About the house.
The house was built in 1914 in art nouveau style by Don Onofre Bauza Castañer with profits obtained from the trade of oranges with France. The house has been in the Rullan Bauza family ever since. Today it is owned by the 4th generation of the family. The house name is «Sa Bleda» which is the Mallorquin name for the vegetable “chard”. It is on the list of the «most emblematic buildings» in Soller, due to its unique architecture.
In 2014-2015 the house has been through a modernisation. The aim has been to restore the house respectfully, while providing modern comforts such as air-conditioning, swimming pool and wifi.
Even though the house has a very central location in the beautiful village of Sóller, a relaxed and private atmosphere can be enjoyed in the large garden behind the house. Here you will find, among orange trees, the «salt water» swimming pool and a outdoors dining and barbecue area.
The house consists of three main floors and and a cosy basement. The main social spaces of the house are found on the ground floor. Eat breakfast in the traditional kitchen, or have a more formal meal in the adjacent dining room. Do some work in the office, or put your feet up in the library. Two large halls traverses the house and link the narrow village street to the secluded garden. The six bedrooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor. At the top floor, where the views are the most spectacular, is where the suite is located. Here you can enjoy your morning coffee with the mountains of the Soller valley as an impressive backdrop.
THE SURROUNDINGS – SÓLLER VALLEY
The house is perfectly located in the heart of Sóller and the Sóller-valley - «the valley of the oranges». The Tramuntana mountain range surrounds the valley, with the characteristic «Puig Major» as the centrepiece. Towering 1445 metres above sea level, the mountain is the highest point in the Balearic Islands.
The centric location is a great advantage, year round. A very short walk from the house, straight down a typical narrow village street, you will find the beautiful main square of Sóller. Facing the square, the gothic cathedral of Sóller is probably the first thing you notice. But when you lower you gaze, you will see the heart of Sóller, teeming with life. Around the square and the in nearby streets you will find cafes, traditional bakeries, butchers, vegetable shops, etc. All within a couple of minutes walk. A nice morning activity is to buy traditional Mallorquin ensaïmada in the nearest bakery «Es pa pagés» and maybe have a cortado at the Bar Turismo - just next door. On Saturdays there is an interesting market with local produce, and throughout the year a number of festivals, concerts and other cultural events will take place here at the «Plaça de sa Constitució».
If taking a trip outside of the village is on your mind, you will find many options close by. The train station, which provides for transport to the capital Palma, is only 100 meters away. The station is also adjacent to the starting point for the «Soller – Puerto de Soller» tram, which makes the Port de Soller beach easily accessible, even without a car. Nearby is also the Soller taxi stop. Should you have your own means of transport, the house has parking spaces available, securely behind an electric gate.