Little Country Hotels

Finca Las Encinas

, Iznájar
.

An out-of-the-way little gourmet bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Andalucia.

From £ 53
Guest rating 9.8

Eco Finca de Arrieta

, Arrieta
.

Chic, eco-holiday retreat on Lanzarote. Wide choice of accommodation, all with impeccable 'green' credentials.

From £ 98
Guest rating 9.6

La Puerta Del Agua

, Petrer
, Alicante
.

A restored 18th century building, lying in the folds of the Caprala valley, in inland Alicante.

From £ 45
Guest rating 9.5

Cortijo Valverde

, Álora, Málaga
.

An informal little country hotel set in beautifully-tended gardens, with spectacular scenery all around

From £ 83
Guest rating 9.8

Hacienda La Centenaria

, El Paso
.

Rustic yet very well equipped self-catering cottages in El Paso, on the stunning island of La Palma. Shared swimming pool.

From £ 85
Guest rating 10.0

El Chorro Villas

, El Chorro
.

Five villas with private pools and gardens, settled in the Spanish countryside, with spectacular views

From £ 111
Guest rating 9.1

La Geria

, La Asomada
.

Charming Canarian country cottage that is a delight for the eyes. Beautifuly designed and in a brilliant location.

From £ 85
Guest rating

Tiagua 81

, Tiagua
.

Stylish and comfortable self catering accommodation in a great location. Perfect for exploring the island either on foot or by bike.

From £ 67
Guest rating 8.4

Villa Chovita

, Mogan
.

Stone-built holiday cottage enveloped by a pleasant garden and a terrace for sitting out. Rural, very peaceful, with easy access to beaches.

From £ 107
Guest rating

Casa Las Yeseras

, Bédar
, Costa Almeria
.

A small hilltop hotel with spectacular views of the hills, mountains and the coast.

From £ 63
Guest rating 9.9

La Casota

, Vall de Laguart
, Alicante
.

A pretty rural hotel packed full of history, in great walking country close to the Costa Blanca.

From £ 61
Guest rating 9.6

Cortijo La Haza

, Iznájar
.

A pretty rural hotel in southern Spain with an emphasis on good food

From £ 85
Guest rating 9.7

Finca Natura

, Arrieta
.

Immaculate stone-built cottage set in a huge and beautifully tended garden, close to the sea on Lanzarote.

Sleeps up to 5 people.

From £ 125
Guest rating

Hotel Taray Botanico

, Orgiva
, Costa Tropical
.

A small rural hotel in the beautiful Alpujarra Mountains with glorious gardens and a huge swimming pool.

From £ 80
Guest rating 8.6

Casa Tomaren

, Mozaga
.

An 18th century farmhouse with eight villas and studios clustered around a pool and garden

From £ 76
Guest rating 9.0

Finca Malvasia

, Masdache
.

A chic little rural guest house where everything is just perfect, set in the unique volcanic landscape of Lanzarote.

From £ 143
Guest rating 9.5

Fervenza Casa Grande

, Lugo
, Galicia
.

A small rural hotel in an ancient watermill. A tremendous get-away-from-it-all destination in a rustic paradise.

From £ 55
Guest rating 8.0

Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou

, near Ciudadella
.

A small country hotel close to the best beaches on Menorca

Double rooms from £ 115
Guest rating 9.0

Molino del Santo

, Benaojan
, White Villages
.

A charming little hotel near Ronda, nestled in a valley with a stream running by.

Double rooms from £ 102
Guest rating 9.6

Na Martina

, Portopetro
.

A country hotel devoted to sustainability in a superb location close to the Calas de Mallorca.

Double rooms from £ 113
Guest rating 9.6

Son Bernadinet

, Campos
.

A small exclusive hotel that offers visitors a warm welcome and a friendly air of tranquillity and well-being.

Double rooms from £ 196
Guest rating 9.6

Villa Nazules Hipica Spa

, Almonacid de Toledo
.

A unique luxury spa hotel just a short distance outside Toledo.

Double rooms from £ 75
Guest rating 8.9

Hotel Katxi

, Morga
.

