Porto Rafael, Sardinia
From £3,550 per week
Beautiful villa in a fabulous hidden location set amidst age-old juniper trees with sea views, amazing sun-sets and path down to tiny idyllic sandy beach.
Arrival day: Any Car hire: Recommended
If you are looking for a Sardinian retreat to recharge your batteries in a fabulous setting, look no further. Villa Segreta merges with the wilderness and the amazing granite rocks and is accessed by a private track that leads down towards the shimmering sea. The house is not overlooked and you could imagine, were it not for the yachts on the sea, that you had the entire coast to yourself. Conversely, were you on one of those yachts on the sea, so discreet is the architecture, that is its almost impossible to tell that it is there at all.
Built back in the 60's, Villa Segreta has been updated but not renovated so all the original features are as the owner intended them. Home to 5 bedrooms, the lay-out is a a little quirky but this makes the property even more attractive.
The front door leads in to a spacious siting room with open fire place and glass doors that open out on to one of the many rustic terraces with amazing views across the sea to the islands of the Archipelago of La Maddalena and Corsica. A dining area sits to one side of the living room that leads in to the well equipped kitchen - the owner is a keen cook and this is a lovely space to try your hand at some wonderful dishes using local, seasonal fare.
Three bedrooms lead off the living room - a double with ensuite shower room, a further double and a twin with bunk beds plus another shower room. Beyond these rooms, with separate entrance, is the the Rock room, an amazing space built in to the rock with 4 single beds and ensuite shower room, perfect for teenagers, family members or friends wishing for a little seclusion. The fifth bedroom sits on the far side of the house (close to the kitchen) and this charming double with ensuite shower room is accessed externally from the main house.
Set in this unspoiled location, you can really get the feel and scent of the famous Sardinian macchia including the perfumed juniper, cisto and myrtle. Giant rocks, sculpted into magnificent shapes by the wind, loom out of and tumble through the pungent greenery. A small path leads down from the house to a perfect tiny beach that is difficult to access from elsewhere, and though you can hike and scramble through the wild to larger beaches further west, most are content to remain within this private and impeccable eden!
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