Finca Living, Mallorca

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.

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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!).

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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.

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“Reception”

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The original olive press.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

For further information and to book, click here.

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