Between four and seven, kids are ready to make holiday memories they’ll actually remember. They’re the perfect age for Majorca, the Balearic that’s as effortlessly cool as it is spectacularly lovely, cultured, historic and brilliantly beachy.
Villa Estila is tucked into the chic enclave of Bendinat, just west of Palma, and when you discover the owners are also architects, everything becomes clear. It’s beautifully designed and original. There are all sorts of delightful quirks like pergolas that incorporate mature trees and a fun children’s bedroom complete with oversize bunk beds.
When kids aren’t making the most of new-found personal space, they’ve the run of a huge garden which includes a safe play area and plenty of grass for impromptu picnics. There’s also an elegant dining terrace for more grown-up feasts. And, like everything else, the swimming pool is made for kids: technically it’s billed as infinity but has a thoughtful shallow end for littler swimmers.
Villa Estila is just a few minutes’ walk to sandy beaches – perfect for little four- to seven-year-old legs. Glossy Marina Puerto Portals is within easy walking distance too. And if you don’t mind a short drive, you can be in Palma or super-hip Port d’Andratx in less than half-an-hour.