Your Mallorca Experience begins when this Finca (farmhouse) was built almost 400 years ago.
Originally a shepherd's hut on a col in the mountains, a square pile of rock walls evolved into a majestic 3500 square foot finca (farmhouse) with wings on a col 250 meters above sea level.
Sometime over its history the stone hut became an olive press & grain mill for farmers far and wide. Yes, the surrounding pine forests were once terraced olive and almond orchards. This Finca, perfectly poised between two valley's, was the strategically located for farmer's to bring their harvest for pressing into olive oil & flour.
In 1973 the current owner and his parents found the ruin after it had been abandoned 50 years earlier during the Spanish Civil War. It took 10 years of pain staking restoration to restore the Finca to its current authentic splendour.
TODAY as you enter the gate, you are welcomed by a cactus garden, cascading bougainvilleas, climbing roses, oleander, lemon, fig & pomegranate trees, and the most spectacular vistas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Traumuntana mountains to the north and the Andratx Valley & Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Recently designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the vistas of the Traumuntana mountains, at this 800 feet elevation are breath taking. You will be tempted to linger in the driveway for 6 + cars and enjoy the smells of flower blossoms and views before entering the gate. The paved driveway to this exclusive retreat is 300 meter long, way off the road providing privacy and tranquility.
INSIDE this authentically restored farmhouse are 8 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a fully equipped country kitchen with modern appliances perfect for group cooking (or caterers which can be arranged). Both the living & dining rooms serve as the center of the home and both rooms have open wood fireplaces supplied by ample wood fuel. And of course there is wi-fi internet access throughout, Flat Screen with Apple TV device to watch movies, and a library of English books to choose from. The owner is a prolific reader of classics and contemporary literature.
The formal dining (also the front entrance hall) & living rooms and kitchen are divided by 3-foot thick walls with arched passage ways between all three principle rooms.
THE KITCHEN (formerly a grain mill) has vaulted beamed ceilings & still has the original beams. You'll love the view of the Traumuntana Mountain range and the walk out to a back terrace complete with a small garden and BBQ. The kitchen is fully equipped to accommodate large groups with big gas stove & oven, dishwasher, two large fridges, coffee machines, blender, toaster and microwave. There are also two clothes washing machines.
BEDROOMS AND BATHS: In the main house block there are 5 bedrooms - 4 of which are on the second floor serviced by 2 bathrooms: a 3-piece bathroom and a separate powder room. Two of the upper bedrooms (one with a king the other a queen bed) face south with spectacular vistas of the Med and two face north towards the mountains. The 5th bedroom (with queen bed) is on the ground floor with a walk-out to the terrace and the four piece bathroom (ideal for the elderly).
The 6th bedroom with a King bed, is a self contained apartment yet structurally connected to the main house but is only accessible from the pool terrace. This pool apartment, has its own 3-piece bathroom and kitchenette and enjoys spectacular views to the south.
The Olive Press Wing, is a magnificent (7th) bedroom (the largest) suite with King size bed, air conditioning and its own 4-piece bathroom ensuite, fireplace and commanding view of the valley below. It also has its own private living / dining room and a small bedroom for baby, child or elderly needing attention.
DINING OPTIONS; Choose from one of 5 enchanting dining experiences on the four outside terraces of this remarkable property or the two interior dining areas (the kitchen and formal dining room). Under the gazebo on the main front terrace is a new teak table that seats 14 comfortably. A local chef, can also delight you with his international culinary treats, by shopping, cooking and cleaning up after each meal that you must book in advance. BBQ nights are held on the northwest exposed terrace off the kitchen.
The gardens of this mountain retreat are the owners constant source of pride. The pool is flanked by bougainvilleas, hibiscus plants and an almond grove. Sitting by the pool with the distant sound of the sheep bells as they climb the amphitheatre of hills is sublime. Private hiking trails are accessible right off the pool terrace into the National parkland that surround this home. This tranquil location is rare treat of complete privacy where clothes are optional.
THE VILLAGE below.
The nearest village is a 4 km walk down country lane or by the main road. The plaza is the center of this ancient Moorish town with a quaint, fully equipped convenient store, a bank, post office, natural and traditional pharmacy, bakery, and several wonderful restaurants and cafes, and a magnificent church. The cafes at the plaza are open from the early morning until 1 or 2 or 3 at night (depending on how much fun you are having - the owners tend to stay open as long as you are ordering.
THE TOWN OF ANDRATX & PUERTO
Just 7 kms away in the Puerto you can hob nob with rich and famous of Europe. Puerto Andratx is one of the King and Queen of Spain's favorite dining experiences. They drop anchor in the fishing port or tie up on the quai and choose from about 50 remarkable restaurants. In fact boaters and residents of Palma 30 kms away often make the trip to Puerto just for the remarkable dining experiences and exquisite atmosphere. And Sailors from all over the world make Puerto their destination and often their permanent mooring.
BEACHES: From this property you are only 15 to 20 minutes drive from a huge variety of beaches. Some are huge sprawling beaches with sun umbrellas and concessions stands, others are quiet little pebble beaches only known by the locals. Our English property managers, knows every nook and cranny of this island.
ROAD CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING
The roads and trails surrounding this 3-acre property are the nirvana of road cyclists and mountain bikers all across Europe and North America. Each February all the Pro cycling road teams come to Mallorca to train on the mountain cols and flat roads of Mallorca and all are at the door step of this unique property. So bring your team or your family! The owner is a keen cyclist and hiker himself and is familiar with every col climb and screaming decent on the island.
The property managers are also superb cooks who will shop, cook and clean up for your group, but they are so popular you need to book them early.
Full carbon Bicycles can also be rented in Paguera only 10 kilometres away at Rad-international.de Bicycles must be booked in advance to ensure availability.
Property Managers: They have lived on the island for 30 years and are familiar with everything worth doing on the island of Mallorca. They will guide you through the property and be your problem solver.
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Pool, fabulous hiking & biking - we can connect you with guides, or rental places for bikes and boats for one day treks