House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
El Cutxaco, Pollenca, Mallorca **new for 2013**
If the worth of El Cutxaco was to be measured in terms of the time and patience spent by its local owners in the restoration of this beautiful old finca then it would surely be one of the most expensive Villas in our programme. Many original features preserve the Villa's old character and charm and happily coexist alongside smart modern day facilities. Original thick stone walls and beamed ceilings, beautiful polished solid wood furniture and comfortable sofas and chairs now furnish the Villas interior and, completing the restoration, a sparkling pool adorns the gardens, all just a little over 2 kms from Pollenca.
An oak studded front door opens from the terrace into a spacious living/dining room with beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors. The comfortable sitting area arranged around an open fireplace, has Satellite TV (restricted English channels) and DVD player. Stairs lead up to the first floor bedrooms from the dining area at the rear. The well fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and electric oven and gas hob and an exterior laundry houses the washing machine.
The superior master double bedroom has teak fitted wardrobes and full en-suite bath/shower room. Two twin bedrooms are also fitted with teak wardrobes and share one full family bath/shower room.
Whilst meals can be taken at the kitchen table or dining table, eating in the open air is one of the great pleasures of a holiday villa, and El Cutxaco has a covered terrace with BBQ and ample sun terraces to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. The swimming pool has completed the restoration and its sun terraces, well furnished with sun beds, now set amidst colourful gardens.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pollenca 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma 62 km|
|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
|General||TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Away from the island's bustling capital Palma and the frenetic atmosphere of its nearby "high rise" resorts, a startling change of pace and scenery takes over. Fertile fields dotted with windmills turning lazily in the breeze, give way to rolling countryside covered in olive and almond groves punctuated by vineyards and small, sun-bleached villages. Medieval monasteries and castles perch quixotically atop pine clad mountains and look out over the azure sea that encircles the island's 400 km of beautiful coastline, most of which is surprisingly untouched by signs of mass tourism and remains virtually unknown to all but a few of Mallorca's many visitors.
With fabulous white sand beaches and historic towns of Pollenca, Campanet & Inca to name but a few, placed on the north west of the island of Mallorca sits below the inspiring Tramuntana mountains. Here the island of Mallorca retains a leisurely atmosphere reminiscent of bygone days with many small villages virtually untouched by tourism, where you can find a sunny Church square to join the locals in watching the world go by.
In the south of Mallorca, pretty harbour sides and sophisticated yachting resorts hide in sandy coves protected by pine clad headlands. Inland, below splendid monasteries perched on lofty mountain tops, life still beats to the rhythm of rural Mallorcan life.
With 6 Michelin starred restaurants, bodegas producing quality Mallorca wines, walking and cycle routes and world class golf courses, Mallorca is amongst the most sophisticated destinations of the Med.
On our Mallorca website you will find seaside apartments and a selection of individual Mallorca villas for rent ranging from centuries old farmhouse to neat little Villas near the beach
Pollenca, Mallorca (Majorca)
El Pont Roma, the roman bridge on the edge of the town is living evidence of Pollencas Roman origins and subsequently each generation has left its mark without overwhelming this delightful small town. In this way, Pollenca has learned to accept and adapt to tourism without losing its soul and where, these days, at the vibrant Sunday morning market spilling out over the Placa Major, locals and tourists alike mingle between the wide varieties of stalls. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets you will find many lovely old churches plus numerous small art galleries and handicraft shops. A pause for coffee and a pastry is recommended before climbing the tree lined Calvari steps - there are 365 of them, one for every day of the year - amply rewarded at the summit by panoramic views across to the northernmost tip of the island from the Calvari church! If you are here during Easter, then you will be lucky enough to witness the moving procession on Good Friday, when a figure of Christ is removed from a cross and carried down the steps by torchlight. The months of August and September have much to offer music lovers as Pollenca hosts its annual classical music festival with many concerts and at any time of year, bon viveurs will find a number of outstanding restaurants as well as small tapas bars tucked away behind the impressive central square.
Outside the town the rolling countryside is excellent for walkers and for a day by the sea, Puerto Pollenca with its lovely beaches, is only a 5-minute drive away. Nearby there's a good but hilly 9-hole golf course.