• Accommodation
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Dining
  • Views
  • Gardens
  • The Estate
  • Special Features
  • Special Features
  • Accommodation
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Dining
  • Views
  • Gardens
  • The Estate
  • Special Features
  • Special Features
  • The Farmsted

    Charmingly Restored

    The main house, the cumersa, meaning gable-roofed, is the heart of Masseria Pistola. This is where the main family lived and was most likely built around 1750. Duration the renovation the architects have meticulously maintained the original structure and features to create a gorgeous main house. It is home to the largest indoor common areas at the Masseria and four magnificent en-suites.

    Magnificent Stature

    The Masseria sits in a prominent position giving it gorgeous views of the beautiful Canale Di Pirro valley.

    The Approach

    The Pistola Estate Vineyards of Puglian varieties frame the dramatic approach to the house and gardens.

    Bedrooms

    Cumersa Master Bedroom

    One of the two master bedrooms upstairs in the main cumersa building, with roll top bath and fireplace.

    Garden Cottage Master Bedroom

    A romantic ground floor king size suite with double door access to living room and walk in wardrobe with a private garden

    Bathroom

    Goregous roll top bath and vanity unit

    Bathrooms

    Stunning Bathrooms

    Four of the bedrooms feature roll top baths, three have beautiful carved stone baths.

    Warmth

    Roll top bath nestles in warm stone

    Dining

    Breakfast Italian style

    Fresh juices, freshly picked seasonal fruits from the farm, pastries, organic muesli and organic estate honey adorn the table for breakfast.

    Gathering over dinner

    The Mangatore Dining room comfortably seats 20 for dinner and is a large family style kitchen, living and dining room for all the guests to gather.

    Al fresco dining

    Two courtyards provide protected and magical places to dine at night.

    Candle lit

    Candles light up the courtyard walls and steps.

    Poolside Dining

    Al fresco lunch time by the main pool is the perfect way to enjoy the glorious views. Served from the poolside kitchen.

    Lunch on the lawn

    The House Team can set up lunch or dinner anywhere in the garden.

    Picnic style dining

    Enjoy an intimate picnic style outdoor dining on one of the garden terraces.

    Views

    Valley views

    Set overlooking the valley the main pool at Pistola will enjoy stunning views.

    Gardens

    Mediterranean Terraces

    Mediterranean aromatic plants populate the private walled gardens of the Masseria, creating wonderful spaces to walk and enjoy.

    Mediterranean Colour

    Traditional stone walls are offset by the glorious colours of this strawberry tree.

    Places to Contemplate

    Benches for resting and taking it all in are conveniently located all around the garden and grounds.

    Places to Contemplate

    Set amongst the garden terraces are secluded benches to rest and take in the surroundings.

    The Estate

    Unique valley setting

    Set slightly raised in the beautifully green Canale Di Pirro valley, Masseria Pistola is surrounded by vineyards and ancient woods.

    Gardens meld with countryside

    Guests at Masseria Pistola enjoy 3 hectares of private walled gardens immediately surrounding the house, but also have access to the Estates 40 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woods.

    Trees Paths and Pasture

    The Estate has vineyards and olive groves.

    Wild flowers at Spring time

    Enjoy the grounds which include wonderful walks, valley views, wooded areas, wild flower meadows and a ruined trullo.

    Special Features

    Acquadotto

    Built to bring water from the north to the south of Italy – the acquedotto is an incredible feat of engineering and human effort and allowed the south to prosper.

    Tennis Court (from Summer 2023)

    Pistola’s astro-turf tennis court is set 200m from the main house. The court enjoys a stunning setting looking across the valley.

    A viewing pagoda makes for a perfect shaded place for the family to watch a game or guests tournament. A drinks fridge and cushioned seats provide extra comforts.

    Giardini Pistola

    Masseria Pistola nestles privately but accessible to the Giardini Pistola, which provides guests with a glorious 4 hectares of terraced gardens to enjoy.

    Special Features

    Acquadotto

    Built to bring water from the north to the south of Italy – the acquedotto is an incredible feat of engineering and human effort and allowed the south to prosper.

    Tennis Court (from Summer 2023)

    Pistola’s astro-turf tennis court is set 200m from the main house. The court enjoys a stunning setting looking across the valley.

    A viewing pagoda makes for a perfect shaded place for the family to watch a game or guests tournament. A drinks fridge and cushioned seats provide extra comforts.

    Giardini Pistola

    Masseria Pistola nestles privately but accessible to the Giardini Pistola, which provides guests with a glorious 4 hectares of terraced gardens to enjoy.