The Catuçaba Hideaway hotel review - São Paulo, Brazil
In an age of 24/7 hyper-connectivity, it takes some effort to get away from it all, but at The Catuçaba Hideaway, we might actually have discovered the ideal bolt-hole.
For starters, the location revels in its splendid isolation. Set within a 12,000-acre farming community, high on the side of a bluff swathed in bush and sporting views that stretch clear to the horizon, Studio MK27 has fashioned from responsibly sourced Amazon hardwoods, an elongated floating platform of expansive timber decks, four bedrooms, and cosy spaces furnished with locally-accented rugs, blue window shutters, textiles and clay bricks.
Eucalyptus twig screens cast mesmerising shadows and provide cross-breezes during the summer months, whilst chillier nights can be whiled away in a copper bathtub or by ceramic wood-burning stoves. For the less indolent, the days are packed with horse-back trails with strapping gauchos, laps in rock pools, and platters of grass-fed steaks in local village restaurants.