It’s the orange groves, olive trees and listed stone façades characteristic of the region that make it so fascinating: Majorca’s Tramuntana coastline with its lively inhabitants attracts an increasing number of prospective buyers looking to settle here with the purchase of an authentic finca.
The mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site, sits in the north-west of the island. Lying in the “Golden Valley”, so called because of its numerous citrus fruits and cultivated olive groves, the central, picturesque region of Sóller radiates original character and individual charm. The region has retained its original identity – that’s what makes it so captivating and irresistible. Eddy Barrera, Engel & Völkers licence partner for Deià / Sóller, brokers high-quality properties inside a protected area in the Tramuntana Mountains. He has successfully operated for Engel & Völkers in Majorca for the last ten years.
What kind of client does this region attract? “Our clients that are explicitly looking for a property in this area really appreciate the beauty of nature and are looking for the original Mallorca. In recent years, we have seen a growing number of families from German-speaking countries, Scandinavia and Britain that want to move to Sóller, to live here permanently”, Eddy Barrera explains.
Particularly sought after are houses with at least four rooms within or on the edge of the area. Prices vary according to furnishings and size from 1.2 to 2 million euros with a garden and pool. “These are exactly the properties we’re running out of”, Barrera continues. In Deià, too, the prospective buyers mostly want to live in a village, for which they pay 2 to 3 million euros for a property, or they want to be close to the artists’ colonies and are prepared to invest between 3 and 12 million euros. Those are principally British and Irish clients, but also Germans and increasingly Scandinavians.
“No matter whether the clients come from Scandinavia, German-speaking countries or Britain – what they all have in common is the desire for peace and quiet, for a place of retreat – and that’s exactly what they find here”, Barrera goes on.
As a result, the mountains continue to attract ever-more prestigious clients: the German singer Herbert Grönemeyer is also said to have settled in Sóller. Unsurprisingly, the Mediterranean lifestyle and first-class infrastructure appeal just as much as the imposing cliffs. Sóller has a direct train line to Palma de Mallorca and, as such, is not more than 2 hours away from European metropolises by plane. Would you like to purchase a second home in the Tramuntana Mountains? Contact our local partner!