Casa Cuatro Cantons
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Situated in a quiet lane, in an enviable position, just minutes walk to Pollensa's historic main square, behind a quiet, unassuming exterior, lays the most incredible hidden treasure. This amazing, elegant mansion, a preserved piece of local history which dates back centuries, of exceptional quality and understated splendour, gives an insight into authentic, Mallorcan legacy. Cuatro Cantons is a large dose of sophisticated extravagance, a peaceful oasis in sumptuous surroundings, just perfect for a relaxing holiday with everything close by. This is a magnificent property reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance Palace.
This villa is the real Pollensa.
Cuatro Cantons, in Mallorcan meaning “the four corners”, due to its location on a narrow crossing, would have belonged to a wealthy, noble family. This immense house of 800 sq metres is in grounds of 1,200 sq metres. The flagstone entrance has a beautiful aged Mallorcan wooden door leading into a vast entrance hall with high ceilings and a majestic archway, reminiscent of a stately home, with gorgeous ceramic floors and thick stone walls.
The interior has cherished, classic furniture with an abundance of artifacts, all inherited, simplistic heirlooms of distinction. Vibrant, colourful artwork fills every room, with original works by distinguished artist Joan Bennassar and even a lithograph of Joan Miró.
Lots of attention to detail creates a beautiful and characteristic family home, full of interesting features, illustrating the care lavished on the house over the years by the current owners.
There are various doors leading off from the main hall, some of them locked as they lead to parts of the house still yet to be refurbished. There is a magnificent marble staircase on the right with ornate wrought-iron bannister leading up to the second level and just below the staircase is a wc bathroom with pretty green ceramic wall sink, brass taps and decorative tiling.
Double doors from the hall lead into a day lounge that has two sofas with a small round coffee table. There is an open fire grate on the left with wood wall panelling and lovely bright paintings. The walls are painted a pale green and it has a high decorative ceiling with gilt edging and a rose centre from where hangs a chandelier light. There is a round dining table and a small square card table in the corner. Beautiful draped curtains frame the full-height windows that fill this room with lovely natural sunlight and the superb views from this lounge are of the stunning pool and gardens.
The kitchen is through a door on the left of the lounge. It has rich tiled floors and is fitted with granite work surfaces and attractive glass wall units decorated with a cherry design. There is a pine breakfast table and full modern cooking facilities including a dishwasher, a large American-style fridge freezer, microwave and fitted oven.
The sweeping staircase is home to an enormous eye-catching Bennassar painting on the facing wall and has an unusual hanging solid-silver chandelier light.
The second level is where all of the bedrooms are and is a maze of rooms and living space.
On the left of the stairs is a carpeted hallway leading to two, large, carpeted twin bedrooms. Both overlook the narrow Joan Giraud lane and have narrow balconies and gorgeous cream linen curtains with hand embroidery at the bottom. One of the bedrooms has a large dressing area, the other is without a wardrobe.
In this “wing” is also a large separate full bathroom that has amber tiling with double basin and a large bath with overhead shower.
A door directly in front of the main stairs leads into an upper lounge that has striking black and white floor tiles and an large glass cabinet with an extraordinary, hand-crafted schooner ship, made by the owners grandfather., as well as other vessels all intricately designed. There is a sofa here and comfortable seating and a small balcony looks over the narrow lane. A door from this lounge links directly to one of the twin bedrooms in the 1st wing.
Also from this central lounge is a door through into a second sleeping area – Wing 2
A door from the lounge leads directly into a carpeted twin bedroom, again, overlooking the lane with a small balcony. This bedroom has distinctive bamboo headboards and a round dressing table. A door from this bedroom leads into a hallway and to a further twin bedroom that has large wardrobes and in the hallway is a large separate full bathroom with overhead shower.
From the upper lounge with black and white tiled floors is a door on the right into a further lounge which forms part of the main suite. This carpeted lounge has opulent furnishings with a large gilt mirror over a firegrate, damask-upholstered sofa and chairs and even a piano. Double doors look onto the cobbled patio below next to the garden.
A doorway from this lounge leads into a hallway lined with wardrobes, to use as a private dressing area. This is ensuite to the main carpeted double bedroom and ensuite full bathroom.
Doors from the main bedroom here give access to a large covered corner terrace overlooking the peaceful exotic garden and pool below with far-reaching, breathtaking views of the Tramuntana Mountains. It really is hard to believe that you are in the middle of the village when you look out from here. The only sound is birdsong coming from the little birds in the aviary below that the owner breeds.
The advantage of these three separate sleeping areas means that it is ideal for three families all travelling together but wanting their own space within the same villa. All three sleeping areas are linked together to doors from the black and white tiled central lounge.
