Detailed villa description
Inside: Masseria Scippi has received a loving, high quality restoration and is a fascinating home to explore, thanks to the wealth of original features that echo the property’s history, and the unique blend of contemporary and rustic styles throughout.
Accommodation at Masseria Scippi is spread over three buildings, which surround an internal lawned courtyard. The first, the oldest part of the property, is situated on the left of the courtyard. Here, on the ground floor, a small hallway leads into a fully-equipped kitchen decorated with fine maiolica tiles and an original stone fireplace. A few steps lead up from here to a snug living and TV room furnished with sink-in sofas and a breakfast table, and a guest bathroom. Doors from the kitchen and living area lead outside to a sitting area and the main al fresco dining area.
At the base of the courtyard is the bedroom wing, comprising five bedrooms. Each one has its own independent access from the courtyard. Four of the them have an en-suite shower room and both a double and a single bed, making for flexible sleeping arrangements. The spacious fifth bedroom, a master suite, has a double bed, an en-suite bathroom with tub and shower attachment, a kitchen and, on a mezzanine level, a living area.
The third part of Masseria Scippi, which is located across the courtyard gardens from the first, contains the largest and most spacious indoor dining area and kitchen. The kitchen, which has a wood-burning pizza oven, is also the best placed for serving the al fresco dining area.
Outside: the main gate at Masseria Scippi opens onto a wide path running along base of the courtyard in front of the bedroom wing. From here a few easy, shallow steps lead on either side of the lawned quad to the gorgeous shady al fresco dining area, where you will probably take most of your meals, and which is served by two kitchens, the one in the main house and the one in the annex opposite. A few more steps from here take you up to the inviting pool, which is surrounded by paving, lawns and dry stone walls, and served by a bathroom and a couple of outdoor showers. Masseria Scippi also boasts a splendid panoramic roof terrace situated on top of the main sleeping block and accessed via a flight of external steps to one side. Shaded, furnished and offering calming views, this is the perfect spot from which to watch the sun go down with an aperitif in hand.