Masseria Torre Spagnola is a luxury agriturismo hotel near Matera, Basilicata, Italy, in a unique, beautifully atmospheric 16th Century manor house. It is surrounded by a large working wheat and dairy farm and is walking distance from the city of Matera. All their very spacious and comfortable air conditioned rooms come with private bathroom, WiFi and flat screen TV and they have a unique, rustic ambience which is shared by the whole property both inside and out. There is Read more [...]
Just a short drive from the city of Alghero and the Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Agriturismo Il Podere Di Monte Sixeri has stylish cottage and villa accommodation on its 60 acre working farm which produces, amongst other things, classic San Giuliano extra virgin olive oil and keeps animals including donkeys, hens, pigs and horses. Though very near the city the location is blissfully rural and peaceful and the views over the surrounding countryside, and of Alghero itself, are beautiful.
The have a huge range of self catering accommodation to choose from studio apartments to four bedroom villas which can sleep up to nine people comfortably. All of them are rustic and traditional in style, having been converted from various old farm buildings on the estate, but they lack nothing in terms of comfort or modern necessities.
Even the smallest studio has plenty of space and facilities including at least a well equipped kitchenette, a flat screen TV and a washing machine for example, and all have at least some outdoor space; a balcony or private terrace.
Out in the gardens there is loads of space to enjoy with three swimming pools with hydromassage, two children’s playgrounds, and plenty of deck chairs and sun loungers etc.
The estate has a nice hillside location and there are hiking trails around that lead higher into the hills that offer even better views than from the farm. Horse riding trips and mountain biking around the local area can also be arranged.
You are also welcome to visit the farm of course where you can meet the animals, and take part in guided tours from the ever helpful and hospitable staff and owners who can show you what goes into making their classic San Giuliano olive oil and olive oil paste.
The accommodation is self catering and there is a good supermarket just 2km down the road from where you can get supplies and you can collect basic supplies from reception too, some lovely fresh home made bread for example. And as you drive the road between the agriturismo and Alghero you’ll also find quite a few local farmer’s stalls where you can buy quality fresh fruit and vegetables direct from source.
There is a quality restaurant within walking distance too and you also have the option of joining some of the organized barbecue evenings and barbecue lunches in the gardens, where you’ll be able to socialize with the owners and the other guests over some fine Sardinian food and glasses of local wine.
The lovely city of Alghero, and the gorgeous Costa Smeralda beaches that surround it, are a highlight of any visit to Sardinia and can be reached in about 15 minute’s by car. Of course they can get quite busy in summer though, so staying at the agriturismo is a way to enjoy both while also enjoying some relaxing downtime in the privacy of the estate.
There are also a number of archaeological sites nearby and you can enjoy a great number of activities; sailing, diving, mountain biking, horse riding, trekking, climbing, golfing, visiting local wineries etc. etc. The owners of Agriturismo Il Podere Di Monte Sixeri have plenty of local knowledge and can help with organizing tours, activities etc.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“The place is exceptional, it’s really well located, close to Alghero, wonderful environment (animals, swimming pool, restaurant…) and really nice people working there. Best vacations week we had!..”
“Superb: Very helpful staff, wonderful farm, fresh home grown food, nice and quiet. Close to Alghero…”
- Laundry Facilities
- Farm With Animals
- Bikes For Hire
- Swimming Pool