Sitting high on a hill above the quaint village of San Carlos, beautiful Ibiza Agroturismo Can Talaias was once the home of famed British actor Terry-Thomas, who discovered this secret spot – back then an abandoned finca with breathtaking views and a lot of potential – while riding on horseback in the late 1960s. Many years were subsequently spent renovating the property, creating a paradise nestled among the pine trees that acts as the ultimate backdrop for romantic getaways, laid-back sojourns for the whole family, and rest and relaxation away from the hubbub of the island.
Owners Cushan (Terry-Thomas’ youngest son) and Laetitia welcome guests into their beautiful, peaceful world with open arms, offering highly personalised service and a dwelling that combines authentic island style with interesting design details. Think rustic stone walls alongside luxe soft furnishings, and ancient beamed ceilings complemented by a neutral colour palette of cream and apricot. Double rooms at Can Talaias come with en-suite facilities to ensure utmost privacy and discretion, while luxury suites are grand affairs with bundles of space (making the Ibiza Agroturismo an ideal choice for families), sea views and alfresco terraces facing out towards woods.
Healthy, delicious food rests at the heart of the Can Talaias kitchen, where ingredients are cooked with Mediterranean, Asian and international influences and the menu changes daily. Herbs are plucked straight from the Ibiza Agroturismo’s garden, vegetables and fish are sourced from local markets, and meat is free range. Breakfast is taken on the terrace while admiring the stunning panoramic views; lunch is served beneath the shady boughs of trees; and dinner is enjoyed beneath the starry Balearic sky, ice-cold cocktail in hand.
During unrushed hours of downtime, explore the spectacular Can Talaias gardens, where a range of Mediterranean flora, native plants, cacti and succulents are tended and given sanctuary, and greenhouses are geared towards the production of semi drought-tolerant species. A clutch of the island’s best beaches are also located on the Ibiza Agroturismo’s doorstep, with the picturesque shores of Cala Boix, Es Figueral and Aguas Blancas all located nearby, and the legendary Las Dalias Hippie Market in the neighbourhood. Step away from daily stresses, unwind, and let Can Talaias serve as your perfect home base for discovering the island.