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Grand Traditional Stone Townhouse, Centre of Fornalutx

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Grand Townhouse with Pool in Fornalutx, - Spectacular Mountain Views Overlooking Colourful Plaça Espanya

Large traditional Family townhouse with roof terrace and private pool. Ideal location for enjoying Fornalutx's shops and bars.Free Parking nearby in the Olive Groves opposite the Pizzaria.

The house is on 3 floors and unsuitable for disabled or toddlers.

There is a housekeeper who will come after 1 week to change bed linen. If cleaning is required there is a small charge.

There is broadband and wifi connected.

Peggy Odqvist
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Peggy Odqvist

My name is Peggy and I currently live in our Warwickshire countryside home with my Swedish husband Michael and our cockapoodle Fifi.

Michael and I purchased our house 'C'an Chandre' in 1988 as a holiday home but spent nearly 15 years living in it permanently from 1993 onwards bringing up our daughter Cassandra there from the age of 5 years old.

We moved back to the UK in 2005 and now return to C'an Chandre for holidays as and when we all can with our large family and grandchildren.

The house has lots of character, lots of space and it's right in the heart of Fornalutx,just a short walk up the first flight of steps from the buzzing square (Placa) .

Peggy Odqvist purchased this house in 1980

Why Peggy Odqvist chose Fornalutx

C'an Chandre is a Grand Townhouse dating from 1100 originally a Moorish Merchants grand home. There is tons of character within the property.

We renovated the property when we bought it in 1988 and have continued to make improvements over the years most recently adding a small pool to the garden.

It is up the first steps up from the village square and doesn't have any direct car access.

It's suitable for Families with older children and it would also be ideal for cyclists.

There is a small side entrance to store bikes securely.

What makes this house unique

C'an Chandre is just a stones throw overlooking the vast valley and the square where all the buzz of the village comes to life. It is known to be the second largest townhouse in the whole village of Fornalutx so you will enjoy the vast space within the house as well as it's truly unique Mallorcan character.

Guestbook comments from the owner

C'an Chandre has a visitors book. We have had only favorable comments, our guests have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of staying in a thousand-year-old house!
Jun 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fornalutx in Serra de Tramuntana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, WC, separate shower. Large family bathroom with bath, separate shower & WC. Guest bathroom with shower/bath & WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with four poster double bed en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with four poster double bed. Bedroom 3 with four poster double bed. There are fold up single beds available also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Radiator heaters and ceiling fans in every room, 3 open wood burning fireplaces (kitchen, master bedroom and top living room with a wood burner suitable for use. The house is on 3 floors as it is expected in a mountain village there are 3 staircases. Outside: We put in a well-maintained saltwater pool last summer 2013 with shower. It has a custom built benched dining area, fridge, tiled work surface and BBQ. There is also a mini table and chairs ideal for breakfasting as well as two large sun loungers. There is an upstairs roof terrace leading up from the Master Bedroom with a wooden sun lounger, fridge and outdoor shower. Utility Room: Located in large family bathroom, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Should a visit by a maid be required throughout the stay this can be arranged at an extra cost. Other: Large top floor sitting/dining room/kitchenette with superb mountain views. TV, DVD player.


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Grand Traditional Stone Townhouse, Centre of Fornalutx
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Charm and interest in a most characterful property

  • 4 of 5

C'an Chandre delivers 'what it says on the tin'! It is a spacious, interesting and charming property especially for people like us who love old historic buildings. It is conveniently placed a few metres from the main square and where there is a well stocked shop for all your needs. There is a great bakery a few steps away and so you can simply shop for what you want each day.

Fornautx is a beautiful village and so well kept. The square is a lovely place to sit, have a drink or ice cream and watch the world go by. There are also a good range of restaurants within easy walking distance and we tried most!

There is a regular, although limited, bus service to Soller and beyond so managing without using a car every day is perfectly possible.

Our stay coincided with a heatwave and so we struggled a bit with the heat. The house is large enough to keep relatively cool downstairs but upstairs became extremely hot and so we missed having aircon in the living room and most of the bedrooms and spent a lot of time in the kitchen where there is very effective air con. However, conditions were exceptional in Europe this year.

We loved the pool area and enjoyed barbecuing. This area and the rest of the house is exceptionally well equipped with all the household items one could wish for. Everywhere has a very personal family feel about it which is charming. We would certainly recommend C'an Chandre for a fantastic Mallorcan holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and genuinely charming!

