The outer walls of this 1700s house give no hint of the high, light rooms within. Communal spaces are arranged around three sides of an inner patio – an orangery for meditating, coaching and yoga, the bird’s nest (another quiet room) and a break out room. The kitchen and dining room are the jewels of the house with a long table for celebratory meals, or even a wedding party, but if you don’t fancy cooking you can have a chef do it all.
Water comes from a well, solar panels provide 80% of electricity, and there is drain field sewage and underfloor heating. When you’re not taking part in a course there is a Mediterranean garden to find a peaceful spot in and vineyards and olive trees to wander around. Bedrooms have gorgeous views, fresh flowers and ceramic artwork by owner Iris.
A pizza oven sits under an ancient fig tree for unforgettable holiday suppers with views over the Penedès countryside – famous for wines and Cava.