S'Olivar

South / South East Mallorca

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  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to pool/covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Utility room (washing machine). Twin bedroom (A/C) with door to covered terrace. Two double bedrooms (each with A/C). Bathroom. Shower room.
  • First Floor: Landing with door to terrace. Principal double bedroom (A/C) with dressing area and en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Shaped, private swimming pool (10m on infinity edge x 4m) with corner Roman steps. In built barbecue. Table Tennis. Substantial open and covered terraces. Private parking.

Meandering along the scenic country roads just outside the market town of Felanitx, we found ourselves on a quiet rural track gently winding its way through the fields. Nestling on a rise in the land at the end of its own unmade driveway in a magnificent position we chanced upon this gem of a property! And what a discovery it is. Delightful, sleepy surroundings, spectacular views, peace and privacy are all assured in this quite stunning location which is at the same time within easy distance of all amenities including good restaurants and many lovely sandy beaches.

Extending across almost nine acres of private land the bucolic views from S’Olivar’s terraces and balconies take in Felanitx, Campos, the iconic hilltop monastery of Sant Salvador, distant Tramuntana Mountains and, on the clearest days even the sea and neighbouring Cabrera island. Taking a cooling dip in the good size private pool is the essence of relaxation; a long infinity edge to one side looks out over olive groves, pine woods and fields of carob, almond and citrus yet magically disappears at eye level as the soothing shades of water and horizon seamlessly merge into a vivid azure collage.

Bursting with Mallorcan character the interior bears all the hallmarks of an attentive, caring owner. And Juan is the man responsible. Selflessly dedicating almost 100% of his time to the project, over a period of two years Juan transformed this 200 year old farmhouse (formerly his family home) into the inviting, comfortably appointed and welcoming property it is today. Flowing easily over two floors, the generously proportioned accommodation is light, airy and calming, full of charm and captures attention through endearing character features that include vaulted beamed ceilings, terracotta tiles, oversized ‘Victorian-style’ shower heads as well as recycled antique hooks and door handles. You might say this is stylish country living… with a 21st Century twist.

Notable for its undulating, emblematic row of windmills, colourful ceramics and tasty ‘sobrasada de porc negra’ (spicy pork sausage), the market town of Felanitx where all amenities can be found is only a10 minute drive as is cosmopolitan Cala d’Or in the other direction. Fascinating young and old alike, the tenebrous Caves of Drach and many unspoilt sandy beaches (including several of our favourites, Cala Sa Nau, Cala Mondragó, Cala Figuera and Cala Llombards) are all easily reached.

For golfers the highly rated Club Vall d’Or is a 15 minute drive and various local restaurants lie dotted around the countryside. The waterfront cafés of Porto Colom (12km) serve excellent seafood with the restaurant Sa Sinia reputedly being a favourite of the Spanish Royal Family.  Palma, about a 40 minute drive, has so much to offer including a thriving harbour, circular Bellver castle, vast Gothic cathedral, chic tree-lined boulevards and, of course, a wealth of wonderful restaurants.

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Great Things to Do Near S'Olivar

The famous caves of Drach

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. Visits are on the hour. Further north, at Canyamel, are the Caves of Artà which are not quite so commercial.

Sunday market in Felanitx

The market in Felanitx 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.

Sant Salvador Monastery and sunset

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.

Local beaches and coves

The east coast of Mallorca has several coves and beaches which are safe for children, and others that are fun for snorkelling. The most popular beaches are Cala Sa Nau, S'Amarador, Cala Mondragó, Cala Llombards and a little further away Es Trenc.

Cheese Factory (Formatges Burguera )

Visit one of the several Mallorcan family-run cheese making factories which is not far away on the road from Campos to Colonia de San Jordi km 7. Mon – Fri 08.30 – 11.00 & 14.30 – 19.00 hrs. Tel : 971 655435

Es Salobrar

Es Salobrar, an area that lies inland from Es Trenc, is one of the natural zones of great ecological value near Campos; many varied birds and other species of animal visit and live in Es Salobrar. Rush, tamarisk and sea fennel form a special landscape of great interest - map of general interest can be obtained free from Tourist Information in Campos.

