Our spectacular Farmhouse home is surrounded by private pasture & peaceful grounds with beautiful irrigated gardens, a shady olive grove, a paved orchard and water garden with swing seat perfect for an afternoon read or evening cocktail. The L-shaped swimming pool with Roman steps is surrounded with extensive terracing for sun bathing or shady pergolas to sit under in the heat of the day. For the energetic, there is a sanded volleyball/badminton court and acres of pasture for an early evening cricket match or 5-a-side. An outside table tennis table is situated in the orchard
Inside the beautifully traditionally furnished Farmhouse there are 7 ground floor bedrooms (3 kingsize double, 4 twin) each with en-suite bath/shower and cooled by ceiling fans. A large beamed living room with log burning fire for cooler evenings and satellite TV/DVD & radio. Wi-Fi internet connection is also available.
A fully fitted kitchen with split level oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Separate laundry with washing machine facilities are on site
During the summer, eating & drinking is all outside on a large tiled table under the shade of the pergola, served by an outside BBQ , bar and server. At night the terraces , grounds and pool area are softly illuminated
The Farmhouse is our home and managed in our absence by Pimms, a family friend who has lived on the island for nearly 30 years and will be able to answer all your questions. Andrew & Jenny are our concierge couple who look after the property and grounds on a day-to-day basis and are willing to babysit, cater and provide extra cleaning/laundry if you require it.
The countryside around our home is totally protected as a special ecological area and there are some lovely walks down to and along the coast on the Cami de Cavalls leading to either Mesquida or Es Grau. Bird watching opportunities at the nearby S'Albufera lake are special
Travel/Distances from the coast; Our home is a half hour walk down to the rocky coast through lovely farmland or a 7 minute drive to Es Grau beach. Es Grau is a fishing village with a safe sandy beach, shallow water & opportunities to hire kayaks and sailing dinghies. There are also small waterside bars & restaurants and a friendly supermarket
Travel/Distances from Mahon. It is a 10 minute drive to Mahon, the capital of Menorca, with its spectacular natural harbour fringed with shops, bars and restaurants. There are excellent supermarkets here plus banks and all the facilities you would associate with a regional capital. Mahon airport is 15 minutes by car
Our home is situated in the S'Albufera des Grau National Park and is therefore in a totally protected natural area. UNESCO has dedicated Menorca as '' Special Reserve of the Biosphere'' and we are fortunate to be situated in the largest and most beautiful National Park on the island. The walks from our house down to and along the coast are stunning and there is a proliferation of bird life from brililant hoopoes & whirling red kites to the evocative call of the Scops Owls in the still night air. The huge natural lake of S'Albufera is just a few minutes drive away and there flocks of migrating birdlife can be watched from specially constructed hides. All this builds the sense of peace and tranquility around our property and yet it is such an easy quick drive to the bustling waterfront of Mahon port or the smart pedestrianised streets of Mahon centre
Es Grau is still a traditional Spanish coastal fishing village with a magnificent sheltered beach. There is no 'development' here other than a very good little supermarket, a couple of beachside bars and restaurants and facilities to hire dinghies and kayaks which could get you out to the Isle de Colom , a deserted off shore island with lovely sandy beaches. If you want more serious water craft - yachts, motorboats, ribs - these are available for hire from Mahon port
Mopeds, motorbikes and cycles (road & mountain) are easily hired to give you the access/activity you require to see the whole of the island and its delights. Excellent tennis courts are available at Mahon Tennis Club