Fornalutx Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Complete Privacy, Open Plan Living Space, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, All Amenities
This Charming village cottage is approached by an ancient cobbled lane at the end of a cul-de-sac. It nestles just below the centre of the village overlooking the orchards. A short walk up the lane past the ancient washing place and the town hall brings one to the Plaza.
Behind the house, beyond the gardens, are the woods and a Torrente - or stream, there are many species of birds living there including escapee parrots and a pair of Nightingales.
The house consists of an open plan living/dining and kitchen leading, through French doors, onto a secret walled garden, perfect for breakfast. There is also a cosy cave at the back of this little garden, to escape to in the heat of the summer.
Another set of French doors lead out of the living room area, down 3 steps, to the larger secluded garden and swimming pool. Two nicely appointed bedrooms with bathrooms lead onto the pool area through French doors.
For al fresco dining a table is set under the boughs of a lovely grape vine by the pool, with total shade in the summer. There is also an outside shower provided by the pool.
Two magnificent cypress trees stand sentinel over the gardens, they form an arch through to a charming patio which overlooks the river with wonderful mountain views. The owners are very keen gardeners and there are an abundance of flowers in addition to lemon, orange and Olive trees.
The whole property is very quiet and tranquil with no traffic or immediate neighbours, except a few chickens.
The gentle twittering of the birds in the woods around the torrent create a rural atmosphere.
The main square or Plaza is only 2 minutes walk from the property, the 4 bars and 6 restaurants are all very central. A bakery, small supermarket, pharmacy and 3 boutiques cluster around the square. There is a tennis court in the village and about 2 km away a sports centre with tennis, paddle tennis and Olympic size pool.
The port of Soller is about 5 km with sandy beaches, a marina, where one can rent a boat, or take trips up the fabulous mountain coast, many good restaurants and beach facilities to tempt all ages. Car, scooter and bicycle hire are also available. The Tramuntana mountains of this region are quite magnificent and offer great walking. The coastline with its delightful coves and calas are still completely unspoiled. There are many beach activities and excellent dining.
There are some marvellous things to explore in Mallorca and don't be put off by reports of Magaluf and Arenal, all distant from this area.
It is possible to drive down to the end of Calle Alba to drop off luggage and groceries.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We really enjoyed our stay last week and found the house very comfortable and perfect for our needs. The weather was perfect too. We will definitely be interested in a return visit next year.
We are Andrew Wood, a film producer, and Judy Wood a Montessori teacher. We fell in love with Fornalutx and were even married here 35 years ago. We have owned a small village house and holidayed with our children here ever since. We have decided to split our time between Fornalutx and Australia, Judy's homeland.
We wanted a larger house with a garden and pool and when this became available we were delighted. It has always been a cosy house and now that it is our home we hope you will agree it has been tastefully renovated. It is so tranquil and although only a stone's throw from the village square, shops and restaurants, it is like living in the country. Also we have a very special friend who lives in the house opposite.
Reflections of the sunset on the mountains in the pool. The birds and the wind rustling in the woods at the end of the garden.