Kris and Rene are delighted to have shed their corporate shackles – they’re friendly and generous and keen for guests to share their beautiful home, their food and their company. Perched on a hillside just outside town this big modern villa has several terraces from which you have views over palm, olive and fruit trees then mountains, valleys and villages. The main house has three enormous arched windows in the breakfast room so you can also view-gaze while you tuck into juices and jams from their own fruit trees, along with Kris’s homemade bread. Choose between straightforwardly spick and span bedrooms in the house, or independence in a studio or apartment (you can still come to breakfast!). If four or more of you want dinner then Kris will cook, otherwise it’s a short drive to town for restaurants. Take a car to the coast at Torre de Mar, visit the picturesque Comares and Alhama de Granada with its Arabic Baths, hike in the Sierra Tejeda National Park. Return for a splash in the large swimming pool and enjoy a sundowner with no other noise except birdsong.