The master bedroom is situated at the patio level and faces over the garden. It has a king size bed and feels like a luxurious private apartment. The room is fitted with shutters for those who want to sleep late but there is nothing like waking up to a gentle warm morning breeze. The bedroom also offers a lovely all-white, marble-lined bathroom, walk-in storage and clothes hanging space. The suite is calm ideal for a restful holiday with an interesting selection of books and magazines supplied for guests.
Set above the master bedroom with dazzling country views. The bedroom has been designed in a less traditional style using textiles and the warm colours inspired by Morocco and India. It is teamed with cool, limed oak floors and white walls. From the studio room a few steps lead up to a lobby off which is the en-suite bathroom with plenty of useful storage cupboards. The modern stylish bathroom has a large power shower.
Accessed directly from the garden and not the house this charming bedroom is a romantic secluded retreat. Furnished with a metal bed from a family home it is decorated simply and comfortably, Designers Guild fabrics in reds and greens providing colour along with artworks bought in Marrakesh. Within the room is a fully equipped shower-room.
The studio is a large and fascinating mezzanine space reached by a broad stone staircase and lobby off the living room. It is beautifully decorated with one wall retaining the original church figurative painting.
There are oak floors and vaulted stone walls and ceiling. It is a fabulous place to listen to music or just to relax and read. This room can also be used as a fourth bedroom a full size sofa bed available. There is an additional bathroom at the foot of the stairs.
A real home-from-home requires an attractive and well equipped kitchen. Villa Buona offers a light and airy Kitchen in a style reminiscent of Sweden and Provence, but this is not a basic rustic holiday kitchen. Everything from aprons and a wide selection of table linens to fine Riedel wine-glasses and a mighty La Cornue range cooker are supplied.
Living and dining
Subtle lighting, ancient arches and stone work provide a palpable sense of history to the spacious open-plan living and dining room.
Simply decorated with a large cane sofa, a bright Moroccan rug and with a multi-channel television neatly hidden in an old wall cupboard the living area is very comfortable. The dining table with raw silk covered chairs, seating up to 8 people. It is raised just a shallow step above the living area.
The Covered Patio
Entering the garden from the street door you are greeted by an outstanding view. Throughout the year guests can relax under the cool ancient vaulted arches which form the outdoor seating and dining area. There is a large table and plenty of comfortable chairs provided. From the patio there is easy access to the kitchen and living room, with a gentle flight of steps down to the garden and pool at a lower level.
The Garden and Swimming Pool
A low wall across the front of the garden provides unobstructed views of the stunning countryside beyond, guest can look forward to enjoying especially wonderful at sunset.
The pool is set back and to the side of the villa, while lush green lawns, cool underfoot, provide plenty of space for sunbathing or entertaining. The garden is planted with roses, olives and cypress trees. It is a quiet contemplative place, ideal for a calm and restful holiday.
Dimensions: 3x6 metres Depth: 1.5 metres Access: stairs
- Satellite television including BBC news, sport, French, German and Russian channels.
- DVD player.
- There are televisions in every room.
- Large selection of CD’s and docking station for an iPod.
- Wi-Fi access in the house and garden.
- Bang and Olufsen sound system with ipod dock in the kitchen, living room, master bedroom and bathroom and the patio.
- Pure linen Italian bed linen and towels from designer Valerie Barkowsky ‘Mia Zia’.
- Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, coffee machine, freezer, espresso machine, toaster and grill (washing machine provided).