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These holidays, started by Hugh and Jane Arbuthnott in 1989, are unique. Every holiday has a daily programme with a theme such as painting, walking, riding or history.

Many of these are based at Almuña, the Arbuthnotts' delightful and exceedingly comfortable home in Andalucía. They are now joined by their son Hughie and his wife Clare who have expanded their activities in Spain and into Morocco, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

They all continue the Arbuthnott philosophy of generosity, humour and care.

The holidays are for groups of up to 14 guests. You either join in with others on a Set Departure holiday. Or, you come with your own party of family and friends on a personally designed Private Holiday.

In every case, once you reach the designated airport of arrival, you will be met and from that moment completely looked after.

These holidays are known for their excellent cuisine inspired by the Arbuthnott wives who ensure that there is always an imaginative variety of food and delicious wines.

The prices of these holidays are so fully inclusive that once you arrive money is only required for gratuities and presents to bring home.

"One of the many pleasures of this experience, and one for which we came back, was the delicious Spanish food, much of it cooked by Jane herself, and in particular her delicious picnics. I have wonderful memories of grilled quail and white almond soup, fresh anchovy fillets marinated in oil and garlic, Manchego cheese and quince jelly served with walnuts and sultanas swollen with powerful Spanish brandy." - Minette Marrin, The Spectator