Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Fully furnished apartment in converted ex_textile factory on t he outskirts of Soller with panoramic mountain views..3km from beach, 5 minutes from shops cafes and restaurants. 400 sq.m apartment with private swimming pool, garden and terraces.
Ideally located for a restful stay whether just relaxing or as a base for exploring this World Heritage area.
Quiet location yet close to all amenities such as shops,cafes and restaurants.
Local transport a few minutes walk away.
UK free-sat TV.Wi-fi and fully equipped and furnished.
2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, pleasant garden area with seating for 8.
The owner occupies a small apartment adjacent to the main apartment and is usually available at short notice to assist if anything should go wrong and to give the benefit of 25 years local knowledge if required.
beach towels provided
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port of soller 3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma de mallorca 33 km, Nearest railway: Soller 1 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Majorca or Mallorca, is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the Balearic Islands.
The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The Cabrera Archipelago is administratively grouped with Majorca (in the municipality of Palma). The anthem of Majorca is La Balanguera.
Like the other Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera and Minorca, the island is a highly popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and the Scandinavian countries. The name derives from Latin insula maior, "larger island"; later Maiorica, "the larger one" in comparison to Minorca, "the smaller one."
Majorca has two mountainous regions each about 70 km in length. These occupy the north-western (Serra de Tramuntana or Tramuntana range) and eastern thirds of the island. The highest peak on Majorca is Puig Major (1,445 m) in the Serra de Tramuntana. As this is a military zone, the neighbouring peak at Puig de Massanella is the highest accessible peak (1,364 m). The northeast coast comprises two bays: the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d'Alcúdia.
The northern coast is rugged and has many cliffs. The central zone extending from Palma is generally flat fertile plain known as Es Pla. The island has a variety of caves both above and below sea-level. Two of the caves above sea-level also contain underground lakes and are open to tours. Both are near the eastern coastal town of Porto Cristo, the Coves dels Hams and the Coves del Drach. It is the largest by area and second most populated island of Spain (Tenerife in the Canary Islands).
The climate is Mediterranean, with markedly higher precipitation in the Serra de Tramuntana. Summers are hot in the plains and winters mild to cool, getting colder in the Tramuntana range; in this part of the island brief episodes of snow during the winter are not unusual.
The island is home to dance artist/producer DJ Sammy and contemporary painters such as Miquel Barceló, José María Sicilia, and Astrid Colomar. Maria del Mar Bonet and her brother Joan Ramon Bonet, both members of the group of Catalan language singers known as Els Setze Jutges in the 1960s, are from Majorca, as is the contemporary pop group Antònia Font.
Typical coastal scenery of Mallorca, which generally is dominated by fine white sandy beaches, caves, and rocky coves like this one.
The Balearic Islands, of which Majorca forms part, is one of the autonomous communities of Spain. It is governed by a coalition of five different leftist and nationalist parties headed by the Partit Socialista (Spanish Socialist Workers' Party) under Francesc Antich.
The popularity of the island as a tourist destination has been steadily growing since the 1950s with many artists and academics choosing to visit and even live on the island. Visitors to Majorca continued to increase with holiday makers in the 1970s approaching 3 million a year. In 2010, over 6 million visitors came to Majorca staying in at the many resorts. With millions of rooms available Majorca’s economy is largely dependent on its tourism industry. Holiday makers are attracted by the large number of beaches, warm weather and high quality tourist amenities.
Sóller is a town and municipality near the north west coast of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. The town is some 3km inland, from the Port de Sóller, in a large, bowl-shaped valley that also includes the village of Fornalutx and the hamlets of Biniaraix and Binibassi. The combined population is around 14,000. A famous tramway, the Orange Express links Sóller to Port de Sóller.
Sóller is linked by the historic railway, the Ferrocarril de Sóller, and by a highway with a toll tunnel, to the Majorcan capital of Palma. The Andratx-Pollença highway also runs through the valley. The Ferrocaril was completed in 1911 after work began on the profits of the orange and lemon trade.
