|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This magnificent luxury Corsican villa overlooks Palombaggia beach, close to the trendy town of Porto Vecchio, and sits on a quiet hillside, surrounded by stunning scenery and unrivalled sea views. Villa Palombaggia sleeps up to ten guests in five en-suite bedrooms, finished to the highest standards and offering five star facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, modern gymnasium, cinema room and two hot tubs.
There's an outdoor activity area in the shade of centuries old olive trees, which includes a childrenâ€™s play area, boules pitch and bar. The vast living spaces are refreshingly modern and offer a wonderful lounge area with a full entertainment system and a superbly equipped modern kitchen and dining area, perfect for family and friends to gather in and enjoy each other's company!
Adding to the charm of the place, a fabulous collection of paintings and vintage model aeroplanes and boats decorate the property. The large outdoor pool with stunning views creates a real â€˜wowâ€™ factor too! Carefully designed to work within the natural surroundings and complete with comfortable loungers it may well be as far as you wish to ever travel from the villa! However, if you're looking for a day soaking up the endless Corsican sunshine at the beach, just a short walk from the villa is one of Europeâ€™s most secluded and stunning beaches; â€˜Palombaggiaâ€™. Recently named by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 10 beaches in Europe, the beach is praised for its clear turquoise waters and outstanding scenery.There are excellent restaurants and bars on Palombaggia beach just a short walk from the villa, as well as fabulous restaurants in the nearby chic town of Porto Vecchio serving fresh fish and local Corsican specialities including several gastronomic restaurants and one of Europe's leading night club venues!
The historic towns of Bonifacio, with its fashionable boutiques and trendy bars and restaurants, is within easy driving distance, while the mountainous region of Corsica makes for a great alternative day out to the beach and has various interesting activities on offer and some breathtakingly beautiful walks.
Palombaggia Beach has sun-loungers, speed boats, jets skis, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing dinghies, all available to hire. In Porto Vecchio, numerous companies offer a variety of sizes of boats to hire including skippered and bare-boat charter (depending on level of competency and qualifications) to explore the stunning archipelago of Cerbicale, the attractive uninhabited small islands off the Gulf of Porto Vecchio or even venture across the waters to Northern Sardinia! Fishing trips can also be arranged from the marina.
Scenic helicopter rides can also be organised from Porto Vecchio. There are several companies that offer horse riding near to Palombaggia. Try early morning canters along the beach, swimming with the horses in the sea, a leisurely stroll in the evening in the eucalyptus and pine forests or a more challenging hike into the mountains. Private or group horse riding lessons can also be arranged.
Nearby, you'll also find Ospedale Forest, a beautifully scenic mountainous area to the north of Porto Vecchio, with stunning views over the port, the valley and the Gulf. The forest also offers canyoning, tree top adventuring (featuring high rope courses, zip wires, tree-walking and hiking, with 3 different levels of difficulty starting with children over the age of 3), mountain biking and quad biking for the more adventurous! Or just take a walk through the forest or alongside the vast mountain lake of the Barrage de Lâ€™Ospedale and take in the wonderful views and enjoy the nature.
There is also a more challenging 90 minute hike to an impressive 60 meter waterfall, Piscia di Gallo. Try a round of golf at the magnificent Sperone Golf Course, about an hour's drive from the villa. Designed by the great Robert Trent Jones Senior, he described the 12th tee as the most beautiful in the world and the 16th hole has a nautical challenge not to be missed. The course is often referred to as the â€˜Pebble Beach of Europeâ€™ and is a test for the very best golfer.The villa sleeps 10 guests.
- Private chef and hostess - Daily housekeeping and concierge service - Welcome pack including champagne, wine, local charcuterie, cheeses and essentials - Airport transfers and car rental can be arranged
- Heated outdoor swimming pool - Two outdoor hot tubs - Fully equipped gymnasium - Outdoor activity area including swings, climbing frame, slide, boules pitch and bar - Large dinning and relaxation terraces, sun loungers and BBQ - Cinema room - Large collection of DVDs - Wi-Fi throughout - Plasma screen, DVD, Bose iPod, stereo system in living area - Plasma screen, DVD, Bose iPod station in each bedroom - Air conditioning - L'Occitane bathroom products - Bathrobes, slippers and towels, hairdryer in each bedroom - Fresh flowers on arrivalFacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessAir conditioningJacuzzi/Hot tubWi-FiPets allowedAll bedrooms en-suiteGround floor bed & bathHeated PoolGym/fitness roomGames roomIndoor gamesOutdoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingCaretaker/owner lives on siteExtrasOn site conciergeMaid service includedChef/Cook includedBreakfast includedFully cateredBabysitting service available (at extra cost)