Scouting for new Rustic Escapes

I´ve been out scouting for more Rustic Escapes this weekend. I toured the province of Teruel. Look at me loving a beautiful run down village house in La Fresneda. It was full of old beams and beautiful stonework. I really wanted to get it for us; so that Team Rustic (representatives, contributors, investors and guests) could all enjoy restoring it back to its former glory. However I´m afraid it´s too far from an airport; All Rustic Escape properties must [...]


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Valentine´s day is just around the corner!

I sent this photograpgh to two of our contributors to pop onto instagram to remind everyone to book Valentine´s night in one of our Rustic Escape properties. I thought it was lovely; and of course, depicted Rustic Escape´s love of nature, interest in wildlife and especially birds etc etc. It was rejected! Not in focus! I thought it was lovely: Two love birds enjoying the sun and the sea…They didnt get it!  It´s my fault ; I´m an incurable [...]


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I can´t believe its February

It´s beautiful weather here in Valencia! Yesterday evening, at 10 pm it was 25º. We wandered around the city centre and I had to take my cardigan off , it was so warm! This is what is so lovely about this area of Spain; during the winter you rarely need a coat. And the contrasts are so lovely here in Almassera. We watched the sun go down over the huerta; it is so tranquil at Partida de la Mar. [...]


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It´s going to be fabulous!

I´ve been in ibiza this week. Look how beautiful our farm or finca is going to be! The almond trees are already blossoming and we have finished the outhouses or corrales, which are going to house our guests, as they relax and immerse themselves in the Ibicencan countryside. We are planting over 400 almond and olive trees on the hillside behind the finca and a further 400 in the fields below. The hillside is going to be snowy white [...]


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We welcome our first guests of the year to Partida de la Mar

It is so beautiful! Here I am, in Partida de la Mar, Almassera, Valencia, this January evening; preparing the house for our first guests of the year. Our local Representative, Silvia is collecting them from the airport as we speak. And it´s so beautiful! We have lit the fire in the sitting area and picked from the kitchen garden some fresh greens and salad for their tea and I cannot stop photographing the sunset, in an attempt to capture [...]


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