Hired a car at the airport but made the mistake of using google maps for direction to Tejeda. Should have just taken the GC15, instead google maps took us via some tiny villages and what appeared to be along some bridle paths. Anyway we got there in the end and was welcomed by Angela. The house has a great location, central with a great view over the valley. There was no sun on the rear terrace but there are 2 additional terraces a few steps down which have sun most of the day. The kitchen was excellently equipped with a good sized fridge and gas cooker. The rest of the house feels very spacious and airy. Hearing was on when we arrived which was welcomed as outside got cold in the evening. Bedroom could have done with a chest of drawers as the only storage space was a large wardrobe.
Tejeda has one of the best cake shops around. There were 3 restaurants open in the afternoon but only 2 in the evening, food was OK. There is a local Spar for day to day basics with a range of fresh products. We called in to Carefour near the airport to stock up for the week as there aren't any major grocery shops near Tejeda. There is a weekend market at San meteo, which we attempted on the Sunday. It seemed like the whole island was there, unfortunately we couldn't park the car so drove onto Terror which has a smaller market, and was also a pretty town. We were there for the chestnut, almond and prickly pear season so were able to feast on these for free. A word if warning when picking the prickly pear take care not to get any of the fine spikes anyway near your skin-,we were removing the spikes for days after.
Walks from Tejeda are well marked and we found a couple of short routes suitable for late afternoon. There is an information office next to the bus station, the house has a good selection of local maps etc. There was plenty of free parking in the village.
Thank you Eva for the box of local almond biscuits.