A roughly-hewn stone trough and a standard mill for urgent olive oil had been repurposed by inside designer Pilar García-Nieto inside this farmhouse-turned-hotel close to Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountain vary.
The Lodge is the newest boutique resort from Único Motels, tucked away inside a 157-hectare property full of centenarian almond and olive timber, lavender fields and 20 kilometres of mountain climbing trails.
All the resort’s public areas and 6 of its visitor rooms are housed inside a transformed Sixteenth-century farmhouse, which was renovated from the bottom up.
“To have the ability to get pleasure from a 500-year-old home is a privilege,” García-Nieto advised Dezeen. “Many generations have gathered behind these partitions. It’s this spirit of a household residence that we now have tried to protect.”
An extra 18 suites had been dotted throughout the grounds, set in newly constructed cabins modelled on the few remaining partitions of the farm’s outbuildings.
Though The Lodge’s interiors are largely clear and minimal, traces of the property’s agricultural previous had been left to peek out in every single place all through the resort.
The farm’s authentic tafona – a stone mill used for making olive oil – now stands within the reception in entrance of a wall of fridges full of wine from native vineyards.
“Aesthetically it’s unbeatable,” García-Nieto stated. “Both you might be fortunate sufficient to have one or it’s not possible to duplicate it.”
“That’s the reason it was essential for us to protect the one we now have, and to provide it the good protagonism it deserves.”
Among the constructing’s authentic stone partitions had been left uncovered on the inside whereas the massive trough sink that stood within the former kitchen now acts as a water fountain close to the doorway.
These interval particulars had been complemented with a number of new and classic items, sourced from second-hand outlets within the close by village of Consell and additional afield.
Amongst them is an vintage French tapestry that was suspended above a contemporary console desk on the entrance. Close by, within the resort’s restaurant Singular, up to date artwork hangs subsequent to French bronze wall sconces from the Napoleonic interval.
Right here, company can eat in a high-ceilinged eating room or on a leafy terrace with clean-lined steel backyard furnishings, overlooking the resort’s glistening infinity pool and the encircling coppices.
The rugged nature of the close by Tramuntana mountains knowledgeable The Lodge’s inside within the type of its earthy color and materials palette.
Positioned proper off the reception, the lounge combines blackened timber tables with rattan stools. And an authentic mortar discovered within the farmhouse is displayed inside a towering vintage shelving unit from France.
On the centre of the room, a row of sandy beige sofas backs onto a biombo display screen comprised of stacked ceramic modules.
“It was loads of enjoyable to assemble it,” García-Nieto stated. “It was like enjoying Tetris between 5 folks.”
Ceramics additionally function closely all through the remainder of The Lodge, with many left over from the farmhouse and others made by native craftsmen.
Amongst them are the ornamental vases present in every visitor room, that are handmade from black clay by a grasp potter.
“We love what pottery represents – a component so carefully linked to the earth that man has used since historic occasions to show it into important items for his lifestyle,” García-Nieto stated.
The 18 suites that are not set inside the primary farmhouse will be accessed by way of a brief trip on one of many resort’s bicycles or golf buggies.
Modelled on the renovated farmhouse with its irregular gables, every of those cabins includes a dramatic single-pitch roof with the ceiling beams left uncovered on the within.
The identical texture-heavy however colour-sparse palette from the primary constructing can also be carried over into the suites.
Curiosity is supplied by combining completely different sorts of timber, from the pale, raw-edged coat stands to the Japanese-style charred-wood stools.
All the suites have a personal Mallorcan patio to offer a better connection to the encircling farmland, which the resort is utilizing to develop produce for the Singular restaurant and for Finca Serena – Único Motels’ different outpost on the island.
The Tramuntana mountain vary occupies roughly 30 per cent of Mallorca’s terrain and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site because of its wealthy agricultural historical past.
A lot of the encircling space continues to be used for farming at the moment – for instance by the Son Juliana wine firm, which has a solar-powered vineyard on the foot of the mountain vary that’s comprised of native sandstone with wicker sunshades and cork-insulated roofs.
More and more, vacationers are additionally being drawn away from Mallorca’s pristine seashores and in the direction of Tramuntana’s dramatic landscapes, with the opening of a number of new accommodations together with The Olive Homes – a gaggle of off-grid guesthouses, the place craggy boulders jut by the partitions and into the interiors.
The pictures is by Montse Garriga.