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Son Gener

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Some hotels make you slightly desperate to travel, and this is one of them. Son Gener is a converted 18th-century finca or farmhouse in the quiet north-east of Majorca, between the villages of Artà and Son Servera. It's the kind of hotel where you can imagine doing absolutely nothing other than sitting under a tree, reading a novel. Sun hat down, feet up.

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Up until a few years ago, it lay in ruins. Then a local architect-designer brought it back to life, delicately and yet with great flair.

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Picturesque is an understatement. Pale stone walls against green lawns, olive trees and blue skies. Minimalist interiors, with carefully selected sculptures and furnishings.

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Each of the ten rooms is a suite and has its own terrace. Plus there's a swimming pool and, impressively for such a small hotel, a spa with sauna, hamman, jacuzzi and gym.

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The property also boasts a wine cellar and an organic vegetable garden, which provides fresh produce for the restaurant. 

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Blissful isolation? Could be. RM

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  • Rich Johnson

    January 10, 2009

    This looks absolutely beautiful

    Johnson Team Real Estate

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