Gracious, attentive hosts have renovated this peaceful old stone farmhouse with huge care. Each deeply comfortable room has a terrace with views of the valley below where sheep graze among the olive trees. The entrance and living space, with big rustic fireplace and separate sitting areas, stretch the length of the building; big, glazed sliding doors fill it with light and lead to the covered veranda. Wander out, take in the view and linger over breakfast, a beautifully presented spread of freshly cut prosciutto, cheese, eggs, homemade jams and cakes. Brick floors and beamed ceilings frame antique and more contemporary pieces, particularly in lighting and paintings (and the mini-fridges and safes). Splash about in luxurious bathrooms with travertine marble, rain showers, thick towels, monogrammed bathrobes and slippers. Once you’ve been suitably pampered, borrow a bike or head off on foot on the nearby Francigena pilgrimage trail; take the waters at Fiuggi; visit Medieval Anagni; hop on a train to Rome. The sea and Fiumicino airport are only an hour’s drive, and a pool is planned for the scented garden.