The Independent | UK
La Vigna, Playa Fomento
An entrepreneurial young couple from Argentina have turned this low-slung estancia and vineyard into a quirky boutique hotel. Dating from 1880, La Vigna has five shabby-chic rooms with wooden floors and bookshelves made from wine crates. Art exhibitions and tango evenings are held in the old wine cellar and art classes in a studio in the gardens. There is also an adjoining sheep farm that produces five kinds of cheese.
La Vigna, Playa Fomento, Colonia Valdense (00 598 558 9234; lavignalifestyle.com ). Doubles start at US$100 (£67), including breakfast.