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Secluded Farmhouse But Near Neighbours, Private solar / Electric Heated Pool



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Villa / Farmhouse in Tao, near Tequise, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Lat:29.03675. Lon: -1361378 - Beautiful Location Less Than 10 Minutes By Car To Local Restaurants Shops And Lovely Famara Beach

The farmhouse is built in the traditional (sugar cube style) thick stone method. Most of the ceilings are about 20 foot high so air conditioning is not necessary. In addition all outside windows have inward openings with Louvre shutters to allow free airflow. The interior layout and design is in keeping with the character of this old property, yet fully suited to a party of eight or just a couple staying (like ourselves).

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Dianne and myself with our 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We live near Newbury on the Hampshire / Berkshire border. Our adult (sometimes!) children regularly holiday at the farmhouse with their sprogs, and we feel others may wish to have the opportunity to share the same experience.

We have 20 odd years of guest's comments in the visitors books, and, on request, we can let you have email addresses or phone numbers of those guests who stayed and survived and also gave their okay to pass on their contact details.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Over twenty years of guest comments are in the farm house visitors books.
Jul 2013
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42 Reviews

based on 42 holidaymaker reviews


Luxurious peaceful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We found this accomodation extremely well presented and furnished . The location was secluded and is peaceful for those looking for a relaxing holiday. Car hire is essential but all resorts and sights are easily reachable by car . Locally there are a good selection of bar and restaurants within ten to fifteen minutes drive from the farmhouse. We would be more than happy to recommend this property and will return there in the future . Thanks to Tim and Diane for the use of their little piece of heaven. Jan & Mark

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark hi Jan, Thank you for your review of no 4! Much appreciated. Also thank you for the very thoughtful gift for the Iguana club. In use as I write this note!! Best wishes Tim and Dianne
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Quality and Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back to the UK from two weeks wonderful holiday in this superb Farmhouse/Villa No 4. As family of adults we have been renting quality villas in Lanzarote for over 20 years and this property is in our top 2. From the moment you enter the property you can see the care and attention to detail that Tim and Dianne have invested in the property over the past 25 years. Every bedroom and bathroom are superb, the dining areas cater for everyone's taste, the pool is heaven and Tim's Club Iguana a great place to have fun and entertainment for all the family in the evenings. The brand new kitchen just shows how much Tim and Dianne are willing to invest in this property to make it as comfortable as they possibly can for those of us lucky enough to holiday here. A car is essential but Tim's restaurant guide is spot on, some lovely restaurants serving quality food within a few km of the villa including the local Sociedad in Toa which offers good local food at excellent prices with very friendly staff. Finally if you like stunning views then the view from the road as you approach the villa looking out to Famara beach 12 km away on a clear day is spectacular. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this Farmhouse/Villa for your next holiday in Lanzarote. Booking our holiday with Tim was a pleasure and one we hope we will be able to experience again soon.

Derek, Elaine and Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Derek Elaine and family. Thank you for your positive review of your stay at No 4. It is so helpful to have input from first impressions on arrival to last day on departure. Certainly for future guests but also for ourselves. Your helpful comments are really appreciated. Best regards to you all and hopefully we may hear from you again one day! Tim and Dianne
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Luxury in the heart of Lanzarote

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you arrive and take in the fabulous views, to the moment you unpack and explore this fantastic farmhouse your onto a winner. Upon arrival we were greeted and shown round the property. Immediately we could see It's clear the owner takes great pride as each room was finished to a very high standard, lovely comfortable beds, En suites to boot and easily spacious enough to cope with our large travelling party. "You could get lost" as there are so many rooms..! Highlights for us was of course the Pool area, catering for the children amongst us but also offering the space/facilities to entertain a BBQ or two. The games room was an instant hit and many an evening we spent playing Pool/Snooker taking in the useful and often overused bar facilities..! The front of the house allowed an opportunity to chat/eat as a family under the stars taking in the peaceful surroundings. Times like this are few and far between at home.! If your a walker there is plenty of scope to explore but a car is essential if you want to see the island. The central location means local towns and villages are within easy reach for your amenities as well as glorious beaches, the volcanic scenery and wine regions. So to finish, if your looking for that touch of class and luxury away from the hustle and bustle of a traditional resort hotel and with a great location for exploring a beautiful island. Then look no further than this gem of a property, it ticked all of our boxes and we would highly recommend to all of our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike and family, thank you for your comments about our farmhouse. Yes we are always pleased that guests enjoy the ambience and facilities of no 4. (After 25 years we still haven't got around to giving the house a name!) I understand you are learning to swim and nearly achieved 30 metres down at Famara beach! Well done - but be careful not to go out too far! Best regards Tim and Dianne
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Gorgeous and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay, gorgeously comfortable, luxurious and peaceful. Timothy looked after us from the day of the booking, massive thanks for his information not only about the house, but the area and restaurants and places to visit. What can I say about the pool!!! Warm, inviting, fun, private.....We would 100% stay here again, peaceful starry filled nights and a well equipped kitchen. The beds were extremely comfortable and we enjoyed a very restful break. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay! :)

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property finished to an extremely high standard, there is everything you could possibly need there and more! This was our second time as a family to stay at the farmhouse (I have also been with friends) and it was just wonderful, the house is perfectly secluded and brilliantly situated on the island for visiting attractions and lots of lovely beaches! Tim and Dianne's restaurant suggestions are fantastic....we love Bar Sol for lots of fresh fish, Cantina for lovely food all round and a new one this time for us was Bar Grillen, great for meat lovers! All of these are within 10 minutes from the house!

