You could look out over the bay from this wild spot all day – the view is cobalt blue, uninterrupted and fringed with olive trees. Once you leave the main road and group of houses that is Castelluzzo, head out into wilderness and the beautiful Monte Cofano Nature Reserve – a stony track runs between dramatic mountains and the sea. A steep, winding drive leads down to the house: a terracotta rustic affair tucked into the hillside and a line of carob and mountain ash trees. Inside all is newly done, simple with splashes of blue echoing that view. Bedrooms and sitting room are plain with white walls, tiled floors and French doors onto a balcony; the small en suite bathrooms are as fresh as a daisy. Find a couple of spaces up some open steps too: room for a single bed and a desk. Cook in the galley kitchen, which has all the basics, or in a little outside set-up if you want to star-gaze. Anna and Giacomo (their summer house is next door) leave supper/breakfast things if you arrive late. It’s a short scramble over rocks to a leap into deep clear water, two minutes by car to a wide, popular beach, ten minutes to buzzing San Vito.