Fort de l'Eau

South / South East Mallorca

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  • Ground floor: Open plan sitting/dining room (fireplace/woodburner, feature well, TV, DVD, Wi-Fi). Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Double bedroom (woodburner). Twin bedroom. Shower room. Covered dining terrace with folding glass wall (i-pod dock, in built barbecue, original bread oven). Solar powered electricity.
  • Outside: Cloakroom (washing machine). Open and shaded terraces. Shower. Children’s play area. Garden with pond. Six acres of grounds/farmland. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 5m) with corner Roman steps.

A French owner and therefore it is a French name that denotes this quaint country cottage hidden away off a rural track in a lush corner of the south-east and yet just a few kilometres from the old market town of Llucmajor. Far removed from life’s general hustle and bustle, this is a perfect house to choose if you are seeking seclusion, tranquillity and the sound of birdsong in a lovely pastoral setting. Indeed, it was respect for these unspoilt environs and a strong desire not to impinge on views towards the mountains and elevated monasteries of Cura and Randa that inspired the owner to install solar power at the property.

An impressive entrance with its avenue of palms welcomes you to grounds of some six acres planted with a comprehensive array of indigenous plants, shrubs, giant cacti, vegetables and fruit trees including olives, lemons, figs, apricots and plums. Nestled in the foliage, your first introduction to this delightfully rustic, stone farmhouse is by way of a beamed dining terrace artfully incorporated into the body of the property by a wall of flat-folding glass panels (helpful in the control of fresh air access and interior temperature). Here you will certainly want to spend time at the dining table sampling the results of the in built barbecue - and maybe even the original bread oven?

Stepping further inside the décor is equally appealing and the result of a careful restoration by artistic owners. High wooden beams overlook walls of exposed stone, touches of antique ceramics, country-themed memorabilia and original paintings of local scenes all have effect. The good size double bedroom and smaller twin bedroom are separated by a well-appointed shower room off the internal hallway.

Meandering through the garden, a gravelled pathway leads up to the lovely pool area, a real oasis of charm and calm fringed by impressive, mature flora. An ample, decked sun terrace sits to one side with a further covered dining area and an open air shower partly ensconced, safari-style, amongst the adjacent foliage.

Haphazardly criss-crossed by winding country lanes, the surrounding landscape is great territory for bird watching and walking. You are also just 4km from Llucmajor where all amenities can be found and several beaches easily reached including Recó de S’Arenal (23km), Cala en Timó (24km) and Cala Pi (25km). The long sandy beach at Ses Covetes/Es Trenc (27km) is backed by some impressive dunes and is also a favourite with naturists while golfers will definitely want to visit the two 18 hole courses at nearby Son Antem (10km).

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Great Things to Do Near Fort de l'Eau

Fabulous caves in Mallorca

The most spectacular caves on the island are the Caves of Drach in Portocristo, where one of the largest underground lakes is to be found. Also nearby are the Caves of Hams. Further north at Canyamel, however, are the Caves of Artà which are not quite so commercial. Visits are usually on the hour.

Local beaches and coves

Perhaps the most unspoilt beaches are to be found in the south of Mallorca at Es Trenc and Ses Covetes; also in the south are smaller coves and beaches such as Recó de S'Arenal, Cala en Timó and Cala Pi. Further afield are the popular beaches of S'Amardor and Cala Mondragó.

Sant Salvador Monastery

It is worth the drive to the top of the hill of Sant Salvador, near to Felanitx. As well as the monastery which has a museum, bar and restaurant, the views of the surrounding countryside are magnificent. On a clear day you can see the Island of Cabrera Nature Reserve, or even witness a most beautiful sunset.

Boat trip to Island of Cabrera

A National Park and Marine Reserve, this makes a wonderful day trip by boat to the Island of Cabrera, a small Balearic island off Mallorca's south east corner. Take a picnic or buy lunch on board. The boats leave quite early from Colònia de Sant Jordi - best to book. Tel 971 649 034

Market days

There is a lively bustling market in Llucmajor on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday mornings where the streets are lined with stalls selling local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables. The largest market in Mallorca is held on Thursday morning in Inca and another favourite is the market at Sineu on a Wednesday - the fresh fruit and vegetables are to be found around the church square.

