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Beach holidays, rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking, Cagliari airport.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Nice apartment for summer holidays or winter trekking, beaches and mountains.

Yes why would you want to stay at the cottage at San Benedetto, Sardinia?... good question.

First of all, "where" is the cottage and where is San Benedetto?

San Benedetto is a small village hamlet set in the most beautiful surroundings on the edge of one of the biggest national parks in Sardinia, in the mountains above Iglesias, which is just 6 klms from San Benedetto, so access is very easy using the SP 126 from Iglesias, taking about 8 minutes to arrive.

Iglesias is a medieval City and full of surprises with its history that goes back centuries with many old remnants of the past including the old City walls of the Castle which some remains still exist. The name Iglesias derived from the fact there are so many churches, also it has a beautiful Cathedral from the 13th century. But most of all Iglesias is known for it's mining past, you will see much evidence of that. Iglesias is also known for its beautiful coast and beaches, which some are known to be the best in Europe. In the summer the town gets really going with its bars and restaurants spilling out into the streets where you will find a variety of traditional Sardinian food. There are plenty of shops, banks, supermarkets in Iglesias. So everything is on hand if required, there is even a train station with a direct link to Cagliari airport.

The cottage itself is mine, which I restored for my friends and family to use when they visit me etc, but also I enjoy showing people around, offer it to outdoor lovers who want a nice relaxing holiday away from it all trekking in The mountains. Inside there is around 75sqmts so plenty of room for 4 persons, with a large double bedroom, large bathroom with shower, utility room with washing machine, old style kitchen, living room with table chairs, sofa bed, wood burner. All the windows have shutters and the walls are almost 3ft thick so it stays cool even in the hot summers.

San Benedetto is a Haven for people who enjoy outdoor recreation like trekking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, as its all here on your doorstep. You just open the door and walk along the many routes that start or lead back to San Benedetto. Taking you through some interesting landscapes where you will find unusual relics of the village mining past.

Just a few meters away starts the road to Casa Marganai and the national park and woodlands of Marganai, they boast the biggest natural oak forest in Europe, once again you will find many trails to interesting palaces. At Casa Marganai there is also a botanical garden with many rare flowers, trees, plants, typical of the area, you will also find a restaurant which serves excellent traditional food. There is one trail I do often which starts at Casa Marganai and takes you to Punta San Michele which is the summit of mount Marganai and over 3,000 ft with views as far as Cagliari and Carloforte. You will pass through dense forest and open view points, you may see deer or wild boar, but for sure you will see the goats of Marganai which will be watching your every move. From the point if you like you can descend to the Grotte di San Giovanni at Domusnovas to visit and walk through the longest cave in the world! Not to be missed.

Beaches of Iglesias. Most people come to Sardinia for the beaches because there are so many, and so beautiful, having white sun bleached sand with crystal clear sea. Getting to them is easy from San Benedetto, the nearest just 15 klms away so more or less 15 minutes by car, but the most unspoiled and beautiful for me have to be Cala Domestica or Scivu to the north and Porto Pino or Maladroxia to the south. So you are right in the middle so perfect to explore north and south. Best local beach is Masua which is just after Nebida.

Masua beach.

Whatever your reason to visit Sardinia the cottage at San Benedetto is perfect, and getting there is simple if you arrive at Cagliari airport.

For more information please contact me.

Buggerru. Ancient mining center offering today a beautiful wild coast and a long sandy shoreline that starts from the town of San Nicolò and arrives at Portixeddu.

 Going north you can reach the  Costa Verde where you will find a wilderness and spectacular beaches surrounded by sand dunes such as Scivu and piscinas and the ghost mining village of Ingurtosu.

South Coast there is Punta Trettu and Porto Botte. Perfect beaches for kite surf lovers. Even if you do not practice "kite" Stop for a few minutes and admire the dozens of colorful kites in the sky.

Port de Su Trigue. Beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters unfortunately subject to the phenomenon of the Boulders that periodically remove or deposit the sand from time to time that will form the arena of the beach.

Porto Pino. Extremely fine white sandy beach and turquoise waters. The coast is divided into three beaches: The first, the second and the dunes. The last two are preferred as wild and less crowded.

