I was offered this county hotel for sale in Capdepera and it made me ask the question as to what the current operational market is now for these sort of establishments?
I don’t pretend to me an expert in this field but I do have anecdotal evidence that competition for these properties has been warming up over the last couple of years and having considered the market fundementals I am beginning to see why:
- Visitor numbers to Mallorca have been growing year on year
- General hotel prices in Mallorca have been rising across all segments of the market, but particularly the mid to higher ends. Country hotels have historically been expensive compared to similar quality offers in standard hotels and while the “offer” and “experience” is obviously different this gap has, in my opinion, affected the competitively of the rural / agroturismo market. With standard hotel prices rising the relative attractiveness of county hotels has increased.
- The tourism season in Mallorca has extended significantly in Mallorca. While country hotels have generally operated in the lower seasons, the significant increase in visitor numbers and the associated availability of flights from most top European destinations has been of great benefit to the country hotel / Mallorca B&B market. Only a few years ago the general season was really no more than 5 months while now it is circa 9 months.
- The last few years has seen a significant improvement in the quality and variety of “complimentary” tourist offer (ie beyond the traditional sea and sand, and this has been of major benefit to the country hotel market. Golf, gastronomy, hiking, cycling, bird watching, culture etc are now major draws
Of course that does not mean that any hotel, or B&B, in any area of Mallorca will work but if the property is right and above all the location then I can see why this market has been flourishing.
In relation to the property I have been offered the major plus point for is the location and “situation”. A country hotel MUST have a pleasant tranquil rural situation and this box is ticked! Situated in a quiet hamlet, along a country lane BUT within 2km of the medieval town of Capdepera.
In relation to location generally this area of Mallorca is for me “top drawer” because it benefits from the stunning nearby coastline and beaches, while also having all the rural charm the interior of Mallorca is famed for. Add to that 4 championship golf courses within 15 mins drive, top quality tennis facilities and some of the best cycling routes, then all sports fans can also be catered for.
That just leaves eating, drinking and culture! Yes, you won’t be disappointed!
The agency details for this property read as follows:
Beautiful historical country hotel for sale in the quiet countryside outside the medieval village of Capdepera in north east Mallorca.
The hotel located on a plot of 3,365sqm, with a living area is 455sqm and gross constructed of 680sqm (patio 46sqm, terrace 113sqm in front of kitchen and dining room, terrace 46sqm in front of the main entrance, private parking 285sqm in front of the main entrance).
The property has a rental license (VT) granted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Balearic Islands for up to 21 people.
There is a 12x5m swimming pool in the garden surrounded by palm trees and pebble stone terraces. One of the two terraces is shaded by old fig trees and is equipped with a brick barbecue.
The main part of the building dates back to the 13th century (an historic defence tower), made up of the main house built around a patio with four wings. The open kitchen with fireplace, the dining room, a guest toilet, a storage room, as well as a living room with internet connection, are all located on the ground floor.
On two upper floors there are 10 double bedrooms, 4 of them with living rooms, 1 single bedroom, all with bathroom en-suite.
The house has central heating in all rooms, so it is also suitable for stays in winter
The Hotel is situated heart of a small historical settlement in the north-east of Majorca located between Capdepera and Canyamel and is accessed via a small country lane. From here it is one kilometre to Capdepera, with its shops, cafes and restaurants. The Golf club Capdepera Golf is also within a few minutes drive from the hotel, as well as a number of other top golf courses:
Distances to golf courses in the area
Golf Canyamel 3,5 km
Golf Capdepera 4 km
Pula Golf Son Servera 7,5 km
Golf Club Son Servera 12,5 km
Stunning virgin beaches and sandy coves can also be found near by including:
Distances to the beaches of the area
Cala Mesquida 7 km
Cala Agulla 6km
Son Moll 5 km
Font de Sa Cala 5,5 km
Canyamel 5 km
Costa de los Pinos 12 km
Cala Torta, Mitjana und Estreta 17 km
All in all this hotel is perfectly located for attracting clients all the year around and is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Mallorca
If you are interested in this property please contact me
For additional photos see rural hotel and B&B for sale in Capdepera