We arrived at night, when the glow of christmas lights in the trees outside the front door illuminated a structure that looked far too small to house all of the rooms we would need.
Morning brought with it clarification and what we found was a villa not only large enough for all of us but small enough to warm us from the outside in. Dating from the Fourteenth Century, Mas Garganta is a guest house set into the hillside in a valley between 40 dormant volcanoes in the Pyrenees region of Northern Spain.
Breakfast is included every morning, laundry services are available as well as bike rental and an outdoor pool refreshes guests in the hot summer months.
It is the warmth of the owners and the history of the place that makes it most recommendable. No place I have ever slept away from home has ever felt so very immediately like it was in fact, more my home than where I left.