The Famous dunes are only accessible by foot along the beach and it is strictly forbidden to cross them.

Arriving at the beautiful beaches, admire the beautiful lagoons populated by numerous bird species.

Towards Cagliari

Walking along the beautiful panoramic road towards Teulada you will encounter postcard beaches among them, Porto Tramatzu, Tuerredda and Chia with turquoise waters and breathtaking views.

Sant'Antioco. The Island is connected to the land by a bridge. The best beaches are located in the south and In the northwestern part. 

The west coast is still very wild and characterized by high cliffs with jagged rocks with a chance to enjoy spectacular views.

Starting from Sant'Antioco, in the south, and by completing the circumnavigation of the Island you will find:

Maladroxia. The preferred beach for families offering many services: there are bars, kiosks and restaurants.

 Coequaddus. It offers crystal clear waters and lush vegetation along the coast

 Cala Sapone. Small quay between outcrops gullies and islets reachable both on foot and by swimming. 

Nearby there are some restaurants that offer typical cuisine.

Cala Lunga. A characteristic creek similar to a fjord embedded in wildlife. 

Spiage Grande. Great Beach. It is a long and beautiful beach (about 1600 meters) featuring soft golden sand.

The Saline. Fine white and crystal clear waters of the Saline. The name derives from the old saltwater where they made salt, now of course not in use. Next to it is a beautiful beach.

Sottotorre/ below the tower.

With white calm waters the colour of emeralds.  Located in Calasetta's city center.

 At the foot of the Sabauda tower of the XVIII century there is a bar / restaurant with magnificent sunsets.

Portoscuso

Portopaglietto. Golden sand and calm waters sheltered from the majestic winds. There are two restaurants Where you can enjoy seafood specialties.

 La Caletta. Small cove in the historical center of the village frequented by the local families.

For nature lovers, we suggest a non-demanding trekking of (about 6 km A / R) from the small pine forest to Capo Altano the  route takes you along a small dirt road overlooking the sea immersed in the Mediterranean shrub. Once you arrive you will enjoy a landscape which is enchanting which ranges from Sant'Antioco to the Tower at Cala Domestica.

North Coast

The coastal stretch between Portoscuso and Buggerru is considered one of the most fascinating of the Mediterranean. It follows the SP 108, a beautiful panoramic road linking Portoscuso to Gonnesa. Where you can find Portopaglia beach and the village of the same name, an ancient settlement used during the season of tuna fishing and today converted to a tourist residence. Going northward, the Gonnesa coast offers the beaches of Punta S'Arena and Plagemesu (Middle Beach). The beaches are equipped with some beach bars and restaurants.

 Nebida is an old mining settlement that has become a must for lovers of trekking Sports climbing and water sports. Do not miss the walk along the belvedere restaurant.Which offers spectacular views of the sea, ancient mining facilities and faraglions. Portu Cauli - Masua. There are two small beaches with excellent services for tourists from which it is possible to do Boat excursions, canoes or pedalos to the discovery of the Pan di Zucchero  (imposing high calcareous rock of 133m) with the beautiful coast full of wild caves and creeks. 

For lovers of history  not to Miss a visit to the Porto Flavia mining site at Masua

Cala Domestica. Wild beach surrounded by dunes and ancient mining ruins.  When you arrive at the beach there are rocks on either side, but on the right there is a small tunnel / cave if you pass through this tunnel there is a hidden intimate beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen Morgan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Stephen Morgan

My name is Stephen Morgan I moved to Iglesias in Sardinia to get out of the rat race and have not looked back since. Sardinia is a beautiful country and in terms of tourism is very undiscovered and a peaceful place to live. I enjoy fishing, snorkelling in crystal blue waters and hiking and mountain biking in the mountains or along stunning coastal paths. I live in a small house in the country which i built myself and grow some of my own fruit and veg and live a very healthy Mediterranean lifestyle. You are always welcome to join me on my adventures. I think it is very important to contact a person before booking so you can get as much info as possible not just chuck and chance, so you can always find me or follow me in facebook, whatsapp, google, or even contact me on skype. So why not give me a call its free, I would lov e you to call.

