Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Wonderful farmhouse finished in 2005, finely furnished, amazing view of the bucolic landscape as well as the sea and Tavolara and Molara’s island. The guests can also enjoy pleasant walk around 34 hectares of woods of Oaks, Mediterranean scrub and Cork oaks. The position is strategic: the house is situated in 20 minutes by car to Olbia airport and half an hour to the beach. It's a quick and easy ride to the beach with virtually no traffic.
Composed as follow:
• Large living area with fireplace finished in juniper wood, sofa, several comfortable chairs, Lcd television with satellite, library, stereo, large dining table with sits for 8 persons, wood stove, and impressive wood-fired oven.
• Modern kitchen with new and functional dishwasher, fridge (with freezer), electric oven and with all necessary tools to prepare delicious meals.
• In the upper floor, large master bedroom with French door, mosquito net and terrace by which it is possible to
enjoy an unbelievable view of the bucolic landscape, the sea and the Tavolara and Molara's island.
• Second bedroom with two separated beds, with bedsides and large closet and window with mosquito net.
• Charming bathroom with washbasin and mirror, bidet and shower.
• Covered large veranda with amazing landscape fantastic to read a book or simply look the scenery.
• In the garden table, sits and barbecue in granite to enjoy a pleasant meal during a sunny day.
• 34 hectares of oaks, Mediterranean scrub, Cork oaks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pittulongu 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Olbia 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Sardinia region
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The coasts of Sardinia are generally high and rocky, with long, relatively straight stretches of coastline, many outstanding headlands, a few wide, deep bays, many inlets and with various smaller islands off the coast.
The island itself offers a dizzying array of landscapes and coastlines. In the south you can find white sandy beaches kissed by crystal clear waters. The north east coast, by contrast, dazzles with its rocky coves and emerald green sea. Inland you can discover the mountains of the Gennargentu range and large areas of unspoilt land sparsely populated by isolated villages and small towns.
The island has a typical Mediterranean climate. During the year there are approximately 300 days of sunshine with an average temperature between 11 to 17 C(52 to 63 F).
The Mistral from the Northwest is the dominant wind on and off throughout the year, though it is most prevalent in winter and spring. It can blow quite strongly, but it is usually dry and cool and makes for a sailor's paradise.
The people of Sardinia are noted for their unstinting friendliness and their shy nature, which belies a warm and loyal character. Hospitality is looked upon as a matter of pride and Sardinians will be happy to provide help and advice regarding anything to do with their homeland. You can sample any of the 2000 plus annual festivals and delight in the distinctive and traditional cuisine.
The house is situated in an impressive and beautiful area in the North West part of Sardinia known as "Gallura". The name "Gallura", which appears in the earliest written form of "Gallul" and "Gallula", could be linked with the meaning of "hill country", something which seems confirmed by the predominantly mountainous nature of the territory, differentiating it from the surrounding area.
Rich granite rocks smoothed by the wind, rain and sea, especially on the coasts, natural sculptures of bizarre shapes such as that of the bear near Palau, give the Gallura a very original look, very similar to the south of Corsica.
The constant and strong relationship with the near islands has influenced the characteristics of this area giving interesting peculiarities such as the "Gallurese" dialect and the culture of a typical rural settlement known as "stazzo". The term "stazzo" comes from Latin statio (i.e. station or resting place). It is present only in Gallura and in Corsica.
The natural vegetation of the Mediterranean coast is formed by Mediterranean scrub such as mastic tree, rock rose, arbutus and myrtle. The interior looks rather different, more sheltered from the wind is characterized by massive granite outcrops and forests of cork oaks the processing of which is a major production activity.
The house is situated about 5 km from Telti a little village where there are the main services such as Bank, Post Office, Supermarket, Baker and Newsagent.
Perched on a hill full of olive and cork the country is of recent construction. Built around two rural churches is a small and peaceful village surrounded by the vastness of the woods. The village lies a few meters from the place it was in "Tertium", a Roman military station on the road "Olbia-Gemellae".
The Church of St. Victory, in the heart of the country, was built in the eighteenth century in style, as well as the existed "Sant'Anatolia" the Church of the eighteenth century. Both buildings were born as a religious reference to the peoples of the Temple and the neighboring villages who had gathered for field parties.
"Piazza del Duomo" for the homonymous street, following a written juniper, we arrive at the Museum of tonnage, cultural reference that documents the local objects from all over the Gallura and homes living spaces that recreate the most characteristic of the tradition.
