On a gently sloping hillside gazing out to the Mediterranean, enjoy the peace of the family home of Clelia and her parents Rocco and Marisa. Surrounded by olive trees and a heady mix of tropical plants – bergamot, oranges, avocado, macadamia and guava – wander the lush grounds, relax by the pool and feel the stresses slip away. The four simple but homey apartments, each with full kitchen, are in the main house (which is shared with the family) but have their own entrance. The four rooms, with floral bedspreads, tiled bathrooms and terrace, are on the hillside just below the pool. Tuck in to breakfasts of fresh bread, jams and fruit from the farm in the rustic loggia dining room with sea views through the palm trees. Kids will love the pool, children’s play area and table football. Go horse riding or hike the nearby mountain reserve, visit archaeological sites and medieval villages, or head into town, just three miles away. For the energetic, join in with the farm work or head for the kite surfing centre nearby! Return to evening meals of mouthwatering Calabrian recipes served at the family dining table.