Authentic Mallorcan Mountain Top Villa Paradise
Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Originally built in 1625, this home has been lovingly restored over the last 30 years from a historic olive press mill to an updated farmhouse maintaining all of its original character.
As you enter the gate, you are welcomed by cascading bougainvilleas, climbing roses, oleander, a lemon tree, and the most spectacular vistas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Traumuntana mountains to the north and the Andratx Valley to the south. The vistas at this 800 feet elevation take your breath away.
After parking your car in the garage, 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.
The formal dining (also the front entrance halls) & 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 to support wooden screw. The kitchen picture window overlooks the Traumuntana Mountain range. It is fully equipped with gas stove & oven, dishwasher, 2 fridges, several coffee machines, blender, toaster and microwave. There are also two clothes washing machines.
Choose from one of Six enchanting dining experiences on the four outside terraces on this remarkable property or the two interior dining areas (the kitchen and formal dining room). 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 a few days or weeks in advance. BBQ nights are held on the northwest exposed terrace off the kitchen and court yard.
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 amphitheater 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 nearest village is a 2 km walk down country lane or 3 kms 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.
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 quay 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.
The roads and trails surrounding this 8-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 climb and screaming decent on the island.
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.
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 road and mountain Bicycles can also be rented in the nearby town of Paguera - at rad-international.de
Property Managers have lived on the island for 10 years and are familiar with everything worth doing on the island of Mallorca for your assistance!
Estate with 2 levels
7 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3500 square feet
King, 2x Twin, Queen, Queen, Full, King, and Queen
14 guests maximum
Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Palma Mallorca (PMI)
35 minute drive - Rent a car at the Airport - book cars online in advance.
Historic hilltop farmhouse with unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea looking south at the island of Ibiza and north toward the Traumuntana Mountains of Mallorca.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Shopping and dining
Places of Interest
- Nature reserve of Sa Dragonera
- Palma Cathedral La Seu
This house is spectacular . Get ready to go back in time with the comfort of nowadays . His owner is so nice you want to be his friend for life. The views are extraordinary and the silence is something you’ve never heard before . We can’t wait to go back . Thank you for this unforgettable week . Patricia Velasquez”
Serene yet spectacular
A charming property perched on the mountainside with magnificent views and ample private outdoor space and seating from which to enjoy them. We were met by the friendly and helpful Lisa and Cindy who showed us round. It's an old property so expect some idiosyncrasies - but nothing we couldn't take in our stride. All the bedrooms are delightfully furnished in typical Mallorcan style and we did our best to enjoy the beautiful pool (bit chilly this time of year). There's plenty to do within easy reach. For the kids we visited the excellent aquarium, high ropes centre and safari park (bit sad). for the nature lovers there are lots of tracks, good beaches (great waves at Peguera), the Eco park and entertaining roaming goats. And for those just wanting a relaxing time you have your pick of restaurants within 10km, from sunset over the sea fish specialists to pizza joints. A great place for a family gathering where you can all get together but also have enough outdoor spaces for a bit of quiet time. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Handicap Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Pets (with Approval)
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo