Surbo, Puglia, Italy
A 16th-century farmhouse transformed into a sophisticated hotel with an excellent restaurant specialising in cucina povera (peasant cooking). A choice of six walled gardens are dotted with colourful hammocks, a serene pool, firepit and croquet lawn (floppy sunhats are available). Inside, four-poster beds, patterned rugs and huge outdoor bathtubs complete the elegant look. Rooms: 10.