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Masseria Helios

(x 4 people)

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | West of Lecce, Puglia

Independent villa | Private pool | Hot tub | Air conditioning | Maid included |


In the Middle Ages the Puglian coast was beset by pillaging Saracens. Isolated farms were particularly vulnerable and so the masseria evolved, a fortified farmhouse with rooftop lookouts and thick walls enclosing a garden-like courtyard. The Masseria Helios combines the best of Pugliese tradition with all the benefits of clever modern design. The thick honey-toned limestone walls, peaked chimneys and interior courtyards are complemented by bright interior spaces filled with colourful contemporary furniture and a sprinkling of antiques. Fully air-conditioned, the rooms open onto terraces with retractable awnings that in turn lead to a large and impeccably maintained garden planted with herbs and roses, pistachio, myrtle and almond trees. A rooftop terrace with 360-degree views, a lovely swimming pool with submerged benches and a hot tub are among the many features that make Masseria Helios an ideal holiday retreat.

Clients reviews

What a wonderful place to escape to. The kids loved the pool. We loved the gardens and the peace and quiet. Many thanks to your restaurant and beach tips made our stay so much restful.

Jackie Heal
(United Kingdom)

Thank you so much for opening your home and giving us a glimpse of life in Mandoria. We loved the oasis you have created, it is just superb. Thank you too for the recommendations for restaurants and beaches and especially for introducing us to the wonderful folks at "Tutti Frutti." We had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back!

Matthew Hewitt
(United Kingdom)

The setting amidst the vines and the olives,the beautiful garden which was kept so well and the absolute peace and quiet. A lovely home.

Julia Bolton
(United Kingdom)

Every amenity required, very friendly owner who couldn't do enough for us.

Debbie Bredo
(United Kingdom)

We liked everything. The villa was beautifully furnished with wonderful landscaped garens allowing secluded privacy.

Gary Mold
(United Kingdom)

A great time has been had by all. We've lived "La Dolce Vita". A fantastic house, with a garden to behold. An italian adventure for both young and old.

Rachel Jerrome
(United Kingdom)

We liked the gardens and the friendly animals, as well as the high spec fittings and decor.

Matteo Maino
(United Kingdom)

Starting with a perfect welcome. Beautiful house; the extremely friendly owner - Francesco -nothing was too much trouble and the kids had a great time with his dogs including the recent puppies.

Judith Cook

Gorgeous house and grounds. Clean, well equipped, fantastic caretaker. He couldn't do enough for you, even provided us with a generator when we had a powercut due to a severe storm.

Debbie Bredo
(United Kingdom)

Prices & Availability for 2014   |  

Rental Price (prices per week*)

The weekly price is in Sterling and is Guaranteed against currency fluctuations.

Why don't we have online booking?

We believe that your time in Italy should be special, very special, but this means something different to each and every person. We like to maintain a personal contact with all of our clients so we can ensure that the holiday you want, is the holiday you get.

We have visited all our villas so when you are talking to an advisor they can use their first hand experience of the villas to assist with your selection.

Price in US dollars are just an indication based on today exchange rate of £1=$ 1.64
Price in Euros are just an indication based on today exchange rate of £1= €1.2

Availability (weeks starting on Saturday...)