  • 5 of 5

C'an Chandre is an amazingly beautiful house in the super charming village of Fornalutx. Here you have everything you need, from a pool to a gorgeous kitchen for nice dinners.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Siri and Jonas and very nice children. We appreciate your comments. Peggy
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Beautiful Mallorcan home, breathtaking scenery

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a traditional Mallorcan home surrounded by breathtaking views of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, then this is the holiday home for you. The house and bedrooms were immaculately clean and has everything you need in the kitchen to prepare meals at home, the backdrop to the pool terrace/dining area is idyllic. The local town of Fornalutx is worth a wander, the locals are very friendly and there are some great restaurants (especially the pizzeria!), we also walked to Port de Soller for the Saturday market which was buzzing, and if you have a car, there are lots of great bars and restaurants in Porto Portals, great for people watching by the yachts. Overall, we had the perfect holiday and cannot wait to come back in 2016!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very Special

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week in C'an Chandre. We've been coming to the Soller area for years and have stayed in Fornalutx on a number of occasions, however Can Chandre has been the most special place we've stayed. It's fantastically located just above the main square. It's a very big house and could easily accommodate 8+ but the 4 of us didn't feel lost in it. It's a perfect mix of a rambling, traditional Majorcan home but with large, often stately rooms. The accommodation is very comfortable with lots of beautiful antique furniture and original art coupled with conveniences like comfortable beds, a fantastically equipped kitchen, air conditioning, satellite TV, and fresh orange juicer (essential!!).

The best part of this house however is outside. The top roof terrace gives great views both up and down the valley, but it's the pool area that is fantastic. We spent lots of our time here, eating and drinking on the covered patio and going for a regular dip in the pool to cool off and all of this with great views of the mountains.

You'll be welcomed to the house by Uta who manages the property - she gives a helpful tour on arrival, puts wine and water in the fridge and is available throughout by phone for advice and help - a really great service.

Our stay was magically topped off by walking to our plane in Palma airport. Along the walls are huge advertising photos for special places to visit when in Majorca. One of these is for Fornalutx and the photo is specifically of C'an Chandre - need we say more!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Traditional Spanish Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lovely house in August with my family for 1 week. This traditional Majorcan house is exceptionally pretty in an idyllic setting in the Soller mountains. The house was very clean, big enough for our family, with a plunge pool in the garden and a stunning backdrop of the mountains (the pool is perfect for the hot weather as the garden gets the sun all day). The local village has a nice bakery, some friendly local restaurants and while small it is only a short drive (or a 30minute walk) away from nearby Sollier village where there are cafés, church's and a great Saturday market. If you are looking for a peaceful break in the sunshine, in an idyllic setting, but within driving distance of Palma, Mallorca towns etc. then stay here! We cannot wait to book our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to stay for 3 nights at the beginning of June and found everything to be perfect. This wonderful home in this little piece of paradise, which we hope to return to again. Fornalutx is a wonderful unspoilt village with bakery, shop and eateries all within walking distance. Fresh breakfast around the pool, every morning - what a way to begin each day.

Peggy & Michael couldn't have been more accommodating. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Perfect for artists who wish to paint/draw the beautiful scenery. Road cyclists, mountain hiking or beach holidays.


10 mins drive to Port Sóller sheltered sandy beaches, water sports facilities, ideal for children, boating.


San Juan/Palma International Airport is 40 mins drive, car hire is recommended. Free parking is available in the village details will be given upon booking,.


Sóller Town 7 mins drive. Deia artist colony 20 mins drive,

Valldemossa historical monastery where Chopin and George Sand lived is a 40 min drive. Esporles, La Granja working farm with museum 25 mins drive. Palma City with its magnificent Cathedral, marina for large yachts, many designer shops, etc 40 mins drive.

Further Details:

Supermarket, town hall, 2 banks, 3 tapas bars, 1 Gastro Restaurant, 3 Mallorcan restaurants. 1 Pizza Restaurant Access to tennis courts and football ground, 2 hairdressers, 3 gift shops, chemist and medical centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fornalutx, Majorca (Mallorca)

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 35% of the rental cost required on reservation with the balance due eight weeks before the commencement of the rental. No refunds for cancellations unless we are able to re-let the property. Minimum rental 1 week. .Please do contact us for any further information.

Discounts available for long bookings.

Changeover Day:
Rental days may be flexible. Weekday flights considered.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for long bookings (more than 2 weeks). End of stay cleaning charge 100€ payable locally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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