A harmonious home awaits in this slice of olive-groved, pine-shaded, southern-landscaped heaven, with a charming whitewashed farmhouse at its heart. As for the two cottages, these are sweetly rustic inside, all checked fabrics, wood-burning stoves and cheery reds and blues, with gleaming kitchens and barbecues and private terraces for al fresco living; there’s also a self-catering apartment for up to 4. June and Clive, your kind, easy-going English hosts run an ethical horse rescue and riding centre and produce convivial meals at tables and cushioned benches in the farm’s delightful inner courtyard, shaded by a rambling vine. With the many seating areas dotted around the various courtyards and beautiful landscaped gardens leading down to the horses, Clive and June have thought of everything, including a Jacuzzi – perfect for watching the stars. While riders can go on scenic hacks and breakfast rambles, non-equestrians can walk, trek, drink from mountain springs, nod off in the shade, bask by the pool and make Spanish omelettes with eggs from the hens.