Wow, what a lovely time we’ve had on the stunning island of Mallorca! We stayed in the most beautiful old finca (Spanish farmhouse) which we found through Airbnb.
Finca Filicumis is an old olive farm (still complete with its original olive press) lovingly restored by its owners who have kept a lot of the original features whilst adding some really modern, scandi-cool furnishings into the mix. The finca’s main building dates back to 1828 and it is still a working farm with almond, olive and orange groves as well as sheep and chickens (the eggs are amazing!).
It’s so peaceful here at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains with nothing but the sound of birds and cattle-bells to distract you and yet it’s only a short drive away from most of Mallorca (30 minutes drive to Palma Airport).
We loved the beautiful simplicity of it all.
Filicumis has 5 apartments. We chose S’Aljub as we really wanted a terrace, and two bedrooms. It’s ideal for two couples or a family of four but not great for really small children as the 2nd bedroom is on a mezzanine which has quite steep stairs. It was perfect for us though.
It’s very simple but I loved the stylish touches and washed concrete bathrooms. The showers were fantastic and beds were a dream. It’s always nice to be in a holiday apartment that feels luxurious without being ‘bling’!
I was initially concerned that it would feel cold at this time of year but it was beautifully heated – we didn’t even need to use the log burner!
The only downside is that there isn’t really enough cupboard space for storing clothes & luggage but that was fairly minor for us as we only had hand luggage.
There are some stunning hikes around this finca with a few places of historical interest to stumble across such as an ancient funeral/burial cave and the crumbling remains of a Tayolitic settlement.
It really is quite breath-taking.
If you’re looking for a quiet holiday away from the crowds this is the perfect spot.
We hired a car (I think you definitely need one in this area) and did quite a bit of exploring which I’ll share in my next travel post.
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