The low-tiled roof, characterful windows, the pergola on its front terrace, the majestic mountain views – these were the reasons that Harvey, the urbane owner, fell in love with this place 20 years ago. Never mind the road that runs nearby, the ‘home at the foot of the hill’ is a delightful and rustic oasis. The old building and the ultra-modern annexe are joined by a palm and fountain walkway, making them ideal for two parties. Children will roam the grounds, surprising parents around hidden corners, before everyone settles down to lunch under the deep shade of the loggia tree. Take time to digest among a natural bounty of palm trees, hibiscus, plumbago and cypresses, as you watch an abundance of lemon, níspero and grapefruit that seem to grow more ponderous with every thought. Uncluttered bedrooms clean the senses for sleep and three lead out to a peaceful terrace. Marble floors and inlaid mirrors reflect decently sized bathrooms. Whether you’re relaxing in the garden, gazing out to sea or exploring the rugged coastline around Porto Petro – this is Mallorca at its prettiest.