Not far from Granada with its relaxed, bohemian vibe is a fabulous house for parties of six to 10. You climb up a winding mountain road and, on arrival in the village, you’re rewarded by views over a vast reservoir and distant motorway to the soaring Sierra Nevada. You’re perfectly placed for skiing or sea-ing – about 45 minutes to both – and the lush Lecrin Valley is a delight to explore. That’s if you can tear yourself away from the house… built in Moorish style with rooms leading off a central courtyard and a mirador (a panoramic lookout on the roof terrace) it will have you spellbound. As you enter you’re met by a burbling fountain, tropical plants standing sentry and swallows swooping high above you. There are so many nooks and crannies and spaces to hide away that families will rub along brilliantly and can gather for feasts, in the dining room or outside on the terrace. Chefs will be delighted with the smart kitchen and the gas barbecue. Bedrooms spread out on both levels are simply furnished, airy and bright; choose one with internal windows if you’re a light sleeper.