Written by Jeremy Lazell for The Times
The Times lists your ideal summer retreat at one of 50 cool self-catering properties from around the world shortlisting Isola Rossa
Isola Rossa – Tuscany Coast & Maremma
A peaceful, romantic stone farmhouse set in an olive grove on Monte Argentario. Uncluttered whitewashed interior, loft-style master bedroom. Ensuite bathrooms. Fully air-conditioned. Fireplace. Walk to pebble beach. Private pool.
The Maremma is Tuscany minus tour groups and plus beaches. Smuggled away amid pines and palm trees on the Monte Argentario peninsula, Isola Rossa is a beautifully restored stone farmhouse with a modern, open-plan interior peppered with cushions. A path through orange groves leads past the pool to a secluded pebble beach. Note that although the villa has two bedrooms, it’s only let as a property for two.
£1,262/£2,568; tuscanynowandmore.com Fly to Rome