Just returned from a two week stay in the villa with my wife and 4 friends. The villa is stunning and the location is remote, peaceful and quiet. The kitchen and outdoor eating areas are very well equipped and all the rooms are tastefully decorated. The artwork around the villa is spectacular. The pool and surrounding area is ok but could do with more sun loungers. Whilst we we there is was extremely hot and the villa really could do with some air conditioning, there are fans in the rooms but they only move the hot air around. Also if you are prone to insect bites take plenty of repellant (didn't work for four of us) and take lots of anti allergy drugs.
It is possible to walk to Donnini where you can get some things at a small supermarket otherwise drive to Pontassieve.(The walk back to the villa from Donnini is all uphill!)
You can easily catch the train from San Ellero 10 mins drive from the villa to explore further more