Twenty minutes from northern Sardinia’s sandy beaches, in a mountain village famed for weaving, an 18th-century family house to make you feel at home. It’s set in a tree-filled garden near the village museum, bright geraniums spilling from cast-iron balconies against a tall stone façade. Inside has a country feel with big fires, terracotta tiles and local rugs, and walls of chunky granite hewn from nearby hills. But there’s period elegance in the antique chests, ornate lamps, carved mirrors and white walls of the family apartments; these come with kitchenettes and balconies for sunset drinks. Views tumble over cork oaks and rocky outcrops, and a maze of boulders in ‘Moon Valley’ below. Milan-based owner Maria Cristina may greet you in summer; otherwise a friendly housekeeper looks after the property. The village’s high position gives cool relief from Sardinian summers, but there’s a terrace for soaking up sun. Aggius is an intriguing village with tapestry, carpets, gold filigree, hot springs, horse riding and quiet, star-filled nights.