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In 1981 our family bought the farm. It was neglected, without electricity, water, phone and the garden was full of weeds. The house was without a roof and we had to work hard for a long time restoring the old house, building a cowshed, ploughing the fields, sowing good seeds and beginning the beekeeping. We have always used the organic method of cultivating. In the early years of the project, business was not so good but year after year it got better. The neighbours were lovely, they helped us and taught me how to look after our cows, sheep and goats.

In 2001, thanks to the European Community fund for rural development, we built a farmhouse with five rooms. It is built in a traditional way and we have used only local building materials: wood, cork, canes and stones. Now we have a project which will allow us to be self-sufficient thanks to a solar power system.

We encourage our guests to visit local attractions, eat in local restaurants, buy local produce and use local services. All our current staff were employed locally, and we support the local businesses by buying local produce from the nearby farms for the guests and our meals. We also use local services such as builders / electricians / plumbers for the maintenance of the property.

We minimise energy use by using energy efficient light bulbs and appliances and turning off lights and appliances when not in use. We also have showers and half flush toilets to reduce water use. We have a laundry scheme where we only change towels and sheets after 7 days or when guests request them to be changed. All our cleaning products are green/biodegradable/eco. Our garden is maintained without the use of pesticides and fertilisers and the permaculture method is used for irrigation to minimise the use of water. Wildlife is encouraged to thrive in our garden and we support local conservation projects.

Reviews of Sardinia farmhouse accommodation

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2013 by

It was great holiday. Highly recommend staying here for either couples or families. Alberto is a great host. It was a relaxing holiday Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Nov 2012 by

Amazing, it blew us away completely. We will definitely return, hopefully with family and friends in tow next time! Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2012 by

Best holiday we've ever had. Properly relaxing... We felt very looked after by Alberto who served us breakfast every morning and dinner every evening. He always had plenty of time to talk about the local area. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Aug 2012 by

The farmhouse is truly magical. If you need a place to rebuild and recharge then this is it...Walking back to our room from the restaurant under a star-filled sky was the perfect ending to the perfect day. We had 14 perfect days! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2012 by

We loved our holiday. The warmth of the Sardinian people, the language, the old culture, the climate and colour of land and buildings has really set us up for an English winter. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2012 by

At La Cerra there were many things to love. Memorable for us was the 2 hour loop walk behind La Cerra up beside the amazing granite monolith, and to see the abundance of wildflowers - never ending white 'rock roses' (cistus), and the occasional pink, and lavender. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2012 by

Alberto was a magnificent host - with marvellous local knowledge, taking good care of us and making us feel very welcome. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2011 by

We loved every aspect of our holiday and were absolutely delighted with our choice of this accomodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2011 by

We had a really relaxing time. We stayed for two weeks in the middle of August with a five and six-year old and were still relaxed! We visited different beaches, usually those suggested by Alberto and did a bit of exploring of the region. Alberto is a very genial and accommodating host. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2011 by

Great host, fantastic food and incredible scenery...Very, very nice! Would absolutely like to do it again Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2011 by

Had a very good time (car breaking down was just a minor headache). Saw a lot, learnt a lot. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2011 by

The amount of care and concern of Alberto Pesenti and family made this a very memorable trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2010 by

The wonderful food and the fabulous hospitability of our host were most memorable...The personal gestures really made the holiday- little things, preferences were picked up on even if you didn't make them clear. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2010 by

This is a truly beautiful place to switch off and absorb some spectacular landscape. Alberto has to be the best host and looked after us so well sending us off for a different adventure each day. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2010 by

A revealing experience that brought us in a close touch with Sardinian landscape, people, food and wine. We were pleasantly surprised to see how child-friendly this place is Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jul 2010 by

Excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves. We divided our time between the coast and chilling out at the agriturismo. We did some sightseeing but generally relaxed. There was lots of choice about what to do. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 May 2010 by

Beautiful scenery, excellent food and very nice and helpful people. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2010 by

This is really an out of the way escape from the stress of our times, after all , surely, that's why one chooses farm holidays. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2009 by

We could not have hoped for a better holiday. This was our first time in Sardinia, our first farm holiday, away from the beaten tracks. We spent a week and rested so much that we feel as if we've been away for months. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2009 by

Perfect - a quiet and secluded place to stay in amazing surroundings with a friendly welcome and wonderful weather, food and wine, a short drive in any direction to stunning mountain scenery, breathtaking beaches and beautiful towns and villages, with wonderful art, crafts and historical sites all on the doorstep. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2009 by

Sardinia is a beautiful island with such contrasting landscape features that it was a pleasure to explore. The locals were unfailingly friendly and helpful - despite our pathetic attempts to communicate out of our trusty phrasebook! Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2009 by

Had a wonderful time - extremely relaxing; wonderful to be in the Gallura countryside surrounded by the hills and silence. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2009 by

Alberto was a fantastic host and his accommodation was tasteful and beautifully situated. Food top class. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2009 by

This accommodation is a real gem, hidden up in the mountains which are cooler than the coast. Alberto is a fantastic host, providing delicious meals made from local products, and conversation and tips about the area. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jun 2009 by

Everything the accommodation was great! We loved the room opening onto the veranda with a fabulous view. We loved meeting Alberto who was a terrific host - most welcoming and considerate. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 May 2009 by

Maybe the most impressive moment was waking up, after arriving late at night in the dark, and overviewing the magnificent panorama outside for the first time. And just the start of a series of great little family-adventures. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Apr 2009 by

Stress free, interesting and very relaxing. Alberto our host was very helpful in every way, he spoke much better English than we did Italian, and pointed us in the right direction to start exploring. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2008 by

Excellent - will definitely return, and probably to the same place. Definitely like staying at Agriturismos - the food there is excellent and all local specialities. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2008 by

Excellent, paradisiacal beaches, see-through blue (sometimes green) water, not so crowded even in August. A paradise for agriturism, we will surely be back soon! Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Aug 2008 by

The view as you lie in the hammock on the veranda outside the door to your room is incredible. The local food that was served each night was delicious. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2008 by

Staying with Alberto Pesenti and his family in Sardinia was a real joy and a highlight of our Italian adventures. Read full review

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