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                           P R E S S PA CK
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                     Mallorca’s luxury country specialist in
                 accommodation only and tailor-made holidays

C E l E b R At i n g 2 1 Y E A R S i n t R Av E l
Mallorca Farmhouses was set up in 1988 with just one farmhouse on offer
(Cas Mal Ric). Today, the specialist holiday villa company offers over 140 unique
properties, all with private pools, maid service and of an exceptional standard.

With over 20 years experience, Mallorca Farmhouses has built a reputation in providing the very best
accommodation the island has to offer. By continuously searching for unique and exceptional properties,
the company carefully refines its portfolio on a regular basis to ensure high standards at all times.
The properties are divided into three different categories: Exclusive Collection, Superior Collection and
Essential Collection.   |   0845 800 8080                  2
                                                               excellent value-for-money. Prices for the Essential
                                                               Collection start from £343/€378 per week for a
                                                               two-bedroom beachside villa.

                                                               Properties in all collections are found across
                                                               Mallorca, from the unspoilt south east corner of
                                                               Cala d’Or and Cas Concos to the much sought after
                                                               regions of Andratx, Deià, Valldemossa, Portals
                                                               Nous, Porto Colom and Sóller in the dramatic
                                                               west as well as Pollença in the north east and the
The    Exclusive     Collection      features   Mallorca       beautiful bay of Puerto Pollença. There are also
Farmhouses’ crème de la crème homes built                      properties in the old quarter of Palma, offering
to a superb standard and situated in the most                  accommodation year-round.
desirable locations. Exclusive Collection properties
also include maid service five times per week,
complimentary cot and highchair, Playstation 2
with 2 handsets, table tennis table and a hairdryer
in each bathroom. Prices start from £749/€824
per week for a three-bedroom villa.

The Superior and Essential Collections continue
to incorporate a range of rustic farmhouses,
modern villas and cottage hideaways that offer   |   0845 800 8080                         3
Accommodation has been chosen to suit all                   For those seeking winter sunshine, Mallorca
tastes and requirements, from the 400 year-old              Farmhouses offers self-catering accommodation
traditional ‘fincas’, which have been transformed           with central heating, heated pools and log fires.
into lavish country homes and a restored 19th
                                                            Mallorca Farmhouses also offers a wide range of
century windmill to newly built grand mansion
                                                            leisure interests across the island, from trekking,
houses with interior décor to match and a
                                                            cycling and horse-riding to hang-gliding, wine-
beautifully refurbished apartment in a Mallorquin
                                                            tasting and hot air ballooning. Guests can escape
Moorish Palace in central Palma.
                                                            the rat race and enjoy life at a slower pace or
Those wishing to spend more than the average                experience a new thrill and all activities can be
seven days and looking to take advantage of                 pre-booked prior to departure or in resort.
the cheaper midweek flights will enjoy Mallorca
Farmhouses’ extensive hotel section, which offers
greater flexibility for those wishing to combine
a self-catering week with a few nights in a hotel.
In addition, flexible arrival and departure dates are
also available at some self-catering properties.   |   0845 800 8080                      4
With a team of experienced chefs, Mallorca Farmhouses can provide guests with
a gourmet chef service - perfect for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion.
Sourcing only the freshest local ingredients, Mallorca Farmhouses’ chefs have created
extensive menus ranging from traditional Spanish and Mallorcan dishes to the finest
French and International cuisine including menus for children.

Available throughout the year, choose from a                will be under the instruction of master chef Bruno
traditional buffet, a Mallorcan menu, a BBQ lunch           Canillac.
with an extensive list of mouth watering dishes, a
                                                            Staying at the luxurious La Rafal de Rosser Vell,
typical Spanish dinner or for those with a refined
                                                            the programme includes two, three-hour long,
palate, there is an á la carte menu with a variety of
                                                            cooking workshops, an escorted trip to the local
creative and tantalising dishes. Not only will they
                                                            food market in Pollença with tips on how to buy
cook, but they will prepare the table with linen
                                                            the freshest of fish, meat and vegetables and a
and candles, provide waiter service and clean up
                                                            visit to Ca’n Vidalet in Pollença with a wine tasting
afterwards – leaving guests to enjoy the perfect
                                                            and tour of wines available exclusively to Mallorca
                                                            Farmhouses. There will also be an organised
New to Mallorca Farmhouses’ portfolio and                   lunch and dinner to two traditional Mallorcan
services, the company has recently introduced               restaurants to sample the local cuisine. For a guilt-
a series of Guilt-Free Gastronomic Getaways.                free conscience, guests can enjoy some of the
Aimed at those wishing to know the secrets of               additional activities such as walking, horse-riding
cooking impressive dishes for little effort, guests         and cycling between courses.   |   0845 800 8080                      5
                                         FA C t S H E Et

                                            Address        38b Church Street, Caversham
                                                           Reading, Berkshire RG4 8AU

                                                 Tel       0845 800 8080


                                           Bonding         ABTA W3809 (Tour Operator)
                                                           ABTA J0366 (Retail)
                                                           ATOL Protected 5654

                              Managing Director            Jim Thomas
                              Marketing Director           Solveig Thomas

                                     Prices per Week       Prices for Essential Collection properties start
                                                           from £343/€378 for a week at Bungalow 17,
                                                           a two-bedroom beachside villa in Cala d’Or.

