Artists and photographers flock to Lanzarote for its special light; this intimate hotel in the little whitewashed village of Mozaga is a favourite. Charming Maria has lovingly restored her family’s 18th-century farmhouse, built on ancient volcanic rock in the very heart of the island. Old family photos and heirlooms remind you it’s a genuine Canarian home, cherished and authentic – staff welcome you in the same hospitable style. Nearby, you can visit the well-known family vineyard with its small museum. Inviting farmhouse style rooms look onto the courtyard and are dressed with fine linen and plain fabrics; bathrooms are beautiful. Enjoy sophisticated Mediterranean and local dishes in the popular and softly lit restaurant, housed in former stables – once the home of a camel! Breakfast is varied, plentiful and delicious. There’s a charming terrace and volcanic garden in which to relax, with a hammock for dreaming in (and a small library with board games if the weather turns). Beaches and markets are close by; couples in search of quiet relaxation and the authentic Lanzarote will be in heaven.