The tranquil garden and pool are like an oasis, full of tall palms and tropical banana plants, mandarin, orange and lemon trees, even a rope swing. Beautiful Mediterranean green ferns and foliage give shade over an enchanting cobbled terrace with a centre well. There is a long covered terrace running along one side with large ceramic flower pots, reminiscent of a cloistered enclosure, overlooking the rectangular pool which is surrounded by lovely lawn and a large sunbathing patio. The garden is overlooked by surrounding properties but not directly.
The pool has roman steps in one corner and two sets of metal steps - there is also a pool side shower here.
At the bottom of this “secret garden” next to the pool is a covered seating area with a large table and bench seating next to a wood-burning oven and barbeque. The laundry room with washing machine is also to one side.
Next to the wood burning oven is a door leading into a separate casita, hidden away in the corner and is a real surprise. It has delightful sloping rafters and small-paned cottage windows, comfy colourful rocking chairs, a large dining table and a wood-burning stove.
An arch leads into a small completely fitted second kitchen complete with fridge freezer, oven, dishwasher and a large gas hob. This is a lovely area from where to spend lazy days by the pool, away from the main house.
This is a magnificent property reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance Palace, and in one of the most magnificent of locations on The Mediterranean.
Cot and high chair available at £20 per week, per item - for the full range of extras please see booking form.
Please note the 2nd week half price offer isn't applicable on this villa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|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, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Holiday Villas In Majorca
Mallorca, also known as Majorca, is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is located in the Mediterranean Sea; with its vast amount of beaches, green countryside and well renowned resorts, it is the ideal destination for families, couples and groups alike. Our portfolio of properties covers everything from cheap villas in Majorca to luxury villas in Majorca, so you can be sure that you will find whatever kind of accommodation you are looking for.
Mallorca is perfect for a Villa Parade holiday all year round. Our villas in Mallorca are ideally located throughout the island in key resorts and offer you the perfect opportunity to make sure that you get the best out of your holiday, no matter how diverse and wide ranging your interests and tastes are. If you are looking for a holiday destination that not only provides you with plenty of warm weather, but somewhere that boasts plenty of culture and history to explore, Mallorca is certainly it.
When you choose to stay in our villas in Majorca you will have a whole host of activities available to you within close distance should you decide upon trying them. With so many award winning beaches located throughout Mallorca, you could easily find yourself not only relaxing in the sun but participating in anything from scuba diving to fishing, the sky really is the limit. Something that Mallorca certainly has in abundance is festivals; fiestas ranging from traditional religious celebrations and sporting or golfing events take place from January to December and are a great way to spend your days and nights in Mallorca. And, no matter where you are staying, what you will notice that during a stay in our Mallorca villas is just how friendly and hospitable the local residents are towards those enjoying villa holidays in Majorca. A great community spirit is felt throughout all of Mallorca's festivals; visitors are always encouraged to join in with any festivities, and it is a great way to discover much more about the island and its traditions.
If you enjoy nights out then you are sure to find a resort that suits your needs; whether you are looking for a night of dancing or just a relaxing night socialising with friends and family, Mallorca certainly has something to suit you. Our villas in Puerto Pollensa are located close to beaches and atmospheric bars and restaurants, making them ideal for family Villa Parade holidays. If you enjoy sports you will find that Mallorca has plenty of clubs and facilities for you to carry out your leisure activities, or of course, try something new! Cycling is one of the many sports that Mallorca is ideally suited to; not only does it contain some of the most ideal terrain such as rolling hills, scenic coastal routes and great road conditions but also has extremely low car traffic. If you enjoy Golfing you will find several courses that not only offer great facilities but are also set back in wonderful locations. You could easily find yourself enjoying a round of golf on a fairway surrounded by olive trees!
Mallorca certainly is an ideal holiday destination for those that enjoy food and drink, depending on your preferences you will find everything from everyday snacks to traditionally sourced and cooked dishes. Throughout the island you will find restaurants, bars and cafés to have wide ranging and diverse menus; most dishes are prepared with locally grown ingredients, ensuring your meals and snacks taste just as you would imagine; authentic and mouth watering.
Choosing accommodation such as our villas in Cala Dor or villas in Cala San Vicente will offer you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace and get the best out of your holiday. So, should you be considering staying in one of our villas in Mallorca you will now be able to see just why the island is so popular and just why visitors return year after year to enjoy villa holidays. With plenty of fabulous beaches to escape to, historic market towns, and enough entertainment and activities to keep you entertained all holiday long, why not make Mallorca your next holiday destination?
