If you’re looking to be entirely cossetted in soothing surroundings then this is the place for you. Franco and Isabella ensure everything is taken care of: lavish breakfasts, never-ending piles of fluffy towels, your car dusted each morning. All you need to do is unbend: dip in the infinity pool, book a massage in the garden, perhaps drag yourself off to their smart equestrian center for a hack in glorious rolling countryside. You’re near historic Fermo; in fact the whole region is brimful of art, architecture, food and gastronomic delights, and you’re close to sandy beaches and golf courses… but you may not want to stray too far, it really is lovely here. Bedrooms are lessons in country-chic style: antiques, art, fluffy pillows, subtle colour schemes; and gleaming en suite shower rooms. There are three harmonious outside living rooms, to make the best of the sun or shade, gazing out over a field of sunflowers (specially planted each year) and inside there’s a lavish sitting room with beautiful vases spilling over with fresh flowers where you can curl up with a book. Sheer perfection.