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Beautiful Old Home With A Garden Full Of Fruit Trees And Views Of The Mountains

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Old house in Fornalutx, North West Mallorca, Balearic Islands - Fornalutx Centre With Restaurants, Bars And Shops Is A Few Minutes Walk

The large living space is part of a converted barn with a garden growing a selection of fruit trees including lemons, oranges and avocado from which guests can pick ripe produce. The house is set a few minutes walk from the village centre and is in easy reach of very local restaurants and bars. This is a fantastic place to go off grid for a while and relax while enjoying the mountain views.

If you enjoy cycling, walking or just chilling on the beach this is the ideal place. The walks in the mountains are amazing and there is a local, English speaking, walking company in Soller if you want to join a guided group. Cycling around these mountains is very popular especially in the Spring.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Crispin, I manage this house for my mother. The property has been in my family since the sixties. I came to this house for my holidays as a child and I have brought my children here for their holidays. You will quickly gather we are English and live in Surrey but

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Rayk

10 Excellent

We had a very nice stay in the old house in the small village. It surpassed all our expectations. We had a big and nice garden with lemon- and orange trees. We could sit outside every evening, had a barbecue and could take the grill which is available. Dishes and every stuff you need for cooking for ourselves was set. And there are also maps and a little library with books for travelling at mallorca. We were glad having such a nice and quiet occupation with enough space up to 5 people. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Every mail was answered directly. We will come back and tell friends about this nice place.

rayk+illi+brunsi from berlin
Jun 2014
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7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely house for a peaceful village stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable house with beautiful garden, short walk from the village with excellent restaurants, useful little shop and delightful bakery. The accommodation had everything we needed and it was particularly lovely to have a fire in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh
5

Lovely stay in old house and barn in Fortnalutx Village

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Fortnalutx many times but this was the first time in Casa Littlejohn. A lovely character filled house with traditional furniture but everything you need for a quiet stay. A secluded garden with 2 terraces, well looked after by the gardener whom we met. Contact with the owner Crispin was easy and helpful in the pre holiday stage and all arrangements worked out as planned. Being just on the edge of the village gives a sense of quietness but shops, cafes and restaurants are all a short walk away - 5 mins to village square. Outside space gives options of sun or shade at different times of the day. We go to this part of Mallorca for walking holidays and this is a great base to explore the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a fantastic review. I hope you don't mind, but I have taken the liberty of adding it to the Casa Littlejohn Facebook page. Crispin
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5

Back Again Next Year

  • 5 of 5

This characterful property, set in tiered gardens, is just outside Fornalutx but near enough to walk in every morning for warm bread or chocolate croissants! There is a comprehensive introductory folder containing important local numbers as well as bus timetables and general information. It also has the phone number for Crispin if needed, and the wonderful Sari - the property manager. The house itself was spotlessly clean and had a new cooker which along with the comprehensive stock of utensils, pans etc made cooking a pleasure - not always the case in holiday rentals. Best of all it had a family size stove-top coffee maker! Coffee, croissants and local oranges, now it's a Weetabix wolfed down for breakfast, oh well.

If like us you are walkers/hikers Fornalutx is an ideal base to set off from either down into Soller to pick up various trails and paths or up into the surrounding hills. The best bit at the end of it was coming back to a good hot shower and sitting on the sunny terrace at the end of the day, Lovely.

Word of warning - it was just coming into Mosquito season (we were there the second week in May) so make sure you bring a plug in with you.

Lauren & Neil

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely traditional house in stunning village

  • 5 of 5

We already knew Fornalutx is a perfect spot for a cycling and walking holiday, with it's great restaurants, cafes, well-stocked shop and lovely local walks, so we were pleased to find this property at the top of the village. It's just a few minutes walk down to the bakery in the morning. Arrived to find it spotless and well-equipped. Beds comfortable and good quality bedding. Great shower which is vital after a long day in the saddle! Lovely secluded terraces outside to catch or avoid the sun at different times of the day, just listening to the birds and sheep in the terraces. A hire car is recommended here if you really want to explore and there is plenty of parking across the road from the gate. Owner is responsive and helpful when communicating. We stayed for 10 days and are already planning a return trip to Casa Littlejohn next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for such a fantastic review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the house and Fornalutx so much. You will be very welcome back whenever you like. Take care Crispin
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5

Charming characterful house in a lovely position

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in the house - it was well prepared for us and we enjoyed every minute there. The house suited us due to position in Fornalutx, it's easy to walk down into the village or take walks higher up the mountains from here. Parking was easy too.

