This Luxury family farmhouse is a beautifully restored 1689 fortified farmhouse in the heart of Puglia. Its secure courtyard and noble towers denote the region’s battle strewn history, but where once stood a stronghold against marauding Barbary pirates now stands an elegant family hideaway, teeming with narrative, begging to be explored.
A luxury eight-bedroom villa with three kitchens, large living and dining areas, a wine room, orangery, hammam, two pools and endless gardens, situated amidst 30 hectares of picturesque farmland – villa is the perfect combination of opulent elegance and rustic wilderness.
Our fully staffed luxury farmhouse could not be more conveniently situated, 6km from the historic town of Monopoli, just a short drive from Bari and Brindisi, both of which are serviced by international airports.
Farmhouse’s once strategic vantage point offers sweeping views of protected ancient olive groves and the captivating Adriatic Sea. Nestled amidst 30 hectares of productive organic farmland, the Petrarolo estate yields delicious fresh produce for guests daily, and is a wonderland of exploration for budding botanists.
The beach is just 6km away – an adventurous walk or a leisurely drive – but why leave, when there is so much to experience at luxury family farmhouse in Puglia? The 17th century chapel, spectacular gardens, hammam and pools are bound to occupy your attention for days on end.
The poolhouse consists of two interconnecting rooms with wonderful uninterrupted views, covered terrace and outdoor kitchen, dining and lounging area.
Beyond the pool you will find the kids play area on the upper field including an excellent vantage point from atop the giant turtle.
This lovely house was a working farmhouse until the day this exciting restoration began. The ground floor rooms and what is now the Pool House were used for agricultural purposes, while the prior owners occupied the first floor rooms only. Farmhouse’s patrons saw the potential in this listed building, originally accessed via drawbridge, and enlisted the help of local craftsmen and international experts to turn it into something truly spectacular. Their sensitivity to the buildings unique legacy is evident in the features that have been maintained, such as the characterful cattle troughs in the drawing room, and the traditional chianche stonework throughout the estate.
The journey from functioning farmhouse to luxury retreat was a celebration of local craftsmanship and building techniques. Experienced local architects Simone and Musa, London-based Tully Filmer and renowned interior designers Alexander Waterworth led the restoration, working together seamlessly to create a sanctuary of Old World charm. Alexander Waterworth’s attention to detail and signature style lend an air of modern refinement to the interiors, while the history of the site lives on in the Masseria’s stunning vaulted ceilings and 17th century chapel.
Whether the moment calls for a banquet en famille, or a stolen afternoon of quiet time for two, there are shared spaces at this luxury farmhouse to suit every need.
The grand Trajan Dining Hall sits 20 for dinner and is a spectacular setting for celebratory feasts. The wooden beams and arrow slit windows lend a majestic air to this rustic, stately space. The light and airy first floor Family Kitchen is a charming place for casual dining. We are also blessed with many stunning places to dine al fresco. Please see Dining for more information.
In meditative moments the cool air of the 17th century chapel provides refreshing respite from the Puglia heat. As does formhouse’s well-stocked library, a source of hours of entertainment for a curious mind. The Dante Drawing Room has vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, inviting sofas and views of the Agrumeto Citrus Grove, making it the perfect place for an afternoon of comfort and contemplation. Our state-of-the-art sound system and projector can be set up in the Drawing Room, or in the Garden for a starlit cinema experience.
Luxury family farmhouse in Puglia has 8 double bedrooms
8 bedrooms sleep 16 in complete comfort. All have luxury ensuite bathrooms. The farmhous’s heritage and expansive sea views blend with Alexander Waterworth’s interiors to stunning effect. The result? Eight private sanctuaries, each with a unique legacy full of rustic elegance and warmth.
As majestic as its namesake the Gargano peninsula, this ground floor king size/double/twin has an open fireplace, its own private terrace above the Kitchen Garden, and is joined to the Valentino suite via a discrete interconnecting door. The Gargano ensuite has twin basins, a hot tub and an outdoor shower.
As romantic as Rudolph Valentino, this king size master suite has a roll-top bath, walk-in shower, and secret private entrance to the Hammam. Its private terrace leads to the Kitchen Garden. The Valentino is connected to the Gargano suite via a discrete interconnecting door.
The Melograno suite encapsulates the richness of farmahouse’s historic legacy. The enormous sunken bathtub, under its grandiose vaulted ceiling, is the epitome of bold luxury – yet centuries ago this was a chicken coup. High ceilings and french doors opening on to the Breakfast Terrace, with its expansive sea view, flood this beautiful king size/double/twin with light.
The Giordano suite’s open fireplace and chianci stone floors lend it an air of dignified charm. This peaceful double opens directly onto the Breakfast Terrace. Its spectacular views of the olive groves and the sea beyond make this the perfect spot for dreamy afternoons of sun-drenched reflection.
With six sea-facing rooms this farmhouse is not short of stunning views, but the Cappella exceeds them all. Located above the chapel, the Cappella’s roll-top bath sits behind a devastating bay window overlooking the ancient olive groves and the sea. The vaulted ceiling and fireplace will transport you to another era. This king size suite also has a private terrace, a walk-in shower and direct access to the family kitchen and library.
The Agrumeto takes its name from the heady aroma of the Agrumeto Citrus Grove, over which its balcony and outdoor bathtub sit, claiming the last of the afternoon sun. This handsome first floor queen size suite has a rustic fireplace, a bright and spacious ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, and direct access to the Family Kitchen and Library.
The Lapazaya is one of the Pool House’s two interconnecting rooms. It is a master suite named after a mastermind, Giorgio Lapazaya, with stunning sea views, direct access the Pool Terrace and children’s play area, and its own outdoor shower in a secluded secret garden. This warm, elegant suite has an inviting lounge with an open fireplace, and a spacious ensuite with a walk-in shower and freestanding tub.
Lampascioni, hyacinth bulbs, are a local delicacy with aphrodisiac properties, the potency of which was noted by both Pliny the Elder and Ovid. Aptly named, this second Pool House suite will make your heart soar. The king size/twin Lampascioni has a walk-in shower, beautiful shaded terrace, sweeping sea views and direct access to the Pool Terrace and La Tartaruga, the children’s play area.
Each of these 8 double bedrooms have something wonderful to be savoured.