Just outside the sleepy country village of Campanet we came across what is, without exaggeration, one of the most appealing hideaway cottages we have ever discovered on Mallorca. Discretely tucked away in a wonderfully private location towards the end of an unmade country track, Es Mirador is a perfectly positioned, thoughtfully appointed and comfortably furnished property offering everything needed to provide the ideal holiday base. For honeymooners seeking a post-nuptial oasis of calm, or anyone simply seeking a restful, relaxing escape in what one might call the ‘real’ Mallorca, this place is very hard to beat!
Both inside and out, attention to detail is impressive with comfort and convenience having clearly been given priority. Décor and equipment are of a very high standard, furnishings have been chosen with taste and care. Selected thoughtful touches include an extremely well appointed kitchen, hydro-massage shower in the bathroom and air conditioning in the open plan living area and bedroom.
From the various spacious terraces that border the house, poolside and landscaped grounds, sweeping panoramic views can be savoured across the undulating Campanet Valley, a vision of pastoral perfection stretching as far as the pine clad foothills of the rugged Tramuntana Mountains. To the left hand side, Mallorca’s second highest peak, the Puig de Massanella (1365m), dominates the horizon further enhancing what is already one of the most striking of backdrops.
While this location is undoubtedly rural there are still good amenities close at hand. Campanet (1.1 km) is home to bakeries, minimarkets, a butcher, banks, several café/bars and a typical village market on Tuesday. There is a tennis court within 2.5 km and three restaurants within a fifteen minute drive (the one at the boutique hotel Monnaber Nou being particularly well regarded). The area is also well known for a series of fascinating subterranean caves that are opened regularly for public visits and which, being of a lower profile than other similar island attractions, rarely become crowded.
A little further afield, the beach at Playa de Muro is 16km, Pollença 19km and Port de Pollença with its sweeping sandy bay 26km. Palma can be easily reached by the train which starts at Sa Pobla (6.5km) and travels south via Inca to the island capital in about 55 minutes.
Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, A/C, wood burner). Kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, clothes dryer). Double bedroom (A/C). Bathroom (¾ bath with hydro-massage shower).
Outside: Various open and covered terraces (CD) on three levels. Poolside shower. Changing room with sauna and shower. Barbecue. Tiered, landscaped grounds. Table tennis. Private covered and open parking.
Private swimming pool (9m x 4m) with side Roman steps.