So many thoughtful details here on the hillside – it’s welcoming, unpretentious and really conveys the love Sue and Ben have for Spain – and India. A big sociable living and dining room is open plan and includes the kitchen so everybody can join in with preparing and cooking under the vaulted ceiling.La Vall de Santa Creu is fascinating. The village square where folk used to do their washing and collect their spring water is still the beating heart of the place for celebrations and fiestas. Not much has changed in its rambling streets as it is protected by being in a National Park.Wander to the village restaurant which has a pleasant garden for eating outdoors; there may be a concert or an exhibition on at the new cultural centre afterwards. Drive five minutes and you’re in the bustling port with bobbing boats and colourful fishing nets. You can walk to the beach, and diving, snorkelling and windsurfing are a few minutes’ drive away.