A modern version of a traditional Masseria.  Moroseta is divine. With only 6 bedrooms, thank goodness they are open all year round to allow us mere mortals to book one of the precious rooms. At the foot of the bedazzling white town of Ostuni, it has far reaching views out to sea (where we have a plethora of chic little beach clubs to suggest), yet if you fancy nipping into Ostuni for a plate of orecchiete or even a quick negroni before dinner you can either work off a few calories walking up the hill to town or be there in a few minutes by car. Talking of orecchiette, Carlo the owner is passionate about Puglian food and has purposely not built a restaurant on site to encourage guests to explore the area. However , if you prefer a cosy lunch or supper ‘at home’ this isn’t a problem and we’d definitely suggest coinciding with one of the brilliant cooking classes they hold throughout the year.

Children under 8 are not allowed, and unless yours are particularly civilised we’d actively discourage small people from this hive of tranquillity. Waking up in the morning, breakfast is a communal affair with eggs freshly picked from Carlo’s flock of chickens, olive oil to drizzle over your burrata from the centuries old trees that surround the estate and herbs picked from the vegetable garden.  Yoga takes place inside and outside throughout the year and for only 6 bedrooms, there is the added luxury of an underground spa.