You couldn't wish for a more secluded spot on Mallorca: wonderful evenings on the terrace or my the illuminated pool, listening only to birds and cicadas. The old stone house is fantastically atmospheric: it absolutely takes you back in time. Amazing pool, surprisingly deep, I couldn't get my children out of it they loved it so much; periodically, a little waterfall is switched on, which adds to the fun. The estate of the property is very large, and gives you total privacy (and secure parking). You will NOT see any other house from here, only rocks, forest, and a picturesque mountain, Es Fangar, in the background. Totally lovely. But bring a small car, the last part of the access road is bumpy and narrow!
The location, at the edge of the Northern mountain range, is great, with some unbelievably spectacular drives on your doorstep, and the nearby Coves the Campanet are out of this world!
We rented through an agency called Majorcan Villas, which is not terribly efficient: everything worked out in the end, but we had to prompt repeatedly for things like instructions to drive to the property, and not being charged twice for the deposit. There were no instructions for the house, although most of it was self-explanatory. However, the owner of the house is lovely (when the water supply ran out, he turned up within 15 minutes to fix the problem: one needs to connect an emergency water pump, and then everything is fine even during water shortages.) As for the inside of the house, everything worked (except TV, only one channel, but you won't need it!), but don't expect total luxury: this is a rustic retreat, perfectly functional, but basic.
One thing to note: a number of cats treat the garden as their personal property, and are clearly accustomed to begging guests for food: this did not bother us, but if you don't like cats, you may find them intrusive.
Property is without doubt beautiful but has ancient equipment which needs updating. A kettle which does not work at all, a DVD player with no sound, a cable box which does not work and 99% of tv channels in German leaving a choice of Sky News or the God Channel. My email to bring this to attention was ignored sadly.
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