5 properties where you can retire in the sun
Are you thinking of retiring in the Mediterranean?
It's the end of summer and time to go back to work and school - But what if you had a pad in the sunshine you could visit at any time of year?
Mallorca is not the Caribbean, granted, and its winters can be cold and damp, like everywhere else in Europe, but its climate is temperate and mild, sheltered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Tramuntana Mountains that spread along its western coastline like a shield. You can swim in the sea until late October, cycle in November and the almond begins to blossom on the trees in mid January marking a tentative end to winter and hailing a new spring. By April we are fully immersed in pre-holiday activity and warm sunny days. There are seasons, and it can rain copiously in autumn and snows occasionally in the mountains, but you can sit outside in the sunshine most days all year round.
We have searched our property listings all over the north of the island and selected our 5 favourite homes; places we think are best suited to owners looking to live partly in Mallorca and partly elsewhere, or wanting to retire abroad somewhere tranquil and friendly with great all year round weather, but not too far away.
1920's TOWNHOUSE to retire abroad in Pollensa
REF. : C1915
Sprawling Pollensa townhouse built in 1920s
On the ground level there is a spacious living area leading out to the terrace, with bbq area, guest toilet and a storage space that could also be used for a small car. The kitchen can be accessed from here and also from the patio.
The first floor has 2 large bedrooms and bathrooms and two staircases, one to a rooftop terrace and the other to a large loft with access to the terrace, which could be turned into 2 more bedrooms. The house benefits from the great comfort of oil central heating.
PENTHOUSE APARTMENT BY THE SEA in Port de Pollensa
REF. : A1834
Bellresguard luxury pad with lift and pool
4 bedroom penthouse apartment located in the residential complex Bellresguard in Puerto Pollensa, one of the most exclusive residential areas in the town located just a few minutes walk from the beach and Pine Walk. Built-in wardrobes, private garage, an elevator and rooftop terrace all conspire to make this property one of the most exquisite pieces of real estate near the sea on the Bay of Pollensa.
C17th FINCA to renovate in the Pollensa countryside
REF. : C1656
Large Estate in Pollensa in need of total refurbishment
This is a fabulous 47 hectare grand estate in the outskirts of Pollensa old town, with farmland, an oak forest and mountainside. The house is set on slightly elevated land with parts of the building dating back to the 17th century. The total constructed area is 450 m2 and includes an olive press. The more modern part of the building was last refurbished in the 80´s with three bedrooms, a shower room, spacious living area with great views and a kitchen. This is a unique opportunity to restore one of the most emblematic properties on the Pollensa market and retire in the countryside.
VILLA WITH POOL to retire abroad in Pollensa
REF. : C1900
Enchanting 5 bedroom villa in La Font, nr Pollensa Old Town
One level ground floor property in the upmarket residential area of La Font in Pollensa with 5 bedrooms and 2 living areas. The large plot (5.473 sq.m) of this property ensures enough space, in the sun or in the shade, anytime of the day thanks to extensive terraces and lawn areas. Spacious throughout, this a home which is equipped for year round living, it has central heating, air conditioning, a laundry room and garage and is fitted with an alarm system.
GROUND FLOOR FLAT in Bellresguard, Port de Pollensa
REF. : C1716
Ground floor luxury living in upmarket residential area
You may have seen them on the drive to Formentor, white modernist buildings to the left, nestled into the hillside, steps away from the Pine Walk and the sea. This is Bellresguard, Puerto Pollensa's most exclusive residential complex, set in manicured gardens with communal swimming pools and here is your chance to own a property in this fabulous location!