Friendly little hotel in traditional style, located in the village of Morga, close to Bilbao and the coast of the Bay of Biscay.

Double rooms from £ 79
Guest rating 9.7

Cuatre Finques

, Xaló/Jalón, Alicante
, Alicante
.

An exceptional little boutique hotel in a lovely country location just inland from the Costa Blanca

Double rooms from £ 129
Guest rating 9.8

Hotel Rural Las Calas

, San Mateo
.

Simple rustic charm in the beautiful countryside and idyllic climate of Gran Canaria.

Double rooms from £ 111
Guest rating 8.0

Casa Grande de Alpandeire

, Alpandeire
, White Villages
.

A small guest house in a small village in the Serrania de Ronda.

Double rooms from £ 52
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell

, Es Migjorn Gran
.

A beautiful place to relax on the south coast of the island

Double rooms from £ 140
Guest rating 9.5

Casa Camino

, Galicia
.

Charming little hotel packed with character, in a peaceful location beside the Camino de Santiago in Galicia.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.8

Son Marimón

, Santanyi
.

A peaceful little country hotel within easy distance of the Mallorcan calas.

Double rooms from £ 147
Guest rating 9.7

Palacio de Cutre

, Infiesto
, Asturias
.

A small country house hotel in Asturias, close to the Picos de Europa.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 8.9

Novavila Wine Hotel

, Arcos
, Galicia
.

A boutique hotel with it's own winery, close to the Rias Bajas of Galicia

Double rooms from £ 156
Guest rating 9.9

Finca Botanico

, Guatiza
.

Quiet solitude for two, with a lovely patio garden. Newly renovated and decorated with modern facilities.

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 9.6

Casa El Morro

, Uga
.

Indonesian-inspired holiday suites near Lanzarote's national park. So stylish.

Double rooms from £ 105
Guest rating 8.7

Hotel Can Escandell

, Sant Joan de Labritja
.

An intimate little hotel in an original 200 year-old Ibizan farmhouse near the north coast of Ibiza.

Double rooms from £ 133
Guest rating 7.6

Quinta de Villanueva

, Colombres, Asturias
, Asturias
.

Colonial-style country house hotel just four kilometres from the coast and close to the Picos de Europa too

Double rooms from £ 62
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Al Lago

, Zahara de la Sierra
.

A boutique hotel with a gourmet restaurant, set in a small mountain village close to the lake that gives the hotel its name.

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 9.1

Hacienda del Buen Suceso

, Arucas
.

A luxury rural hotel in a peaceful non-tourist area surrounded by fields of banana trees with far reaching views to the coast.

Double rooms from £ 101
Guest rating 7.7

Hotel Caserio de Lobones

, Valverde del Majano, (Segovia)
, Salamanca
.

A unique country house delicately and carefully restored as a little hotel just outside the beautiful city of Segovia.

Double rooms from £ 101
Guest rating 8.7

Ca Na Xica

, Sant Miquel (San Miguel)
.

A small boutique hotel surrounded by nature, with a stunning swimming pool.

Double rooms from £ 191
Guest rating 9.6

La Casona de Yaiza

, Yaiza
.

A unique guesthouse with restaurant and art gallery on the edge of the unspoilt village of Yaiza. A great place to stay if you are looking for a quiet holiday.

Double rooms from £ 68
Guest rating 8.4

El Moli

, Pont de Molins
.

An ancient flourmill by the river Muga, transformed into a warm and friendly hotel where guests are made truly welcome.

Double rooms from £ 115
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Melva Suite

, Firgas
.

Small rural hotel in the north of Gran Canaria, convenient for the coast and Las Palmas.

Double rooms from £ 69
Guest rating 8.5

Posada del Valle

, Collia
, Asturias
.

A small country hotel close to both the Picos de Europa and the beaches of the Asturias coast.

Double rooms from £ 65
Guest rating 9.2

Sa Rota En Palerm

, Lloret de Vistalegre
.

