ON AN IBERIAN ADVENTURE, A STYLE-SEEKING ISLAND HOPPER LANDS ON HER FEET IN SUBLIME, OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH IBIZA STAYS.
I had a week planned to explore what the island had to offer and after flying in from London we headed straight to the mountainous area and pastoral inlands that surround La Granja, a century-old farmhouse estate turned exemplary hotel with kitchen gardens, 10 acres of farmland, outdoor dining, communal spaces and pool.
The hill and forest surrounds aren’t typically what Ibiza conjures up, but throughout the stay I never felt the urge to leave and head beachside. Scents of sun-baked stone, pine, tomatoes, green leaves and ripe figs pervade the air, with rich, red clay soil underfoot and large pine and carob trees flanking the main farmhouse. The building, made from local stone in caramel, creams and soft peach tones, anchors the estate and houses nine rooms that are scattered around somewhat casually. It’s all sophisticated rustic, with a great stone replace and lounge room at its heart where guests will find a beautiful pairing of integrated stone furniture and soft furnishings of heavy linen, in a palette of muted hues, dusty creams, soft and rich greys.
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