Welcome to beautiful Son Serralta – one of the most remarkable properties in Spain and in Europe. A World in itself that has been an important part of Mallorcan history since medieval times and contains a rich legacy of Spanish culture. This heritage is evidenced in its own extended lands, pre-historic monuments, cultivations, hills, forests, springs, its traditional impressive architecture and ambience nestled directly in one the most picturesque mountain range of the Mediterranean.
Being carefully restored, reformed and perfectly maintained to an immaculate condition, - Son Serralta is now ready to make a new step in its history and to meet its new owner, who will without a doubt appreciate its authentic beauty and majesty.
The estate of Son Serralta has it´s roots deep in Mallorcan history, the site having elements still in existence from over 3,000 years ago. Dating from the middle ages, around 900ad to 1229ad, as part of the Moorish occupation of the islands (who created the basis of what later became, after the Reconquista a «Posessió», an authentic Mallorcan estate/possession) various constructions still exist today and this can be considered the first existence of the current estate as it stands today.
Throughout the ages, this historically important estate has been owned by the Count of Montenegro amongst other important and influential families of the islands and continental Europe.
After the extensive renovation and restoration done in the seventies by the family who currently owns it, Son Serralta received a new life that allows it to shine again, even brighter than at any other moment in its long history.
Culture, industry and nature
Estate Son Serralta forms an important cultural centre-point for the area of Puigpunyent. Historically Son Serralta has been a centre of production for charcoal, quicklime, olives, olive oil and associated agricultural materials. The estate also provides rich wildlife resources including game, game birds and goats amongst others. The estate benefits from hunting licences and rights, allowing the current owners to hunt various types of local wildlife throughout the year.
Worth mentioning that there is a project and a licence in existence to extend and reconstruct existing additional agricultural units into an oil press fabric with up to 1700m2 of space.
The existing land dimensions, shape, size, the architectural aspect and structure of Son Serralta – is a sculptured reflection of its own history, the history of the island and Spain. Pre-historic times, Moorish period, after-Reconquista Medieval and modern times – all these have left their footprints in what is now Son Serralta.
The careful reconstruction done during last years was carried out by the local architectural minds with a special attention to the Mallorcan tradition. The preserved square shape in the plan, internal patio, the galleries, the use of internal spaces and rooms – come from there. A magnificent work that created comfort without altering the traditional.
Worthy of special mention, a spectacular loggia that adorns the principal southern facade of Son Serralta with access from several rooms of the main floor. Without any doubt it isthe most impressive and stunning feature of the house. Its lines and space are extremely appealing, and the views from here absolutely spectacular. You can easily lose the sense of time and spend hours just sitting in it and watching over the lands of Son Serralta – it´s own valley and mountain in perfect perspective.
The estate is feature rich, combining architectural and historical features with modern facilities to deliver a unique blend of tradition and modern comfort.
With a total of 10 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, over 2.800 sqm of living space distributed over 3 floors, tennis court, swimming pool, elevator, a garage for up to 9 vehicles, ample exterior parking, Air conditioning, central heating, various outbuildings and over 822894sqm of wonderful Mallorcan land and mountainous landscape, this property is truly unique.
Entering through the traditional double archway gate you find yourself in a lovely patio, from where through the main door you enter the “noble" floor, which occupies middle level. It consists of 4 bedrooms, (all with en- suite bathrooms), 2 separate living rooms, a big dining room, a library, a music room, several hall ways, a kitchen, additional bathrooms, the majestic loggia and additional rooms.
From this floor you can access the lower level either by elevator or using one of 2 staircases. It has 3 further bedrooms, a TV room, another kitchen, a dining room with an authentic Mallorcan “escalfa-panxes" (a cosy space next to a big chimney), several hallways, additional rooms and bathrooms, a spacious garage and technical room.
The top floor, which is accessible either by a lift or a staircase consists of a big number of multi-use rooms, that could be offices, game rooms, gyms, additional guest suites, workshops, staff rooms etc.
Part of the property is occupied by a guest house with a separate entrance, which has 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, a kichen and living room, as well as its own terrace and additional spaces.
