Egyptian vultures soar and the escarpments rise sheer from the valleys, a thousand feet into the air, like great, green, lost worlds. The views are awe-inspiring and you are on the High Table above it all. This medieval manor has been restored by the Abey-Parris family with inspirational care and love. They dug out a huge underground car park and a vast indoor swimming pool, and then wrapped a superbly designed hotel of 17 rooms around the side of the mountain to go with them. The four little stone cottages sit alongside. All are eco-friendly and delightful with old stone, oak, tiles, wood-burners, books, sheltered terraces – and a sitting area under a mulberry tree. Though self-catered you can order breakfast and dinner which is served over in the hotel. Cool off in the pool, play the piano in the vast reception areas, head out for walks, countryside, villages – and the coast isn’t far away. The whole atmosphere here is generous, warm and ‘family’ – come for the ineffable peace.