On the beautiful island of Ibiza Can Talaias, “the house on the hill” is perched above the pretty village of San Carlos, in an unspoilt area with beautiful beaches, forests and caves nearby,
While riding horseback one morning in the late sixties, actor/comic Terry-Thomas and his wife Belinda discovered “Can Talaias” and it is now run by their son, Cushan and his wife, Laetitia.
It was just an old, rundown hilltop finca surrounded by dry wheat fields and carob trees but, with the breathtaking views, it was heaven on earth. It took years to build the main house which was extended from the original finca. The improvements were done in a gorgeous Ibicencan style, with thick walls and soft rounded edges, dark wood floors, the large arched windows (with cushions) and lovely fire places.
Can Talaias was one of the first Agro Turismo (rustic) hotels on the island. With just six exclusive, individually designed rooms, it offers tranquility and luxury in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
From the beautiful gardens, there are stunning views across the pine forests to the Mediterranean. The pool is designed to look more like a natural pool than a swimming pool, adding to the oasis-like feeling. There are also greenhouses and nurseries cultivating indigenous species of waterwise plants – a visual feast of amazing forms, colours and flowers.
Such a good weekend, thank you to the entire team. I have to admit I was a little nervous about turning up with my "lively" toddler for a retreat weekend where he was on the upper cusp of the age recommendation, knowing all the other babies would be so much younger and less mobile than him! I thought others may wonder why I was on the retreat having got through the "tiny baby" stage and now being well into toddlerhood - but I honestly think I may have needed it even more now than in the early days!!... Life seems to have got even more exhausting for me at times since returning to work, starting a training course and now being pregnant again with number 2!!... it was really lovely that everyone was so welcoming and supportive and no one made me feel out of place in any way and I definitely got what I needed - rest and relaxation, some lovely relaxing yet also energising yoga sessions, quality time with my son, an opportunity to be listened to, time to talk with and listen to others and hear their inspiring stories/experiences, delicious, nutritious food and time to reflect and enjoy some "space" where I didn't have to do or think about anything else - bliss!! I hope to be back in the near future.
— Elisa, London
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