Villa Maria Riding Club
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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The villa is elegantly furnished, with all that you need for your fantastic holiday: a vaste garden, the swimming pool, fruit trees, chicken eggs and vegetables. You can park your car in the closed garden; take your pets agreeing with the owners. Every day Mr. Manolito, gardener and waiter, who lives in a separate part of the villa, will clean your apt, and will attend to the garden and the swimming pool; he may even prepare meals on demand. The villa is perfectly freshed by air conditioning. A little door leads from the garden to the riding club. Both the guests and the waiter will use the kitchen. The owners live at a 15 minutes distance.
Italian breakfast included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pula beach "Sant'Efisio" 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cagliari-Elmas 35 km, Nearest railway: Cagliari railway station 30 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, Internet access|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has parquet floor, a cot and highchair for your toddles, a double bedroom and another bedroom with two single beds.
|Further details outdoors|
In the patio a wooden table with chairs, and the BBQ. Geraniums, ybiscus and other stunning flowers everywhere, fig and olive trees in front of you, and the big outdoor swimming pool, with beach beds and umbrella.In the summer you'll meet hedgehogs in the garden quite every night! And deers in the forest and protected area, at 15 minutes by car.
The meeting point is in front of Is Molas golf Club entrance, at 10 minutes by car from the villa. The usuale prices for riding: individual lesso 1 hour 20€, collettive lesson 1 hour 18 €, riding tour amongst the foresta, for 2 people minimum, 1 hour-1hour and 15 minutes 20 € per persone. The teacher, Stefano, is a federal F.I.S.E. authorized instructor.
The Sardinia region
Sardinia, well known for its wonderful white sandy beaches, and for the rocky cliffs, is even a region full of history, with the Nuragh prehistoric towers, and the medieval towns of Cagliari (the medieval area and lanes of Castello), Oristano, Alghero...
wine and food, sea urchins in the winter, roasted pig all the season long...all is really worth a visit and a taste!
Please, even get a look on:
Get a look even on the www.pula.it website!
Pula town is really nice and well known, with its white sandy beach (SantEfisios, 15 minutes driving from the apt), the archaeologic area of Nora, and its Piazza with the cafès and summer theatre and music.
At 10 minutes distance from the apt there is the Is Molas Golf Club, at 20 Km distance the Chia Laguna beaches and lagoon.
The ancient city of Nora is positioned on the furthest point of Cape Pula, in front of Pula town, surrounded by the sea, connected to the mainland by a tiny isthmus. Thanks to the ancient traders Nora was developed into an unique and important point for the entire Sardinia isle.
The name of the city is derived from the root word “nur” the same as that wich has been used for the ancient prehistorical Sardinian sites, the “Nuraghi” towers.
In fact, many megalithic stones were discovered at Cape Pula and were later utilized for the Nora city’s buildings.
Nora’s story began during the early 8th century B.C., when the Phoenicians, sailors and traders from the Mediterranean, decided to use that site as one of their first strongholds on the Sardinia island as confirmed by the most famous and ancient written document ever discovered in the Mediterranean, the “Stele” of Nora.
Around the 6thcentury B.C. the Punics, inhabitants of Cartage city, located in the North African coast (now, Tunisia) were seen for the first time around the coast of Nora. It was during that period that the city of Nora really began to take shape: sacred buildings on the higher slopes and around the foot-hills, the residential and commercial districts, an extremely large number of water and storage tanks. It is from that moment on that Nora really became an important reference point for the commercial traders crossing the Mediterranean.
However, it was during the Roman period, from the 227 B.C. year, that Nora reached the peak of its expansion and development. Some of the original Punic buildings were destroyed or modernized by the Romans.
During the 1st century ad, Nora officially became a roman Municipium, and lot of monumental buildings were erected, most of them still visible today: the Forum, the teathre, four thermal baths, temples, huge mansions and villas, the insulae, the aqueductus and, last but not least, the amphitheatre, wich unfortunately has been destroyed.
