Romantic house overlooking the Village
This charming stone-clad house is situated on a quiet and peaceful lane overlooking the historic village of Alaro, yet within easy walking distance of the village centre.
The two-bedroom property has a very desirable south-west aspect with wonderful unobstructed views over the village and across the valley to the mountains of Randa, 25 kms away.
Stone steps lead up from beside the carport to the entrance of the house and the front terrace. The stone frontage of the house is covered with a mature glycinia, which flowers beautifully during March and April, and in the centre of the spacious 72 sq.m. terrace is a mature flowering Judas tree whose large leaves provide wonderful shade to the seating area beneath during the heat of summer.
The house is very charming and has a rather romantic feel.
The house was built around 1910, having approximately 100 m2 of living space over two floors, set within 652 sq.m. of gardens.
The two-bedroom property has been remodelled several times since construction, most recently in 1998, and has electric central heating in all rooms, together with air-conditioning in both bedrooms.
The house is connected to the mains water and sewage systems.
The electrical wiring has been fully modernised and there are connections for satellite TV, telephone and internet (broadband).
The 33 sq.m. living/dining room has a large traditional open fireplace, perfect for burning logs in winter.
The kitchen has a gas cooker, refrigerator and dishwasher installed and overlooks the rear garden.
Outside is a beautifully arranged rear garden with a fully automated irrigation system. There is a tiled terrace and additional storage space to the rear of the house, with steps leading on to the upper garden.
Upstairs, the landing houses two additional fitted wardrobes and doors leading to the two bedrooms and bathroom.
The two double bedrooms each have fitted wardrobes, air conditioning, and views to the front of the house.
The bathroom includes a tiled shower, wash basin and w.c.
It is also possible to access the rear garden directly from the upper floor of the house.
The village of Alaró is located at the base of the Tramuntana mountain range which two years ago was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With approximately 5,300 inhabitants, Alaro is quite lively all year round with no “closed season”. All the shops, restaurants and 3 small hotels are usually open and there is always activity on the streets and in the market place. With the population ranging from babies to 100-year old inhabitants, Alaro has retained its very special “village” character. The market place is ringed by the town hall, the church, a bakery and 6 cafes/restaurants, and is the focal point of village life everyday. Here, at any time of day you can meet friends for a drink of wine, beer or coffee and delicious snacks such as a crispy bocadillo and hear the latest gossip about the village and its surroundings. On Saturday mornings there is a busy market here used by locals and the expats who have established themselves in Alaro.
Alaro is well served with excellent road and rail transport links. Access to the main motorway network is 6 kms away and the train station is located about 3 kms away, with car parking facilities at the station and also a shuttle bus service connecting to the train station from the village centre. The inexpensive trains run every 20 minutes from Alaro station, taking you west in 20 minutes to beautiful Palma, with wonderful restaurants and designer shopping, or east to the famous leather-working town of Inca, only 8 kms away, and then further on to Manacor, home to the world no.1 tennis ace Rafael Nadal.
Alaró is located only 26 kms from Palma and 29 kms from the airport and yet remains an example of the authentic peaceful Mallorca. The village retains its original narrow cobbled streets, interesting town houses and Mediterranean character.
From Alaro you can drive through the beautiful area known as the Switzerland of Mallorca to the romantic mountain town of Orient where you will find 3 wonderful restaurants.
From television programmes, many people will be familiar with the mountain restaurant “Es Verger” situated above the village and below the ruins of the castle of Alaró. Here is where the best lamb on the island, cooked in a stone oven, is served.
Beaches: The main beaches of Pollensa, Alcudia, Es Trenc or Playa de Palma are all within 30-40 minutes by car, with countless other small beaches and coves to discover.
Golf: Mallorca is a golfer’s paradise with around 18 courses. The closest two 18-hole golf courses to Alaro, at Puntiró and Son Termens, are about 20 minutes away by car.
Test by Debbie Support
|Ad placed by||Property Owner|
|Property Type||Semi Detached|
|Living Area sqm||105|
|Land Size sqm||625|
|Features||Fireplace, Air conditioning, Guest toilet, Built-in kitchen, Mountain view, Garden|