On the edge of a village at the foot of the mountains in central Mallorca, a restored 16th-century finca, a labour of love for Dutch life coach Jacqueline and South African architect/interior designer Glynn. Imagination and attention to detail shine through: quality furnishings blended with shabby chic; wicker baskets recycled into lampshades; airy interiors of light stone and whitewashed walls peppered with splashes of colour in kilims and cushions. Bedrooms, some with balconies, are light with wooden floors, luxury beds and crisp white linen. Walk-in showers and huge rain heads come as standard; in the larger rooms slide out of bed into a huge free standing bath. The gardens are a work in progress but have plenty of shady spots and hammocks for a siesta. Breakfasts are healthy – no full English here: organic fruit from the garden, cereals, cheese and eggs. Visit wineries, head into the mountains, relax by the pool, or book a treatment with a local specialist in the on-site therapy room. Shops and restaurants are just 10 minutes’ walk and three times a week Jacqueline serves a fulsome three-course dinner.