|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Lu Lioni is a comfortable villa with private pool and extensive gardens, set in the countryside and only 15 minutes drive from the glorious beaches of the Costa Smeralda. The perfect choice for a family break!
Lu Lioni is a sumptuous treat – a large well-furnished family home with its own private pool and immaculately kept grounds. It is also close to the turquoise seas and golden beaches of the Costa Smeralda and to the town of Arzachena. The interior of the property is all mosaic stone floors and cool whitewashed walls; and the lounge/dining room in particular is a fine room with its large dining table, the soft furnishings of the enticing bar area and the large sliding doors which open out onto the grounds with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The kitchen here is also of a high standard and the bedrooms are well turned out. Beyond the sliding doors is a large covered patio area overlooking the swimming pool where you can take part in the Sardinian passion for long lunches and twilight evening meals.
The gardens at Lu Lioni are very well tended too and feature a mixture of mature holm, cork oaks, squat pines and lavishly verdant lawns. There are numerous places to sunbathe around the gardens, and of course there is the glorious pool at the centre of things with great views across the macchia-covered hills. Lu Lioni is one of our finest properties in this region and allows you to holiday in style and explore this truly beautiful part of the island.
Ground floor: Large living/dining room, bar area, fully equipped kitchen (oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher), double bedroom with en-suite shower room and private terrace, two twin bedrooms, separate bathroom.
First floor: Double bedroom with balcony, separate bathroom.
Private pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.1m-1.9m), barbecue, heating, washing machine, dishwasher, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, air-conditioning in three of the bedrooms (€180 per week, payable locally).
Car Hire Included (for packages)
Set inland from the coast, Arzachena is a bustling market town with plenty of shops and services available. At the centre of town lies the Piazza Risorgimeto, a lively square surrounded by restaurants and bars. The area offers several hidden treasures including mysterious nuraghe (stone towers) ruins and giant tombs, arguably the best of their kind in Sardinia as well as some of the most attractive beaches.
Tanca Manna sits approximately 250 metres from the road behind a saltwater lake. It has a great stretch of sand and plenty of facilities for families. A kilometre beyond Tanca Manna is Barca Bruciata, a small sandy beach which is quiet with no facilities.
Cala Capra beach just beyond Golfo delle Saline is a pretty sandy bay tucked beneath the impressive Capo D’Orso headland with its distinctive bear shaped weathered rock.
The Capriccioli headland has five beautiful small sandy beaches. There are facilities for boat hire and also a bar close to the beach. These beaches, including La Celvia, are amongst the most popular in the area.
Rather off the beaten track is the Spiaggia del Principe which cannot be reached by car. The last stretch has to be done on foot takes under 10 minutes and is well worth the effort.
Sailing show organised by the Yachting Club of Costa Smeralda.
A festival inviting visitors to sample fried fish and delightful Vermentino wine.
Prime sailing exhibition.
Held during Tempio’s summer carnival and featuring various ethnic groups from all over the world.
International Jazz Festival – one of the most important in Sardinia.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Prehistoric Sites at Arzachena
Visit the prehistoric remains including the Albucciu Nuraghe – a bronze age tower, the Tomba dei Giganti Coddu Vecchiu and the Li Muri Necropolis, scattered around the town.
Pevero Golf Course
Considered amongst the best in Europe, Pevero is an 18 hole course located near Capriccioli. The course is prized for its beauty with natural ponds amidst the rocks, fragrant juniper, myrtle and arbutus trees and stunning sea views.
Explore by car or on foot the dramatic mountains of the interior, the rugged countryside and the small character towns and villages. Alternatively, leave your car in Palau and take the stream train to Tempio Pausania, a spectacular journey across the Galluran countryside.
Sample traditional Sardinian cuisine in a farm restaurant. Amongst others, we recommend the Agriturismi Tenuta Pilastru, la Sasima or la Somara, all located near Arzachena.
Discover the exquisite coastline from the sea and enjoy the excellent conditions of the north east coast for windsurfing, sailing, diving, snorkeling, etc.
La Maddalena Islands
Spend a day cruising around and swimming from these stunning islands - a favourite with those seeking tranquillity, natural beauty and unspoilt surroundings. There are frequent ferries or boat trips available from Palau.
Beach: Cannigione 10km
Main Town: Arzachena 5km
Airport: Olbia 30km