Masseria Bosco

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Masseria Bosco has huge character and personality, it is massively popular with our Long Travel clients, for its amazing and abundant cuisine. It is just fabulous and that’s a fact!

The family friendly Masseria Bosco is in one of the lesser-known parts of Puglia, in a rural setting, surrounded by 110,000 olive trees, and with a wonderful swimming pool. 2km from Avetrana and more or less equidistant (43km) from Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto, it is perfect for exploring some of the Salento’s “hidden” Puglia, as well as its important historic cities. The beautiful Ionian Sea, with its sandy beaches is also only about 8km away from the agritourist Masseria Bosco.

A great choice for food-lovers, the cuisine at Masseria Bosco, based on local and Pugliese recipes is superb, plentiful and flavoursome. Very well-known locally, the Masseria Bosco has a well-deserved reputation for the fantastic seasonal food it serves, which is often quite unusual and always with the focus very much on ‘slow food’. Still a working farm, with 100 hectares of olive trees, and lemon and orange groves, an uncle cultivates mostly organic vegetables, which end up on the table, in the restaurant of Masseria Bosco.

The restaurant in Masseria Bosco, has a star-vaulted, stone ceiling and stone walls (spot the fossils!), solid wooden furniture and typically Pugliese tableware, creating a really authentic atmosphere and giving just the sort of rustic experience that the owners of the relaxing masseria are aiming for. In summer, dinner and sometimes the buffet breakfast, are served on an outside stone colonnaded terrace.

Bedrooms at Masseria Bosco have original vaulted ceilings, exposed stone, traditionally tiled floors, earthy warm colours, complimented by powerfully-coloured, bright ceramic tiles. The furniture is a mixture of locally crafted, classic ironwork and “arte povera” wood and antiques, which gives the rooms a real rustic elegance.

Against a backdrop of agricultural land and thousands of silvery green olive trees, the 18th century Masseria Bosco’s mellow, yellowish stone, seems to glow in any light. Sister hotel Masseria Strazzati, 700 metres through the olive groves, is similar in style and both ooze character

Early booking: book by 31st May 2018 receive:-
  • For stays in April, May, October & November receive 15% discount
  • Stays from June to September receive 10% discount,

Customer Review

“Masseria Bosco was paradise!!! Our room was stunning – it had a huge vaulted ceiling like we were in a castle.” Ben, Niamh & Lorcan, London


All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.

  • 12 Bosco rooms, all en-suite
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • All rooms with safe & hairdryer
  • Restaurant (also open to public) & bar
  • Swimming pool and smaller section for children April to October, weather permitting. Shared with Masseria Strazzati
  • Pool towels & swimming caps provided
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms and common areas, €3 per stay (max. 2 devices), payable locally
  • Poolside bar open from 4pm, mid-May to October
  • Standard & Deluxe rooms on ground floor. Deluxe more spacious & comfortable
  • Children’s playground
  • Bikes for guests’ use
  • Hosts weddings and functions
  • Note that there is no smoking anywhere inside this masseria. Smokers must be prepared to smoke outside, in the grounds
  • Trekking, horse-riding, massage & beauty treatments payable locally
  • Television
  • Parking

“Masseria Bosco was paradise!!! Our room was stunning – it had a huge vaulted ceiling like we were in a castle.” Ben, Niamh & Lorcan, London

“Masseria Bosco was wonderful. A fabulous venue/setting, exceptional staff and great food!” Kate & Simon, London

“Masseria Bosco is a fab place to stay and the three resident dalmatians stopped us missing our own canine friends. I could go on forever but just wanted to say thanks for your recommendation and advice. We have already sung your praises to anyone who asks about the holiday. ” Bernard & Paula, Leeds

“The friendliness and service in Masseria Bosco were superb. Excellent breakfasts and dinner. ” Rex & Julia, Cheltenham

“A really good holiday at Masseria Bosco. We have had many over the years and this one will score in our top three. ” Peter & Beryl, Chippenham

“Photos cannot do this lovely hotel justice, ” Graham & Janice, Rugby

“We were overwhelmed by Lucrezia’s welcome and helpfulness. She took us under her wing and showed us so much – the dairy at Nardo, where the cheeses are produced for the restaurant; “pick, cook & eat “, taking us to a “weed patch ” to forage for herbs; teaching us a fantastic pasta recipe (which we then had for dinner); a trip to the vineyards and plenty more besides.

“Can’t recommend it enough – the people, food and wine are superb. Be warned though, the wine is extremely drinkable, but some of it is 16%!!” Malcolm & June, Isle of Wight

“What a dream –fantastic place for food, pool, cleanliness, staff – everything was perfect! We borrowed their bikes and cycled round the 110,000 olive trees, what a treat!” Derek & Sherry, Reading

“The food was delicious, the staff so welcoming and friendly, our suite with Juliet balcony felt it could belong in a fairy tale, the location was wonderful, the weather amazing & we fell in love with Puglia and the people who live there.” Sarah & Mark, Haywards Heath

“We were glad we went here last as it was fabulous!” Susan & Robert, Farnham

Extra Information

Available Board Basis

B&B and HB

Nearest Airport(s)


50 mins


1 hr 50 mins


4 hrs 15 mins

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Lecce, Taranto, Porto Selvaggio Regional Park

Distance to Coast
Approx. 10 minutes

Internet Access

Swimming Pool


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