Thursday, 26 August 2010

Vintage honeymoon: part 1

I’m not sure a honeymoon can be classed as “vintage”, but the places we stayed in Spain were so full of old world charm and traditional character that they definitely deserve some space on the blog – all hand-picked by Vintage Husband, and a complete surprise to me!

Our first stop after a luxurious night in Seville was Trasierra, a rambling white-washed 16th century hacienda up in the hills of Andalucía. Run by Charlotte and her family, who has gradually restored the house over 25 years (she bought it when there was no main road and no electricity), the place oozed bohemian luxury and old school charm, and we spent a heavenly two nights there.

The hotel is surrounded by 350 acres of olive and orange groves, while the gardens are filled with grape vines, wisteria, aromatic flowers and huge urns filled with exotic plants. Each room has its own character – a mix of English country heritage the colours of Southern Spain – and there are terraces and secret gardens to lose yourself in. Charlotte has also gathered a hoard of beautiful products from her travels across Europe and India, and sells them in a little shop in the grounds.

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