Masserias, ancient fortified farmhouses surrounded in olive groves, represent the very soul of Puglia. This particular masseria was discovered in 2018 by a French couple, Danielle and Jean-Louis, who found themselves drawn irresistibly to the food and culture of the southern Italian region.
A former oil mill, parts of which date back as far as 1600, Masseria Dagilupi is in a great location — just to the east of the famous white city of Ostuni, and just to the west of the Adriatic.
Today, it’s a B&B, made up of three generously-sized suites. The restoration process has been respectful of the simple beauty and history of the structure. The lime walls of the interior and exterior are whitewashed in traditional style, and interiors feature elegant arched ceilings and recessed nooks.
Each suite has a unique design, with beds built into their spaces, the headboard of one forming the curved bannister up to the doorway, another creating a floor-to-ceiling partition. We particularly like the freestanding tin bath in the Terrace Suite Ostuni, which offers views across the 400 trees of the olive groves to the Adriatic beyond.
This is a charming vacation home rental in Italy, with rooms that can be rented individually or together, sleeping up to six guests in total.