About 30 minutes from the island's capital Palma is where you find an idyllic real estate location with an agricultural down-to-earth a relaxed, sunny feel for you about halfway to the community of Sóller. Around the authentic town, which is largely surrounded by the mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana, some purchase options for selected villas and rustic houses are offered for sale in the premium segment. Information on how Sóller succeeds in creating a unique quality of life with a Mediterranean small-town atmosphere and inspiring surroundings can be found in the following article by your estate agent Engel & Völkers Mallorca.
The heart of the West: Sóller invites you to buy a villa or rustic house in Mallorca
The Valley of Lemons and Oranges: Villa or rustic house for sale near Sóller in Mallorca
At the beginning of the 19th century, the municipality of Sóller prospered thanks to the flourishing agriculture of the area. Even today, in the Sóller Valley, there are numerous lemon and orange groves, whose products are shipped throughout much of Europe, and spread a characteristic citrus scent around Sóller. During the harvest, the entire valley shines in the bright yellow and orange of the fruits - a fantastic sight that makes the purchase of a villa or rustic house near Sóller a unique opportunity.
Throughout the basin there are also some opportunities to discover the beautiful nature of Mallorca from its rough side. Hiking, wildlife viewing or climbing in the lowlands and the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana are among the most popular activities at Sóller. For cyclists, the route at the Coll de Sóller is particularly interesting: this pass, with over 36 switchbacks, from the valley to the south of the island, combines fantastic perspectives with the component of the sporting challenge.
Moreover, as the west coast of Mallorca is only about three kilometers away, excursions to the hidden coves and beaches and the port of the municipality, Port de Sóller, offer themselves as a leisure activity away from your villa or rustic house.
Get to know the city of Sóller with your real estate agency Engel & Völkers Mallorca
The "golden" days of Sóller from the early days of Citrus export are still clearly visible in the cityscape: The former landlords have built stately homes and town villas in colonial style within the town, with their neo-Baroque and classicist influences still gracing the streets and alleys of Sóller. A central highlight of Sóller, also from this era, that provides the individual flair of the community: The historic railway of Sóller. Originally designed as a rail link to transport the agricultural products of the valley to Port de Sóller on the west coast and to Palma de Mallorca in the south, is used only as a nostalgic train for passenger transport today. Sitting in one of the many small cafes in Sóller and seeing one of the more than 100-year-old railways pass by defines a significant part of the Sóller experience that you will not find a second time in Mallorca.
With a view to the gastronomy, your estate agent Engel & Völkers recommends especially the restaurant in the Hotel Salvia, located in the south of the city. The gourmet kitchen a la Carte us known outside of Sóller and stands for culinary finesse in a tranquil ambience - even for non-hotel guests - Salvia is definitely worth a visit.
At the Sóller weekly market, which takes place on Saturdays from 08:00 to 14:00, you will also have the opportunity to buy locally harvested fruit and other Mallorcan specialties such as olive oil, fish or meat for the kitchen of your rustic house or villa.
The island of Mallorca is home to many interesting sites for the purchase of a villa or rustic house, but Sóller has a special importance due to its proximity to local tradition and agricultural-historical culture. The genuine Mallorcan way of life runs through every rock and every lemon tree - for anyone who appreciates these qualities, a dream comes true with the purchase of a villa or rustic house near Sóller. Your real estate agency Engel & Völkers Mallorca will be happy to advise you on other characteristics of the region as well as specific real estate offers in Sóller.