Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at Villa del Faro is organised over two levels. The main entrance takes one into a hallway. To the left, down a couple of steps is the double-level, open-plan living and dining area. The living area is furnished with a well-cushioned corner sitting area and is partially separated from the dining area, which features a convivial round dining table, by a couple of steps and a low wall. Both these areas feature large sliding glass doors accessing the extensive sea-view terrace that runs along the entire façade of the first floor. A set of doors lead from dining area to the fabulous professional kitchen, whose stainless steel worktops and top-of-the-range appliances will delight keen cooks and chefs alike. A short section of corridor leads from between the kitchen and the dining area to first floor's sleeping area, comprising a master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with twin sinks, hydromassage tub, separate shower and a Hammam area, and then, down a few stairs, two double-twin bedrooms sharing a bathroom with separate shower and tub. All three bedrooms have their own access to the surrounding terraces. Back in the corridor, a flight of stairs takes one down to part of the ground floor, where there is a twin bedroom with adjacent shower room. Back on the first floor, between the living area and the kitchen, a second flight of stairs leads down to the ground floor proper, which is home to a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, a double bedroom with a single divan and en-suite bathroom with tub, a central living area accessing the pool-level terraces, and a cinema room with a projector and a large screen . A quintessential coastal house, Villa del Faro features pristine white walls, creamy beige floors and a series of sliding glass doors and picture windows that both bring in the light and promote a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Outside: Villa del Faro has been designed to make the most of its fabulous views, and this aspect is reflected in its wonderful variety of panoramic terraces. The first floor boasts a spacious L-shaped terrace that may be accessed from both the living and the dining area. It combines a large shaded dining area and a glass-fronted lounge area, both of which look out over the pool area, Santa Maria di Leuca, the lighthouse from which the villa takes its name, and the sea. Down below, accessed by a flight of external steps from the first floor terrace and from some of the ground floor rooms, is the magnificent pool area. Here, a long retractable canopy offers shade for a lounge area, while two sides of the pool are given over to a comfily furnished solarium, a bar and a couple of decked outdoor showers. The stunning gated infinity pool itself is divided into three sections: an L-shaped swimming area accessed by shallow, wide steps and featuring a pair of cascades issuing from a stone wall; a smaller children's pool and a Jacuzzi. Behind the pool area is a covered dining area and a large bathroom with shower. On its own little terrace, and ideally positioned to serve both al fresco dining areas, is a large wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue. While the views from all these areas are superb, arguably the best are to be had from the roof terrace, where it is possible to lose yourself in the beauty of all that surrounds you. Coming back down to earth, the side of the property is given over to a driveway, a sloping expanse of green lawn and a wooded area criss-crossed by paths.