Pollença is a peaceful and tranquil town that remains very typically Spanish. It is four miles from the coast, nestling between two hills at the eastern end of the Tramuntana mountains. Pollença itself is indisputably pretty. Historic buildings with ochre roofs, sun-baked walls and wooden shutters line the narrow and twisting medieval streets. There are pastel-painted houses in the centre and Moorish water mills on the outskirts. It's also a haven of sleepy Mallorcan traditions - café life and the siesta roll on here as they always have. The heart of the old town is the central square, Plaça Major, where there are many café-bars and fine restaurants. Pollença also has lots of galleries of Mallorcan art and design, and a town museum. The most famous walk in Pollença is up the 365 steps of the tree-lined 'Calvario' - the Calvari Hill. There is a tiny church at the top with amazing views over the town and across wooded valleys to the sea.
Taste: Pollensa old town boasts some of the best restaurants on the island. From traditional Mallorcan to international cuisine, each has its own blend of atmosphere and tradition.
Weekly Market: It's especially lively in Pollença on market day, every Sunday morning, with stalls selling fruit, flowers, local crafts, clothes and household goods.
Discover: Pollença is nestled between two hills. One of these hills is Puig de Maria with an 18th-century monastery perched on the summit - a walk to the top is well worth the effort for spectacular views over Pollença and down to the sea.
Supermarkets: Large SYP/ Eroski Centre situated just off the main Pollença to Puerto Pollença, plus two in the town centre.
Villaparade first discovered the unspoilt Pollença region twenty years ago and fell in love with the wonderful countryside all around - from the dramatic mountains to the lush valleys. Since then we're very proud to have built up a collection of some of the finest holiday villas and apartments in and around the area. Our principle resorts are the historic medieval town of Pollença and the sheltered sandy bay of Puerto Pollença which are detailed on the following pages.Other areas of the Pollenca region in which our villas are located are:
Cala San Vicente, another of the best-kept secrets in the North of Mallorca. It's a quiet and relaxed resort surrounded by mountains with pine-covered slopes that run down to the sea. The sparkling blue waters and the three sandy coves are very child-friendly. The spectacular countryside here is also ideal walking country, popular with ramblers and painters.
Bonaire is an exclusive residential area on the peninsula around the bay of Pollença towards Alcudia with a pretty marina called Puerto Cocodrilo and a lovely sandy beach called Mal Pas. Son Serra de Marina with its appealing marina and sandy beach is 8km from the larger resort of Ca'n Picafort which shares the same sweeping bay as Alcudia. Ca'n Picafort's lively but friendly and relaxed atmosphere is ideal for families and couples.
The regions of Pollença
ternelles valley: a lush green valley to the north of Pollença old town, and has a lane eventually running through to the ruined castle, Castell del Rei, high up in the mountains.
la font: an upmarket countryside residential area on the outskirts of Pollença old town within walking distance.
puig maria: the 18th•century monastery with its' tiny restaurant of 'our lady of the puig' dominates Pollença old town. The famous walk is well worth trying one morning or late afternoon.
son toni: small established private setting with countryside and beautiful rural farmland views.
colonya valley: a beautiful and dramatic valley, with sheep grazing on the lower slopes and mountain goats up on the higher rocks.
crestaix: residential area with villas with large gardens off leafy avenues and with mountain views.
font xica: a rural area halfway between the medieval town of Pollença and the beach and marina at Puerto Pollença.
pontarro: a peaceful, sparse residential area, several minutes away by car from the old town of Pollença. It gets its name from the Mallorcan word for bridge.
marina: a very quiet rural area with pretty villas near the golf course.
son roger: a quiet and largely unspoilt rural area between Pollença and Alcudia.
boquer: a picturesque rural area with dramatic mountain views on the edge of the beautiful Boquer valley and is also a prime area for seeing rare birds.
siller: a residential development just inland from Puerto Pollença, at the foot of the Cala San Vicente mountain within an easy stroll of the sea and the town.
gotmar: another quiet residential area within walking distance of the beach and sea at Puerto Pollença.
seguinot: an area of gentle and lush countryside with lovely
open mountain views close to Puerto Pollença. llenaire: a residential development next to the sea just around the bay from Puerto Pollença, towards Alcudia.
almadrava: in the heart of the countryside with open views around of the distant Tramuntana and Formentor mountains.
xanet: a countryside location where the villas are well spaced apart and have wonderful all•round mountain views.
can bregat: in the countryside high above Pollença with beautiful sweeping views over farmland to the Albufereta marshes nature reserve, and to the sea at Puerto Pollença.
barcares: a tiny fishing harbour with shingle beach and incredible views very near to Alcuida's medieval old town.
alcanada: a picture postcard area of incredible coastline views and beautiful scenery with an 18•hole championship golf course and a fantastic restaurant "La terraza".
bonaire: a small residential area with a pretty marina and lovely sandy beach called Mal Pas on the peninsula.
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