                                                           Prices for Superior Collection properties start
                                                           from £357/€393 for a week at Can Corso,
                                                           a three-bedroom villa in s’Horta.

                                                           Prices for Exclusive Collection properties start
                                                           from £749/€824 for a week at Sa Caseta,
                                                           a three-bedroom villa in Búger.   |   0845 800 8080                     6
                                        Credit Cards         AMEX, Mastercard, Visa, Delta, Diners, Solo
                                                             and Maestro.

                                       Bank Transfers:       Banca March, 30-40 Eastcheap,
                                                             London EC3M 1HD

                                       Account Name:         Mallorca Farmhouses

                                        Iban Number:         GB66 BMAR 1650 3401 9480 11

                                     Account Number:         01948011

                                           Sort Code:        16-50-34

                                                Swift:       BMARGB2L

                                     Accommodation           Mallorca Farmhouses offers over 140 unique
                                                             properties, all privately owned of the highest
                                                             quality and in superior locations, including
                                                             rustic farmhouses, cottage hideaways and
                                                             elegant villas. Offering heating for winter lets,
                                                             flexible arrival and departure dates as well as
                                                             complimentary internet access, heated and
                                                             enclosed swimming pools.

                                                             To complement the self-catering properites, an
                                                             extensive hotel section is also available across
                                                             the island ranging from five-star luxury to
                                                             intimate boutique hotels.   |   0845 800 8080                       7
                             Facilities & Services

                                          Flights        Charter and schedule services available from
                                                         over 23 airports in the UK including: Heathrow,
                                                         Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester,
                                                         Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, East Midlands,
                                                         Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle,
                                                         Teeside, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen.

                                         Car Hire        The location of many of the farmhouses
                                                         and villas make car hire essential. Mallorca
                                                         Farmhouses offers a wide range of hire cars
                                                         all parked on site at Palma airport or available
                                                         for delivery (at an additional charge). Prices
                                                         start from £168/€185 per week and include
                                                         fully comprehensive insurance with no excess,
                                                         unlimited mileage, four named drivers and air
                                                         conditioning as standard. All cars are fitted
                                                         with European Standard front/rear seat belts
                                                         and child/booster/baby seats when
                                                         required.   |   0845 800 8080                   8
                                     Nanny Service        A complete nanny service is offered which can
                                                          be tailor-made to suit all holiday needs. Nannies
                                                          are experienced personnel; NNEB qualified and
                                                          are UK-based. Mallorca Farmhouses will match
                                                          any special interests or hobbies that guests’
                                                          children may have with an appropriate nanny
                                                          and will arrange a telephone interview for the
                                                          parents so any requirements can be discussed
                                                          prior to going away.

                                         Hampers          All properties include a starter pack. These may
                                                          be upgraded to hampers and a selection is
                                                          shown on the website.

                                      Chef Service        Mallorca Farmhouses offers a gourmet chef
                                                          service and has a team of experienced chefs
                                                          who can cook in the luxury and privacy of
                                                          guests’ villas.

                                                          Perfect for a special occasion, meals are chosen
                                                          in advance from a variety of menus that include
                                                          traditional Spanish and Mallorcan dishes as well
                                                          as the finest French and International cuisine.

                                                          The cost of the chef service is paid in advance
                                                          to Mallorca Farmhouses and the cost of the
                                                          ingredients is paid locally.

                                         Activities       A huge choice of leisure and cultural pursuits
                                                          are available to guests from art and cookery
                                                          classes, spa days and wine tasting to helicopter
                                                          lessons, yacht hire, canyoning, parapenting and
                                                          kite surfing.   |   0845 800 8080                    9
                             Wheelchair Friendly        Several villas and farmhouses are suitable for
                                                        wheelchairs. These include: Finca Tort, Ca’l Rei
                                                        Petit, Finca Las Matorell, Xemarri, Na Parra,
                                                        Na Gatona I and II, Can Corso, Mansion Ses

                                     Eco Tourism        Mallorca Farmhouses understands its
                                                        responsibility to respect the island of Mallorca,
                                                        its local people and way of life. Specialising
                                                        in traditional, old farmhouses, up to 400
                                                        years old, in the unspoilt countryside, with all
                                                        villas and farmhouses owned by locals, they
                                                        are often passed down through families over
                                                        generations. The utmost care and attention
                                                        is paid by both the owners and Mallorca
                                                        Farmhouses to ensure authenticity is retained
                                                        wherever possible on all their properties and
                                                        they work closely with local representatives and
                                                        the Ministry of Tourism to ensure they are kept
                                                        up-to-date of any significant changes in the
                                                        surrounding areas.

Mallorca Farmhouses encourages all their clients to protect their surroundings
(accommodation and countryside), respect local cultures (traditions, religions, cultural
heritage) and minimise pollution through noise and proper waste disposal.   |   0845 800 8080                 10

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