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With Private Plunge Pool, Located in a Tiny Secluded Village, Relaxed and Quiet, 20 Minutes to the Beautiful Northern Beaches, Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms)
This delightful and original row house with walled garden has been carefully restored using materials and techniques favoured by mallorquin builders for centuries. At the time the house was built (late XVIII) this little hamlet, then part of the nearby historical village of Petra, was home to prosperous farmers. Their "corrals" or back gardens were large enough to stable cattle and mules, and had back gates opening onto a parallel street behind. This house has been restored and enlarged, keeping the foundations and carefully preserved rough sandstone walls of the outbuildings, to extend the sleeping quarters. The plunge pool (measuring 3m x 5m or 9ft x 15ft) was formerly the "aljibe" or reservoir. The furniture is a mix of local antiques acquired over the years, and late 19th Century family stuff, shipped over years ago from our farm in the US. The aim has been to provide total comfort and convenience in a traditional setting. Visitors invariably remark on the aura of upbeat, peaceful wellbeing the house radiates.
Bedroom 1 ground floor with double. En-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 ground floor with double. En-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3 upstairs with double. Washbasin. Fireplace.
Bedroom 4 upstairs with double. Washbasin. Fireplace.
Library ground floor: Single bed
Bathroom 1 en-suite to Bedroom 1: wc/bidet/shower/basin.
Bathroom 2 en-suite to Bedroom 2: clawfoot bath/wc/bidet/shower/basin
Bathroom 3 serves Bedrooms 3 and 4: clawfoot bath/wc/bidet/shower/basin
Bathroom 4 (for Library bedroom) with shower/wc/basin
Kitchen with gas cooker, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, Combi refrigerator with big freezer, espresso machine, assorted small appliances and full range of pots and pans. The kitchen also has an open fireplace with sandstone benches on either side.
Big Bosch 8 kg. washer and 7 kg. dryer. Brooms, mops, brushes.
1. Living room seats 9 with auxiliary seating in place.
2. Library can take 6 readers/viewers (Sky TV), with 2000 paperbacks for visiting fiction fans.
3. The dining table can seat 9 (made for 8).
4. The scrabble table seats 5 on upstairs '50s landing.
The house is cleaned after guests leave in preparation for the next people in. Bedlinen and bathtowels are provided. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
Interim cleaning can be arranged and charged at Ariany's going rate of 9 euros/hour.
Barbecue PrivatePool Parking Garden
Dishwasher FridgeFreezer HobStove Iron Microwave Oven TumbleDryer WashingMachine
Cot HighChair InternetAccess RoomFans Satellite
Notes on prices
Guests may book for one night if desired although there is a 3 night minimum charge. For rentals of longer than 7 nights, the reduced weekly rate is extrapolated to cover the entire stay on a pro rata basis. Further discounts are negotiable for longer rentals, especially during low season, depending on availability.
The property's ex-corral is now a private garden with citrus trees and grapevines. The plunge pool is the former water reservoir. There are canvas director's chairs and terrace tables and a portable barbecue in the garden. There's a large terrace one flight up, overlooking the garden and pool, with seating for either 6 or 9. At the top of the house is a small terrace with views over the land. On a clear day the Mediterranean coast is visible from there, specifically the beach at Son Serra de la Marina.
For hikers, or just strollers, the walks round the area are very beautiful and especially satisfying. The island government has designated certain country lanes as "ecovias", green alternatives to the roads, and these are used by walkers and cyclists.
In fact the area round Ariany has been used for generations by champion cyclists preparing for competition. The local road system's excellent surfaces and gently rolling rises and descents are apparently an ideal training ground.
You can drive to the beautiful Porto Cristo beach in less than 20 minutes. The Drach Caves are nearby, drawing lovers of natural beauty from all over the world. But the favourite beach with local residents is the one at Son Serra de la Marina, natural and unpretentious, about 15 minutes by car. A few miles farther takes you to Ca'n Picafort and Puerto de Alcudia which, like the others, has limpid, transparent, turquoise water. And to the NW of Ariany, 45 minutes away, is beautiful Formentor.
The exquisite Vall D'Or 18 hole golf course at S'Horta is 14 miles from the house through beautiful countryside. Green fee is just under €100. And the Reserva Rotana, just outside the town of Manacor, is a private 9-hole-golf course with driving range and practice green with a €55 green fee.
Palma's Son Sant Joan airport is a 45 minute drive from the house and instructions are provided for reaching the property by car, rental of which is recommended for at least part of the stay. But cycling fans will also find many bike routes threading between the tiny villages in this beautiful rural area. And the local government has recently revived the Palma-Manacor train service with an Ariany bus that meets most trains.
There are two cafe-bars with shaded tables on the leafy Ariany town square, as well as a savings bank with an ATM. Two well stocked food/general stores, one of which doubles as post office and tabac and is round the corner from the house, also sell the fresh local produce. At the foot of the hill is a big, friendly, all-you-can-eat buffet roadhouse, known island-wide for its good food, local vibe and low prices.
Nearby Manacor acts as a service hub for the surrounding communities. There are banks, internet cafes, and restaurants, two big supermarkets, tree-shaded street cafes, a hospital with an excellent ER, as well as the famous Majorica pearl factory.
Petra (walkable in 20 mins, bike-able in 7, or 2 by car) is an exquisite little village in an aesthetic time warp, where you can tour the tiny house where myth has it that Fray Juniper Serra, the Franciscan monk who sailed with the Spanish mission to the New World, was born in 1713. Recent research proves it's actually where the Serra clan moved to 5 years later. It was Junipero who gave saints' names to the mission towns he founded all along the California coast: San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Clemente and so on.
Sineu, 10 minutes away, has bloomed since the reintroduction of rail service, and boasts more than a dozen new restaurants in the winding streets and lanes around the Medieval church square. It has another claim to fame that goes back further. Historians confirm that a weekly street market was well established in Sineu in the early XVth century. It has been held every Wednesday since then, save during the Civil War years, or when it rained on the day. The market serves the local community but also attracts tourists from round the island. You can buy excellent fruit, vegetables, local cheeses and sausages at the little stalls in the church square. The broader tourist market surrounds the railway station and has an acceptable selection of souvenirs, fringey bags and carved olivewood salad bowls.
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Hola! Guests who come back season after season include painters, writers, teachers and photographers. There may be flats for holiday rental in the Old Town with stainless steel and white plastic furniture resting on blond parquet floors, but as nice as that sounds these flats aren't it. And the two houses in the village? It took years to make them look beautifully old and well-used, shabby and chic.
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