The villa has three double bedrooms and one twin. All the rooms have the same beautiful stone floor used throughout the rest of the property and are simply decorated in muted colours with raw plaster walls, linen curtains and bedding, shelves and bedside tables sculpted from single blocks of wood, and Crittall-style windows and doors. The twin room and the principal bedroom are located on the living room and kitchen side of the property, while the other two doubles are in the attached annex, overlooking the pool. Bedroom one
The principal bedroom has a door leading to a private outdoor bathroom with a large poured concrete bath and an overhead shower. There is also an indoor en-suite.
The twin room has a small built-in desk with a vintage wooden chair. There are rustic wooden shelves and a built-in hanging space, the modern lines softened by the natural materials. There is a separate bathroom.
This bright and spacious room overlooks the olive groves and the pool. It has its own en-suite as well as a private outdoor shower with a gravel soakaway.
Also overlooking the olive groves and the pool, this beautiful en-suite bedroom with long, low windows on two walls, has its own private courtyard bathroom with a large, poured concrete tub and a shower overhead.
The indoor bathrooms have basins and vanity units made from poured concrete in a soft vanilla colour. Following simple lines, they come with hi-spec fixtures and fittings. Two of the double bedrooms also have private outdoor bath tubs with showers while the third has a private outdoor shower. There is another outdoor shower for pool use.
The kitchen is the perfect fusion of form and function, built using beautiful and tactile materials. Surrounded on three sides by Critall-style windows and doors, guests can access the outside dining table and seating area as well as the covered portico, the annex and the pool. The long marble-topped island houses an electric hob and has bar stools on one side so guests can sit chatting to those cooking. The kitchen is expertly equipped with all the appliances, gadgets and tableware that guests might need.
The rustic wooden dining table is in an open-sided ‘room’ adjoining the kitchen, open to the views yet protected from the heat of the sun. A built-in poured-concrete bench takes up the length of the wall behind the dining table, and is wide enough to properly lounge on as a daybed. Comfy cushions mean guests can relax with nothing more to distract them than the view, the chatter of family and friends, and the lure of delicious local produce.
Guests can also relax on the sofa behind the dining table or on loungers beside the pool. Whether it’s glorious solitude or social connection that guests seek, there is ample space for everyone.
The large living room mixes cosy with airy and is a comfortable space in which to relax away from the heat of the summer or, as easily, with the warmth of a fire lit in the concrete hearth, in the cooler months. The walls bounce the soft light around and, in a reflection of the kitchen, three out of four have large windows and doors to the outside, while the fourth wall has shelved alcoves. An L-shaped poured-concrete bench sofa stretches round two walls with squishy linen-covered seat and back cushions. It’s big enough to accommodate several guests sleeping off the excesses of a delicious holiday lunch, or as an extensive book nook.
There is a second seating area, again with a built-in bench with soft linen cushions and a coffee table, under the timber and bamboo portico. Accessed through one of the glass doors of the living room, the sofa looks like it is an extension or a reflection of one side of the sofa in the living room. Here, the floor is poured concrete, as opposed to the stone tiles of the indoor spaces, and there is a small square aperture behind which throws light onto the space.
There is an outdoor kitchen too, with an BBQ, Pizza oven, electric hob, a drinks fridge, a sink and a large wooden dining table, all under a pergola.