The villa faces back from the main road from Pollensa to Lluc/Soller but is very quiet as it is built into a slope, and we were never bothered by noise. We were, however, treated to many cyclists toiling up the hill, and on the second Saturday we had 4,000 of them passing, participating in a half ironman. Fortunately we had noticed that road was closed from 8am until midday, as some of our party were leaving for the airport to go home, so they had an exceptionally early start to ensure they escaped before the bikes started. Pollensa is increasingly involved in these popular events, and it is not unusual that roads are closed to accommodate them. Worth checking!
There is an excellent path from the villa right into the town.The surface is partly metalled, but very rough in bits, and was a little difficult for pushing a baby buggy, but easy for pedestrians. Parts are accessible by car, but it is basically a way marked walking route. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the square for a well earned coffee.
The villa is charming....very obviously a much loved family home, and full of interesting pictures. It is very well appointed and housed 11 of us (including 2 wee ones) very comfortably. The star of the show is undoubtedly the summer kitchen which is equipped not only with the customary barbecue, but also a gas hob, a fridge, freezer and a dishwasher. It has, of course, an enormous table and chairs. It really is a kitchen, and given the wonderful weather, we never ate inside. We were able to pick the most amazing lemons from the orchard, and realise what difference a truly fresh lemon makes to the g&t!
Our first impression of the house was that it was dark, but we quickly realised that this ensured that it was cool inside which made sleeping comfortable. Most of the windows have fly screens, which is just so sensible, and we were able to leave the windows open at night. No sign of mosquitos though....hurrah!!
I was amazed by the size and range of cooking pots and pans around the place, obviously from the days of large meals on a working farm. I'm accustomed to cooking in large quantities, but these dishes and pots were on an industrial scale.
The bits and bobs of agricultural life around the place are fascinating and looked back to the days of horse drawn implements.
The owners were very friendly and welcoming and the whole villa and its surroundings are immaculately kept. The hens - and Roger the Rooster - who pecked in the orchard ensured endless fascination for the wee ones.
All in all a lovely welcoming villa.
I was worried that this villa wouldn't be as good as the photos, but we were overwhelmed when we arrived - it was beautiful. Although close to the road we weren't worried by any traffic noise throughout our stay. The house is like home from home with lovely furnishings, paintings and antiques, lovely children's bedrooms and all very comfortable. The pool area is fabulous - a good size pool with a shallow end and steps into the pool. The pool building is great for hot days - rocking chairs and sofa, and with a mini kitchen and barbeque area. There is also a shower/toilet next to this area. There's one set of neighbours attached but we didn't hear any noise, otherwise just fields and mountains. It's half an hour walk from Pollensa along the footpath next to the villa.
Erika from Rent a Villa Majorca was incredibly helpful in all correspondence.
We will definitely be back!
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