As part of my remit to find ‘quiet, off the beaten track’ Ibiza, I was recommended this beautiful agriturismo, Can Lluc. It sits in the middle of the hills in the centre of the island, on the Sant Agnes road past Sant Rafel, both tiny little towns with not much to offer bar a couple of churches and cafes, but pretty nonetheless.

Can Lluc is the labour of love of owner Lucas Prats, who converted his grandfather’s farmhouse, or finca, from a rambling home with barely any running water or electricity into a smart boutique hotel with 20 rooms, including a handful of stand-alone villas. The rooms nearest the farmhouse retain many of the details of the old finca, such as the original walls and timbers, while the villas are a bit more modern (I know this because Lucas showed me!).

It’s surrounded by flowers and pine forest, there are olive groves nearby and also a vineyard where Lucas produces his own white wine (sadly I couldn’t try it as I was DRIVING). But the lunch made up for the lack of alcohol; the chef uses local produce as far as possible, and they grow their own vegetables.

We sat on the terrace overlooking the pool, and everything was quiet and peaceful, interrupted only by the occasional sound of crickets, and my disgusting munching sounds as I tore into everything put in front of me. We started with a light and refreshing gazpacho, drizzled with olive oil and full of garlic and herbs, and which also included almonds (which are abundant here). This was followed by roasted cod on a bed of pesto mash with cherry tomatoes; the cod was opaque and flaky, and worked well with the mash.

There was more. After that, we had roast duck drizzled with a red wine and cherry sauce, served with girolle mushrooms and courgette spaghetti (I don’t know if that’s quite the right way to describe it – basically courgette which had been grated into long thin ribbons, like spag. It was pretty damn tasty. Dessert was what I can only compare to bread and butter pudding: a local sweet called greixonera, it apparently uses stale bread or brioche to make a baked pudding. It was served cold, with ice cream, and was pretty all round delicious.

I could have stayed there all day but we still had a lot of Ibiza to explore…

Value for money: 6/10 – a little pricey, perhaps

Atmosphere: 8/10 – you’re basically eating in a massive, beautiful garden

Service: 8/10 – friendly and smiley.