A small country hotel right in the very heart of Mallorca, with a choice of double rooms or apartments

Double rooms from £ 137
Guest rating 9.6

Fontsanta Hotel

, Campos
.

A 5 star adults-only country hotel and thermal spa, close to Es Trenc and many other beautiful coves and beaches

Double rooms from £ 169
Guest rating 9.4

Finca Son Jorbo

, Porreres
.

A small Bed and Breakfast with five apartment suites in a 17th century country house, all set in 10 acres on an idyllic hillside location.

Double rooms from £ 111
Guest rating 10.0

Finca Santa Marta

, Trujillo
, Extremadura
.

A charming rural hotel popular with walkers and orthnologists set in acres of grounds with lawns, olive groves, vineyards and orchards.

Double rooms from £ 58
Guest rating 7.8

Posada de Amonaria

, Malpartida de Plasencia
, Extremadura
.

A nineteenth century farmhouse in Extremadura, restored to create a delightful little hotel with a lovely country character.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.9

Cerro de Hijar

, Tolox
, Costa del Sol
.

A charming small hotel perched on a mountain ledge 650 metres up above the Costa Del Sol.

Double rooms from £ 64
Guest rating 8.8

El Gran Sueño

, Caspio la Vega, Pintueles
, Asturias
.

A boutique B&B in a blink-and-you-missed-it hamlet where nothing can break the silence and tranquility. Relax.........

Double rooms from £ 107
Guest rating 9.8

Hotel Sa Galera

, Ca's Concos
.

A delightful boutique hotel in Mallorca close to the beaches and calas in the south-east corner of the island

Double rooms from £ 116
Guest rating 8.6

Hotel Can Serola

, Besalu
.

An elegant 18th century mansion house hotel set in a privileged location in extensive park-like gardens.

Double rooms from £ 147
Guest rating 9.5

Hospederia Señorío de Briñas

, Briñas
.

A small manor-house hotel in La Rioja where you can breathe the history and splendour of past times.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 8.5

Torre de Villademoros

, Cadavedo
, Asturias
.

A rural hotel in beautiful Asturias where the owners have successfully managed to blend modern comforts into an historic building.

Double rooms from £ 78
Guest rating 9.7

Mirabo de Valldemossa

, Valldemossa
.

A charming little hotel in Mallorca. Rustic luxury at it's best.

Double rooms from £ 125
Guest rating 9.2

New Can Furios Hotel

, Binibona
.

Delightfully pretty little country hotel in an unspoilt hamlet, with gardens, pool and every luxury.

Double rooms from £ 160
Guest rating 9.7

The Olive Mill

, La Murada
.

A "Grown-Ups-only" micro-hotel with generous garden and pool, close to Alicante, Murcia and the Costa Blanca.

Double rooms from £ 58
Guest rating 10.0

Cortijo El Sarmiento

, Mojácar
, Costa Almeria
.

Right out in the country, yet only ten minutes from Mojacar. Very peaceful, but in easy reach of the beach.

Double rooms from £ 98
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Rural Valleoscuru

, Tresgrandas
, Asturias
.

Rustic charm at its very best, with delightful owners, and close to both the coast and mountains of Asturias.

Double rooms from £ 45
Guest rating 9.7

El Patio de Tita

, Los Realejos
.

A country house in the north of the island offering spacious apartments with the benefit of a restaurant on-site.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 7.6

El Jardin de Carrejo

, Cabezon de la Sal
, Cantabria
.

A small country hotel boasting seven acres of pristine gardens close to the coast of northern Spain, near Santander.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Spa Villalba

, Vilaflor
.

A lovely hotel with a Spa in a peaceful mountain setting in the foothills of the Teide National Park.

Double rooms from £ 138
Guest rating 9.1

Posada Los Cantaros

, Gibralgalia
, White Villages
.

Chic, luxurious and peaceful, with an excellent restaurant too. A centre for enjoying the amazing scenery - if you can tear yourself away!

Double rooms from £ 79
Guest rating 8.2

Iriarte Jauregia

, Bidania
.

A luxury country house hotel in the rural hills of the Pais Vasco between San Sebastian and Bilbao.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Finca Es Castell

, Binibona
.