Son Serralta has it’s own chapel, which is consecrated, decorated by a famous artist and can be actively used for important family events such as weddings etc.
A beautiful big pool surrounded by inviting lawns is another wonderful feature of Son Serralta.
Son Serralta offers an exceptional range of benefits to it´s new owners.
The location and layout of the estate delivers the utmost privacy in order to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle whilst the proximity to the capital city of Palma de Mallorca, being just 15 minutes drive time, allows for relaxed access to all major facilities. Road time to the international airport of Palma being around 20 minutes, giving access to all European capital cities in 2-3 hours flight time and worldwide access either directly or via a close by European hubs.
This exceptional accessibility allows for stress free enjoyment of the estate for the new owners, matched with the superb last mile access from the popular country village of Puigpunyent, means family life as well as guests and friends can be accommodated with ease.
Having had a major reform of all facilities recently, the next owner will benefit from modern day conveniences such as state of the art infrastructure, high speed internet, heating, cooling and security, delivering a highly unusual combination of enjoyment of the historical and architectural lifestyle mixed with ease of use and safety of modern systems.
One of important aspects is that the property has the ability to become self supporting economically – thanks to the wise exploitation of its resources allowing the new owners to relax in the knowledge that the property can pay it´s way without continual need for additional funds.
Also, there exists a possibility to obtain permission to use all or part of the estate as an agroturismo hotel allowing the property to generate an additional income or even convert it into a business project.
Son Serralta delivers a world class lifestyle, allowing for total disconnect where required but also accommodating multiple guests or family members as needed. The estate delivers a true “as far as you can see is yours” experience.
New owners who wish to continue the existing exploitation of the natural resources offered in this rich and fertile part of the island, - can enjoy commercial production of olives, olive oil and the use of the mountainous areas for licenced hunting.
Those interested in history and architecture will immerse themselves into the rich and long background of the estate and continually uncover hidden Mallorcan architectural gems installed into the estate over the ages.
Location & Environment
The island of Mallorca, located in the Western Mediterranean Sea of Southern Europe, is the largest of the Balearics islands, an autonomous region of Spain. Surrounded by glorious tide free sea, these islands have long been destinations for the Worlds rich and famous, residents and visitors including celebrities such as the Obama family, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, The Spanish Royal Family, British Royals like Price Charles and Lady Diana & Prince Harry and also the birthplace and current home of tennis legend Rafael Nadal. Mallorca is incredibly blessed with over 330 days of sunshine a year and enjoys average summer temperatures in the high twenties (70-80) and 11 hours of sunshine on an average summers day. Access time to most European capitals is 2-3 hours allowing for onwards connections to the rest of the World. Mallorca international airport also has various direct connections to major worldwide destinations, as well as supporting an extensive private jet facility as well as heli port.
South West Mallorca is the most sought after zone of the island, offering a combination of heritage protected natural mountain range Sierra de Traumontana and outstanding coastal areas and ports such as Puerto Portals, Port Adriano and Port Andratx. Historically, luxury property has been in very high demand in this area, with year on year price increases driven by restricted availability of buildable land and strong world wide demand from high net worth individuals and investors searching a property to escape to for tranquillity and top class facilities.
The town of Puigpunyent sits at approximately 260 meters elevation, nestled at the base of the Sierra de Traumontana mountains, is a very popular access point for the mountain range that runs South West to North West of the island. The mountains offer some of the most spectacular scenery of Europe with on one side dramatic cliff top roads and treks (excellent for sport enthusiasts) offering views to open sea, mixed with sheer rock face escarpments on the other. Whilst the town is small, with a population of around 2.000, it has recently gone through a surge in popularity and demand, becoming very popular with northern European second home owners. It has a range of small independent restaurants and café/bars as well as the splendid Gran Hotel Son Net, offering the highest luxury of hotel accommodation in a property not dissimilar to Son Serralta. Call or write to us right now and get additional advice on this object! Do not hesitate to contact our real estate agency " YES! MALLORCA PROPERTY" for getting any additional information and organizing a visit