Originally built around an old farmhouse and extensively modernised when we bought it in 2013, C’an Santueri is a seven bedroom villa set in three acres in the south east of the island, in the S’Horta valley at the foot of the Castell de Santueri mountain which you can contemplate from the safety of the poolside hammock. Or climb, if the mood and/or alcohol takes you.
Ideally suited for a family holiday, sharing with a group of friends or a party of golfers or cyclists, the house is a relaxing haven with all the amenities you will need. The terraced courtyard and pool area provide a lovely setting to eat and entertain whilst there are secluded spots to escape on your own. Or you are minutes away from fantastic beaches, restaurants and the action.
The weather is great pretty much all-year round – we have spent Christmas Day in shorts, t-shirts and sunglasses. The almond blossom in February is spectacular (the island’s own ‘snow’), Spring is the season of scented wild flowers and warm sunshine whilst the hot summer months run from June toOctober.
We have fallen in love with the house and the location: the golden morning light in the valley, the birdsong, the tranquility. We hope you enjoy it too.
Life at Santueri
Most of the fun happens around the long dining table and outdoor seating area on the terrace overlooking the courtyard and gardens. Or up by the pool and cabana.
There is a BBQ and pizza oven for those long lunches. And a huge open kitchen and living room at the heart of the house.
When you’re not swimming, eating or enjoying a glass or three of the excellent Mallorcan wine, there are plenty of games to keep you and the kids happy (table tennis, badminton, darts, boules, board games etc).
Otherwise, the house is a great base for trips out to the best beaches on the island, nearby Portocolom with its pretty, old harbour or other picturesque villages.
There are also several wonderful nature trails and walks direct from the house.
About the house
It has the rustic charm of a cortijo, with its tiled floors, wooden beams and an old well in the courtyard. We like rustic. But we like a bit of urban comfort too.
So we got the sledge hammer out and opened up the living room, adding the new kitchen to create an open-plan social hub at the heart of the house. Installing new air con in the bedrooms was a must. As were the new en-suites.
There are five bedrooms in the house and two en suite guest rooms in what was the old stable block, with its own terrace. An additional cosy terrace and charming garden area at the front of the house; gravelled courtyard for parking; 15 meter pool with terrace & cabana; formal garden; two acres of campo (complete with old bench under tree for navel gazing, contemplation, reading).
The surrounding area
Every estate agent in the area assured us each property we looked at, before buying Santueri, was “10 minutes” from wherever we happened to mention: Restaurants? 10 minutes. Beaches? 10 minutes. Shops? 10 minutes. Uzbekistan? 10 minutes… In the case of this rural retreat, it is true. OK, maybe 12 minutes in some cases.
There’s a choice of great nearby beaches – from secluded, picture postcard coves within cycling distance, to the more popular choices.
The nearby towns of Santanyi and Portcocolom are defintely worth a visit – check out the market days. And we especially love the nearby village of S’Alqueria Blanca with its gorgeous honey stone houses.
Cala D’Or is the nearest resort, with a huge choice of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops.
These are the weekly rates based on the annual costs of running the house (and a third less than commercial prices for similar houses in the area).
If you don’t need all 7 bedrooms – a single family use for example – drop us a line and we can sort a rate to suit..
The fees include a per head charge for laundry and change over cleaning of the house before and after your visit.
Sept 10 – March 20
£1750 per week
March 21- May 22
£2000 per week
May 23 – July 1.
£2750 per week
July 2- Sept 9
£4200 per week