Deeply traditional rubs shoulders happily with up-to-the-minute in this pale limestone house with 16th-century beginnings: contemporary furniture, artfully-arranged pictures and prints, luxurious linens in lovely bedrooms but also ancient reclaimed doors, exposed stonework and chunky beams. Sunset aperitivos are delightful on the modern steel roof terrace with soaring views at the back.
A very modern kitchen has a large central work surface for sociable cooks and basic supplies are there alongside a welcoming bottle of wine. A pre-arrival shop can be organised with a bit of notice. Wine tasting, cookery classes and pretty much anything else you like can also be rustled up by knowledgeable Bianca, the house manager. The pool is lap-friendly and clings to a steep hillside overlooking oak and olive clad hills.
On cooler days find a book from the sitting room and settle here, or in the glass-enclosed garden room with wood-burning stove.