Finca Sancho & Quijote
Just 500 meters from the hotel restaurant "San Salvador" on the outskirts of the town of Arta artists, this exceptional country house is located with a view of surrounding mountains and the symbol of the city: the former monastery of San Salvador.
From the outside the Finca a scale-like casita with a volcanic stone barbecue and an ancient bread oven appears typical Mallorcan due to a rustic facade and entrance and. However, if you enter the house, one is impressed by the variety of details, with the renovation and decoration was carried out carefully and professionally. No rooms of two-storey house is like the other.
The ground floor has a romantic bedroom with four-poster bed, a separate shower room and a spacious living / dining room with kitchen and access to the terrace and pool.
A turquoise staircase leads to the upper floor, which offers an inviting Entrée including designer lamps, desk and sofa in retro style and 3 further bedrooms with bathrooms en suites (2 with shower, master bathroom with tub).
The outdoor area of approximately 14th000 m² of land includes 2 terraces with a total area of 80 square meters, a 6 x 3.5 m large infinity pool (depth 0.90m-1.70m), which can be converted childproof if desired, and a wild mature garden with a huge carob tree, which extends to the large patio table and thus the height of summer in a pleasant way donates natural shadows.
The technical features are impressive: Wireless Internet, satellite TV, air-conditioning units in the bedrooms upstairs, new gas grill, oil central heating, fireplace with box, dishwasher and washing machine.
Of course, a cot and a highchair are provided. Thus, the Finca is suitable for both couples and families with children, but the location of the house is perfect for athletes: several hiking and mountain bike trails lead through the Sierra de Levante to the natural beach Cala Torta and the nature reserve of Betlem velvet Monastery , Just like the Cala Torta are also other beaches in 8-10 km distance, including the magnificent Cala Agulla in Cala Ratjada. And the Golf Club Capdepera, including popular barbecue events is 5 km away.
The villa can with an occupancy of up to max. 6 people are rented at a lower price.
Arta is one of 53 municipalities on Mallorca and is located in the northeast of the largest Balearic Island. It belongs to the Llevant region, making it about 60 km from the capital Palma de Mallorca. The Massís d'Artà, which is considered the highest massif of the eastern mountain ranges of the Llevant region, accounts for more than half of the municipal area. In the west the municipality borders the bay of Alcudia and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea.
The coast here extends over 25 kilometers. Covering an area of about 140 km2leben about 7,500 people in the municipality. The majority of the population, about 6000 people living in the same village of Arta, which is the administrative center of the municipality. As official languages Spanish and Catalan apply. The community and especially the valley landscape of Massís d'Arta are characterized by the cultivation of fig, almond and carob trees.
In addition, the municipality stands out with extensive uninhabited areas and see the mountains mainly olive tree crops. July is in Arta which is otherwise climatically characterized by year-round rainfall, the driest month. In October again the highest rainfall is measured.
History of Arta
The first records of Arta date back to 1232, while still under the name "Yartân" in Llibre de repartiment de Mallorca (Jaume I). This name originates from the Arabic word for garden - "Gertan". The so called landscape has been populated with the first settlements of Mallorca.
In addition, it is assumed that the fortress, which is located on a hill above the town, originated before the seizure by Islamic-Arab cultures. This fort was known both from the 10th to the 13th century, so in the Arab period the municipality, as well as under the later Catalan rule under the name Almudaina.This name is the Arabic word for castle or fortress. The approximately one meter thick fortress wall with its main tower Sant Miguel surrounds the Sanctuary of the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador within which you can examine a wooden Romanesque statue of the Virgin Mary today. This was brought according to tradition in the conquest of the Balearic island of James I, one of the greatest monarchs of the time or of the Spanish Middle Ages, to the island.
The Yartan peninsula was during the Moorish and Arab time a thirteen parts of Mallorca. By the Catalan conquest and after the arrival of the Premonstratensians from the 13th century, the village of Arta: The Premonstratensian founded the Priory of Santa Maria del Bellpuig.This country house is located just southwest of Arta and from there the present city area was parceled out and colonized. This city was "the courts of Almudaina" called 'which is why the city was called until the 15th century Almudaina before the name was changed in Arta, after this previously referred to the whole district.
Top 5 things to do in Arta
In addition to the fortress on Mount Calvary, which surrounds the Sanctuary of San Salvador, include a walk through the center of Artà to "must" if you spend your holiday there: At the Plaça Espanya you will find a small museum with exhibits from the time of Talayot- Culture and the Romans.
The way to spectacular fortress, see the signs within the city. But you can also follow the beautiful and far to be seen supporting arch (Transfiguración del Señor) below the fortress. It should be noted that parking a car in the old town is almost impossible.
In addition, shaded by cypress stone steps to the Sanctuary Sanctuaries are an attraction that you can not miss! The breathtaking view of the fully accessible wall crowning the rise.
Especially in the month of May, in the blooming fruit trees, visitors should also take a trip to Ermita de Betlem.It is especially the way there, which was worth it. This extends through a beautiful and idyllic valley and continues on a narrow serpentine winding road over a mountain range. From this ridge you have a look at the settlement Colonia de Sant Pere and the bay of Alcudia and if the weather conditions even agree to Cap Formentor. Within walking distance on the sacred Font de S'Ermita the coast between Colonia de Sant Pere and Betlem.
Moreover, Cala Torta, a bay that far located from each population and on the north coast is considered, as a popular destination. She is also in, but by no means only, nudist fans popular.The crystal clear water is ideal for swimming and since the beach only slightly decreases, it is ideally suited for children.
Also worth mentioning are the famous caves of Arta. These belong to the community of the town, are, however, about 10 km from Artà.
Sports and Recreation in Artà
You many different possibilities of sports and leisure activities on offer in and around Arta around. Thus it is possible with a boat of Arta from driving to Cape Ferrutx: you can watch the island from the sea, or jump into the refreshing water and swim.For the reason that the flow is low, this bathing experience is also very suitable for children.
There is about 5 km from Arta golf course in Capdepera and Golf Club in Canyamel. This is located about 7 km from Arta. In addition, a trip to the ancient Monastery Torre de Canyamel worth. This has its own brewery and offers unconventional dishes like suckling pig and other delicacies.
Top Restaurants in Arta
In Arta there are countless restaurants, all offering its own unique charm.So the La Calatrava offers a romantic atmosphere for a dinner for two. But also for other special occasions such as business lunches or company events, La Calatrava Dinner, After-hours, and desserts.
The Grill & Tapas Ca Nostra contrast serves mainly the opportunity for a hearty breakfast or for a leisurely brunch.
In Restaurant Na Creu the guest will turn the steak over tapas to international courts everything your heart desires. The family restaurant is ideal for lunch and dinner.
Other restaurants like Vino e Cucina, which specializes in Italian cuisine, or the Sant Salvador, which includes the Spanish and European cuisine, round off the culinary offer in Arta. Advance booking is recommended for all restaurants.
Spa & GymUnheated Outdoor swimming pool
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden