Masseria Torre Coccaro, Apulia
|Contrada da Coccaro, 8, 72015, Savelletri di Fasano, Brindisi, Apulia, ITALY.|
Description: Masseria Torre CoccaroTorre Coccaro is a "masseria" dating back to the 16th century. Built not far from the sea and surrounded by ancient olive trees, almond trees and carobs, and once a stronghold against the Turks, it has now become a five star resort whose aim is to take guests back to a traditional life close to nature so they can benefit in full from the simple pleasures of rural life.
The courtyard features a chapel from 1730 where the people of Savelletri, a fishermen's village nearby, walked to worship the patron saints, before reaching the "tufara", the quarry where the tuffs (volcanic rock) used to build the farm were cut. This quarry has now become the farm's vegetable garden along an ancient pergola overlooking the ingenious irrigation system.
Enjoy the exclusive lounge on the private sandy beach, a quiet and refined place to lap up the sun on beach mattresses, and sample the bar services and snacks. Try the boutique massages and don't miss the fish restaurant - sushi and oyster bar. A private 14 mt yacht will bring you to Polignano a Mare caves and the ancient harbour of Monopoli so you can enjoy the pleasure of a safe swim in crystal-water coves.
Type of rooms: Masseria Torre Coccaro4 Suites
30 Double Rooms
1 Single Room
All rooms have a bathtub, antique furniture, and a small table and two armchairs for breakfast.
Classic Superior rooms are located in the farmyard, are larger and benefit from a better location compared with classic rooms.
Junior Suite: Some are located in the ancient farmyard and are fitted with a stone fireplace; others are in the ancient XVI century tower and are marked by typical barrel vaults and a balcony overlooking the sea and the olive groves; the remaining Jr. Suites are located in the ancient tuff (stone) houses and are fitted with elegant sofas and beautiful vaults.
Junior Suite Deluxe: 3 Junior Suites Deluxe are located in the tower, one has a living room and a big stone fireplace and TV corner; the other two rooms have Jacuzzi. These suites overlook the surrounding countryside, the big olive trees and the sea. Another Jr. Suite Deluxe was carved into a wonderful ancient cave and is equipped with a fireplace and a private garden.
Orange Garden Suite: The greatest comfort with a private pool and a whirlpool bath inside a 200 sq. mt. orange grove, located in an ancient 100 sq. mt. cave, enjoy a big whirlpool bath for 2 people, and for cold nights, a large and romantic stone fireplace.
Additional information: Masseria Torre Coccaro
Egnathia Restaurant: under the star-shaped vaults of the ancient cowsheds, try the traditional and refined cuisine, the typical Apulian flavours.
Vegetables are grown organically and are full of flavor so the chefs can express their Mediterranean creativeness.
Cooking Lessons: With the chef and wise host, learn to cook some traditional dishes and bake in the wood-burning oven.
Swimming Pool: In summer, in the shade of Cabana snack bar, surrounded by olive trees and low dry-stone walls, you could catch some rays by the pool, and savor fresh vegetables and dairy products.
Golf: The nearest 18-hole golf course is San Domenico Golf Club, which hosted the Challenge Tour Final Game - Par 72 mt 6300.
At less than an hour drive, 4 more 18-hole golf courses are available. The Acaya Golf Club, immersed in a valley of maritime pines and mastic trees - Par 72 mt 6331.
Riva Dei Tessali Golf Club, the oldest course of Southern Italy located inside a pinewood just off the coast - Par 71 mt 5960.
Metaponto Golf Club, a 18-hole course surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the Ionian Sea - Par 72 mt. 6284.
Barialto Golf Club, the most important club of Bari surrounded by Mediterranean palm trees.
Beach: Along a sandy beach is an exclusive lounge for hotel visitors, a quiet and refined place to enjoy the sun on beach mattresses, and try the bar services and snacks, boutique, massages, and seafood restaurant - sushi and oyster bar. A private 14 mt yacht will bring you to Polignano a Mare caves and the ancient harbor of Monopoli.
Spa: Entirely carved of stone, Torre Coccaro Spa epitomizes the importance of nature by using wood and rice paper, and overlooking plants and secular olive trees. It is fitted with a big techno gym, heated swimming pool, whirlpool and Turkish baths using eucalyptus oil. The Soins - all the treatments performed here use herbs and organic fruits picked up in Aveda lands. Musk, yucca, true aloe, chamomile, lime, exotic fruits, official herbs and personalized essential oils are used for plant therapies aimed at suiting your needs.
The massages - the wide choice offered by the farm ranges from traditional ayurvedic massage on water mats, to shiatsu and reflexology, thanks to the expertise and professionalism of the staff, for whom human contact is key to the success of the spa.
Tennis/squash court available nearby, 9 km.
Special Events: In the Masseria you can organize business meetings in ancient barns in front of a fireplace, or in an ancient 'Oil Mill' where olives were once pressed. All the rooms are in old style but supported by all the most advanced technologies.
Airport shuttle service available by prior arrangement and additional charge.
Private Beach Club with seafood restaurant and sushi bar. There's a massage pavillon, lounges, and live music at night. The hotel is only 3 km. from the beach with a free shuttle minivan. Open from April 1 to Nov. 1.
New horseback riding center with trails in the countryside and on the beach.
Children: there are ponies and a new mini-club for kids on the beach. Open from June to September.
Yoga and Chi Kung program with English, French, and German speaking therapists.
Number of rooms: 35
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1730/2003.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Italian, English, German, Spanish.Smoking policy: no smoking in the restaurant/dining area.
Credit cards accepted: all major credit cards are accepted.
GPS Coordinates: 40° 51' 47.39'' N 17° 23' 13.65'' E
Nearest airport: Bari Brindisi - 50 km.