This romantic country hotel, a former 18thC estate comprising several buildings, lies in the triangle formed by the capital, Mahó, and the villages of Es Castell and Sant Lluis to its south. It's a typically Menorcan landscape, with dry-stone walls snaking their way through gently rolling countryside and edging the narrow lanes; the technique used for the walls construction was brought to the Balearics by the Moors.
The property glistens like snow in the sun, its window frames and doors lacquered an aristocratic green. The entrance hall is decorated with opulent hangings, and on the walls there are flower paintings in oils by Lindsay Mullen that recall the French Impressionists, and which communicate the spiritual quality of the landscape. Rooms vary in size and decoration, but all have been individually and lovingly designed in a style reflecting the English charm of the owner, Sheelagh Ratliff, who creates an easy-going atmosphere that should enhance your time here.
The large pool and the sheltered pergola on the surrounding terrace are ideal for relaxation.