After a short taxi ride from Arrecife Airport, you arrive at the hidden gem of Finca de Musica. The home for the last twenty years of an English family who have been active supporters in the world of art and culture both in the UK and on the island, including hosting concerts featuring international artists in an adjacent building known as the Camel House (which is what it was originally)! Finca de Musica and the Camel house are part of a small hamlet on the hillside looking down to the coast and with views of the island of Fuerteventura in the distance.
The single storey house, built traditionally around an internal Moroccan style courtyard with a trickling fountain, dates back to the 1700’s. Not furnished in antiseptic white, but lavishly decorated with all the rich textures and colour of an elegant Spanish Finca, it retains many original features: from the original reed beamed high ceilings, impressively large wooden front door and the double height sash windows that are shuttered during the day to keep the house cool.
Outside, is the Egyptian courtyard where the dining table overlooks the rill leading down to the sphinx statues and the fountain. Beyond, huge Spanish doors open to more manicured courtyard gardens with palms and peaceful seating areas. From here through more doors you enter a world of colour – hot orange walls enclose a striking modern blue/black pool, from which you look down a tree lined path to a view of the sea beyond.