Opt to purchase property in Deià and you’ll have some illustrious neighbours, including Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Douglas and PR guru Lynne Franks. Property prices are high in this desirable location. Around half of the village’s 850-strong population are expats, amongst them the descendants of the bohemian group of artists and writers who first discovered Deià for themselves.
According to real estate agents Engel & Völkers, British buyers dominated the market here in 2014, with the average sales value increasing to 1.27M Euros. Owners can rest easy knowing their precious village is protected from dramatic change due to the Tramuntana’s UNESCO World Heritage Site status, though this was never the place for unsightly development.
Deià’s to-die-for views come not without their price, though, with winter temperatures feeling much cooler in the mountains than elsewhere on the island, and reports of snow in the Serra not uncommon. Indeed, in past times, snow falling here was preserved in ice blocks and used for medicinal purposes throughout the year.
Day trips to cosmopolitan Palma and the hustle-bustle of the city are fairly easy, with the journey taking some 50 minutes without tourist traffic, though caution is wise along the narrow, winding road to Valldemossa, especially in wet conditions.
Heavenly restored farmhouses, classic ochre-hued village homes, and beautifully-presented renovated villas are some of the types of property on offer this once-humble village that is now something of a millionaire hideaway. However, Deià has kept its sense of local charm, lacking glitz and any hint of vulgarity.
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