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Beautiful Old Farmhouse With English Country Gardens & Pool. 5 bedrms, 5 baths

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse near Cala d'Or, Majorca - Near Cala D'Or On The Old Back Road To The Port

Set in the heart of the south/east Mallorcan countryside just outside the quiet village of Calonge' (which has two great restaurants), yet only two miles from the beaches and nightlife of Cala d'Or. Here you will find a haven of peace and tranquillity. Five bedrooms with five ensuite bathrooms,6 if you take the Casita, private swimming pool, magnificent gardens set in 5 acres of private estate. Sweep through the electric gates and up the drive to "Se Serra Mitjana", a lovingly restored, vine covered finca, a 200 year old manor house extensively modernised for todays discriminating traveller. Enter through the old oak rustic double front doors into the large lounge which opens up onto the gardens. TV, DVD, satellite TV are provided, a stereo CD is piped thru the downstairs rooms. The outside dining patio is covered/shaded with a grape vine which hangs heavy with fruit in the summer months. In the grounds you will discover almond and lemond groves, pepper and bay leaf trees and a dovecote.

We have WiFi, central heating and air conditioning in most rooms. We also have our own well, meaning plenty of water when Mallorca is in a drought.

We are just minutes away from the village with it's farmers bars, the bakery, boutique shops and nice restaurants. A big supermarket is on the corner as you enter Cala d'Or.

This South East side of Mallorca abounds in lovely coves and beaches. It is the prettiest part of a beautiful island. The island roads have all been upgraded and are wonderful for driving or cycling on. Please note the lovingly restored brick walls along the roads and fields which have all been hand built by the farmers or craftsmen. Each stone hand laid, very labour intensive.

More Details

Owner
John Reeve
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About John Reeve

John Reeve.

Born in Coventry and lived there through the second War.

Had restaurants and night clubs in Coventry and Birmingham. Sailed to the West Indies in 1970 and built up a business with supplying shore excursions to cruise ships though out the islands.

Living in the U.S.Virgin Islands.

Married to Judy, a Coventry girl and have two lovely children, Tammi and Adam.

John Reeve purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why John Reeve chose Migjorn Region

A wonderful position in the country but just near to all the fun places around Cala d'Or. Very peaceful but with a great ambience that everyone who comes there, feels the love.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peaceful and private. Very secure. Lot's of space for children to play. Lovely lawns, Lots of shady palm trees.

A nice big private pool and outside terraces.

Electric gates at the entrance to the private driveway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On arrival our breath was taken away, the pictures on the webpage looked good but in real life--wow!!! -a beautiful house set in amazing grounds just perfect for a family gathering.Bedrooms large, comfortable and all with super bathrooms, the small annex perfect for my very good friends who need their own little "away from the crowd" area sometimes. The day arrived and we sat down to breakfast under that vine covered terrace that I imagined for months beforehand, just bliss.
Jun 2007
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Amenities

Santanyí Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 2 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 3 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 5 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 4 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • All are beautifully appointed bathrooms attached to each bedroom. All have showers except the large bedroom downstairs which has a full bath installed. This also has the third bed or is best for cots.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) + Cottage for two, extra. Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs - Master bedroom, king bed. Ensuite bathrm, own balcony. 2nd large queen, lovely bathrm, balcony overlooking pool. 3rd lovely double with shower room. Downstairs - 4th large double or 3 beds, near to pool, full bathrm. 5th nice twin ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Wonderful lawns and pool for children, they can also feed the pigeons each day, corn provided. Table tennis is available. Lots of shady palm trees dotted around the lawns. Outside: Al fresco dining under the grapes, table seats twelve and two other tables seating six each. Chez-lounge chairs dot the lawns and by the swimming pool, afternoon tea at the table under the pepper tree. Cars have a shaded car port. Utility Room: Large drinks fridge, deep freeze, washer/dryer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen included.Washer dryer in house.Cleaner comes mid week to sweep kitchen, terrace and tidy up. Guests must take out their own garbage each day. Other: Reading room opens towards gardens, well and pool. Two settees and coffee table. Table tennis table under the grape vine. Two cots and high chairs, provided.

Reviews

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Beautiful Old Farmhouse With English Country Gardens & Pool. 5 bedrms, 5 baths
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Large, very charming house with a beautiful property and garden.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation. We stayed as a family in three generations and the house was absolutely perfect. It is very spacious with en suite bathrooms to each bedroom. Extremely well equipped and we also enjoyed the pool and large garden. The surroundings are beautiful with sheep and horses and the small village of Calonge within walking distance. Cala d Or with beaches, restaurants and supermarkets are just a short drive away. The house felt like a true home and both the owner and the manager were so pleasant. Thank you so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleasing to know you enjoyed this special place. Thank you for coming and I hope you return to meet again these lovely people of Mallorca, who treasure guests who appreciate their island and their wonderful food.
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5

Fantastic place for a magical family holiday

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing not to like about this spacious and tastefully maintained Finca. It would meet anyone's requirements from a quiet lounge where more elderly relatives can escape the younger members as they play table tennis under the vines, to a great pool which is deep enough for the most active members.

The BBQ area is large enough to cater for an outdoor party for many and the outdoor eating area is equally generous.

The gardens are beautiful and extensive with various areas to sit or lounge in comfort, in sun or shade.

The farmhouse itself has both period features and modern, well appointed bedrooms and ensuites which would match any upmarket hotel. All are airconditioned.

Our whole party, aged from 13-70 years were very reluctant to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous! Peaceful and quiet - beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a family holiday with grandparents and young adult children in their 20's. The villa was beautiful. Incredibly spacious with wonderful ensuite bathrooms. It had everything we could want and we all said it was one of the best if the best house we had stayed in. We particularly loved the peaceful surroundings yet it was close to Cala D'or and some great restaurants. All only 5 to 10 mins drive or a cheap taxi ride.

