It’s an aesthetic that continues into the rooms. Here, antique furniture, dark wooden floors and carefully chosen artwork combine in an understated elegance as shuttered windows look over the estancia’s park, patios and polo fields where professional games are often held. King-sized beds and fine Egyptian linen round off the amenities.
And, to match its near 200-year-history, you can immerse yourself in gaucho life with the range of activities on offer. The stable of horses is always open for rides, hiking and biking trails head out into the pampas, the lake is ideal for fly fishing and carriage rides recall the whimsy of yesteryear. Or, simply relax by the pool or book on to a spa treatment before having a go at Argentine bowls.
After working up an appetite, make your way to the estancia’s restaurant where asado barbecues are the daily staple. Prime beef cuts are expertly grilled, accompanied by chorizo and freshly baked sweetbreads as full-bodied Argentine reds provide the liquid refreshment.