We enjoyed our week at Villa Vittoria very much. We were a party of 6 adults and two children aged 2 & 4. We hired cars at the airport and were met on our arrival in Alghero by Signore Bardino Snr, who then drove ahead to lead us to the villa. Our first glimpse was on the approach down the lanes from the main road....there was the beautiful ochre coloured villa high up on the hillside. On arrival we were given a tour of the villa and were told that Mauro would visit in a day or two. The sleeping accommodation was ideal for our family. One couple in the ground floor double bedroom, our daughter, husband and two children in the 3 bedrooms on the first floor and my husband and I in the spacious double room on the second floor with panoramic views across the valley from the balcony. All were nicely furnished and had en-suite showers and everywhere was very clean and tastefully decorated. Our granddaughters love playing in the bath at the end of the day so it would have been nice to have at least one bath in the property, however that’s a minor point. The water flow in the showers wasn’t great, and on the first two days the water was hot for the first people to take their showers, but didn’t last for everyone. I think that it was due to the fact that, unusually, the weather was rather cloudy and so the solar power wasn’t sufficient. All windows have mosquito screens and shutters and there’s an air conditioning unit in each bedroom. We slept very well. The downstairs living room was fine, although we did feel that some of the furnishings in the lounge and on the patio could do with some TLC or replacing. For such a beautiful villa it seemed a shame that the wicker chairs and sofas looked a little tatty. The terrace area was large with an oval table and chairs to seat 10 plus a barbecue area. Steps lead down from the terrace to the pool, where we spent a lot of our time. There are plenty of sun loungers with mattresses and a clever 3-in-1 parasol. There is a jacuzzi section at one end of the pool but it wasn’t working properly, however, it provided an ideal “children’s pool” for our 4 year old granddaughter. The pool lights weren’t working so we didn’t have a swim after dark. The kitchen was functional with a table and chairs for 6 people, although we ate outside every day. Two high chairs for the little one were provided, one inside and one out. There were two minor irritations......a very cheap toaster which took ages to do 2 slices of toast.....in a villa which sleeps 10, it would be nice to have a four slice modern toaster. We also had problem with the dishwasher for the first few days as it was leaving some crockery soiled. A previous hirer had used loose powder in it instead of dishwasher tabs, and the salt compartment was almost empty, as was the rinse-aid. As a result, we found that all the crockery was coated in a residue of powder and remained so for the first couple of washes, the crockery didn’t come out clean, requiring us to hand wash it all. However, having filled up the salt compartment with almost a full bag, and replenished the rinse-aid and bought some tabs we eventually got it working ok. It is maybe something that the owners could check between hires. All in all, we would not let these few niggles prevent us from booking the villa again as it is in a really lovely position just outside the main town of Alghero, where there are plenty of shops and restaurant. You do need a car to get around though. Parking is easy and cheap in the town, near the harbour and seafront. We found a lovely beach, Maria Pia, about 15 minutes away, and could park on the road there free for the day.