Maki, Japanese, introduces you to Montilla wine and olive-tasting tours. Clive, Welsh, offers guests cookery courses that are easy, fun and delicious. The house is higgledy-piggledy and 200 years old, rustic and charming. It stands on the side of a hill on the edge of a small Moorish village in the Parque Natural, an hour from Cordoba and Granada, surrounded by farmland. Outside on sloping land are hammocks and picnic tables, figs, almonds, olives and vines, and a small upper terrace overlooking an inviting little pool. Inside, old doors have become headboards and the cool downstairs bedroom (once the pantry!) now has twin beds and opens onto a terrace. All four bedrooms are cosy, darkish, simple and small, with delightful thick walls, modest beds, fluffy towels and characterful touches. In the sitting room are books, antiques and modern art. Your hosts and their young son Cei, who couldn’t be friendlier or kinder, live in their own house in the grounds. Pick fat tomatoes from the veg garden, buy fresh fish from the market, learn lovely new ways to barbecue, then feast and have fun. Simply special.