Villa Alagria - 420
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Alagria, Son Bou, Menorca
This beautiful contemporary villa, built on the pine studded hillside of Saint Jaime with panoramic views over the coastline of Son Bou is a wonderful holiday home for a larger group, with four sea view bedrooms, two of which are en suite and an extra family bathroom.
The Villa tumbles down the hillside on various levels of living accommodation and outside terraces starting from the roadside at the top where 15 steps lead down to the entrance.
All four bedrooms are on this upper level. The master double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and patio doors to a large sea view terrace whilst all three twin bedrooms each have patio doors opening to a narrower terrace which connects them to the larger one. Two twin bedrooms share a smart family bathroom, whilst the third has an en-suite shower room. All bedrooms are bright and nicely finished with fitted wardrobes and cupboards.Down a level, the bright living room has windows on two sides with panoramic sea view. L shaped sofas make comfortable seating and there's also a nice big dining table and chairs. There is also a guest WC at this level. The modern and very well equipped fitted kitchen is a great place for preparing the occasional meal, whether you are eating inside or out. Floor to ceiling sliding patio doors open onto a very spacious covered terrace where there is not only a barbecue, table and chairs but also a bar area.
Off the kitchen there is also a laundry room and if you take the steps down to a basement room you will find it equipped with a multi-gym and table tennis table.The dining terrace is above the lovely swimming pool with steps that lead down to its surrounding paved and decked sun bathing terraces.
From the pool terrace, steps and a path lead you down through the garden with its Mediterranean plantings and palms to a small terrace which beckons those with a good book to read and and a pair of binoculars.A Villa with great appeal because of its contemporary finish and sea views from every level, Villa Alagria is a wonderful Villa for a large group or family with older children, not least because of its location in a relatively quiet area but just 500m (uphill on the way back) to the resorts restaurants, bars and shops. Another 100m brings you to the beach where gently shelving sand continues for 4kms to the west. NB We don't consider this Villa suitable for children under 6 because of the various terraces. .
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Son Bou 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||550 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Menorca Airport 21 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Balearic Islands region
Menorca, lying to the north east of Mallorca and approximately one third of its size is no lesser island but one with an identity entirely of its own.
The way of life is slower and even in high season Menorca is considerably calmer and quieter than its bigger neighbour. Taking no more than 45 mins to drive the length of the island between Mahon the major harbour town and Cuitadella, the ancient one, the only highway passes by the three inland towns of any note. From this highway roads lead off like the bones of a fish to idyllically beautiful beaches or resorts strung around sandy bays.
In 1993 UNESCO declared Menorca a Biosphere Reserve and nearly three quarters of its coastline is now protected. The result of this is soft silver sand beaches in utterly natural settings, where shallow aquamarine waters have a backdrop of soft green pines or sand dunes rather than hotels.
A further truly valuable asset of this protection has been the renovation of the ancient Cami de Cavalls completed in 2011 and it's now possible to walk, cycle or ride the 186 kms around the whole island in manageable sections.
The wonderful coastline facilitates all seaside pursuits so whether you just like to swim (or paddle), snorkel, underwater dive, sail, kayak, hire a small boat and discover hidden coves, or join an excursion by boat you will find it here on the island.
A trip to the picturesque fishing harbour of Fornells in the north has to include a lobster stew (Calderetta de Llagosta) as it is here that the dish, now seen on menus across the island, was originated. There are many other wonderful restaurants; eat in a cave restaurant overlooking the tiny harbour at Cala Morell, in a windmill at Es Mercadal or on harbour sides in Mahon and Cuitadella. There is a livelier side to the island too with water slide parks and a unique nightclub in the cliffs at Cala en Porter and an 18 hole golf course.
For historians, there are Talayotic settlements, necropolis Caves, sites of ancient Basilica, Cathedrals, forts and the list goes on. The British colonised the island for much of the 19th century and there remains an architectural heritage still evident today.
Overall this is a gentle island, well suited to families with its gently shelving beaches and quieter way of life and of tremendous appeal to all those who appreciate the beauty of nature.
Son Bou, Menorca
The beach at the resort of Son Bou is Menorcas longest with an excess of 3 kms of soft sand shelving gently into the shallow sea making this resort very popular with families.
Arriving through a formidable tunnel hewn through the hillside, the resort facilities greet you with restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, open air bars and shops in appealing precincted plazas. Down on the beach at this extreme eastern end of the bay, there are a couple of open air cafes serving drinks and meals throughout the day and into the evening. There are sunbeds and watersports and also two hotels, the resorts only buildings above two stories.
Down on the beach and looking west, golden sands disappear into the horizon, backed by a substantial area of protected dunes and lakes. Between these dunes and the beach proper, a sandy footpath delivers beach goers via arched wooden walkways to various points along the beach. The further west you walk the number of holiday makers reduce in approximately equal proportions to the amount of clothes they are wearing. If you continue to walk beyond the western reaches just a kilometre further along the rocky coast takes you into the resort of Saint Thomas.
Rising up the pine clad hillside inland of the natural reserve lies a sophisticated villa and apartment resort of predominantly privately owned villas. We have carefully chosen Villas that offer more in the way of privacy.
Inland the little town of Alaior has a few tapas bars and shops and it's an easy drive of less than 15 mins to Es Mercadal where there is a choice between some very good restaurants.
Nothing is far away in Menorca and since Son Bou is fairly central to the south coast it is within 30 minutes' drive of Mahon or Cuitadella or the north coast.
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