The Manor House

Es Migjorn Gran, Menorca, Spain Book from Eur1,114

An imposing and very private seaview villa for up to 14 with a stunning infinity pool and near a sandy beach
Picture the scene: you awake in your kingsize bed, sun streaming through the sea-facing windows, pad downstairs to a table groaning under a home-cooked breakfast (thanks to the in-house cook you've chosen to hire), then consider whether to spend your morning by the flawless infinity pool, exploring the grounds on a mountain bike, or lazing on the white sands of Cala Binigaus, accessed via your private track. Decisions, decisions...

Built in 1798, The Manor House is a decadent 300-acre Menorcan playground where your only neighbours are olive trees and open farmland. So palatial is the house that 10-14 friends can easily spread themselves out amongst the various lounges, terraces and 6 bedrooms (one with bunkbeds for kids; ideal if you have little ones in tow). If you tire of lounging by the pool, exploring the estate’s hidden caves and taking leisurely group lunches, you’re well placed for Menorca’s many south-coast beaches and central enough to make day trips to Maó, Ciutadella and everywhere in between.

Highs

  • A huge high-spec kitchen: self-cater or hire a live-in cook (there’s a bedroom for staff)
  • Private access to Cala Binigaus with its crystal-clear water (a 20-minute walk or bumpy drive)
  • White walls, antique rugs and neon chairs add up to a uniquely stylish and airy hideaway
  • A concierge service can pre-arrange spa days, boat trips, nightclub bookings etc
  • Surprisingly affordable, with flexible booking except in July and August (4-6 or 7-night stays)

Lows

  • The bumpy 1.5km access track ensures plenty of privacy, though popping to the village for shops/eateries takes time (the team assure us the drive has since been altered to make it easier to drive on)
  • Outside of peak season, beautiful Cala Binigaus can be popular with nudists; neighbouring Santo Tomas beach is an easy walk and has beach bars and eateries
  • The alfresco dining area is sloped and lacks the high-spec finish of the house
  • A hefty security deposit required
  • The grounds' staff have limited English; if you want concierge services, request them before arrival

Best time to go

Summer can be busy on Menorca, but with so much space to yourselves, a July or August stay would be sunshine heaven! If you're planning to explore or want better value, spring and autumn are warm enough to swim and cool enough to walk and bike (plus there are fewer crowds).

Our top tips

Don't miss Cova d'en Xoroi, a short drive east along the south coast. Built into the cliff-face, this dramatic bar and club offers the best seaview sunsets on the island. In summer, guest DJs and performers draw crowds late into the night - great fun!

You'll want a 4x4 to navigate the bumpy access track, and if you want to transport kayaks (or similar kit) to the beach it's probably worth requesting a roof rack, too.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Wedding
  • = Recommended
  • = Best in region
  • = World favourite
  • Luxury Villa
  • 6-bedroom villa
  • Self catering (+ meals/in-house chef on request)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Towels & Bedlinen
  • Concierge Service
  • Kayaks
Room:

Rooms

Every bedroom in this grand country villa has its own personality and strengths. Strongest of all is the 1st-floor King Suite, which has a four-poster gazing directly through sash windows to the sea beyond. Like the Sjal Suite and South Suite (also on the 1st floor) it has an ensuite bathroom, but here you get a freestanding tub as well as the walk-in shower, plus there's a dressing room and private west-facing terrace.

The lofty 2nd-floor Queen Suite is the only double room to lack an ensuite, but we're rather fond of its dazzling sea views and not one but 2 private terraces. There’s also a [kids:ES049:kids' room] and shower bathroom on this floor, so no need to traipse downstairs.

The ground-floor Bovera Suite has an ensuite shower room, plus direct access to the grounds: ideal for guests with limited mobility or those who enjoy an early morning dip in the pool.

Also on the ground floor is the open-plan kitchen and dining room, a light and bright orangery, and a cosy lounge for cooler evenings.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Barbeque
  • Central heating
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee tea making
  • Cots Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Full kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Hob stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio
  • Satellite tv
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi
  • Wifi internet

Eating

The huge kitchen, stylish dining room and ocean-facing terrace are made for lazy group feasts, so we'd recommend hiring a cook (on request for individual meals or the whole stay) and revelling in the house-party vibe. But if you'd prefer to self cater, you'll enjoy cooking here; there's an impressive double oven and hob, a large fridge-freezer, a couple more fridges, and a huge pantry stocked with crockery, cutlery and equipment. Some basic ingredients may be available but nothing is officially provided. There are grocery shops in the village or a shopping service can be arranged.

The isolated position means you’re unlikely to want to eat out regularly in the evenings, but when you do there are a few informal eateries in Es Migjorn Gran (the nearest village), and Hotel Torralbenc’s outstanding restaurant is a 30-minute drive away (book ahead). If you're at Cala Binigaus, you can walk along to Santo Tomas where there are a few beach bars for light lunches and afternoon drinks. If you’re spending the day exploring the island, head north to Fornells, west to Ciuatdella or east to Mao for authentic tapas and fresh seafood lunches.

Features include:

  • Children meals
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee tea making
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Fridge
  • Full kitchen
  • Hob stove
  • In house cook
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shopping service
  • Welcome hamper
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • Enjoy your private estate: roam the grounds on mountain bikes (3-5 provided onsite), swim in the salt-water infinity pool or explore the caves behind the villa. In the evening, make sangria and watch the sun set
  • Follow the 1.5km private track down to white-sand Cala Binigaus: bring the house's 2 kayaks and take to the water, or follow the coast along to Santo Tomas, where there are a couple of beach bars
  • Walk, run or bike the coastal Cami de Cavalls - the route is easily picked up from Cala Binigaus, and encircles the entire island
  • Fancy a private boat tour of the island, a relaxing spa day or a night of partying? The owner can arrange all manner of bespoke services and activities; you'll be sent a list of possibilities prior to arrival for pre-booking
  • Bitesize Menorca is wonderfully easy to explore - see our destination guide for highlights and inspiration

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horse-riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Plantlife / flora
  • Sailing
  • Shopping / markets
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting

Kids

This palatial pad is perfect for a cluster of families or a multi-generational getaway, with seemingly endless space indoors and out.

Best for:

Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

The top floor holds a kids' room with 2 sets of bunk-beds (4 single beds) and a small selection of toys. There's also a double bedroom and a shower room on this floor, making it a handy space for parents wanting to be close to their children. Three of the 4 other bedrooms (on the ground and first floor) can be made up as doubles or twins.

Babysitting:

Available on request.

Baby equipment:

Up to 2 baby cots are available on request.

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Children's meals:

An extensively equipped kitchen and a cook can be arranged on request.

Kids Activities on site:

  • Swimming pool
  • Underground caves
  • Bicycles

Kids Activities nearby:

  • Beaches
  • Boat trips

Families Should Know:

The infinity pool is unfenced; Cala Binigaus is a 20-minute walk away. Outside of peak season, the beach can be popular with nudists (as are many of Menorca's beaches).

Kid Friendly:

Our guests' ratings...

10/
Rooms
10/
Service
10/
Value
10/
Overall

{{ review.firstName }}{{ review.countryName ? ', '+ review.countryName : '' }},

Rates for The Manor House