A farmstead set among Ibiza’s under-explored pastoral inlands.
La Granja is a members-only retreat—the first such experiment by Design Hotels—launched in collaboration with Friends of a Farmer. Created by German interior design studio Dreimeta the gorgeous property is enveloped by 10 hectares of secluded farmland, a centuries-old stone farmhouse anchors a Moorish-inflected estate where an enlightened communal program, from farm-to-table workshops to sunset mescal rituals, fosters a spirit of togetherness among likeminded guests.
The resort offers 10 bedroom suites within the 200-year-old farmhouse, as well as a separate two-bed garden property surrounded by citrus, fig and almond trees. It also includes a pool and restaurant serving produce from the grounds.ounds.
Converting the once-private residence was more an act of preservation than of transformation. Dreimeta design studio highlighted the structure’s weather-worn imperfections, imbuing the space with an aching elegance.
Marked by classical Iberian architecture and traces of Moorish influences, the public spaces, five bedrooms, and freestanding guesthouse feature arched walls and dark-wood beamed ceilings and doors, accented by hammered iron doorknobs and fixtures.
“The art of imperfect beauty is accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Using flawed and scarred materials and surfaces we’ve alluded to the enigma of time passing.”
— Armin Fischer, Dreimeta Design Studio
The bedrooms vary in size; each one is outfitted with a luxury bed and materials of burnt wood, brushed and oiled ash, wood, stone and slate.
With 16 square meters, the Intimate room sleeps two and includes a queen-size bed and a bathroom with a shower.
The 20- to 25-square-meter Garden & Terrace rooms accommodate up to three people and feature a private garden or a terrace with a sunset view overlooking the farm.
The Suites starts at 55 square meters, the suites sleep three and include a separate lounge area with a daybed, a bathroom with a shower and tub or wash basin, and a two-level private terrace with 360-degree views of the island or a private garden with a sunset view overlooking the pine forest.