Masseria Palmeto

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Wow Factor
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Masseria Palmento is a traditional, rustic style farmhouse set within tranquil and secluded grounds, which has been renovated to an impeccable standard, in the heart of Italy’s “heel,” Puglia.

This elegant, detached home epitomises grace and style, sympathetically restored to retain much of the original spirit of the building including the local stone and architectural traditions, while offering unobtrusive contemporary comfort.

The gardens at Masseria Palmeto are sublime; from the beautiful veranda leading onto a traditional stone courtyard with cacti and fragrant plants to the immaculately maintained lawns, framed by an original stone wall to the glistening pool and surrounding terrace with day-beds, parasols and chic pergola.

Tropical plants, swaying poplars and tall palms, as well as banana trees and bright flowers,  make this place a tranquil, vibrant idyll, away from the bustle of the crowds: somewhere the family or group can escape.

Guests will enjoy reclining with a good book by the pool, enjoying the unadulterated peace, or during the evening with the pool lights illuminating this romantic spot, the group will enjoy local wines and delicacies. This space epitomises stylish Italian al fresco living; the billowing curtains and secluded tranquillity offer a timeless, tropical, fragrant oasis.

Indoor and outdoor living fuse seamlessly, the ancient arched, cloistered wall gives way to the dining space, with exposed stone walls, stunning wicker accessories and lighting, and solid timber furniture; guests will enjoy the drop in pace in this home which is full of original charm.

The interiors are simple yet effective; a neutral white-washed palette is punctuated with accents of colour, bight rugs and characterful artwork. Artfully decorated, the use of marble, stone and timber gives this home abundant character, while it remains airy and unfussy.

Masseria Palmento accommodates eight guests across four bedrooms. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, two of which offer direct access to the gardens, and the first floor offers a fourth bedroom which has independent access via an external staircase, boasting a private terrace with beautiful views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The bedrooms are merely finished, yet full of charming quirks, from the brilliant writing desk to wicker armchair and classical art, these are therapeutic, calm spaces where guests can relax.

The charming Trullo (first cone-roofed building characteristic of the area) adds to the original charm of this home, while the array of outdoor dining spaces, whether it be a romantic nook for two under the stars or a large group poolside lunch, are endless.

Masseria Palmeto effectively combines style and simplicity, to epitomise the ultimate laid-back Italian holiday full of references to history and cultural heritage, within the privacy of ample secluded grounds.

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What you should know…

  • The rural location means a vehicle is necessary, while local amenities are a short drive away.
  • Smaller children will need to be monitored by the pool area; the gardens are nonetheless a child’s paradise with so much to discover
  • The fourth bedroom is accessed by an external staircase
  • The living area and all bedrooms benefit from air-conditioning

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Heating

Farmhouse Interior

Ground Floor

- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Living & dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen (hob, oven, grill, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker)
- Access to the patio & pool area

First Floor

- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Access from the outside
- Terrace with pergola

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Large patio & garden area
- Outside sitting & dining area
- Covered terrace
- BBQ area
- Private parking


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (in living/dining room and bedrooms only)
- TV
- Fireplace
- Washing machine
- Hairdryer
- Tennis table


About the surrounding area of Masseria Palmeto
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Masseria Palmeto is nestled between Castrignato dei Greci and Martano, in the Salento region. The Salento area is known as being an unspoilt slice of Italy, which is not dominated by tourist crowds.

Known for its wild beaches, tempting food fished from nearby waters, the Salento peninsula is on the southernmost part of Italy’s heel.

Salento is home to some of Italy’s loveliest towns and cities: the sea-front fortified hidden gems of Gallipoli and Otrano and the beautiful baroque sophistication of Lecce to name a few.

Masseria Palmento is just a few moments from Martano, which is where guests will find local amenities such as grocery shops, cafes and bakery. In summer this traditional town comes to life with events, local festivals and open-air theatre. An array of fabulous beaches can be found just a few kilometres away.

Puglia, a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot” is known for its distinctive white-washed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.

