A complimentary jar of home made olive tapenade.
ONE OF MALLORCA’S FABULOUS FINCAS, Ca’s Xorc is set on a ridge high in the hills between Deia and Sóller.
A winding track leads up to this away-from-it-all hilltop hideaway – once an 18th century olive mill – with its sensational views over the Sóller valley and the mountains beyond. It’s a hangout for both celebs (a few big-name rock stars have rolled down here) and for fast-laners ready for some lazing and luxe.
Hidden corners and terraces perfect for unwinding set things off a treat at Ca’s Xorc. A beautifully landscaped infinity pool – gorgeously floodlit at night – is dramatically set on a cliff-edge. Laze on a lounger and soak up the vistas or bubble away in the jacuzzi, set above a little waterfall. Wander among the olive trees, listen to the tinkle of sheep bells and breathe in the scent of lemons.
Inside, Ca’s Xorc oozes Mallorcan rustic chic. Individually designed bedrooms come with pale whitewashed walls, cool stone or tiled floors, wood beamed ceilings, well chosen antiques and crisp white bedlinen. Four poster or coronet beds are draped in drifts of muslin.
Some rooms have farmhouse-style wood fires perfect for curling up around in winter and a private terrace where you can clock 360 degree views. All have well kitted-out bathrooms – some with bathtubs – plus satellite TV.
If you love upstairs, you’ll love downstairs. Mallorcan flowers deck the terraces and stone archways in colour, while tall lanterns and lavish cushions add splashes of Morocco.
First-rate cooking is another highlight at Ca’s Xorc. You can dine at the huge farmhouse-style communal table or in a pretty dining area in the finca’s former olive press. There’s also a panoramic dining terrace outside, and a Moroccan style tent should you decide to throw a private party. Just be sure to book a table on check-in _ they go fast.
If you can tear yourselves away from this peaceful Eden, you’re close enough to Sóller, Deia (with its art galleries and little beach) and Fornalutz to make excursions a breeze. Just go easy on the sangrias before taking those hillside hairpin bends on your return.
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Ca's Xorc was reviewed for Room for Romance by Mairiona Cotter