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Discover Mallorca's alternative natural hotspots

13th September 2012 Print
Serra de Tramuntana

As Mallorca’s long, hot summer draws to a close, begin the new season away from the beaches and enjoy the island’s other natural hotspots, from its nature reserves and national parks to miles of caves hiding stalactites and underground lagoons, and the majestic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. For the perfect end-of-summer break, Mallorca Farmhouses are offering a choice of private villas, cottages and converted farmhouses in some of the island’s most idyllic rural locations.

All properties come with a private pool and maid service, and nearly all have complimentary internet connection. Suggestions include:

Finca Sa Cavea - A fabulous four-bedroom farmhouse dating back to 1725, this traditional property is located in the south-eastern village of Cas Concos and boasts vaulted ceilings, a wealth of original artefacts and is only a short walk to the local shops and bakery. Available this autumn/winter from £665 per week and sleeping eight, the price equates to £83 per person.

What to see and do: Surrounded by miles of roaming countryside, with beautiful, far reaching views, guests can hire bikes locally or visit the nearby tennis courts, just a few miles away. While the beautiful and prehistoric Caves of Drac are close by, host to Lake Martel - one of the largest underground lakes in the world.

Sa Sinia - A beautifully presented five-bedroom modern villa, Sa Sinia is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the south east of Mallorca and enjoys magnificent views towards the distant sea and rolling hillsides.  Furnished to a very high standard with oak beams throughout, the property includes all the mod-cons, as well as a Jacuzzi and BBQ terrace. Available this autumn/winter from £828 per week and sleeping nine, the price equates to £92 per person.

What to see and do: Those seeking idyllic coastal walks should visit the nearby Mondrago National Park. This remote and beautiful area has been protected for 20 years and boasts several paths which meander around the headland, while the low hills, dunes and wetlands are home to a host of different bird species.

Les Oliveras - a three-bedroom stone-clad country cottage situated in the La Font area of Pollenca. This characterful hideaway offers beamed ceilings, a feature fireplace and stunning views to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, while the garden is full of olive trees and has a poolside BBQ terrace. Available this autumn/winter from £828 per week and sleeping six, the price equates to £138 per person.

What to see and do: Nearby amenities include a golf-course, horse-riding and tennis courts, while those wanting to really explore the area can head to the Llevant Peninsula, in the north east of Mallorca. This hilly terrain could almost pass for the Scottish highlands, with its covering of heathers and shrubs at the higher altitudes.

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Serra de Tramuntana