This large stone house was originally built to store machinery and grains and stands alone on a hill overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The three apartments all have their own private entrances, ample living space with inviting sofas and fireplaces, and kitchens that spill out onto gardens with shady eating areas and barbecues.
Tommaso drives over from Florence to greet you with a couple of bottles of wine and breakfast basics; you’re invited to help yourself to the veg garden and pick fruit from the trees that surround the property. Ask about having meals cooked for you by locals and trips to cheese factories, vineyards and weekend markets.
It feels rural here but you can drive to the lively town of Greve in ten minutes or to Florence in an hour. Hire e-bikes to explore the countryside, go wine-tasting, return to relax by the swimming pool.