Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
If you are seeking a private and peaceful holiday retreat in the beautiful Mallorcan countryside, then this attractive stone clad farmhouse will more than meet your expectations. Owned by the Bennassar family for more than 200 years this is one of the finest character farmhouses we offer in the Pollensa area.
With the sandy beaches in Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa's historic main plaza and restaurants all within a few minutes drive, this is an ideal family choice.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Further details indoors||
Finca Bennassar has brilliantly been restored with many of the original artefacts and features being maintained. This house has an individual character of timeless calm. The main entrance opens in to the spacious open plan living/dining room with interior stone walls and feature fireplace. In the dining area there is a large solid oak dining table. The lounge area has comfortable seating, Satellite TV, DVD player and French doors opening out on to the front terrace. To the rear of the lounge we find the well fitted kitchen which has electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and small breakfast area. A door leads out from here on to a covered dining terrace. To the right of the front door there is a pretty twin bedroom with a full bath/shower room adjacent.
The impressive staircase leads up to the galleried landing with 2 sofas, plasma TV with satellite - from this area there is direct access to the upper sun terrace with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. To the left of the staircase is a corridor that leads to a second twin bedroom decorated with Mediterranean pastel coloured walls and the attractive master double bedroom which boasts a private sun terrace over looking the garden and pool area and far reaching mountains views. Both these rooms share a bath/shower room. The fourth bedroom with double beds is located in a separate annexe which has its own external access, just to the right of the main front door. The double bedroom is spacious and has an en-suite bathroom also with a walk in shower. The washing machine is also located in the annexe/utility area.
Designed for summer living Finca Bennassar has 1m thick exterior stone walls and earthen terracotta tiles certainly helping to provide a cooler feel to the house during those hot summer days.
|Further details outdoors||
Finca Bennasar is set admidst spacious grounds within which are almond and olive trees, flowers shrubs and plants. A special feature of Finca Bennassar is the front cobblestone terrace with an ancient well feature and centuries old algarobbe tree providing welcome shade. Just sit here in the evening soaking up the Mediterranean ambience whilst enjoying an evening cocktail. From the front terrace a small bridge that leads across the lily pond to the unusual shaped pool which has roman steps. Comfortable sun loungers adorn the terraces. To the rear of the pool area we find the BBQ casita. Ideally located this beautifully restored two storey Mallorcan farmhouse is only a few minutes drive from both the old town of Pollenca and the beaches and resorts of both Cala San Vicente and Puerto Pollenca. The old town of Pollenca is a few minutes drive and has a wide range of restaurants and tapas bars, beautiful plaza, cobbled streets and interesting boutiques.
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Mallorca is the largest of the three main Balearic Islands and has been undergoing a wonderful revival over the last 25 years. The island has reestablished itself as a destination rich in culture and offers visitors a diverse choice of unspoilt beaches, bustling towns and breathtaking scenery. The tranquil inland areas have many beautiful areas with traditional old farmhouses carefully restored as holiday homes, ranging from contemporary villas to grand countryside retreats. These properties present the opportunity to enjoy the calming ambience of the island, with space for friends or families to experience a holiday at a property with its own grounds, swimming pool, and of course a high standard of accommodation. If its beaches you're after then the South side of the island can't be beaten; the heritage protected beach and salt lakes of Es Trenc could easily be mistaken for the Caribbean, and the bewildering array of smaller calas (beaches) along the coast line will leave any visitor to the island spoilt for choice. The cosmopolitan town of Santanyi with its bustling street markets, charming Cas Concos and conveniently located s'Horta each providing the basis for some of the finest villas on the island. In the North of the island, Pollenca, Campanet and Buger have the dramatic backdrop of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range, with its myriad of little villages nestling between its peaks. Great cuisine is never far away, with each village or town offering many interesting and unique restaurants serving local sourced ingredients. As the secrets of Mallorca are slowly unravelled, so its popularity increases.
Pollença is without doubt one of the most attractive municipalities of the Island. It was one of the areas where tourism first started, being the preferred destination of painters and artists since the beginning of the century. Pollença is full of contrasts because a large part of the "Serra de Tramuntana” is situated within its municipality. With its steep mountains and its deep valleys, which in many cases end in most beautiful and lonely bays, where the blue of the sea merges with the grey of the limestone rocks and the brilliant green of the pine trees. Here the cultural and artistic life never stops. There are many art galleries and beautiful handicraft shops. Throughout the year one can enjoy a variety of musical events, the most famous of which takes place in the Santo Domingo Cloister between July and September. Apart from the old town, the municipality of Pollença is also home to two coastal towns, the Port Of Pollença and Cala San Vicente.