People with soul will adore it here – the lacklustre can go somewhere else. It’s an adventure from the moment you spy the stunning building (a credit to architect owner Laurence) cradled by rocky crags and lush vegetation in the National Park. All is designed to arouse the senses: colourful, sumptuous bedrooms (homemade chocolates lie in wait) with fresh flowers, the crispest cotton and brightly-tiled bathrooms; a cinema in the basement with a popcorn machine and organic ice cream; a gym for the righteous, a snooker table, two seating areas with enormous tables, a TV room for children, a terrace for gazing, pool (with honesty bar) and a garden for wandering – even friendly dogs to stroke. The decor is eclectic, art is everywhere and there are some miraculous ‘finds’. Help yourself to an unhurried breakfast – oranges to squeeze, fresh bread to toast, goats cheese, jamon and tomatoes from the allotment; tapas and wine flow at lively, seasonal lunches. Take the whole place with your family or friends, throw a party, come as a couple with children or alone for a retreat; all who join in with the spirit of the place are made very welcome here. Extraordinary.