During the 5th century a.c. started the Nora decline, the Mediterranean coastlines became dangerous and Nora, as the other coast cities of Sardinia, became prey of the devastating strength of Vandals then, during the 8th century a.c., the Saracens violently attacked burning the city almost to the ground, forcing the remaining inhabitants to flee towards the inland areas, where they gave birth to the new village of Pula.
The defense tower on the peak of Coltellazzo was built during 1595 from Spanishes, as part of the Sardinian coast protection program.
at 15 minutes distance driving from the apt there are the Is Cannoneris and Guturu Mannu hills and forest (the larger forest of Sardinia), a protected area, where you can have a walk and see and hear, expecially in spring, deers and wild boars.
You can even reach the forest by bycicle or by feet from the apt (bycicles are provided, anyway get a look on http://www.aiosardegna.it/hellopula/happy/menhir.htm, they organise bycicle tours in the forest area and elsewhere around Pula village).
The protected area is perfect for horse-rides (ask the owner about), and well-known for the high quality of myrtle and mushrooms. In this area lives a large community of deer, but you can see also the golden eagle hovering in the air.
At 15 minutes distance by feet, the Is Molas Golf Club, with its 27-hole golf course, technically demanding, spectacular and exciting .
The Is Molas golf course is one of the most famous in Italy, and has been the benchmark for this sport in Sardinia for over thirty years. Thanks to the proximity of the sea and the protection of the surrounding hills the locality of Is Molas enjoys a unique microclimate, mild and particularly favourable for golf all year round: the temperature reaches 20 degrees C at the beginning of the spring, rises to over 30 in summer and even in December and January can easily exceed 15 degrees.
The golf course at Is Molas was the first in Sardinia and with its twenty-seven holes is the largest on the island.
The eighteen holes of the championship course have been created out of a collaboration between the Cotton, Pennink & Partners studio and Piero Mancinelli. The greens and bunkers are American in size and style, while the fairways are broad enough to forgive a slice. The Is Molas championship course is considered one of the most technically satisfying and spectacular courses not just in Italy, but in the whole of the Mediterranean area. It has staged many prestigious competitions, including four Italian Opens and a European Volvo Masters.
The nine holes of the Yellow Course, the most difficult to play, have been laid out by Franco Piras, Gary Player Design’s representative in Italy. The presence, along the course, of all the typical species of Sardinia’s native flora and the Mediterranean macchia makes the Is Molas Golf Club a beautiful garden with a view of the sea.
The Club House is elegant and well-equipped: there is a bar with a panoramic terrace, a pro shop and the Ristorante Is Molas, open at lunchtime and for special occasions, which offers a creative Mediterranean cuisine based on local Sardinian products.
It is possible to hire a cart, set of clubs and other equipment. Is Molas is also the seat of the Dan Williamson Academy, where golf lessons and courses can be booked.
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31 Mar 2013
"Beautiful, spacious villa"
I stayed at Villa Maria with my dad and brother (our review below). We loved the villa, and I thought I would let the pictures do the talking!… More
thank you very much!! Your pictures are even better than those I made!!!
18 Sep 2012
"The most perfect and tranquil Sardinian villa"
My son (22) and daughter (19) and I stayed for a week at Villa Maria in September 2012. It was a perfect week, and the villa is just as wonderful as the other reviewers have stated. Maria was kind and… More
22 Aug 2011
"Great villa set in beautiful gardens with pool, very close to Pula and beaches."
We really enjoyed our 2 week stay at Villa Maria. It has a beautiful pool and big garden to relax in, surrounded by countryside. The house has everything you need and is very comfortable. Pula town is a delight and very close by. Many beaches to choose from 10 mins away. We were well looked after. Thank you.
28 Jun 2011
"Fantastic Homely Villa"
A beautiful villa set in beautiful grounds with a lovely fresh clean swimming pool. Just a 5 minute drive from the picturesque Pula town and next door to a stables which proved a hit with the childre… More
Mr. Bruno, the gardener, and Mr. Stefano, the riding teacher, begged us to let know that they will be so happy to meet again this guest and his lovely family. These guests treated really well our villa, and their little daughter was so lovely.
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