20 Minutes by car travelling along cork woods and you can reach Olbia which was called happy city by the Greeks. Is known worldwide for its proximity to the Costa Smeralda and is presented as a modern city full of life. Inserted into a large natural bay surrounded by the beautiful islands of Tavolara and Molara sees in its territory, the presence of the airport "Costa Smeralda"( very handy the position of the house with respect to the airport) each year that confirms a sharp increase in attendance of Tourists.
In order to arrive at the beaches from the house, you can avoid the stress driving through the city given the presence of a bypass road that lead you straight to beaches of "Pittulongu", "Bados", "Cala Sassari" and "Golfo Aranci". The beaches in the wide lido of "Pittulongu" (i.e. seaside) are beautiful and really appreciated. The first beach is called "La Playa" which is the most favourite of local people and offers lots of facilities such as beach umbrella and deck chairs on hire, restaurants and bars right in front of the beach where you can enjoy an amazing view on Tavolara Island. After "La Playa" the next beaches are "lo Squalo" and "il Pellicano" smaller than La Playa but not less welcoming. Up ahead reachable on foot, there is the beach of "Mare e Rocce" divided from the other two by a group of stones. It is a beautiful place with a nice bar opened all day long.
Golfo Aranci, is not only an important port with daily connections with main land Italy, but also a great holiday destination that offers beautiful beaches and tourist facilities at hand. Besides the fantastic beaches in the gulf itself, there are many enchanting stretches of fine white sand in the surrounding area such as "Cala Moresca", "Cala Greca", "Cala Sabina" and White Beach, which can be reached by driving a few kilometres along the panoramic road to Olbia. On that same road you will also find the spectacular "Cala Sassari", "Cala Banana", "Sos Aranzos" and "Terrata". They are all set within outstanding little bays with crystalline water. The town has a large selection of restaurants and bars, nice shops and luxury hotels with swimming pool, tennis courts and all modern comforts. There is a variety of water sports available, including diving with qualified instructors.
The fish festival, which takes place on the 15th of August in occasion of the town celebrations, is an opportunity to take part in the tradition of Golfo Aranci and to eat plenty of delicious fresh fish.
San Pantaleo is a pretty village developed around the rural church dedicated to the homonym Santo; celebrations in honour of the Saint take place from the 27th to the 30th of July with a mixture of shows, dances and traditional music. The hamlet went almost unnoticed by tourists until the 1960s, when the boom of the Emerald Coast and in particular the increasing popularity of the near Porto Cervo have led to the discovery of this quiet spot by tourists and international artists who have set their home here. San Pantaleo remains a quirky place popular with those tourists after a relaxing and authentic Sardinian holiday. Every Tuesday the village comes to life with the street market on the square, where you will find stalls with absolutely everything, from the most tasteful souvenirs to precious rarities.
A few minutes from Olbia, along the SS 125, lies the settlement of Porto Rotondo. More than a real village is a well-planned tourist resort, created from nothing in the golden years of the great development of the Costa Smeralda.
Porto Cervo, the heart of the Emerald Coast, is the exclusive holiday place favoured by the rich and famous that come to this paradise to enjoy the sea and the nightlife. The architecture of this summer spot fits with its surroundings, villas with dry stone walls and immaculately kept gardens scattered with Mediterranean vegetation and low palm trees. Porto Cervo has two harbours, Porto Vecchio (Old Port) is on the South-eastern side and dates back to the 1960s, the new harbour is equipped with the most up-to-date infrastructures to cater for the international marine traffic. At the height of summer the harbours become literally the showroom of the most beautiful and biggest yachts that money can buy, many tourists walk past the yachts admiring such excess. Anyone not wanting to use the port may anchor in the bay, where one can enjoy total privacy. Porto Cervo has a Yacht Club, some exclusive hotels and restaurants, such as the renowned "Cala di Volpe", great shops and numerous night bars and clubs. The nightlife evolves around "La Piazzetta". For the golf lovers there is one of the greatest golf courts in the world. Set between the sapphire bays of Pevero and Cala di Volpe, Pevero is the supreme masterpiece of the greatest of American golf designers, Robert Trent Jones. Described by several golf writers as 'the most beautiful place to play golf in the world', the course is also splendidly demanding. It insists on absolute accuracy if you are to keep out of the savage rough of rocks and the tangled, perfumed herbs of the "macchia". Despite its charm and challenges, the 18 hole Pevero is rarely crowded and you can walk into the clubhouse and tee off without queues. The clubhouse has splendid views over the course, spacious locker rooms, a swimming pool, a card room, bar, well-stocked pro-shop and one of the best restaurants on the Emerald Coast.