Baldregat

North Mallorca

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  • Accommodation: Open plan living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, wood burner). Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom (separate shower cubicle). Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room. 
  • Outside: Spacious open and shaded terraces. Barbecue. Landscaped grounds. Laundry room (washing machine). Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 6m).

Skirting the edge of Pollença and dominating the west coast of the island, the Tramuntana Mountains are one of Mallorca's most emblematic sights and it is here, nestled in the wooded hillside of the Ca'n Bosc Valley, that one finds Baldregat in what is, without doubt, a unique location. Not only does this wonderful hideaway cottage offer privacy, tranquillity and the convenience of all amenities being close at hand but from its privileged, elevated position also boasts the most striking panoramic sea views from the pool and terraces. Simply put, the views from here are amongst the best we have come across in Mallorca.

Looked after with care and great pride, Baldregat provides the perfect retreat for a small party or a couple seeking a spacious, well equipped holiday base in which to relax and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Essentially rural it is still only 4.5km to the Roman town of Pollença where all amenities including a colourful Sunday market and some of the island's best restaurants can be found. From the long, covered front terrace you step into an open plan living/dining room which is both welcoming and well furnished with the added benefit of air conditioning.

To one side, the beautifully tiled kitchen has oak fronted units and a range of modern equipment that includes a ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, integrated dishwasher and a fridge freezer with digital temperature control.

Each of the air conditioned bedrooms has its own bath or shower room. The en suite to the double bedroom is much larger than average with eye-catching fittings and a separate shower cubicle in addition to the bath and twin washbasins. Serving the twin bedroom, the shower room to the rear of Baldregat is particularly atmospheric having been built directly into the hillside allowing one entire wall to be formed from the natural mountain rock.

Landscaped grounds sit to one side of the house but it is in the large oval pool and on the spacious terraces where most holiday time will surely be spent. It is from these vantage points that the superlative views across to the monastery atop the Puig de Maria, the entire Bay of Pollença including the Formentor and Cabo Pinar peninsulae, the Boquer and Cala Sant Vicenç valleys and, on the clearest days even as far as Menorca, can be enjoyed at their best.

Surrounded by densely wooded hillside of holm oaks, olive and carob trees Baldregat also has an immensely impressive backdrop of soaring mountainside where birds of prey such as eagles and hawks regularly circle and swoop around the rockface.

A renowned stop-off point on migratory routes, the birdwatchers paradise of Albufera National Park is not far away on the lowlands with species such as terns, warblers, kestrels and ospreys as well as herons and cranes regularly visiting. The sweeping sandy beach of Pollença Bay, and the coves at Cala Sant Vicenç are each a fifteen minute drive while the golf course is just 7.5 kms away. Ramblers have the added attraction of good walking in the mountains... on their doorstep!

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Property Licence No. VT101151

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Great Things to Do Near Baldregat

Visit the capital - go by train!

If you'd like to visit the capital, Palma, and are not keen on driving, then take the train from Sa Pobla. Palma is an excellent shopping centre and has many interesting historical buildings, museums and art galleries to visit.

Boat Trips in the Bays of Pollença or Alcúdia

Boat trips from the local coves and ports can make a lovely day or half day out from Port de Pollença or Port d'Alcúdia going to Formentor or around the headlands.

Valldemossa and Deià

Drive over the Tramuntana mountain roads taking in the spectacular scenery, stopping at the various viewpoints including the two lake/reservoirs, and passing through several world renowned towns like Deià and Valldemossa, home to famous writers, painters and musicians. Look out for the wild mountain goats on the way.

Mallorca's water parks, Marineland and Aquarium

Mallorca's waterparks provide a fun day out for all the family; the nearest to Baldregat is at Port d'Alcúdia where there is also a mini-golf course! The others are in the south of the island at El Arenal and Magalluf. At Costa den Blanes there is Marineland which has dolphin, sea lion and parrots shows and an Aquarium at Ca'n Pastilla.

Herb Fair in Selva

An interesting Herb fair is held in Selva in June where, apart from the herbs on display, there are other stalls selling local produce such as olive oil and honey. There is also a display of local dancing and an old myrtle water distillery.

Birdwatching

Ornithologists will know about the birdwatching area at the Albufera and Albufereta, where you can see several different species of wading birds, amongst others.

Going further afield.....

