Es Moli


Location

Fornalutx Soller area
Fornalutx is situated on the North West coast of Mallorca, it is a small mountain village 10 minutes from Soller town and 12 minutes from the Puerto Soller and its beach. It is just 40 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Palma city centre. Fornalutx is a picturesque mountain village, which has won the national touristic prize for one of the prettiest and most well kept villages in Spain. It is surrounded by terraced mountains and valleys where they grow the best tasting oranges, lemons, almonds and olives.

Planning

Es Moli has a living-dining room with an open plan kitchen and two bedrooms, each with its own en-suite shower room. There is a fire place in dining area. Fabulous mountain views can be enjoyed from the windows in the upper sitting area, which has TV/video and stereo. Kitchen is fully equipped with new refrigerator, oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher. Air conditioning in bedrooms and living-dining room. The house has a delightful stone-paved sitting area shaded by a pergola with a barbecue for a warm summer’s evening. Delightfully refurbished Jan. 2002. Situated in the charming mountain village of Fornalutx with bars, restaurants, shops, bank and 12 minutes drive to the sea at Port Soller. Palma 30 minutes away and airport 40 minutes drive.

Accessibility

Due to it being in a mountain village there are lots of steps. There is a small road leading to the house but parking needs to be done in one of the 3 car parks nearby.

Outside

The house has a delightful stone-paved sitting area shaded by a pergola with a barbecue for a warm summer evening al fresco dinner. It also has a small herbal garden.

Coast/Beach

The closest beach is 10 minutes drive away in Puerto Soller and 5 minutes drive to Soller town

Travel

Fornalutx is a 40 minutes drive from the airport, 30 minutes to Palma. Public transport is scarce so a car is recommended. There is car hire both at the airport and in Soller.

Distances

Nearest village is Biniaraix, then comes Soller. There are villages along the North West coast of Mallorca which are of interest as well as places of interest like, Sa Calobra and the Lluc Monastry, to mention just a few.

Further details

Fornalutx has twice been elected one of Spain’s most beautiful and best preserved village. There are lovely mountain walks with stunning views wherever you go. Towards the valley of Soller with its lemon and orange groves, or up the majestic Tramuntana mountain or charming country roads with the stone terraced landscape with olive groves, sheep and goats. The village itself is a ‘living’ village with banks, post office, shops, hairdresser, butcher, iron monger, carpenter, fisherman and of course the meeting point, the Plaza, a lovely little square with the church, bars, and restaurants surrounding it. The women, like in the old days, still come and do their laundry, just outside the Es Moli house, in the reservoir of water from the well. The same water that used to turn the mill wheel of Es Moli.
Soller the nearby town, derives its name from the Moorish word sullier which means the golden valley from its orange groves. There was a great trade of the citrus fruit with France and it is said that the Sun King himself, Louis XIV would eat no other oranges than the ones from Soller. Historically it was also an important weaving town. The citrus trade and the weaving industry provided for a private steam railway, carved through the mountain in the late nineteenth century, connecting Soller with Palma. It’s an enchanting option to the new toll-road tunnel linking Soller to Palma. A charming antique tram runs regularly between Soller town and the Port of Soller.
The Port itself, an attractive sandy cove with beach restaurants but also some fine dining restaurants, unpretentious bars, beach activities such as swimming, sailing, canoeing, wind surfing and boat trips. There are tennis courts, gyms, bicycles for hire and lots of other activities in and around Soller/Fornalutx.

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