|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Surrounded by 2 hectares of ground, the place offers quiet and silence and has a very nice view of the surrounding hills and the village of Luogosanto (5 km away).
Thanks to its thick granite walls the house is fresh even in the heat of summer. All rooms are simply furnished but comfortable and tastefully decorated. Sheltered by main winds, the place benefits from an ideal weather all year round with warm summers and mild winters. The hinterland is rich of dense cork woods, ilex groves and millenary wild olive trees you can explore by car, bike or simply walking around. The Luogosanto region is peppered with country churches, stazzi and archaeological sites. 15 km only from the sea: you may choose between large, unspoilt beaches of the western coast, others where you can try wind/kite sufing, diving and sailing or the beaches of Costa Smeralda on the east coast.
I moved here from Milan in 2005. I used to work for an airline, but I was tired of my job and the city....Finally, I swapped the city for nature and beaches (15 km away) and for mild, "southern" temperatures. Quite bit of a change!
Here life is really in the slow track: I have time to enjoy nature and relationships, make homemade tagliatelle, watch the stars and the full moon at night, sitting outside in the garden.
During winter time I like to walk in the countryside and pick some myrtle, or spend some time on deserted beaches.
With Leo, my ex-husband, we enjoyed discovering new bays and small islands in the National Park of La Maddalena with our small sailing boat.
I also love furnishing and decorating my stazzo which is now very original yet simple and cosy.
Marzia Sacchi purchased this farmhouse in 2000
We like this place because it is quiet, with unspoilt Nature and near the coast. In season is not crowded.
Local points of interest:
• Relax on sandy beaches or snorkeling rocky bays within 20 km.
• Great farmer's markets for delicious cheese, cold cuts and fruit.
• Visit the eldest wild Olive tree in Europe (4.000 years old).
• Sailing & Surfing in the blue sea between Sardinia and Corsica.
• Wine tasting in the region of Vermentino.
• Visit the archaeological site of La Prisgiona (1.400 b.c. nuragic civilisation).
Enjoy peace and silence! Explore nature and the real Sardinian way of life, getting to know friendly locals. Neighbours sell fresh eggs, organic vegetables and jams!
It is a nice, large and cosy house (with a huge garden), hard to find in other parts of Sardinia and strategically located between Archaeological sites, gorgeous beaches and rural villages.
A Slow holiday in Sardinia: homemade wines, huge garden, rustic suite ... hike among cork oaks, snooze in a hammock, snorkel rocky bays.
Chivoni's quiet and relaxed atmosphere and its proximity to a small country village not yet tainted by mass tourism make it the ideal place for a holiday in close contact with the sea, nature and tradition.
Wild, unspoiled and off the beaten track beaches in the west, water sports paradise and beaches with facilities – sun umbrellas and loungers – at Porto Pollo and Palau or more fashionable beaches along the Costa Smeralda. In the North, Corsica and the enchanted islands of Archipelago della Maddalena are easily reached by boat.
"Beautiful and spacious, traditional farmhouse. Well equipped. Fantastic view over surrounding countryside. Very quiet and peaceful location. We visited in springtime when the garden is full of flowers. Short drive to beaches and coastline. Owners helpful and friendly."
"La maison est une ancienne bergerie rénovée avec goût, se trouve dans un environnement avec une très belle vue et tout à fait calme. C'est un endroit idéal pour se reposer et se ressourcer, sans pour autant être loin des plages. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et parlent français. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de ce séjour."
The property was clean and spacious. It had a very pleasant location and the resident wall lizards and geckos were a constant source of interest. Firecrests and Cirl buntings were regular garden visitors and a Bonelli's eagle also put in an appearance. Luogosanto and local beaches were easily accessible. Marzia was very friendly and a good source of information and assistance and some wonderful preserves.
The meal prepared by Agostina and the eggs from neighbour Margarita are both heartily recommended.
As a couple with poor backs, the addition of comfortable armchairs in the living room would have improved the comfort of our stay significantly. The provision of a microwave would also be welcome. The trek to obtain drinking water was a bit of a bind.
Since Stazzo Chivoni was fully booked Leo was so kind to arrange another country house in the neighbourhood, Stazzo Luciana. A beautifully renovated old farm house with thick walls that kept us cool in the Sardinian summer heat.
The house offered us complete privacy (nr 1 priority to us!) as is has its own approach from the main road and is surrounded by 10.000 m2 of wild nature.
Thanks to the information of Leo and Marzia we visited local markets in nearby villages and bought beautiful Sardinian ingredients. We love the Sardinian food and we love cooking! So we were pleasantly surprised to find THE standard cook book on Sardinian cooking on the book shelf in the house. We had a fantastic week, thank you Leo and Marzia!
This property could be fantastic - BUT it most definitely is not. The space and views are excellent but the standard of furnishing is appalling. Don't be fooled by the pictures - many relate to the associated B&B property and many items of furniture shown are no longer present. A number of ther reviews relate to either the B&B property (200 yards up the road) or another house managed by the same couple. The majority of the furniture in the house (bedside tables, bed frames , wardrobes, kitchen storage unit and outside table etc etc) is made of 8 x 2 planks where the only tools used in their construction are a hammer and nails. The garden furniture is truly disgraceful - comprising a cheap deckchair and two cheap fabric chairs one tied together with string and the other where the frame has come right through the fabric making it useless. The outside area immediately around the house comprises dust and weeds and no attempt has been made to provide an attractive area to sit out. Anyone attempting to cook a proper meal in the kitchen would find it a real challenge - the cooker is tiny and there are absolutely no adjacent work surfaces. Even in September the house was cold and felt damp but if you are of masochistic tendencies you will love it here.
