4Farmhouse in sugar cube style in Tao

The farmhouse is built in the traditional (sugar cube style) thick stone method. Most of the ceilings are about 20 foot high so air conditioning is not necessary. In addition all outside windows inward openings with Louvre shutters to allow free airflow. The interior layout and design is in keeping with the character of this old property, yet fully suited to a party of eight or just a couple staying (like ourselves).

The south terrace is fully private with two eating areas, one covered for midday sun and the other for sun worshippers. The pool is oval shaped and 7 mtrs by 4 mtrs. It is 1 mtr deep at the shallow end and slopes to 2 mtrs at the deep end. Solar heating is more than sufficient in the warmer season and for the winter months the electric heating adds that extra backup. The BBQ (not gas) is easy to light so long as you make sure you have the charcoal before you start!

The property overlooks the village of Tao from the west (front) terrace of the farmhouse. Relax having a sun downer or two overlooking the garden and deciding where the sun is going to disappear in the evenings.