The central location of this country house means that you are less than five minutes from both the north and south coast beaches, to the south the nearest are the quiet beach resort is Santa Tomas, with it long white sandy beach and excellent beach bar/restaurant, also along this very pretty stretch of coastline are the unspoilt beaches of Sant Adeodat and Binigaus and Son Bou an livelier beach resort with a long sandy beach and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars.
The area between these two resorts in environmentally
protected stretch of coast line and perfect for walking, bird watching,
painting and photography
To the north there are the beautiful and stunning unspoilt beaches of Cala Pregonda and Binimel-la, these are again protected and is perfect for walking, bird watching, painting and photography
The traditional town of Es Mercadal is at the foot of Monet Toro, which stand at 357m and is Menorca’s highest point and an easy five minute drive from the villa. The town is very pretty with its’ white washed houses, quiet narrow streets and small bridges give it a feeling of time gone by. There is a main plaza and a good selection of banks, shops, quality restaurants and great local bars full of atmosphere.
Es Mercadal is know for it excellent food and it is still possible to taste typical Menorcan dishes in many different restaurants in the town: oliaigo amb figues (vegetable soup with figs), albergínies plenes (stuffed aubergines), carabassons plens (stuffed courgettes), calamars plens (stuffed squid) etc.
There is also a small local handicraft industry making avarcas, typical sandals, which historically were worn, by all the country folk and farmer, but now these shoes are very popular and come in a variety of different colors and designs.
Fornells is a beautiful harbour with a palm tree lined promenade where you will find clusters of quality restaurants serving the well-known culinary delight 'Caldereta de Langosta' (Lobster soup) and local bars most of which overlook the breath taking natural bay (4km long x 2km wide) with several sandy beaches and activities such as windsurfing and dinghy sailing is a comfortable ten/fifteen minute drive.
- Es Mercadal
- Sleeps: 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath or Shower rooms
True Menorcan character and charm can be found in this delightful farmhouse, set in a spectacular and stunning location with fantastic countryside views, yet only two minutes from the old town of Es Mercadal, where there are local shops, restaurants and bars. A short drive away are the unspoilt beaches of the north coast and the bay of Fornells.