Ses Salines.

Drive to the sleepy, attractive town of Ses Salines where there are bars, restaurants and interesting local shops. Stop and have a coffee in Manolo?s bar and watch the world go by. There is an ancient monument – Talayot - located just outside the town (signposted).

The Calvario of Felanitx

The Calvario of Felanitx is reached on foot up steps behind the town. Drive up the road Carrer Bellpuig (beside the supermarket Caprabo) continue over the roundabout, down to the square Plaça Pax. This is a blue pay zone where you can park the car. Walk left out of the square over Carrer Dameto up Carrer Nunez, turn right at the top of the hill (cul de sac sign). Go along this road for a short way and you will see the steps on your left by a sign Carrer des Cavellets.

An evening stroll before dinner

The small fishing ports of Portocolom and Portopetro are congenial for a stroll around the quayside and a meal sitting on the terrace of one of the restaurants overlooking the picturesque harbours.There are also boat trips available during the day from these two harbours where you can appreciate the beauty of the eastern coastline.

Windmills

The Mallorcan tourist board has designed a route to see the various windmills in the Campos area. (A free map is a available from Tourist Information in the centre of Campos.)

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.

Sóller and its Port by train

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

Mondragó Natural Park.

Sign posted from Alqueria Blanca direction coast. It is possible to hire a horse from Rancho Jaume, near Porto Petro. Open 09.00-13.00 & 15.00-19.00 hrs. Tel.629627063 or 637242228. It is also possible to hire bicycles, guided tour in local area Cala D’ Or. Tel 971659007. Bicycle hire is also available at Avda. Fernando Tarragó 19. Cala D’Or

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.

Gordiola Glass works

Visit the Gordiola glass works just outside the town of Algaida on the Manacor – Palma road. Gordiola glass was established in 1719. You can watch craftsmen working, and see the kilns, museum and shop. Open every day 09.00-19.30 hrs. Tel.971 665046.

Visit Palma Aquarium

Discover the marine world’s best kept secrets by embarking on a wonderful adventure through this marine park featuring more than 8000 animals of 700 different species and more than 5 million litres of salt water. You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities which combine education and fun, suitable for all ages.Open daily. Check website for actual opening hours: Palmaaquarium.com or phone: (00 34) 902 702 902.

Inca for a shopping expedition

A short drive on the motorway takes you to Inca which has a good shopping centre but also has several leather factory outlets including Camper shoes. Nearby is Puig de Magdalena (puig = hillock, pronounced pooch) with a little chapel at the top and a restaurant which serves good typical Mallorcan food while enjoying the most splendid view over the surrounding countryside.

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. The local council offer a free guided tour around the historical centre of Alcúdia old town on Wednesdays & Fridays during the summer months.

Alfàbia gardens

If you enjoy gardens, these Moorish gardens, right at the entrance to the Sóller tunnel, are a must. They are cool on a hot day, with lots of water and wonderful trees and exotic plants to admire. A small bar serves fresh orange and lemon juice.

Cabrera is an island off Mallorca`s south east corner.

A National Park and Marine Reserve, this is a wonderful day trip for those interested in nature and history. You can climb to the castle towering above a harbour used as a place of refuge since Roman times, swim in crystal waters, and visit the island’s museum. Bring your own picnic or buy lunch onboard. The trip home includes a visit to the Blue Cave. Daily trips from Colonia Sant Jordi.Reservations: Tel 971 649034

Nearby

Towns

Felanitx 10 mins
Portocolom Harbour 20 mins
Cala d'Or 20 mins

Beaches

Cala Gran 20 mins
Cala sa Nau 20 mins
Es Trenc 30 mins
Cala Mondragó 35 mins

Airports

Palma 40 mins
Times are approximate

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