This lovingly preserved traditional finca is a real joy to find on the market. Set in the rural countryside outside of the village of San Ferran in Formentera, all the original features that these typical farmhouses have become renowned for have been retained, including stone terrace walls and Sabina wood ceilings. Of course, nowhere on this tiny sister island is very far from a beach, but the addition of an ample swimming pool provides instant respite in the summer. The quaint little village close by offers a wealth of charming restaurants, shops, and boutiques to make your local.
Many parts of the interior have been carefully renovated and updated including the kitchen, but flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and fireplaces, and a traditional wood-fired oven are all original features. Small wooden-shuttered windows in the bedrooms keep the interiors nice and cool in summer, whilst retaining the heat in the cooler months, although the addition of air-conditioning also serves to help. Built-in shelving and beds are in keeping with classic Balearic architecture, and exposed stone walls emphasise the farmhouse feel.
Completely unassuming from the outside, the house is enclosed by the ubiquitous stone walls and long-established trees. A meandering crazy-paving footpath leads past ancient cacti to the swimming pool, which is terraced with natural stone to blends seamlessly into the landscape. An explosion of colour comes courtesy of some very healthy bougainvillea, again a time-honoured tradition with this type of home. Outdoor terraces are shaded by long-growing vines and climbing flowers for long and leisurely afternoons escaping from the sun. Everything about this property pays homage to the long-standing history of the island – an amazing opportunity to snap up a piece of Formentera heritage.
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