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Magnificent 18th Century Farmhouse with sister Cottage. Both with own Pools - Casa Merdeka Farmhouse

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Superb Farmhouse or Cottage

Casa Merdeka is our beautifully renovated and traditionally furnished 18th Century farmhouse home. It is situated in one of Menorca's large, ecologically protected areas so is totally private and very peaceful. The shops, restaurants and the harbour at Mahon can be reached in 10 minutes drive. The sheltered fishing village of Es Grau with its safe sandy beach is 7 minutes away by car.

The Cottage is totally private, separate and secluded and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and its own private pool. EACH PROPERTY IS LET INDEPENDENTLY AND HAVE DIFFERENT CHANGEOVER DAYS

INSIDE THE FARMHOUSE

7 Bedrooms beautifully appointed (3 kingsize/ double & 4 twin). All with private en-suite facilities and access to outside terraces which are shaded by pergolas

All rooms have ceiling fans

Sitting Room - A large beamed lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. Comfy sofas & seating and full SKY TV & DVD system. Additional card & board games are available.

Indoor dining is round an extensive oak refectory table with seating for 10 people but summer dining is all outside

Kitchen - a traditionally tiled and fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher

Laundry - a separate laundry with washing machines and outside drying area.

FARMHOUSE - OUTSIDE AREA

Outside Summer Dining - we have a lovely large tiled table seats up to 14 under a shaded pergola outside the kitchen door. A tiled servery & extra fridge ensure this is a perfect dining place with all facilities to hand. The outside Bar is a short step away across the terrace where a Mahon gin & tonic can start the evening dinner session. A large charcoal BBQ is built in next to the bar and paella pans & rings are available if you feel like trying your hand at traditional Spanish cooking.

Terraces & Pergolas - the farmhouse is surrounded by extensive shaded terrace areas with comfortable sunbeds and seating perfect for relaxing and reading.

Swimming pool - a large L shaped pool, 8m x 8m, with broad Roman Steps at one end which are perfect for sitting or lounging on in the water and provide an ideal play area for young children under supervision.

Gardens & Grounds - We have a number of different garden areas for you to enjoy. Near to the house around the pool are the garden terraces with a wide variety of colourful shrubs. The paved orchard has pear and quince trees and a shaded grotto area for quiet reading. The water garden had a lovely lily covered pool with goldfish, waterfalls and a shaded swing seat. Outside the walls of the gardens the grounds stretch into pine woodlands, mown pasture and managed Mediterranean woodlands and banks These are the areas to explore and use for sport recreation

Sports Activities - We have an outdoor table tennis table in the orchard, a volley ball/badminton court outside the back gate and mown pastures for football/cricket

Please take a look at our video link on the Facilities tab of this website

More Details

Owner
Barbara Carter
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

Why Barbara Carter chose Mahon

We came to Menorca in the early '80's with our children to learn to sail. Merdeka was then a complete ruin - the farmhouse was roofless, open to the elements and the 'sitting room' was knee deep in nettles. The following year a British builder had started to renovate it and we bought into the project eventually acquiring the whole property in 1994. We were by this time retiring from our UK business and Merdeka became our 'job'. We spent most of our time out here refurbishing the Farmhouse and the Cottage, converting a laundry block into the Casetta, redesigning and working on the gardens and grounds. 20+ years on you can now enjoy the fruits of our labours. We still love it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent wonderful holidays in your beautiful Farmhouse. The pool and the gardens are amazing. Jenny and Andrew very helpful and nice. Thank you again.

Anne-Sophie Berrard and party, Paris , August 22nd 2014



Thank you so much for a wonderful week in this beautiful Cottage. I have visited Menorca at least 25 times and this Cottage has been perfect ! Peace and gorgeous accommodation. The pool has made my sister-in -law's grand daughter's holiday perfect- easy to watch her for the house. I love the walks down to the sea - completely unspoilt. Will be back. Diane Hodgson, co Durham, June 9th 2014.



We have been visiting Es Grau on and off for many years and not found a spot as perfect as this before. Peaceful and beautiful, the air full of juniper and pine. Thank you Jenny & Andrew for the lovely welcome and especially for the bougainvillea, hibiscus, chilled wine and for great mixture of friendliness and discretion. The Hunter family, London , July 28th 2014.