We had a baby and two teenagers and the house couldn't have been more perfect for all of us, everyone loved the pool, the teenagers enjoyed the pool table and we enjoyed the peace and quiet! We will definitely be back again, this house has turned in to a family favourite for all of us! :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen and Pete, We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay on the island and the farmhouse.we look forward to welcoming you all back sometime in the future. We are closed from the beginning of May for a month. The kitchen is being completely ripped out and and a hand made replacement will be installed. Hopefully in time for our inspection trip at the end of May!!
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

We arrived earlier than expected and found the friendly staff very helpful. We were shown around and were told everything we needed to know

We left our luggage and went for lunch.

On our return the Finca was spotless and ready for us.

We had a fantastic week, the weather was perfect and the pool area very private and peaceful.

Great games of pool early evening and after dinner relaxation in the comfortable TV lounge.

We have booked again for October and can`t wait

Chris & Moira R.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Moira and Chris, Yes Nikki and Nartak said they had met with you both on your arrival. That was also our day of returning to the UK, passing boats you might say! You mentioned the hectic business you are both in, so all the better for the chance to relax and chill out. Thank you for your comments, and yes your dates are blocked out. Best regards Tim and Dianne
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From the Owner

We purchased our property in February 1992. We were looking for winter sun seclusion and of course tranquillity. The farmhouse is situated on the edge of the farming village of Tao and is located in a strict conservation area with only 4 or 5 other properties in our vicinity. Ours was the first to be renovated! The property was pretty much a ruin with no running water or electricity. Most of the roof was gone and a donkey inhabited one of the bedrooms. It was twelve months before we were able to enjoy electricity! Over the twenty five years we have had many beautiful holidays as we steadily renovated every aspect of the house. Our children have always enjoyed the lovely ambiance and character of no 4. Now our grand children are doing the same. we have two neighbours

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Arrecife at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sociadade at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Playa Blanca at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tias at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tiagua at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Famara at 10 Kilometres


about 10 minutes drive to Famara beach, famous for surfing and hand gliding, or to Teguise Sunday market and restaurants.

Drive north, the same drive time to La Santa village with international sports complex, and a number of restaurants.

Drive south same drive time to Playa Honda, - hyper markets /shopping centre


The capital Arricife is less than 15 minutes drive, with a beautiful harbour.

Peurto Del Carmen (biggest tourist resort) is also less than 15 minutes drive.


Arricife International airport is ls less than 15 minutes drive. Car hire (pick up and drop off) at the airport can be arranged through the owner.

Alternatively all major car hire companies operate on the island,


To the village of Tao, it is 1.5 Km (1 minute by car).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Rate 13
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
High Season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
High season
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% at time of booking and the balance 4 weeks before arrival.
The rate per week is based on 4 guests. Additional guest the rate is £125.00 per person up to an additional 4 guests - total 8 guests.
As an example; For Mid July to the end of August the rate for 6 persons will be the rate quoted for 4 persons plus 2 x £125.

Changeover Day:
As Thursdays have the most UK flight arrivals and departures. But we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
The prices are based on 4 guests.
Additional guests are costed at £125 pp per week
Example: July/ August £1000 for 4 guests. additional 2 guests = £250
Total for 6 guests = £1250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

We call the property no 4 as originally it didn't have a name, so we just called it number four and it stuck! The farmhouse is spacious airy and has its own special character. we have had three seriously major refurbishments over the last few years, we now have a club room with bar (I call it club Iguana) snooker /pool table, A brilliant centrally enclosed patio! There are 2 double bedrooms, (both with a fully equipped ensuite shower room). A third double bedroom and separate twin bedroom sharing a family sized fully equipped wet room All showers are powerful. A front lounge with TV and DVD player. all BBC and ITV channels can be accessed as well as most German channels. Wifi is available but only for emails. So if you are a rock star or famous actor and need some privacy, this could be your Shangri-la. However, if you've been on Big Brother, no 4 will not give you the attention you deserve!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite 1, with walk in shower, toilet, vanity sink unit with storage. Wet room 2, is off the central patio. Walk in shower, toilet and vanity sink unit with storage. Ensuite 3, has a vanity sink, toilet, full size bath and separate walk in shower.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, upstairs with great views.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (double), with en suite. Double doors open onto the west facing terrace. Bedroom 2 (double), opens to the central patio Bedroom 3 (double) is upstairs,with great views to Famara. Bedroom 4 (twin adult size) opens onto the central patio.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The property overlooks the village of Tao from the west (front) terrace of the farmhouse. Relax having a sun downer or two overlooking the garden and deciding where the sun is going to disappear in the evenings. The driveway is good for 4/5 cars, and the track has one vehicle an hour coming past. Although at about 1.00pm a goat herd strolls past about 300 metres away. The south terrace is fully private with two eating areas, one covered for midday sun and the other for sun worshipers. The pool is oval shaped and 7 mtrs by 4 mtrs. It is 1 mtr deep at the shallow end and slopes to 2 mtrs at the deep end. Solar heating is more than sufficient in the warmer season and for the winter months the electric heating adds that extra backup. The BBQ (not gas) is easy to light so long as you make sure you have the charcoal before you start!! Utility Room: Sink unit. Ironing board and Iron. Laundry basket and pegs. Washing machine. Various pool toys for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen bathroom and beach towels are included and are changed weekly. Cleaning is carried out weekly. Other: Inner hallway (next to the pool terrace). Storage cupboards for sun bed cushions/umbrellas. Storage cupboard for CDs DVDs games books CD docking station. Snooker room with bar, fridge, 1/4 sized pool/snooker table. Docking station for iPod. TV screen.

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