Rough terrain, harsh climate and sturdy people surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Cold winters and searing hot summers with maddening fierce Tramontana winds. Hardly any rain. Coming from Britain the clock is set one hour ahead and thirty years backwards. Little refined architecture but solid stone buildings, no man made parks but vast open wild spaces. Simplicity of life with close human contact. Deep history everywhere. An ancient land with profound history and proud people. Overseen by the Canigou, the spiritual home of Catalonia . This sums up the essence of life in the Pyrenees Orientales (66) in the midst of which Domaine de Querubi is situated.