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Beautiful Old Farmhouse With English Country Garden And Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Nov-2016
Farmhouse near Cala d'Or, Majorca - Near Cala D'Or On The Old Back Road To The Port

Set in the heart of the south/east Mallorcan countryside just outside the quiet village of Calonge' (which has two great restaurants), yet only two miles from the beaches and nightlife of Cala d'Or. Here you will find a haven of peace and tranquillity. Five bedrooms with five ensuite bathrooms,6 if you take the Casita, private swimming pool, magnificent gardens set in 5 acres of private estate. Sweep through the electric gates and up the drive to "Se Serra Mitjana", a lovingly restored, vine covered finca, a 200 year old manor house extensively modernised for todays discriminating traveller. Enter through the old oak rustic double front doors into the large lounge which opens up onto the gardens. TV, DVD, satellite TV are provided, a stereo CD is piped thru the downstairs rooms. The outside dining patio is covered/shaded with a grape vine which hangs heavy with fruit in the summer months. In the grounds you will discover almond and lemond groves, pepper and bay leaf trees and a dovecote.

We have WiFi, central heating and air conditioning in most rooms. We also have our own well, meaning plenty of water when Mallorca is in a drought.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John Reeve.

Born in Coventry and lived there through the second War.

Had restaurants and night clubs in Coventry and Birmingham. Sailed to the West Indies in 1970 and built up a business with supplying shore excursions to cruise ships though out the islands.

Living in the U.S.Virgin Islands.

Married to Judy, a Coventry girl and have two lovely children, Tammi and Adam.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

On arrival our breath was taken away, the pictures on the webpage looked good but in real life--wow!!! -a beautiful house set in amazing grounds just perfect for a family gathering.Bedrooms large, comfortable and all with super bathrooms, the small annex perfect for my very good friends who need their own little "away from the crowd" area sometimes. The day arrived and we sat down to breakfast under that vine covered terrace that I imagined for months beforehand, just bliss.
Jun 2007
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8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous! Peaceful and quiet - beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a family holiday with grandparents and young adult children in their 20's. The villa was beautiful. Incredibly spacious with wonderful ensuite bathrooms. It had everything we could want and we all said it was one of the best if the best house we had stayed in. We particularly loved the peaceful surroundings yet it was close to Cala D'or and some great restaurants. All only 5 to 10 mins drive or a cheap taxi ride.

The pool was beautiful and being set away from the house a little it meant you could easily escape and have it to yourself! We all enjoyed the table tennis and eating out under the vines. The farmhouse was extremely well equipped and we catered without any trouble for the 9 of us and had a very tasty BBQ one night.

The house was immaculate and clean and the caretakers also came midweek during our stay.

I don't think I have ever been anywhere so calm when there are 9 of you. It was perfect for finding your own space yet great for big family meals all together.

My mother was so sad to leave she cried and is determined to get back there one day!

The perfect holiday house in a beautiful place. We all would love to come back and would not hesitate in recommending it.

Thank you John for sharing your house with us. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We Love Se Serra Mitjana