.... in an easterly direction, drive through the resorts of Playa de Muro and Ca'n Picafort, and then towards Artà where one of the local trades is basket making. Find a country lane to the hermitage of Betlem where the views overlook Colònia de Sant Pere in the Bay of Alcúdia. Back to Artà and, if you are interested in prehistoric building, then visit the Poblat de Ses Païsses before carrying on to Capdepera to see the castle.

Battle of the Moors and Christians

Pollença is famous for its simulated Battle of the Moors and the Christians which takes place on the 1st and 2nd of August. The whole town takes part in the celebrations.

Explore the old town of Pollença

Spend time walking around the town of Pollença making the effort to climb the 365 steps to the Calvary church and browsing in the curious little shops, before sitting down to relax with a drink and dinner in one of the many popular restaurants in the pedestrianised squares.

Local beaches and snorkelling

At the Port de Pollença the beach is spacious, and has all amenities, with parking along the seafront. There are two smaller beaches at Cala Sant Vicenç and the sandy and rocky beaches at Formentor are lovely for snorkelling too.

An historic manor house

A visit to La Granja in Esporles is well worthwhile. La Granja is a large historical mansion with gardens, fountains, ancient trees and plants, and wild and domestic animals. Here you can see a demonstration of ancient handicrafts, tools and machinery and taste the Mallorcan specialities such as jams, cheese, fig cake, sobrassada and moscatel.

Market days in Sineu and Inca

If you like bustling markets lining the streets, then Inca market on Thursday is the busiest you will find on the island. However, Sineu market on Wednesday is unusual as it still sells livestock such as goats, sheep, rabbits and ducks. The fresh fruit and vegetable market is up the hill in a smaller square at the front of the church.

Alcúdia Old Town and Palma

Alcúdia old town is a beautiful walled town (which you can walk along) with lovely alleys and small squares for a coffee and tapas stop. The nearby Roman remains are fascinating. Palma is a lovely city and the train ride in from Sa Pobla is cheap and easy. Don't miss the cathedral, the medieval street layouts are great for a wander and a walk along the bay shore is a must.

Sunday market in Pollença

Market on Sunday morning is a colourful bustling event where you can buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as souvenirs and presents. It's worth having a look inside the impressive church while you are there.

Formentor beach and lighthouse

A scenic drive will take you to Formentor Lighthouse - the road is quite narrow in places. At the top of the hill out of Port de Pollença, it is worth stopping at the viewpoint to see El Colomer rock. Although the beach at Formentor is not very large, it has clear shallow water ideal for children and adults alike, with some good waters for snorkelling. Go early, with a picnic.

Caves of Campanet

The beautiful Caves of Campanet, found by a shepherd about 100 years ago, are not too far away and worth a visit to see the fascinating stalagmite and stalactite formations. These caves are not too commercialised and visits are on the hour. For the most impressive caves, go to Portocristo on the east coast and visit the Caves of Drach which houses one of the largest underground lakes in Europe.

Lluc has more than a monastery

Follow the mountain road from Pollença to the monastery at Lluc and visit the chapel where you may be fortunate enough to hear the Blauets Choir. There is also a museum, and don't miss a small botanic garden at the back of the monastery which takes about 15 minutes to stroll around, or the rock formation in the shape of a camel.

Local vineyard

There are several vineyards in Mallorca where you can visit and try the wine -Vinyes Mortitx is on the road to Pollença-Lluc road at KM 10,9; Bodegues Macià Batle is at the entrance to Santa Maria on the main road towards Consell; and in Binissalem is the better-known Bodega José L. Ferrer. No visits during the grape harvest in September although the wine festival in Binissalem is worth joining in.

Sóller and its port by old-fashioned railway

Enjoy the old-fashioned train ride through the mountains and tunnels from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller, and don't miss the tram to Port de Sóller through the orange groves and back, then just sit in the church square in Sóller enjoying a drink and a local pastry while watching the world go by.

Pollença Classical Music Festival

The Pollença Classical Music Festival is held in July and August, featuring various well-known bands, quartets and soloists - a great variety of programmes to choose from.

Nearby

Towns

Pollença 15 mins
Port de Pollença 25 mins
Alcúdia 30 mins

Beaches

Bahia de Pollença 25 mins
Cala San Vicenç 25 mins
Formentor 40 mins

Airports

Palma 55 mins
Times are approximate

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