Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Vestibule. Entrance hall. Living room (TV, CD, A/C, Wi-Fi). Kitchen/dining room (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with doors to pool terrace. Double bedroom (A/C). Shower room.
  • First floor: Landing with door to rear terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom, (A/C). Shower room.
  • Second floor: Playroom / reading room. Door to sun terrace overlooking pool.
  • Outside: Courtyard garden with dining and sun terrace. Barbecue. Washing machine. Plenty of (free) street parking in front of and around the house.
  • Private plunge pool (4m x 2.5m) with Roman steps and water cascade.

L’Horta is a rare gem! One of those much-requested, ever-elusive properties that offers visitors an abundance of style, comfort and quality in a location that brings maximum convenience. Pollença is one of the most iconic towns in the Balearic Islands, a place full of atmosphere and history where narrow cobbled backstreets intersect wider thoroughfares lined with shops, boutiques, tapas bars and a great selection of restaurants ranging from simple snacks to high-end fine dining. As all of this is within easy walking distance of L’Horta you can just arrive, unload… and put those car keys away!

As is so often the case, a broad, traditionally flat-fronted façade gives little clue to the bright, elegant and modern property lying behind. Instantly welcoming, the décor throughout is light and tasteful, room proportions are deceptively spacious, furnishings understated and contemporary with a distinctive 21st Century twist.

A harmonious distribution of facilities sees four air conditioned bedrooms paired with four bathrooms, a comfortable lower floor living area alongside the dedicated kitchen/diner plus a separate play/reading room on the top floor where there is also a large sun terrace with views across the rooftops to the chapel-topped Puig de Maria.

Unusually large for a town house, the south facing, courtyard garden boasts excellent terrace space for both sunbathing and dining alongside the lovely pool. To one side, an eye-catching water cascade has been artfully incorporated into the attractive golden-coloured stonework that borders the pool and the direct views onto this scene through tall glass windows in the kitchen/diner further enhance the already roomy feel of the interior.

Hub of the town and fringed by cafes, shops and elegant restaurants, the ‘Plaza España’ is only a few minutes’ walk from the house with minimarkets, a bakery, chemist, banks and various family-run stores for everyday essentials all within a similar distance. Keep an eye out for the lunchtime ‘menu del dia’ served in many of the characterful local eateries (eg El Moli, 300m), often a great way to sample traditional Mallorquin fare at surprisingly low prices.

For a day at the beach head to one of the coves at Cala San Vicente (6.7kms) or the long sandy stretch of coastline at Port de Pollença (7km) where you will also find, water sports, boat trips, boat rentals, scuba diving and a vibrant selection of restaurants where grilled meats and seafood are specialities. Pollença golf course is a ten minute drive and there are many lovely trails for both walking and cycling to be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside and foothills.

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Great Things to Do Near L'Horta

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.

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.

Battle of the Moors and the 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.

Visit an historic manor house

Visit one of the most representative manors of Mallorca's plains, Els Calderers de Sant Joan, where you will be able to imagine farming as it was 200 years ago and sample some home-made local products. Or, in the opposite direction at Esporles, is La Granja a large historical mansion with gardens, fountains, ancient trees and plants with wild and domestic animals. Also on view - a demonstration of ancient handicrafts, tools and machinery. Taste Mallorcan specialities such as jams, cheese, fig cake, sobrassada and moscatel.

Take a train and a tram!

Take the old-fashioned train ride through the mountains and tunnels from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller and don't miss the tram to the Port de Sóller through the orange groves and back. Just sit in the church square in Sóller, enjoy a drink and local pastry, relax and watch the world go by.

Visit Palma

If you'd like to visit the capital city, 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 to visit - the Cathedral, Moorish Palace and impressive Bellver Castle for example.

Formentor Lighthouse and beach

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, stop at the viewpoint to see the dramatic vertical drops to the sea and El Colomer rock. The beach at Formentor is not very large but has clear shallow water ideal for children and adults alike with some good areas for snorkelling. Go early, with a picnic.

Visit a 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.

Valldemossa and Deià

Driving 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.

The old ruined castle at Alaró

Make your way to the top of the hill to Castell d'Alaró - take water to drink as the last part of the journey has to be done on foot. The views from the top are breathtakingly beautiful! On the way down enjoy a meal at the Restaurant Es Verger where they serve tasty roast lamb done in a traditional Mallorcan oven.

Sunday Market in Pollença

The market in Pollença is a colourful bustling event where you can buy 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.

Lluc Monastery - not only a monastery

Follow the mountain road from Pollença to Lluc Monastery. Visit the museum and the chapel where you may be fortunate to hear the Blauets Choir sing. Don't miss the small botanic garden at the back of the monastery which takes about 15 minutes to walk round or the rock formation in the shape of a camel.

Local beaches

The beach at Port de Pollença is spacious and has all amenities with parking along the seafront. Cala Sant Vicenç has 2 small beaches and the Formentor beach, although further away, is worth spending the day at.

Caves of 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, go to Portocristo on the east coast and visit the Caves of Drach.

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 L'Horta.

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.

Water parks, Marineland and Aquarium

The nearest waterpark to Pollença is Hidropark 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 excellent Aquarium at Ca'n Pastilla.

Explore the old town of Pollença

Spend time walking around the town of Pollença, browsing in the quaint little shops and making the effort to climb the 365 steps up to Calvary church before sitting down for a drink and dinner in one of the pedestrianised squares.

Snorkelling at Mal Pas

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

Old Roman town of Alcúdia

Tuesday market in Old Alcúdia is interesting and has a plentiful supply of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, then just stroll round the pedestrianised old Roman town where caper plants are growing out of the main massive thick stone walls surrounding the town.

Nearby

Towns

Pollença 5 mins
Port de Pollença 10 mins

Beaches

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

Airports

Palma 40 mins
Times are approximate

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