Sweet Lucia, a former opera designer, loves to surprise her guests with different breakfast menus and china every day. Daniel not only cooks superb fresh local food, he makes furniture from reclaimed bits and hikes in his ‘spare time’. They are a lively, fascinating couple whose love of music is ever-present: choose your own from 2000 vinyls. This strong, sensitively-restored 16th-century house overlooking the magnificent Huesca Pyrenees is their life project. One stone-walled room leads through arches to another, clever soft lighting relaxes, wooden furniture and deep dark leather call you to settle down for a good read or a game of chess. Each handsome bedroom has a sitting area, original features include old carved doors on built-in cupboards, stone seats facing each other for courtly conversations in one room, headboards made of old window grilles in others. Stylish bathrooms are a mix of ancient and modern, too. You can watch birds of prey from the terrace with Sila the sheepdog or set out to see the nearby nature park and the Romanesque treasures of La Fueva. Go canyoning, climbing, mountain biking.