Masseria Le Lamie is a 16th century farmhouse near the Adriatic Seaside town of Fasano in South Italy, Apulia. The “Knights of Malta” built the original nucleus of this unique historical residence. It would prove to be very challenging to find such a beautiful culturally rich home within such a sought after location anywhere in Apulia.
The Masseria has been owned by the same family throughout the generations and was originally part of a network of farmhouses which also included the well known Masseria San Domenico; which offers a fantastic oceanfront golf course. The San Domenico Hotel Group is the same group that also owns the famous Borgo Egnazia hotel.
Once you enter this magical place through its main driveway that is dotted with pine trees; you come upon a large center courtyard facing the property. Within this courtyard there is also a large cave that could be used for a number of purposes; as well as a citrus garden. Due to the historically defensive nature of the property a stairway was built that gives access to the two upper levels of the Masseria; as well as the mezzanine floor and the Knights Quarters (i.e. the first floor).
What are now masonry arches; originally were two drawbridges which connected the entry staircase to the different levels.
THE MAIN “MASSERIA LE LAMIE” BUILDING
Ground Floor (665 m2)- contains a large garage and several apartments with large rooms and beautifully vaulted ceilings.
The largest apartment has been converted from the ancient olive oil mill into a large entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, a sitting room, two bathrooms, and a kitchen with direct access to the garage.
Mezzanine Floor (299 m2) – What was once a former grain store, today houses a six-room flat with a kitchen and two bathrooms.
The Knight’s 1st Floor Quarters (320 m2) – Consists of eleven rooms, a large kitchen, 5 bathrooms with a large balcony which may be reached from the hall and dining room, boasts stunning sea views, and has a small balcony on the left wing of the house which allows for sunbathing.
Chapel (27m2) – Charming antique Chapel which is adjacent to the main building and located in the center of the courtyard. Perfect for hosting a matrimonial event with family and friends.
INDEPENDENT NEW BUILDING (200 m2)
A few meters away from the main building nestled in the countryside lies a one floor stone building which requires some re-finishings and could serve as a guest house. This building may have an independent entry driveway.
The Masseria has not undergone any changes in size or structure within the last century and is in an excellent state of maintaining it’s classical structures, material and furnishings.
LOCATION & TERRAIN
Le Lamie offers approximately 15 acres of ancient olive groves, is about 500 meters from the Adriatic Sea and offers peace, privacy and tranquility. Surrounded by the Parco Agrario degli Ulivi Secolari conservation area the property is close to the historical archeological Egnazia site and close to beautiful Medieval towns such as Fasano, Ostuni, Martina Franca and the seaside town of Polignano.