Listed on HomeAway, Deia – Soller region holiday homes are in Majorca’s mountainous region, with rocky coves and small fishing villages on the coast, and dramatic scenery inland concealing charming old towns. Holiday homes in the Deia – Soller region are mostly renovated stone dwellings; contemporary, but full of traditional hallmarks like wooden beams, stone exteriors and wood stoves. It’s the place to come for seclusion and peace – most Deia – Soller region holiday apartments take in sublime views of steep wooded hillsides, and are set within large grounds.
-Local sights. This part of northwestern Majorca is where you can find some of the island’s most picturesque and authentic villages, nestled in the valleys or perched on hilltops. Two have historic links to the music or literary world; Frederic Chopin spent a winter in Valldemossa, while English poet Robert Graves settled in Deia after the First World War. Soller is also charming, particularly the streets that branch off Plaça Constitucio.
-Outdoor activities. On your doorstep will be the Serra Tramuntana, a mountain range that spans Majorca’s northern coast. In places it’s covered with pine and oak forest, with wild herbs like lavender, thyme and rosemary. Animal life includes deer, boar, goats and bird of prey. For walkers there are plenty of trails, ranging in difficulty. The best known is the GR221, which has eight stages, and begins in the west at Andratx and finishes in Pollensa.
-Beaches. Due to the rocky nature of the northwestern coast there are fewer beaches, but still a number of very scenic places to spend a day by the sea. Cala Deia is a secluded shingle beach with clear, shallow waters. In the background are steep terraced hills. The beach at Port de Soller is more conventional, boasting an appealing arc of soft sand that extends for 250 metres on the waterfront.
-Food and drink. Majorca produces olives, almonds, a variety of fruit and wine. Outdoor markets are a fabulous way to pick up fresh fruit and veg, as well as local specialities – the nearest one will take place at Soller every Saturday. In the meantime you could try Majorcan sweet pastries like ensaimada, or the cured sausage, sobrassada, recognised by its soft texture.
-Palma. Palma is a simple drive away, but perhaps the most interesting way to get there is via the Ferrocarrill de Soller, an electric narrow-gauge railway that dates back more than a century and passes through arresting mountain scenery. Once you arrive you can indulge in some retail therapy or check out a very cosmopolitan range of cafes and restaurants.
Deia – Soller region holiday rentals are on an island with Mediterranean conditions. If you’re heading here in summer it’s a good idea to pack for hot weather. Starting around May and lasting to October, summers have temperatures that reach between 25 and 33 degrees. Rain is uncommon until about October when isolated storms can occur. Winters are short, and don’t tend to last for more than four months. On a typical day in December temperatures peak in the double figures, but can occasionally drop below freezing at night.
You can get to holiday apartments in the Deia – Soller region by using the international airport at Palma (PMI). It’s one of Spain’s largest airports, and during the summer becomes one of the most frequented destinations in Europe. This means there’s no lack of routes from various UK cities to Majorca throughout the year. If you’re reaching the Deia – Soller region by car then you can simply follow the Ma-11 north for about half an hour. There are regular buses to this area, both from the airport and Place Espana in Palma.