Easy to laze the day away here, taking in the views: an exquisite panorama unfurls before you, and there’s a hillside for children to run wild on. The owners live in Turin, and giving life to old structures is their passion. Inside the long L-shaped building are stunning brick floors and characterful rafters, limewashed stone walls and rustic niches, curtains made from saris and antique French tables. Most apartments sleep two, some have a sofabed downstairs for a child, others interconnect. And there are interesting Japanese touches, including a wooden bathtub in Zafferano. We loved the pure white walls, the modern art, the chunky stone arches, the fabrics from travels abroad, and the doors that throw open to a narrow shared lawn and four private terraces. Views reach to the hills and distant mountains, and there is a delicious little pool flanked by rosemary and lavender, tucked away to the side. Cook a simple meal in your modern kitchen (hob, fridge, microwave), make friends around the barbecue, eat out in Murazzano, famous for its cheese.