The gentle restoration of this 300-year-old farmhouse sees original features mixed with contemporary design pieces, creating a warm welcome both inside and out.
Villa Sanleo lies in the green heart of Italy, where towns and villages freckle the crests of the rolling hills, offering up their rich history, delicious cuisine and extraordinarily beautiful views.
A restored 18th century farmhouse, the building has retained many of its original features, including a vast stone fireplace, wooden ceiling beams and stairs, and terracotta floor tiles. The sympathetic renovation has resulted in simple interiors furnished with an easy mix of 20th century furniture and contemporary design pieces from brands such as Alessi, Hay and Kartell.
Set over three floors with living rooms on each, the bedrooms include three doubles and two singles, making this an ideal property for different generations of family and friends. Guests are able to enjoy their own space and privacy, as well as the pleasure of each other’s company.
Outside, there is a pretty garden with mature trees and lavender bushes spooling along the side of the terraced lawn. A pool (14m x 5.5m) gently arcs below an old stone wall, looking out on the valley beyond. The long history of the house and the land it lies on is evident, and guests get to enjoy it with 21st century comforts.