Fabulous Villa, Food, Siestas & Picturesque Villages
27.06.2009 - 04.07.2009 30 °C
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.
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.
We enjoyed the culinary offerings of the Pollensa on a couple of evenings also washed down with local rosado.
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.
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.
Had a couple of nights out for dinner in Pollensa
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.
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.
A Magic Holiday.