My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights as part of our 2-week tour of the north of Sardinia. We'd been at a previous agriturismo so kind of knew what to expect - plus this one was recommended to us! So glad we took the booking.
On arrival, up the steep hill and into the car park. It was ramshackle and dusty but this was all part of the charm. We were greeted by the dogs straight away! One golden labrador/retriever and one super lovely black mongrel - they followed us the whole time and were so adorable.
We were in one of the houses in 'the forest of cork' and one of the employees took his car and we followed him past the horses, the stables, the rabbits, the chickens and hens, up the hill to the houses. There were several houses here but we were only one of a few that were habited - so it was muchos quiet at night!
The first night we went to Aggius to eat - what a quiet little village with only one restaurant from what we could see! The pizzeria was full and really good - the price of the meal was so ridiculously cheap! And then we popped upstairs on the main street for a drink in the local. Very sleepy place, nice people though.
Next day while driving through Aggius, we saw a sign to a small lake and thought we'd investigate - we saw the same sign from the fence at the back of the houses in the agriturismo but couldn't find where it led. We were nosey...
We went down to the lake and came across an old man who was working as the local tour guide - who'd previously worked in Perth and Aberdeen! Incredible! We spoke to him for a while, he told us about the area and Il Muto (the bandit) and how family members are still living nearby. He was really charming and very interesting to listen to.
We spent some time by the pool and the little black scratchy dog (Muschita she was called - little fly) followed us too for some rays. The pool was quiet and it was just getting a little cool to sit out, but nice enough.
Second night we ate in the agriturismo and we couldn't fault it at all - huge and very delicious! We'd already been spoiled at the previous agriturismo so couldn't help comparing them both. We felt the Saltara just won in the food stakes, but the Muto was great for charm and for the cute dogs waiting outside for a piece of chocolate cake...
We'd love to go back. Oh... and we even bought 6 bottles of their mirto sent to us only a few months ago, very easy transaction, thoroughly recommend it!