3 Bedrooms with country view, 2 Bathrooms, a large veranda And Garden.
- english, french, italian, Elementary spanish
About Gusi Meloni
I was born and raised in Luras and go back as often as I can, dividing my time between Milan and my work as a trainer and my other occupation as a farming entrepreneur.
Why Gusi Meloni chose Luras
Sa Mariola forms part of a project to conserve my family’s legacy: I inherited this land from my great grandfather and my father, who still guides me with his profound knowledge and respect for nature. At Sa Mariola I want to offer you the opportunity to discover a lesser-known Sardinia and to envelop yourself in the colours and fragrances of a time-honoured land, discovering the rhythms, silences and gifts of a natural setting made even friendlier by the comforts that the house and the surrounding area can offer.
What makes this Cottage unique
I love to sit on any of the stone benches around the house. You can fell the stone warmed by the sun, smell the lavender and the roses and listening to the gentle sounds of nature all around you.
Check-in: 11:00 am
Check-out: 2:00 pm
All pets are welcome!
Plenty of space to play and explore
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a very relaxing stay made so much better by the wonderful setting and delightful terrace. The host made us feel very welcome.
Luras is situated in a very rural part of Sardinia and the countryside is spectacular.
The house overlooks a nice orchard and meadows and woodlands. The location is very central for seeing all of the major points of interest in northern Sardenia.
The house was immaculate and very well equipped.
There were several things that I should point out. There is no oven, but that did not bother us as most meals we prepared on the cooktop.
Internet was off and on. If you need to be online 24/7, I would suggest you contact the owner prior to booking to see the status of the connection.
As mentioned in another review, there are dogs in the neighborhood that tend to bark during the day. We got used to it after a day or so.
Check in was great. We met the owner at the petrol station downtown and followed her to the rental.
The city has a supermarket, post office, bank and several cafes.
All in all, it was really nice sitting on the front deck watching the world go by and just smelling the abundant roses.
One of the main reason we prefer my potential guests to write to us instead of booking directly is that we want to explain the setting of the house in detail: we are all so used to certain facilities that we take them for granted, like a fast internet connection which unfortunately is not yet available in rural Sardinia.
Sa Mariola is a country house with all the pros and cons of country life, such as a slow and at time instable internet connection and dogs barking in the distance. On the other hand you are near a village but away from the crowd, surrounded by roses and trees and with all the comfort of full equipped house.
Most of our guests expressed a preference for a microwave oven rather than an electric one and we based our choice on the most common request. However there is a microwave steamer and cooker and we have now added a cooktop grill that we hope will provide a wider range of cooking choices for our guests.
September in Sa Mariola Sardinia
We found the property homely comfortable and conveniently situated to reach both coastline and interior countryside with beaches accessible within an hour. The surrounding scenery is fascinating and despite being very dry on the ground had plenty of lush woodland. The recommended restaurants and places to visit were all very useful. There was access to pears figs leftover grapes in the vineyard and plentiful walnuts. There were three of us staying and an oven would be useful if more visitors but kitchen well equipped otherwise. Supermarkets easily accessible for supplies , bread cakes and biscuits available in the village. Giusi was most helpful to us and always at the end of a phone or on email if any queries. We would recommend this delightful spot. If you dont like dogs be warned there are a lot of very noisy (at certain times of day and in the evenings) dogs at various properties in the neighbourhood.
Es war ein fantastischer Urlaub und ein herrliches Haus in einer wunderbaren Landschaft. Gern wären wir noch länger geblieben. Die Vermieterin des Hauses war einfach nicht zu toppen. Freundlich, zuvorkommend und tippi toppi. Danke.
Sa Mariola is situated in Campos, on a two-hectare farm that includes a wood of oak and holly oak trees. Located close to this haven of silence and tranquillity is Luras, a little village of 2000 inhabitants that is just a short walk or a few minutes’ drive away. Located at an altitude of 500 metres a.s.l., Luras is a little village of around 2500 inhabitants. Known for its “Nebiolo di Luras” wine, the village keeps its traditions alive with various festivals and cultural events. In the rooms of the “Galluras” ethnographical museum you can retrace 500 years of history thanks to over 5000 artefacts that reconstruct the life of a typical house in this area of Sardinia. A visit to the Forteleoni Collection will lift the lid on the secrets of cork through the remarkable artistic legacy of Tonino Forteleoni. Finally, the Tamponi-Perantoni building is the venue for an absorbing exhibition on fashion in Luras at the turn of the 20th century. Coming back to the present, in Luras you can find facilities such as a bank, a post office, a pharmacy, a baker’s and grocery stores. For all other needs, the town of Tempio is 10 km away.
Located in the heart of Alta Gallura, Sa Mariola is also perfectly positioned for discovering the northern coast of Sardinia. In less than an hour’s drive you can reach some of the best known beaches or, if you enjoy quiet and silence, a constellation of small coves of unique beauty. Starting from the North there is Isola Rossa, where the blue sea is even more striking thanks to the colour of the cliffs from which it takes its name; Vignola, with its 17th century watchtower that sits between the sea and the sky, and then Capo Testa and Santa Teresa, where you can take the ferry to Corsica. Moving east you come to Porto Pollo, the surfer’s paradise with its soft sand dunes, and the nearby Palau, protected by its granite bear and point of departure for the enchanting archipelago of Maddalena. Other little islands dot one of the most famous stretches of coast in the world as far as Olbia and the majestic island of Tavolara.