Masseria Dagilupi is managed by Danielle, Owner.
120 - 220/night
Suitable for up to 2 people

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Terrace Suite Ostuni - Masseria Dagilupi, in Puglia, Italy
— Danielle: “We’ve tried to retain as much of the old stone walls as possible but have given the house a contemporary flair, with a white, minimalistic design.”
Interview By:

— What was the inspiration behind Masseria Dagilupi and how did it all start?

Danielle: “We’re from Strasbourg but my father is part Italian, so I was always drawn to the country and we’d been to Puglia a few times on vacation. It is only two hours by plane but it feel like in another world, with strong values around family, sharing and hospitality that I think are similar to Eastern France.

I believe we all live three lives - our childhood, then our working lives while raising children (which can be very stressful), then the rest of our life where we get to live the way we really want and make our dreams come true. Following a change in my husband’s work, we knew that we wanted to escape the pressures of the big city and embark on a new opportunity.

When we bought the old farmhouse, it had no electricity or running water and the restoration was not easy because we wanted to keep the historic original layout of the building, having in mind that the new luxury is space so we created fewer rooms (suites really) for guests to spread out.”
Terrace Suite Ostuni - Masseria Dagilupi, in Puglia, Italy
— Terrace Suite Ostuni

— Please describe the layout of the property.

Danielle: “Masseria Dagilupi is set amidst eleven acres of olive trees, one third of them millenary and at the end of a tiny dead-end dirt street. This creates a special feeling that makes the property different from other places. The old farmhouse has been converted into three suites — two on the ground floor and one on the first floor with a terrace overlooking Ostuni. This is the master suite while the two ground-floor suites are slightly smaller and open directly to the olive groves.

The ground floor also features common areas as breakfast room and an additional bathroom. Outdoors is a courtyard framed by a stone wall that’s typical of Puglia and there’s also a wood-fired bread oven deal for making focaccia.

Next year we will add two additional rooms to the property and a swimming pool.”
Masseria Dagilupi terrace - Masseria Dagilupi, in Puglia, Italy
— Masseria Dagilupi terrace

— Please tell us about any facilities and services offered.

Danielle: “With respect to the serenity of the property, we started a collaboration with a local yoga teacher that also offers ayurvedic massages and sound healing. She also organizes special experiences among the trees, drawing on their energy for holistic treatments.”
Terrace Suite Ostuni - Masseria Dagilupi, in Puglia, Italy
— Terrace Suite Ostuni

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Masseria Dagilupi?

Danielle: “We wanted to create a peaceful, relaxing and quiet place. In the afternoon the only sound you hear is the crickets chirping. The property is set in the middle of its olive grove, so you are surrounded by Apulian nature: red soil, green trees and the bright sun. To reach the Masseria you have to take a small dirt road that meanders through the olive trees and when you think you’re lost suddenly the building appears. It’s a kind of time warp, a hidden gem.

We’ve tried to retain as much of the old stone walls as possible but have given the house a contemporary flair, with a white, minimalistic design.”
Masseria Dagilupi exterior - Masseria Dagilupi, in Puglia, Italy
— Masseria Dagilupi exterior
 
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