Son Genet

Central Mallorca

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Accommodation

  • Naranja:
  • Ground floor: Living room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, pool table). Dining room with doors to shaded terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with doors to dining terrace. Shower room. Hallway (leading through to 'Limon') off of which are... door into split-level private suite: Double bed on mezzanine/first floor level (A/C). Ensuite shower room and dressing room on lower/ground floor level... staircase to first floor: Double bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom (A/C).
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  • Limon:
  • Ground floor: Sitting/reading room. Shower room. Staircase to...
  • Middle floor: Double (or twin*) bedroom (A/C).
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Extensive decked sun terrace. Shower. Barbecue. Dining terrace. Table Tennis. Terraced grounds.
  • Private parking.Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m) with gated access.

The setting of Son Genet can truly be described as spectacular. Painstakingly refurbished, this stunning former farmhouse, bordered by lush citrus groves, sits in gorgeous private grounds just outside the hilltop village of Búger. From the poolside terraces there are very impressive views across to the Massanella and Tomir peaks of the Tramuntana mountains on one side and all the way to the north coast on the other. Everything about Son Genet oozes quality. A seamless blend of old and new with the original, centuries old, farmhouse stylishly renovated and very sympathetically extended to provide extremely comfortable and roomy living space.

The eye-catching interior decorated with style and imagination, remains tastefully in keeping with the property's pastoral location and origins. Exposed stonework, wooden beams, local ceramics and colour-washed walls abound. The large dining/kitchen features quality appliances, ample worktop space and a rustic style double sink.

Contemporary furnishings adorn the living room along with a fashionable and intriguingly eclectic collection of antique film posters.

Further enhancing privacy options for sharing families or groups of friends, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting/reading room have been recently added to the accommodation. Created from a part of the building that was formerly a grain store-cum-stables, this excellent addition to facilities (collectively named 'Limon') has been seamlessly integrated into the body of the house via an extension to the central hallway. Great care has been taken to ensure that décor and furnishings remain fully in keeping with the already established high standards of taste, style and quality in the original part of the property ('Naranja'). All five bedrooms are air conditioned and boast far-reaching views.

Old railway sleepers form the stairway leading up from the dining terrace to the private pool where the decked sun terrace is exceptionally spacious. This is an idyllic spot and a perfect place in which to relax to the sound of birdsong and the soft tinkle of sheep bells. From this commanding, elevated position the views to all points of the compass compete with each other for the right to be centre of attention.

A gated country track leads uphill to Búger (or it is an easy 4 minute drive) where amenities include a Saturday market, two local cafes and a popular bakery selling essential groceries and lovely fresh croissants of a morning (get there early though!).

Various beaches including the sweeping bay of Pollença are under 20 minutes away and it is 12km to both the famous bird sanctuary of S'Albufera and pretty, Old Alcúdia with its Roman history and respected restaurants. Several good local restaurants also dot the surrounding countryside.

* The bedroom on the middle floor of 'Limon' can be prepared as a double or a twin - please advise preference at time of booking.
As a courtesy to guests we have been asked by the owner of Son Genet (Toni) to mention that the citrus groves are harvested once a year by hand, usually around mid May - early June. The harvest is very low key and there remains little to no impact on your holiday privacy during this time.
 

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Great Things to Do Near Son Genet

Indulge yourselves!

Try the bakery in the village for fabulous locally-made pies, pastries and cakes!

Visit the Caves of Campanet

Sit in the square at Campanet and enjoy local life before a visit to the Caves of Campanet which are only about 7 kms from Búger in the countryside. These caves are particularly beautiful and interesting without being too commercialised. Entrance is on the hour and it takes about 40 minutes to go round. The caves are 400 metres long and were discovered by a shepherd just over 100 years ago.

Sunday morning market

On Sunday morning, an interesting market is held in Alcúdia, where you can stock up with freshly picked fruit and vegetables, as well as buying presents and souvenirs. Stroll round the pedestrianised old Roman town within its thick stone walls and enjoy a real Mallorcan town.

Hilltop views across Mallorca

Head towards Inca on the Ma-13 and come off at Exit 30 and follow the signs for Puig de Sta Magdalena (puig = hillock, pronounced pooch) . Visit the little chapel at the top, enjoy a typical Mallorcan meal while admiring the most splendid views over the surrounding countryside. From there, go into Inca which is a good shopping centre and has several leather factory outlets including Camper shoes.

Mallorca in the olden days!

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 - sample home-made local products. Or, in Esporles, La Granja is 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.

Paella on the beach

Spend a day at the beach between Ca'n Picafort and the area east of Alcúdia, at Ses Casetes des Capellans, where you can enjoy a tasty paella or seafood dishes at one of the beach restaurants while enjoying the sea and sun on a long and sandy beach.

Beautiful drive to Lluc Monastery

Drive through the countryside via Campanet, Moscari, Selva and Caimari, then follow the mountain road to the Monastery at Lluc. Visit the museum and chapel where you may be fortunate to hear the Blauets choir singing. Don't miss the small botanic garden at the back of the monastery which takes about 15 minutes to stroll around, or the rock formation in the shape of a camel.

Visit Palma, the capital city

Don't worry about driving into Palma. There is a regular local electric train from Sa Pobla station which takes you into Plaça Espanya for a Palma shopping and cultural visit. There are so many places to see and you can join a sightseeing tour on an open-top double decker bus with commentaries in English.

Scenic drive to the north-east

Going further afield, in an easterly direction, drive through Sa Pobla and take the road to Muro, through the agricultural lowlands to Ca'n Picafort and then towards Artà where one of the local trades is basket-making. Find 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 buildings, then visit the Poblat de Ses Païsses before carrying on to Capdepera to see the castle.

Sóller - one of the prettiest parts of the island

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

Boat trips round the bays

Boats 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.

Tramuntana Mountain scenery

Drive over the Tramuntana mountain roads taking in the spectacular scenery, stopping at the various viewpoints including the two lakes/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.

Nature Park at Santa Eugènia

The Nature Park for children at Santa Eugènia is an interesting zoo with small birds and animals, where they also help wounded creatures, as well trying to conserve fauna which is in danger of extinction.

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.

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.

Formentor 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 the view of El Colomer rock. The beach at Formentor is not very large and has clear shallow water ideal for children and grown ups alike, it's good for snorkelling too. Go early and take a picnic.

Visit a local vineyard

There are several vineyards in Mallorca where you can visit and try the wine – on the road to Lluc from Pollença KM 10,9, you will find Vinyes Mortitx, in Santa Maria is Bodegues Macià Batle on the main road from Santa Maria towards Consell, and in Binissalem is the famous Bodega José L. Ferrer. No visits during the grape harvest in September although the wine festival in Binissalem is worth joining in.

Palma Aquarium

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.

A fun day at the waterpark

A fun time out for all the family is a visit to the waterparks in Mallorca. The nearest one to Búger is in Port d'Alcúdia, where mini-golf is also available.

Explore Pollença

Spend an evening walking around the town of Pollença, making the effort to climb the 365 steps up to the Calvary church and browsing in the curious little shops, before sitting down to relax with a drink and dinner in one of the many popular restaurants in the pedestrianised squares.

Nearby

Towns

Campanet 5 mins
Búger 5 mins
Sa Pobla 10 mins
Pollença 15 mins

Beaches

Bahia de Pollença 20 mins
Bahia d'Alcúdia 20 mins
Cala San Vicenç 25 mins
Formentor 35 mins

Airports

Palma 30 mins
Times are approximate

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