|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The 16th Century, picturesque village of Valldemossa, famed for its Carthusian monastery where Chopin and Georges Sand stayed in 1838, is one of the most beautiful villages on the island, surrounded by spectacular mountain views of the Sierra Tramuntana range. Here you may enjoy the comforts of this house in perfect peace and a magical setting, far away from the madding crowds.
The house offered surrounds a central courtyard with a raised pond and fountain, in quiet and rural surroundings, at the foot of the Son Moragues Natural Mountain Park. There are extensive patios, a lusciously shaded arbor with seating, dining table and Barbeque. The large garden has a rockery, wild life pond, trees, lawn and many lovely spots where you can sit, relax and gaze at the surrounding beauty. Within a short and lovely stroll along the lane amid olive groves, you may look down on the ancient fishing (and smuggling) settlement of Puerto Valldemossa at the foot of impressive cliffs.
The house is light, airy and spacious. There is a large comfortable living room which gives access to a beamed porch, where there is further seating looking out to the garden. The dining room is separate and furnished in typical Majorcan style with thru´ arches to the rest of the house.
The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances (except dishwasher) has a dining area, a walk in larder, and a good working area which overlooks the courtyard, with a stable door giving access to it. There are three bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other two, twin beds. There are two bathrooms, one has a full sized bath with shower, bidet, sink, W.C. and the other only a shower, sink and W.C. Both are tiled and attractive. In all, the house has character, there are wood beams and archways throughout. The swimming pool is 7 metres by 7 metres and there is also a roof patio where you can enjoy your aperitifs watching the sun go down on the mountains.
We stayed for 1 week here with 5 people. We all needed some time off to relax after a hectic period and this place exactly offered that. The garden and surroundings are beautiful and very well maintained by the owner who is always glad to help out with any question. The very nice village with many restaurants is 5 minutes away by car. This gives you the perfect mix of places to visit nearby and a place to rest in the countryside. You'll love the frogs in the ponds and the mules. They are not disturbing, but just make you laugh. The pool is quite big as well, which is needed on the hot days.
Valldemossa has easy access to all parts of the island. There are many restaurants in all price ranges including the exclusive Valldemossa Hotel. There is a small well stocked supermarket, excellent bakers, banks, pharmacy and other stores selling clothing, jewellery, artwork and gifts. Sundays there is a Market. The romantic old Valldemossa monastery, the Palace of King Sancho, and Michael Douglas´s Costa Nord cultural centre provide interesting excursions, along with Miramar and Son Marroig 4/5 kms. away. Puerto Valldemossa also, not only offers an excellent seafood restaurant overlooking the sea, but superb swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters, and is only ´just down the road´.
Deya, once home to the poet Robert Graves, is a mere 10 minutes drive and abounds with restaurants, the famous La Residencia Hotel, and a bohemian night life. There are also many classical and jazz concerts in both villages, especially during the summer months.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Normally the house is available from late May to early/late October.The prices given are for 4 guests occupying 2 bedrooms. There is a supplement of 105 euros per week for 5/6 guests occupying 3 bedrooms. There is a further 105 euro supplement should there be 7 guests, i.e. including cot and high chair. Pro- rata prices apply only after a weeks booking has been made.
The change over day is flexible, where possible, but during high season Saturday is preferable.
A deposit of 500/600 euros is paid per week of booking. Final payment is paid 2 months before arrival. Payment is by Bank transfer.