Planning a holiday to Sardinia? Forget the Emerald Coast, Bosa is a beautiful little town that boasts miles of rolling countryside, beautiful riverside cafés and delicious seafood.
And if you’re looking for somewhere truly special to stay, try the Locanda il Melograno. Privately owned, these little bungalows are almost too good to be true – and are surprisingly good value.
Perched high up in the valley, and surrounded by olive trees and terracotta mountains, this place is like nowhere on earth. Apart from the gentle hum of crickets, and the distance sound of a tractor, there is nothing but silence stretching for miles.
Just three bungalows make up the accommodation, and they are strategically placed to provide stunning views of the River Temo. Bedrooms are bright and breezy, with several windows overlooking the valley.
Each comes with a double or twin bed, a sofa, a private bathroom with shower facilities and a gorgeous little patio with table and chairs.
How to get there
Be warned, it’s a fairy steep climb, so if you have bags and suitcases be sure to jump in a taxi. It will only take 5 minutes, but you’ll be glad you did!
Walking to the centre of Bosa takes 10-15 minutes from the bungalows, and they are currently in the process of building a more direct route, which would cut this time in half.
Hiring a bicycle is also a good idea and will enable you to visit Bosa Marina and explore the colourful medieval town.
Rooms cost as little as €30 per night in low season (€40 in high season), including breakfast, which is served on a peaceful terrace overlooking the valley. Don’t forget to try out the restaurant at night. It attracts visitors from all over Bosa and it certainly lives up to its reputation. The seafood is to die for!