We love it here, you will too!
We are a family-run business. Mi casa es su casa!
We had a dream… Ten years ago after watching a programme on Channel 4 called “No Going Back” we decided to attempt to buy a chalet in Switzerland and run it as a catered ski chalet. We as a family have been keen skiers for many years – in fact our daughter Olivia has been on skis since the age of 3. After several inspection visits and meeting with UBS in Sion, we made the decision that the figures just did not add up, so it was put to bed. Until nine years later when resurrection came through an internet search and away we went again!
It took about six months of internet searching and a couple of visits to find the the place where we are now in the “Altiplano de Baza” or Spanish lake district – a stunning and more contrasting a place you will never find with skiing an hour down the road at the Serra Nevada, the most Southerly ski resort in Europe.
The property was a run down partial cave house, which has now been totally reformed but keeping it’s rustic Spanish feel. If you like the outdoor life and the beauty that Andalucia has to offer, come and join us – you will be guaranteed a warm welcome…
A little about us
In our little family there is Viv, Olivia and me, Ian. We have always been extremely hard workers in whatever we have done over the years. Viv and I have both been retail managers for huge companies. We have also spent seven years running public houses & restaurants. So both of us are heavily committed to customer service, which we both bring to our new venture.
Our daughter Olivia has settled into the local Spanish high school very quickly. She has always been an excellent mixer and has had no trouble making friends in Spain. English is pushed heavily in the schools in Spain, so as you can imagine Olivia is always in demand when English homework is set. She is at present learning the Spanish language and will be fluent in no time at all – helping and supporting us with the language too!
(She will not like me telling you all this, but Olivia has been Norfolk Gymnastic Champion for the last two years for her age group. Unfortunately, the week we moved out to Spain, the County Championships were being held, so she did not get the chance to defend her title.)