The house has a great large space when you walk in and the rooms are all big and spacious. It was very cosy and quiet which is exactly what we were after - no distractions!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that Ian enjoyed our house. The area has to be visited to really appreciate why it is so wonderful. The house and village are set on the side of a valley with mountains all round. The three terraces of garden has fruit trees you are free to pick from as well as places you can lay out and relax. As a family we have been going there since the 1960s and still love going back. Thank you Ian for your lovely review
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Gepflegt, gemütlich

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus steht am Ortseingang. Die Parksituation ist super. Es sind nur 10 Minuten mit dem Auto bis Soller. Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und gemütlich. Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet, sodass man problemlos kochen kann. Der Garten ist sehr gemütlich.

Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Actually my Grandmother bought it from some friends who had converted the property from a barn with attached cottage to the open plan design we see today. She loved the Soller valley and spent a great deal of time in the house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palma Airport at 38 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Restaurant Ca N'Antuna at 70 Metres Nearest Ferry : Palma at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Soller at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bar Restaurant Ca N'Antuna at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Porto Soller at 8.9 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This is an ideal spot in the middle of the mountains if you are a keen cyclist or walker. There is a Tramantana Tours in Soller, about 30 minutes walk away, 5 minutes by car, who offer tours and guiding for cyclists and walkers as well as equipment. There are also some of the most amazing caves in Mallorca which should not be missed, especially if you cave or pothole in the UK. They range from easy going to the severely challenging. So there will be something for you there. Ask at Tramantana Tours and they'll advise you. They are a lovely English couple.

Coast/Beach:

Porto de Soller is about 7 Kilometres away by road. This is a large bay that caters extremely well for the conventional style beach holiday with restaurants, bars and sandy beaches in sheltered waters. There are many beaches and coves along the coast in both directions which you can get to by road or the boat services from Porto de Soller.

Travel:

Palma Airport is about a 40 minute drive away, via the tunnel. A hire car is essential really though it is possible to get around by bus you may this limiting. There is a bus from the Airport to Palma. You would then need to catch another from the Station to Soller. From there I would suggest a taxi.

Distances:

Fornalutx is our local village which is about 8 minutes walk away. Soller with the larger shops and supermarkets is about 30-40 minutes walk. The Eroski supermarket does have it's own car park and is about a 10 minute drive. There is a selection of public car parks in Soller. There is a wonderful train straight out of the Westerns that goes between Soller and Palma and a tram that goes to the beach from Soller.

Further Details:

Fornalutx is a stunning village that you should set time aside for to explore. There is a Spar mini mart that supplies all the essentials. There is also a baker, a selection of bars and restaurants, banks with cash points, various other shops to browse. There is even a Chinese takeaway. The local town, Soller, is much larger offering a major supermarket, Eroski. Train and tram connections to Palma and Porto de Soller (The beach). No matter what time of year you come this is the most fantastic and restful place you can imagine.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016/17
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£347
 
 
Christmas 2-16/17
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£473
 
 
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 13 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
From
£62
£391
 
 
Spring half term 2017
14 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£473
 
 
Winter 2017 post HT
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
From
£62
£391
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£473
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jul 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£561
 
 
Standard
12 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£473
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£473
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will ask for a 25% deposit with your booking. The balance will be payable 14 days before you arrive.
You can cancel right up to 14 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
You may book to arrive any day you wish at what ever time.

Notes on prices:
The pricing is based on English school holidays until the end of Summer 2015. If you wish to make a booking later than that please ask for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We love it because it is so beautiful. The village, Fornalutx is quite unique. We love to walk and these mountains provide endless opportunities to explore with the most fantastic views. When it's too hot to be terribly active there is Porto de Soller to chill on the beach or have a delicious lunch at one of the many restaurants or hotels. Further along the coast are many beautiful beaches and coves such as Cala Deia, Torrent de Paries, Valdemosa, Canonga and many more. I also enjoy caving here but that is another matter all together.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower room with proper shower enclosure and sink with plenty of hot water. A separate toilet is next to this.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Top bedroom is on a mezzanine floor over looking the living area. The lower bedroom has doors onto the terrace. In both rooms the beds can be made up as two singles or a double as needed.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The large living space is part of a converted barn with a garden growing a selection of fruit trees including lemons, oranges and avocado from which guests can pick ripe produce. Sitting between tiled floors and ceilings with exposed wooden beams are 2 bedrooms that can be made up as twins or doubles. One of the bedrooms is on a mezzanine floor. The open plan living room incorporates a fitted kitchen and long dining table. A shower room and separate bathroom are present. Plenty of excellent restaurants and bars are within walking distance of the house. The Porto Soller Beaches can be reached in 15 minutes by car. Outside: The garden is split into two terraces. The lower terrace has the entrance to the house and the steps up from the road. There is a fixed table with chairs here. On the upper terrace there is a paved area with a covering vine with a table and four chairs. A utility area where there is a sink and a washing line. There is also a stock of wood for the fireplace. The remainder of this terrace has orange, lemon and almond trees. Both terrace offer views over the Soller valley and the gorgeous mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, sheets are provided and cleaned. The house will be cleaned prior to your arrival and after you leave. you will be left alone during your stay though a cleaning service is available on request.

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