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.
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.
Picturesque is an understatement. Pale stone walls against green lawns, olive trees and blue skies. Minimalist interiors, with carefully selected sculptures and furnishings.
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.
The property also boasts a wine cellar and an organic vegetable garden, which provides fresh produce for the restaurant.
Blissful isolation? Could be. RM
Images: Son Gener