LE MANOIR, 4 STORY STONE MANSION BUILT FOR A COUNT IN 1519

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LE MANOIR, 4 STORY STONE MANSION BUILT FOR A COUNT IN 1519

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Estate, 7 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Le Manoir (the Manor House), a vacation rental, is a semi-fortified lodge built for a count in 1519 in the picturesque mountain village of Bastelica on the Island of Corsica.

The house is a romantic four-story, stone structure, complete with chestnut beams and turret staircase. It has been tastefully restored by owner and host, Babette Landau, an artist/designer.

Le Manoir overlooks the village of Bastelica, where Babette’s family has lived for six centuries. The house and grounds provide a wonderful base for groups to enjoy the incredible natural beauty and romance of Corsica. In the village one can hike on mountain pathways, or wander through romantic walkways that have remained unchanged since the middle ages. Enjoy a quiet and peaceful time in a place of history.

One is surrounded by the smell of jasmine and mint and the Corsican maquis.

Time is kept for the village by the church bell on the village square. Healthy country French cuisine is prepared by Babette’s sister, chef Silviane (optional). Meals are taken in the Grand Salon or on the patio surrounded by the Manoir’s orchard. There is fresh bread from the village produced daily.

About the island of Corsica

Corsica is located about 100 miles south of Nice, France, and 100 miles west of the Italian Riviera. It is the birthplace of Napoleon (his mother, Letizia, is said to have slept at Le Manoir). It's coastline Corsica, off the coast of France has white sand beaches and rocky coves. The Genoese built a series of signal towers that surround the island before they sold it to France in 1763. The island's center is dominated by mountains as high as 10,000 feet with Bastelica being at 2,400 feet.

Corsica is one of the few unspoiled spots in Europe. The village of Bastelica is only 26 miles from the capitol city of Ajaccio and it's airport Campo del Oro. Narrow passages wing from neighborhood to neighborhood in this medieval village. The sound of mountain streams backdrop the sounds of chickens, goats and pigs that sometimes wander through the streets. The Church bell on the plaza marks the time.

Life is slow. Life is natural.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
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I am an artist painter, Interior designer and world traveler currently residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am of Corsican heritage and am related to most everyone in the village of Bastelica. I have 3 children. I sometimes lead artist retreats at the mansion. I have dual nationality with France and USA.

Because of my heritage, and I spent every summer there.

Hiking, relaxing, painting, swimming in the river, driving to the beaches, hiking to the mountain tops and plateau's and gardening, cooking, receiving friends, making jam etc.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Le Manoir, 4 Story Stone Mansion Built for a Count in 1519
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Le Manoir, 4 Story Stone Mansion Built for a Count in 1519
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Bastelica Corse du Sud
Quebec, Canada
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HOUSE OF CHARACTER

  • 5 of 5
We spent one week at Le Manoir with a group of 10 persons. We appreciated the warm welcome of Babette, the owner. We also enjoyed the location, not too far from Ajaccio, and really central to visit the country. We were able to go to Bonifacio as well as Porto and around. The Manoir is a really nice place with a lot of history and Babette kindly gave us many interesting details about its story. It is well equipped with confortable rooms and full equipped kitchen. We can recommend this property with no hesitation to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Le Manoir, 4 Story Stone Mansion Built for a Count in 1519
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296999vb
+1 4152252819
Bastelica Corse du Sud
5

AUTHENTIC CORSICAN MOUNTAIN RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely week chez Babette at Le Manoir. Babette explained that Le Manoir is a labor of love and it shows. She has thoughtfully preserved the history of this exceptional property while creating a warm, inviting home for herself and those privileged to stay there. Loaded with original features -- imposing ancient Chestnut beams and floors, an original staircase with frescoed walls, original painted french doors on the second floor, etc -- the house has been carefully restored to also provide modern conveniences (appliances, wifi, etc.).

Bastelica is a charming village only 30-45 minutes away from the beaches of Ajaccio. Although Corsica is known for the beach, the mountains (which are less crowded) offer spectacular scenery and their own special pleasures. Following a week at the beach, we greatly enjoyed our time swimming in a crystal clear (cold!) river pool above the village, floating down a mountain stream on a canyoning trip, and exploring an adventure park in nearby Vizzavona.

Babette was incredibly welcoming and kind. We would highly recommend this property to our friends who are looking to experience a slice of history. For ourselves, we hope to return some day soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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close to a river, can hike to mountains and waterfalls

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season July - August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Low Season September -October
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
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Amenities

Bastelica Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • spelunking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • hunting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Outside wood burning bread oven with seating area, orchard, 4000 meters squared of orchard, hammock, plum pear apple
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