Dear Benny and Harco,
If your holiday in the Far East is half as good as
the one we have had at Sella, you will truly have
enjoyed yourselves. This was our sixth visit to Sella,
but our first stay at Villa Pico. It will not be our
Although we were the only guests we never felt alone
as we had Gilly on hand to answer all our questions,
discuss walking routes and weather conditions, and,
of course, to catch up on village gossip.
She really is a treasure – I called her the
egg fairy as every morning, when we came down to breakfast,
a warm boiled egg awaited us (along with hot coffee
or tea, fresh bread and orange juice).
The view from the Tower Room alone was worth the
week’s rent. In late spring it must be fantastic
with the plunge pool virtually outside your door.
Most of our week was spent walking, using Gill Round’s
book as our guide. The best walks, strangely enough,
were those within sight of the village, up on the
Ponoig, Sanchet or the Campana. We had several good
bright days and one brilliant day, up on the Aitana,
when it snowed heavily. We were the only ones on the
mountain and it was a real pre-Christmas treat.
As I say, we will definitely be back. It would be
nice to meet you guys and see the almond blossom in
the spring. But an especial thanks to Gilly, who is
as wonderful as Sella itself.
John and Barbara