Come for almond blossom in February, and spring’s exquisite flowers. The finca has been in Felisa’s family for centuries, her parents still live here, she visits often, and the family is charming. Surrounded by green farmland and fruit trees you sense you are miles from anywhere, yet you can reach any point on the island in 30 minutes. So sink into the peace of this warm serene corner and feel yourself unwind. Breakfasts and dinners are brought to the terrace in summer, under the branches of a huge spreading tree: homemade everything from pastries to preserves and masses of their own organic produce, including delicious salamis (‘sobrasada’). If you choose to self-cater, they bring the meals over: nothing is too much trouble. Graceful modern bedrooms are a cool mix of family heirlooms and delicate iron bedsteads, linen furnishings and gentle colours; the apartments, housed around a fountain’d courtyard, are equally elegant, all with their own piece of terrace. Hop on a bike and explore the surroundings; come home to books, toys, DVDs and sparkling pool; nod off to the sound of birds and cicadas.