Rustic Escapes for dogs!

Your dog will love Monk House, our new Rustic Escape! I have spent two weeks this month preparing our new Rustic Escape, Monk House, in the beautiful rural town of Petworth, West Sussex, and was joined by my sister and her dog, Finlay. The house is ideal for dogs as it has a beautiful walled garden and a 50 metre lawn which runs all the way down to the lovely Shimmings´valley. To my delight, when it was time for ´walkies´we [...]

Rustic Escapes brings Can Toni Pera back to life!

Rustic Escapes brings Can Toni Pera back to life! We´ve started planting! At last! Having waited for five long years for the well to be dug and the water to be found,deep, deep down under the Ibizencan soil, we have finally started to plant our crops and bring our lovely Can Toni Pera back to life! You can´t believe how satisfying it is to see the 200 baby olive trees soaking up the sunshine, in their new home; in the [...]

the Grand Rustic Escapes Spring Clean!

I love cleaning! The Grand Spring Clean in Rustic Escapes Every year, at about this time all the local representatives (and most of my family!) join in to help do a Grand Spring Clean all of the Rustic Escapes´properties in Spain and England; making sure they are tip top and ready for our guests this year. I love cleaning. I don´t have a cleaner in my own home and am always ready to roll up my sleeves  and clean other [...]

Join us in creating the perfect Rustic Escape!

Busy finding our next Rustic Escape. Watch this space! How busy I´ve been these last two weeks; travelling up and down the Costa Blanca looking for beautiful rural locations near the sea where we can create our next Rustic Escape. I´ve struggled up a number of very bumpy lanes, emerged through thickets deep in the countryside and wandered through quiet and peaceful rural villages in search of  distinctive rural properties for our guests to enjoy. Rustic Escapes. Comfort and style in [...]

Daffodils in January in our Rustic Escape in Valencia

Look at those beautiful daffodils! January in Partida de la Mar Valencia Aren´t they lovely? Personally I never pick flowers, preferring to enjoy them in the lovely gardens we have in all our Rustic Escapes properties; these were picked for me and were a lovely surprise. Can you believe it is January and they are already in flower? Beautiful yellow beacons of hope and good luck for the coming year. Here they sit lit by my lamp and illuminating the [...]

Schools ready!

School is ready and thriving so now I can start developing my Rustic Escapes project.  I worked hard all summer to redevelop and design the gardens of our lovely school in Valencia, along with several classes that needed refreshing and now I can get back to preparing my next Rustic Escape in Finestrat, Alicante and carry on enjoying seeing guests arrive in Spring cottage and Partida de la Mar

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Otoñeando, ¡ Vamos a buscar setas !

Las setas son el motivo principal para visitar el monte en otoño: es toda una tradición ir con la familia o amigos a recolectar setas con la cesta colgada del brazo. Es esta época del año, una vez pasado el verano y el calor, antes de que llegue el frío del invierno, donde las temperaturas se suavizan y, sobre todo, aumenta la humedad, lo que propicia que proliferen esta maravillosa especie. Su variedad y riqueza gastronómica son ilimitadas, pero no [...]

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Nuestros huéspedes de la escapada “Mill Experience en el Weald and Downland” dicen…

Bringing rural history to life in Sussex   Rescued rural homes and buildings bring history to life at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Sussex which demonstrates the lives of the people who lived and worked in South East England over 1,000 years.  Join their programme of traditional rural trades and crafts courses such as stone carving, blacksmith skills or participating in a medieval feast. Or just enjoy exploring the beautiful gardens and the woodland, seeing the farm animals – and [...]

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Enjoying the Garden Weekend at Parham House and Gardens

When staying at Spring Cottage in Amberley, Sussex last month, I was delighted to realise that it coincided with my annual visit to the Garden Weekend at Parham House and Gardens. This is held on the second weekend of July each year in the grounds of this beautiful Elizabethan country estate amidst rolling countryside and is just a stone’s throw from our Rustic Escape in Amberley. Having watched the Morris dancers and a local jazz trio welcoming the visitors I [...]

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