The Chettinad Retreat
An exquisitely restored 400 year old finca combines a perfect blend of both modern and traditional style, offering an ambience of comfort, tranquility, and sun-drenched splendour.
About: A peaceful haven where the air feels pure and clean, and the view of distant peaks piercing through the morning mist is a perfect way to start off your day of well-being.
A hillside property featuring a centuries-old “finca”, or traditional farmhouse, one adobe cottage and two detached stone dwellings which are one-of-a-kind in terms of scope and sensibility. The finca and all guest housing have been lovingly restored resulting in a delightful blend of classical architecture, modern interior design and 21st century conveniences like wi-fi and high-speed Internet.
Architectural integrity which evokes agrarian life in the 17th century Spain… four-foot-deep stone walls which offer the dual comforts of natural temperature control and privacy, high-beamed ceilings and an abundance of light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors, skylights and windows are all hallmark features of the main house.
A terraced swimming pool, framed by an extra-large group seating and dining area, is the focal point of the main house’s exterior. But natural rock landscaping beds of fresh herbs, including mint and rosemary, trees bearing almonds, figs, pomegranates and oranges and hammocks dotting the property all vie for attention and pride of place, giving guests many options to choose from when in search of a place to relax and just be.
Motion-activated lighting in the entrance driveway and the pathway leading up to the dome provides subtle yet effective guidance for early morning or late night yoga sessions.
Location: Located in the hills overlooking the rural Sant Augustin valley in the south-west of the island. Airport is 25 mins. Local beaches (Cala Bassa, Cala Conte) are approx 15mins drive.
Bedrooms and sleeping arrangements:
The Chettinad Retreat main house, is an airy, light-filled space which is ideal for guests who desire communal living in a luxury home setting. There is one double-occupancy room (Cocoon) and a single room with a double bed (Haven), reserved for the yoga teacher) that share a bathroom, and an additional double occupancy room (Zen Suite) with private en suite bath, private terrace, and additional private hot outdoor shower. There is also one duplex room for 4 (The Nest downstairs & The Perch upstairs), both double occupancy with private rooftop terrace and en suite bathroom. The main house allows guests to indulge their deepest need for rest and rejuvenation in maximum comfort, while sharing the cost of doing so with a roommate.
The Terra Cottage, an adobe bungalow with private bath and terrace, is perfect for guests who prefer to relax and recharge in semi-solitude. The cottage can accommodate twin or double bed options. Just a few steps from the main house but hidden from view, guests are invited to enjoy larger common spaces and amenities as they wish while knowing that their cottage is just a stone’s throw from the hub of activity. The Terra Cottage also benefits from a wood burning stove giving off a warming glow in the winter months.
The Twin Flame Micro Suites are a pair of detached stone dwellings representing the twin flames of yoga theory that all you have is all you need. These havens are a delight for couples who are comforted by cosy spaces. Intimate in scale, but long on charm, these rooms are physical reminders that we have everything we need to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives with no frills or fuss. The micro-suites Ying and Yang are equipped with Queen-sized beds and reserved for couples or family members (or single occupancy too) and share an exterior bath nestled between the two suites.
Little Extras: Reverse Osmosis water filter – no more bottled water!
Pool towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels.
Capacity: Maximum 12 persons with room for one teacher.