A historic 5-bedroom castle located on 40 hectares of land located in this chic residential neighbourhood, with sea views and close to Palma. Licence: ETV/9274
An historic castle exuding grandeur
Lovely Mediterranean/Arabian gardens, lawns, terraces and swimming pool
Conveniently located in the exclusive area of Bendinat
Beaches, shopping, upmarket Puerto Portals marina and Palma all nearby
According to legend, the Castillo Bendinat’s name derives from an incident which took place in 1229 during the Reconquest of Mallorca, when King Jaime I set up camp on the land which now surrounds the castle. It is said that King Jaime I and his army spent the night there after a bloody battle, and were treated to bread, garlic and oil. Having finished, the King uttered the words “ben dinat”, which in the Mallorcan language means “we’ve eaten well”. According to historians, the castles striking architecture is owed to the tastes of Countess Isabel Maria Széchenyi, a native of central Europe who imprinted the architecture style of old Prussia and Austria on Bendinat Castle, her one-time residence.
The 1,000m2 castle boasts a grand entrance to welcome guests, showcasing the resplendent staircase to the common living areas and the inner courtyard with its lovely Mediterranean/Arabian garden. Large gardens wrap around the historical structure with large lawns, a tennis court and a free flowing swimming pool that enjoys scenic views over the sea. Beautifully designed gardens allow for some memorable special events like a wedding, an anniversary, birthday celebration with friends and family for up to 150 guests, although the castle sleeps no more than 10 guests.
All 5- bedrooms are located on the main level of the castle with ensuite bathrooms overlooking either the sea or the mountainside behind the castle. The living rooms offer ample spaces to dine or relax in and enjoy the grandeur of the holiday home. A fully equipped kitchen can be found adjacent to the living room and an additional events kitchen to service any events in the large public spaces, ideal for catering.
5-bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms which wrap around the courtyard
Each bedroom has a view of the coastline or the sea
Equipped with AC and heating for year-round comfort
Fitness room with a range of equipment
Direct access to Bendinat Golf Club
Spacious lawns, terraces and a swimming pool ideal for events upto 150 guests
Daily housekeeping, grounds maintenance, weekly cleaning
All other concierge services can be tailored
ABOUT THE AREA
Bendinat is one of Mallorca’s most exclusive neighbourhoods and home to some of the island’s wealthiest residents. Quiet and secluded, yet in close proximity to both the capital and buzzing neighbouring marina of Puerto Portals only adds to its appeal.
There is a good selection of supermarkets, shops and restaurants within walking distance, and a small beach between Puerto Portals and Illetas, ideal for holiday makers with young families. Nearby in Illetas you will find first class facilities, shaded sun beds and restaurants, a holistic massage centre, some exclusive clothes shops and chic beach bars that open late into the evening. For water sports enthusiasts, sailing and diving tuition is available on the beach at Puerto Portals, located just a short walk around the headland. For keen golfers the Real Golf de Bendinat is one the finest courses on the island.
Most of the best dining options are situated in the area’s hotels, such as Las Terrazas de Bendinat, the restaurant of Bendinat Hotel and known for serving one of the best paellas on the island. The Astir Gourmet Restaurant at the seaside five-star Grand Portals Nous is more modern and stylish, with an international menu that combines local organic produce with Mallorcan flavours. Niko’s Place at the Lindner Golf Resort hotel offers a more casual family-friendly experience.