Scott Dunn catered villa definition: a luxurious, intimate home-from-home, including exquisite food prepared by your personal chef, attentive yet discreet service from your villa host and unparalleled energy and attention for your children from their Scott Dunn nanny.
Summer 2013 sees the addition of three fantastic new villas for Scott Dunn in Mallorca and I was lucky enough to spend some time recently visiting them and ‘test driving’ the impeccable Scott Dunn service that they are renowned for!
After practically circumnavigating the island, visiting some of the hotels that we have in Mallorca, we headed to the first of our new villas – Can Queneilles, which sits in a slightly elevated position in the Son Fe valley, just a 10 minute drive from Pollensa Old Town. If you need confirmation of the fact that it’s in a beautiful rural location, have a look at what we followed up a dusty track…
Arriving just in time for dinner we were served the most amazing three course meal – an infusion of local produce and imaginative presentation and with it being the beginning of the season, our chef had just got the keys to the villa 4 hours previously…wow!
Can Queneilles ticks all the boxes for anyone wanting a relaxing villa vacation. It is spacious and airy and the two master bedrooms are of a great size. The playroom in the basement is vast and very well equipped; the doors open out to the front of the villa providing a breeze and lots of natural light.
Grabbing a quick breakfast on the sun soaked terrace the following morning, we agreed that this would be the ideal place for long lingering café crèmes…or a chilled gin & tonic in the evening!
Next on the list of villas to visit was Sarieta – one of Scott Dunn’s smaller villas, it was formerly a large barn and has been lovingly restored to an ultra-modern, stylish villa. With the bedrooms being subterranean, they keep cool all day long even in the depths of a hot Mallorcan summer!
Villa Alfabia is only a short drive away – comprising of two cottages, this villa is perfect for two families wanting to vacation together. The courtyard between the two buildings works well for hosting the evening meal when the children are in bed! The gardens are vast and beautiful; we met the owner who proudly showed us his chickens – little ones would love collecting the eggs each morning, which they can then deliver to the chef to use in their breakfasts!
If it’s a view you are after then you certainly won’t be disappointed by that at Villa La Font. High on the hillside overlooking Pollensa, with views stretching out as far as the eye can see; La Font sits taking it all in! The staff had only just got the keys when we arrived to have a look around. You could clearly see the chef was happy – he has stunning views whilst he bakes his olive bread each day! It’s a lovely bright and airy property with stunning views from the balcony.
Approximately 10 minutes’ drive away, Villa Can Totxa which has fabulous established gardens, a swimming pool, and tennis courts or for the less active – sun loungers! It is a very traditional ‘finca’ style villa yet the interior is very modern and airy.
If it’s a shabby chic interior that you’re after, then look no further than Las Palmeras; this villa is very stylish and its grounds are vast making it the perfect property for children to run around in! This villa has been named after the two palm trees that shade the swimming pool – having been cleverly integrated within the design of the pool terrace!
Villa Josefa has been built to resemble a Spanish manor house – another property with beautifully manicured gardens. The terracotta tiles inside the villa give it a really rustic feel and the terraces that wrap around the outside provide the perfect place to enjoy a cold glass or rose and a good book!
The final Scott Dunn Mallorcan villa I saw was Villa Can Coloma – it was stunning. Its grounds are vast and wrap around the property making it the best place ever in which to tire your children out. The interior is very grand and really rather palatial
Can Totxa, Las Palmeras, Josefa and Can Coloma all have the Tramuntana Mountains as a back drop – a stunning location in which to unwind and let the staff cater to your every whim!
Once you’ve been on a catered Scott Dunn villa vacation, no other vacation will ever do!