Set amidst the agricultural heartland of the island, Son Mercadal is a charming, authentic Mallorcan homestead. This is a peaceful rural retreat, perfect for those wanting to step away from the mad rush of everyday living, and immerse themselves in a slower, simpler pace of life. Owned for generations by a local family, this eight bedroom hotel feels intimate and friendly.
The converted 19th century farmhouse sits in extensive grounds, surrounded by vineyards and orchards. The spacious gardens and a relaxing pool area means there is plenty of space for guests to unwind and bask in the Mallorcan sun.
The house has very authentic interiors with traditional furniture that has been restored from previous generations of the family. All the bedrooms are individual and have antique furniture, original wooden beams and exposed stone walls. For privacy, the rooms have their own entrance and terraces, with external staircases leading to private terraces on the first floor.
The owners pride themselves on their generous hospitality, always on hand to offer local advice or to ensure guests are happy with their meals. The huge breakfasts are a treat, using seasonal fresh produce grown at the finca, homemade pastries and jams together with a selection of cold meats and cheeses. Dinner is also special and popular with guests due to the quality of food and the ambience. The pretty outside terrace is lit up by candle light and three courses of delicious traditional Mallorcan cuisine are served.
For those who wish to explore beyond the peace of Son Mercadal, the traditional market towns of Porreres and Campos are nearby. Whilst the South coast with its stunning white beaches of Es Trenc and Ses Coves are nearer than expected – just a 20 minutes drive.