The pool was beautiful and being set away from the house a little it meant you could easily escape and have it to yourself! We all enjoyed the table tennis and eating out under the vines. The farmhouse was extremely well equipped and we catered without any trouble for the 9 of us and had a very tasty BBQ one night.

The house was immaculate and clean and the caretakers also came midweek during our stay.

I don't think I have ever been anywhere so calm when there are 9 of you. It was perfect for finding your own space yet great for big family meals all together.

My mother was so sad to leave she cried and is determined to get back there one day!

The perfect holiday house in a beautiful place. We all would love to come back and would not hesitate in recommending it.

Thank you John for sharing your house with us. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We Love Se Serra Mitjana

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this lovely farmhouse many times. There is a reason that we keep returning... it is a real home. You can feel it. The home is loved for its comfort and cherished for its old world charm. It has been updated but it has not lost its character. It is not stuffy or formal or sterile or void of personality like some other places we've stayed. The magic begins as you drive down the narrow lane to the house. You pass many old farms and other pretty villas along the way. The entrance to Se Serra Mitjana can sneak up on you but the entrance is a beautiful wrought iron electric gate built into nice stone walls. The long driveway is beautifully bordered by more stone walls and gorgeous flowering vegetation. The house itself is quite grand as you approach it. It is, artistically by chance, festooned with clinging, ivy-like greenery with orange trumpet shaped flowers. Most impressive! The grounds are amazing too with the unexpected vast lawns of green and abundant flowering shrubbery everywhere. The pool is very private surrounded by hedges and stone walls. Perfect for a refreshing morning dip or late night escape. The home has 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Most bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms are to die for! We love that there is air conditioning in the bedrooms when desired but most nights I do not even think that it is needed. One of my favorite things about staying here is what I call, "The sounds of Mallorca at night." I just love listening to the distant, gentle bleating of sheep mixed with the sweet cooing of doves. It is such a peaceful relaxing sound. Along with the soft breezes gently pushing through the open windows, it puts me to sleep right away. Magical. There is also a very nicely equipped casita with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Perfect for guests that might need a bit more privacy. The house is very well equipped for entertaining large crowds for dinner parties. With an abundance of pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, glasses and a welcome dishwasher! There is a terrific BBQ that we have used many times to prepare delicious, succulent meats of all kinds. We have spent many magical evenings under the grape vines drinking and dining till the wee hours. You can tell that the owners have pride of ownership. It is warm, inviting and very clean. It's so nice that they allow others to enjoy the magic of Se Serra Mitjana by sharing it. We truly love this place and will continue to visit! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. So pleased to read this, thank you. So many things you remember and noted. It is nice for Judy and I to know our guests see the "little things" around the villa (finca). We love it to know you want to return. Please come, you are always welcome.
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5

Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

This is THE perfect place to vacation with a group of friends or family. The clean house is large and cool and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms and a world class BBQ. The garden and pool area offer plenty of places to relax in and wandering around the huge immaculately maintained english lawn with bare feet brings an enormous child like pleasure.

Set amidst rolling farmlands, the ambience is peaceful with the odd tink tonk of the sheep bells and the estate is very private and secure.

There is a good grocery store nearby and with the delightful town of Cala D'Or less than 10 minutes drive away there are plenty of great options for eating out. Although I personally would rather stay at home cooking magnificent meals and dining under the grape arbor on the beautiful terrace.

Geographically, the estate is located in a beautiful part of Mallorca and there are also plenty of beaches to visit an easy drive away.

Highly recommended - so much so that I hope to return again with my family next year!

Lucille Frye,

Guest in 2014 and 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucille, this is so nice to read you enjoyed yourself. Please come again. Judy and I are very pleased to hear this. We want to share our lovely old farmhouse, with Friends, Family and nice Guests who appreciate the peace, the warmth and tranquility of Se Serra Mitjana, as much as we do.
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5

An amazing farm house

  • 5 of 5

This year was my second stay. The house and property is simply gorgeous.

It is an amazing place for a family and/or friends reunion.

I can not wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give our lovely place in Mallorca a review. We get many emails about it but it is nice if someone spends time to write a review to our web site. Come again, you are very welcome.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palma
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Calonge'.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Calonge'.
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cala d'Or.
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Sailing boats, water skiing, power boat rentals, wind surfing, snorkeling, tennis, biking all available in Cala d'Or just minutes away.

Travel:

Car hire recommended from airport or Cal d'Or.

40 minutes drive from Palma Airport. Nice roads.

Distances:

1 mile or less to the village of Calonge'. 2 miles to Cala d'Or.

3 miles to Porto Petro fishing village.

Street markets in Felanitx, 7 miles. Santanyi 8 miles. Check with Morag, our house manager for the days they are on.

Porto Cristo (the Caves of Drach) 20 miles up the coast. Worth seeing, but go early.

Further Details:

Wonderful restaurants everywhere. Lots of fresh fish, good lamb shoulders or suckling pig are the local specialities.

Very good supermarket on the way into Cala d'Or.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email John (see below) and a wire transfer will work.

Changeover Day: Saturday.
Preferred is Wednesday because it saves on the confusion and congestion of Saturdays at Palma airport, delayed baggage and waiting for rental cars also, it is cheaper and easier to get flights these days.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros. Our prices include the new Spanish Tourist Tax and the IVA (VAT) tax that other villas charge extra for. We provide all linen, towels, nice pillows, WI FI, We have two cots and two high chairs. Bikes can be rented in Cala d'Or.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.