We are honoured to offer this iconic property for sale, very little encapsulates the essence of Menorca more than this distinguished country home within walking distance to all of the amenities that the town of Alaior (Alayor, Centre, Menorca) has to offer.
The traditional façade of this beautiful home is in contrast to the comfortable interior and manicured gardens. The property benefits from several annexes in the garden, which gives this home lots of options and versatility in the way that it is used to suit their owners. Currently the main house has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a comfortable kitchen-dining room on the ground floor, and a large living room with open fire on the upper floor with double height ceilings. The property is extremely bright throughout and is very well maintained.
There are 2 annexes in the garden, one is currently a guest room with ensuite and the other is currently used as a store and laundry room, however has the potential to be converted in to a further guest annex.
The garden itself is enchanting, a beautifully thought out oasis to pass the long summer’s evenings entertaining or relaxing with family. There are raised beds to plant herbs and beautifully scented flowers, fruit trees, mature olive trees, large green open spaces, dove house, numerous seating areas with custom made cushions, large dining spaces, not to mention the various cooking areas, ranging from a pizza oven, paella station, barbecues and specialist steak barbecue.
Additionally the property benefits from a lovely swimming pool. What more could you ask for.
Alaior is one of the most quintessential of Menorcan towns, located in the Centre of Menorca, benefiting from an all year round community, medical centre, schools, sports complex and shops. Not far from the beaches of Son Bou and Calan Porter on the South Coast with their beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters in a picture postcard setting. To the north, you have the beaches of Arenal d’en Castell, Macaret, Son Parc (Arenal de Son Saura) and Fornells, an area which is great for water sports. Alaior is just as special in the evening, as it is in the day, enjoy a stroll around the town and stop off to taste some local tapas in the heart of the commercial center, there is no better way to immerse yourself in to the Spanish way of living. The airport is a 10 mins drive away, the nearest towns are Mercadal, Sant Clemente and Mahon, and the nearest alternative beaches / resorts are Santo Tomas, Cala Canutells, Binidali, Es Calo Blanc, Binisafua, Binibequer and Punta Prima on the south coast, Es Grau and Cala Mesquida on the north coast.
Alaior town, traditionally was a village which specialised in farming and cattle-raisin. Its main focus now is on the service industry. Crafts are also a great source of income in this area, specially handcrafted footwear.
Alaior still reflects its charming medieval and historic heritage, on an ancient hill dominated by its beautiful church of Santa Eulalia. It is not unusual to see a rider on horseback, winding through the streets, as horses play a huge part in the towns culture. Alaior has a picturesque rural road running from its town to Es Mercadal, called the Cami d´en kane, which was the main thoroughfare, before the main road was built.
The municipality has some stunning beaches, such as Son Bou and Calan Porter, which are both a very short drive from the town. Alaior is fantastic for wondering about early or late evening, when the heat of the sun is not around and the light brings out a more intense colour pallet. There is a market and live music every Wednesday evening during the summer season and the whole town is alive and vibrant with tourists and locals alike, enjoying tapas, cold refreshments and the warm Mediterranean air.
Camí Llumenes, 18, 07730 Alaior, Illes Balears, Spain