The entire building was created reusing materials which society would have thrown away, giving them new life and, in the teeth of the economic crisis, creating beauty through preservation.
Everything we found was reused and restored: the old bricks whose earth brings back memories of buildings lost down the centuries; doors, destined for fire-wood, restored and repaired; a staircase found rotting on the beach, half buried, now made into a library; the table which my mother used to see as a child once more takes centre place; the old door opens again to welcome guests; and the breakfast bar, gift of the owner of a historic restaurant now closed, has come into its own again for the benefit of our guests.
Outside, you’ll find a large garden where you can wander at your ease. We have built a wood-burning stove and a barbeque in the garden.
And, more fun still, there are our inseparable four-legged friends: Iris the horse, Polly and Benny the dogs who play with their local friends and the cat Zanna Bianca who wanders around lazily in the sun.