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 [...]
Is Cheas is an organic, eco-friendly agriturismo farm stay near the beautiful beaches of the Sinis on Sardinia’s west coast. It has unique accommodation in the form of traditional Sardinian shepherd’s huts known as Pinettas. The small, 12 acre, farm produces citrus fruits, mushrooms, various vegetables & herbs, it also keeps some horses and has a small vineyard too.
The unique accommodation is an updated version of the ancient Sardinian shepherd’s hut, the Pinetta. In the olden days they were of course basic, and no more than functional on the inside, but the ones at Is Cheas Agriturismo are beautifully designed and furnished, and they all come with private bathrooms, air-con, WiFi and mini bar. They can fit up to four people and are both thermally and acoustically insulated, making for a wonderful nights sleep under the rustic wooden vaults and branch roofs.
You can be assured of comfort inside and the gardens outside are beautifully kept with lawns, flower beds and an outdoor swimming pool. There is an excellent restaurant at the agriturismo too with a range of Sardinian and Italian dishes made from locally sourced organic ingredients including their own.
The agriturismo owners are enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture and though the farm is small it is carefully managed using crop rotation techniques and produces a lot of the ingredients for the restaurant’s fine food. There is a vineyard from where they get their home made wine, vegetable gardens, a citrus orchard and aromatic herb gardens, and they keep some horses too. You are welcome to tour the farm and the friendly owners are a great source of information about eco friendly farming and food production.
Is Cheas Agriturismo has a tremendous location for nature and beach lovers. Some of Sardinia’s best beaches are nearby including Sa Rocca Tunda, Su Pallose, S’anea Scoada and Putzu Idu, the latter being especially popular with surfers and from where you can take a speed boat to the little island jewel of Isola de Malu Entu. The coastal nature reserve of Oasi di Seu too is not to be missed. It is an untouched zone of semi sand land stretching down to the Capo San Marco Peninsula and has has an incredible array of Mediterranean plant species growing side by side.
The area is full of history too; the Sinis coast is one of the longest continuously inhabited regions in Europe with many historic sites, the Stone Giants of Mont’e Prama which date back to the Nuragic civilization for example or the ruined city of Tharros, also Nuragic in origin but later Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman.
Just 15 km away from the agriturismo is the city of Oristano, capital of the province of the same name, which, in the eyes of visitors, tends to be overshadowed by the countryside and coastline surrounding it. It is a very pleasant, refined city though with nice piazzas, cafes and restaurants. The popular resort city of Alghero is less than an hour and a half to the north with Sardinia’s capital, Cagliari, about the same to the south.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“I would go back for sure! Terrific location, top rooms, excellent food. I would recommend this place to all lovers of a quiet, luxurious vacation…”
“Firstly I have to commend the owners on their ethos and environmental and eco friendly approach, this place is one of the best agriturismos in Sardinia with a modern twist. Great service, excellent home cooked food supplemented by some of the best Vermintino I have tasted…”
Address: Località Is Cheas
San vero Milis
- Swimming Pool