Imagine yourself in a dreamy country home in the Mallorcan countryside surrounded by rolling fields, wildflowers and tranquility. As the temperatures soar, take a dip in your private pool, followed by a walk around your grounds in the dappled shade of the orange trees, where you might pick some fruit for an alfresco lunch on your outdoor terrace. Sound idyllic? If you are yearning for a peaceful property on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Engel and Völkers have a wide portfolio of ‘fincas’ with outside space and swimming pools. We have rounded up some of our favourite rural retreats for you.
First stop: Santanyí, the pretty sandstone village in the southeast of the island. An idyllic traditional town with many blissful beaches nearby, Santanyí is a desirable location for sampling village life. Santanyí is located within its eponymous region, which is well known for its green swathes of countryside, quaint stone walls and sensational properties.
Es Carritxo is a small village within the region of Santanyí where you will find this spectacular newly-built finca on the outskirts. With panoramic views of the Tramuntana mountains and the romantic church of Es Carritxo, this designer property is flooded with light thanks to its generous windows. With a total area of 343 m2, there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. On the first level, there is a capacious dining room with a fireplace and a fully-fitted kitchen. Upstairs, you will find a cosy living room and the master bedroom with an en suite, and the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms on another level. The entire property is flooded with light and beautifully landscaped, with an olive grove which makes this finca a Mallorcan paradise. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next stop is the secluded inland town of Artà, which dazzles on the far eastern point of Mallorca. With labyrinthine streets, medieval architecture and rich history, Artà is an enticing destination with charming cafés and a laid-back atmosphere. Surrounded by spectacular landscape and virgin beaches on the coast, the town is built on a hill with a fortress Sant Salvador at the top.
Near Artà, this beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom finca is a romantic location, enveloped in nature. Clad in natural stone with pretty, well-maintained gardens, the property features a swimming pool in view of the outside terrace area which makes this home the perfect spot for dining. Inside, the decor is tasteful and modern and ready for living so you could move there right now if you wished. Contact: email@example.com
A short drive or train ride away from Palma into the Mallorcan countryside is the lovely quaint village of Santa María del Camí. An alluring location due to its proximity to the island’s capital and its airport, Santa María retains the charm of a traditional village with a bustling weekly fruit and vegetable market and a good range of bars, cafés and eateries. Also the heart of the wine country, Santa María has its very own bodega, Macià Batle, which hosts wine tastings and tours.
An oasis in Central Mallorca, this secluded retreat is located in Llubí, just over 20 minutes drive towards the Bay of Alcudia. This restored natural stone farmhouse with rustic features historical elements combined with the comfort of modern living. Partly built on a ‘Tayalot’ site, the first settlements on the island over 1000 years ago, this property is a piece of Mallorcan history. With five bedrooms, two living areas, a library, study and a sauna, this huge country house has magnificent views of the garden with fish ponds and fountains. Beautifully landscaped, the garden offers a diverse range of mature plants and trees, a beautiful border for the swimming pool. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Set in the Tramuntana mountains of Central Mallorca, Alaró is an enticing village with an artistic spirit. Well located with Soller, Deia and Inca within easy reach, Alaró is peaceful, traditional and quaint with slightly cooler temperatures due to its mountainous situation. The surrounding landscape is picturesque and bucolic with a good selection of properties that make excellent all-year round homes.
For example, this renovated 17th-century estate is a magnificent stone building with rustic charms and modern comforts. With 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, this elegant finca has a large pool, a fitness room with a sauna and a tennis court. Verdant Mediterranean gardens add an exotic touch alongside the orchard of orange trees. Situated near the village of Alaró, this exceptional property with spectacular views is the sanctuary of your dreams. Contact: email@example.com
In Mallorca’s South, Llucmajor is a traditional town with access to plenty: a taste of village life and a great selection of beaches within easy reach like Es Trenc and Colonia Sant Jordi. With a charming square that is host to many bars and restaurants, Llucmajor offers rustic stone townhouses on quaint streets that lend an air of romantic charm.
Alcudia and Pollensa are two highly desirable areas in the north of the island. Both have ports and beaches aplenty, whilst the inland towns have peaceful, rustic characters with medieval buildings and rich histories. Warm stone townhouses, pretty plazas and a great ambience, Alcudia and Pollensa attract discerning investors who want to experience the real Mallorca with all the riches it has to offer.
Between Alcudia and Pollensa, this exclusive country home offers absolute privacy and spectacular views over the bay of Pollensa due to its elevated position. Automatic gates welcome visitors who access the property via a long private drive lined with trees and well-maintained lawns on both sides. A traditional finca with luxurious fittings, this highly comfortable home features five bedrooms, oil central heating throughout, a double garage and a heated pool. A grand entrance hall meets a country kitchen and a sunny breakfast room with a large, bright living-dining area with an open fireplace. The pool area has a sun terrace and a barbeque area which is perfect for entertaining during summer. While this property is the perfect year-round home, it is also a potential rental investment, with an official holiday rental license. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to view one of these magnificent rural properties, or any of the exclusive fincas in our portfolio, please contact us. We are also happy to offer live video viewings.