Grand traditional town house, great chill holiday
Palazzo Margherita is different to most medeteranean rentals, not a modern, holiday villa, but a very grand, traditional town house, the poshest in the village by far.
On arrival, the house really lived up to its picture on the website. Entering, the house was very spacious, with high ceilings everywhere, adding to the overall feeling of airiness. With 4 large bedrooms & two bathrooms (one downstairs) this was the perfect house for a large group, or a couple of families, the pics on the website did not do it justice. The house was clean, in a very good state of repair & decor throughout.
Whilst the bedrooms were fairly sparsely furnished, as you would expect in a rental property, the living rooms had numerous more personal touches, magazines, maps, CD player & TV with DVD player, even a selection of CD’s & DVD’s for the occasional rainy day. The kitchen continued this theme being very well equipped, with every cooking vessel & utensil imaginable, the cupboards were lightly stocked with dry foodstuffs, herbs & spices, even homemade marmalade was found in the fridge ! Also, for the adventurous, the wood fired pizza oven worked a treat.
Overall, this house felt very homely, as if you were guests in the owner’s home who had just left, as opposed to a standard holiday let, bare & sole less.
Outside, the courtyard at the rear was a wonderful area to chill out, shaded by lemon & orange trees, with a large traditional barbeque & even an outside shower. For the sun worshippers, there was also a 1st floor sun terrace, accessible from the courtyard & also from one of the bedrooms.
Local amenities - There was a small supermarket within 50 yards for all daily needs & a bakery with fresh bread every day, just beyond (not easy to find), there was also a restaurant & pizzeria just across the street & several other bars / restaurants in the village. Locally, Riccardo’s on the main street of Magomadas was a traditional restaurant specialising in fresh seafood, highly recommended.
We found the local beaches were good & clean at both Bosa Marina & Porto Alabe. Also Bosa was a good sized local town only 10 minutes away, with plenty of choice in larger supermarkets, bars & restaurants. A bit further afield wass Santa Caterina with a lovely restaurant (La Scogliera) at the back of the beach, overlooking the bay, a wonderful spot, the drive down the coast is great too.
Overall, a brilliant house to use as a chill out holiday base. Highly recommende
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