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Mallorca Villa & Villages

Fabulous Villa, Food, Siestas & Picturesque Villages

sunny 30 °C
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We had the pleasure of staying at Finca Bennassar on the outskirts of Pollensa, a beautiful stone farmhouse owned by the Bennassar family for over 200 years. Set amongst the olive groves in the northern pocket of Mallorca. It provided comfortable accommodation for the 10 of us with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, indoor/outdoor living and eating areas, gorgeous courtyard, pool (no fence) and BBQ casita. IMG_0695.jpg IMG_0693.jpg IMG_0523.jpg IMG_0498.jpg IMG_0506.jpg
The Spanish know how to survive the heat and the finca is designed well with thick stone walls and shutters to make the rooms dark and cool in the middle of the day. This made it easy for us to have a siesta. Our routine was morning visits to beaches (see other post), lunch washed down with rosado, siesta and then late afternoon/evenings by the pool. IMG_0649.jpg IMG_0592.jpg IMG_0719.jpg
We enjoyed the culinary offerings of the Pollensa on a couple of evenings also washed down with local rosado. IMG_0490.jpg
Lots of fun – the kids loved it. Some great food – enjoyed the salami, jamon, tomatoes, mushrooms & stone fruit washed down with the local rosado.

Pollensa is one of the larger of this pocket's villages with a delightful historic centre of picturesque placas and cobbled lanes – a heritage planner's dream. IMG_0573.jpg IMG_0566.jpg
Pollensa hosts the local produce market on a Sunday which enabled us to purchase our initial supply of local fruit, vege, cold meats and cheeses. IMG_0419.jpg
Had a couple of nights out for dinner in Pollensa IMG_0604.jpg IMG_0612.jpg
enjoying the food and ambiance of the town square with one of the highlights being the boys joining an impromptu game of football in the Placa Major with children from all around the world. IMG_0636.jpg IMG_0631.jpg
You may have guessed we drank a lot of rosado, the local rose.

On the last day we took the scenic route back to Palma down the Western side of the island where the mountains meet the sea - very windey roads but gorgeous scenery.IMG_0767.jpg IMG_0790.jpg IMG_0832.jpg
A Magic Holiday.

Posted by aadjoTRIP 22:32 Archived in Spain

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TAKE ME TO SPAIN...I'm not coming back!

by Ben McNamara

Ahhhhhh the whole week looks idyllic and lots of fun! Love the shots of the kids playing football in the square! And the farmhouse looks gorgeous! xxx

by Karen McNamara

I think I am going to UNSUBSCRIBE can not cope with another beach / villa story or any more idyllic photos. Our weather today -1.1 minimum, fog until 2pm, maximum 7. Ange, glad to see you are still alive XX

by Wright Family

Wow! There seems so be something for everyone in Spain - lovely weather, good food and wine, places to visit, amazing scenery, relaxation and fun for the kids. Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

by Alicia McNamara

Dianne, Please don't unsubscribe - we love your witty comments - they are keeping us entertained and making Andrew take more photos!! PS It rained in Paris today.

by aadjoTRIP

The finca at Mallorca looks fabulous. Beats Forster? Dominic - the U10's needed you last weekend, down 1 - nil.
Disfruten! (Enjoy)

by Crawfords

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