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Podere La Magnifica

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Costa Smeralda | Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 14

Rates: from £0 per week

Located less than twenty minutes from the Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo and its magnificent beaches, this estate is central yet secluded and tucked away. The life-long dream of a prominent international banker, Podere La Magnifica has been specifically designed to entertain and host guests. The result is magnificent estate with 3 buildings, private swimming pool, tennis court, horse stables surrounded by peace and nature, perfect for a big group pf friends or a multi-family party. A communal area in the garden makes for an ideal outdoor space for al-fresco dining, while the living spaces guarantee privacy and plenty of room for everybody to gather.

Taking a "green" approach to contemporary luxury, the buildings are constructed from stones of the original estate. Its exterior displays white washed facades combined with the prestigious Sardinian granite, all finished up to the highest of standards. The outdoor spaces are vast and invite to take long strolls along pristine nature trails. There is a covered outdoor dining area next to the main villa and another one near the pool. Several sitting areas are set up in various parts of the estate thus enabling to enjoy different views. 2,000 sqm (21,600sqft) of living space are divided between the main villa, the pool house, and the building with two independent apartments next to the tennis court and pond. Furnished to the highest standard in a simple yet sophisticated and welcoming way, Podere La Magnifica offers the very best to ensure a relaxing and entertaining holiday. Immersed in pristine countryside, Villa Paradiso offers easy access to the Costa Smeralda which draws visitors and jet-setters from all corners of the globe. Nearby San Pantaleo and Santa Teresa di Gallura boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. The fashionable and posh Porto Cervo with its boutiques, restaurants, yachts and the charming of Porto Rotondo are within a short drive. However it's another type of visitors that is attracted to this estate. Less ostentatious but in search of a genuine yet luxurious retreat. The Gallura - the area in North eastern Sardinia- is much more than what displayed in the glossy magazines. Rich in history, when visiting, one can feel the strong, echoes of ancient times. Its millennium old history still reflects in the mysterious nuraghi, circular buildings whose purpose is still unknown and therefore so appealing to modern times. The wide open spaces, pure landscapes and primordial beauty of this stretch of land will fascinate and capture you like any other part of Italy.



  • Living room with access to the outside living and dining area
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen and pantry
  • Double bedroom, en suite (shower) with access to the garden
  • Double bedroom, en suite (shower)
  • Twin bedroom, en suite (shower)


Located next to the tennis court and in front of the pond. Two apartments with the same layout, accessed from the garden. In order to provide you with the best service possible, if you have requested staff for the villa (chef, cook, butler etc), please allow them to use one of the apartments.

  • Open plan kitchen-living room-dining room with access to the covered terrace
  • Stairs lead up to two double bedrooms, both with their own en suite bathroom (one with tub and shower attachment, one with shower).


  • Living area
  • Double bedroom, en suite (shower)
  • Hot tub with chromotherapy and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden

Kindly Note: Access the property via 1km of unpaved road in fair condition.


  • Estiva Cup - Porto Rotondo:

A major international sailing regatta

  • San Simplicio - Olbia:

The locals celebrate their Patron Saint, San Simplicio with processions, fireworks costumes and feasts.


  • Baltic Cup - Porto Cervo:

The Yachting Club of Costa Smeralda organises a sailing show.

  • Smeralda 888 European Cup - Porto:

An international yacht race and sailing exhibition.

  • Loro Piana Super Yacht Regatta:

Luxury boats race around the La Maddalena islands.

  • Le Cozze di Olbia:

June sees a celebration of mussels. Restaurants celebrate this shellfish with different dishes - even some dessert dishes! There are also exhibitions and cooking classes.


  • Fish Festival - Santa Teresa Gallura:

The Fish Fair - make sure to try the fried fish delicacies.


  • International Folklore Festival - Tempio Pausania:

Folklore festival with international entertainment, processions and fireworks.

  • Time in Jazz:

This International jazz festival in Berchidda is one of the most important in Sardinia.

  • Festival of Monti Vermentino, North East Sardinia:

Enjoy this festival in Monti, a century-old wine village, with folk dancing, cooking, market stalls and of course, wine tasting!

There is something for everyone in Sardinia and no one can deny the unrivalled beauty of its many beaches and wild mountainous interior. This backdrop provides lots of entertainment for both young and old, and with some of the best beaches in the world, it’s no wonder the stunning Costa Smeralda is packed during the summer months with beachgoers and celebrities alike.

