Gaze from your bedroom balcony on the Pyrenees as vast birds glide by: eagles, storks, vultures and kites. Perched in a remote hilltop village this three-storey cluster of tumbledown houses is now a small eco hotel.
Bump down a track to be welcomed by Patxi and Ramon, happily “sharing the dream”. Inside: a maze of nooks, crannies and wonky floors, wood-burning stoves and a wall of glass for soaring valley views. You’ll find organic soaps and chocolates in the bedrooms with balconies and terraces.
It’s an easy-going sort of place too. Breakfast on local cheeses, hams and fresh pastries in the dining room. You can stroll up to the village, check out the vulture observatory, drop down to the valley, cross the Roman bridge, and set off on a hike around the mountain.