The town of Sóller and its surrounding area is distinctly Franco-Spanish in architecture and cuisine – Mallorca’s first settlers were French -, and the long connection to France makes the area fascinating to explore. Orange and lemon fragrant blossoms balm the breeze in spring and fall. The Moors called the area known as Sóller the ‘golden valley’ with good reason; the light has attracted artists for centuries.
Holiday villa location
Nestled in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains with wide vistas of the Mediterranean sea, Villa Francisco is a classic Mallorcan 17th century finca converted to modern standards of minimalist aestheticism. Northwest Mallorca was accessible only by boat or donkey cart for hundreds of years due to the high peaks of the mountains and remains wild and pristine with its unusual traditions.
Overview of the villa
Architect Jose Garcia Ruiz impressive restoration maintains the integrity of Villa Francisco. The house is Spanish rustic minimalism, perfected. Throughout the house, the materials have been chosen and preserved carefully – local Santanyi marble, wood beams, white plaster with original stone feature walls, and carefully curated furnishings-reveal the original character of the building. Six bedrooms and Eight bathrooms and two kitchens provide all the modern amenities of a 5-star hotel. A beautiful pool, terraces, gardens, an original tafona (olive press), chapel and mill offer another view, how Mallorca was three centuries ago. The villa offers a perfect respite for a large group on a holistic retreat or an extended family vacation.
The villa has Six beautifully minimal bedrooms with modern, sleek Santanyi marble bathrooms ensuite are distributed throughout the three floors of the house. Many of the bedrooms have private terraces with views of the sea, mountains and terraced gardens of the estate. The glass doors frame the vistas of the surrounding landscape like paintings; what could be more beautiful?
Original cobblestone courtyards lead to the preserved olive press, chapel and mill and connect the interior spaces. A large chef’s kitchen is off the dining room which seats ten easily. There is an open plan living space has a flat-screen TV and carefully curated contemporary designer furnishings. Cozy nooks abound for reading or sitting by the fire in winter. One bedroom with an ensuite bathroom is accessible from the ground floor.
The first floor has two minimal modern bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. There are a well-appointed office space and a lounge with incredible views.
On the top floor of the house are three zen bedrooms, a lounge and a second kitchen.
Villa Francisco is a converted finca- an agrarian farm in Spanish- and the surrounding land remains as it has been for three centuries. Terraced olive groves, orange groves and classic Mediterranean gardens envelop the villa. There is a large pool with a canopied lounge and a large stone terrace with a dining area that seats 10-12 looking over the valley to the sea.
Housekeeping in included.
Outside living areas
Whether you wish to sunbath on the chaises longues by the pool overlooking the groves of oranges or watch the spectacular sunset over the sea, there are ample places to gather to spend time together or sit in solitude and watch the sky.
Good to know…
The estate is 37 km from the airport and 1.5 km from the sea in Port de Sóller. There are two kitchens, and chef services are available on request. The dining areas seat 10-12.
Things to do in Sóller and surrounding
Do you love to discover local culinary customs? Hike in the mountains? Swim in sea coves? If you decide to leave the house for an adventure, there is plenty to explore in the region of Northwest Mallorca.
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Sóller by day
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Sóller by night
Within a few minutes of the estate you will find excellent local gastronomy; from Michelin star restaurants to small family run tapas bars, so book a table in one of the wonderful restaurants in Sóller or Port de Sóller.
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