If you do not look for a house by the sea. If you want to breathe an authentic atmosphere, this is the right place for your holidays. The beaches are within 15 minutes by car. The house is in a quiet and silent street in the historic center of the ancient village of Cuglieri. The only sounds you hear will be the sound of the country church bells and the chirping of birds. There are two large panoramic terraces. Household linens are included in the price.
The house can accommodate two people up to eight people. If you are only two people, you will feel comfortable and in a cozy house although the house has several rooms.
In the house, there are three kitchens, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two laundries with two washing machines.
Groups of friends belonging to different families can enjoy their own privacy. For example, each group can cook in different kitchens and then have lunch or dinner at different times. In the contrary, they can gather in the dining rooms or terraces.
The house was built in 1800. For generations, shepherds descended from the same family inhabited the house. Over the years, good cheese was made in that house. Ten years ago, when we bought the house, there was still the good smell of cheese. Now that the house has been restored, the scent of cheese is gone, but the traces of the past live in perfect harmony with the well-being that the house offers today. In place of the stable where the donkey was kept, there is now a big kitchen. On the facade of the house, near the entrance there are still the iron rings where the donkey was "parked" when his owner entered the house for lunch.
The house has four floors (ground, first, second and attic). From the attic, you go to the two wide terraces with an amazing 360 degree view. In the morning, you see the sun rising from behind the mountains while in the evening, you see the sun setting in the sea in front. From both terraces, there is a wide view of the houses of the village. In the evening when the street lamps light up, you have the feeling of having landed to an enchanted world!
The house was renovated with great care. The windows are made of perfectly insulating materials that protect the interior of the house from the cold in winter and from the heat in summer. There are mosquito nets in all the doors and windows. In Cuglieri mosquitoes are rare!
The spaces of the house are distributed as follows:
Ground floor: an entrance / living room with sofa turning in double bed; a bathroom with shower; a kitchen with a dining area.
First floor: a bedroom with double bed (or two single beds) plus a sofa bed for one person; a second bedroom with double bed (or two single beds); a bathroom with bathtub and shower; a laundry room with sink and washing machine.
Second floor: a kitchen with dining area and sitting area in the same room; a bedroom with double bed (or two single beds); a bathroom with shower; a laundry with sink and washing machine; two balconies (one in front of the kitchen and the other in front of the bathroom with clothesline for laundry).
Attic: a kitchen with gas cooker and a built-in barbecue; a dining area, and a double bed in the same room; a large terrace with a table to eat, a BBQ, a corner shower with hot water; a second terrace / solarium, upstairs, with armchairs and deckchairs.
On the terraces there are many vases with lush plants that make you feel as you are in a garden.
The street where the house resides is rather narrow (like most of the streets of Cuglieri). You reach the front of the house with your car to unload your luggage, but you cannot stay long because there is not enough space for two cars to pass.
In front of the house, there is a private garage, but it can only accommodate motorcycles and bicycles because it is difficult to maneuver with the car. A short distance from the house (two minutes’ walk), there are free spaces for parking (spaces are not charged).
In Cuglieri there are several shops, markets and a good fishmonger, where you can buy all you need for survival. There are pizzerias, some good restaurants with typical Sardinian cuisine and several bars. On Saturday, there is an open-air market with lots of local food products and more. For large purchases, you may like to drive to "Oristano" to the big supermarkets. The city of Oristano offers a bit of city feeling.
Most of the residents of Cuglieri belong to families who have lived in the country for generations. They are honest people, all of whom know each other. Children can safely play in the street in front of the house. Not far from the house, there is a small garden. In that spot, teenagers use to gather and have fun.
Life in Cuglieri leads back to an ancient world. Unfortunately, due to lack of work, many young people have had to emigrate. Many houses are uninhabited for several months a year. In summer, the village becomes livelier because so many Sardinians come back from abroad to their homes for holiday. The natives of Cuglieri have a deep feeling for their land and traditions.
Young people still living in the village are helped by older people to organize religious events, fairs and folklore feasts. Despite the few economic resources, on the many anniversaries, festivals of all kinds follow each other throughout the year. It happens thanks to the good will of people who voluntarily dedicate themselves with enthusiasm and tenacity for their realization.
During lunchtime, the good smells of the excellent foods cooked according to the recipes of the past come out of the houses. In the evening, after work, young and old men gather in the bars of the town to drink happily a pint of beer.
The ancient village of Cuglieri is located at the foot of the Montiferru Mountains on the west coast of Sardinia. The village has the mountains behind and the sea in front. On the same day, in the morning, you can take a long walk in the mountains and in the afternoon, you can opt for a dip in the sea.
The geographical position of Cuglieri is halfway between the North and the South of the Island. It is optimal for excursions and trips to different places on the island. It is advisable to have the car for travel. Many beautiful places to explore can only be reached with your own car.
Sardinia is a quiet land. Especially in the West Coast, there is little tourism. There is no hustle, no stress, and no chaos. Life goes smoothly. Local people are not affected by hectic life. They enjoy everyday life without much too expectations. No one will ever hurry you up. In Sardinia, you enjoy the true values of life, the essential and the simple ones.
Sardinia is known for the beauty of the sea and of the coastlines, but that is not all. You will be impressed by the variety of landscapes, by the width of the spaces and by the particular light that radiates everything.
Driving along the roads you may find a flock in front of you. No fear! The dogs trained by the shepherd will be perfectly able to handle the situation. You will have fun and maybe you will take a picture to the sheep that with all the phlegm will walk close to your car.
At night, some boar could cross the road. Drive carefully.
If you choose to spend your holidays in Sardinia in Cuglieri at Casa Le Rondinelle you will not regret it. Sardinia is worth more than just a trip.
Cuglieri is waiting for you! The inhabitants will welcome you with simplicity and cordiality.