You get two houses, just steps apart: the main house has three bedrooms and a beautiful living space with an open fire and a games cupboard – the sort of room where you will just enjoy ‘being’ or spending time with loved ones. The kitchen is stylish and has plenty of space for enthusiastic helpers who can watch the river flowing beneath them through a glass cover. The welcome hamper brims with wine, olive oil, coffee and tea.
You should sleep well in quiet bedrooms with swish bedding, good mattresses and eco-friendly soaps. There are seven acres of land to roam and two gardens; the main one with an undercover seating area and large table, and a back garden for escapees with a book. There’s an extra living room in the second house, an outdoor shower and river swimming.
Cycle or drive to Pedraza or Sepulveda for medieval architecture and delicious Spanish lamb stew; come back for fabulous star gazing.