Outstanding country house with a holiday rental license and views of the mountains, near Pollensa.
Can Picassa is a 300-year old historic country estate (finca). This is a rare opportunity to buy a property that is normally kept for generations in families, as this one was prior to the current owner's purchase in 1987. The setting of the house is in the most elevated position of the much sought-after Vall d'en March valley, located in the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are spectacular, unrivalled and unobstructed views of the mountains and the lush green valley below from the house, pool (7x12m), jacuzzi, the BBQ area and the multiple beautifully cut stone terraces. The house also has an ancient olive press, which is a special feature and part of its history as a prominent producer of olive oil. Many of the ancient, gnarled olive trees are still present together with carob, fig, lemon, pomegranate and plum trees. The valley is also an artist's delight due to the vibrant and changing colours from the sun throughout the day and year. This mountainous location is also well known in Europe as a prime resting spot during April and May and again in the autumn for multiple species of migrating birds.
After being unoccupied for 20 years, the present owner of this finca lovingly restored every inch of the house using the best local craftsmen and materials over a three year period. All original features have been retained including many in the rustic style kitchen. Handmade and polished terracotta floor tiles are used throughout the property. The house also has an old summer kitchen with a wood stove and a large covered dining area with an original traditional bread oven. This area is covered with a large pergola and is one of several places to dine alfresco, easily accommodating 20 people for lunch or dinner. Alongside the BBQ area is the pool and a jacuzzi where you can sip your cocktails while viewing the sun setting over the Serra de Tramuntana.
The property is bright with an open-plan layout and contains a total of six bedrooms, four bathrooms and 2 living areas along with its rustic kitchen, which opens up on one side to the pool and terraces and on the other to the Tafona where the olive oil was made.
The house has two main wings separated by a large and dramatic two-story entrance with the original fully restored sweeping staircase. On the left side of the entrance are two private en-suite bedrooms. On the right side of the property is an unusually large en-suite main bedroom looking out directly to the mountains, along with 3 other bedrooms. Two have views to the mountains and one has its own romantic terrace overlooking the pool, the other looks onto the sun drenched Tafona with mature and colourful bougainvillea and a water fountain made from the 300 year old copper vat used originally to heat the water for the processing of the olive oil.
In addition to the spectacular views and history of this property, there is a special ambience and tranquillity which you can only feel when you visit.
The property disposes of the coveted rental license. Contact us for further information or to arrange a visit to this picturesque finca with amazing views in the Pollensa countryside.