The capital Bari is a vibrant port and university town, whilst Lecce is the ‘Florence of the south’ - known for its baroque architecture and “Trulli” - stone huts with cone-shaped roofs that were originally homes; today they can be visited in their preserved form, and provide something of a fairy tale-esque experience for younger members of the group!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Salento Airport

(76 km)

Nearest Airport Bari International Airport

(220 km)

Nearest Village Martano

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Lecce

(25 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Stone Beach

(25 km)


There’s a reason Puglia is the region of the moment, or rather several: the excellent food, exuberant architecture dotted in the South, the breathtaking coastline and heaps more. Puglia is much bigger than you might first expect, but you’ll get both a wonderful and varied Italian experience here.Use our travel guide as a nifty sidekick (think of us like the Robin to your Batman) to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime. And don’t forget we’ve got a selection of villas in Puglia that will add that extra special touch to your trip.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Masseria Palmeto is ideal for families with children of all ages; the gardens and outdoor spaces, in particular, offer a safe, yet intriguing space to roam and explore.

Guests have the option to add a single bed or a cot. The bedrooms are cool and calm, and thus ideal for siestas, while the pool will offer hours of splashy fun.

Children will enjoy the novelty of all the outdoor dining options.

Southern Italians are very family-minded, and highchairs and children’s cutlery will be provided in most restaurants, while the piazzas in the evening are full of youngsters roaming and playing together while their parents watch on from courtyard al fresco restaurants.

On the southernmost “stiletto” point of the heel Pescoluse is nestled - known as the Maldives of Italy. The wild pine tree backed Baia Dei Tuchi is another favourite spot for children. Hiring parasols and sun loungers are simple, and the beachside cafes offer beautiful fresh, pressed juices and gelato.

For slightly older children, there is ample opportunity for water sports, boat trips and diving. A particularly attractive spot would be the Grotta della Poesia, for those seeking an adrenaline thrill by rock jumping into the turquoise sea pool from the natural bridge.

For days out, just a short trip from Bari, families can take advantage of the zoo safari, Fasanolandia. Children will be thrilled to be so close to big cats roaming free, with giraffes bending down to peer into the car windows and monkeys jumping on the bonnet.

For scuba diving and snorkelling, there are multiple water sports centres, including Scuba Diving di Levanto Stefano and Orca Diving. Underwater exploration is so accessible in the calm, warm seas of southern Italy.

Alberello is an enchanting day trip for children to discover the local culture, namely the curious cone-shaped houses named Trulli, particular to the region. Children will be fascinated by these fairytale-like homes, like something out of Snow White, and the myriad of souvenir shops will also prove fruitful.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Housekeeper

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €800 payable upon arrival
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets fiendly upon request
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 5 nights during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 20th 2024 £1,890 £2,646
Apr 20th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £2,430 £3,401
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,779 £5,291
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 - £6,802
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - £7,936
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £3,779 £5,291
Sep 29th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 £1,890 £2,646

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 20th 2024 €2,070 €2,898
Apr 20th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €2,661 €3,725
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,139 €5,795
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 - €7,450
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - €8,692
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €4,139 €5,795
Sep 29th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 €2,070 €2,898

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 20th 2024 $2,235 $3,128
Apr 20th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $2,873 $4,022
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,469 $6,256
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 - $8,043
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - $9,384
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $4,469 $6,256
Sep 29th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 $2,235 $3,128

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Perfect

    on 11/08/2022

    Perfect, beautiful house, very nice family owners.

  • Amazing place

    on 06/06/2022

    Our family had an amazing time at this villa. The family who owns this amazing place were incredibly helpful with any questions we had whilst we were there. We were greeted in person and on our departure. The standards throughout the villa are very high and the gardens were vast which was great for our kids to run around in. The pool and outdoor covered dining area are the main features and we’re the perfect setup spend most of our time. Our 7 and 3 year old children thoroughly enjoyed the pool as it was plentiful in size and a great, yet safe depth. The bedrooms were all very comfortable with AC if required. The location is quiet and only a 5 min drive to either Martano or Castrignano De’Greci. Both offered a small selection of lovely restaurants. The beaches (Torre Dell’Orso or Otranto) and Lecce were both only a 25 min drive. We highly recommend this villa which comfortably slept 7 of us and we would love to visit again.

  • Excellent stay!

    on 29/06/2019

    Wonderful villa, great location, very friendly owner

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