It’s very peaceful here, with decorative echoes of Mali and the East. In this secluded, gentle-sided olive valley the Smets run an easy-going ship, along sustainable lines. They may join you for dinner; their vegetables and olives are grown organically, meats and cheeses are from a trusted local butcher, jams and breads are homemade, eggs from the happiest of chickens. Bedrooms open onto the terrace; in Cuarto Djenné two walls are rough-finished to look like the adobe walls of the eponymous Malinese mosque. An African throw covers the bed, bedside lights are made from converted gourds on twisted tree roots. In Rajasthan-influenced Cuarto Jaipur you sleep overseen by a serene goddess, lit by a silk lamp from Hanoi. Cow hides warm floors, Indonesian totems support clothes rails. The Casita has its own kitchen and a small double behind half-height doors off its sitting room (with sofa bed). Modern bathrooms are tiled and spotless. Relax by the sitting room fire, in the Jacuzzi, by the pool (no chemicals) or up on the shaded terrace with long mountain views. The area’s great for bird watching, walking and cycling, too.