This beautifully converted and charming cottage in a natural setting is ideal for getting away from the daily stress of the city and to enjoy for some days relaxing in the countryside. This is a restored stone cottage, originally constructed as a shelter for the people that used to work in the lime ovens located around the area. You can see these stone and mud constructions on the way to the house.
The house was renovated a few years ago with respect for the original structure. It has a manicured finish and a rustic style. The 35 square meters of the house are composed of a full kitchen and a living-room with a fireplace and a separate bedroom with a double bed and a complete bathroom. Perfect for couples, who want to enjoy intimacy and repose. Also for families that want to take their children on a few days of excursion, for kids who enjoy adventure it is possible to set up a tent outside. Perfect, as well, for single travellers that wish to experience some days of introspection and meditation in company of the nature.
Acces to the house is situated between Ciutadella and Ferreries, around eight kilometres from each town. In the km 37 of the main road Maó-Ciutadella approximately. From there you must turn off and drive up into the forest ten minutes to the cottage. If you travel by car, it is not necessary to take a 4x4, but it is more comfortable to drive one that is not too low, because the route is not paved. You can get an idea of the journey distance by looking the aerial photos from the image description. The cottage is surrounded by a forest area of 475,000 sqm, ideal to experience the privacy and peacefulness that permeates the open air and enjoy pleaseant hiking in the forest.
During winter, a large quantity of mushrooms grow up in this area. Looking for mushrooms between vegetation is a fun activity that can finish with a delicious meal. Prepared and roasted on the barbecue, what could be taster and healthier?
During summer, it's a pleasure to chill out in a hammock below the trees with a good book while listening to the birds sing. Enjoying the long summer evenings on the terrace and sitting down to a sumptuous meal under the stars is marvellous.
A prefabricated pool (6x3,60 m) is at your disposal to refresh you during the hot summer days. The closest pristine beaches are a 20-30 minutes drive away.
Around the farm you often find horses or cows, but they are harmless and friendly.
The house has solar panels and a generator that is activated when solar energy is exhausted. It has potable water and hot water. During summer it is not possible to make fire outside, as the forest area is banned due to fire prevention. Smokers, please be careful whith the cigarette butts.
Don't worry about noise because there are no neighbors in the vicinity.
excellent, absolutely dreamy remote house - we had a wonderful stay and I can highly recommend.
Pasamos quince dias en agosto.
Casa en mitad de un precioso bosque. El camino hasta la casa es de tierra. Para amantes de la naturaleza. A quince minutos de Ciudadella a pesar de estar bastante aislada.
La casa es sencilla
Jonathan nuestro anfitrion muy amable
Tout ètait fidéle à la description. Que de bonnes surprises. C est une location idèale si vous cherchez le calme et la tranquilitè en pleine nature. Pour autant vous êtes à portèe de tous les coins de l ile pour visiter. Je re louerai avec plaisir cette maison! Hors saison l expèrience doit être encore plus atypique!
What a place this is! I almost don't want to leave a review as I don't want anyone else to discover Maria's fabulous forest hideaway!
It's everything the picture suggests - a lovely cottage nestled deep in a Menorcan pine forest. There's an open fire for chilly nights and even a small swimming pool for those really hot days. But it's charm lies in its pure immersion into the surrounding countryside - birdsong to wake you in the morning, frogs who serenade you in the evening!
Gas bottles serve a good hob. Electricity comes from solar panels and/or a generator. If you really want to go 'off grid' (which we did) then you can turn off the genny, let your mobile phones run dry (bliss) and run about the place naked with just the occasional passing horse to witness your follies.
Sadly, there aren't many places like this where one can truly escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, but if you don't mind the 10 minute drive* down a rough track then I can't recommend Maria's cottage enough. And, if you've got hiking legs, then head for the coast. It's about an hour away and when we did it we spotted 5 tortoises sunning themselves.
Book now, though you have to get by me first!!
*Just a quick note on the road in. We had a small Seat hire car, which was good for the job and navigated the bumps and twists admirably. However, I wouldn't have liked to have taken a bigger family car with a longer wheel base down the track as I fear it may have grounded, unless it was a SUV or course.
Wonderful country place. The beauty and privacy of this place can't be beat. Jonathan had the fire going and the wine poured when we arrived, and he made sure that everything worked perfectly and that we had all that we needed.
Maria also has a beautiful place in the casca antigua of Ciutadella.
Both places highly recommended.
Lo hemos pasado muy bien en esta casita con mucho encanto! es el lugar ideal para desconectar y disfrutar de la natureleza en el medio de la isla.
Aunque sea pequeña y simple, la casa esta muy comoda y agradable... estuvimos solamente 2 noches pero la proxima vez seguro que vendremos por 1 semana porque merece la pena !!!
Gracias por la experiencia y por la simpatia de los anfitriones :)
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Familia de Menorca.
Disfrutamos de la naturaleza, nos gusta viajar y conocer diferentes maneras de entender la vida. Cuando nosotros estamos fuera de la isla, Jonathan (persona de confianza que se encarga del mantenimiento de la casa) va a encargarse de recibirles. Si tenéis alguna duda y podemos ayudar en algo no dudéis en contactarnos para mas información.