These can be difficult to find: a 1 bed villa with a private pool, or even a property for 4 or 6, is a delight to stay in but there are fewer of them. Have a look at our selection of small villas with private pools, some in Tuscany, others in Umbria, Provence or the Italian Lakes. These aren't all romantic hideaways, they're also great one family holiday villas.
Take Treggiaia, for instance: 2 bedrooms, a swimming pool directly outside your front door, A/C in the bedrooms and a tennis court next door. Or Torre del Merlo, a medieval tower surrounded by an Olive grove with a pool, and then your very own village, all a brief walk from your doorstep..