Masseria for sale in Puglia, in Ceglie Messapica
Casa Ulmo is a masseria, typical Puglia’s farmhouse in Ceglie Messapica. Located in the peaceful Murgia Salentina countryside between Ceglie Messapica and Martina Franca and just a short drive from the Adriatic and Ionian seas, this entirely stone-built Mediterranean farmhouse in Ceglie Messapica sits at a height of over 1,100 ft and boasts panoramic views. The careful restoration process saw a dramatic modernisation that nevertheless retained much of the building’s unique original character. Ready to move into, the property includes a main house and an outbuilding, all surrounded by 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres) of gently undulating land with mature olive, fig, cherry and mulberry groves. The main house – net 140 m² (1,500 ft²) – is entered through the living room with an original fireplace. It also includes a dining room, spacious kitchen with a stone sink, two bedrooms with separate bathrooms and a third bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Separate from the main house, the outbuilding (approx. 60 m²/650 ft²) was originally home to the stables, but now boasts a bedroom, open-plan living room, kitchen with original fireplace and a shower room. Both accommodation units have been decorated with local limestone and finished to an extremely high standard. The interior and exterior walls have been restored and finished using traditional limestone cladding techniques with lime and sand joints. The house’s extensive grounds encompass the original stone oven used by the farmers to bake their daily bread, which has now been restored and equipped with a unique hand-made stone sink. “Al fresco” facilities shaded by a wide pergola include a rustic wood dining table and stone benches to seat 14 to 16 people.