This beautiful old 4 bedroom farmhouse is situated on a peaceful country lane between the villages of S’Uestra and Torret, approximately 5 minutes drive from the town of Sant Lluis and 10 minutes from Mahon. It is within 5 minutes walk of a terrific local supermarket, excellent restaurants are also just a short walk from the house. A number of sandy beaches and small coves are within a five to ten minute drive.Surrounded by open countryside, from the upstairs terace the property enjoys sweeping 180 degrees views of the sea in the distance from Binibeca to the harbour at Es Castell broken only by the village of Torret. The house, set in a large well established garden, has been meticulously and lovingly restored by the owners. It is tastefully furnished and decorated, as a home rather than merely for holiday use, retaining much of its old Spanish charm. The immaculately maintained pool is near the bottom of the garden surrounded by shrubs and bushes. A pergola provides a shady area.
A DVD player and CD player is provided. The Digital TV has the Spanish equivalent Freeview. We have left plenty of books for guests to read and DVDs for guests to watch. The wood burning stove is great for cool evenings, and wood is provided. There are electric fires available for use on cooler spring or autumn evenings. For the warmer months there is a freestanding fan available for use in each bedroom. Most rooms have exposed wooden beams and old tiled floors. The cot and cot linen and high chair can be hired for a modest weekly charge. Please ask when booking.
Supermarket: The local family run supermarket is only 5 mins walk and is excellent - freshly baked bread, locally made sausages, wonderful meat and deli-counter - all you could want. The bar there has free wi-fi access. For fresh fish go early to the fish market in Mahon, or the fish shop in San Lluis - 5 mins by car.
Restaurants: We are lucky to have some of the best restaurants on the island within walking distance or a short drive – La Caraba, Sa Pedrera, Villa Madrid, Pan y Vino and others too such as the Biniarocca (10 mins by car). The harbourside restaurants of Es Castell are also worth trying as are those in Mahon.
Mahon: Menorca was a British possession and naval base for many years and there are beautiful Georgian houses, including one supposedly lived in by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, overlooking the harbour. It’s a fascinating town, worth strolling around the pretty streets or having a coffee in one of the squares.
Boating: Menorca is a great island for sailing enthusiasts. At the port of Mahon yachts and power boats of all sizes can be hired or day trips can be taken.
Fornells on the North Coast is a centre for Wind Surfing, hiring of small motorboats etc. on the large sheltered inlet from the sea.
Many guests arrange sailing courses.
Archaeology: Menorca is famous for its Taula's, its pre historic stone age monuments. These can be seen all over the island great standing stones and stone burial places.
Scuba/Diving/Snorkeling: The clear warm Mediterranean water, the volcanic formation of Menorca's rocky coastline and numerous types of fish make the island ideal for underwater exploration. There is a diving centre at S'Algar (15 mins by car).
Walking: There are many little inlets with sandy beaches accessible only by walking or by sea. There are also some Nature Reserves such as that at Es Grau. We have some books of walks in the house for guests to refer to.
Banks: San Lluis (5 mins by car) has many banks and cashpoints.
Following contact with us and agreement on holiday dates we will send a booking form, which on completion should be returned to us with payment of a deposit of £250 per week. Provided we receive it within 7 days of your enquiry, we will confirm your booking. The full amount is to be paid 10 weeks before your holiday starts, when final details will be sent to you. Reluctantly we also request a security deposit of £150 which is returned within two weeks of the end of your stay.
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