No, I’ve definitely not gone into the Mallorcan real estate business! This is to help my friend Jane, who is selling her charming house in the village of Selva – just 2km from the large town of Inca, but a world away in terms of environment, character, and community. Inca has a large covered market, a good shopping centre, and a station on Mallorca’s railway line. Palma is easily reached from Inca (and railway fares here are low compared to those in the UK, for example).
With Jane returning to the UK, her Selva village house is now on the market for 275,000 euros or nearest offer – a keen price because a quick sale is sought.
The Boss and I have enjoyed a cosy dinner party at Jane’s house in the depths of winter, and a lovely summer’s evening in their walled and gated garden. For anyone who doesn’t want a full-on rural living experience, but likes country views, tranquillity, and the community benefits of a small village like Selva, this could be the perfect home.
Here’s Jane’s description of the property for sale:
Two double bedrooms
A smaller double bedroom/large office
A full bathroom
Shower room with walk-in marble shower
Large dining room
Large sitting room
Upstairs terrace with views to bay of Alcudia
Separate garden 100m2 with seating area.
This charming house is located in the heart of the Mallorcan village of Selva. The village nestles in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountain range – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ensuring preservation of its character. It also provides easy access to the beaches of the north, quick access to Palma and the airport, and direct access to the mountains of the stunning Tramuntana.
The village offers a variety of superb restaurants, two local shops, a number of bars, a great municipal swimming pool and sports centre and a real slice of Mallorcan life. It even has its own vineyard.
The house sits at the top of the village within a couple of minutes walk of the main church and just three minutes from the main square, yet its location on the corner of two pedestrianized streets ensures it’s quiet. The house is one side of an L-shaped building with a second house forming the other part of the L. Other than that it is completely detached from any other property.
It comes with a wonderful, mature, walled garden, which provides an oasis in the summer to enjoy a drink, entertain for dinner, or simply swing in a hammock. The shrubs are mature and have been allowed to grow to create a verdant space. Fruit trees include lemon, fig, orange, satsuma and almond. Bougainvillea lines one wall next to the firewood cover and shed, which is ideal for keeping garden tools. A second covered area is ideal for storing garden furniture, bikes, or other outdoor furniture in the winter months. A large sheltered area is ideal for alfresco dining or relaxing on a steamy, summer afternoon.
The house itself is built on three main levels.
On entering the front door you move into the dining area, which is home to a large farmhouse dining room table and chairs for eight people. There are also ample shelving and storage cupboards. This gives on to a fitted kitchen that features a five-ring range, a fridge and fridge-freezer. There are built-in cupboards for food and crockery. This then leads on to the downstairs shower room with large walk-in shower, sink, toilet, washing machine, and free-standing bathroom cupboard.
Off the dining room a door leads down some stairs into the first double bedroom. This has French style doors that lead onto the adjacent cobble street.
Open-plan stairs from the dining room lead up to the bright, spacious sitting room featuring a cast-iron wood burning stove that is super-efficient during the short winter months.
A French-style door leads onto a terrace from which to enjoy stunning views across the Pla and to the sea. Off the terrace is a separate room. This is large enough to be a double bedroom or in our case is used as an office for two people. The doors fold back to make this a covered sitting area if required.
At the other end of the sitting room double doors lead into the main bathroom which features bath with shower, sink and toilet. One area of this bathroom area is walled so can be used as an extra sleeping area, or in our case a storage area with shelves included. The sitting room could also be a bedroom.
Leading off the stairs is the second double bedroom which features double doors opening up to overlook the garden. The room also has a wall of wardrobes providing significant storage and clothing space.
The house is full of character and unique. It would suit a couple for permanent living or perhaps a family for a holiday home.
Heating is provided by two wood-burning stoves – one in the dining room and one in the sitting room; and underfloor heating in the main bathroom.
The hot water tank, which was fitted in 2014, is powered by electricity.
Water is provided on mains from the Selva supply.
The cooker is gas top and electric oven – we use approximately two gas bottles a year and we cook a lot.
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If this property in Selva is of interest to you, please contact me via this blog and I shall pass your details to Jane.