Hidden within the grounds of the former village winery in the heart of San Miguel. La Bodega is perfectly placed for exploring the south of Tenerife on foot or by car, and is a 20-minute drive away from the golf courses and beaches of the south coast.
Each cottage is named after a native flower and has its own character and colour scheme. I stayed in Bougainvillea, which overlooks the courtyard, has a large sitting room with three and four seater sofas and a large, country-style kitchen/dining room. It had all the utensils I needed to cook up a gourmet meal for two should the inclination have taken me (it didn’t). In the bedroom, a soft canopy draped over the bed head and bold reds and orange complemented the dark wood floors and antique furniture perfectly. Each of the villas has its own features; Frangipani has cane ceilings, Jasmine and Hibiscus have small, private balconies.
The owner has kept many of the original bodega features and included them in the grounds. Original wine barrels provide decorative plant holders and the old rails along which the wine barrels were rolled have been fashioned into a pretty pergola.
Eating and drinking
The villas are self catering.
The private grounds contain an elegant, heated swimming pool and sun terraces which, with only four villas on site, are often all to yourself. The gardens are rich in pickings and you can help yourself to whatever’s ripe to go with your cornflakes. An ornamental pond and secluded spots to sit and contemplate life or plot the death of the local cockerel add the finishing touches to this sublime location.
The owners provide a warm welcome and every comfort you could want.
Who stays there
British and German predominantly, couples only.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
- Swimming Pool
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Tranquillity and luxury in equal measure
- Personalised attention
- A car’s essential if you want to explore
- In winter, it’s a few degrees cooler than the coast