Property for sale in Felanitx

Explore an eastern paradise awash in history, wide-open space and country charm

The country town of Felanitx is one of those lesser-known places that is much loved by its residents. While this modest settlement in Mallorca’s south east lacks the star quality of some other towns, it has plenty going for it in terms of peace, space and affordability.

With a population of just over 18,000, Felanitx is large enough to feel there is plenty of life year-round, without being overwhelmingly busy. It has many amenities including a wide variety of shops, and those who live here find they can operate day-to-day with all conveniences, free from city stress and parking headaches.

An ancient town founded in the 13th century, Felanitx has many examples of interesting medieval architecture; not least the castle of Santueri, visible from town perched atop a tabletop mountain, and the imposing neo-gothic church of San Miguel in the centre. Such sights add to the timelessness and sense of history; a constant reminder that this is the real Mallorca.

For a low-key alternative to those long-colonized parts of the island, just a 15-minute drive from some of its most beautiful beaches – and a mere hop to one of its top golf courses – consider scouting Felanitx.

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Where to buy a property in Felanitx

Felanitx Centre and Surrounding Area

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.

Cas Concos des Cavaller – S’Horta

These residential districts roughly eight and 12 kilometres from the centre of Felanitx respectively form part of the municipality, and give a great choice of million euro-plus properties. A few minutes’ drive east of Cas Concos, the privileged zone of Es Carritxó is home to several multi-million designer villas.

Portocolom

Also officially part of Felanitx, this pretty port town has altogether a different flavour. An established resort, Portocolom does have a coterie of permanent, year-round residents, but many homeowners vacate during the winter months. Subsequently, the village may feel too quiet for some. Living in a traditional town with easy access to the coast may feel like the more practical option – if you don’t mind sacrificing the lovely port and Mediterranean sea right outside your door.

Advantages to buying a property in Felantix:

  • Good diversity of options, from modern homes and renovation projects in town to sprawling fincas on the outskirts
  • A large permanent population, and a bustling atmosphere in the centre
  • Greater affordability than many other areas in Mallorca; you get more for your money here
  • An easy hop to the coast, and good connections into Palma (the journey takes just under an hour)
  • Lower population density in East Mallorca means less traffic, fewer crowds, and fewer parking challenges
  • With broad, quiet roads perfect for cycling, idyllic sailing along the coast and more, it’s easy to cultivate a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Four thousand years of history on the doorstep in the form of Castell de Santueri, as well as the dramatic everyday sight of San Salvador

Some things to bear in mind

  • Some consider eastern towns like Felanitx, Campos and Manacor less picture-perfect than others found elsewhere with a higher tourist population
  • At just short of an hour each way, commuting into Palma may be unfeasible
  • Limited choice of international schools: there is just one, 20 minutes away in Manacor (The American International School of Mallorca)
  • The beach, though very pretty, is small and packed with sunbathers in high season
  • Catalan is spoken more commonly here than in Palma and the Southwest, presenting a potential language barrier

Felanitx price guide

2-3 BEDROOM HOUSE:
€100,000 to €2,250,000+

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE:
€200,000 to €2,400,000+

5+ BEDROOM PROPERTY:
€250,000 to €7 million+

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

Types of Property in Felanitx

The most desirable property in Portocolom arguably is located on the first line of the sea, with views of the picturesque bay. New-build townhouses here tend to echo the pretty pastel-coloured appearance of original fishermen’s cottages. Further away from the original harbour, more architectural diversity exists in the form of modern, low-rise complexes and contemporary villas.

As Mallorca’s second most notable wine-growing area (top prize goes to Binissalem), Felanitx is scattered with the pearls of this historic industry. You only have to drive a kilometre or two away from the resort-type homes along the coast to find old fincas full of character. Some way behind in terms of widespread renewal, there are many as yet unrenovated country estates nestled in the countryside, endowed with features such as listed towers.

Mallorca’s east coast has long been popular with German buyers, typically accustomed to high building standards. Since a high proportion of new constructions and renovation projects have been initiated by Germans, it follows that design and materials are of exceptional quality.

Felanitx’s wealth arose from wine and brandy production, and in the heart of the village exists proof of its noble past. Original townhouses were built with thick stone walls, grand archways, private courtyards and roof terraces – now available at a fraction of what you’d pay in Palma.

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What the experts say about buying property in Felanitx

  • “Felanitx is one of the few very rural areas of the island. This is an area for buyers looking to escape the business of modern life and slow down as they are more likely to find tractors than sports cars here!  Aunthentic Mallorcan living is evident in the farmers’ markets and local village fiestas.”
  • “In this quiet part of the island, one can find more space and at a lower price per square metre than the regions closer to Palma which are more built up and buzzing with everyday activity.”
  • “Planning laws can be strict as there are large protected green zones in the region, however this is what preserves the beauty of the area.  Portocolom on the coast is a beautiful natural harbour where one can enjoy walks and water activities throughout the year.”
  • “Prices for houses range from approximately 400,000 euros to 7 million euros.”

– Lucy Adamson, Property Specialist, hc/ Mallorca Living.

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