As soon as you enter the double-height hall of Villa Roma, with its lofty ceiling and glassed-in staircase, you get an immediate feeling of space and grandeur.
It’s a place that’s at once luxurious yet relaxing, with a fluid open-plan living space that overlooks beautiful landscapes.
The generous dining and sitting room has two separate living areas: the TV area with a sizable corner sofa; and the central living room has plush Italian-style sofas and an elegant chaise-longue, where you can gaze out across the terrace with a glass of something chilled in hand.
The dining area is connected via a Roman-style archway, and the whole space opens out onto the terrace so you can dine indoors or out depending on the time of year – this villa is just as idyllic in the winter as it is in summer.
It’s all very light thanks to wall to wall French windows that lead to the terrace; all three rooms can be opened up completely, offering an uninhibited view of the garden, golf course below, and countryside beyond.
In total there are five bedrooms spread over three floors, so there’s plenty of room for a large family and the nanny, too. Upstairs, the main bedroom suite has a huge, round Jacuzzi bath, and glazed doors onto a private terrace which is shared by the guest bedrooms next door.
The ground floor bedroom is ideal for children, as there are twin beds plus a sofa-bed which could accommodate another child. There’s a further den-like basement bedroom which also has a sofa bed, as well as a sauna.
Designed for entertaining, the kitchen has a side-by-side fridge-freezer, with chilled water dispenser and ice-maker, plus a cosy breakfast booth in a window alcove. From here you can access the terrace to take breakfast in the warm sunshine.
This is a house for tech-lovers, with a home automation system to control the surround sound and TV. Film buffs can make the most of the sleek sound-proofed cinema room with a full size wall-mounted screen, which features two rows of plush seats with foot stools so you can put your feet up and enjoy a movie in style.
For late night drinks with friends there’s also a small cocktail bar with funky LED lighting and a great sound system in case you fancy bopping the night away.