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this lovely farmhouse many times. There is a reason that we keep returning... it is a real home. You can feel it. The home is loved for its comfort and cherished for its old world charm. It has been updated but it has not lost its character. It is not stuffy or formal or sterile or void of personality like some other places we've stayed. The magic begins as you drive down the narrow lane to the house. You pass many old farms and other pretty villas along the way. The entrance to Se Serra Mitjana can sneak up on you but the entrance is a beautiful wrought iron electric gate built into nice stone walls. The long driveway is beautifully bordered by more stone walls and gorgeous flowering vegetation. The house itself is quite grand as you approach it. It is, artistically by chance, festooned with clinging, ivy-like greenery with orange trumpet shaped flowers. Most impressive! The grounds are amazing too with the unexpected vast lawns of green and abundant flowering shrubbery everywhere. The pool is very private surrounded by hedges and stone walls. Perfect for a refreshing morning dip or late night escape. The home has 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Most bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms are to die for! We love that there is air conditioning in the bedrooms when desired but most nights I do not even think that it is needed. One of my favorite things about staying here is what I call, "The sounds of Mallorca at night." I just love listening to the distant, gentle bleating of sheep mixed with the sweet cooing of doves. It is such a peaceful relaxing sound. Along with the soft breezes gently pushing through the open windows, it puts me to sleep right away. Magical. There is also a very nicely equipped casita with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Perfect for guests that might need a bit more privacy. The house is very well equipped for entertaining large crowds for dinner parties. With an abundance of pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, glasses and a welcome dishwasher! There is a terrific BBQ that we have used many times to prepare delicious, succulent meats of all kinds. We have spent many magical evenings under the grape vines drinking and dining till the wee hours. You can tell that the owners have pride of ownership. It is warm, inviting and very clean. It's so nice that they allow others to enjoy the magic of Se Serra Mitjana by sharing it. We truly love this place and will continue to visit! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. So pleased to read this, thank you. So many things you remember and noted. It is nice for Judy and I to know our guests see the "little things" around the villa (finca). We love it to know you want to return. Please come, you are always welcome.
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Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

This is THE perfect place to vacation with a group of friends or family. The clean house is large and cool and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms and a world class BBQ. The garden and pool area offer plenty of places to relax in and wandering around the huge immaculately maintained english lawn with bare feet brings an enormous child like pleasure.

Set amidst rolling farmlands, the ambience is peaceful with the odd tink tonk of the sheep bells and the estate is very private and secure.

There is a good grocery store nearby and with the delightful town of Cala D'Or less than 10 minutes drive away there are plenty of great options for eating out. Although I personally would rather stay at home cooking magnificent meals and dining under the grape arbor on the beautiful terrace.

Geographically, the estate is located in a beautiful part of Mallorca and there are also plenty of beaches to visit an easy drive away.

Highly recommended - so much so that I hope to return again with my family next year!

Lucille Frye,

Guest in 2014 and 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucille, this is so nice to read you enjoyed yourself. Please come again. Judy and I are very pleased to hear this. We want to share our lovely old farmhouse, with Friends, Family and nice Guests who appreciate the peace, the warmth and tranquility of Se Serra Mitjana, as much as we do.
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An amazing farm house

  • 5 of 5

This year was my second stay. The house and property is simply gorgeous.

It is an amazing place for a family and/or friends reunion.

I can not wait to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give our lovely place in Mallorca a review. We get many emails about it but it is nice if someone spends time to write a review to our web site. Come again, you are very welcome.
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Amazing Vacation! This Place is a Dream!

  • 5 of 5

The location and the vibe of this amazing historical house is unbeatable. Just minutes away is the world class marina Cala D'or with enough to keep your family busy all week. I most enjoyed lounging around the pool, hanging around in the beautiful gardens and playing table tennis under the grapes. The family meals and stories shared outside are memories to last forever. Thank you John and Judy for sharing your amazing home with us! We will be back for sure!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to read reviews like this, thank you. It really makes us happy to know our guests appreciate this special old farmhouse in Mallorca.
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5

The photos do not lie! Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

It is not easy to put into words what a beautiful place this is.

The house is in a great location, on a quiet lane near a small village but still not that far away from Cala D'or with its beaches restauarants and nightlife.

It is obvious that much love, time and effort has be spent making this house into what it is,wonderful.

The whole house is spacious, clean, and comfortable with all its old traditional features retained, this is old Mallorca. The front door is amazing.

Modern bathrooms have been fitted but they blend in with the

old so you have the best of both worlds.

The large table under the grapevine is just right for the whole family to eat Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Nice cool shade. Close by is a large BBQ great to gather around whilst the Fish or meat is being cooked.

The pool area is big enough for everyone to sit together again there is shade available. Plenty of chairs and sunbeds available.

The gardens are kept beautifully, with lots of sunbeds, chairs and small tables scattered about, so many lovely places to relax.

