Perfect peace and rural bliss at a cleverly converted Spanish hideaway in the hills
A 15th-century farmhouse turned exclusive boutique hideaway, Torre del Marques combines the latest in eco-luxury with a real respect for its heritage. Set within one of the least discovered regions of Spanish countryside, but accessible from Barcelona, the hotel promises a rural escape from reality and the stresses of everyday life. Contemporary and elegant, eco-conscious and luxurious – Torre del Marques really is a best-of-all-worlds bucolic fantasy.
The ancient honey-coloured stones of the old farmhouse building reveal cool interiors that soothe the eye and calm the spirit. Rooms and suites are layered with taupes and greys, soft textiles and pale woods. The muted, modern feel flows through to the dining and exterior spaces, where succulents in earthenware pots and beds of fragrant lavender soak up the Spanish sun. Spend your days doing the same, unwinding in the pool and sauna that looks out across vistas of olive groves and vineyards.
Respect for its beautiful surroundings is at the heart of Torre del Marques – the hotel has strong eco-sensibilities, with solar panels and sustainable architecture maximising its energy efficiency. The light-filled restaurant strives to embrace an organic ‘zero-kilometre’ approach to dining, serving only food that is produced in the immediate local area. And when you manage to tear yourself away from the soporific grounds, you’re encouraged to appreciate the beauty of the mountainous landscape. Olive oil tasting, truffle hunting, horse-riding and stargazing in the brilliantly clear night skies are just some of the activities on offer.
Enjoy your stay!