The present-day economy is based mainly on tourism and foreign residents, complementary to the agricultural economy based around citrus and olive groves, which has, in recent years, suffered from low prices.
The focus of the town is the Plaça Constitució which is surrounded by cafés and has plane trees and a fountain in its centre. The tram passes through the Plaça on its way to and from the main station which has been restored to incorporate a museum of Picasso and Joan Miró. The church of Sant Bartomeu (Saint Bartholomew) facing the east side of the Plaça is flanked by the ajuntament (town hall) and the Banco de Sóller, a remarkable 1912 Modernista building with defining ironwork, by the Catalanarchitect Joan Rubió i Bellver, a follower of Antoni Gaudí.
The bank's organisation was founded in 1889 with the money of emigrants who returned prosperous to Sóller. On the other hand, the church can clearly be seen standing out from the canopy of the town from other parts of the Vall de Sóller (the surrounding valley). The original building dates from some time before 1236. The current main interior structure is now largely baroque (1688–1733). The campanar (belltower) blends in well with its neo-gothic design. T
he remarkable façade is a 1904 construction, also by Joan Rubió. The old street plan is of Islamic origin and lined with historic houses of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. The town has a covered market and is bisected by a fast flowing river with a number of bridges. Sóller is also notable for the houses built in the early twentieth century by emigrants who returned wealthy to the town, particularly those on the Gran Via which reflect the fin de siècle Art Nouveau styles of France.
The renowned Jardí Botanic (botanical garden) is on the outskirts of the town and is laid out with the plants of the Balearics and the Mediterranean islands. The Modernista mansion in the garden houses El Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals (The Museum of Balearic Natural Sciences). Despite its location next to the highway the garden is quiet.
Since 1980, Sóller has hosted a week-long international folklore festival every July.
Sa Mostra - International Folklore Festival
Veu de Sóller (local weekly newspaper), in Catalan
Setmanari Sóller (local newspaper), in Catalan.
Ferrocarril de Sóller (Sóller train), in English
Jardín Botánico (botanical garden), in Catalan and Spanish
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8 Sep 2013
"A lovely villa with character and everything you could need for a great holiday."
I spent a wonderful week in this lovely villa with my family. The villa is spacious and had everything we could need including a well stocked kitchen, with a dishwasher and washing machine. The tv, CD… More
8 Sep 2013
"is a beautiful property and has a huge amount of potential but it not in a suitable condition to rent to paying guests"
• Bed broken in master bedroom – and despite best efforts was impossible to sleep on as a result we slept on the mattress on the floor on all but 2 nights of the stay• the bed in on the roof ter… More
this client demanded money or else they would send a bad review and I am surprised and disappointed that tripadvisor after being informed of the situation chose to publish it.
the reader should compare it with the review of the same date sent by a client who stayed immediately after these clients.
broken bed...was fixed same day it was reported and they did not sleep on mattress on the floor after that..many clients have slept on the other double bed without problems.
there were a few crumbs left on a table ..that is all..the apartment is always cleaned to a very high (and costly) standard.
alleged 'oven smell ' if true would have been due to cleaning fluid used by cleaners and dissipates after a few seconds
garden...these clients chose to re-arrange our garden..it is our garden and we like it the way it is...there are no broken toys,flowerpots...tools yes.they had no right to re-arrange our things.
pool was a pale green colour due to excessive use of sun cream and was fixed after a few days..perfectly safe to use as they did every day.
tthese clients were asked,as are all our clients,to let us know if there was anything that they were not happy with and apart from the damaged bed..which,incidentally was not damaged when they arrived and the crumbs on a table,they chose not too.our cleaners are very thorough and spend
a long time cleaning and they do use bleach.
It is interesting to compare this review with the one posted on the same day by clients who stayed immediately after and who did not ask for money for a good review.
16 Jul 2012
"Wonderful, laid back, relaxed and free! Made me feel like swimming naked in the pool."
I absolutley loved staying here. It was great to stay in a place with character and a story rather than a sterile hotel. It quickly felt like home and was a short walk to the beautiful town of soller.… More
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