Catherine’s peaceful eco-lodge is a short distance from the coast between Valencia and Alicante and has an exotic feel, with bedrooms scattered between four brightly coloured houses. Each has a kitchen and private terrace, and the fifth property has a shared kitchen where you can cook, share a drink and chat with other guests.
Spend dreamy days outside: by the swimming pool listening to birdsong; wandering through avocado, lychee, mango and guava trees in the orchard; visiting the chickens and goats at the back of the garden or the turtles in the little pond. Time your visit and you can join one of Catherine’s yoga or Ayurvedic retreats.
The sandy beaches of Dénia and Xàbia are about a 20-minute drive – go scuba diving, kite surfing or rent a boat with a skipper. Taste wines straight from the barrel at Xaló in the Jalon Valley, explore the region’s Moorish past and unique cuisine (there are 10 Michelin stars nearby), or hike the mountains.