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5 things to know about buying property in Mallorca

5 things to know about buying property in Mallorca

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Port Andratx property interior

Know what lifestyle you're looking for

One of Mallorca’s defining features is its varied landscapes – mountains, lush evergreen forests, some of the most beautiful golden beaches in the Balearics and buzzing towns can all be found here. The island’s pick and mix offerings are a huge attraction but it is crucial to know what you want from your chosen environment before purchasing.

“Before anybody buys a house here figure out what lifestyle you want because there is a huge difference between having a house up in the mountains on the west coast to having a house in the south west of Mallorca,” says Jensen. “If you have a house in the mountains you will go shopping twice a week, maybe go trekking and stay in your house with your friends. If you buy a house on the south west coast you are more likely to go to restaurants, shops, beach clubs and bars in the evening.”

Within his 1960s-built Port Andratx villa, Wellesley renovated the entire plot to his personal vision. New stone floors sprawl throughout the property while vast, open plan spaces unfurl from gargantuan corridors. The interior is impressive – most of the bedrooms could be carved into two, while the option of sleeping at the top of a dizzying turret means guests can rise to some of the best views in Mallorca. Undoubtedly, it’s a property made for socialising and family gatherings, and one of the living areas even boasts a wine cellar with two-sided glass – the bottles light up at night to create a quirky design feature. The many layers of outdoor spaces offer a sun terrace with large fabric blinds, a Jacuzzi, a boathouse and a funicular to carry unsteady or weary feet down to the sea for a dip.

After 11 years of ownership and a myriad of building projects, family boat trips and gatherings, the Wellesley home in Port Andratx is for sale with Mallorca SIR. “The reason is simply downsizing but we’ll stay within a few miles of this house,” explains Wellesley. “It’s a place where people tend to stay for a long time. I’ve travelled extensively throughout my life and it’s probably the most attractive of any of the islands I’ve ever visited.”

Picture courtesy of Mallorca SIR

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