Visit Europe in style from a luxurious Villa in north-east Spain

For visitors here, touring Europe is an exhilarating but expensive and exhausting experience. Pre-booked flights, rigid itineraries and having to take all of your personal effects with you to each new city and another expensive and soul-less hotel. It doesn’t have to be this way…. Rent your own luxury Villa in north-east Spain and base…

Working from home has its perks…

Long term winter rentals in North-East Spain for retirees looking for some winter sun, professionals that are able to work from home or those that want the freedom to come and go whenever they wish and enjoy superb hiking, biking, golf and skiing right on your doorstep. From mid-October to the end of March, Casa…

Easy ride with Big Views

We are lucky to have some great hill and trail routes from the front door. It’s one of the things that I like about living by the sea in this part of northern Spain. You’ve got so much choice of what to do without having to actually “go” anywhere. Casa Cal Domino is located on…

Lovely Lakes – Banyoles

Just to the north of Casa Cal Domino and close to the old Roman walled city of Girona, lies the biggest natural fresh water lake in the Catalan region of Spain. Banyoles has been declared a Space of National Interest and is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. The lake is near…

Autumn​ – Les Roques Encantades

Each season in Catalunya brings us something quite different, but it has to be said that I look forward to this season the most. From mid-October until the end of November, the leaves on the trees are in full display and after a long and hot summer, there’s an absolute riot of colour in the…

Hiking the high Pyrenees at Vallter

It’s Spring, the temperatures are rising on the Costa Brava and at altitude, the snows are melting. May to mid-June and mid-September to the end of October are perfect for hiking the high Pyrenees. One of our favourite hikes is to Vallter, a ski resort during the winter months and whose name originates from “Ter…

Let’s Ski…..

One of the great things about living here is that we are not that far from the snow. The gateway to the high Pyrenees starts at the town of Ripoll just over an hour away and from there you have a choice of four Spanish resorts to the east of Andorra or crossing over into…

Rocacorba – Fantastic views and where to find them….

It’s Easter, the clocks have changed, the equinox has passed and the first blush of heat tempts us with the promise of summer. I love this time of year. The high Pyrenees is still full of snow which keeps the skiers very happy and provides lovely views of the mountains, but at lower levels, it’s…

Hiking the Nuria Valley, Catalan Pyrenees

Of course, when most people think of Catalunya in North East Spain, they think of the Costa Brava, secluded coves, long lazy lunches by the sea and the stereotypical Spanish summer holiday. Fair enough….. we have all of the above. However, there is another side to Catalunya and during the summer months, the mountains of…