The stone houses of Deià, a postcard-pretty village in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, are best known for their literary, artistic and musical connections-the village has played host to author Robert Graves, musician Robert Wyatt and media tycoon Richard Branson, among others-but their walled terraces, which rise above a golden cove, hide luxuriant gardens studded with lemon, orange and olive trees.
Here, Knight Frank associates Harris & Butterworth are selling an outstanding estate with beautiful gardens. Once part of a large domain belonging to Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria, Finca Es Murtera now stands in 8.5 hectares of grounds just outside Deia. The main finca and adjoining guest house, which take up 550 square metre of built space, are in Mallorcan style, with a stone façade, rustic marble floors and a profusion of antique beams and doors. The principal reception room has an enormous fireplace, as does the sitting area of the master suite.
Outside, the gardens, which are flood-lit by night, have more than 200 large trees and thousand of flowering plants set in terraced beds. The rest of the land is mostly terraced in Mallorcan style, and is planted with pine trees and a mix of mature and new olive trees-enough to produce your own oil. An infinity pool has perfect views over the sea. Three other historic properties pepper the grounds and come with renovation and development plans, designed by architect Antonio Juncosa and approved by the local authorities.
The price is €9.5m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 020 7629 8171 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk or Harris & Butterworth on 0034 971 636 427 or visit www.harrisbutterworth.com.