Our Globe-Trotter is carried over the white gravel to our room by a helpful woman as we take in the stunning view. The first thing that you notice upon crossing the house’s threshold is that it doesn’t feel like a hotel at all, it’s far too relaxed and intimate than that. This is your rich uncles Tuscan country house, a place to feel at home but in a lush setting. We’ve checked into the ‘Cipressi’ room which looks over the Cyprus trees of the same name that the region is famous for. As you might expect with such a small property, each of the rooms is different and has its own feel. The smattering of art chosen by the owner Baker gives a modern twist to the otherwise classic design and antique furniture that you’ll find around the house. Chivalrous folk can head to the ‘honour’ bar at any time for a tipple by the piano or more likely by the pool where we spent lots of our days. Room service finishes at around 7 pm but this tends to work out just fine as dinner at the Locanda takes you through to bedtime very nicely indeed. The quality of the food and the delicacy of its preparation is top notch, the perfect way to enjoy a romantic relaxing evening together in a chorus of summer crickets with a glass of prosecco in hand.