Stephen Morgan purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Stephen Morgan chose Iglesias

This property was first one house on two floors, i then turned it into two small apartments when i restored it.

Mainly so my grown up children can use it for holidays etc, but in the end i decided to sale one of them as my family always ended up staying with me, because they like my cooking i think?

Anyway it is now available to rent as a holiday home, i think it is in a nice location very quiet, not to far from the beaches, close to Iglesias, and surrounded by mountains keeping it cool in the long hot summers we enjoy here.

Parking is no problem there is ample space outside.

Cagliari is just 45 mins by car making this an ideal vacation rental.

What makes this apartment unique

I supose the main feature has to be that it is so covenient, peaceful and quiet, although you have to drive to beaches the position is perfect to explore beaches north and south, the coolness you feel on returning from a hot beach. There is all the normal outdoor recreation on hand with some lovely walks. If you love peace and quiet you will love this place. it is a paradise for outdoor recreation like Mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing, bird watching. Who wants crowded beach locations?

Also in the lower seasons I would have no problem assisting you for trekking etc and maybe see places you would not normally see.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Iglesias in Province of South Sardinia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, basin, bidet, wc.heater
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Large double bed, for 2 persons. bedside cabinets, chest of draws. Window.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This apartment is set in small village, where you can taste the true Sardinia and how life used to be. You will find a small food shop where you can buy fresh bread, cheese, ham, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables etc. This is a great place to stay for exploring the mountains or the beaches on the south west coast of Sardinia. There is a bus and rail link to Iglesias with a regular bus service to San Benedetto, so a car is not always necessary, although I would recommend you hire one. Two bikes are available for the more energetic people who like a challenge. All bedding, linen, towels, gas, electric, cleaning, 2 bikes are included in the rental cost.

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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Cagliari
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Iglesias
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Cagliari
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Iglesias
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Iglesias SS130
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Iglesias
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Fontanamare
Car: recommended

You will find if you decide to stay in San Benedetto, there is a host of outdoor activities which you can do, as this property is situated in a protected area and nature reserve. There is trekking on your doorstep, along with mountain biking (this is very popular in this area. There are also many rock faces for climbers close by. Also in this area you will find Nuraghe which is an iron age house there are many along with caves, temples, and many ancient churches. And of course a must is Iglesias itself a lovely little town full of old narrow streets, churches, and many museums. You will find a host of bars, and retuarants in Iglesias which can get lively in the summer months, there are many festivals in Iglesias the biggest and the best being Easter.

In the lower season i do not mind showing people around as your own private guide or taking you on hiking or biking expeditions.

Coast/Beach:

There are many beaches in Iglesias the closest beach is Funtanamare which is just 15 mins by car. All the beaches in this area are of sand and are very safe for bathing when the sea is calm of course. A bit further north just 20 mins by car is Masua this is very popular with families and can get busy. But i have to say Cala Domestica has to be my favorite and only 45 mins by car. Then after you will find Buggerru portixeddu, Scivu, Arbus.

Then if you head south there is Porto Paglia, Spiagge di Mezzo,Punta Serena, Portoscuso, Sant'Antioco, Calasetta, there are so many beaches in this area you will need a month and still not see them all.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Cagliari which is 50 klm and takes 45 mins by car there are also bus and rail links which will take you to Iglesias.

Distances:

Iglesias is around 8 klm

Cagliari 56 klm

Places of interest there are many in this region all within a very short distance, it all depends on what you are looking for, so it may be better to check on the web.Most are linked to the mining era or back to the medeval times which Iglesias is famouse for.

Further Details:

You will need to go to Iglesias for shops, banks, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Although there is a small shop in San Benedetto which sales most itiems if stuck.

Pick up and drop off service is available and complete packages can be arranged including daily trips to different places etc.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Iglesias, Sardinia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£125
for 3 nights
From
£25
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£140
for 3 nights
From
£30
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£170
for 3 nights
From
£40
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£185
for 3 nights
From
£45
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£140
for 3 nights
From
£30
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£125
for 3 nights
From
£25
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pre cleaning. £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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