On a hillside in the foothills of the mountains that rise up from Benidorm, but only a half-hour’s drive from the beach. When I sat on the terrace with views way down to the sparkling Mediterranean, I got the feeling that there was no need to rush; the swimming pool isn’t going anywhere, the lovely raised deck for lounging on will be there for plenty of time to come, and it was a bit too early for a siesta on one of the splendid four-poster beds that Thorsten built by hand.
Moorish arches, walls ragged in rich shades of purple and yellow ochre, brass Moroccan lamps, a double bed with a bed-head made from antique barley-sugar twist pillars (and a mattress I’m tempted to drag back home!), and a high-wide-and-handsome wardrobe built specifically for the proportions of the room. The glorious mix of sumptuous fabrics, elegantly rustic furnishings and warm decoration makes it obvious that Thorsten and Sonia have that elusive ‘taste’ that carries a well-designed home beyond the normal, to somewhere you would love to call your own.
A lounge with a bar and deep leather sofas is an excellent place to take an aperitivo, or sit on the lawns and sun terrace and enjoy the view. A large patio by the pool.
Eating and drinking
An excellent and beautifully prepared breakfast, (with a knob of butter curled into a rose to decorate the plates of mixed breads, meats cheeses and cakes) is served in an attractive dining room overlooking the hillsides. A short but tasty dinner menu is offered but you need to book ahead.
A swimming pool with lots of wooden loungers, and a big Balinese bed are all that you need to pass away a lazy day. There are bikes to hire and the area is popular with walkers.
Very friendly and eager to make sure everything is just right.
Who stays there
Anyone who wants the option of lazing around a pool without the crowds, but also likes the day on the beach or in the mountains.
- Swimming Pool
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
- No fuss
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Can enjoy both country and beach
- Peaceful and quiet
- Need a car