Win a boutique mini-break in Puglia

The reception area at Masseria Trapana

A two-night luxury stay at the new boutique hotel, Masseria Trapanà, in south-east Italy awaits one lucky Director reader and a guest

Boutique hotel Masseria Trapanà sits in 60 hectares of olive groves on the outskirts of the historic city of Lecce in Puglia. The beautifully renovated 16th-century property, a 10-minute drive from both the coast and vibrant city centre, offers a luxurious escape.

Owner Rob Potter-Sanders spent two years renovating the property, resulting in the creation of the authentic bolthole built in local tufo and pietra leccese stone. Each of the nine light-filled suites has been individually designed incorporating many original features uncovered during the renovation, including authentic fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, frescoes and cattle troughs.

Inspired by Potter-Sanders’s travels to Thailand and Bali, many of the suites have their own outdoor bathtub and private courtyard. Some have external showers and all are complete with luxurious Aesop toiletries. The furnishings have been handpicked from all over the world, from the vibrant Moroccan cushions that adorn the sunken seating area in the garden to the handmade iron beds in each suite.

Guests can relax by the large pool with oversized sunbeds or grab a hammock in a shady corner of one of six tranquil gardens, brimming with 19 varieties of fruit and nut trees including pomegranate and orange.

Resident chef Maria Carla delights guests with her delicious cucina povera, a local speciality, incorporating fresh home-grown produce from the gardens and the region.

Our exclusive prize worth around £1,500, offers one Director reader and guest two nights’ accommodation in a garden suite on a bed-and-breakfast basis with dinner for two on one night. It includes transfers to and from Brindisi airport.

To win a stay at Masseria Trapanà

Email this address or send your name, address and telephone number to:

Masseria Trapanà Competition

Director Publications,

116 Pall Mall, London,


Closing date
30 September 2016

Rules and conditions The winner will be the first entry drawn at random from all entries received by midday on the closing date, 30 September 2016. The prize is open to readers of Director who are aged 18 or over and reside in the UK, except for employees of the Institute of Directors and Director Publications, contributors to Director magazine and its supplements, and employees of Masseria Trapanà. The prize is valid until 31 July 2017 and subject to availability. The hotel is closed from 1 November until 10 April 2017. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Travel is not included. By entering, contestants are bound to the above rules.

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Behiye Hassan

Behiye Hassan

Behiye Hassan has interviewed a range of directors on various topics. She specialises in travel and trends in working space and the entrepreneur community.

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