An unassuming barn conversion up a steep drive, this self-catering treat combines traditional architecture with fresh homely furnishings and underfloor heating. A 2.5-acre garden of fruit orchards and olives with long vistas to ancient hill-topped Tuscan towns ensures birdsong and herb-tinted peace and tranquillity. Bedrooms are understated, simple and comfortable with plenty of wood and natural colours. You’ll find a cupboard full of goodies, a big sitting room made snug by an open fire in winter, and French windows that keep it breezy in summer. Behind the house is a rose-rambled terraced dining area and a wisteria-covered pergola; down some steps through the olive trees to the field below lies a lovely large saltwater infinity pool, a secluded sun trap for relaxing with far-reaching views. There’s loads to do in the area, from truffle snuffling, fishing and riding to meandering through the alley’d mazes and markets of nearby medieval towns Città di Castello, Sansepolcro and Anghiari. A well-converted, well-furnished space with beautiful gardens.