Our Maison in Salento – Italy

Up to 10 persons | 5 bedrooms | 5 beds | 5 bathrooms

A “Masseria” is an ancient typical building of southern Italy, where the landowners and the peasants who were working the land used to live. Nowadays, Masseria del Gigante is an elegant villa located in a small village on the Adriatic coast of Apulia – precisely in Salento, the “heel” of the Italian “boot”.

Nestled in 10 hectares of organic lands with ancient olive groves – and soon native grape variety – it’s a place designed for families and groups of friends who are looking for an authentic oasis of peace.

With its 5 en-suite bedrooms gracefully decorated, its wide spaces, and its relaxing atmosphere, this holiday house will make you start that book you’ve been trying to read for so long; it will make you take that dip in the pool that you’ll think about in the winter months; it will make you discover the magical land of Apulia. 

The stunning beaches bathed by a crystalline sea and the breathtaking cliffs of Salento make this place the ideal destination for summer vacations. Thanks to its mild climate, it’s a pleasant region to visit all year round, even during the winter breaks. Just sit around the fireplace with the right music and a nice glass of red wine and the atmosphere will do the rest.

Look around the house


– 5 en-suite bedrooms / 1 in an authentic Trullo
– 1 waterfall shower in an original Trullo
– Outdoor pool, heated from early April to late September
– Terrace with BBQ
– Fully Equipped Kitchen
– Fireplace
– Private entrance 
– Air Conditioning
– Daily Maid Service with a change of bed linen every 4 days
– Daily Pool Cleaning
– Sky TV
– Wi-Fi throughout the house

Please note that pets are not allowed in our Masseria, thank you for your understanding.

Interior spaces

Blending design and tradition, we renovated Masseria del Gigante in Apulia while maintaining the local spirit and its signature characteristics.

The result, then, is an enchanting country house that combines a strong agricultural identity with the exclusive, authentic, and warm hospitality of Maison Fenestraz. When you arrive at Masseria del Gigante you feel like time has stopped. In fact, here you can live the history and the essence of the real Apulia through an unforgettable experience.

The simple and elegant decor also helps create this rustic-chic atmosphere. The interiors have been designed by Stéphanie Fenestraz, whose fine taste characterises all our Maisons. The desire to make every guest at the Masseria feel at home is what guided her design choices.


  • The holiday house can accommodate up to 10 guests with its 5 en-suite bedrooms.
  • The main structure, with a cozy and refined atmosphere, has two 20sqm² bedrooms with private bathrooms.
    The 2 rooms can be prepared with a double bed or twin beds.
  • A dependence has two connecting bedrooms – each of 15sqm² – with private bathrooms.
    The 2 rooms can be prepared with a double bed or twin beds.
  • An independent suite of 20sqm² with a king-size bed of 180×200 and a private bathroom located in an original Trullo.

The spaces impress with their authenticity, attention to detail, and the highest level of quality, in a familiar environment. For this reason, each room has all the comfort you may need: a private bathroom, air conditioning, and everything you need for a pleasant stay. From the big windows, you can also enjoy the scents and colors of the surrounding countryside.

Living areas

Throughout the house, there is a serene atmosphere. The indoor and outdoor blend harmoniously. The bright living room and the kitchen communicate in an open space that leads onto the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean maquis. This allows you not only to spend important moments in the company of your friends and family but also to take some time for yourself, without feeling isolated.

Lastly, Masseria del Gigante is perfect for every season. On warm days all you need to do is to open the doors to enjoy the summer breeze, while the large windows will allow you to enjoy the most natural light, even in the winter months. 

Masseria del Gigante was born out of a dream, and we would love to share it with you. 

Exterior Spaces

Southern Italy country house

Masseria del Gigante is an ancient Southern Italy country house. It is nestled among the olive trees of the verdant land of Salento, known as “the heel of the Italian boot”. Its authentic and rural architecture blends with harmony and grace with the surrounding environment. 

We carried out the entire renovation work respecting the spirit and the traditions of the place. We also restored an ancient Romain road located at the entrance of the Masseria and classified as cultural patrimony. In collaboration with local professionals, we only used native materials like the Leccese stone, a particular limestone.  

We designed our Italian Maison for you to enjoy the exterior spaces as much as possible. As an extension of the living room, the terrace will host your aperitifs, lunches, and dinners in front of the Mediterranean maquis. This living area is the perfect outdoor relaxing nook, where you can spend time together and have some moments for yourselves.

A rural setting in Apulia

The rural setting is the backdrop to the pool and enhances its delicate style. Surrounded by greenery, this stretch of water fits perfectly into the beautiful natural landscape. On the large table, you will enjoy your dishes made with fresh products from our garden, seasoned with our organic olive oil. The rooftop terrace offers a wonderful view, a spectacular show of colors and scents that becomes a real emotion. All you have to do is go upstairs at the right time, not to miss the play of light in nature.

You will find peace between the dry stone walls and the secular olive trees of the house. Whether under a tree shade or the waterfall jet of the shower in the Trullo, this house will make you enjoy summer. Likewise, a fireplace and a good glass of red wine will warm you up during the mild autumn and winter.