There are too many beaches to mention here (Sardinia has more than 1,800km of coastline), but our favourites include Spiaggia Capriccioli, which is great for young children due to its shallow waters, and Spiaggia del Principe, which is a magnificent crescent of pale sand surrounded by low cliffs and emerald waters. It’s a popular celebrity hideaway due to its lack of signposting!

Head to Porto Cervo, the ‘capital’ of Costa Smeralda, which is a haven for jet-setters and celebrities with their mega-yachts. The glitzy “Piazzetta” is the place to see and be seen! As well as indulging in a little celeb-spotting, make sure to visit the Chiesa di Stella Maris, which is a modern white church with interesting characteristics. Classical music concerts are held here in the summer. The Louise Alexander Gallery is also worth a visit if you are interested in contemporary art.

Porto Rotondo also boasts a fantastic coastal scenery and attracts its fair share of the paparazzi. Soaking up the beautiful coastlines, shopping in the galleries and boutiques, and dining alfresco are the main activities in these two marinas.

With some of the most delicious cuisine in Europe, we highly recommend sampling the local delicacies. Burrida is a traditional fish stew; perfect with a glass of local white wine. As well as superb seafood, Sardinia is also well known for its fantastic meat dishes – don’t leave the island without trying the spit-roasted suckling pig!

If you fancy a little more action (and even better views), hiking is a fantastic activity here. There is so much to explore, from the granite mountains and rugged countryside, to the startlingly beautiful beaches. Liscia Ruja beach, is a hotspot for surfers and windsurfers. Horse riding is also very popular. Why not organise an excursion in the countryside or along the beach at sunset!

For the culture vultures, head to Arzachena and Olbia to discover the mystical ancient history of Sardinia. The quaint village San Pantaleo also offers an opportunity to experience a piece of Sardinian culture with the regular “feste” and vibrant markets that are held during summer.

Time Zone

GMT + 1hour



Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping Suggestions

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

In general, the climate on Sardinia is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild, however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.

Click here for Temperature & Rainfall Charts.

Driving/Parking Info

There are some important rules of the road:

  • Traffic drives on the RIGHT.
  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your driver's license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • It is compulsory for the driver and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and seat belts must be worn in the back where they are fitted. Children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways. Speeding fines: Euros 30 - 300.
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked "biglietti" before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0, 05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking -

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying "Zona a traffico limitato".
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use.
  • Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard.
  • In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.


  • San Pantaleo 5km
  • Arzachena 9km
  • Porto Cervo 18km
  • Porto Rotondo 23km
  • Pslsu 24km
  • Olbia Airport 29km
  • Santa Teresa di Gallura 45km
  • Pevero Golf Club 17km
  • Cannigione port 11km
  • Beach: Portisco 10km

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.


  • Welcome dinner.
  • Welcome grocery.
  • Concierge - available daily over the phone from 10am to 7pm.
  • On-site Estate Manager.
  • Daily cleaning 4 hours a day.
  • Change of all linen twice a week.
  • Change of bed linen once a week.
  • Taxes, VAT.
  • Electricity and water consumption.
  • Wireless broadband access.

Extra Services

  • Gas.
  • Wood.
  • Extra cleaning.
  • Personal laundry.
  • Ironing EUR 25 per hour.
  • Extra linen changing EUR 14 per bed.
  • Extra towel changing EUR 19 per bed.

  • Check-in can only be arranged from 5pm to 8pm.
  • In order to book the property we require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • The staff will assist you with your laundry requests (at extra cost). 
  • The Concierge is complimentary if all services are provided by A&K and managed by the local staff.
  • Upon paying the balance guests will be required to guarantee an additional amount called the APA, an Advanced Provisioning Allowance. This amount depends on the length of the lease and, where not otherwise indicated, is 10% of the rental fee (based on the gross rental price). The Guests can pay this amount either via bank wire or with credit card. The APA will be used to cover utilities and expenses not included in the rental amount. If no extra services are agreed (via email or any written form), the amount will be refunded in its entirety. If guests require a service and then cancel it, they still remain responsible and any costs deducted from the APA.
  • All services which are purchased while at the properties and not at the time of booking, will be subject to an increase of 10% plus current VAT (for local taxes) with respect to the prices previously quoted.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Tennis Court
  • TV
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer


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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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