Less than an hour from Florence and within easy reach of some of Tuscany's loveliest towns and wine estates, these countryside hideaways boast an idyllic position.
Not for the traditionalists, the villas are sleek, contemporary and modern with white interiors, not particularly suitable for grubby little fingers which is why children under 10 are not accepted.
Within easy reach of the Chianti area and wine centres of Montalcino and Montepulciano, Villa Chic and Villa Chic Petite are the perfect private alternative to a boutique hotel in Tuscany for those looking to explore the area and take in the sights, sounds and flavours that Tuscany is famous for.
You might like to visit the Umbrian towns of Perugia and Assisi which are also within easy reach and are worth exploring during your stay. The famous Perugina chocolate factory in Perugia is, in our view, overrated, and a wander around the city and a leisurely lunch is time better spent.
At nearby Lake Trasimeno there is water sports and lake buggy tours which are quite fun, and there are a few golf courses close by to choose from. You can also shop until you drop at the designer outlets which are only around 40 minutes away.
The main villa at Villa Chic has a shaded terrace that sits up to 6 guests comfortably and another large terrace with an al fresco dining table that looks across the pool and surrounding countryside.
Villa Chic Petite has a private terrace with a dining table for 2 in addition to a sitting area facing the private pool and countryside.