Farm Stay Categories: B&B Farm Stays, Farm Cooking Classes, Family Friendly Farm Stays, Horse Riding Stays, and Pet Friendly Farm StaysFarm Stay Tags: Best Agriturismi in Southern Italy and Sardinia Agriturismo
Mandra Edera is a charming and peaceful B&B agriturismo farm stay near Abbasanta in central Sardinia, Italy, that specializes in cooking classes & horse riding; it has been a breeding farm for Anglo-Arabian horses for over 100 years now and they roam freely around the property.
Their rooms and suites are all clean, comfortable and simply and tastefully presented in traditional style with cedar wood furniture, wood beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls, and they all come with private bathroom, air conditioning and a mini bar.
Outside in the large gardens they have a swimming pool, lots of sun loungers and a terrace area with plenty of outdoor dining space. They have a small restaurant and bar at the property and the food, including the free breakfast, is generous and high quality, they serve up a range of traditional local and mainland Italian dishes with ingredients locally sourced as much as possible.
Being an important horse breeding centre they have a number of the beautiful Anglo-Arabian horses to be admired at the farm. Horse riding excursions and lessons are a big activity for guests but they can also arrange cycling excursions as well as different archeological, nature, gastronomy and wine tours of the surrounding area. Cooking classes can be arranged at the farm stay too where you can learn how to cook some classic, age-old Sardinian recipes.
The farm stay is located in the north eastern part of Oristano province, almost at the very centre of Sardinia. This is very much rural country, sparsely populated, with sleepy villages and small farms where lifestyles have not changed much for decades if not centuries.
You’ll find it a world away from many of the classic tourist resorts of coastal Sardinia, and indeed even coastal Oristano is almost free of mass tourism having some beautifully pristine, semi isolated stretches of beach that are a rarity in much of the rest of Sardinia.
Like the rest of Sardinia, Oristano has plenty of ancient history, with some relatively unknown but historically important sites to be seen. The ruins of the ancient Phoenician coastal city of Tharros for example, or the two thousand year old necropolis at Mont’e Prama with its famous stone warriors, and just a few minutes away from Mandra Edera farm stay in fact there is the intriguing prehistoric tomb of Nuraghe Losa.
Note: As it’s quite an isolated area and not served well by public transport it’s recommended you come by car or the farm stay owners are also happy to arrange an airport transfer for you, just let them know.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Authentic hotel in the countryside of Sardinia, very peaceful and quiet surroundings. Lovely horses in the beautiful garden. Great horse riding lessons and excursions….”
“Excellent horse riding lessons. Great swimming pool. Very friendly staff….”
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