Everything is done in the worst possible taste and with the least possible cost and it shows.
You will not meet more friendly and accommodating owners than Leo and Marzia.
Nothing is too much trouble for them and they even invited us to a traditional feast with 1000 locals in a field where we witnessed an unforgettable demonstration of formation dancing to traditional Sardinian folk tunes.
As Stazzo Chivoni - which is a beautiful house - was unavailable, we stayed in one of the other houses Leo manages - La Finosa. We also met the people staying at Stazzo Chivoni and they absolutely loved it.
We stay all over Europe in rented accomodation booked through Owners Direct but can safely say that we've never felt so welcome and been so well looked after.
La Finosa is an absolutely stunning house which we would recommend to anyone.
The information provided by Leo regarding the local area was invaluable and we used it on almost every day of our two week trip to explore the local area and find the best beaches.
An amazing island and a wonderful welcome.
Thank you Leo and Marzia and thank you Sardinia.
We spent two weeks with our three children (pre-teen and teenage) at Stazzo Chivoni and would happily have stayed longer. The house was clean, cool and blissfully mosquito free at night. It is simply furnished but with everything we needed, although cooking facilities were a little limited. The outdoor solar shower was fantastic and the views from the terrace sublime. As long as you don't mind a bit of driving to get to beaches, this house is perfect, we explored lots of the coast thanks to Leo and Marzia's very detailed directions to out of the way beachs we might never have otherwise found. A truely relaxing holiday, wifi and tv free, we hope to be back.
My (now) wife and I spent a week at Stazzo Chivoni in late July/ early August, and in short we had the most relaxing and peaceful week off in the most perfect and secluded accommodation anybody could ask for. In fact, we are strongly considering upping sticks to Sardinia as a result!
The owners (Leo and Marzina) usually live in one end of the farmhouse property, which they have lovingly restored and developed. This year we were the lucky couple who had the property to ourselves for the week whilst Leo and Marzina had a mini-break.
If it's a secluded farm house with a beautiful garden, surrounded by olive groves, rolling countryside and a 30 mins scenic drive from the nearest beach you are looking for then you will find no better place in north Sardinia - FACT! More highlights are the resident cat Gattis, optional outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower, and the many fragrant aromas that linger from the many herbs and plants surrounding the farm house.
The vision and product of Leo and Marzina's efforts is truly admirable, we had a wonderful stay at Stazzo Chivoni and can only hope that we return one day!
I would also like to add that Leo was particularly helpful resolving a parking ticket issue we had post holiday, they really went out of their way in giving us the perfect honeymoon.
Thanks again! Tom and Laura xxx
Special interest holidays:
We organize naturalistic trekking with English speaking guide. Path through the innerland, mountains or coast to coast.
Stazzo Chivoni is 15 km only from the sea: you may choose between large, unspoilt and almost empty beaches of the western coast, water sports paradise where you can try wind and kite surfing, diving and sailing (Porto Pollo and Palau) or the exclusive and fashionable beaches of Costa Smeralda at east. Corsica and the amazing islands of Archipelago of Maddalena, few kilometres north, are also easily reachable by boat.
Those who like diving will enjoy the extraordinary sea beds.
45 km from Olbia airport (OLB).
120 km from Alghero airport (AHO).
45 km from Olbia port, 110 km from Porto Torres port.
5 km from Luogosanto.
20 km from Santa Teresa Gallura.
21 km from Palau.
25 km from Tempio.
30 km from Porto Cervo.
Gallura isn’t all about beaches and sea; there’s a greener and unspoilt nature just a few kilometres from the beach. The hinterland is rich of dense cork woods, ilex groves and millenary wild olive trees you can explore by car, bike or simply walking around. The Luogosanto region is peppered with country churches, stazzi and archaeological sites. On the way to Tempio Pausania the countryside changes rapidly: from the monolith of Mount Pulchiana to the boulder-strewn landscape of Valle della Luna and the thick pine woods of Maount Limbara you will enjoy terrific views.
For those who like trekking, Stazzo Chivoni organizes trekking tours along ancient rural paths or along the coast.
At night, you can savour the traditional dishes of Gallura at the agriturismi of the region or experiment local traditions in country feasts (in great numbers during Easter and summer) where you will try the real shepherds’ food such as “suppa cuata”, meat-based broths, pasta, offal-based dishes and homemade wine. These popular feasts (that always end with live-music and local dances) were, in the past, one of the rare occasions that shepherds and farmers had to socialize.
Not to miss, in August: “Musica sulle Bocche” in Santa Teresa (live-concerts on the beach at dawn and sunset) and “Time in Jazz” festival in Berchidda with world famous trumpet-player, Paolo Fresu..
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$159|
Saturday is the changeover day during season. But we can consider other days.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Please contact us for shorter periods. Price includes electricity, gas, water, bed linen and towels.
No extra cost / all included