Welcome to Ca’n Rom, a traditional Mallorcan house offering modern comfort and easy living in Fornalutx, one of Spain’s most charming and traditional villages.
The house is tranquil and private, with two stone terraces and a gorgeous pool set amongst the olive groves, offering incomparable mountain views all around.
Original features and comfortable living spaces are designed to make the most of the stunning scenery, with a different view of the mountains from each window, and the house adapts to a Mediterranean lifestyle; a large outdoor terrace for dining and relaxing and an upper terrace for morning coffee and evening cocktails (you'll feel as though you are standing on top of the world), bedrooms that are cool and all ensuite (one with air conditioning) and heaters throughout for the cooler months.
The entrance floor comprises the converted old kitchen, or campana, with a large comfortable table (seating 8) and benches to enjoy meals together. The neat and well equipped new kitchen allows for full preparation of meals, with a large gas cooker, microwave, coffee maker and toaster.
Stepping into the first double bedroom (Queen-size bed) you’ll see through to the stunning bathroom, with its feature shower hewn directly into the hillside. Upstairs a second comfortable double bedroom (King-size bed) leads into its own ensuite bathroom.
Through the separate study you’ll reach the comfortable sitting room, perfect for curling up in front of the TV or playing games together and up a short flight of stairs the upper roof terrace offers the best 360 degree view of the mountains, or the stars, in the village. Beyond the sitting room the garden bedroom boasts air conditioning, a King-size bed with electronically adjustable mattress, an ensuite and the fastest access to the pool. A separate laundry room provides clothes washing and drying facilities.
The house has wifi, TV, DVD player, DVDs, games and books. You’ll find everything you need for your holiday, and if you can persuade yourself to leave the house you’ll find a surrounding area rich in entertainment, culture and culinary delights.
Fornalutx boasts its own fabulous bakery, a very well stocked general grocery store with fresh fruit and vegetables and a very good butchery.
Foodies will love it here; as well as several excellent restaurants we have a pizzeria and a tapas bar and there are 3 cafes in the bustling plaza (with live music in the summer). Local products include the excellent bitter orange marmalade, sobrasada and olive oils, and of course lemons, oranges, figs and cherries, to name but a few.
There are communal tennis courts and a soccer pitch if you’re feeling particularly sporty.
A bank with ATM machine, along with a knowledgeable and well stocked chemist and a very friendly hairdresser complete the line up.
Fornalutx nestles into the Tramuntana Mountain range, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and forms the backbone of the island. Criss crossed with walking routes, from ancient paths to traditional steps, it offers excellent hiking and is also suitable for walkers of all abilities. Many of the world's leading cycling teams train in Mallorca and Fornalutx is said to be a perfect base.
The pretty town of Soller, with its bustling shops, food stores, cafes and restaurants is only a 10 minute drive away. From there you can take an antique tram or drive a further 10 minutes to reach Puerto Soller, a charming and thriving port which curves around a natural bay and has sheltered sandy beaches and a beautiful promenade.
Soller railway station is the departure point for the traditional wooden train which follows a spectacular route through the Tramuntana mountains to Palma.
Venturing up into the hills along the winding coast road from Soller brings you to charming hilltop villages such as Deia and Valldemosa, with coves such as Bens D'Avall and Llucalcari en route.
Need to know:
The island’s airport is just outside Palma (PMI) and from there it is an easy 40 minute drive to Fornalutx. We recommend picking up a car at the airport, not least because the island is compact enough to warrant exploration further afield.
The village is built up and into the hillside, and access to the majority of houses is by traditional cobbled steps only. Our house is at the top of the village; happily there is free car parking in a nearby orange grove and from there it is a 5-minute walk to the house by a combination of steps and pathway. Parking is also widely available throughout the village.
Mosquitoes can be around in the summer months so you’ll find plug-in deterrents in the house for your use.
We provide a welcome kit to get you started, and the good news is that we have a water filter in the house; we realize that the last thing you’ll be wanting to do is carry heavy bottles of water up the steps!
The house is arranged over several levels, with the bedrooms on separate floors, so may not suit those with mobility problems or very young children.
Linen, bathroom and pool towels are included in the price quoted.
Do get in touch via the 'Ask Owner a Question' button, we'd love to hear from you! And you can also find us on Facebook and on Instagram, @canromfornalutx.