Travelling to a place that styles itself "the remotest guesthouse on the British mainland", it's no surprise to find the roads leading to it going from major to minor to positively insignificant.
Fat snowflakes were falling as we walked through the pine forest along a path deep in powder when something suddenly caught my attention through the branches.
A group of eight snowboarders, we wedged our boards and bags into a van in Belgrade last winter and set off on a two-week, 2,000km road trip around Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Have you ever booked a ski holiday and on day one realised that the resort is just wrong? That it's packed with school kids, perhaps, or has crappy snow or no steep off-piste for you to exhibit your amazing prowess.
It's an idea so simple, so beautiful, that you can't believe it was not thought of before.