Hidden amongst the lush valleys, rolling humps, bumps and peaks of Europe are our rural gems that echo unmistakable village vogue created by local heroes. Villas, quaint houses and rustic boltholes bring a mature, sophisticated bunch into the second of our series, Green & Tonic – The House Mix.
A dainty little house that has all of the lovely trappings of a family owned place, famed as a creative enclave and home to urbanites for simply generations.
One the one side, you get the heady scents of lemon trees, whilst over your shoulder, the snow-capped Alps that frame this spa town and give it that Mediterranean clime.
Historic, personable, eclectic & chilled.
With the prerequisite powdery virginal snow, breathtaking mountainous landscapes and crisp Alpine air, we’ve carefully curated an insider’s guide to independent Alpine hotels, ski chalets, retreats and lodges that exude soul.
The Dolomites have long been an insider’s haunt; the Alto Adige as such is all about Alpine living with an accent of Italian Dolce Vita, this is South Tyrol.
Miramonti Boutique Hotel in Hafling (famous stud farming territory) is our newest cosy find suitably perched within a 30 acres forest estate with exhilarating bird’s eyes views overlooking Merano and Vigiljoch beyond.
The loved up owners have taken a traditional choc box Alpine retreat and created a modern, sleek boutique hotel that adopts a quite sophisticated tone rather than ueber design. Elegant natural interiors are fused with elements of the woodlands that surround; it has flavours of country living married with smart urban prose.
The vibe is decidedly relaxed with an eclectic crowd, some here to chill, others seeking to tank up on the Alpine activities. Food is a big part of being in the area and you won’t be disappointed with the region being a firm favourite with the foodies.
Miramonti Boutique Hotel is part of the creative network – White Line Hotels, some 40+ boltholes that define modern luxury – including some great little Alpine Hotels that fit like a glove to this place.