Isle be off the beaten track

Majorca is still one of the most popular hotspots for Brits so if you fancy going off the tourist track, rent your own place in the country.

Use it as a base while exploring Spain’s largest Balearic island by car. In the north, winding mountainous roads lead to quiet coves, glorious views and pine-clad woodland. Rural roads in the south pass through undulating farmland, fields of wild flowers, olive trees and charming villages.

Mallorca Farmhouses has properties with private pools miles away from the tourist traps yet close to traditional bodegas, historic forts and local markets.

Three-bedroom Ca’n Picassa at Pollenca Hills in the spectacular Son March valley is set off a rural lane and reached by a steep winding track, offering complete privacy. The 300-year-old farmhouse is perfect for wine lovers as the surrounding area is one of the oldest wine-growing regions on the island. Sleeps six and costs from £578 per week.

Burguera Nou between the pretty village of Calonge and the stylish beach resort of Cala d’Or, is set in seven acres of open countryside with views across almond and olive groves. Sleeps eight and costs from £665 per week.

Es Pujolet (above) in the South East is set in the heart of the countryside with magnificent views across ancient olive and almond groves towards the shimmering blue sea. It sleeps eight and costs from £1,079 a week. The villages of Calonge and S’Alqueria Blanca are just a short drive away.

Visit or call 0845 800 8080. Car hire starts from £7 per day with

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