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Magnificent 18th Century Farmhouse & separate Cottage each with private pool - Private 3 Bedroom Cottage with own swimming pool



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
7 bedroom Farmhouse & 3 bedroom Cottage in peaceful, private estate

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


Bedrooms - There are 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms - 3 kingsize double & 4 twin. Each bedroom has its own 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 surround a satellite TV which gives access to Sky channels, BBC & ITV. Additional entertainment is provided by a DVD player and numerous card/board games.

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

Kitchen - an attractive traditionally tiled farmhouse kitchen has all modern facilities: ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and is fully equipped with all the gadgets, crockery, cutlery etc that we require when we are in residence

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


Outside Summer Dining - we have a lovely large tiled table seats up to 14 under a shaded pergola on the terrace, just 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

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More Details

Details for holiday cottage Private 3 Bedroom Cottage with own swimming pool, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Totally separate secluded 3 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage with its own swimming pool which accommodates 6 people. It is approached via its own driveway.

Master suite with king sized double bed, en-suite dressing room and shower room. This bedroom opens directly onto the swimming pool terrace.

2 further twin bedded rooms share a bath/shower room.

Lovely large kitchen and living room. The kitchen is completely fitted with all amenities: split level oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. There is also a sturdy table and 6 chairs for inside dining.

The living room has comfortable sofas and is equipped with satellite TV and DVD and CD player.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Just wow wow wow

Loved the little cottage - relaxing by the pool watching the birds. Jenny and Andrew were so very welcoming helpful and discrete. The all important wifi for teenagers was good and peace for the parents, real sanctuary.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are all delighted that we were able to give you and your family a fantastic holiday. Hope to see you all again sometime in the future
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A slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth time staying at The Cottage.

The Cottage, the sparkling private pool, the tranquil surroundings and Andrew and Jenny all make it the perfect holiday.

We arrived to a warm welcome from Andrew and Jenny, who had the cottage looking spotless, provided a very comprehensive grocery pack and a bottle of wine on ice. So there was no need to do anything but relax.

There is easy access to Mahon for shopping, restaurants and wandering around the harbour.

It's only a five minute drive to the lovely beach at Es Grau...the perfect place for a sundowner at the beach bar.

For nights in we highly recommend booking Andrew and Jenny to cater for you. They are fantastic hosts and their Spanish Tapas meal is superb.

Can't wait until the next time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you folks ! Looking forward to seeing you again next year ! Barbara Andrew & Jenny
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Two weeks in our own piece of Menorcan paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Jenny and Andrew on our arrival, everything was perfect. The Cottage was spotless and the food items and wine chilling were a very nice touch. Jenny and Andrew are great ambassadors for the owner, they know the property and area very well and gave excellent advice.

We were looking forward to a restful fortnight and we certainly got that. Facilities at the Cottage and pool area were great. Nice shady areas and a super sunny pool and possibly the most comfortable holiday bed we have slept in!! The surrounding countryside was stunning with so much wildlife, it kept us entertained for hours.

Would we recommend this property, of course. Would we return, most definitely.

Michael and Bridget Maher

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted, Bridget, that our Cottage lived up to all the expectations we discussed in our conversations and that you had a lovely peaceful holiday time. It will have been a nice reintroduction for you to our beautiful island and we really look forward to seeing you again
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Greater Manchester

18th August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Menorca and first time booking a villa. Lots of emails between myself and the owner provided reassurance!

We just wanted a week of pure relaxation and downtime and got it. The villa is in a remote, peaceful location, yet still close to amenities by car.

The villa was lovely, clean and fully equipped. The couple who look after the villa live nearby and welcomed us with a chilled bottle of wine and some provisions. It was reassuring to know they were close by should we need them but they didn't intrude.

Kids were straight into the pool which was well kept and lots floats and toys


Spent most of week chilling by the pool but also visited beach at Es Grau and had a few trips to Mahon and enjoyed a boat trip around the port.

Hope to go back again in the future. A truly wonderful, tranquil location for a good rest.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Menorca Airport (Mahon) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Mahon at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Es Grau at 5 Kilometres


We are 7 minutes drive to Es Grau beach or a 0.5 hour walk to the coast to join the Cami de Cavals, the long distance coastal path that circumnavigates Menorca


Mahon airport is 15 minutes.

Car hire is essential. We can help and advise with flight arrangements and car hire.


Mahon,the capital of Menorca, with its spectacular natural harbour fringed with bars and restaurants is 10 minutes drive away. There are excellent supermarkets here plus banks,shops, and all the amenities you would associate with a smart regional capital. There are many marinas along the harbour and it is possible to charter a yacht or motor cruiser for a day or longer. Tourist launches take passengers round the harbour (the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world) on informative cruises and you can finish off with a trip round the Xoriguer Gin factory and sample Menorca's distinctive tipple

Es Grau, a fishing village in a sheltered bay with a safe sandy beach and very shallow water is ideal for young children and is just a 7 minute drive away. Sailing dinghies, windsurfers and kayaks are available for hire and a small motor boat takes trips to the uninhabited Isle de Colom for a spell on 'Robinson Crusoe' beach.There are also bars, beachside restaurants and a small friendly supermarket

Further Details:

Jenny & Andrew are our concierge couple who look after the property and grounds on a day-to-day basis and are willing to babysit, cater and provide extra cleaning/laundry if required. They will also provide information and suzapport.

The countryside around our farmhouse is totally protected as a special ecological area and there are some lovely walks and lots of bird watching opportunities. In Spring the hedgerows (and our fields) are a mass of wild flowers. Menorca is one of Europe's last bastions of unspoilt countryside and nature and the area around our home is one of the most tranquil and beautiful parts of the island. Just a few minutes away is S'Albufera, a huge freshwater inland lake which has been designated as one of the primary bird sanctuaries for the migration of birds across Europe


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
22 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
5 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
26 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
10 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
4 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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.

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