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Magister Gardens, Menorca

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautifully restored rural 4 bedroom listed manor house in Menorca located 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and only a 12-15 minute drive to some of Menorca's most stunning beaches

The property is a restored Grade 1 listed house on the outskirts of the town of Alaior. It is a 10 minute walk into the village, ideal for the early bird that wishes to surprise the family with fresh bread and a newspaper at breakfast! Its central location within the island puts both the northern and southern beaches within close proximity. The idyllic beach of Binigaus is only 14 minutes drive away. Alaior itself is a small interior town, very much undeveloped touristically and perhaps the most authentic town on the island. The property is set within 2.5 acres of rural terraced Mediterranean landscape. It comprises 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate downstairs wc, large kitchen / dining room and living room. It has private secure parking within the grounds adjacent to the house, shaded pergola, outdoor shower, and own private swimming pool. All set within its own secluded walled gardens.


Owner
Nicholas Hughes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2017

About Nicholas Hughes

Architectural professionals passionate about Mediterranean landscape and built heritage.

Nicholas Hughes purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Nicholas Hughes chose Minorca (Menorca)

A derelict historic gem full of charm. Perfect to create the unique experience we seek when we go on holiday ourselves.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Secluded rural location yet only a 10 minute walk from the centre of the local village....and only a 12 minutes from the beach by car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second visit to Alaior, a perfect place to stay from which to explore all parts of the Island. We have found Alaior to be one of the most unspoilt and friendly Menorcan towns, complete with a wood fired baker’s oven in a traditional bakery, which we stumbled across down a small side street one evening.

Magister Gardens is a rather special place to stay. It is newly renovated with great attention to detail and tastefully furnished. All the appliances were new and the kitchen was well equipped. Traditional stone walls and the marble floors kept the inside pleasantly cool.

The property is very private, yet not secluded. Doors open straight onto the garden and even though some of the planting is not yet established, we found mature cherry, apricot, orange, lemon, pear, almond and pomegranate trees. Spotting the tortoises roaming free in the wild area became a favourite pastime.

We flew from Exeter, four hours door to door, and would definitely consider booking this property again next year.
May 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Alaior in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: En-suite to bedroom 1 with large luxury shower, wc and large basin Bathroom 2: Large family bathroom with large luxury shower, large bath, wc and large basin. Bathroom 3: En-suite to bedroom 4 with luxury shower, wc and basin Downstairs WC
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double en-suite bedrooms & 2 twin bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: En-suite double first floor bedroom Bedrooms 2 & 3: Twin first floor bedrooms with use of large shared family bathroom. Beds can be joined in both rooms. Bedroom 4: Separate 2nd floor en-suite double bedroom (accessible from it own outside door).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The most important note regarding accommodation is that the 4th bedroom is on the second floor and only accessible through its own outside door. Ceiling fans are provided in all the bedrooms. There are plug-in electric radiators in the house for use in the colder months. The swimming pool has secure gated access (coded padlock) but children are to be supervised at all times when inside the pool area. Strictly no smoking or pets in the house. Outside: Secure gated and lockable perimeter. Large upper terraces with secure private parking and great night-time lighting on timers. Large secluded walled gardens with outdoor shaded dining pergola area, swimming pool and outdoor shower. Utility Room: Large Bosch washing machine, large Bosch tumble drier, iron, ironing board, drying rack, outdoor drying line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels are provided. Weekly clean and linen change included. Extra maid service and private chef are available upon request at extra cost. Please bring your own beach towels.

Reviews

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Magister Gardens, Menorca
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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5

Magister Gardens, a slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Magister Gardens is a slice of heaven inside, and out. We are a family of six from across three generations who stayed at Magister for 12 days in July 2017.

The house itself is tastefully and thoughtfully renovated. It is extremely livable and discretely elegant.

The stone walls and floors keep the house cool and the pool keeps the guests amused and refreshed. The gardens themselves are jaw droppingly beautiful, alive, peaceful, day and night. As our twelve year-old daughter remarked, you can explore the island if you want, but you do not feel compelled to go out, because it is so enchanting and comfortable “at home”.

We shopped in the nearby town, cooked lovely meals, read novels, watched the birds and butterflies circle the gardens, laughed under the shooting stars, admired the plants, observed the roving tortoises and splashed in the pool. The beds were comfortable and we slept very deeply. In sum, we wanted for nothing and marveled at everything.

If you do choose to adventure outside of the Magister haven, there are stunning beaches with turquoise waters, bike excursions, country rambling, shoe and cheese shopping, mouth watering local restaurants and gorgeous island drives all at a ten minute drive from the house.

