Inside the Campanet Villa

The villa at Campanet combines the stylish and authentic feel of a traditional Mallorcan villa with a modern standard of finish. Being built in 2009 means that it is insulated, plumbed and heated like a modern building, but the antique wooden window fittings, exposed timbers and antique furniture provide that stylish and authentic feel. Although there’s a welcoming entrance-hall, most cyclists will enter not through the hefty front doors but up the stairs from the basement.

Running under the entire house, the basement gives you a secure place to store your bike, and an indoor well-light space to set it up and adjust it when you arrive.

The main living room has a log-burning stove, thick rugs and space to stretch out. If you don;t want to talk into the evening, there’s a TV (with most of the UK’s freeview-type channels) and there’s wifi throughout the villa.

Of course much of the conversation happens around the table over the 3-course dinner that’s prepared for you in the villa each evening and served with local wine (Mallorca’s wine was once revered s the best in the world).

For a little more privacy you might want to head upstairs, where there’s another seating area and a selection of books including our cyclist’s library—a set of books by or about cyclists and cycling.