When in need of a simple getaway and a quiet way of life, look no further than these three enchanting hideaways that embrace and highlight natural surroundings, immersing you in a transformative sensory experience.

– By Azamit


Ranging from 5-15 room establishments, these small-scale retreats provide a lifestyle of understated luxury. Whether restored, preserved, or newly constructed, behind each project is a passionate owner who is eager to share their love for the region and an architect who makes the concept a reality.

The retreats all have gorgeous landscapes that combine rustic atmospheres with natural materials, neutral colour palettes, and minimalistic modern aesthetics that blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings. Honouring tradition, details respect local materials and artisanal crafts while shedding light on the history and quintessential characteristics of the regions. Common areas and guest rooms are meticulously curated by engaging the past with the present.

A dreamland and paradise for nature-conscious and design-savvy travellers, every space is uniquely created, allowing one to feel as if they are in a private home while maintaining the comfort and services of a hotel.

Located amid olive trees in the heart of Italian region of Puglia, 10 minutes away from Ostuni (La città Bianca), this all-white farmhouse is a long-time dream of owner Carlo Lanzini.

Designed by Andrew Trotter, founder of Openhouse Magazine, the masseria is pure bliss and a perfect mix of both a traditional atmosphere and modern design minimalism.

Don’t miss out on the delightful locally sourced farm-to-table food by young chef Giorgia Goggi and the famous Moroseta dinners.


Just beyond the medieval town of Treia in Italy, in the gorgeous Marche region, Casa Olivi is a 300-year-old dreamy farmhouse with breathtaking views where old meets new.

Protected by the Cultural and Historic Heritage of Italy, the stone building and interiors were transformed by Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron to combine the best of Italy, from tradition to modernity.


Set on acres of well-tended farmland, the 16th-century farmhouse is nestled right in the middle of Ibiza Island.

A joint project of Design Hotels and Friends of a Farmer, the centuries-old house was transformed into a hotel by Dreimeta Design Studio of Augsburg, Germany and led by Armin Fischer.

The once-private residence was converted while preserving and highlighting the structure’s weather-worn imperfections, imbuing the space with an aching elegance.

Written on: September 26, 2019