Surrounded by an oak forest, the farmhouse from the 1700s looks out from the ancient village of Presicce, in the heart of Salento. The structure enjoys peace and quiet, even in the high tourist season, and offers lodging in extremely elegant rooms and apartments, relaxation and fun in the panoramic swimming pool, a stable and relaxing oasis in the woods, and also offers covered parking. Warm hospitality and many suggestions for an interesting holiday.
The farmhouse, built in the 1700s on the Murgia (hill), which overlooks the town of Presicce, is composed of a central "L" shaped building where the owners live, and where 6 spacious rooms were derived from old stables. The ceilings are all vaulted and the walls are quite thick, in order to ensure coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter. The rooms, equipped with every comfort (TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer), are furnished with simplicity, without neglecting our taste for craftsman wood furniture, a carpet knotted by hand or a canvass; silence and relaxation are guaranteed in these rooms (king-size bed with an orthopaedic mattress). Each room has a private entrance and outside covered patio, equipped with table and chairs, from which you can enjoy a beautiful, panoramic view.
The area is always pleasantly ventilated (which also limits the mosquito population in the summer).
In front of the main building of the farmhouse, in a panoramic position at the top of the slope, is the swimming pool (about 100mq), equipped with beds, tables and chairs: a small gazebo offers shelter when the sun is too strong; those who love the shade can take refuge in the relaxing oasis in the woods, among live oaks and carob trees. From the main building of the farm, descending the short slope among the Indian figs, agaves and shrub bushes, you will reach the stables and the paddock, alongside a building originally used to manufacture tobacco building in which a one room and two apartments with two bedrooms (LODGES) have been derived.
The lodges are furnished in the same style of the farm-house and have a complete equipped cooking area, an external equipped veranda and a stone built barbecue.
Finally, at the edge of the forest, an ancient building (probably dating back to the fourteenth century) above the underground oil mill, dug into the rock by hand, witnessed the production and processing of olive oil.
Passing through the woods of the farm, among the shrub plants, in addition to the underground oil mill, you can see the old quarry from which tuff was extracted for use in construction.
In the building and its immediate vicinity, also available to guests: bicycles, tennis courts, a football field, bocce court and diving centre. There is the possibility of horseback riding, sailboat and motorboat rental, and excursions to the semi-submersed caves.
In a very short amount of time, you can reach important tourist attractions from the farmhouse such as: Lecce (the Florence of the South) at 60 km; Otranto (the Gate to the Orient) at 30 km; Gallipoli (the beautiful city) a 30 km; Leuca (the white city) at 12 km.
Salento, with its crystalline sea (200km of sandy, jagged coastline) and 100 towns, offers history, art, tradition and hospitality. For those who want to know or learn these aspects, the structure offers 10 itineraries to choose from: archaeological, focusing on the traces of Messapian civilization and the megalithism of Salento; naturalist, with cycling paths, excursions on horseback or on foot among the olive trees; enogastronomic, with tasting events for wine, oil and typical food products; artisan, along the streets of ceramics, Lecce stone and iron, or visiting the historical centres for cartapesta (paper mache), handcrafted weaving, and "fisculari" (interwoven rope panels); cultural-artistic, with the medieval and baroque architecture of Lecce; rural, discovering the farm culture and typical rural architecture in dry stone; folkloric, with its markets, village festivals, religious and pagan celebrations, and overwhelming popular music; olive oil, with the underground mills of the Basilium's monks; coastal, with the cliffs, caves and warning towers; thermal bath, with a visit to the thermal baths of S. Cesarea and finally, the speleological itinerary, with the caves, vertical caves and underground rivers.
These are just some of the suggestions we propose in order to understand and appreciate the most authentic Salento, in its spontaneity and contradictions, a true island in the peninsula.
Reserved and included in the price only for guests staying in the Junior Suite, are therefore excluded the guests of the Lodges.
Breakfast plentiful and varied buffet for all tastes.
Available: warm croissants and pasticciotti Lecce, or homemade cakes, biscuits, fresh bread with jam and Nutella, butter, honey, salt and rustic typical homemade cakes, fresh yogurt and cheeses, fresh seasonal and local fruit, coffee espresso or American, cappuccino, hot Cioccola or milk with cocoa, hot tea and fruit juices.
In case of special requests not present, we will do our best to accommodate.
Please inform us of any food allergies not to create any discomfort.