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.
If you are a new Mum or a second or third time Mum, be kind to yourself and book a Mamaheaven retreat. The first time I went, I was so exhausted I was just grateful for the creche so that I could have some time to myself. Actually, I really enjoyed the yoga and came away so energised that I began to think that it wasn't just more sleep I needed but more yoga. I went on a second retreat because I wanted someone to look after me for the weekend. It is my idea of a perfect weekend: delicious and healthy food, an amazing massage, loving ladies to look after me and my baby and morning yoga to get me going, all in a beautiful countryside setting. I came away feeling very loved and nurtured as a mother. It certainly made me feel happier and more loving towards my family when I got home.
— Samantha Walker , Kent
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