A paragon of rustic chic in a riotous tumble of stone buildings burrowing themselves into the hillside.

Double rooms from £ 136
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Finca La Ramallosa

, Valverde del Fresno
, Extremadura
.

A small hotel comprising 5 delightfully rustic cottages in Extremadura

Double rooms from £ 93
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel Iribarnia

, Lanz
.

A small rural hotel set in beautiful countryside just a few miles to the north of Pamplona.

Double rooms from £ 103
Guest rating 8.7

Casa Pedro Barrera

, Caravaca de la Cruz
, Murcia
.

Real peace and tranquility in the countryside of Murcia, yet only 10 minutes from the city.

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 9.5

Palacio Torre de Ruesga

, Ruesga
, Cantabria
.

A historic country house hotel in a brilliant location beside the River Asón.

Double rooms from £ 89
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Can Lluc

, Sant Rafel
.

A beautiful country hotel in Ibiza, that provides every luxury.

Double rooms from £ 207
Guest rating 8.9

Real Casona de Las Amas

, Azofra
.

A glorious manor house still in the ownership of the original family. Situated right in the heart of the La Rioja wine region.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 8.4

Hotel Son Julia

, Llucmajor
.

A spacious and beautiful boutique hotel in a 15th century manor house

Double rooms from £ 136
Guest rating 8.9

Hotel Villa Retiro

, Xerta
, Costa Dorada
.

A spectacular country house hotel in the Catalan Modernist style with a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Double rooms from £ 126
Guest rating 8.8

Finca Son Llado

, Campos
.

A unique holiday experience on a family friendly Eco farm in south east Mallorca within easy reach of the island's finest beaches.

Double rooms from £ 108
Guest rating 9.3

Petit Hotel Son Arnau

, Selva
.

A stunning boutique hotel in a gorgeous location, with enthusiastic and friendly owners.

Double rooms from £ 125
Guest rating 9.8

Cases Noves

, Guadalest
, Alicante
.

A small village hotel in Guadalest run by two of the most lovely people you will ever meet.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.9

Masia Arianella Can Coral

, Torrelles de Foix
, Costa Dorada
.

A relaxed and friendly family-run hotel in the heart of the Catalan wine and cava region.

Double rooms from £ 70
Guest rating 9.2

Hotel Alahuar

, Benimaurell
, Alicante
.

A small country hotel high in the hills of Alicante province, with amazing views. Great for walkers, and anyone else with a love of nature.

Double rooms from £ 50
Guest rating 8.8

Son Ametler

, Binibona
.

A country boutique hotel of impeccable taste, with discreet but attentive service

Double rooms from £ 129
Guest rating 9.8

Palacio Urgoiti

, Mungia
.

Luxury country hotel near Bilbao

Double rooms from £ 79
Guest rating 8.6

Finca Son Palou

, Orient
.

A family owned boutique hotel in a peaceful village in the Tramuntana mountains. The perfect place to unwind, eat good food and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Double rooms from £ 117
Guest rating 9.6

Finca de los Arandinos

, Entrena
.

A very stylish boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant, set among the vineyards of La Rioja

Double rooms from £ 103
Guest rating 8.8

La Almunia Del Valle

, Monachil
, Granada
.

A small country hotel in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park just outside Granada.

Double rooms from £ 102
Guest rating 9.5

Mas Fontanelles

, Biar
, Alicante
.

A small rural hotel in the hills of Alicante, retaining all the charm and character of the original old 'masia'.

Double rooms from £ 65
Guest rating 8.7

La Almendra y El Gitano

, Agua Amarga
, Costa Almeria
.

A small exclusive hotel in a get-away-from-it-all location. Deserted beaches are just a short drive away.

Double rooms from £ 102
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Gametxo

, Ibarrangelu
.

A comfortable little hotel with spectacular views of the coast, and easy access to superb beaches and countryside.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 8.3

Posada La Robla

, Castañeda
, Cantabria
.

