House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Casa Professore 1, Cala Liberotto, Sardinia
Sunny clearings appear in the pine forests that run down to the beaches of Cala Liberotto and here 30 years ago, in one such open glade two Sardinian teachers, husband and wife, built two simple adjoining villas, his and hers, for their family to enjoy.
Set in a quiet residential area, just 10 minutes stroll from restaurants and the relative hustle and bustle of Cala Liberotto, the Teachers Houses are just 150 metres from an idyllic sandy cove and offer the perfect location for a relaxed family holiday in Sardinia.
The gardens today still have a pleasant, woodland ambience and are shaded by pine and fig trees, with bougainvillaea and clumps of hibiscus adding a splash of colour. The two semi-detached villas are a mirror image of each other and both villas are set in their own garden area separated by a simple fence. Each Villa has its own double wooden entrance gate, with a pathway leading to a covered terrace area with patio furniture for dining alfresco, whilst to the side stone steps lead to an unpretentious roof terrace, which nevertheless enjoys lovely sea-views through the pine trees.
Each villa is furnished in simple Sardinian style and contains a spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace, plus dining table and chairs and a sofa that doubles as an extra bed. In one corner and separated by a marble topped breakfast bar is a compact kitchenette, equipped with fridge freezer and a four ring cooker.
Off a small hallway to the rear of the living room are two bedrooms sharing a simple tiled shower room. The larger of the two bedrooms has twin beds matrimonial style, whilst the smaller bedroom has normal twin beds. Both bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space and there's a further curtained storage cubby hole in the adjoining hallway. Each of the villas has a generous barbecue in the garden, as well as an outside shower and a washing machine.
NB. The lane that leads to the sandy beach is un-surfaced and only used for access to the neighbouring Villas so passing traffic is negligible.
Housekeeping, towels & bed linen (Included in price)
On arrival your accommodation will have be cleaned and prepared for you Including bath/face towels and bed linen, our price also includes a final clean on your departure.
Extra maid service can be arranged and paid for locally, if required.
Guests staying for 7 nights or more will find on arrival, a linen pack with a change of bed linen and towels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandy cove below 150 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Olbia 78 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Sardinia region
Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, a name familiar to many but hitherto relatively unknown as a holiday destination, Sardinia has over 1,800km of coastline, much of it utterly unspoilt and fringed by white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear waters.
The Gulf of Orosei on the Sardinian east coast and just over an hours drive south from Olbia Airport covers an area of some 80 square kilometres from Cape Comino in the north to Cape Di Monte Santo further south. Noted for its craggy white cliffs and powder white coves backed by wild and uninhabited mountainous regions, it's wonderful country for hikers and nature lovers. Here too, the coastal waters of Sardinia are so clean and clear that colonies of beautiful coral grow on the seabed and the myriadas of fish and other marine fauna attract Scuba divers from around the world, as well as the local fisherman of course.
The medieval market town of Orosei, from which the area takes its name, stands on the banks of the River Cedrino and boasts a number of lovely old churches and a warren of narrow cobbled streets leading to numerous small piazzas. The town is surrounded by lush green farmland bursting with orange and olive plantations and edged with a spectacular stretch of coastline and many, many kilometres of powder white sand beaches fringed by fragrant pinewoods.
Matching the beauty of its coastline, the hinterland of Sardinia is a magnificent and uncompromising landscape of high rugged mountains, deep gorges and rolling wooded countryside, still in some places inhabited by wild boar, a Sardinian delicacy and quite commonly featured on the menus of restaurants throughout the island.
Although wild boar might not be to everyone's taste, the local seafood, cheeses and various pasta dishes are extremely good. Olbia, in the north of Sardinia is particularly renowned for its mussel beds and cozze alla marinara (aka moules marine ) is a favourite starter. However for something unique, try the local seafood risotto, flamboyantly flavoured by hard little crustaceans and absolutely delicious!
Finally, its worth mentioning that the East Coast of Sardinia including the area of Orosei and many parts of Sardinia for that matter remain refreshingly Non-Anglicised and a phrase book can be useful for interpreting menus and general communication.
Orosei - Nuoro
Cala Liberotto, Sardinia
15 minutes drive from Orosei and 5 minutes from Fuile Mare is the small laid-back resort of Cala Liberotto with a few modest hotels plus a number of restaurants and pizzerias as well as two rustic beach side cantinas serving ice creams, cold drinks and simple meals. Here again, fragrant pinewoods fringe the beautiful, white sand beaches with villas nestling in their shade. There's is a minimarket, green grocers and ice cream shop as well as bicycles for hire, plus tennis courts available at one of the hotels.
1km inland and adjoining Cala Liberotto, the village of Sos Alinos has a couple of well stocked supermarket plus a few other shops including a fishmongers, hairdressing salon and an excellent pizzeria for takeaway meals. Horse riding is available at nearby Cala Ginepro and for a tranquil day's outing and a little light exercise, a cycle ride to the Biderosa nature reserve is certainly worthwhile. Set on an extensive wooded promontory just beyond Cala Ginepro it also boasts some fabulous beaches that remain virtually deserted even in high season. Although the reserve can be entered by car, access is limited to 50 vehicles per day. Entrance is free on bicycles and the reserve can also be more daringly reached by crossing a fast flowing stream at the far end of Cala Ginepro's second wide sandy beach. However, it does mean wading up to your chest or possibly even swimming a few strokes across the stream, but if you have the courage, it's perfectly legal, Do however wear rubber-soled shoes as the bottom is sharp and pebbly as we found out to our cost, when we nearly lost a camera in the process.
Safety Note: Not recommended for non-swimmers or young children. Send the tallest first to check it out.