The Best Farm Stays and Eco-Lodges in Sardinia
While Sardinia is probably best known for its reputation of a jet-setter destination, the island is so much more than the few miles of exclusive coastline on its northern shores. The rugged countryside is home to more sheep than anything else and small country villages are ready to welcome the traveler looking for a country break. These are our suggestions for the best farm stays and eco-lodges in Sardinia.
This simple country estate is the perfect escape from the real world. Relax on your patio with views out over Arzachena or by the pool. Explore the area by car or with one of the bikes that are available to rent. There is also a restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner.
The Macciotta family’s 18th century home has been transformed into a leafy resort for visitors in search of a Sardinian country experience. The 22 guest rooms at the Alghero Resort Country Hotel are furnished with warm terracotta tiles and neutral tones. There is no shortage of activiti,es offered from tennis to horse riding, to trekking. After an active day, reward yourself with a spa treatment and some time lolling by the pool.
About the place:Remote, Relaxed, Eco friendly
The Antica Dimora del Gruccione in the west-central part of the island is an “L’albergo Diffuso” which means that the hotel’s offerings are spread out among the quaint village of Santu Lussurgiu. This gives you the chance to really explore and become familiar with this mountain town. The Spanish style stone architecture is typical of this region and the Slow Food restaurant serves local and seasonal fare.
About the place:Eco friendly, Remote, Relaxed
You will have a restful night’s sleep under the wooden beamed ceilings at the Agriturismo Cuccuru Aiò. This family owned property is on a working farm with horses, cattle and donkeys. They produce olive oil, salami and jams, all of which you can sample at the Slow Food certified restaurant. Located in the countryside near Oritsano, you are very near many of the island’s fascinating archaeological sites.
Get back to the land at this rustic farmstead not far from the sea in the northwest of the island. The Fattoria S’Imbiligu has simple rooms and a generous kitchen. The farm provides the bounty that you can enjoy, particularly the intricate pasties that are distinctive to the island and bread baked in the wood fired oven. Your cheerful hosts, Daniela and Angelo are happy to share their passion for the land with you.
Close to the sea with a country feel, the Oasi Blue captures the spirit of Sardinia. The five independent rooms are built with local stone and chestnut wooden beams, each with a private patio. You are within walking distance to some of Sardinia’s most celebrated beaches here.
When was the last time you sat under a starry night sky? Spend a few nights at the Agriturismo La Quercia on the Costa Verde part of Sardinia on the southwestern coast and spend an evening gazing at an incredible night sky. With the Mount Arcuentu on one side and the coast on the other, you can laze by the pool, take a hike or go to the beach. The property’s restaurant serves zero kilometer sourced Sardinian specials like slow roasted porcheddu at a poolside long table.
Your hosts Giampietro and Monia at Ecoparco Neule’ are eager to share their country lifestyle at their working farm next to Lake Cedrino. Explore the eco-park with a guided jeep journey or on horseback or kayak. Fresh eggs, cheese and salami make up breakfast which is served by the open fireplace, sometimes in the company of some friendly farm animals.