Deep in the blossoming countryside of Porreres stands a timeless relic, reminiscent of a bygone era. An antiquated castillo with acres of rich land on its doorstep, Villa Casa Duquesa is the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion with loved ones.
Can you imagine your wedding celebrations opening to 150 acres of elegant floral gardens greeting you as you touch down on the helipad? If so, it's already apparent that a week at Casa Duquesa will be the most lavish and joyous time of your life. Now, picture walking down a white muslin carpet, along the olive-grove walkway, all the way to your very own private chapel where vows will be exchanged. Have you ever seen a more flawless scene?
As you approach the villa, you admire the sandstone walls and rustic wooden features. Indoors, you're captivated by the refined and noble themes throughout. The hallway walls are lined with black and white portraits of gentry and the lounge is a sprawling quarter full of plants, restored wooden furniture and beams. The regal dining room is decorated with earthenware and a traditional fireplace invites you to enjoy a whisky by its side – which, of course, you're bound to do.
Need a place that can accommodate your intimate pick of friends and family? The large function room does the job, not to mention the numerous terraces and spacious living areas. Two large kitchens mean the chefs will be able to work their magic on the 12-course feast, which will be concocted with the finest local ingredients, sangria and champagne on tap. You can't wait to share the special meal in traditional alfresco fashion, beneath the romantic lighting of the lantern lit terrace.
It's time for some pampering before the big day. You head through the courtyard, complete with its own impressive well, and descend the grand steps to the poolside. You pick sun loungers close to the uniquely hued emerald waters, a stunning colour match to the bucolic setting, and enjoy a few hours of sunshine relaxation.
As the sun begins to set, you head upstairs to get ready for a trip outside the villa. After a soothing soak in the mottled marble bathroom, you step onto the terracotta tiles of the canopied terrace to slow dance with the other half, the baroque balcony overlooking those views of the rolling country and reddening sky.
Tonight, you're heading out to dine on the gorgeous Es Trenc beachfront just 20 minutes away. Palma is also nearby, meaning there's no shortage of adventures to be had beyond your heavenly fortress. And with the likes of Salvador Dali's artwork exhibited in the local modern art gallery, surreal is the only way to describe Porreres, its attractions and this unique gem, Villa Casa Duquesa.
Bedroom 1 - Master double with TV & en-suite with shower & bath
Bedroom 2 - Double with TV, terrace access & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 3 - Double/twin with TV & en-suite with a bath & shower
Bedroom 4 - Double with TV & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 5 - Double/twin with TV & dressing room & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 6 - Double /twin with TV & dressing room & en-suite shower room
Please note: Bedrooms 5 & 6 are attached to the main villa, but has no direct access
Nearest Beach 20 min drive
Airport (AIR): 45m / 55km
Airport (AIR): 1h40min / 160km
There is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. When that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience in high-end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We handpick our villa partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered villas:
When you awake from your dreamy sleep you can rest assured that breakfast has been taken care of and awaits you. Freshly squeezed oranges and healthy fruit juices along with a selection of delicious teas and coffee are just the start. Yoghurts, crispy cereals, fresh fruits and a tempting display of fresh breads & delicate pastries complete the table. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? If creamy porridge with honey or simply toast hits the spot, just ask, it’s on the menu. With breakfast taken care of all you have to do is decide how to spend the day. A trip to a stunning beach or perhaps time relaxing by your own private pool – decisions, decisions! Life can be tough …….
Whether you’d prefer to have your chef prepare a wonderful spread at lunchtime or alternatively you’d like to dine al-fresco under the stars, the choice is yours. With an emphasis on using specially selected fresh local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt-in-the-mouth meal befitting of a Michelin starred restaurant. From sun soaked BBQ’s on the terrace to delicious locally inspired menus, your chef will be in touch with you personally before your arrival to discuss your preferences.
The villa provides house wines, beers, a drinks tray of two bottles of house spirits and mixers. Champagne is served with canapés on 6 nights of your stay.
The chef is happy to cater to specific dietary requirements. Just let us know about any special requests regarding dietary requirements such as gluten free options. Maybe you’re celebrating a birthday? A cake bedecked with candles can be arranged or maybe just favourite dishes, nothing is too much trouble, just ask. Maybe you’d like an earlier high tea for the youngest children? We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted.