What We Think
Casa Qandra is an authentic Sardinian dwelling set in extensive gardens, in the countryside between Arzachena and the quaint village of San Pantaleo. The setting is a real jewel – the sprawling grounds are filled with Mediterranean plants, olive and mimosa trees, and surrounded by stunning rock formations. There are also a number of secluded spots should you wish to escape the sun for a little while or simply enjoy long leisurely lunches under the shade of a tree. If you enjoy cooking, you will be invited to pick your own herbs and vegetables from the garden. The cottage exudes real charm and character, and great effort has been made to ensure it keeps its rustic feel, blending stylish personal touches with traditional features such as chestnut beams, whitewashed walls and wooden furniture. The owner has a collection of artwork and Spanish guitars, whilst his books and tapes remain at the guests’ disposal. The nearest beaches are easily accessible on the Costa Smeralda and there are also a number of excellent farm-restaurants in the area – well worth a visit if you are looking for authentic traditional food and genuine Sardinian hospitality.
The caretaker lives discreetly in the annexe attached to the house, you will see him occasionally maintaining the pool and gardens.