There’s a high benchmark for ‘finca chic’ on the laid-back island of Menorca – myriad old farmhouses have been newly reimagined as beautifully designed places to stay.
Fontenille Menorca is a new addition to this tradition of traditional building turned into hotels on the most easterly of the three Balearics. Part of the Domaines de Fontenille hotel group, collectively two ruined farmhouses have been revived by hoteliers Frédéric Biousse and Guillaume Foucher. Situated a few kilometres away (and serviced by an interconnecting shuttle), sister properties Torre Vella and Santa Ponsa nestle amongst the bucolic delights of vines, olive and citrus groves and an organic permaculture garden.
Built in the 13th century, Torre Vella is comprised of just 17 rooms and nine suites, a chic bistro for dining and outdoor pool. Built five centuries ago, Santa Ponsa now houses 22 rooms and suites and contains an organic spa and restaurant. Guests staying in Torre Vella may visit Santa Ponsa’s spa and restaurant, and those from the latter may use the former’s pool.