"Rural hide-away with great views of Pollenca Bay"
Pollenca, Mallorca (Majorca)
El Pont Roma, the roman bridge on the edge of the town is living evidence of Pollencas Roman origins and subsequently each generation has left its mark without overwhelming this delightful small town. In this way, Pollenca has learned to accept and adapt to tourism without losing its soul and where, these days, at the vibrant Sunday morning market spilling out over the Placa Major, locals and tourists alike mingle between the wide varieties of stalls. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets you will find many lovely old churches plus numerous small art galleries and handicraft shops. A pause for coffee and a pastry is recommended before climbing the tree lined Calvari steps - there are 365 of them, one for every day of the year - amply rewarded at the summit by panoramic views across to the northernmost tip of the island from the Calvari church! If you are here during Easter, then you will be lucky enough to witness the moving procession on Good Friday, when a figure of Christ is removed from a cross and carried down the steps by torchlight. The months of August and September have much to offer music lovers as Pollenca hosts its annual classical music festival with many concerts and at any time of year, bon viveurs will find a number of outstanding restaurants as well as small tapas bars tucked away behind the impressive central square.
Outside the town the rolling countryside is excellent for walkers and for a day by the sea, Puerto Pollenca with its lovely beaches, is only a 5-minute drive away. Nearby there's a good but hilly 9-hole golf course.
In a commanding position on a wooded hillside with wonderful views over the Bay of Pollenca, Es Bosquet, set in 1000hectares, was once part of a substantial old agricultural estate or ‘Granja’. This intriguingly renovated Villa, finished in an eclectic mix of ultramodern and old colonial, has stainless steel and pale wood kitchen fittings meeting a double height living room with antique furnishings and old master type wall hangings with beautiful large windows framing stunningly beautiful views.
The raised covered verandah to the front of the Villa, furnished for comfortable outside living with easy chairs and dining furniture, has views towards wooded hills and over extensive fertile plains towards the south. Leading directly from this verandah is the spacious kitchen, with all modern equipment integrated into the runs of stainless steel work tops and light wood cupboards and a breakfast table with plenty of seating. A second outside door from the kitchen opens to the side of the Villa where a spacious covered barbecue makes an attractive alternative outside dining area.
In contrast to the modern lines of the kitchen, the open plan living room has an air of old time establishment with its antique dining furniture and chests and large squashy sofas arranged, at the far end of the room around the TV (restricted English TV). Two sets of French doors open onto the patio and large windows add to the natural light and frame views of wooded hillsides. A staircase leads to a mezzanine floor ‘den’ furnished with table and chairs.
A short corridor leads to the two twin bedrooms, which share the smart bathroom with shower over the bath. Both bedrooms have a sofa beside French windows to a side terrace, making a pleasant private sitting area.
At the far end of the hallway, the spacious master double bedroom also has French doors to a private terrace and an ensuite shower room walk in shower and double wash basins. All three bedrooms have large ceiling fans.
Es Bosquet is set in some 1000 hectares of gardens and woodlands. There is ample room for sunbeds on the sun terraces by the pool, which is set in lawn, and to the side is the covered barbecue terrace, furnished with a large wooden table and a couple of rocking chairs for those meditative moments. On the far side, the Villas almond orchard is separated by a leafy hedge through which can be glimpsed, at the far side of the orchard the magnificently sculpted towering walls of the original ‘Gragnja’. Behind, a small rock garden is split by a path that leads to a rustic gate in the wall and the woodland behind which covers the hillside where little paths lead and you are welcome to follow……
At the end of a stone track of almost 1 km from the road, through fields dotted with almond trees with grazing sheep (and contained by the occasional gate to open and close), this is not the Villa for those who want to come and go frequently each day, but if you are looking for a hideaway with wonderful views and walking on your doorstep then Es Bosquet comes highly recommended. For the odd foray into the real world – the interior market town of Sa Pobla is no more than 4 kms away, old Pollenca 12 kms and the coast approximately 12 kms.
Essential Information Sleeps (Max)6 Bedrooms3 Shower Rooms2 Maid ServiceIncluded PoolPrivate 8m x 4m Booking Information Check-InAny day (after 16:00) Check-OutAny day (before 10:00) Minimum stay5 nights
Local Facilities Beach15 kms Restaurants4 kms Mini Market4kms
Distances from Airport/Port Palma51 km
Villa Equipment DVD Satellite TV Dish Washer Washing Machine Hair Dryer Toaster Kettle Sun Lounger Fan BBQ Juicer Filter Coffee Machine Iron & Board Fridge Freezer Hob Cooking Utensils Oven