In the heart of Ugento, where the old family oil mill stood until three years ago, was born Dimora TerraNostra, a structure with rooms that unfold without interruption and with furnishings that invite relaxation.
Bed and Spa in Salento
The colors are very calm, both for the casing and the furniture: ice, butter, cream and all the natural nuances of beige. All white, but without monotony.
To better define and liven up the rooms, the hosts Mirko and Enza wanted to use peaks of gold and rose, as in the frames hung on the walls and in the pumes in the niches, enhanced by the natural light that comes from the large windows.
The names of the rooms bring to mind the ancient origin of the place by borrowing the definition of six olive cultivars: Cellina, Picholine and Favolosa, which was ours, the rooms that welcome two people; Carolea and Ogliarola for three guests and Leccino the quadruple.
“White for me is the ideal background, a sheet of paper on which to tell a soft style, made of local ceramics, but also of more incisive details like the details in burnished gold”, explains to us Enza, who despite having a university education in well another sector she deals with this activity with dedication.
We cannot but agree: the neutral-toned rooms played even on some touch of gray give off a feeling of relaxed welcome. Here the white becomes almost a necessity, a healthy point of arrival after the blinding light and the vivid colors of the sea and of the Salento countryside from which at certain hours of the day you feel almost “attacked”.
And you feel to float inside a cloud, surrounded by these immaculate walls in which the French windows that are tinged with the blue of the sky stand out to illuminate the measured furniture and to invite a reading pause on the terraces overlooking the village.
The feeling of being welcomed in a pleasant cocoon is emphasized when one enters the spa exclusively available to those staying in the six rooms of the bed and breakfast, all equipped with air conditioning, minibar, smart TV and Wi-Fi connection.
Simply quote the time you want to use them and then go with the soft bathrobes of the house to the spacious and well-equipped area with a large hydromassage pool, massage mat, emotional shower, Finnish sauna and Turkish bath.
The relaxing break is enlivened by fresh fruit, herbal teas, fruit juices and prosecco for romantic and sparkling toasts to soak in the bubbles, to forget the hectic pace of everyday life.
A pleasant half-light illuminated by the play of light from the pool and the candles makes the atmosphere even more intimate, helping to recharge one’s energy without worrying about time passing.
Enza allows all those who occupy the rooms the use of the wellness area without time limits and for those who wish it is also possible to book it “at night”, that is from 10 pm onwards for a relaxing closing of the day, perhaps spent between the beaches of white and fine sand of the coast and some excursions in the rich hinterland of the surroundings of Ugento. The possibility to park your car for free in a large reserved area very close to the bed and breakfast entrance is also very convenient.
Breakfast is served on the terrace after enjoying the rich and delicious buffet that includes many delicacies, including fragrant croissants, delicious homemade cakes, fresh seasonal fruit and of course, pasticciotti.
And who has dog? Enza and Mirko love animals very much but prefer not to let dogs into the structure since the spaces are not adequately large, reserving for those like us who travel with their hairy the possibility of staying at Il Giardino TerraNostra, a complex made up of four houses, with swimming pool, a pine forest with hammocks to relax, parking and bicycles available to reach the most beautiful beaches of Salento.