A beautifully restored farm house into what is today, a delightfully and subtly designed holiday home for the discerning traveller who would like to embrace the rich countryside of Menorca.
Only 10-km from the nearest beach, Finca Benedicta enjoys a very exclusive and private position nestled in its 150 hectares of land in the heart of Menorca, between the white towns of Alaior and Es Migjorn. The Finca is surrounded by nature and is a reflection of the tradition and the refinement of the Mediterranean world. License # 2018-E-RE-1439
Split over 3 levels, the ground floor exudes a very Menorcan atmosphere with vaulted ceilings and white washed walls. It is pure and light but also an essentially noble space. The first floor has more of a strong personality with a rich palette of colours, especially around the shared spaces, it tells us about the history of the finca in all its splendour. Finally the second floor is discrete and minimalistic, ideal retreat from the rest of the house. Each room is a unique creation adorned with richly coloured authentic tiles and enjoys a stunning panoramic view of the Menorcan countryside with sunrise or sunset visible from every window.
The house, a large 1,000m2 build, has 11 bedrooms and an extra bedroom for six children, each with its own ensuite, sleeping 24 people. Each bedroom varies in size ranging from 17m2 to 30m2, outfitted with a king sized double bed and a private bathroom or shower room. One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has been adapted for guests with reduced mobility. There’s no lift in the villa, though, so there’s only step-free access to the pool, kitchen and dining room.
Amenities will be provided, as will cool linen sheets and towels for bathrooms and pool area. One of the bedrooms, the ground floor and all the outside space including the swimming pool have been built with full accessibility to guests with reduced mobility.
A magical garden to enliven the spirit and body
Lying in front of the property stretches out a jardin a la Française with its garden pavilion and an appeasing fountain. Next to the 25 meters long swimming pool (heated from April until the end of October), sits an outside kitchen area, the ideal setting for barbecues and local specialities.
Chef and service daily including meals
The fully equipped gym and yoga studio share a deck with views of the olive groves. There’s a laundry room just off the kitchen.
Highchairs and kid-friendly kitchenware
Es Bec d’Aguila is surrounded by 150-acre grounds in the south of Menorca, between the white towns of Alaior and Es Migjorn, close to a curlicue of Caribbean-worthy beaches. You’ll need to rent a car to explore the island, but the beauty of Menorca is that nothing is more than an hour away and many of the best spots are within 30 minutes of the villa.
When you’re not sinking cocktails at the villa’s in-house bar, Cova d’en Xoroi is a stylish alternative on the south coast, with tables and terraces staggered into the cliffside and DJs who turn the caves into a club after dark.
We highly recommend Binifadet vineyard and restaurant (www.binifadet.com) for a wine tour followed by either lunch or dinner. The food is exceptional.
Santo Tomas beach, which is equal parts sandy and rocky, is six miles from the villa. Menorca airport is 20 minutes by car.
The island’s capital Mahón and scenic port city of Ciutadella are 20 and 25 minutes away, respectively, by car.