A recently renovated holiday villa right here in Mallorca has just been declared the most sustainable holiday home in the Balearic Islands. The honour was given to the owners at the big Fitur tourist fair in Madrid last week by the Balearic tourist authorities and the association of holiday homes Habtur.
The Es Castellot Vell villa is a typical old Mallorcan finca built over 250 years ago in Vilafranca de Bonany on the flat central plain of the island near to Manacor and about 50 km from Palma and the airport.
Updated and modernised though it is, it still has all the hallmarks of a house of its age; thick dry stone walls, beams, wrought iron work, animal pens and as a bonus views across the fertile countryside to the distant mountains.
It does however, come with the trappings of modern day living; air conditioning, satellite telly, Internet, swimming pool (who could do without one?) and kettle! The difference between this and many other similar holiday homes is that everything is powered by renewable energy, and I imagine that this means lots of solar or wind generated power.
The villa sleeps up to 11 people and is light and spacious and ideal for a get away from it all holiday of perfectly 'green' relaxation. I checked out a week in late June there which came in at less than €2800 which for so many people is extremely economical.
The tourist authorities are very proud of this villa saying that it is a prime example of how small scale tourism can not only recover and contribute to Mallorca's historical heritage and also be completely sustainable.
Have a look at all the details of Villa Es Castellot Vell in our accommodation section and book online.