Glassworks and museum

There are 3 glassworks in Mallorca open to the public: 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; and Menestralia at Exit 35 on the Ma-13 near Campanet. You can watch craftsmen working, see the kilns, museum and shop.

Sóller and its port by old-fashioned railway

For adults and children alike, it's fun to take the old-fashioned train from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller. From there you can get a tram to the Port de Sóller through the orange groves and back, to then pass the time sitting in the main square in Sóller enjoying the atmosphere.

Visit a local vineyard

There are several wineries open to the public in Mallorca including Macià Batle in Santa Maria, José L. Ferrer in Binissalem and Jaume Mesquida in Porreres.

Palma de Mallorca, an interesting capital city

There are many interesting historical buildings to visit in Palma, including the Cathedral, Almudaina Palace and Bellver Castle, as well as museums and art galleries. Palma is also an excellent shopping centre.

A day trip to Valldemossa and Deià

The Carthusian Monastery at Valldemossa, where Chopin spent a winter, is worth a visit and a stroll round the quiet back streets of Valldemossa, too. Then carry on to the beautiful village of Deià, home to many famous people, writers, painters and musicians, and visit the Robert Graves museum.

Golf courses in Mallorca

There is an abundance of golf courses in Mallorca to choose from. Son Antem, Llucmajor, is only about 10 kilometres from Fort de l'Eau and boasts two 18-hole courses.

Mallorca in the olden days!

Els Calderers is between Sant Joan and Vilafranca - journey back in time and imagine how Mallorca was 200 years ago. This fine manor house and farm is one of the most representative mansions on Mallorca's flatland - you can also see home-made products.

Explore the north-east of Mallorca

Spend a day visiting the towns of Artà, famous for its basket making, and Capdepera where there is an interesting old castle worth seeing. Also in the area is a small hermitage at Betlem, from which you can appreciate fantastic views towards Colònia de Sant Pere and the Bay of Alcúdia.

Waterpark and Marineland

For those who enjoy waterparks, try Aqualand at S'Arenal although it can get crowded especially at weekends! Marineland, in Costa den Blanes, has wonderful dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows.

Nature Park at Santa Eugènia

The Nature Park for children at Santa Eugènia is an interesting small zoo where they also help wounded animals and birds and participate in conserving local fauna which is in danger of extinction.

Walking through country lanes

This is such a lovely area for walking along country lanes and enjoying the true rural Mallorca.

Randa, Cura and the views

Fort de l'Eau is at the foothills of Puig de Randa and Santuari de Cura where a good road will take you 540ms above sea level from where you can admire 360º views over the Mallorcan landscape. Also at Randa is a popular local restaurant serving Mallorcan food while close by is another internationally known restaurant.

An evening stroll before dinner

The small fishing port of Cala Figuera near Santanyi is congenial for a stroll around the quayside and a meal sitting on the terrace of one of the restaurants overlooking the picturesque harbour and lighthouse.

Palma Aquarium at Playa de Palma

Experience one of the greatest aquariums in the world, discover the secrets of the underwater world from the shallow coral reefs to the mysterious deep blue, be surprised by the richness of the Mediterranean, the dazzling coral reefs and colourful fish that make this subacuatic oasis so spectacular. Discover a world stalked by sharks and rays and follow the misty river paths while reaching out to the water falls as you explore the exotic jungle.

Boat trips along the east coast

There is a variety of boat trips leaving from Portocolom and Portopetro (Starfish)which take you down the east coast of Mallorca, visiting some of the lovely coves and, on occasions, you are allowed you to swim off the boat.



Llucmajor 10 mins
Algaida 15 mins
Randa 15 mins


Platja de Palma 25 mins
Cala Pi 30 mins
Es Trenc 35 mins


Palma 25 mins
Times are approximate

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