Son Roqueta


Location

Son Roqueta is a former traditional Mallorcan finca or farmhouse which was built in the 19th century. Only half a km from the town of Soller and a few km more to the sea and Puerto Soller. There are 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and enjoys the most stunning panoramic views over Soller’s Citrus Valley, the dramatic Tramuntana mountains and the sea. It is only 20 min from Palma or 30 min from the airport if you use the Soller tunnel.

History

Its restoration was completed in September 2008, preserving much of its original features and adding both comfort as well as luxury.
The restoration has created a comfortable and luxurious house in a peaceful and private setting, seemingly remote yet the charming and lively town of Soller is only a short drive or even a walk away.

Description

Son Roqueta is built on the mountain slope and the landscape consist of 5 terraces with the house over 2 terraces, outdoor kitchen, large pool, a garden with fruit trees, olives, almond and walnut tree, vegetables, flowers and herbs. On the 3rd terrace there is a full size Boule court which is a traditional local pastime (Petanca).
The house consists of 2 floors, a cellar and another small house which has a double room with en-suite bathroom and there is a separate laundry/utility room. The ground floor leads out to a nice terrace, perfect to catch the morning sun while having breakfast and enjoying panoramic views.The ground floor has stairs leading to the cellar store room and stairs leading to the half floor and 1st floor. This is where the living room, dining room, wine cellar and the kitchen is situated all leading out to the terrace.

Bedrooms

Half a floor up there is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a small dressing room. On the 1st floor there is another double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a cupboard. There is the office and then a corridor leading to the 2 master bedrooms with 4 poster double beds, en-suite larger bathrooms and dressing rooms. The 2 master bedrooms lead out straight to the terrace with the pool, sun lounges and the fully equipped outdoor kitchen and barbecue and with a magnificent teak table which seats 14 people.

Livingroom

The living room has comfortable sofas and arm chairs, a coffee table, TV Sky satellite and Bang & Olufsen stereo system and a fire place for winter evenings.

Diningroom

The dining room that looks in to the Wine bodega has a teak made to measure table that seats ten.

Kitchen

The kitchen is practical and fully equipped with a double door fridge freezer with a water dispenser, 5 ring gas hobs, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, double sink, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender and other useful kitchen machines.
The house is fully air conditioned in every room as well as central heating.

Bathrooms

En-suite larger bathrooms and a dressing room.

Outdoors

The outdoor kitchen is probably Son Roquetas highlight and is designed to allow outside living during the summer. It is fully equipped with dishwasher, double sink, 4 ring hobs, wood burning large oven, electric grill and charcoal grill, a fridge freezer with ice maker, a Paella gas ring. There is a made to measure teak table, all done in one piece, that seats 14 people. Frankly it is magnificent.

Pool

The pool is 12 x 5.5 meters. There is an outdoor shower by the pool, sun lounges in teak and an umbrella.

Terrace

On the roof terrace, with breathtaking views all the way down to the Port of Soller and the sea, there is a pergola and underneath a sitting group with sofas and chairs and a coffee table, the perfect spot for your sun downer-drink after a long sunny day.

Boule court

Above this terrace is the Boccia or Boule court (in Spanish Petanca) for those who want a game. It becomes infectious.

Further details

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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