This whitewashed house is reached by a dirt track and stands alone on top of a small ridge. You’re in a relatively isolated area although you’ll see the roof of Ana’s other property in the distance and the nearest hamlet, Molinell, is a five-minute walk away.
Inside is cosy, with a good kitchen and a wood-burner; the upper floor bedroom has a terrace with fantastic views of the valley. Ana lives in Valencia but provides lots of local information, and the caretaker will leave you a welcome hamper and a homemade meal ready to be warmed up if you arrive late.
Sit out at the table and chairs under a cherry tree or swim in the pool when the weather’s hot. Drive to the medieval town of Culla in seven minutes for shops and a great restaurant called La Setena, or stop at El Carrasco, between Molinell and Culla, for more good food served by the friendly owner.