Property for sale in Campanet

Once overlooked, this appealing town set in the glorious countryside is now in full focus

Campanet StreetPlenty of people head straight past Campanet, an authentic-looking town on a gentle hill, glimpsed from the main Palma to Pollensa road. Many don’t give this large northern village a lot of thought, but there is more to this Mallorca location than first meets the eye.

For the past few years, as demand for properties for sale in better-known Pollensa gets higher and prices rise accordingly, its pretty rural neighbour has started stepping into the spotlight. As a result, this large, modest town, much loved by Mallorcans, now has a well-integrated international set, who join in with village life, mixing with locals in the typical square, sending their children to the state school and generally bringing a more cosmopolitan feel to the area.

There are stunning views in all directions from this rural town nestled into the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains. Cyclists regularly stop for lunch and refreshments at Bar Es Club in the plaza; a long-time favourite of theirs as they wind their way around the gorgeous surrounding bike routes.

A kilometre or so out of town, you’ll find the Coves de Campanet attraction with its lovely, charming restaurant. In the same zone, you can also take paradisical country walks to the beautiful natural springs, Fonts Ufanes – guaranteed to restore and rejuvenate.

If you love country views, quiet and feeling close to nature but want a safe, established community with great road links, read on.

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Where to buy a property in Campanet

Central Plaza Major and surrounding streets

Campanet Plaza

The central streets and surrounding areas contain a wealth of property options, from neglected original townhouses ripe for reformation, to those already rescued and renovated. You don’t have to travel far from the historic cobbled streets to find rustic fincas set in their own grounds, surrounded by fields and vineyards but still within walking distance to the main plazas.

A few kilometres out from the centre to the north and northwest towards Porreres, lie Son Valls and Son Mesquida. These quiet rural villages, blessed with an abundance of space and exceptional views, have numerous large, spread-out homes, with the luxury of no immediate neighbours. To the east, the area of Son Proenç offers sweeping views across the flat, fertile plain to the coast.

CampanetSon Bordoy

An easy walk from the main plaza is the medium-sized square known as Son Bordoy: a residential zone with a good mix of more modern family houses and apartments, many with great mountain views.

A small children’s playground sits in the centre, which has nicely landscaped green areas, and there is an excellent pizza restaurant, Bacán, run by a wonderful Argentinian couple.

CampanetSon Pocos

Sweetly translated into ‘They Are Few’, Son Pocos encompasses just that: a cluster of residents living around a tiny square, found a few minutes’ walk from Son Bordoy, heading away from town. Properties comprise of traditional stone houses, most with gracious wooden front doors and shutters.

A stone’s throw beyond that, you’ll find newer residential streets with modern family homes and pretty names, such as Calle dels Angels and Calle de la Luna. There is a small weekly market at Son Pocos selling the freshest quality fruits and vegetables at non-tourist prices.

Molino d’en porret and son borras

At the other side of town, going from the main square in the opposite direction is the residential areas known as Molino d’En Porret and Son Borras. As you travel further away from the centre in this and other surrounding directions, potential space expands and some properties are built larger, with pools and gardens.

Advantages to buying a property in Campanet:

  • Very pretty setting with gorgeous views, and an idyllic feel
  • Short connections to Palma, the airport, Alcudia, Pollensa and the North Coast
  • Better affordability than many other locations, though prices are still relatively high
  • A strong mixed community, with small, low-key events throughout the year and opportunities to socialise
  • A handsome central square in which to eat, drink, run errands and watch the world go by
  • Interesting investment potential
  • Healthy, relaxed lifestyle

Some things to bear in mind

  • Not on a train line, and infrequent public transport
  • Several steep hills, though the roads around the centre are mostly flat
  • Prices are catching up to better known locations like Pollensa
  • Independent buyers, and those who like more hustle, may prefer livelier locations
  • Lack of large supermarkets and stores in the immediate vicinity
  • Parking can be challenging

Campanet price guide

2-3 BEDROOM HOUSE:
€130,000 to €690,000

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE:
€720,000 to €950,000

5+ BEDROOM PROPERTY:
€950,000 to €12 million

(Please bear in mind that prices are subject to change)

Types of Property in Campanet

With the exception of palatial seafront villas, you really can purchase any kind of property you wish in Campanet. The village has an excellent mix of large detached family homes, rustic fincas renovated to superb standards, simple townhouses and apartments both big and small.

Architecture tends to be typically Mallorcan, featuring beautiful local stone, though there are plenty of properties built from the 1950s onwards some might consider less pretty, too. As with most Mallorcan towns, the overall effect can feel rather ‘mish-mash’ – but the beauty of those original houses next to well-designed new builds makes up for any drab buildings.

Sleek, contemporary design is to be found at Molino d’En Porret and Son Borras, the zones around Calle del Camí d’Ullaro, winding away out of town. Plenty of gated homes exist here, and at the time of writing, several multi-million estates are up for sale in the surrounding countryside.

What the experts say about buying property in Campanet

  • “Campanet is a beautiful village tucked away in the Tramuntana region. It attracts families and individuals looking for a local, authentic Mallorca village that is not as far to travel from Palma as Pollensa. There is access to Palma within around 30 minutes via the main Inca highway.”
  • “Architecture tends to be typically Mallorcan, featuring beautiful local stone, though there are plenty of properties built from the 1950s onwards some might consider less pretty, too. As with most Mallorcan towns, the overall effect can feel rather ‘mish-mash’ – but the beauty of those original houses next to well-designed new builds makes up for any drab buildings.”
  • “Sleek, contemporary design is to be found at Molino d’En Porret and Son Borras, the zones around Calle del Camí d’Ullaro, winding away out of town. Plenty of gated homes exist here, and at the time of writing, several multi-million estates are up for sale in the surrounding countryside.”

-Lucy Adamson, Property Specialist, hc/ Mallorca Living

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