Step away from the tourist routes and immerse yourself in a traditional Valencian village with narrow Moorish streets leading off a central plaza and church. You stay in a converted townhouse, beautifully designed to let light flood in and with a roof top terrace – views soar across citrus groves all the way to Ibiza from here.
Breakfast on freshly-squeezed orange juice, Iberian ham with walnuts, goats cheese and crusty bread, either in the dining room or on your private terrace. Set off into the countryside for gentle strolls through the groves, mountain hiking or the Barranco del Infierno, a challenging canyon walk with a corkscrew descent. Owner Rubén and service manager Magda look after you quietly; they can put you in touch with mountain bike hire companies and give advice on routes.
Walk to restaurants in town or get in your car to explore. There’s a good flea market at Jalón (ten kilometres) every Saturday selling antiques and vintage stuff, the three Michelin starred restaurant ‘Quico de Costa’ is a short drive and there are excellent choices in Denia (20 kilometres). It’s 20 minutes to the sea for beaches, swimming and picnics.