• €950,000
Porto Cesareo, Puglia
  • Type
  • Masseria
  • Bedrooms
  • 10
  • Bathrooms
  • 4
  • Floor Area (m²)
  • 400
  • Land (m²)
  • 30,000
Porto Cesareo, Puglia
  • €950,000


Key features

Masseria of 400 sq m floor space
Land of 3 hectras or optional 18 hectares
High vaulted ceilings
Artisian well
Private chapel
Watch tower
10 km from beautiful Torre Lapillo Beach
40 km Brindisi airport
3 km San Pancrazio Salentino

Property description

The fabulous masseria Caragnuli in San Pancrazio Salentino dates back to 1200 with a second part added later in 1400. The buildings stretch over approximately 400 sq m and are surrounded by 30,000 sq m of land offering huge potential as a tourism investment.
There is also the option to purchase the masseria with 180,000 sqm metres of land for a price of €1.2 million.
The imposing building boasts high vaulted ceilings plus various outbuildings, stables and a huge walled courtyard. There are spectacular views over the surrounding countryside from the first floor.
The masseria has its own Artesian well and is connected to mains electricity
It is well located just 10 km from the famous sandy beaches of the Ionian Sea and 1,5 km from San Pancrazio Salentino. It neighbours the Sanctuary of Saint Antonio all Macchia a popular religious tourism destination where you can see artefacts dating back to the 1200s.
The land around the masseria is full of surprises to discover including tombs and niches called “laure” that were carved into the rocks by Basilian monks long ago for refuge as they fled from the persecutions of Leo III the Isaurian.
With its white sandy beaches little marinas and islands, this part of the Ionian coast and its surroundings have over the years become a magnet for quality holidays.
Porto Cesareo and the immediate area of the Salento region of Apulia are becoming worldwide recognized for its natural beauty and turquoise colour waters and are often referred to as “the Maldives of Italy
The sea outside of Porto Cesareo further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and boasts fantastic sunsets.
A few minutes from Porto Cesareo is Santa Catarina, the St Tropez of Apulia’s, well known also for its many fine villas in the area, some antique.
A little further south of Santa Caterina is the idyllic Santa Maria al Bagno with its sandy beach and many bars and restaurants at the piazza.
Gallipoli is like Polignano a Mare on the Adriatic Sea a town on a peninsular surrounded by water. It is a beautiful walk along the sea front and the old town is full of architectural wonders.The cost from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli has many fine sandy beaches. The villages are perhaps not the prettiest but room for the beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music summer time.
Inland SALENTO have a number of historical charming villages with ancient history. The advantage to stay in a village is to be able to socialize with Italian neighbours, to walk to the cafe and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach daytime and nighttime. The townhouses often come with a garden and roof terrace. and its fascination to open the simple door from the street – and inside almost like a little palace with a garden!In Sternatina and Martignano to the south of Lecce, antique Greek is still spoken by the villagers.
Maglie is like a mini Lecce and with many fine buildings. Muro Leccese is smaller and also represents a small town/village with a fine architectural history. Cutrofiano famous for French holiday home ownership. Ruffano has many fine old buildings for sale, waiting to find new owners and to be restored. Surano has a small town centre with very nice antique buildings for sale. Spongano again is a small village surrounded by olive groves. Here you can see secluded great villas and country retreats owned by foreigners and families from North Italy who come to relax in rural Salento.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the southwest and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Somewhat more elegant than the East Coast. Castro is beautiful with its location on top of the cliff by the sea and many villas with direct access to the sea. Santa Cesarea Terme is a spa resort, very popular with a beautiful setting and bay.

By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, Approximately 45 minutes to Brindisi and approximately two hours to Bari.

