Welcome to Is Cheas, a world of tastes and of well-being.
Is cheas is a working family owned smallholding and a sustainable and eco-friendly “agriturismo” whose philosophy is to be in complete harmony with nature and the environment.
The concept of Agriturismo is a quintessential Italian invention. Inspired from a custom started by the ancient Romans, where entire families would retire to their country estates and spend summers immersed in the rural idyll, taking part in simple farming activities as a way to unwind from the stresses of running the Roman Empire. Today’s Agriturismi , are working farms, welcoming tourists from all over the world, who come to experience firsthand the life of the Italian smallholding, which remains to this day pristine and untouched by modern industrial farming methods, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a natural environment offering a unique window into a lost world.
Immersed in fertile greenery of the Valle dei Giganti di Monte Prama (literally the Valley of the Giants), Is Cheas is nestled between the gorgeous beaches of the Sinis coast on the western seaboard of Sardinia, one of the true wonders of the Mediterranean, and Montiferru, (literally Iron Mountain) a long spent volcano massif, whose ancient activity is largely responsible for the fertility of the soil and the characteristic lusciousness of its vegetation.
Is Cheas is designed to be an oasis, a place to unplug and break from your daily life, exactly as those ancient Romans intended. It is built using only eco-friendly building materials and methods and uses only renewable energy like solar or biomass, that produce next to no CO2 emissions.
A stay in our authentic Sardinian pastoral bungalows, the Pinettas is in itself an experience not to be missed. Built around a wooden frame supporting a basalt stone structure, they mingle the modern and traditional by using the ancient Sardinian method of insulating dwellings, by lining the insides of the walls with a layer of goat wool, which maintains the bungalow cool in summer and warm in winter, with minimal use of air conditioning or central heating (which is of course provided for you, not that you’ll need it!)
But of course Italy being Italy, beyond relaxing by our poolside, playing with our animals, trying your hand at smallholding, or letting us help you organise excursions to the beach or the gorgeous surrounding countryside and picturesque villages, one of the central delights of any stay with us at Is Cheas is the food. The driving philosophy behind our approach is of course farm to table, and the only option we give you is seasonal, locally sourced products of superior quality, mostly from our own garden. This unparalleled raw material is then placed in the capable hands of our Chef, one of the region’s most respected up and coming young Chefs. His one and only task is creating the typical dishes that make Sardinian cooking one of the most celebrated regional cuisines in Italy.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Is Cheas and provide you an experience we know you’ll never forget.
Francesca e Juan