The pool
Garden gate
Kitchen terrace

The House and Facilities

Casa Sol y Montes (house of sun and mountains) is situated just five minutes walk from the old village square of Fornalutx. Although central to the village, the house is totally secluded. The oldest part of the house is over 300 years old, but it has been added to over the centuries. It retains a wealth of original features, and the sensitive restoration means that it combines the feel of a traditional Mallorcan house with features of luxury modern living; this is reflected in the furnishings which are a mixture of antique and modern.

Originally two smaller houses combined into one, the house is a maze of space, light and stunning views. With accommodation over four floors and a tower, internally it comprises a striking entrance hall, a summer sitting room, a dining room, a spacious kitchen, a computer room, a laundry room, two double and two double/ twin bedrooms and one single bedroom. Each bedroom has its own bath/shower room - two of which are ensuite. On the top floor is the main living room with breathtaking views of the mountains. Its French windows open to the top terrace and the majestic sight of Puig Major - the highest mountain in Majorca.

Externally, the house has three large, south-facing terraces, each allowing sun and shade throughout the day. There is a small, additional shady terrace with a traditional bench seat and original tiles. The kitchen terrace, with a private pool that offers a quick way of cooling down from the summer sun, has an outside dining table and barbeque. The middle terrace has a purpose built crow's nest - ideal for an evening drink, and the top terrace, with its small glass-fronted reading room tucked into the corner, is an ideal place to absorb the beautiful sunsets.

The house is located close to the centre of Fornalutx, and has a terraced garden filled with almond, lemon and orange trees. It even has its own casita del burro (little donkey house). Adjacent to the property is an ancient olive grove, reputedly home to one of the oldest olive trees in the world. A family of outdoor cats came with the property, and we have continued to look after them - feeding them away from the house. This may be an issue to consider if you dislike cats, or have an allergy to them. 

The facilities provided include: Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, American fridge freezer; laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board; central heating; air conditioning/ceiling fan; wood-burning stoves; telephone; flat screen satellite televisions in the two living rooms and all double bedrooms; DVD player and a digital TV recorder; wireless internet access; Wii Fit; iPod speaker system; telescope; barbecue and a private pool (6m x 3m) for the sole use of guests.