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El Ventorillo House Tour

EL VENTORILLO El Ventorillo Luxury Villa, Ronda, Spain Welcome to the ‘El Ventorillo’ house tour, showcasing this unique and tranquil rental property nestled in the hills around Ronda. Start the day with a game of tennis and a wholesome fresh breakfast. Later when the Andalusian sun has warmed you up, freshen up in the sea-blue swimming pool. When…

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We’re on Instagram

Mountain People is on Instagram!  We are dedicated to sharing with you Samoens’ best accommodation options, and what better way to show you around our beautiful properties, than through Instagram. We love everything about Samoens, from the Wednesday morning market, cute artisanal shops, extensive botanical gardens, and the endless fun to be had on the 275km of ski piste contained…

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Taking the leap

Mountain People has evolved! There wasn’t a more glorious time to run a bed and breakfast than this summer but now the ski season is almost upon us, we are taking the leap and growing into a property management company. Many of the guests who visited the barn told us that they usually longed for…

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Savoyard nettle soup

Nettles aren’t widely used in dishes here in Haute Savoie but they certainly grow everywhere. During the past few years of neglect, the barn’s garden has become a battlefield of stingers. Around this time of year, nettles are too stringy for the pot unless you pick the new growth. Because we’ve been strimming them down…

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Pork stuffed courgette flowers

Having a generous neighbour with a flourishing vegetable garden is a fine thing. Ours pays us frequent visits with excess this and that and the question, “Do you like <insert random vegetable>” is always exciting to hear. This week, the courgettes were too piddly and so we got the pick of the pretty flowers and…

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We’re listening to… Dire Straits!

It’s my favourite. Its always been my favourite. We all have our favourite records here at the barn, obvious by the fact that they skip so much due to being overplayed. Dire Straits aren’t even of my generation, yet for me, the band, are fond reminders of my childhood – from Mark Knopfler’s insanely cool…

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