Ecological farmstay L’Oasi del Cervo in Arbus
One of the best places to stay in this area is definitely the Agriturismo L’Oasi del Cervo in Arbus. L’Oasi del Cervo litterally means “Oasis of the deer”, the wild deer (Cervus elephus corsicanus) still lives in this area.
The completely ecological farmhouse is situated in a beautiful natural setting of hills covered with herbs and of huge views of the mountains of the Arcuentu chain on one side and the sea and beaches of the Costa Verde, including Piscinas on the other side.
About the origins of the farm and the remarkable story of the owners Angela and Giuseppe take a look at the end of this article.
The last few years I have been coming there pretty regularly with groups of hikers to eat and sleep, fellow guides have already been coming for quite some time with their groups, and we are very fond of this special place and the owners of the farmhouse. It has become almost self-evident that everyone is always very satisfied.
It is also an ideal starting point for individual travellers as from here you can undertake numerous excursions in the beautiful surroundings.
The views from the terrace and all around are huge, the food is excellent and the rooms are spacious, with wooden furniture, they all have a private shower and toilet and are heated. Not in the last place the special atmosphere is also cultivated by the goats and kids running around loose here in large numbers.
This time we were there for the first time in the winter, it was an oasis of peace. The first day it was beautiful weather, in the evening under the full moon high above us the goats were passing by, shrouded in the mist, and we witnessed a beautiful sunset.
Upon our arrival, Giuseppe had already made a fire in the wood oven so that the radiator in the room was nice and warm. After a nice hot shower we were ready for dinner, that we enjoyed with our hosts. After the antipasti of home made sausage, cheese and pickled veggies, we got a solid minestrone with vegetables and lentilles, and then delicious braised pork meat, all this accompanied with a glass of red wine and finished with freshly baked cookies and a fruit salad. The porc meat of their own freeroaming pigs can’t be compared with what you buy in the supermarket, as for taste and texture it was somewhere in between wild boar and beef. We aren’t such big meat eaters, but if a pig has been freely roaming around for 5 years, digging up the soil and rolling in the mudd, and then eventually is slaughtered we don’t mind tasting some of it.
fter a nightcap in front of the wood fire it was bedtime, everyone had to get up early the next day, we had to continue to Cagliari, Giuseppe had to take care of the goats and Angela had to continue the activities around the slaughtered pig.
We look forward to coming back soon to enjoy some more of their wonderful hospitality.