The ‘Sótano’ - originally wine and olive oil cellars – has just been converted into a large, 75sq m, 1 bedroom apartment. Its original features of vaulted sandstone ceilings and hand cut stone walls have been preserved.
Calle Alba runs from the ancient wash place, below the town hall, towards the Post office. The street is made up of large elegant houses, their gardens and orchards sweep down to the river. Although only a minute’s walk from the square this is a very quiet and tranquil street with no traffic. The Sótano entrance is in the side street, opposite the old wash place. Entering down a few steps you are astonished to find a magnificent 45 sq.m, open plan main living space. French windows leading onto a private patio,shared garden and pool, cast a wonderful light throughout. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen, and a wood burning fireplace for romantic winter sojourns. Leading off this main room is a large 25sq meter double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The property consists of a large Senorial house where the owner, recently widowed, lives most of the year on her own, she is a film director and writer. The Sótano is the ground floor of the house next door but leads onto the beautiful large garden and orchard. There is a private patio leading off the Sótano living room with dining table and chairs, plus loungers There is also a raised terrace facing west to catch the evening rays. The pool, 8x4 meters is shared with the owner. Tenants are asked to sunbathe in their own patio or the sunset terrace but welcome to swim in the pool at any time.
The charming Port Soller, and its beaches are a 10 minute drive from the village. There is a local bus service between Fornalutx, Soller and Port Soller. Also a delightful tram that runs from the centre of Soller to the port. For further information Look up Fornalutx and Soller on the internet. There are tennis courts and a full sized Olympic swimming pool 3km towards the port.
Retired film Director, writer, producer.
Now living in Paradise continuing to write and paint, enjoying my boat and my 3 cats, Jack Russell puppy and Parrot. Recently widowed but quite merry.
I have had a house or several houses in this village and valley for the past 46 years. After my husband passed away I sold a farm we had and bought this beautiful town house and restored it converting the old wine cellars into the apartment.
The large abundant gardens look onto the mountains, it is incredibly quiet, one gets the best of both worlds, country atmosphere but 2 minutes to the little square and cafes.
The village has 7 restuarants, 3 bars, 2 boutiques, supermarket, bread shop, 3 hairdressers, 2 banks and a Pharmacy. 2 km away, Sóller is probably the most attractive town outside of Palma. It is about a half hour walk from Fornalutx, there is a local bus service between Fornalutx, Soller and Port Soller. The charming Port of Soller, it's marina, restaurants, shops and beaches are a 10 minute drive from the village. There is also a delightful tram that runs from the centre of Soller to the port. For further information look up Soller and Fornbalutx on the internet There are tennis courts and a full sized Olympic swimming pool 3km towards the port. Also a local tennis court in Fornalutx. Boat rental is available and tour boats run from the Port up and down the beautiful coast to La Colbra, Tuent and Andratx.