Masseria Magica is a beautifully restored seventeenth century 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,the Masseria Magica is the perfect combination of opulent elegance and rustic wilderness.
The fully staffed luxury farmhouse could not be more conveniently situated,six kilometers from the historic town of Monopoli, just a short drive from Bari and Brindisi, both of which are serviced by international airports. On the grounds there is a seventeenth century chapel, spectacular gardens, hammam and swimming pools.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.
The eight bedroom sleep sixteen in complete comfort, all with luxury ensuite bathrooms. Stately vaulted ceilings and expansive sea views combine with Alexander Waterworth interiors to stunning effect.Eight private sanctuaries, each with a unique legacy, all full of rustic elegance and warmth. The ninth bedroom is in the restored airstream which provides a cosy hideaway with all the amenities you could need.The master double bedroom comes equipped with a projector and sound system to enjoy a movie curled up under the duvet and has an en suite wet room shower and toilet.There is also a galley kitchen and an eating area here.
The 30 hectare (75 acre) Petrarolo estate encapsulates the diversity and richness of the Apulian countryside. Within its boundaries you will find ancient protected olive groves, productive working farmland, wooded areas, wild grass meadows, and valleys formed by the riverbeds of a former age.
A walk, run, or adventurous cycle along the property’s meandering pathways is the way to see it all, or to scope out the perfect spot for an afternoon of inspired contemplation or creativity. The beauty of the region lends itself to artistic representation. Dining al fresco is another way to immerse yourself in the estate. A picnic or dinner under the stars can be arranged with a day’s notice.The house is fully staffed and services include morning maid service, evening turn-down service at 20.00,a chef to cook two meals per day and a concierge.