Luxuries in this secluded Umbrian farmhouse are of the natural kind: sunset views over a rolling valley of olive groves and vineyards to hilltop Orvieto; delicious homemade cakes and home-grown fruit jams at breakfast, taken in fine weather under the stone veranda as Beethoven drifts through the air; Slow Food with extra virgin olive oil from the estate’s 700 trees and organic veg from a flourishing garden. Dinners are sociable occasions, a chance to chat with other guests and be inspired by Marco and Daniela’s enthusiasm for their new life in the countryside. It is inspiring; from a rustic sitting room bedecked with candles and warmed by a cosy fireplace to six pristine bedrooms, the beautifully restored 17th-century stone house exudes warmth and character. On clear nights you can see Jupiter, Venus and the Milky Way, while in June the fireflies perform by the pool. Retire to rooms with marvellous views over the countryside of Umbria and Tuscany, where you can hike, ride, and try something a little different – perhaps a wine and cheese tasting or a pottery class.