Finally by staying in Alaior, an authentic town, you experience the true Menorca. Menorca itself is a secret: a blissful and relatively undeveloped island.

Most importantly, Nick the visionary and owner of Magister Gardens is a conscientious, kind, prompt host who truly cares about his guests and his property.

We were very fortunate to stay at Magister Gardens. Thank you Nick!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Reven. It was a real pleasure having you and your family stay at Magister. We hope you'll come again! Nick
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5

Magister Gardens es un lugar con encanto

  • 5 of 5

Magister Gardens es un lugar con encanto. Parece un tópico pero no lo es. Tras el muro de piedra que rodea la propiedad se puede sentir el paso de la historia. La recuperación del lugar llevada a cabo con sensibilidad y acierto permite conjugar el pasado y el presentre ofreciendo todas las comodidades.

Perfecto en cuanto a equipamiento y limpieza. Pese a que estuvimos en período invernal pudimos disfrutar del cuidado jardín y explorar el resto de la propiedad que no deja de sorprender.

El trato del propietario y de la persona local a cargo fueron excelentes, nos ayudaron con los preparativos y nos resolvieron cualquier duda.

Es un lugar muy recomendable para las personas que quieran estar en el centro de Menorca en un lugar tranquilo, en un entorno maravilloso. Poco recomendable para las personas con movilidad reducida porque el acceso a la vivienda es desde el jardín, descendiendo por unas rústicas escaleras exteriores.

Conocíamos ya la isla, pero una vez más no nos dejó de sorprender. El benévolo invierno mediterráneo nos permitió disfrutar de unos días de playa con el aliciente de la tranquilidad del mes de diciembre.

Recomendamos alojarse en Magister Gardens para poder disfrutar de unos días mágicos en Menorca.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning villa set in the most beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Magister Gardens is magical. The setting couldn't be more perfect. As soon as you enter the property it's like being in your own completely peaceful and private world. The interior of the villa is beautifully designed, spacious and a deliciously cool refuge from the baking sun! It is comprehensively equipped with everything you could possible need and maintained and serviced to the highest standards.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magister Gardens Summer 2015

  • 5 of 5

Magister Gardens is a unique house, as beautiful in real life as it is on the website. The house has been carefully designed and yet it is a holiday house that is easy to maintain. The simple and harmonious color scheme, the natural stone and the mediterranean light come together to create a restful and serene atmosphere. What a bliss ! The house is spacious and offers many places to relax, be it in the garden, in the pool area or inside. The gardens still need to be developed but there are many fruit trees, so we were able to make a jar of our own Magister Gardens fig jam… The pool is set in an old cistern, which makes it really special too.

As for the surroundings, the small town of Alaior is lively and very authentic, many local people gather on the streets in the late afternoon and the cafes are full of joyous crowds having a drink before going home. We loved it. It's definitely worth driving to the beach rather than staying in a beach complex and miss the experience. As for Menorca, we fell in love with it. Pristine nature, beautiful beaches, no bling. So close to home and yet a real get-away. Than you Nick for providing such a nice experience! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very special place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Alaior, a perfect place to stay to explore all parts of the Island. We have found Alaior to be one of the most unspoilt and friendly Menorcan towns, complete with a wood fired baker’s oven in a traditional bakery, which we stumbled across down a small side street one evening.

Magister Gardens is a rather special place to stay. It is newly renovated with great attention to detail and tastefully furnished. All the appliances were new and the kitchen was well equipped. Traditional stone walls and the marble floors kept the inside pleasantly cool.

The property is very private, yet not secluded. Doors open straight onto the garden and even though some of the planting is not yet established, we found mature cherry, apricot, orange, lemon, pear, almond and pomegranate trees. Spotting the tortoises roaming free in the wild area became a favourite pastime.

We flew from Exeter, four hours door to door, and would definitely consider booking this property again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Chauvoncourt
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Chauvoncourt
Nearest Beach
8.5 Kilometres
Son Bou
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

12-15 minute drive to the vast sandy beaches of Son Bou, San Tomas and Binigaus. The property is conveniently located in the centre of the island with easy access to both northern and southern beaches.

Travel:

Mahon airport is only a 12-15 minute drive from the property.

Distances:

A short 10 minute walk from the village of Alaior which has a range of wonderful small local shops as well as the larger supermarket chains.

Further Details:

For details of local facilities, shops, restaurants, suggested activities please visit out website: www.magistergardens.com/menorca.html

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Alaior, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Mid-season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,479
for 4 nights
From
£620
£4,339
 
 
2017 Low-season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,860
for 4 nights
From
£465
£3,254
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,860
for 4 nights
From
£465
£3,254
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £528.3

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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