Double rooms from £ 127
|Guest Rating: 7.6 / 10|
The house at Ca n'Escandell is an original 200 year-old Ibizan farmhouse, typical of the simple "Ibicenca" arquitecture. It lies in an open valley, surrounded by fruit trees and native plants, and with the rocky hills of Es Amunts as a backdrop.
The finca extends to 7 hectares in total, with woodland and organic cultivation. The garden is planted in a natural style with fragrant plants like lavender and rosemary. There is a swimming pool, of course, and a barbecue area set amongst pine trees.
While outside the house is pure hispano-arabic in style, inside the simple lines have been brought right up to date with modern minimalist furnishings balanced against exposed stone walls and other original features. The result is just beautiful, exemplified by the novel fireplace in the apartment that is set into a window. Several of the guestrooms are in the main house and the remainder in renovated farm buildings scattered around the grounds. There is also the self-catering apartment sleeping four at the top of the house. Although every room is quite distinct in character, they all have a terrace, air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, etc. The apartment also has a sitting room with the above-mentioned fireplace, a kitchen and a jacuzzi. Several rooms are accessible to the disabled.
This is a delightful location up in the northern corner of Ibiza, offering beautiful countryside of red-brown fields and stone walls and a stunning coastline of rocky inlets, sandy beaches and an azure sea. Within 10 km of Ca n'Escandell there are 18 beaches, six of them completely untouched. Around the hotel, there is fertile farmland with olives, almonds and junipers, that is home to genets and martens, goldfinchs, owls and falcons. The owners of the hotel will provide mountain bikes to help you explore the country around about, and can arrange all sorts of boat trips and other activities to let you explore the coast.
Double or twin rooms with fireplace, air conditioning and heating, stereo, TV and DVD player.
Double or twin rooms with terrace, fireplace, air conditioning and heating, stereo, TV and DVD player.
The loft apartment "Es Trull", ideal for 2 adults and 2 children, is set at the bottom of the grounds, with its own sitting room, fireplace, kitchen and a Jacuzzi bath.
Although the hotel doesn't have its own restaurant, meals are available to guests by prior arrangement. The hotel has an arrangement with several restaurants so that guests can benefit from a very wide choice of menu, and even have their chosen meal brought to Ca n'Escandell for them.
Beaches (18 different beaches within easy reach). Especially recommended are Port de Balazat (8 km) (for water sports), Benirrás (5 km), Cala Xarraca (5 km), Cala Xuclá (7 km), Cala Sant Vicent (13,5 km) y Aigües Blanques (16 km).
Golf (25 km)
Cycling (mountain bikes available at the hotel)
Boat trips (the hotel can arrange something to suit you)
Places to visit:
Sant Miguel de Balansat. Wander round the village and see the majestic fortified church that dominates the area.
Investigate other villages like Sant Joan, Sant Llorenç, Santa Gertrudis, Sant Mateo and Santa Agnès.
If you have a car, drive down around the south-west coastline too. Nothing is very far away on Ibiza.
"If there really is another Ibiza, this is it."
"Even in winter, you can live in this house, on an island where it seems like they shut up shop at the end of September."
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Do you want beaches or do you want countryside? What a decision! You can explore the fields, woods and hills around Can Escandell on foot or by bike, or on horseback. Or potter down to one of the lovely coves to chill out on the beach, go swimming, snorkelling, fishing, or sailing. First though, you have to tear yourself away from the hotel.
"We have a motto in our hotel: 'Relax, don't stress.' This is a motto that could apply to daily life throughout Es Amunts, the northern part of our island, which is one of the best-kept secrets of tourism."