km, Station 3 km, Beaches 10 km.TripAdvisor property ID 3550068...Read more
Left on 04/24/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Alcides FernandesReviewed Apr 24, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
It is my pleasure to write a review about our recent stay at the Villa Le Colline in Impruneta, Italy. This beautiful historic villa is strategically located near Florence and many smaller, quaint Italian cities in its vicinity. The Villa's owner is extraordinarily polite, helpful, and attentive to her guests' needs and went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. She also made excellent recommendations for cultural points of interest and visits. The villa is absolutely beautiful, the interior rooms nicely appointed with beautiful antiques and very functional. Her staff was amazing and very helpful, and very, very polite. The owner also arranged for a real Tuscan chef-catered dinner which was superbly cooked and served by an adorable chef and her husband. We are so thankful to the owners and the staff for making this a wonderful, unforgettable experience. It was perfect in every way!
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