This elegant Art Nouveau Villa is just minutes from the shore. It stands proud behind tall wrought gates, in grounds full of jasmine, fig and olive trees with room to roam and to relax in the shade; a beautiful pool and fine dining terrace. It’s special indoors as well. The large living room exudes Italian style with the addition of modern art; a great party/family room, cosy with a blazing winter fire, books and music. The dining room is equally impressive; so too the handmade kitchen with central island; its marble worktops perfect for baking and pasta making. And there’s a separate laundry room. Up the marble stair the first floor has a wraparound balcony with leafy views to the lake. The master bedroom (double shower and roll top bath centre stage) and another double with adjoining single, lead onto it. One of the second floor twins has its own shower room, the other shares a bathroom with the double. Décor is a mix of light and dark: antique and painted furniture; calm colours, fine white bed linen. Ask the English owners about catering and special events.