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Fabulous Farmhouse, A Piece Of Italian Heaven With Large Pool



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Recently Renovated Spacious And Comfortable Masseria With Excellent Facilities

Masseria Cesarina is immersed in amongst olive groves and fruit orchards. Located near Bari and its historical centre, Ostuni and Alberobello in the heart of the Trulli’s.

The farmhouse has been recently renovated to a high standard, retaining its original rustic charm with all modern conveniences and furnished beautifully .

The property comprises of 6 en-suite bedrooms, bathrooms include spacious shower cubicles and bidets. All the bedrooms have A/C, king size beds & extra beds can be added on request The Masseria is all on one level and it has wide doorways for wheelchair access and one bathroom for disabled.

The open plan dining-room and fully functional kitchen (the former stables) is equipped with TV, WIFI Internet & DVD player. In the English style garden there is Pizza oven and in the courtyard there is a large BBQ, you can relax and unwind in comfort by the swimming pool. This property is ideally located to explore this wonderful region. We are English speaking and can offer our local knowledge of the language and the area. We live to the rear of the Masseria and are on site if needs be, we are very discreet. We can offer 3 & 4 night stays also reduced cost for smaller groups please ask for details.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

When my sister Julia decided to move to Italy I couldn’t resist the Italian dream myself. So in 2007 we moved lock, stock and barrel to live that dream. A complete change of life, from fantastic weather to marvellous fresh produce, living in a wonderful location.

Our mum was Pugliese, she moved to the UK in the late 50’s. So you see, we have enjoyed many a holiday visiting the the grandparents and relatives, swimming in the Adriatic and eating local pugliese delicacies. We are now living the dream.

Speaks English, Italian

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews



  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Masseria Cesarina. (8 adults and 5 children) The rooms are all very spacious, comfortable and well equipped and we loved the large kitchen/ living room, with all the utensils we could require and a very large family-sized table, as well as a comfortable seating area. The gated courtyard was perfect for our 5 young grandchildren, who played there happily and safely, and we all enjoyed the garden and the swimming pool. The house is in a peaceful part of the countryside, surrounded by orchards and olive groves, but the nearest town is within easy reach.

Lots to see and do in the area and Alex was extremely helpful and thoughtful, giving us useful advice on sights, local restaurants and shops.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect property with excellent owner

  • 5 of 5

Alex and Julia have done an amazing job renovating this property, every detail is thought of and the house is both beautiful and homely. All the rooms are spacious and comfortable with en-suites, the kitchen and living space are ideal for family and group entertainment. The outdoor space is well designed, with a big pool and sun lounge area, covered eating area and courtyard and grassed areas. Somewhere for all 3 generations of our family to take themselves off to and relax. Location is great for exploring the area, though you will need a car. Alex and Julia were available when required and assisted us with bookings etc for local restaurants/attractions. Highly recommend this idyllic property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

After purchasing our first villa, which was always a stepping stone due to its small size. We came across this working masseria for sale and fell in love with it. The location was perfect, private yet close to all amenities. In between two major airports of Bari and Brindisi. Many great restaurants nearby and lots of places to visit. We completely renovated the property, stripping it right back and totally refurbishing and tastefully decorating it. Each bedroom has air-con and its own en-suite with large shower cubicles, one bathroom being for disabled access. The old stables became the kitchen-diner. A perfect place for eating breakfast and lots of space for cooking and dining with its long marble island.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bari / Brindisi at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sicarico / Castellana Grotte at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bari at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castellana Grotte at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : SS16 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Piatto Fumante at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Monopoli at 12 Kilometres Car: recommended

Castellana Grotte is world famous for its caves. The spectacular network of caves with Stalagmites and Stalatites have been carved out by underground streams over many centuries, but were only first explored in 1938. Castellana Grotte is also a lively little country town with may excellent shops and restaurants.

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello is the next town along and is famous for the Trulli that are unique to Puglia and can be seen dotted around the countryside. There are a number of noted towns in the region all worth visiting for their beautiful historic centres and these include Locorotondo. Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ostuni, Monopoli and its beaches and also Polignano a Mare.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season 1
31 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
6 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

final clean £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

A non refundable deposit of 30% is required to confirm your booking balance payable 12 weeks prior to holiday along with refundable damage deposit of £400 Changeover day is flexible check in 5pm check out 10am We can offer short stays at a reduced cost & for small groups.
Additional charges Electric excessive usage will incur an extra cost fair usage policy & Gas for heating will incur extra cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Masseria Cesarina is a hidden gem, a perfect place to enjoy a private holiday not too far away from touristic adventures. With Alex and Julia discretely living in their villa close to the masseria, on hand for any advice if needed. There are various al fresco dining areas and a large enclosed courtyard with large wooden tables and chairs with BBQ and outside Pizza Oven. The beautiful swimming pool is an absolute necessity in the Puglian sun. This property makes for that perfect getaway, a piece of Puglian paradise.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 350 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, 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, For the disabled
  • Ensuite bathrooms all with large shower cubicle


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, can be made into 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Access to garden
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, can be made into 2 single beds and access to garden
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, can be made into 2 single beds and access to garden
  • All bedrooms with A/C and T/V


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Quoted Weekly Rate includes – Wi-Fi; Use of Pool (Mid May to September 30) Bed Linen, Towels & Beach Towels. Welcome Pack. EXTRA SERVICES: if you are traveling with young babies we can order in nappies, food and milk in advance of your stay. Organized tours local wine making Catina can be arranged Cooking lessons can also be arranged. We can offer 3 & 4 night stays also reduced cost for smaller groups please ask for details.

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