El Alcor, Platges de Fornells, our Paradise. – Home 6427634 Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
El Alcor, Platges de Fornells, our Paradise. – Home 6427634
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- 7 nights min stay
Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.4 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Our beautiful ground floor apartment is located in Platges de Fornells Menorca. The spacious open plan living/dining area has French doors leading onto a balcony that has amazing views out to sea, here you can enjoy soft music on the Bose soundock mounted in the living area and let time fly by or catch up with friends and relatives using our free WiFi (June-Sept). There is also a terrace to the side so you can find sun or shade according to your preference. The side terrace gains sunshine throughout the day. Both bedrooms have amazing sea views to wake to in the morning.The apartment is in a traditional Menorcan style which we consider a home from home, an ideal location to recharge your batteries.The Sea is just a few minutes walk in front of the apartment and the beach is a little further down the road. There are a few Restaurants a short walk away and the nearest one 3-4 minute walk is "Okapi" which is rated in the top 5 restaurants in Fornells area according to Trip Advisor.
Our beautiful ground floor apartment is located in Platges de Fornells Menorca. The spacious open plan living/dining area has French doors leading onto a balcony that has amazing views out to sea, here you can enjoy soft music on the Bose soundock mounted in the living area and let time fly by or catch up with friends and relatives using our free WiFi (June-Sept). There is also a terrace to the side so you can find sun or shade according to your preference. The side terrace gains sunshine throughout the day. Both bedrooms have amazing sea views to wake to in the morning.The apartment is in a traditional Menorcan style which we consider a home from home, an ideal location to recharge your batteries.The Sea is just a few minutes walk in front of the apartment and the beach is a little further down the road. There are a few Restaurants a short walk away and the nearest one 3-4 minute walk is "Okapi" which is rated in the top 5 restaurants in Fornells area according to Trip Advisor. Along with supermarkets & restaurant owned pools where you can swim if you are enjoying their facilities. If you have children there is a mini waterpark with slides next to the supermarket at the beach (small charge applies) A short drive away is the famous harbour at Fornells and a chance to enjoy varying cuisines at the fine restaurants, you may even spot the King of Spain who occasionally moors his Yacht in the harbour to enjoy a meal in his favourite restaurant. This lovely fishing village also offers a wonderful up market shopping experience in its fine shops. Enjoy walks along the unspoilt coastal paths, discover coves all along the Northern Menorcan coastline.Banks and ATM's available in Fornells and Es Mercadal. Internet and WiFi facilities offered by Bars and restaurants nearby including Okapi restaurant mentioned above. Sailing and wind surfing at Ses Salines and Fornells. Diving centres in Playas de Fornells and Fornells itself. Coastal and rural walks - the Cami de Cavalls have now been opened up all around the island. Spring and late summer is an excellent time for 'twitchers' to see migratory birds. Fascinating archeological sites abound, often with free entry at weekends. The 'tourist board' issues weekly events sheets - find street markets, fiestas, concerts, jazz, theatre, art galleries etc - always plenty going on.We can offer additional items should you wish :-Cot with linen €25 p/wFood pack inc Milk, Bread, butter, jam, coffee, water & fruit juice €20. Please let us know should you need any of the above upon booking. The apartment is available from 2pm on the day of arrival & the apartment needs to be vacated by 10am on your departure day.
The area of Fornells season generally starts in May and closes down in November, January to March can get cold and wet so please bear this in mind when booking. During low season the supermarkets are open in Mercadel (5 minute drive) and a small number of restaurants are open in Fornells Harbour area or further away in Mahon, Ciutadella. This can be a beautiful time to visit Menorca while the temperature is cooler and the plants and flowers are in bloom.
Location description from owner
The Balearic Islands region
Unspoilt, idyllic, glistening sand, turquoise water… just about every tourist brochure cliché is actually true when you are talking about the beaches in Menorca. Outside peak season, it is still often warm enough to sit in the sun and the temperature is ideal for strolling around the coastal paths.
The island has been quietly encouraging sustainable tourism for years, long before it became fashionable. Its gentle landscapes are ideal for activities such as walking, cycling or riding – with no scary sharp inclines for those of us who are not super fit.
Stone monuments dating back thousands of years are scattered across the countryside, providing markers for a hiking holiday, while ancient coastal paths are being restored to link the neverending series of perfect coves.
Although the season gets going in May and winds down in October, the islands are beautiful in early spring when the almond blossom is out. Outside the hottest months of July and August, all the Balearics are good for activity holidays, whether easy or more challenging, with plenty to see if you are interested in plants or birds.
Sunshine is not guaranteed, however, and you may well hit a rainy patch in late autumn.
To visit :
The fortress of Isabel II was built between 1850 and 1875 at the mouth of theport of Mahon, in a strategic place for the defense of the island.
Necropolis at Cala Morell
Near Cala Morell there is a group of artificial caves which were used as a necropolis.The entrance is easy to find, on the road that goes down to the beach, and there are a couple of small parkings areas nearby.
Talaiots and taulas
There are many archeological sites throughout the island that can be visited. The most common monument are the talaiot and the taula.Talaiots are watch towers, a taula consists of a vertical stone which supports above another big stone making the shape of a table.
Ciutadella is the former capital of Menorca and located in the west of Menorca. It much more feels like a Mediterranean town than Maó, with more Moorish than British influence. You here find a lovely old town with small streets, nice old houses and many shops. I loved strolling around there, it really had a special atmosphere! Also, the cathedral and the Diocesan Museum in the old town are absolutely worth a visit, and you shouldn't forget to have a look at the charming little harbour.
It's a great town and you miss something if you don't visit it while being on Menorca!
A lot of places are closed in the winter, from November to March. Peak season is mid-July to mid-September.
As Menorca is largely flat, cycling is a good option for exploring the island even if you are not exactly super fit.
Try a dangerously refreshing pomada – Menorcan gin with lemonade and lots of ice, or a thirst quenching Sangria which is a drink made from Red wine, local fruits,lemons,oranges and usually served in a stone carafe.
Fornells is on the northern coast of Minorca. It is a peaceful fishing village whose bay is one of the biggest natural harbours on this Balearic Island (five kilometres long and two wide). There are a series of small beaches around the bay, along with the island of Las Sargantanes, where there is a fort that was built under English rule. Fornells has inspired many artists and is within a protected nature area. It is an ideal area for sailing. Don't visit the village without trying one of Minorca's gastronomic specialities: lobster casserole. At the end of July the San Antonio fiestas take place with the traditional "jaleo", with horses jumping up and down to the sound of music.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 En suite, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 04 Mar 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Apr 2015. Located in Fornells, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £337 to £890.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Mar 2017.
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– based on 12 reviews
- Very Good
Interior well furnished, 2 bathrooms. Outside - a terrace with a wonderful sea, hill and lighthouse view and an adjoining patio completely sheltered from any sea breezes. Sunshine all day. The "chic" seaside town of Fornells less than 2 miles away on an inlet forming a beautiful lake with sailing, etc, one of it's restaurants being a favourite of the King of Spain. Stage 4 of the Cami de Cavalls coastal walk less than 2 miles away.
Owner's reply: Thanks for the review of your stay, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Yours Stuart & Charlotte
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