What a garden, what a view! Herbaceous borders, hidden corners, restful chairs, a tranquil pond, and heart-lifting colours throughout the year. Garden designer William and partner Robert have created a little paradise on the edge of the national park. Champions of sustainability, the couple converted a derelict farmhouse where animals once lived, then developed two apartments, simple and open plan, using local stone, salvaged timber and traditional techniques.
Wood-burning stoves will keep you cosy on chilly nights; books and guides will help you plan your next adventures. On balmy evenings sit outside in your own private space and watch the stars come out.
Walks start from the door – the views are amazing, bird life abounds, Granada’s an easy drive. If you tire of cooking, treat yourself to one of your gentle hosts’ dinners, a feast of garden produce.