We have had a fantastic holiday. The weather has been extremely kind and the peaceful atmosphere here at Merdeka has been just the ticket. There is so much beauty in nature and the sea at this time of year is wonderful. Special thanks to Jenny and Andrew for all their discrete support - it has been a great comfort to us just knowing they are there. Richard & Jan Jones, N Wales, October 10th 2014



We had a wonderful holiday in the Cottage. We have holiday'd in Menorca for 26+ years & had many wonderful times but this was special. Your brochure expressed the romance & tranquility of Casa Merdeka & we found both in abundance. It is a delightful villa with a lovely pool & atmosphere. Carmel & Bill add to the sense of peace & happiness & Pimms gave us a lovely welcome on arrival. The weather was excellent & we were able to enjoy the holiday to the full & hardly left Es Grau/Mahon area at all. We just absorbed the local atmosphere. Roger & Sue Umney June/July 2011
Mar 2000
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Notes

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before arrival

Changeover Day:
Friday for the Farmhouse
Monday for the cottage
Can be flexible in May and October

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Mahon in Minorca (Menorca)

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bath room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bath room 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bath room 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bath room 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets allowed. Cots and high chairs are available. A telephone is available in the farmhouse only A welcome pack of essential supplies will be there when you arrive. Outside: Casa Merdeka: There are beautiful irrigated gardens, a paved orchard, a separate water garden with fishpool and fountains, a large 'L'shaped swimming pool with Roman steps at the shallow end. Extensive terrace areas with swing seats, sunbeds and tables and chairs for lounging in the sun or shade. A large tiled table under a pergola served by an outside barbecue and bar. Outside the 'back gate' is a volleyball court. The Cottage: Overlooking a lovely swimming pool and surrounded by paved terraces and backed by mature trees. It is a peaceful, magical place. Sun loungers on the terrace allow for relaxing and swimming in a totally private environment. There is a shady outside dining area fringed with bourgainvillea, served by a BBQ and softly illuminated at night.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Beautifully property perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, car is however essential. Property was clean and has all the essentials required to make your stay feel like home from home. I would highly recommend this beautiful property, this was our second stay and hopefully it won't be our last!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

First class property for families or friends

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property enabling an excellent family holiday --age span of 85 years to 3 years of age for 14 people. Enough space for everybody to enjoy doing their own thing if necessary! Ideally situated not far from the airport but in the countryside with lovely views and many things to see close by with car rental necessary.

The property is extremely well managed by a very knowledgeable concierge couple

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are all delighted that we were able to give you and your family a lovely memorable holiday. We look forward to seeing you all again sometime in the future
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5

Idyllic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week away - what an escapist treat with a lovely refreshing swimming pool. Beautiful surroundings with abundant wildlife (great for birdwatchers), with many exotic birds visible from the cottage. The cottage was spacious inside, excellently presented and the caretakers Andrew and Jenny, always very friendly and approachable, were always on hand if needed and were great for ideas for things to do or places to visit. We've stayed in many self-catering cottages over the years and this was one of the best. Well worth a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are all delighted we were able to give you a lovely holiday and we very much look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Merdeka - Simply Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 generations of our family for a 2 week vacation and Merdeka was just perfect. A beautiful farmhouse, with every amenity and lots of space for everyone, in a wonderful location. The lovely L-shaped swimming pool, with ample loungers and sun shades, kept both adults and kids amused for hours. Meals from breakfast to dinner were taken at a massive outdoor dining table, with the adjacent BBQ getting very well used.

The property is managed very efficiently by Jenny and Andrew, who were always around, without being intrusive, to help in any way.

When we did drag ourselves away Es Grau, 5 minutes in the car, had an excellent, safe beach and 2 very good restaurants.

All in all an excellent experience, which we would unreservedly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect property

  • 5 of 5

Simply a beautiful villa, has everything you will ever need to make your holiday perfect. Jenny and Andrew were on hand for anything you needed. Amazing time. You will however need a car if you want to eat out or go to a beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for three generation holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded villa in a rural setting but only 15 minutes from the airport and central Mahon . Plenty of space for all 14 of us being three generations from 8 months to 66 years . The caretakers of the villa Jenny and Andrew we're welcoming and unobtrusive and cooked two great meals ( Tapas and Provençal ) and baby set . A stress free holiday in magnificent surroundings with a magnificent pool and outdoor dining area and bar . One of those places you really want to return to especially with the sunny weather we enjoyed all the time !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are absolutely delighted we were able to provide you with the perfect venue and service for your family celebration. Thank you for your post and your kind remarks. We hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future. Barbara Carter
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