There were many things left in the Minorca landscape from the British XVIII century occupation, liberal to the east, feudal to the west- the guillotine windows in the typical houses, the llocs -in the horse culture, the beautiful Minorca breed, a mixture of Arab and English- and in a certain aesthetics of spaces.
Biniarroca is one of those fantastic heritage of mixture between the British and Mediterranean styles, a hidden corner of Sant Lluís countryside which painted by the artist Sheelagh Ratcliff shares spaces from the past -the romantic garden, the house and half of its decoration- contemporary spaces -the exhibition room, the small but well provided boutique, both with definite British details, romantic, cool and even ad lib-. As is the way the tables are displayed in the restaurant, nooks and crannies of the hotel decorated with personal taste, or the beautiful swimming pool which has four vestals one in each corner. They look perfect with their nicely aged mold, wrapped around by bougainvilleas and other creepers.
All this on a “Marés” floor which presides the whole atmosphere. This is a swimming pool for personal enjoyment and privacy; the deck chairs are practically hidden under the pergolas. We jolly nearly hid from the world in this manor house, reference of calm and art de vivre.