Menorca, Spain

Es Bec d'Aguila

Low season per night from$1,910High season per night from$3,629


Jewel of the countryside


Nest with a view



Stylish hilltop stay Es Bec D'Aguila (the Eagle’s Beak) started life as a 19th-century farmhouse. Today, it’s a remote family-friendly villa with vaulted ceilings, original details and views of the rolling Menorcan countryside. The sprawling grounds include a manicured French-style garden, a glittering country-view pool and a healthy handful of alfresco lounge and dining spaces. Need a siesta after your dip? Claim one of the gently swaying hammocks that hang from the trees. Inside the 12-bedroom former farmhouse, a seashell-hued entryway opens onto the large ground-floor living space, with a jewel-toned lounge – complete with marble bar – and a modern, open-plan kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find two lounges with inviting sofas and views over the grounds; a cinema room is tucked up in the eaves, near the children’s bunk-room. Need a hit of salty sea breezes? The nearest beaches are a 10-minute drive from your perfectly private getaway (good luck prying yourself from the pool, though).

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An hour-long yoga or fitness session for each guest

First Glance

  • The entrance hall is seashell-smooth and decorated in shades of cream, pale sage and coral; there’s a cosy seating area with wicker chairs and a sofa in a side alcove.
  • In the ground-floor dining room, pendant lamps hang over a long live-edge wooden table.
  • The large, family-style kitchen is open plan and fully equipped with modern appliances; there’s also a live-edge wooden breakfast table with copper pendant lamps hanging overhead.
  • The jewel-toned living room has a green marble bar, log-burning stove, library and an oval card table.
  • There are two lounges upstairs; both have a mixture of leather and wicker seating and sweeping views over the grounds.
  • You’ll find a cinema room in the eaves.
  • The fully equipped gym and yoga studio share an olive-grove–view deck.
  • There’s a laundry room just off the kitchen.

Villa highlights

  • Vast grounds
  • In-villa bar
  • Space to lounge

Sleeping arrangements

  • There are 12 17sq m–30sq m rooms.
  • Each has an ensuite bathroom with either a bath tub or a walk-in shower, and 11 of the rooms have king-size beds.
  • There’s one children’s bedroom in the eaves, with six bunk beds.
  • One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has been adapted for guests with reduced mobility. There’s no lift in the villa, though, so there’s only step-free accessto the pool, kitchen and dining room.

Key kit

  • WiFi throughout.
  • Sound system.
  • Toys for little Smiths.
  • Highchairs and kid-friendly dinnerware.
  • Petanque pitch.
  • Hammocks.
  • Table tennis.


  • The rectangular 25m-long pool is framed by a sand-coloured stone terrace with several sunloungers; it looks out over the tree-covered countryside.
  • There’s also an alfresco kitchen and a covered dining table by the pool.


  • The French-style formal garden – complete with pavilion and fountain – are at the front of the 60-hectare property.
  • There are both manicured spots and wild gardens in the terraced grounds, which have sweeping sunset views over the Menorcan hills.
  • You’ll find several alfresco dining tables and lounges dotted around.
  • Also onsite are a treehouse and outdoor play area for children, a petanque pitch and hammocks.
  • Orange trees grow by the front door and the surrounding fields have fruit and vegetable crops that are tended by the live-in gardener.
  • There’s a large car park outside the house and additional spots by the barn.


  • Es Bec d'Aguila is surrounded by 150-acre grounds in the heart of Menorca, between the white towns of Alaior and Es Migjorn and close to beaches; even with this enviable location, you’ll need to rent a car to get around the island.
  • Santo Tomas beach, which is equal parts sandy and rocky, is 10 kilometres from the villa.
  • Menorca airport is 20 minutes away by car.
  • The towns of Mahón and Ciudadela are 20 and 25 minutes away by car, respectively.

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