Casa Sa Vinya Banyalbufar
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Finca | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This small traditional finca has spectacular panoramic views over the sea, the village of Banyalbufar, and the mountains. The house is situated within large private gardens spread over ancient terraces held by dry stone walls, It offers total privacy and tranquility, while being only 10 minutes walking distance to the village with its shops, cafes, restaurants and beach, and is suitable for people who would like to relax in natural and peaceful surroundings.The land belonging to the finca still features remains of the historic irrigation system which goes back to the moors, and there are citrus trees and other fruit trees, as well as an ornamental gardens with shaded terraces.
In the summer, you will spend most of the time outside, enjoying the sun or shade during the day and warm nights under the stars. The house is surrounded by a large terrace with a big dining table, sun lounges and a barbecue, and there are further terraces with seating in different parts of the gardens, and a pool.
The house has been recently refurbished with new limestone floor throughout, spacious fitted cupboards in the bedrooms, double glazed windows, and for cooler days, electric heating has been installed in all rooms. There is also a wood burning stove in the main sitting room and a fireplace in the corner with the sofa. Some of the old features have been retained, such as an ancient, roman cistern, and the roof was restored using the traditional methods of cane and wood, rarely seen today.
It has two double bedrooms, one with a small en suite shower room, and there is a further bathroom with shower. There is a modern kitchen with door to the terrace and sea view, a large dining room – sitting room area with sea views, and a separate area with a sofa and television.
The village of Banyalbufar is only a 30 minutes drive from Palma, but located in an unspoiled conservation area in the southern part of the dramatic Tramuntana mountains, which have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011. It has stone and rock beaches which are ideal for snorkeling, and there are stunning walks along the sea and in the mountains under the shade of aromatic pine trees and ancient oak woods.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||in Banyalbufar 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma de Mallorca 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Balearic Islands region
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and it it offers the most varied landscapes and a wide range of things to do for the holiday maker, from relaxing at its many large and small beaches, to cycling and walking in its unspoiled mountain areas.
And with so many possibilities, when you get bored with relaxing by the beach or the pool, you can go into town for some culture or shopping or just sit in a cafe and watch the world go by, or get up early to walk or run before it gets too hot.
The city of Palma attracts visitors with its ancient town centre, the many restaurants and street cafes, mouth watering food markets, and the offer of varied and high quality cultural events. The mixture of tradition and modernity is something that is characteristic for the spirit of the city.
There are cultural festivals in many parts of the island throughout the summer, such as open air concerts in Belver Castle high above Palma or in Valdemossa, small concerts in local churches, Jazz festivals, art exhibitions, and so on.
The Tramuntana mountain region, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011, is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a world apart from the busy seaside resorts. You find wild dramatic rock formations, shady, aromatic pine forest that are bright green even in summer, and through which you can the sea in all shades of blue, ancient oak woods, and historic villages scattered along the coast or nestled between the mountains. Driving along the coast on the MA-10 from Soller south via Deia, Banyalbufar and Estellenc to Andraitx, the scenery is just breath taking!
Banyalbufar is one of the few villages along the coast in the south west of the Tramunata mountain region. It is famous for the innumerable ancient terraces, carved into the mountains and held by dry stone walls, which were created by the Moors or even the Phoenicians to allow cultivation of wine, almonds, citrus trees, and later tomatoes They also created intricate irrigation systems, which used to lead water coming from the mountains along little canals into storage basins, and from there to the cultivated terraces to water the plants. When walking in some parts of the village, one can still hear the sound of the water running through these covered stone canals by the side of the path.
The local people are proud of their cultural heritage and keep their traditions alive. The area used to be famous for white wine from the Malvasia grape. In recent years, villagers have started to grow wine again, and on many of the terraces you see vineyards now. and it now possible to try and buy local wines in the village.
Banyalbufar has a main beach, which can be reached by foot within about 10 minutes from the centre of the village, or by car driving down to a large parking area, from which steps lead down to the sea. It used to be the village port, and there are still some boats. It is a rock and pebble beach and ideal for snorkeling to discover the underwater landscapes and colourful fishes. There are also some more beaches further along.
The village has two bakeries which sell delicious fresh bread and local delicacies, as well as small selections of fresh fruit and vegetables, wine, and groceries. There is pharmacy and a bank with cash machine, as well as a range of restaurants and cafes. The larger village of Esporles is 15 minutes drive away and has two supermarkets, a butcher, and a lively Saturday morning market, as well as a string of street cafes along the main road in the shade of plane trees.
For keen walkers, the long distance route GR221, Ruta de Pedra en Sec, with it spectacular walks along ancient paths, runs through Banyalbufar and it is possible to complete various sections of it, using the house as a base. In spring and autumn the weather is ideal for exploring the Tramuntana mountains by foot or on bicycle.
There is a good bus service from Banyalbufar to Palma.
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14 Oct 2014
"Lovely quiet old house"
This is a lovely house and very well furnished, the outside space and pool are excellent with great views of the sea and rocky valley.The kitchen and lounge are well equipped and big enough for 4 peop… More
Thank you for your review, I'm glad you liked our house! Anne Marie
6 Oct 2013
"A Special House Indeed!"
Fantastic location, high above the village, with views and the house itself both a delight for the eye. The garden and pool are well kept. The house is clean and has a modern well equipped kitchen. Th… More
7 Aug 2013
This house in the hills above Banyalbufar is really a little gem. It's really a special place with the view, the goats, the lemontrees, the herp garden and offcourse the pool. We loved staying at… More
21 Jul 2013
This is an extremely tasteful fincas set on the hillside overlooking Banyalbufar. The views are stunning. Everything, inside and out, is tasteful. A great deal of care has been put into this house over the years.
The village itself is small, but there are several good restaurants and all within waling distance.
Be prepared for quite a walk up the hill to the house - the views are worth it.
Thank you, much appreciated!
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