The word ‘chic’ is rarely used to describe bed and breakfasts. Don’t get us wrong, we love B&B’s for their authenticity and accessibility, but between the questionable floral bedspreads and overly-inquisitive hosts that have often come with B&B territory, it's an experience seldom associated with luxury. That's why when we discovered Italy's Masseria Moroseta, we thought they'd awkwardly forgotten the "Air" before the "bnb".
Oh, but they didn't. The Puglia region property is, in fact, a beautiful bed and breakfast that double times as an organic olive oil farm. The house itself takes chic minimalism to another level, modernizing the traditional farmhouse with white walls and dark, contrasting furniture, alongside second-hand gems sourced from local auctions and antique markets. It's a winning combo, to say the least.
There are six rooms available, with prices ranging from €100 ($108 USD) to €240 ($258 USD), depending on the season. There's four double bedrooms, a junior suite and a master suite to choose from, each featuring platform beds, Italian linens, and outdoor spaces with dreamy views over the olive grove. Yes, we're imagining sipping our morning espresso here on the veranda, while the sun rises over the countryside and the Adriatic Sea sparkles just over the horizon.
While the building itself is the main draw, there's also an indoor and outdoor pool available. The spa, which is home to the indoor pool, also includes a sauna and steam bath, where you can soak in total tranquility. In the morning you’ll be treated to an organic breakfast (the best part of most B&Bs), using eggs from their own free-range chickens. Afterwards, the owners are more than happy to recommend local restaurants and things to do in the nearby town of Ostuni. We know what we'd ask first: which way to the beach?