Casa Ciki is situated in a small traditional village called Magomadas, which is near the charming little town of Bosa on the west coast of the island. If you are looking for lots of noise, nightlife, abundant restaurants and bars then this is not the place for you. This is a little village with a quaint little friendly local bar, a very small supermarket, pharmacy, vinery and an excellent local restaurant that only takes cash. There is very, very little English spoken either in Magomadas, Bosa or generally in this part of the island.
Sleeps: 6 - Bedrooms: 2 - Bathrooms: 1
This is a traditional Sardinian house, with panoramic views of the surrounding country, situated in the small village of Magomadas, 10 minutes' drive from the coast.
The house consists of:
Living room (with bed settee), opening to a kitchen/diner. This leads to a small court yard where there is a toilet, shower/utility room with washing machine, a barbeque and eating area. (See floor plan)
The second floor (See floor plan) has one double and one twin bedroom, and a shower room. A stair case leads up to the roof terrace (See floor plan) which has spectacular country and mountain views.
The recently renovated house is well equipped with mostly new furniture and cooking equipment including an electric cooker, a gas hob, fridge, freezer, terrace and court yard furniture. There is a large wood burner in the living room which also makes it ideal as a winter retreat.
Nearby Towns and Villages
The village of Tresnuraghes is a two minute drive from Magomadas, and is a similarly traditional Sardinian village where time also seems to have stood still! Strangers are looked on with curiosity by the very friendly locals who will always respond to a 'Buongiorno' or ‘Buonasera’. There is everything you need here, minimarkets, butchers, bakers and bars but not with the selection of the supermarkets in Bosa or Macomer.
In a different direction is the delightful village of Flussio. This small village is famous for its basket weaving and on warm summer nights you will see many of the inhabitants sat outside working at their craft. Baskets are hung outside by the doorways and it is possible to buy them directly from here. In May you can see the raw material, the stems of the local Asphedol plant, laid out on the pavements to dry.
Almost adjoining the village on the same road is Tinnura. This village is well worth a visit. It has some wonderful murals, sometimes taking up the whole walls of houses – these are incredible. There are a couple of small piazza's that are decorated with colourful tiles, murals and delightful fountains.
The nearest town of any size to Magomadas is the historical city of Bosa. Set on the banks of the River Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia, its origins go back to Phoenician times. The old historical centre of Bosa spreads up the side of the hill away from the river and is overlooked by the magnificent Malaspina Castle.
The houses here are multi coloured and are built in a traditional tall, thin design. The walk up through the cobbled street leading up to the castle is well worth the effort and the views take in the town, and Bosa Marina with its beach and the sea. The promenade beside the river is palm tree lined and from here you can look at the many fishing and pleasure boats moored on the river banks. Bosa has many pavement bars and cafes, as well as shops, museums, churches and a cathedral.
It is possible to buy many examples of local, traditional crafts which still exist today such as the fine filigree lace work 'filet', baskets, filigree gold and silver, coral, cork and rugs and tapestries. Bosa is also famous for its wine 'Malvasia' which is only produced in a small area around the town. A wonderful wine, which can be either sweet or dry and makes a great accompaniment to the local pastries or on its own as a dessert wine.
Although Bosa has a lot to interest and entertain the visitor it is, above all, a living and working town. It is still possible to see old gentlemen sat outside weaving lobster pots and old ladies, dressed in black, sat at their looms weaving patterns from ancient tales onto the famous Bosa filet.
The small village of Modolo is also a delightful village in the heart of the valley overlooked by Magomadas. About 30 minutes drive towards the mountains is the much bigger city of Macomer and an hour or so further on is the mountain town of Nuoro, which is really worth a visit but watch the roads in Winter!! Macomer has two huge supermarkets (quite a bit bigger than those in Bosa) where you can stock up for the week!!
This is the first year Casa Ciki has been let - we are happy to negotiate on the cost!!