A Traditional Finca
Can Pastrana is a lovely secluded finca on a fairly steep hillside just outside Campanet. It is surrounded by trees giving welcome shade and birdsong, including a distant peacock, to gently wake you up in the morning. Its garden contains orange trees, cacti, a swimming pool, a hammock as well as the usual garden furniture and a retractable awning over the east facing terrace attached to the house. The house has been modernised from a traditional home. The road to Can Pastrana is narrow but there is virtually no traffic on it, only half a dozen cars a day. The entrance into the property is very steep and the gate hard to close. But the instructions and photographs from the owners of how to get there were very clear. The house was clean and fresh for our arrival. The master bedroom had a very comfortable bed and an airconditioning unit should it be needed, and there was a gas heater in the living room plus woodburning stove should it be too cold. The owners had also thoughtfully provided some provisions for our arrival, for which we were very grateful, and toys had we taken children with us. The livingroom had a large dining table with chandeliers and four armchairs and TV set plus free wifi.There was a drawer full of instruction booklets and spares and we found laundry equipment and sweeping brushes in the underground room. The traditional Mallorcian town of Campanet is a short walk away up the hill. It has a small supermarket and an open air market on Tuesdays.
Gut: This is the real Mallorca close to but away from the main tourist scene. We loved the peace and quiet.
Nicht so gut: Not sure about the electrics. The bathroom and kitchen were a bit small, but it is an old family house
Lage: There are the local limestone caves with stalagmites and stalagtites, the Monastery at Lluc, traditional hillside towns and Alcudia and Pollenca