BARI being the commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants’ offers the best shopping, a grand opera house, called the Petruzzelli teatro; a large medical city centre with many museums. Just north of Bari lies a little town called GIOVINAZZO a true gem, right by the sea. Further north is MOLFETTA Outlet, a famous shopping galleria and 20 minutes further is TRANI, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half-moon bay & marina. Continue north to CASTEL DEL MONTE, which is the mystical castle built by Frederic II in the 14th Century.
Within a 2,5 hour drive to the North of Bari lies GARGANO, the peninsula called the spur of the Italian boot. Gargano forms a large nature and wildlife Reserve and offers hiking and scenic trips around the peninsula. From here there are daily boat trips to the small Tremiti Islands.

The Italian lifestyle means many things but especially socializing; the home is used for sleeping and breakfasts, the Italians go out for enjoyment and dining. There are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in the small towns,  music festivals, religious carnivals, the beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning a bit of Italian at language schools in Lecce, dining at the many country and sea side restaurants, night clubbing at the beach clubs of Capitolo.

As Apulia is a peninsula and surrounded by the two seas- the Adriatic in the north and the Ionic in the south – water sports dominate in the area; sailing, yachting, water skiing, kitesurfing swimming & beach life. Golf is available with five good courses and San Domenico is world class (PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active-minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.

Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than Northern Italy and even in the “winter months” of December to February the average number of sun hours per day is 4 and in June-August 10-11 sun hours per day! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia think of that you will spend a lot more time outside than in the inside compared to at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas etc. at your Apulian property and also cooking facilities outside is very practical.

The water temperature in the beginning of May is in average 19 degrees, up to 27 degrees in August/September and 19 degrees in November. This means you & family will spend time at the beach. Wherever you are in Apulia you can reach the beaches within 30 minutes!

Apulia has until recently been called the hidden treasure of Italy, unknown to most tourists who come & stay in Rome, Florence, Venice and at the Italian Riviera. However, all this is rapidly changing because of massive investments in the infrastructure, such as the improved motorways, enlarged airports and the introduction of low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet. The property prices are low in Apulia and low means value for money at bargain prices for the international buyers. We see more and more foreign visitors coming to Apulia and in our opinion investments will show good growth in value because of the increased demand. Also from north Italians as Apulia has become the most popular holiday destination for Italians. But rest assured, no tourist villages will ever be built because in Apulia the coastline is protected and people are against modern developments which do not fit into this historical landscape. Therefore, with increased demand for a fixed and limited number of properties prices are bound to rise.

Firstly we are an English-speaking agency based in the middle of Apulia with local experience and can guide you to get the right property at the right price for you.
Secondly, we have personally inspected every property that we recommend to buy and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties which we believe offer good value to the buyer. In Apulia, many properties are offered at unrealistic prices, but we say no to sellers who want us to list properties for sale at silly prices.
We have many years of international property experience, including 10 years in London, and see investments in Apulia through a global perspective. We have been active in several EU property markets and specialize in property management to ensure well-maintained property for growth in property value.

Based on our 30 year of experience in the property markets, we have a comprehensive range of local services:

– acting for the buyer – and not for the seller – by searching the market for the right property, negotiating the price and give advice through the buying process leading to the completion of the purchase
– property management; we look after your property when you are away and ensure it is in perfect condition when you arrive. We will prepare a maintenance plan for annual maintenance and repairs of your property, which is essential to maintain and increase the property’s value
– project management; we can be your local representative and manage any renovation or refurbishment. We will also advise on any value-added measures which could further enhance the capital growth of your property.
– lettings- we can assist you in the letting of your property and check in your tenants, deposit taking, checking out & inventory control.
Refer also to our website

We look forward to hearing from you soon!



  • Property ID: RH-22407-property
  • Price: €950,000
  • Floor Area: 400 m²
  • Land Area: 30000 m²
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Type: Masseria

Additional details

  • ✅: Fire Place
  • ✅: Panoramic views
  • ✅: Roof terrace
  • ✅: Land over one hectare
  • Region Puglia
  • Location Porto Cesareo

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