The villa is set in 23 acres of beautiful Tuscany countryside overlooking its own vineyard and olive grove. The surrounding fields sway with golden grain, brilliant poppies, fragrant alfalfa and sunflowers, so pick your season. Although it has come a long way from humble beginnings, this solid 300-year-old house keeps its original character: chestnut beams, handmade ceiling tiles, stone window surrounds. Step inside to find a big open-plan ground-floor space filled with light. There’s a table of solid chestnut, two plump sofas, a corner kitchen to keep sociable cooks happy, and an archway with glass doors to frame the breathtaking views. You will sleep peacefully in charming, uncluttered bedrooms (one downstairs) with antiques and smart bathrooms. A short stroll takes you to the lake; grab a bike and nip to the village (Michelangelo was born here); explore the countryside; discover the hilltop village of Anghiari, also close. Come home to a glass of chilled wine on one of the terraces or a swim in the pool.