A Former Oil Mill Reborn as a Sculptural B&B

Masseria Dagilupi, Ostuni, Puglia, Italy
Masseria Dagilupi, Ostuni, Italy |
  • B&B
  • Units 3
  • from € 150 nt
Curves and arches, nooks and alcoves

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.

Description

This vacation home rental in Italy has three separate suites:

Deluxe Room Limoni was once the entrance to the cave that housed the oil mill. Today it’s a lovely space with a vaulted ceiling, overlooking the courtyard and an aromatic lemon tree.

Garden Suite Ulivo once housed a hatch into the mill, and the adjacent stables have been turned into a large open shower, bathroom and dressing room. It has a private terrace shaded by an olive tree.

Terrace Suite Ostuni on the first floor was a living room and store room in bygone days, and it retains the original niches for storing oil. It has a large terrace that overlooks the olive groves and Ostuni foothills, and a bathroom looking out over the Adriatic sea.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Each suite has an Italian shower, and the Terrace Suite Ostuni has a bathtub. Other amenities in each room include: air conditioning, heated flooring, electronic safe, mini-fridge, kettle, espresso machine, Bluetooth reader, wifi, towel dryer, hairdyer, welcome products from Grown Alchemist, linens by Bed Linen Society, beach towels, bathrobes and slippers.

There is a full program of yoga, massage, meditation and healing that can be booked in advance – please ask for further details.

AROUND

There is much to see in Puglia, the elegant heel in Italy’s boot. As the region has a long coastline, there are many beaches to explore, both sandy and rocky. Start with Torre Guaceto. And don’t miss the Grotte di Castellana, an extensive karst cave system, that is one of Puglia’s most popular attractions.

Located between the Itria Valley and High Salento, the white city of Ostuni is the ideal location for exploring the inland white towns and the ports of the Adriatic and Ionian coasts. Described by Lonely Planet as “a pearly white tiara”, Ostuni extends across three hills, with a cathedral centrepiece, and boasts a great selection of bars and restaurants. A little further away, Basilicata and Matera (European capital of culture for 2019) offer a drier landscape as well as wide sandy beaches.

LOCATION

Ostuni, Puglia, Italy. Nearest airport: Brindisi – Aeroporto del Salento 25 mins (36km), Bari Palese – Carol Wojtyla 1 hour (102km).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Fall

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Masseria Dagilupi

from 150 to 270 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses3 bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 6 guests in total (2 per suite)
Restaurant / self cateringBreakfast is provided. Rooms have mini fridges, kettles and espresso machines. Food purchased outside may be eaten in rooms and in private terraces.
KitchenNo private kitchen
Bed TypeKings
Kid FriendlyChildren aged 14 and over are welcome.
Pet FriendlyNo pets
InternetWifi
PoolNo pool
ViewOlive groves and the city of Ostuni in one direction, the Adriatic in the other
RatesRates are from €150-270, depending on season and room. See below.
Minimum Stay1 night
Notes

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 11am

Reservation becomes effective once the payment of 30% deposit of the total amount has been made.

Cancellation 30 days before arrival: 50% refund.
Cancellation from 30th day before arrival or arrival: non-refundable.

Towels are changed each day. Linen change and room cleaning are provided if rooms are left by 11am. Bed sheets are changed every four days, for an extra change of €20.

There is an extra tourist tax of €1 per person, per day, not included in room price.

 

Rate Table

Entire villa available for €2500 per day and includes all three suites with breakfast 

Seasonal Dates 2020 Deluxe Room Garden Suite Terrace Suite
Jan 6 - Mar 26 & Nov - Dec 20 €150 €170 €200
Mar 27 - May & Oct (2 night min) €185 €220 €250
July - Sept & Festivity/Bank Holidays €210 €245 €270

 

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