Everything you need to have a great holiday has been provided, the owners obviously want visitors to enjoy their house as much as possible. Information about Mallorca is placed in the lounge, giving you good ideas on things to do.

Morag looks after the house and she was really helpful whilst we were there, booking a local restaurant for us.

All in all the12 of us had a holiday to remember, we plan to be back as soon as possible and I would recommend a stay at the Old farm House to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear this, we are so pleased you all enjoyed it there. It really is a special place, thank you for your revue.
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Location

From the Owner

A wonderful position in the country but just near to all the fun places around Cala d'Or. Very peaceful but with a great ambience that everyone who comes there, feels the love.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palma at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Calonge'. at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Calonge'. at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cala d'Or. at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Sailing boats, water skiing, power boat rentals, wind surfing, snorkeling, tennis, biking all available in Cala d'Or just minutes away.

Travel:

Car hire recommended from airport or Cal d'Or.

40 minutes drive from Palma Airport. Nice roads.

Distances:

1 mile or less to the village of Calonge'. 2 miles to Cala d'Or.

3 miles to Porto Petro fishing village.

Street markets in Felanitx, 7 miles. Santanyi 8 miles. Check with Morag, our house manager for the days they are on.

Porto Cristo (the Caves of Drach) 20 miles up the coast. Worth seeing, but go early.

Further Details:

Wonderful restaurants everywhere. Lots of fresh fish, good lamb shoulders or suckling pig are the local specialities.

Very good supermarket on the way into Cala d'Or.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,354
for 7 nights
£2,354
 
 
Early Spring
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,649
for 7 nights
£2,649
 
 
Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,178
for 7 nights
£3,178
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,120
for 7 nights
From
£589
 
 
Fall
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,002
for 7 nights
£3,002
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,354
for 7 nights
£2,354
 
 
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,354
for 7 nights
£2,354
 
 
Early Summer 2018
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,649
for 7 nights
£2,649
 
 
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,153
for 7 nights
£3,153
 
 
High Season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,120
for 7 nights
£4,120
 
 
Fall 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,002
for 7 nights
£3,002
 
 
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,354
for 7 nights
£2,354
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,354
for 7 nights
£2,354
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email John (see below) and a wire transfer will work.

Changeover Day: Saturday.
Preferred is Wednesday because it saves on the confusion and congestion of Saturdays at Palma airport, delayed baggage and waiting for rental cars also, it is cheaper and easier to get flights these days.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros. Our prices include the new Spanish Tourist Tax and the IVA (VAT) tax that other villas charge extra for. We provide all linen, towels, nice pillows, WI FI, We have two cots and two high chairs. Bikes can be rented in Cala d'Or.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Peaceful and private. Very secure. Lot's of space for children to play. Lovely lawns, Lots of shady palm trees. A nice big private pool and outside terraces. Electric gates at the entrance to the private driveway.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 5 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • All are beautifully appointed bathrooms attached to each bedroom. All have showers except the large bedroom downstairs which has a full bath installed. This also has the third bed or is best for cots.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) + Cottage for two, extra. Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs - Master bedroom, king bed. Ensuite bathrm, own balcony. 2nd large queen, lovely bathrm, balcony overlooking pool. 3rd lovely double with shower room. Downstairs - 4th large double or 3 beds, near to pool, full bathrm. 5th nice twin ensuite

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Wonderful lawns and pool for children, they can also feed the pigeons each day, corn provided. Table tennis is available. Lots of shady palm trees dotted around the lawns. Outside: Al fresco dining under the grapes, table seats twelve and two other tables seating six each. Chez-lounge chairs dot the lawns and by the swimming pool, afternoon tea at the table under the pepper tree. Cars have a shaded car port. Utility Room: Large drinks fridge, deep freeze, washer/dryer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen included.Washer dryer in house.Cleaner comes mid week to sweep kitchen, terrace and tidy up. Guests must take out their own garbage each day. Other: Reading room opens towards gardens, well and pool. Two settees and coffee table. Table tennis table under the grape vine. Two cots and high chairs, provided.

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