Welcome to Sitges, the ‘Saint Tropez of Spain’. Picasso and his set used to come here, drawn by its sands and languorous charm. In a leafy avenue two minutes from the sands is a 1920s house immaculately restored, beautiful inside, and out, peaceful, restful and big enough to get lost in. High ceilings, shuttered windows, private balconies, seven bedrooms and five bathrooms: you’ll sigh with pleasure the minute you enter. The English owners have thought of everything to make you feel at home, from herbs and spices for your kitchen to logs for the fire – and more: table tennis, table football, a gazebo (wicker sofas, romantic chimenea) and cushioned seats under the trees; the garden is a sanctuary. Take a splash in the aquamarine pool, relax on a matching lounger, have a sociable lunch on the poolside decking, or the lawn. The sofa is huge and bright with cushions, the mattresses are new, there are books, posters and paintings to entertain you and really gorgeous bathrooms. As for Sitges, it has everything: wineries, restaurants, festivals, fireworks, culture and élan. Who needs a car?