Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi). Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with doors to terrace. Double bedroom (A/C). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
  • First floor: Landing. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to terrace (stairs to poolside terrace). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and balcony. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Utility room (washing machine).
  • Outside: Cloakroom. In built barbecue. Covered dining terrace. Sun terrace.  Private parking (250m).
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m) with corner Roman steps

Properties of this quality and specification in such an exceptional location are rare indeed. Recently renovated to the highest of standards, it is a great privilege to include this magnificent town house in our Mallorca portfolio. For several generations the home of a much-respected local family, Ca’n Torres nestles in a typical, narrow backstreet of atmospheric Pollença within easy walking distance of all amenities including the celebrated central square and some of the island’s finest restaurants.

Externally, and unchanged for nearly a century, the flat, typically Mallorcan façade of the house gives little clue to the remarkable interior which lies behind.

As you step from the lane directly into the entrance hall, it is nothing short of a revelation to see the care and attention to detail invested in the property during what has been a painstakingly comprehensive refurbishment personally carried out by the owner and the many talented craftsmen within her own family.

Bringing the property firmly into the 21st Century, whilst at the same time fully respecting the authentic charm inherent in such an historic building, is a difficult balancing act but one which, in this case, has been accomplished with aplomb. 

From the hallway, sliding doors beckon you through to the body of the house and into a spacious living/dining room made bright and welcoming by the glass-panelled, Andaluz-style patio to one side. At the far end, the kitchen/breakfast room is another large, airy space all the more inviting for the two sets of patio doors that lead directly out to the poolside terrace. 

Alongside the in built barbecue is a covered patio for outdoor dining with the remaining area left open to provide a generous sunbathing terrace. From the private pool and first floor there are impressive views across the rooftops to the picturesque Puig de Maria, verdant Colonya Valley and craggy foothills of the famous Tramuntana mountains.

With three on the first floor and one on the ground floor the bedroom distribution at Ca’n Torres lends itself particularly well to sharing parties and larger families. Each of the four bedrooms is a very good size, individually air conditioned and has its own shower or bathroom facilities. Wherever you are in this lovely house the furnishings, fabrics, décor and atmosphere are all hard to fault.

As one of the Mediterranean’s most fêted, iconic and vibrant Roman towns, Pollença may need little introduction. Wonderful sandy beaches as well as various walking and cycling trails are all within a 15 minute drive while, conveniently ‘on the doorstep’, are all the facilities one could reasonably need to enjoy a relaxing holiday including a fresh bakery (200m),a grocer and butcher (300m) and a local restaurant serving an excellent value ‘menu del día’ (300m).

Fringed by bars, restaurants and focal point of the raucous Moors and Christians celebrations in early August - one of the highlights of the cultural calendar - the town square is only a five minute walk while the old cloisters, home to world class performers during the annual music festival are just 10 minutes.

All in all, Ca’n Torres is a comfortable and convenient oasis offering visitors the perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in the very best of island life.

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Great Things to Do Near Ca'n Torres

Puig de Maria Walk

The start for the walk to the top of Puig de Maria is on the road towards Palma, a short way from the rooster roundabout on the left - it's best to go early in the morning. Don't forget your camera, wear sensible shoes and take water to drink although there is a bar at the top. The views over the north coast are outstanding.

Formentor beach and lighthouse

Formentor has a sandy and rocky beach good for snorkelling. Drive over the hill from Port de Pollença - about half an hour, stopping at the viewpoint on the way for the magnificent straight drops down to the sea and the rock Es Colomer. You can also go by ferry boat - about 20 minutes. The lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula is also worth the ride although the road is quite narrow in places.

Sunday morning market in Pollença

Stroll to the squares in Pollença for the Sunday morning market - a colourful, bustling event where you can buy locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables in Plaça Mayor as well as souvenirs and presents in the surrounding streets. Peek inside the impressive church in the square while there.

Visit Palma - 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 (connecting bus from Pollença). Palma is an excellent shopping centre and has many interesting historical buildings, museums and art galleries to visit.

Or, take a train to Sóller...

Take the old-fashioned train ride through the mountains from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller, including the tram to the Port of Sóller through the orange groves and back. Then just sit in the church square in Sóller and watch the world go by, enjoying a drink or icecream.

Explore Pollença

Pollença is a lovely town to stroll around. The pedestrianised squares with bars and restaurants where you can sit outside, create a very relaxing atmosphere where children run around safely. The walk to the top of the 365 steps to the Calvary church from Monte-sion, is well worth the effort.

Scenic drive to the north-east

Going further afield, drive in an easterly direction through the resorts of Port d'Alcúdia and Ca'n Picafort towards Artà where basket making is one of the local trades. Then take 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 Paisses before carrying on to Capdepera to see the castle.

Lluc Monasstery

Follow the mountain road to Lluc Monastery, visit the museum and the chapel, where you may be fortunate to hear the Blauets Choir sing. Behind the monastery, there is a walk which takes you to a large cross and fantastic sea views. There is also a small botanic garden at the back of the monastery which takes about 15 minutes to stroll round, or the rock formation in the shape of a camel.

Snorkelling at Mal Pas

If you would like to do a bit of snorkelling in clear, deep water, go towards Alcúdia, then go to Mal Pas on the road towards the headland of La Victoria. Beside a fish restaurant serving lobster (choose your own), there is an excellent area off the rocks for snorkelling.

Waterparks, Marineland and Aquarium

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

Simulated Battle of the Moors and Christians...

Pollença is famous for its simulated Battle of the Moors and the Christians which takes place on 01-02 August. The whole town takes part in the celebrations.

Caves at Campanet

The Caves of Campanet, discovered by a shepherd about 100 years ago are not too far away and worth a visit if you like to see the fascinating stalagmite and stalactite formations. These caves are not too commercialised and visits are on the hour. For Mallorca's most impressive caves, then go to Portocristo on the east coast and visit the Caves of Drach.

A day out over the mountain range

Drive over the Tramuntana mountain roads taking in the spectacular scenery, past the two lakes/reservoirs and stopping in Fornalutx for lunch maybe, or Sóller, before continuing through the world-renowned towns, Deià and Valldemossa, home to famous writers, painters and musicians.

Glassworks and museum

There are 3 glassworks in Mallorca open to the public: Menestralia at Exit 35 on the Ma-13 near Campanet; Gordiola, established in 1719, is near Algaida on the Ma-15 near Exit 20 on the Manacor-Palma road; Lafiore is on the Palma-Valldemossa road. You can watch craftsmen working, see the kilns, museum and shop.

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.

Alcúdia and market day

The old Roman town of Alcúdia, now mainly pedestrianised, is steeped in history and well worth a visit. If you miss the market in Pollença, in Alcúdia it is held on Tuesday morning where you can find a plentiful supply of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. You can also walk along part of the massive thick stone walls surrounding the town.

Golf and Tennis

While the 9-hole golf course at Pollença is only a short drive away, the tennis courts at the Pollença Municipal Sports ground are within walking distance of Ca'n Torres.

Local beaches

Cala Sant Vicenç and Port de Pollença are two lovely beaches in the north of the island which can be reached by car in just a few minutes. There is the possibility of sailing, surfing and kayaking at these beaches.

Vineyards and local wine

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.

Pollença Music Festival

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

Nearby

Towns

Pollença 3 mins
Port de Pollença 10 mins

Beaches

Cala San Vicenç 10 mins
Bahia de Pollença 10 mins
Formentor 25 mins

Airports

Palma 40 mins
Times are approximate

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