Cinematic scenes of wild nature: zoom in to emerald valleys, rocky creeks, wide plains, and sunsets to the distant Montes de Toledo. The soundtrack is birdsong or waterfall; sunsets are spectacular from autumn through to spring. This new-build hotel stands secluded on the tree line of mighty Almanzor (the highest peak in the Gredos mountains), reached by a steep, sandy drive. Taste the view in the glass-walled dining room, where a reassuringly small dinner menu trumpets organic home-grown produce. In summer, tables spill onto the terrace. Pour a drink from the honesty bar, take a dip in a saltwater pool by a shady oak copse. Find eco-comfort at every turn: good sound insulation, warm marble bathrooms, a reed waste treatment pool, a biomass furnace. Most rooms have a private terrace and there’s a light-filled, fire-warmed sitting room. Exotic souvenirs from Sofía and Iñigo’s travels fire up cool whites and greys. The couple speak good English, are eager to please, can organise bikes, lunch packs or guides for the 12-hour hike up the mountain. And massages for those who wish to do nothing at all.