Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Ideally located for the many walking, hiking and cycling trails around Soller. The whole area is incredibly beautiful with orange and lemon groves set against the majestic backdrop of the Tramuntana mountains where you can enjoy the many activities or just relax and chill out.
60 sq mtr studio apartment.
Upstairs bedroom with king sized double bed, mountain views. Electric blanket for winter lets Sitting room with European and UK sat TV, CD player, DVD player.Linen changed weekly for stays of 11 or more days
Fitted kitchen with dining area, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, 4 ring gas cooker with oven and grill, electric kettle, iron and ironing board. Washing machine available in main house next door. Bathroom with walk in shower, wash basin, wc, heated towel rail. Heating provided for cool winter nights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 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||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
Small patio area outside with afternoon sun and seating for 2 people.
The Balearic Islands 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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26 May 2013
"A lovely Studio in a great location, quiet, and just a short walk to the plaza"
We had a lovely stay for a week in May. The owner was very helpful on arrival. We asked for recommendations for places to eat and visit, for which he gave us a number of ideas, including a fabulous bodega we visited in Santa Maria (Macia Batle) - highly recommended. HIs children are particularly charming! The Studio is nicely furnished and had everything we needed for our week's stay. Would certainly return.
24 May 2013
"shame about the up-keep"
this could and should be a great walking retreat. It is in a well positioned if industtrial building in orange groves. Unfortunately it has seen better decorative days, The kitchen sink and work area … More
I am not inclined to respond to his review,particularly as it contains an unacceptable level of personal abuse.However, it was pointed out to them that we only had a few hours between guests to do a full repair and in the meantime the ceramic tiles were not there to disguise any defects but to provide a suitable surface for the 4 nights they were there.
The criticism about the plate rack and 'unhygienic 'kitchen are way over the top..there is a slight bit of rust at the bottom where the water drains away...very anal I think.
The sofa is actually a sofa bed and that is the way it is made...all they had to do was push it back in a couple of inches and then they would not see the end of the foam mattress that apparently disturbed them so much.
The building is part of a converted textile factory as stated on the website description...sorry but we are not allowed to'prettify' the exterior as the Mallorquins regard it,quite rightly,as part of their cultural heritage.
I think the other reviews,not only for the Studio,but also for the other properties qualify us to be in the business'
We state very clearly that if anything is wrong then please tell us as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to correct it....for whatever reason this client chose to do it from a distance after he had left leaving us with no opportunity to remedy the matter.
For the record the worktop is now being replaced.the sofa bed has been pushed back in and I will ask the opinion of the next sensible clients on the plate rack.
This client arrived with an aggressive attitude and I suspected that whatever we did he would have found fault with something.
23 Jan 2013
"Great sized, well kitted out apartment. Close to the centre and walking trails"
My boyfriend and I stayed in the studio apartment for 9 days and thought it was perfect for our needs - large, well equipped kitchen, comfy living area with gas fire, powerful, hot shower and a very comfy bed (complete with electric blanket, which we did use a couple of times). The apartment is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and the local supermarket too.
We had our mountain bikes with us which the owner allowed us to store in his larger, unrented apartment next door. Although there was room in our apartment for them, this was a great wee bonus.
We really liked this apartment and would definitely recommend it (and the larger one next door too!)
glad you liked it...pleasure to accommodate nice people
2 May 2012
"The good and the bad"
Good Points: incredibly comfortable bed, nice piece of original artwork in the lounge, good selection of equipment in the kitchen, satellite TV, location just a nice easy stroll into town, right on th… More
thanks for telling us...coffee table and sofa replaced...cleaner put on notice.
re.steps no-one else who has stayed over the last 5 years has had a problem...we do state it is not suitable for the infirm or people with restricted mobility
7 May 2011
"Peaceful base with good access"
The apartment is set in a peaceful location a couple of minutes walk into picturesque Soller. It's an ideal base for walks in the surrounding area and with easy access to local bus, tram and trai… More
noted and done
18 Oct 2010
"An apartment with character"
An apartment in a converted textile factory is unlikely to be in a pretty building. And this is not a pretty building. The utilitarian exterior stems from the industrial roots of the building, and the… More
3 Sep 2010
"good base for walking"
We booked the studio apartment in a place we thought would be a good base for walking and it was. Although the weather was very hot we managed to walk on four of the six days available to us. Walks fr… More
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