Beautifully restored rural 4 bedroom listed manor house in Menorca located 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and only a 12-15 minute drive to some of Menorca's most stunning beaches
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About Nicholas Hughes
Architectural professionals passionate about Mediterranean landscape and built heritage.
Nicholas Hughes purchased this Farmhouse in 2012
Why Nicholas Hughes chose Alaior
A derelict historic gem full of charm. Perfect to create the unique experience we seek when we go on holiday ourselves.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Secluded rural location yet only a 10 minute walk from the centre of the local village....and only a 12 minutes from the beach by car.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and tranquil
Our family spent a lovely week at Magister Gardens. Most days we spent visiting various beaches around the island and afternoons lounging in the garden and jumping in and out of the pool.
Our kids enjoyed playing tennis and badminton on the green field with the raquets that were at the house. The gardens really were spectacular and we enjoyed them as much as we could.
The town of Alaior is almost in the centre of the island so not a far drive to get to any of the beaches, towns and restaurants. It was also very handy to be able to get into town and grocery shops so quickly, by either walking or driving. The multiple playgrounds were great too!
Because there was a touch of rain when we first arrived we actually made a fire indoors, which was charming and lovely.
There were a few mosquitos and it was very handy to have mosquito nets for the kids, although they didn't bother the adults.
Nick and his team were very helpful and always responded to questions and concerns quickly.
Thanks for a great stay!
An idyllic hideaway with stunning gardens
We had a wonderful stay at Magister Gardens, it's the perfect place for a family holiday, oodles of space, brilliantly well-equipped and lovely rooms - and the gardens and terraces are just heavenly. Our twin daughters had a ball splashing around in the pool and hunting down wild tortoises in the gardens and we loved whiling away balmy evenings with BBQ's and alfresco feasts under the stars. Thanks to Nick and his team for being super helpful and thoughtful in helping to ensure our stay was one of unadulterated relaxation
Thank you Sarah. That is very kind of you and we look forward to having you back sometime soon. Best wishes, Nick
Magister Gardens, a slice of heaven!
Magister Gardens is a slice of heaven inside, and out. We are a family of six from across three generations who stayed at Magister for 12 days in July 2017.
The house itself is tastefully and thoughtfully renovated. It is extremely livable and discretely elegant.
The stone walls and floors keep the house cool and the pool keeps the guests amused and refreshed. The gardens themselves are jaw droppingly beautiful, alive, peaceful, day and night. As our twelve year-old daughter remarked, you can explore the island if you want, but you do not feel compelled to go out, because it is so enchanting and comfortable “at home”.
We shopped in the nearby town, cooked lovely meals, read novels, watched the birds and butterflies circle the gardens, laughed under the shooting stars, admired the plants, observed the roving tortoises and splashed in the pool. The beds were comfortable and we slept very deeply. In sum, we wanted for nothing and marveled at everything.
If you do choose to adventure outside of the Magister haven, there are stunning beaches with turquoise waters, bike excursions, country rambling, shoe and cheese shopping, mouth watering local restaurants and gorgeous island drives all at a ten minute drive from the house.
Finally by staying in Alaior, an authentic town, you experience the true Menorca. Menorca itself is a secret: a blissful and relatively undeveloped island.
Most importantly, Nick the visionary and owner of Magister Gardens is a conscientious, kind, prompt host who truly cares about his guests and his property.
We were very fortunate to stay at Magister Gardens. Thank you Nick!
Thank you Reven. It was a real pleasure having you and your family stay at Magister. We hope you'll come again! Nick
Stunning villa set in the most beautiful gardens
Everything about Magister Gardens is magical. The setting couldn't be more perfect. As soon as you enter the property it's like being in your own completely peaceful and private world. The interior of the villa is beautifully designed, spacious and a deliciously cool refuge from the baking sun! It is comprehensively equipped with everything you could possible need and maintained and serviced to the highest standards.
Magister Gardens es un lugar con encanto
Magister Gardens es un lugar con encanto. Parece un tópico pero no lo es. Tras el muro de piedra que rodea la propiedad se puede sentir el paso de la historia. La recuperación del lugar llevada a cabo con sensibilidad y acierto permite conjugar el pasado y el presentre ofreciendo todas las comodidades.
Perfecto en cuanto a equipamiento y limpieza. Pese a que estuvimos en período invernal pudimos disfrutar del cuidado jardín y explorar el resto de la propiedad que no deja de sorprender.
El trato del propietario y de la persona local a cargo fueron excelentes, nos ayudaron con los preparativos y nos resolvieron cualquier duda.
Es un lugar muy recomendable para las personas que quieran estar en el centro de Menorca en un lugar tranquilo, en un entorno maravilloso. Poco recomendable para las personas con movilidad reducida porque el acceso a la vivienda es desde el jardín, descendiendo por unas rústicas escaleras exteriores.
Conocíamos ya la isla, pero una vez más no nos dejó de sorprender. El benévolo invierno mediterráneo nos permitió disfrutar de unos días de playa con el aliciente de la tranquilidad del mes de diciembre.
Recomendamos alojarse en Magister Gardens para poder disfrutar de unos días mágicos en Menorca.
Magister Gardens Summer 2015
Magister Gardens is a unique house, as beautiful in real life as it is on the website. The house has been carefully designed and yet it is a holiday house that is easy to maintain. The simple and harmonious color scheme, the natural stone and the mediterranean light come together to create a restful and serene atmosphere. What a bliss ! The house is spacious and offers many places to relax, be it in the garden, in the pool area or inside. The gardens still need to be developed but there are many fruit trees, so we were able to make a jar of our own Magister Gardens fig jam… The pool is set in an old cistern, which makes it really special too.
As for the surroundings, the small town of Alaior is lively and very authentic, many local people gather on the streets in the late afternoon and the cafes are full of joyous crowds having a drink before going home. We loved it. It's definitely worth driving to the beach rather than staying in a beach complex and miss the experience. As for Menorca, we fell in love with it. Pristine nature, beautiful beaches, no bling. So close to home and yet a real get-away. Than you Nick for providing such a nice experience! We will be back.
12-15 minute drive to the vast sandy beaches of Son Bou, San Tomas and Binigaus. The property is conveniently located in the centre of the island with easy access to both northern and southern beaches.
Mahon airport is only a 12-15 minute drive from the property.
A short 10 minute walk from the village of Alaior which has a range of wonderful small local shops as well as the larger supermarket chains.
For details of local facilities, shops, restaurants, suggested activities please visit out website: www.magistergardens.com/menorca.html