Cast away your urban cares and settle in here. Spend long lazy days out in the large garden with sweeping lawns, bougainvillea, fruit trees (pomegranate, kaki, lemon and avocado), mature fig and a twin olive – it’s the Garden of Eden! But there isn’t a single serpent. Just a million cicadas chirruping heartily and frogs in the pond. Down by the pool there are comfy loungers, a little pool house and a yoga deck up the hillside for magical sessions while the sun sets.
Inside the 400-year-old house find cool tiled floors, a comfortable sitting room with a beamed ceiling, interesting objets d’art and a fireplace for rare cold evenings. Two big bedrooms, one downstairs, one up have shutters, mosquito-proof windows, deep mattresses and air conditioning – you’ll sleep peacefully.
Wake to a healthy breakfast of freshly made smoothies, fruit, perhaps avocado on toast, nothing from a supermarket. Walk in the mountains, drive into town.