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One of things that initially appealed to us on our first viewing of the Masseria was that it gave us an opportunity to create our own business.
Since having children, our personal holiday requirements had changed significantly. We had found that hotels rarely provided a space that worked with children (whilst providing some privacy) and that stand-alone holiday villas were either too much like staying in someone else's home filled with precious or sentimental objects that you were terrified the kids would break, or too "cold" and impersonal. Conversely, we had had some fantastic holidays staying in small apartment complexes where the owners lived on site, there were a small number of other families staying (so the kids had other children to play with) and there was also the benefit of having a large pool.
The old stables, barns and other outbuildings gave us the opportunity to not only realise our Italian Escape but also to build the kind of complex where we would want to go on holiday. Somewhere where you had the conveniences of home, some like-minded fellow guests to chat with and access to local information and recommendations that might not appear in most guidebooks.
Our dream was born. Although maybe at the start it wasn't somewhere that would appeal to too many holiday makers!!
The other half of the cow / horse shed, with feeding troughs on the far wall.