“Coolly stylish B&B with hidden terraced gardens folding into a green valley, near stunning Valldemossa”
Spread over 3 floors, the spacious, bright bedrooms are individually designed and coolly stylish (Michael also owns a furniture store). In our room (Menta), a huge oak four-poster stood alongside comfy leather armchairs and large reclaimed cupboards, while textures were broken up by frames of bamboo around tall leaning mirrors and pops of bright colour in woven rugs and throws. We loved our big terrace and wanted to take the quirky one-off pieces (a pretty rocking horse and wire chairs) home with us.
Laurel and Aloe are on the ground floor but the bright and clean design stops them from feeling dark (we loved how the mountain-face is incorporated into Laurel's design). At the top of the house, resplendent Lavanda and Romero are tucked under the eaves with exposed beams and Velux windows. Only Romero and Aloe have baths, though the rest have rainfall showers, a couple of which are in-room.
Mornings at Son Viscos must be among the best on the island. In the warmer months, bursts of birdsong prelude a breezy alfresco meal, while in winter, the cosy lounge has a long dining table for communal feasts.
Whatever the weather, breakfast is a delight: expect all the mainstays of a Mallorcan morning - a superb spread of meats and cheeses, little homemade pastries and freshly squeezed orange juice - as well as eggs, nuts, fresh fruit and yoghurt laid out on the large kitchen table for you to take where you please.
For other meals, you can bring in picnic food or drive out to restaurants (Valldemossa is walkable in 10-15 mins, but you might not want to in the dark). Michael has an excellent knowledge of nearby eateries, which is good, as you’re spoilt for choice.
There’s a nicely stocked honesty bar (and fridge) to allow you to enjoy an aperitif or nightcap on the terrace.