From the cypress tree-lined hill tops and fields of olive orchard, you might certainly be forgiven for thinking Tuscany rather than Mallorca; however this scenic little region (in fact referred to locally as 'Little Tuscany') is easily as appealing as any of Italy's much feted vistas. Along a back road, hidden amongst this landscape, is the impressive villa C'Awanui.
Living areas open almost unperceptively onto surrounding outdoor terraces, furnished with loungers and sofas, and dotted with exotic Mediterranean and Southern Hemisphere planting. A full summer kitchen is equipped with grill and drinks fridge, adjacent to which a covered dining area overlooks a night-lit 10m pool, with Roman steps and views of the surrounding grounds and olive orchards. Once through the electric gates, this retreat is both private and secluded. Accommodation is centred on the main house, with living areas and a very well equipped kitchen opening onto surrounding terraces. Three bedrooms on the ground floor, each with bathroom, surround a second living area with sofas and a selection of coffee-table reading. Stairs lead to a master bedroom on the first floor, with large bathroom, including 'tub with a view', a separate dressing area, and access to a roof sun terrace with views to the bay of Pollensa on the horizon.
Within walking distance of the house is Pollensa golf course and within a very short drive the old town of Pollensa, with its cafes, restaurants and 365 steps to the chapel at Calvary, with its celebrated Easter parade and spectacular views across the Tramuntana to the bay of Alcudia.
- Dining area
- Living area with TV, Sonos
- Second sitting area
- Bedroom 1 with queen-sized bed (1m60) en suite bathroom with bath and shower
- Bedroom 2 with twin beds (0m90) with en suite shower room
- Bedroom 3 with twin beds (0m90) with en suite shower room
- Bedroom 4 with queen-sized bed (1m60) en suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate dressing room and access to roof terrace with views to the bay of Pollensa.
The Gardens: Enclosed gardens are a mix of lawn and orchard, and dotted with exotic pots and planting of both Mediterranean and southern hemisphere varieties.
The Views: Dining and outdoor terraces look over the pool and grounds, including the bay of Pollensa from the first floor roof terrace.
Why we like it: For its combination of style and substance, with the attractions of scenic northern Mallorca on the doorstep.