House in Fornalutx, Mallorca, Balearic Islands - Peacefully Situated Near the River, Yet Very Close to the Village Centre
Ca'n Taronja (The house of oranges) is situated in a quiet part of Fornalutx, a traditional mountain village located within the Sierra de Traumuntana National Park, which has recently been granted the status of a 'World Heritage Site'. The house is located close to the "Torrent Major", overlooking a charming little garden of orange trees. It has been tastefully restored by a local architect, and combines traditional appearance with contemporary style. Built from local honey-coloured limestone, and featuring traditional dark green shutters, the house fits beautifully into this picturesque village. The intertior has white walls, terracotta floors, exposed timber beams and a wood-burning stove. It also has a roof terrace for out-door dining with superb views over the mountains. The charming village square with cafes, grocery store, bank and pharmacy is only 150 metres away. From the front door there are stunning walks up into the mountains, following streams and spectacular waterfalls, or more leisurely rambles along the beautiful valley lined with olive, orange, lemon & almond trees.
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About the Owner
Carol and I are originally from the North of England, and currently live in Cardiff, South Wales.We hold professional roles within the Public and Healthcare sectors. We first visited Mallorca in 2003, following a recommendation from friends who had enjoyed a walking holiday in this truly remarkable part of the island. We immediately fell in love with the whole area, but could never have imagined that we would one day be fortunate enough to own our own property in such a wonderful place.
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From the Owner
“The ancient village of Fornalutx with it's honey-coloured stone houses, and terracotta roof tiles, nestles in the foothills of the Sierra de Traumuntana mountains. Surrounded by olives trees, and terraced orange groves, this verdant landscape embodies the truly magnificent beauty of North West Mallorca. The village itself enjoys special protection as a conservation area, and the whole area has been awarded World Heritage Status.This charming village continues to uphold Mallorquin culture, maintaining its traditions and providing an insight into the 'Real Mallorca'. The characterful and atmospheric town of Soller, with its wonderful main square, and pavement cafes is easily accessible,as too is Puerto Soller where an excellent array of restaurants surround the picturesque harbour and marina.”
Activity and Interests
It is a 10 minute drive to the beautiful bay of Puerto Soller with it's sandy beach, watersports,and wide selection of cafes, winebars and restaurants. There's a very quaint old wooden tram from Soller to Puerto Soller, passing through orange and lemon groves, before travelling along the water front to the marina. Soller, with it's beautiful architecture, interesting shops, attractive town square,and bustling pavement cafes, is a 3km walk from Ca'n Taronja.
Palma International airport is 30 mins by car through the toll-tunnel. It is possible if your flight arrives early enough in the day to use a bus to Palma and then take the wooden train to Soller, followed by taxi for the last 3km to Fornalutx. Everything you are likely to need is available in Fornalutx but obviously if you want to explore the rest of this unspoilt area, a car is advisable.
Biniaraix 1km Soller 3km
Puerto Soller 6km
Son Termens Golf Course 16km
Palma 30km (Through Toll Tunnel)
Valdemosa to the West and Lluc monastery to the East each take about 45 minutes with Pollensa taking about an hour.
Ca'n Taronja has an ideal location for walkers of varying fitness with mountain hikes or more level ridge walks. The flora is magnificent and the local villages beautifully preserved; this is the REAL Mallorca! There are seversl traditional Mallorquin retaurants close by and the Cafe in the square offers traditional Tapas at lunchtime.
Soller is an ancient town with bustling atmosphere, a daily indoor market for fresh fish and local produce, interesting shops, pavement cafes and restaurants and the antique tram which runs through nearby fincas down to Puerto Soller.The attractive town square also has examples of architecture influernced by the famous spansih architect Antonio Gaudi.
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1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Deposit £150 per week at time of booking with balance due six weeks before arrival. Price includes final cleaning and laundry of bed linen and towels.
We try to be flexible about dates but normally departure is requested by 10am and arrivals after 4pm.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Ca'n Taronja combines a quiet and beautiful location, with the convenience of being only a few hundred meters from the village square. The village shop and bakery are only a couple of minutes walk from the house, making it only too easy to have freshly baked bread and patries for breakfast ! Although the village is far from commercialized, there are a number of small bars and local restaurants which also add to the general ambiance. A regular pleasure is to be able to walk to the local cantina's to enjoy typical Mallorquin cooking and the welcoming hospitality provided by our friends and neighbours in the village.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom is stylish, fully tiled with power shower.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One large double bedroom with excellent quality double bed, antique chest, teak chest of drawers, hand made olive wood chairs; the bathroom is adjacent.
- Notes on accommodation: The house is designed for use by a couple and is not suitable for children. Please note - this is a NON-SMOKING property. Outside: The roof terrace is furnished with teak table and chairs, sun umbrella and retractable washing line. It is very private with mountain views, including a glimpse of Puig Major, the highest mountain in Mallorca. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided but please bring your own beach towels. Final cleaning and laundry is included. No maid service. Other: Studio area with chair on the top floor with access to the roof terrace. A wood-burning stove in the living room, which keeps the whole house warm in the winter months. Oil filled radiators for each room and a large cooling fan for the summer months.