Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Split level open plan living/dining room (Sat TV, DVD, CD, WiFi). Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to covered front terrace. Pantry. Utility room (washing machine). Inner hallway with doors to rear patio. Double bedroom (A/C). Shower room.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom (bath plus a separate shower). Twin bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom (A/C). Bathroom with sloped ceiling (bath plus a separate shower).
  • Outside: Shaded sitting/dining terrace. Covered in built barbecue house. Sun terrace. Table tennis. Lawned grounds. Gated private parking.
  • Gated and raised private swimming pool (8m x 6m) with corner Roman steps.

Bursting with charm and olde-worlde Mallorcan character, peacefully located and beautifully looked after, Son Pou exemplifies that heady mix of desirable holiday attributes so often sought, so rarely found! Tucked away in soothing bucolic environs, conveniently equidistant between Pollença and the magnificent sandy beach of Port de Pollença, this is a perfect property in which to escape from everyday hustle and bustle and enjoy an appealingly unspoilt corner of Mallorca whist maintaining easy access to all amenities (including many first-rate restaurants).

Dating from the late eighteenth century (and still in the same family ownership) it is such a pleasure to see so many original and traditional farmhouse features either lovingly preserved or faithfully replicated. Thick walls of cooling whitewash or exposed local stone, patterned floor tiles, wide archways, substantial hardwood ceiling beams and chunky, studded oak doors are all in eye-catching evidence.

Subtle use of the island’s distinct patterned fabrics can be seen in cushions, seat covers and curtains alongside a striking selection of colourful artwork depicting island life, scenery, flora and fauna.

Externally, the property’s well-preserved original water well and bread oven have assumed ornamental purpose in the covered barbecue house; an eclectic collection of antique farming implements, barrels, benches and substantial olive oil ‘jarras’ is caringly displayed in the former stable, old animal pens quirkily border the rear patio and the long, shaded front terrace offers welcome refuge for al fresco dining, reclining, reading (or snoozing!) when temperatures hit their height.

Principle feature of the enclosed garden, the larger than average private pool is a real ‘sun trap’; being raised above ground level allows far-reaching rural views from the sun terrace and gated access enhances peace of mind for parents of younger children.

Well-marked cycling and walking trails abound in this area as well as the nearby Tramuntana foothills. Beaches, shops, restaurants, boat hire, water sports and golf are all within a ten minute drive or why not take the efficient local train from Sa Pobla (17km) and enjoy a day trip to Inca market (Thursday) or the vibrant capital Palma.

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Great Things to Do Near Son Pou

Cala San Vicente

This delightful spot has 4 sandy cove beaches where the waters are crystal clear and ideal for snorkelling. There are a good selection of beachside bars and restaurants where a cooling drink or a delightful meal of fresh fish can be enjoyed while overlooking the beach.

Explore the old town of Pollença

Stroll around the old town of Pollença. It's definitely worth 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.

Planetarium

On the road between Sencelles and Costitx is the Mallorca Planetarium where in the evenings from Tuesday to Saturday, they show a programme about the stars and, weather permitting, a look at the stars and moon through enormous telescopes. (Best to book.)Tel: (09.30-13.30) 689 686 557 or 649 997 752.cienciaplanetarium@gmail.com

Go to the market!

Pollença market on Sunday morning is a colourful bustling event where you can buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a few souvenirs and presents. Have a look inside the church which is very impressive.

Puig de Maria

The start of the walk uphill to Puig de Maria (puig=hillock) is just before the rooster roundabout on the right of the main road towards Port de Pollença. It's best to go first thing in the morning, wearing sensible shoes and don't forget your camera. Take a bottle of water with you although there is a bar at the top.

Snorkelling at Mal Pas

If you would like to do some snorkelling in clear, deep water, go towards Alcúdia, turn off towards the La Victoria headland until you reach Mal Pas. Beside a fish restaurant serving lobster (choose your own), there is an excellent area off the rocks for snorkelling.

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.

The old ruined castle at Alaró

Make your way to the top of 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.

Visit Palma

Don't worry about driving into Palma, the capital. Take the local electric train from Inca or Santa Maria for a Palma shopping and/or cultural visit. There are so many places to see and you can even do a sightseeing tour on an open-top double decker bus with commentaries in English.

Visit to 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.

Play a round of golf!

Mallorca has a great variety of golf courses and the closest to Puerto Pollença is the 9-hole course at Pollença. Aucanada has an 18-hole course with beautiful views overlooking the Bay of Alcúdia.

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.

Go out in a boat

Boat 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 round the headlands.

Beach at Port de Pollença

At Port de Pollença the beach is spacious, has all amenities, parking along the seafront, and if it gets too hot there is a little playground in a small wood for a respite from the sun.

Waterparks, Marineland and Aquarium

The nearest water park to Pollença is 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.

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.

Scenic drive to the north east

Heading in a south easterly direction, drive through the resorts of Playa de Muro and 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 building, then visit the Poblat de Ses Païsses before carrying on to Capdepera to see the castle.

Lluc is not just a monastery

Take the mountain road from Pollença to the Monastery at Lluc. Visit the museum and the chapel - you may be fortunate enough to hear the Blauets Choir singing. Make your way to the huge cross behind the monastery for the fabulous views out to sea.

Visit another island - Menorca!

Menorca is just 25 miles away, it is a great island to explore with lots of undeveloped coves. Mahón, the capital, and Cuitadella have beautiful architecture and excellent waterfront restaurants. Daily ferry from Cala Ratjada to Cuitadella.Reservations : Tel Cape Balear 902 100 444

Birdwatchers’ Paradise

Ornithologists will know about the birdwatching area at the Albufera and Albufereta, where you can see several different species of wading birds, amongst others, especially during the migrating season.

Nearby

Towns

Pollença 5 mins
Port de Pollença 5 mins

Beaches

Bahia de Pollença 5 mins
Cala San Vicenç 10 mins
Formentor 20 mins

Airports

Palma 45 mins
Times are approximate

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