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Judy Wood

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Charming Cottage, Secluded Gardens, Pool And Mountain Views.

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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 you 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 four 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 by the pool.

Two magnificent cypress trees stand sentinel over the gardens which form an arch through to a charming patio which overlooks the river with wonderful mountain views. The owners are very keen gardeners and there is an abundance of plants and 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, all very central. A bakery, small supermarket, pharmacy and two 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 unspoilt. 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.

Click on 'About Judy Wood' tab to read comments from our visitors book.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy Wood (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Judy Wood

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 village house and holidayed with our children here ever since. We have decided to split our time between Fornalutx and Australia, Judy's homeland.

Judy Wood purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Judy Wood chose Deia - Soller Region

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A great recommendation from my sister Alice. Gorgeous house, beautiful gardens and very sweet sounds at night. By day, the sheep, peacock cries, next door chickens, birdsong made us feel right at home. For the next visitors, some tips: restaurant on left on way up out of the village was our best meal - the little place a little further up on right (purple placemats) also v.good. Tram from Soller to the port although pricey @ €6pp one way (incl. kids) worth it especially for kids, and will give you glimpses of ordinary life as you pass people's homes and gardens. The marked path from here to Biniaraix is worth doing, about an hour each way. We left our inflatable 'mattress' floater here for you - ENJOY. We loved this place.
Jun 2016
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage, Secluded Gardens, Pool And Mountain Views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

3rd time at S'Hortet and we will be back !

  • 5 of 5

We love this house , the village and surrounding area. The house has everything you would want for a family with a 12year old boy - pool and wifi !! You can walk out of any of the bedrooms straight into the garden and pool. The facilities are perfect and we can relax as soon as we arrive. We love the garden and the views are simply stunning. The village shop has greatly improved since our last visit with a great choice of fresh fruit and veg ( and very reasonable priced). Judy is super to deal with and nothing is a problem - we were delighted to find on arrival a large inflatable ring in the pool which was great fun. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday in a lovely home and where you can walk along the mountain paths , explore the village and relax in beautiful surroundings then we would recommend S'hortet ... we love it and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your brilliant review Kathleen! We are delighted that you keep returning to S'Hortet for your holidays and enjoy it as much as we do. All the best for the coming year and we look forward to welcoming you back next autumn.
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5

Peaceful home yet close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Everything about S'Hortet was as described and as you can see in the pictures. Such a tranquil place to spend our holiday yet only a short walk to the picturesque centre of Fornalutx. Judy was excellent at responding to our initial queries and indeed when we accidentally left something behind was more than happy to arrange its safe return. The kind of care and attention that makes you feel more than just another guest! Fornalutx itself is also a beautiful place to be based from where you can easily visit so many other stunning locations. All in all one of our most memorable holidays and I am sure we will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much Susan for your lovely review of your stay at S'Hortet in Fornalutx. We are so pleased it was a happy one and you found everything you needed. We look forward to having you again in the future.
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Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous house. The owner dealt with our enquiries quickly and efficiently and provided all the information we needed. The house itself was clean and well equipped with everything required for a relaxing break. They kindly left us a bottle of wine and some homemade jam. The garden is stunning with beautiful flowers, fruit trees and a pool which was an ideal size for the children to have fun in. The views of the mountains from the garden are amazing. Not only is this an ideal property but the location is perfect too. Fornalutx is a lovely, peaceful village yet it also has great restaurants, a pharmacy and a well-stocked supermarket all within 5 minutes walk from the house. We felt really lucky to have spent just a week here and would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in a beautiful home in a stunning location.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jen and family, Thankyou for writing such a glowing review of your stay, the property and the village. It is always reassuring when your expectations have been fulfilled and an enjoyable holiday creates great memories. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time. Best wishes, Judy
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5

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at S'Hortet in Fornalutx. The house is tucked away close to the village square and also very private so you get the best of the village whilst getting away from it all in the garden. A lovely house with everything you need for your stay, comfortable with all amenities. We are looking forward to staying again soon

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found our location convenient - we have the best of both worlds here. We have just acquired new sun loungers which are ready and waiting for you to relax.
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home away from home, the cottage had everything we could want or need, and was exactly as described. The back garden was beautiful and so peaceful at night - looking out over the mountains whilst enjoying a glass of wine was just perfect. We made good use of the pool, our 5 month old daughter also made use of the paddling pool (big pool was a bit cool!)

The village was quiet and welcoming and the local supermarket had everything we needed for our daily grocery shopping. The bakers served delicious bread and pastries, and the village square hosted a few friendly cafès and bars.

The whole holiday was simply perfect and we enjoyed every minute of our time spent at the cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew, We were thrilled to know you had such a positive experience staying at S'Hortet and thank you very kindly for giving it such a glowing review. It was particularly good to know the facilities provided everything you needed with such a young baby, as venturing to a previously unknown holiday home can be a concern with a young family. Also, experiencing the total peace and quiet in the back garden while being only a minute's walk to the village square, restaurants and cafes etc. is one of the best things about the location of the house. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. Judy and Andrew
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful holiday in S'Hortet! As a family of four, 2 teenage kids, we had all the space and resources that we could want. The house is comfortable with all modern amenities, whilst keeping it's true Mallorcian charm. Exactly as described! Fornalutx has plenty of restaurants and cafes, so walking out to eat, whilst taking in the gorgeous view is something none of us could tire of!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay at S 'Hortet, Nikki. We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed it so much and found you had everything you needed. Hope to see you again in the future. Judy and Andrew
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Palma
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Plaza de Fornalutx
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Port de Palma
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Soller
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Carrer Arbona Colon
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Playa Den Repic, Port Soller
Car: recommended

The village of Fornalutx - voted prettiest village in Spain - nestles on the slopes of the Puig Mayor mountain in the beautiful Soller Valley. Stunning mountain views, great hiking, and all summer activities within 15 minutes. There is excellent diving and snorkelling along the unspoilt coastline of the Tramuntana Mountains. There are many great restaurants in the port and a marina with boat hire available.

The town of Soller, 2kms down the road, is absolutely charming with a tram snaking its way through the main square to the Port of Soller. There is a wonderful Saturday morning market as well as a covered fish and produce market. There is also a classic small gauge train which runs through the mountains to Palma 4 times a day.

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Rates & Availability

Fornalutx Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,342
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,118
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$727
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,118
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,230
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,476
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas/New Year period can be booked weekly @ €1000 per week, min 7 night stay.

PLEASE NOTE These rates are for 3 or more people.
Rates for 2 people only: Spring €880, Summer €1,100, Autumn €880
To book we require 25% deposit transferred to our bank in Soller, the remaining balance payable 4 weeks before arrival. Bank details will be sent together with directions when you confirm booking.
There is an additional €15 per person end laundry charge.

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Amenities

Fornalutx Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom one is en-suite, second bathroom is next to second bedroom, both have good shower cabinets and of course washbasins and toilets. They also have heated towel rails for the winter and windows for ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The single beds in the second bedroom can be put together to form a large double bed if requested. We can provide a cot for a baby. Please ask when booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Local restaurants recommended are Cafe Med, slightly more pricey, excellent food and service, and S'Aturada up hill on left, delicious fish, lamb shoulder, rack of lamb, paella. Great, friendly service.

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