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Historic Masseria with pool in Salento, Puglia.

Bedrooms 9
Separate WCs1
Space 8,072 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Luxury villa surrounded by beautiful gardens, suitable for large groups

With its tower dating from 1606, Masseria Torre Ruggeri is a wonderful example of a traditional farmhouse of Southern Italy. It is a 750 mq ca. historical building carefully restored respecting its original shapes and materials, and with all modern facilities included. The main body of the farmhouse and its annexes flow through various courtyards, olive groves and citrus garden.

With 9 bedrooms; 8 bathrooms; a 100mq kitchen; a 100mq living room; a 100mq lounge with Home theatre, billiard, card table, piano. In the garden there is a private swimming pool, a soccer ground, a table football.

The original agricultural activity of the farmhouse has been re-established with the production of organic olive oil, wheat, citrus and vegetables.


From November to March only one unit of the masseria is rented, which includes: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge.

Please contact us for further information.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carpignano Salentino in Province of Lecce

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8072 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The 16x4 m swimming pool (open May- October) is located across the large open courtyard of the main house. The full length pool has teak decking, changing area and outdoor shower. It overlooks the property’s barley fields with traditional trullo and an old cypress path, which was the property’s original entrance. Washing machine, board and iron in the laundry room for guest use.


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Historic Masseria with pool in Salento, Puglia.
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Back in December, I decided to host a family get together for 20 family members from Canada, Rome and Sardinia; in Puglia for a week and came across this property. Having never been to Puglia or knowing much about it and searching numerous properties...after several conversations with Margherita, I made the decision to book Masseria Torre Ruggeri and I was not disappointed!

The property is incredible, the place immaculate with tons of space for all to enjoy...including the beautiful pool, games and entertainment room. A courtyard with a covered porch where we gathered every evening to re-count the days' adventures and sip wine. Andrea and his wife Pamela who take care of the property were wonderful and extremely helpful with anything we required. The proximity to many beaches made for great exploring and the kitchen allowed us to cook and enjoy all the fresh fruits and vegetables which showed up every morning before we even awoke. The cleaning staff was there and did a great job behind the scenes and made our stay even better.

We used Gino, their Chef a couple of nights and he was excellent with his creative and flavorful meals! My family all loves to cook and have a restaurant in Canada and therefore wanted to cook on our suggestion for anyone booking is to forget worrying about it and book Gino for all the nights and be treated to some fabulous local dishes and don't stress...that was the unanimous decision amongst our group for the next time!

I could go on forever...however will end it by saying thank you to Margherita and her staff for making me look good by hosting this event at this Historic Masseria and would strongly recommend this property for someone looking to get that authentic Pugliese experience away from the hustle and bustle but within short drives to some incredible places!!!


Giac and Family

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

A unique experience! Comfortable and nicely decorated rooms, beautiful gardens all around, great swimming pool. Extremely efficient, cheerful and discreet staff, excellent food and drinks. We were twenty and enjoyed our stay immensely. Also lots of visits to be done in the vicinity.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply spectacular masseria!

  • 5 of 5

There are just so many wonderful things I have to say about Masseria Torre Ruggeri, I don't know where to start!! While browsing the internet for a vacation place in Puglia, I came accross this lovely property and, being a wedding planner, I first thought it would be the perfect location for a wedding. Fast forward a few weeks, I got engaged, and my now husband and I decided it was in fact the perfect location for our wedding! I got the chance to visit the masseria in the winter (on a site inspection for the wedding) and fell in love... my reaction when I got to see it again, in the late summer... well I was speechless. It was even better than the photos, even better than my dreams!!! The masseria has been beautifully restructured, all the rooms are lovely and have their own little special touches, and the common areas are perfect for large groups (we had 29 guests staying on site, as we rented the neighboring masseria Fondo Paolo as well). The kitchen is huge and completely modern, the courtyard is great, the portico stunning. The gardens and outdoor areas are perfectly maintained. The large pool and pool area were great as we had awesome weather and our guests enjoyed it very much!

Margherita was so very sweet and very quick to respond and send information and answer all my questions. We were originally debating between a mid September and an early October wedding, but she recommended mid September because of the weather and, having stayed in the area for some time after the wedding, I was glad we listened to her! The caretakers Andrea and Pamela could not have been better. They were always available and willing to help out however they could, always with a big smile on their faces. The day after the wedding, the helped prepare a delicious brunch with the best potatoes I have had ever! We also hired a cook to make two dinners for us. If you stay here, you must experience this. A lovely, fresh, real Italian meal made from scratch. Absolutely delicious.

And the wedding, well, it was wonderful... We could not have picked a more lovely place. Our guests are still talking about the week spent there... They are actually currently making a plan to return in 5 years! We are definitely in!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


I rented Masseria Ruggeri for a week and threw a birthday party there over a long weekend. There were 20 of us from all over the world and we had the best best time. First of all the Masseria is gorgeous, the photos don't do it justice and you can't imagine the space in front of the tower, we called it the piazza! The gardens are just stunning and everything is taken care of and maintained perferctly.

Margherethe could not have been more helpful when I was setting up the weekend and she was very thoughtful in every way. And when we got there we were greeted by the wonderful Pamela. She is a ray of sunshine and her and her husband Andrew took such great care of us during the stay. We arranged a celebration dinner one evening at the masseria and Gino the cook served up a five course magical menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. I could not have imagined a better stay for me and my guests and I will hopefully get a chance to return in the not too distant future. Everything about this place was a top experience and I highly recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Superb accomodation and the surroundings were outstanding, the Villa was more than we expected. Margherita the owner and all her staff were so welcoming and helpful.

The photos really do not do it justice, the place was so spacious and comfortable, our group of 19, 8 adults and 9 children all had a fantastic time exploring the grounds. So many different rooms and spaces to relax in.

The pool was amazing and clean and there were enough good-quality sun-loungers for us all to relax around the pool. The kitchen was very well equipped for large groups. However we arranged for Gino the fabulous cook to cater for our 7 evening meals. We were not disappointed! His food was amazing.

We would all love to return.

I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We spend one week in Torre Ruggeri in September 2013 with 6 couples and a number of small kids. The masseria and the environment were even more beautiful than we expected. It has a huge and beautiful garden, great pool and a very big kitchen and (outdoor) dining area which, for us, was the center of the house. Torre Ruggeri is close to many great beaches and nice towns. We really enjoyed Gino’s great cooking and the very good daily cleaning service. We definitely want to come back!

Note that if you book all rooms, one is a bit further from the house. Margherita warned us for that up front so for us it did not come as a surprise

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Carpignano, Martano
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Golf Acaja
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Torre S. Andrea
Car: necessary

Between Otranto and Lecce, Masseria La Torre is located at the heart of the “Greek Salento”, a cultural island with its own history and traditions. Because of its mild weather, its artistic heritage, and delicious food, this region, known especially for its sandy white beaches, is the perfect destination not only in the summer, but also for an autumn, winter or spring holiday.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £179.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £448.92

The price for the whole property includes:
- Electricity, air conditioning, gas, water
- Daily maid service (4 hours a day)

- Pool towels are provided

Discounts available for multiple week rentals.
- The Masseria can also be rented as a location for photo or film shoots. Please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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