Friday, 17 February 2012

Somewhere in Spain

In 2007 the Senior Partner and I enjoyed a short vacation in a rented villa, high above Spain's Costa Blanca, within the exclusive residential resort of Monte Pego.
We took three days to leisurely drive down through France and into Spain, 
staying at small hotels along the way.
Our favorite was Les Vinyes, a rural spa retreat, in the Catalonian countryside, which the SP had found online. 

our small sitting room
our delightful bedroom

"The Ardidam" restaurant is only open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings, we were the only house guests on the mid-week evening that we stayed. At the chef/owner's suggestion we ignored the menu and sat back with a glass of full bodied red wine whilst she prepared for us a selection of tapas and a delicious dinner using fresh ingredients from her garden and the local market.

our private balcony with a view over the rooftops to the vineyards below

We only had one night there but what a wonderful experience, we hope to return one day for an extended stay.

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  1. More arm chair travels with you today! Love seeing these special spots that you've visited.
    Enjoy the weekend. ~ sarah

  2. This sounds just like the sort of place we would enjoy as well, a lovely find, thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh that sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your vacation. My daughter is going to Spain with her Spanish class-wish I were going too.

  4. How wonderful to be close enough to drive through France to Spain! I'm sure glad you share your getaways with your readers. I love armchair travel!

  5. What a beautiful little place to rest and relax en route. We would love to return to Spain (and France). I'm still dreaming.

  6. Hi Maggie, I just said Thank you to you on my pink Saturday post. Hugs from Riet

  7. I like the patio with the view. You know Enno and I love little trips. We're thinking of going to Lille, FR, soon after we return this spring. xo Jenny

  8. *sigh*
    Maggie, it's just beautiful! I love it! I'd be perfectly happy with a book, a glass of wine and a chair on that little balcony.

  9. What a nice little getaway for y'all! I love the jonquils in your header, by the pretty!


  10. Looks like a lovely place, Maggie.

  11. Gorgeous getaway place right in the vineyards! And to be prepared a special meal must have been a wonderful experience!

  12. Les Vineys looks like the perfect place to stay, shadows and all!

    A Famine of Ink

  13. Pretty laid out!

    Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

  14. Happy Pink Saturday Maggie Sweetie...
    WOW, what a gorgeous share. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Quiet and serene, the scenery is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and allowing me to dream along.

    Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  15. That looks like a wonderful place to stay - very homey and welcoming.

  16. Looks like a very nice and interesting place to stay. Love the rooms. Nice photos.

  17. Beautiful place.

    Regards and best wishes

  18. I always thrill at seeing photos from different places. We generally travel with our 2 pooches...Did Mr.Ben & Ms.Fleur go with you this time? The view from your terrace was outstanding! Happy SSS.

  19. That IS a delightful bedroom! Sounds like a delightful getaway -- tapas sounds delicious!

  20. When you travel, you have to be will to adjust.

  21. I Love it! Those squares of light were awesome!!

    Thanks for sharing!



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