You won’t forget your first sight of this Tuscan villa, standing alone on top of the world. Alone but for the vast vineyards it oversees; this is wine country and the Castellani family have been in the business since Dante’s time. The current generation cultivate organic Chianti and now they’ve transformed the villa and two cottages into supremely elegant apartments. These would not look out of place in an Italian design show, so sophisticated is their décor, so generous their space. Some apartments have mezzanine levels, others attics or terraces; yet others have jacuzzis and four-posters. The rooms are dressed in gorgeous fabrics and shades of soft ivory and latte, enlivened by splashes of aqua and Tuscan red. If the interiors are finely tuned, the views are utterly untouched. From organising wine tours and tastings to lake fishing and mountain biking, Michela and her team take care of you with consummate professionalism. Swim in the pool, fire up the barbecue, visit Pisa and the Etruscan coast. Fresh, stylish, memorable – a huge treat.