Colourful plants fringe the thatched pavilions that form The Longhouse’s living and dining areas. Beneath the softly whirring fans of the open-fronted lounge, plump-cushioned sofas make a comfortable vantage point for soaking up the views (binoculars are thoughtfully provided for those who want to zoom in on the action) and a circular six-seater table is positioned for informal dining or game-playing.
The adjoining dining room is bright and cheerful with fold-back glass doors creating a semi-outdoor dining experience as they welcome in a gentle breeze. An enormous solid saurwood table seats 12 and a pre-loaded iPod provides music to dine by.
The villa’s state-of-the-art, air-conditioned home cinema is equipped with a 52-inch TV screen, DVD player and surround-sound system, and furnished with a huge lounge suite and plenty of ottomans. After enjoying a delicious dinner prepared by the villa’s talented chefs, what better than to retire to the cinema, put your feet up and be entertained in complete comfort.
On villa’s mezzanine level is an air-conditioned gym equipped with a treadmill, Swiss Pilates balls and yoga mats. Also on this floor is a children’s play area furnished with a massive daybed and equipped with a dolls’ house, books, train set and games to keep younger guests happy, and the spa room with its twin massage beds and outdoor bathtub.
Stretching the length of the lounge on the upper floor of the villa, the stone-tiled, 12 x 4 metre infinity pool offers spectacular views from its cooling waters, and a corner sun deck is topped with twin sun loungers. The villa’s terraced gardens are a delightful mix of lawns and flourishing foliage, where daybeds and a beautiful pergola draped with flowering vines provide plenty of quiet spots for holiday relaxation.