Standing on a high ridge with sweeping views of the Tuscan and Umbrian hills and the village of Monterchi, this traditional Tuscan farmhouse is a gem. There’s room for the whole family across three floors of beautifully furnished living spaces, cosy nooks and crannies, and three comfortable bedrooms each with en-suite and air conditioning. There is also an adjoining apartment with a king size bed, plus a double sofa-bed in the living area, so the whole house can sleep up to 10.
It’s the outside space that will seduce you; leap into the infinity pool and swim amongst the hills or luxuriate in the hot tub spa, dry off under a pergola of sweet scented jasmine and take in the glorious framed views of Monterchi. Explore terraced gardens full of wisteria, lavender and rose arches; crisscrossing footpaths lead the way to secret shady spots.
Whip up al fresco meals in the summer kitchen (there’s a pizza oven too) and eat under the stars – having the pool house to hand is a huge boon for big outdoor dining. Stunning medieval Monterchi and Piero della Francesca’s famous artwork is just a three kilometre walk away.