Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Finca Can Totxa is ideally located in the countryside just outside Pollensa old town and offers 5 star accommodation in a peaceful and relaxing setting. Standing in its own landscaped gardens surrounded by 4 acres of private, gated land with a beautiful pool area and stunning views of the mountains, countryside and the Puig De Maria. The shady, bougainvillea covered terraces surrounding the house and overlooking the garden and pool are fully equipped and offer plenty of shady space for dining and lounging. The BBQ area is conveniently located by the kitchen and has it's own dining table and chairs. The house is air-conditioned. There is a living and dining room with ample seating. The kitchen is fully equipped including an American style fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine. The bedrooms, three of which have sunny terraces, are all en suite and feature luxury linens and towels. 1 of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor and accessible to wheelchair users.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Sa Pobla 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Mallorca/Majorca region
This is the largest island in Spain and is known not only for its outstanding natural beauty and perfect holiday weather but also for many tourist resorts.
Over the centuries Majorca was under many rulings, from Romans to Vandals, Christians and Muslims, and all those cultures have left their mark in the island's architecture, cuisine and traditions. Nowadays you can admire the ruins, stunning churches and other architectural remains.
Pollensa is a wonderful little village in the North part of Mallorca Island. Beautiful place where you will enjoy your holidays on the Mediterranean sea. Enjoy Puerto de Pollensa beach.
The town of Pollensa in northern Mallorca lies some 8kms inland from the bay of Pollensa. Guarded by the Puig Maria (puig = Catalan for hill), Pollensa has retained much of its immense charm despite the new building of residential stock, a reflection of its considerable popularity, not least amongst those from other countries who have chosen to settle in the town. Pollensa has a rich history, its “modern” era starting with the foundation of a settlement at the foot of the Calvari in the early fifth century.
The name Pollensa is derived from Pollentia, the name of the Roman town in Alcudia, from where came those who created the settlement. In keeping with other places in Mallorca, Pollensa can boast a history that saw Egyptians, Romans, Moors and Ottomans all having a say in the affairs of the town. The Pharaohs founded an earlier city of Bocchoris in pre-Christian days.
The Romans, whilst holding Mallorca as part of the Western empire, have not left a notable legacy in Pollensa, unlike in nearby Alcudia. Influence that they had was diminished after the Vandals sacked the Balearics in 426, though the Byzantines duly arrived some hundred years or so later. Islamic power kicked in in the early tenth century, was eliminated in 1229 by the Aragon king Jaime I, and finally rebuffed in 1550 by Joan Más who led the repulsion of the Ottomans under Dragut who had attempted to claim the town for the empire.
Less violently, and coming closer to today, Pollensa has developed a strong artistic and artisan culture. The founding of a school for painting in 1913 by Anglada Camarasa fostered a tradition, especially of impressionist art, carried on subsequently by the likes of Joaquín Mir.
The town nowadays houses several fine galleries and art shops. Poetry, to the forefront of this being Miguel Costa i Llobera whose monument can be found at the base of the Puig Maria, also blossomed, as did a musical tradition, the greatest expression of this now being the annual Festival of Pollensa, founded by the violinist Philip Newman in the early '60s, which each summer attracts performers (mainly classical) from many different countries.
The artisan and craft tradition owes much to the reputation and innovation of Marti Vicenç, whose eponymous museum is located towards the base of the Calvari steps. Vicenç developed textile technology that can now be witnessed in the astonishingly vibrant and rich-coloured textiles in Galeries Vicenç.
Places to visit: Formentor, Puerto de Pollensa, Cala Sant Vicens, Calvario, Serra de Tramuntana.....