An austere, immaculately finished exterior belies a painstaking, top-to-bottom renovation for this old (1806) Pyrenean farmhouse, perched in a cute hamlet with breathtaking mountain vistas; they soar over the Sierra de Chía and the Posets Massif. At the back of the house: a fantastic, breezy, three-level garden, with sculptures, prayer flags and stylish pergola complete with a deep-cushioned sofa – a top spot for stargazing. Rooms, themed after different mountains – Kilimanjaro, Fuji, Posets – are inviting, bright and spacious, with lots of silk, wooden floors, natty colours and theme-reflecting pieces. Bathrooms, colourfully mosaic’d and tiled, are generous. The basement, under impressive stone arched colonnades, makes for a great communal space; equally design-conscious is the bare-stone and beamy sitting room with its hearty, après-ski wood-burner, library and old climbing kit on the wall – and the cosy low-lit restaurant with hanging sculptures and mezzanine for more exquisite views. Ideal for urbanites in pursuit of trekking, biking and skiing, though the very young will find the garden terraces tricky.