A 200-year-old modern-rustic finca set among the rolling hills of Can Tomás. Simply, sympathetically restored from its roots as an 18th-century monastry. Full of character. Expect poured concrete against knotted wood. Chandeliers hanging from gnarled beams. And rambling gardens that remind you that Villa Bourganville has been here for centuries.
Wide-open archways carve the living area into space for lounging and gathering around the formal dining table. A skylight is thoughtfully placed, as is a nook under the stairs – a perfect hideaway for children, pets, book lovers. In the kitchen: low-slung lights over an elemental island. With an integrated, high-spec range, it’s a brilliant spot to gather over coffee as brunch cooks. Or a deep vermouth come cocktail hour.
The seven bedrooms – two in a seperate self-contained apartment – are all earthy-toned elegance, and include a stand-out master suite with twin vanities and direct access not just to the garden but to a private terrace too. In another, metro-tiled bathroom, a deep-sided tub gazes into the palm trees.
Wherever you are in Villa Bougainville, there’s a strong sense of connection with the outdoors. Cool off in the large pool or head up to the roof terrace for a front-row ticket to sunset over rural San Antonio. The gardens are timeless, with a pathway winding between the landscaped lawn and al fresco seating/dining areas. And an outdoor kitchen too. There’s a canopy of bougainvillea, lily pads covering the pond and vines creeping around the home. Colourful tiles as warm as the Mediterranean sun. This is a place rooted in Ibiza’s natural beauty.