“A boho agriturismo high on a hill, with an easy vibe and an amazing ocean view - a slice of the secret Ibiza”
Bedrooms are painted in cream, ochre, burnt orange and terracotta, and come with country antiques - a gilt-framed mirror, a white wicker chair, a Moroccan sofa. Curtains - wild silk, white muslin, striped cotton - draw across simple, elegant, wrought-iron poles. Big beds are dressed in white, and pillows are huge.
Bathrooms are simple and understated, with lovely old terracotta floors or big pale-stone slabs, deep baths or drenching showers, and colour-washed walls in pale biscuit, light aqua or deep ruby.
The Terry Thomas Suite is amazing, spacious and sublime, with a kingsize wicker bed and windows for the view (rumour has it, the best view in Ibiza is from the bathroom!). Tiling in the bathroom is exquisite and there's a vast terrace overlooking the sea, so sink onto a wooden lounger, kick off your Diana Rigg kitten mules (she stayed here) and sip your martini. Glamorous is the word.
If you come with kids, choose the Girasol Suite, a big circular tower room with a ceiling rose shaped like a sunflower and a bunk room adjoining. Alternatively, the Superior with Lounge has space for extra beds.
You'll probably eat out on the terrace, in the shade of an olive tree, looking over woodland and the distant sea. Continental breakfast is included in the price and served from 8.30am until noon - a basket of croissants and breads, a juicy fruit salad with yoghurt and honey, marmalades, jams and orange juice. If you’d like to pay for something more fancy you can ask for eggs, bacon and other cooked options.
Snacks are available all through the day: chicken and feta salad; goat’s cheese and rustic bread; a mushroom omelette; pasta with tomatoes, garlic and basil. Or a tasty selection of tapas including excellent bruschetta. Cushan and Laetitia love cooking and their food is simple and good. The produce comes fresh from the market or local farms, the herbs and vegetables are from the garden, the eggs are from their hens.
If you fancy going out to lunch or dinner, you can walk to the village of San Carlos - 25 minutes down… only for the hearty on the way back up! There are some great restaurants within a 10-minute drive and Laetitia can advise - just remember there’s a steep, dusty track on the way home.
If you'd prefer to stay put, have dinner on the terrace accompanied by candlelight, lanterns and soft music - seriously romantic. You order in advance: thai curry, chicken with lemon, coriander and couscous. We loved our orange salad then pasta with homemade pesto, and the apple crumble was delicious.. Drinks are from the outdoor honesty bar and the wines are Spanish, apart from a French rosé.
Children are welcome and will love the pretty pool and playing in the gardens. However, the majority of guests are couples seeking peace, so you might feel self-conscious if your kids are lively. A baby cot is free of charge or you can pay a supplement for an extra bed in some room types.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
The Girasol Suite is perfect for a family of 4 - a big circular tower room with a ceiling rose shaped like a sunflower and a bunk room adjoining. Alternatively the Superior with Lounge has space for 1-2 rollaway beds in its lounge, although 2 might be a bit of a squeeze.