Ses Tanquetes

South / South East Mallorca

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Kitchen/diner (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to barbecue terrace. Double bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Shower room (washing machine).
  • First floor: Living room cum landing area (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, balcony). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom (A/C). Bathroom.
  • Outside: Lawn. Garden. Covered barbecue/dining terrace (ceiling fan). Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps and handrail.

This large, imposing and spacious former farmhouse basks in three acres of private grounds on the outskirts of sleepy S'Horta. All amenities, including a local tapas bar, are within walking distance and one of Mallorca's prettiest cove beaches just 4.5km away.

Internally, quality furnishings, fixtures and fittings are enhanced by traditional, tasteful décor. Pictures of rural scenes (handiwork of the house owner herself) adorn the expansive dining hall and many character features have been carefully preserved. Exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and hand painted local tiles are all very much in evidence. The stylish kitchen is very well equipped and conveniently adjacent to a most impressive covered barbecue terrace that looks onto the garden and private pool.

From the first floor, striking views stretch out across a swathe of countryside to the sparkling sea; a quite marvellous panorama encompassing the indented coastline between the fishing villages of Portocolom on the left and Portopetro on the right.

Reached by a winding country lane through carob trees, the nearest beach, Cala Sa Nau (4.5km), is also one of the island's finest - a charming cove with white sand and clear, sparkling waters. Several more unspoilt beaches are easily found within a 20 minute drive, the Vall d'Or golf course is only 2km and various watersports including scuba diving and boat hire are on offer in nearby Cala d'Or and Portopetro.

S'Horta is home to a couple of minimarkets, a chemist, tapas bar and two cafés . A stroll of 1.2km takes you to a Thai/pizzeria (!) with the well known Bona Taula restaurant 200m further. Various eateries dot the surrounding country lanes and there are many good fish restaurants in both Portocolom and around the impressive marina at Cala d'Or.

Please note: While the bedroom capacity at Ses Tanquetes is suitable for eight (per details above) the maximum number of guests permitted at the property is six.
Air conditioning is available in three bedrooms (per details above) and is on a timer.

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Great Things to Do Near Ses Tanquetes

Palma, an interesting and beautiful 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.

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.

A boat trip to the 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

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.

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.

Sunset from 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 enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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. Also in the same area are the Caves of Hams. Further north, at Canyamel, are the Caves of Artà which are not quite so commercial. Visits are usually on the hour.

Flora and fauna at Es Salobrar

Es Salobrar, an area inland from Es Trenc beach, is one of the natural zones of great ecological value. Many varied birds and other animal life, as well as a wide variety of flora (including rush, tamarisk and sea fennel) are to be found here.

Visit one of the local wineries

There are several wineries open to the public in Mallorca. Jaume Mesquida de Mallorca, in the street C/ de la Vileta 7 in Porreres, is a family-run business founded in 1945 which produces wines of the Pla and Llevant areas.

A day trip to Sóller by train

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 enjoy sitting in the main square in Sóller and enjoy the atmosphere.

Walk to the Castell de Santueri

If you are keen walkers, it is possible to walk from the Puig de Sant Salvador to the ruined Castell de Santueri, an Arab fortress. Or you can drive up a narrow winding road from the Felanitx-Cas Concos road. Magnificent views over the coastline from the top.

An historic manor house

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.

Go for a short ride to S'Alqueria Blanca

S'Alqueria Blanca is a small nearby town with a good local bakery, tapas bar, restaurants and newsagents. Then drive up the hill to the Oratori de La Consolació, a small chapel at the top of the hill with sweeping views across the sea.

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.

Visit a prehistoric settlement

There are several prehistoric settlements on the island. Near to Portocolom is the one known as Closos de Can Gaià, which has at least nine identifiable navetes, one of the most important best preserved in Mallorca

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.

Visit a local cheese factory

Just outside Campos, on the road to Colònia de Sant Jordi, is a cheese factory, Formatges Burguera, a family-run business which is open to the public at certain times. In the area of Campos, you will also see a variety of colourful renovated windmills.

Waterparks and Marineland

For those who enjoy waterparks, try Aqualand at S'Arenal - it can get crowded and best to take a picnic! Marineland, in Costa den Blanes, has wonderful dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows.

In the direction of Ses Salines

Drive to the sleepy town of Ses Salines, stop and have a coffee in Manolo's bar, and then go on to Botanicactus where you can see about 1,000 species of plants covering an area of 150,000 sq.ms. Just outside Ses Salines you can also visit an ancient monument - Talayot.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Cala d'Or 5 mins
s'Horta 10 mins
Portocolom 10 mins

Beaches

Cala sa Nau 10 mins
Cala Mitjana 10 mins
Cala Mondragó 25 mins

Airports

Palma 45 mins
Times are approximate

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