Inch through ancient village streets to find, on the outskirts, a cluster of four homely cottages with sea views and a shared heated pool. Sheila and Ray bought this century-old wine bodega years ago and have painstakingly restored it, keeping as much architectural history as they could: antique wine casks masquerade as giant flowerpots and chunky beams remain. Each single-storey cottage sleeps two (not suitable for children) and sports rustic furniture, tiled floors, a vase of wild flowers, pictures and photos, and a welcoming bottle of wine. Bedrooms have large beds (one has a twin), good lighting and enough storage and hanging space; bathrooms have bath and shower and are sparkling clean. Wander through to the main house to choose a book or a DVD, or help yourself to a cold beer from the honesty fridge. Kitchens have all you need, but if you feel lazy you can order dinner home-cooked by Sheila. The salt water pool is a fairly good size and has plenty of loungers around it, so this will suit sociable types. You can stroll to the village for restaurants and bars, you’re close to southern Tenerife’s coastline, pine forests and golf courses.