Choice of guest rooms or apartments in a village hotel close to Santander. Ideal for families with children.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.0

Finca El Pao

, Near Jijona
, Alicante
.

A lovely rural adults-only B&B in the heart of the Alicante hills, just a little way from the Costa Blanca beaches.

Double rooms from £ 85
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel La Pisa

, Aniezo
, Cantabria
.

A bed & breakfast hotel in the Picos de Europa, with charming and friendly hosts

Double rooms from £ 54
Guest rating 9.7

Cortijo El Guarda

, Alcala del Valle
, White Villages
.

A gorgeous 500 year old farmhouse B&B situated in a picturesque valley with stunning far-reaching views.

Double rooms from £ 106
Guest rating 9.9

La Casa Grande de El Burgo

, El Burgo
, White Villages
.

A grand little hotel in one of the white villages, surrounded by the Sierra de La Nieves. Great for walkers and other nature lovers.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.0

Hotel Es Trull

, Can Palau
.

Luxury hotel in a rural setting, yet very close to Ibiza Town

Double rooms from £ 156
Guest rating 9.2

Finca Son Josep de Baix

, Calas de Mallorca
.

A quiet Mallorcan aparthotel within walking distance of three small bays of soft sand and turquoise sea.

Double rooms from £ 142
Guest rating 9.6

Son Siurana

, Alcudia
.

A rural hotel with a difference - beautiful, spacious accommodation in a perfect location.

Double rooms from £ 121
Guest rating 9.2

Finca La Fronda

, Alajar
.

Beautifully detailed little hotel in the far west of Andalucia. Quite simply a paradise for nature lovers.

Double rooms from £ 97
Guest rating 9.6

Casona de la Paca

, Cudillero, Asturias
, Asturias
.

Hotel created from a colonial-style country house just a ten minute walk from the harbour and village

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 9.5

Casa Viña de Alcántara

, Jerez de la Frontera
.

A delightful country house boutique hotel concealed in a deeply wooded garden of palms and cypress near Jerez

Double rooms from £ 157
Guest rating 9.3

Cuevas Helena

, Benamaurel
.

A modern-day cave house that has been newly-renovated to create a wonderful holiday experience.

Double rooms from £ 116
Guest rating 9.8

Hotel Las Helgueras

, Noriega
, Asturias
.

A 'Casa Rural' (a little country hotel) in a small village close to both the sea and the mountains.

Double rooms from £ 60
Guest rating 9.3

Amada Carlota Hotel Rural

, Cabranes
, Asturias
.

A pretty, rural hotel in the Asturian mountains, with a wonderful restaurant.

Double rooms from £ 60
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Zubieta

, Lekeitio
.

A charming country hotel in a peaceful setting on the edge of a traditional Basque fishing port.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 9.0

Rectoral de Cobres

, San Adrian de Cobres
, Galicia
.

A small country hotel in Galicia, overlooking the Ria de Vigo.

Double rooms from £ 45
Guest rating 8.9

Hotel Spa La Romana

, La Romana
, Alicante
.

A combination of utter peace and tranquility in the Spanish countryside plus a fine restaurant and an up-to-the-minute spa.

Double rooms from £ 70
Guest rating 8.5

Can Planells

, San Miguel de Balansat
.

Comfort and rustic simplicity combined in a small hotel of great character.

Double rooms from £ 166
Guest rating 9.8

Bennoc Petit Hotel

, Llucmayor
.

An incredibly spacious "petit hotel" in the south of the island, where friendly service is the watchword.

Double rooms from £ 114
Guest rating 9.4

Es Cucons

, Santa Agnes de Corona
.

Utterly delightful little hotel in a rural setting, providing luxury, romance and relaxation.

Double rooms from £ 172
Guest rating 9.5

La Mozaira

, Alboraya
.

An impeccably presented rural hotel just one kilometre from the beach and close to the city of Valencia. Very friendly.

Double rooms from £ 127
Guest rating 9.3

Casal Santa Eulalia

, Near Can Picafort
.

A Mallorcan country hotel close to beaches, with three swimming pools, huge gardens and a strong accent on food.

