Do you live for equestrian sports and would you like to move your place of residence to the Balearic Islands, where you can pursue your passion all year round in pleasant temperatures and a Mediterranean climate? Our estate agents know from many years of location experience that horse lovers who decide to purchase a property in Menorca will be delighted by the purebred Menorcan horses, the Menorquíns. Does the idea of owning your own villa on the island of Menorca and getting to know this special breed of horse appeal to you? In this article, real estate agent Engel & Völkers Menorca reveals to you the reasons why buying property on this idyllic Balearic Island is an excellent decision and what you should know about the majestic Menorquíns.
If you are interested in horses, Menorca is the right location for buying your new villa, as the island is known for its own breed of horses, the beautiful Menorquíns. The purebred Menorquín horse has an average height of 160 cm and is characterised by its strong neck and black coat. The “walking courbette”, the ability to walk on their hind legs, is also typical of the Menorquín. The strongest horses cover up to 40 metres on just two legs. They have been recognised as a separate breed of horse since 1989 and were used by the military in the 1300s for their agility as well as their speed when the island was under attack. From the Camí de Cavalls, soldiers on horseback kept a lookout for enemies, so the "Way of the Horses" and the Menorquíns were an important part of the island's defence system. Furthermore, until the middle of the 19th century, there were hardly any options for mobility on Menorca, which is why Menorquíns were also used to transport goods and people and were great support for islanders’ everyday life in a wide variety of areas. Over the years, a special bond has developed between the islanders and the extraordinary Menorquín horses.
Menorquíns are also an important part of the many folk festivals that take place on Menorca and will feature in your everyday island life once you have purchased your new property. At the St John's procession in Ciutadella, for example, which takes place in June, there are equestrian games with a long tradition. The Menorquíns and their riders gallop at high speed through the narrow streets of Ciutadella in close proximity to numerous spectators. This horse breed is also in great demand outside Menorca. Menorquíns are particularly popular in France, the Netherlands and Italy.
Menorca is the best choice for your new property location, especially if you have a great passion for equestrian sports and horses. Menorquíns are very present on the island and their number even exceeds that of the islanders. Are you enamoured by the island of horses and would like to buy a villa in Menorca that meets your requirements? Real estate agent Engel & Völkers presents the most luxurious, high-end properties on Balearic Island, including this villa for sale in the Binissafuller Playa urbanisation. It was built in 1991 and offers buyers plenty of space to make their dream homes a reality with a plot of 1,000 m² on which there are two buildings. In the property’s main house, you will find a beautiful kitchen and a spacious living room with a fireplace. From the living room, you have access to the garden and pool, which offers you the best way for cooling down on hot days. In addition, the roof of the main house, which you reach via an external staircase, offers you a magnificent view of the sea. There are also two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and, in the annexe, there is another double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a laundry room for comfort and convenience. After purchasing this property, you will continue to benefit from advantages, such as air conditioning and bright rooms that create a friendly ambience.
Contact real estate agent Engel & Völkers to make your dream of buying a villa in Menorca come true and start your new life in close proximity to the impressive Menorquín horses as soon as possible.