About This Listing
The West Coast of Sardinia ? Have you ever heard of it ? The single most overlooked jewel of the Mediterranean. Can you imagine seeing yourself strolling along sunkissed white quartz beaches in the late afternoon ?
And then returning to your luxury suite, and a welcoming glass of cold white wine and delicious snacks specially prepared by Paola or Simon. Dreams really can come true: this house is the perfect getaway for anybody in search or a requiem from the masses, and we’re only a couple of hours from both the main airports of the island.
Specialities here include the best olive oil you’ve ever tasted, superb wines, cheeses to die for, and the most tasteful meats you have ever experienced. Not forgetting the stunning locally produced vegetables, fish, and of course the Sardinian equivalent of caviar, “bottarga”.
Less than five minutes casual stroll takes you to the square, with its café, bank, post office, vegetable store and newspaper stand (news in English, German and French!).
In this Sardinian village on the West Coast, dominated by a cathedral of historical importance, you will enjoy the beauty of the countryside, 15 mn drive from the stunning beaches with crystal clear water, perfect for scuba or snorkelling.
The 500 sqm (5500 sqf) family house (two communicating houses), located 1 mn from the mayor square, with its café, bank, post office, vegetable store and newspaper stand (news in English, German and French!), has 5 storey's, 7 bedrooms, 5 full shower rooms, 2 extra showers, internet access, and wonderful terraces with a fantastic view to the sea.
To cook, you will have to chose between the huge kitchen downstairs and the kitchen on the terrace, which will allow you to have breakfast and dinner enjoying the view. You can also prepare a barbecue dinner outside on the terrace.
During the day, you can either enjoy the beautiful beaches of the area, reachable in 20 to
40 mn drive, visit the archeological sites of the ancient Nuraghe, or sunbathe on the motor boat which the owners have available for an extra charge.
In the evening, if you don't want to have dinner at home, you can go to the restaurants of the coast, from the Alta Marea in S'Archittu to the amazing fish cooperative in Cabras.
If you want a quiet evening, you can look for a book in the library (4 languages there, French, Italian, English and Russian), enjoy TV, from CNN or BBC in English to Al Jazira in Arabic, or watch one of the numerous DVDs you will find on the shelves.
If you don't want to drive everyday, there are buses transiting from Cuglieri to the main places of interest, from Bosa to Alghero, Cabras, Oristano or Olbia ! Or just to the beaches of Santa Caterina and S'Archittu, where you can spend the day.
The owner, who lives nearby, has traveled the world ans speaks English, French, Russian, Italian and a little Spanish!
This place is unique in Europe, because you have the access to the most beautiful part of the Mediterranean sea in an area which has not been reached yet by the touristic masses, with affordable prices and a wonderful peace.
Short showers, if you want hot water.
Quiet in the house after midnight.
Take good care of the owner's collections (antiques, paintings, porcelaine, silverware).
If you ever want to purchase an item, just ask her, she lives next door !
Don't hesitate to ask suggestions, you might want to visit the workshop of a lady who makes wonderful cotton mats, or to understand how Pecorino cheese is made, or olive oil, or straw baskets..
We had a very nice staying at Paola . The house is very well renovated and comfortable. The view from the roof terrace is breathtaking !! Paola was very helpful to fix everything for us ... Definitely one of those addresses you want to keep for yourself ...
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cette maison de village typique. La terrasse est parfaite pour les apéros au coucher de soleil. Nous avons également apprécié la grande cuisine et les nombreuses chambres qui nous ont permis de séjourner à 8 adultes et 7 enfants sans encombre. La disponibilité de Paola et le charme du village ont fait le reste.
Paola's place is absolutely gorgeous. We had one beautiful balcony off from our room and then two balconies off the kitchen on the top floor. The view was spectacular and we were able to make fabulous day trips up the stunning coast to Alghero and down to some Nuraghe ruins and beautiful beaches on the Sini peninsula. Paola and Simon were great hosts. The kitchen was stocked with coffee and cooking supplies. Culieri is only a little out of the way, but it was really nice to be in such a beautiful home in this quiet old village. Highly recommended, and I would definitely come back.
We had a wonderful time on the 3rd and 4th floor of Paola's & Simon's beautiful house in Cuglieri. The rooms and terraces are huge and well furnished; the kitchen is perfectly equipped. Paola & Simon were very considerate hosts. We would definitely come back the next time we're around. Thank you Paola & Simon!
Our stay was fantastic,this is a beautiful house with handsome view from terrace. Paola is such an interesting woman, she was very helpful and nice with us) Thank you for everything! No doubt, we recommend this place to everyone)
Paola's house is absolutely stunning. As you can tell from the pictures on her profile it has a wonderful roof tarrace with a magnificent view and an adjacent kitchen wich is very well equipped. Our room was very nicely decorated and the bed was super comfortable. Cuglieri is a pretty little town that doesn't seem to be in guide books - wich we found very charming.
We hope to come again if we happen to make it to sardinia again.
Un vrai nid d'aigle, perché au dessus de Cuglieri, sur la terrasse on decouvre une vue magnifique sur la ville et la mer, y prendre un apéro ou un diner est un régal.
Encore en travaux a coté, nous avons eu la chance d'échappé aux coups de marteaux et autre, les travaux seront terminés en mars je crois..
Nous avons été reçu par Simon, un anglais parachuté dans cette ville magnifique de manière très cordiale, nous n'avons pas eu la chance de rencontrer Paola.
Il nous a été demandé des frais pour le ménage, ce qui nous a semblé incongru vue la poussière et les outils dans l'entrée de la chambre, mais cela n'entache en rien la beauté du lieu.
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About the Host, Paola
Longtime Journalist, I have lived in France, Italy, Tunisia, Russia, and lately New York for 5 years. I speak French, Italian, English, and Russian fluently, and I can understand pretty much of Spanish. My motto has always been: "Whatever your journey is, keep walking". It worked wonderfully ! Wherever I lived, though, I always had what I couldn't live without: my kids until they left the nest to fly with their own wings, my books, my music, my films, my dreams. And my passion for good food and good wine !
I have now moved to Sardinia, where I bought a house on the west coast, largely unknown to tourists: gorgeous beaches with emerald waters at less than 1/2 hour drive, beautiful mountainous scenery with ample opportunities for walks or trekking, wonderful local cheeses, meats, vegetables, honey and wines, at competitive prices ! The house has been totally renovated and is fully equipped, from the wonderful terrace at the 5th floor to the sauna in the basement. Hope to welcome you soon !
Journaliste jusqu'à mars 2012, j'ai vécu en France, Italie, Tunisie, Russie, et dernièrement à New York pendant 4 ans. Je parle français, italien, anglais et russe, et comprends l'espagnol.
Je suis maintenant installée en Sardaigne, où j'ai acheté une grande maison dans un village sur la côte ouest, sauvage et peu connue: à moins d'une 1/2 heure en voiture, les plages de sable, galets, rochers ou quartz, y sont somptueuses, avec leur eau cristalline comparable à celle des Caraïbes. Les promenades dans les montagnes environnantes tenteront plus d'un marcheur, et les sportifs pourront s'adonner au golf ou monter à cheval dans les environs..Sans parler bien sûr des dégustations des célèbres fromages, viandes et vins de cette île sauvage et accueillante à la fois !
L"immense maison a été totalement rénovée et vous offre tout ce que vous pouvez souhaiter, de la terrasse avec vue imprenable au 4ème étage au sauna du sous-sol. A très bientôt !