Double rooms from £ 173
Guest rating 9.1

Sa Pedrissa

, Deia
.

An exclusive yet informal hideaway, ideal for a romantic and peaceful stay on the island, with views to die for.

Double rooms from £ 174
Guest rating 9.1

La Casa de la Caldera

, Las Casitas
.

Cosy self-catering accommodation in a stunning location in the Lanzarote countryside.

Double rooms from £ 58
Guest rating

Casa do Sear

, Sanxenxo
, Galicia
.

A family-run rural hotel in the Rias Bajas.

Double rooms from £ 80
Guest rating 9.7

Boutique Hotel Can Pico

, Pelacalc
, Costa Brava
.

A very new little boutique hotel in a very old house, set in the Alt Emporda. Style and luxury.

Double rooms from £ 142
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Can Arabi

, Can Clavos
.

Simply gorgeous. Small 'agroturismo' rural hotel just 3 km from Ibiza Town, enveloped in the quiet of the Ibiza countryside.

Double rooms from £ 134
Guest rating 9.0

Hotel Finca Cas Sant

, Soller
.

A small rural hotel on an organic small-holding near Soller, bringing peace and tranquillity to its guests.

Double rooms from £ 107
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel Can Jaume

, Puig d'en Valls
.

A small 'agroturisme' rural hotel on Ibiza, for a relaxing holiday in the country, yet close to Ibiza Town.

Double rooms from £ 178
Guest rating 9.2

Hacienda El Santiscal

, Arcos de la Frontera
, White Villages
.

Historical hotel in a peaceful countryside location with beautiful views looking over Arcos reservoir.

Double rooms from £ 57
Guest rating 8.4

Finca Can Duvai

, Son Servera
.

Lots of space, lovely Mediterranean garden and rooms packed with rustic chic in a location close to the Calas de Mallorca

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 7.9

Casona de San Pantaleon de Aras

, Badames
, Cantabria
.

A small country house hotel with Spa in the Aras Valley, in eastern Cantabria. Perfect for exploring this beautiful scenic region.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 9.7

La Mariposa

, Gebas
, Murcia
.

A simple little rural hotel in the Sierra Espuna. Intimate and homely atmosphere great for all nature-lovers.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.8

La Fuente de La Higuera

, Ronda
.

Deep in the countryside just outside Ronda, a luxurious country hotel where you can relax in beautiful surroundings.

Double rooms from £ 175
Guest rating 9.5

Finca El Tossal

, Bolulla
, Alicante
.

A peaceful country house retreat in the hills above Calpe with beautiful gardens, refreshing pool and spectacular views to the coast.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.3

La Posada del Marques

, Esporles
.

A luxury hotel with spectacular views near the north-west coast of Mallorca

Double rooms from £ 187
Guest rating 8.3

Hotel Iturregi

, Getaria
.

Combining the charm of a rural hotel with the comfort and sophistication of a luxury hotel, all within sight of the sea.

Double rooms from £ 169
Guest rating 9.6

La Casa del Puente

, Regules
, Cantabria
.

An elegant 'Casa Rural' in Cantabria, comprising both a hotel and restaurant, sitting in a glorious position right by the river.

Double rooms from £ 79
Guest rating 9.0

Hotel La Fuente Del Sol

, La Joya
.

A small country hotel near Antequera, looking out onto extraordinary landscapes.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 8.7

Hotel Son Mas

, Porto Cristo
.

A stylish Spa Hotel in a quiet rural area close to the calas and caves of the east coast. Perfect for a relaxing break.

Double rooms from £ 227
Guest rating 9.2

Agroturisme Son Pons

, Buger
.

Beautifully restored family-run farmhouse with comfortable luxury accommodation, set in the peaceful Mallorcan countryside.

Double rooms from £ 109
Guest rating 8.9

We love the country, and we love country hotels. The variety of hotels that we have chosen is amazing, ranging from the quaintly rustic to grand country houses and castles. Naturally they all share that special characteristic of being a hotel that we ourselves would want to stay in.

Country hotels are the way to really get to know the country you are visiting.