|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The seaside region of Balagne is the most beautiful in Corsica, much more authentic, less crowded and overbuilt then the south of the island.
It has crystal clear beaches like in the Caribbean, high mountain's like the Swiss Alps and medieval hilltop villages like in Italy.
The Balagne area is also called the garden of Corsica with it's beautiful oliver trees dating from the Roman time and it's production of oranges and lemons. With its medieval hilltop villages, the,Pigna music festival, San Antonino one of its most ancient towns, the Roman chapel in Lumio. Calenzana with the chapel of St Croix, the grand procession of St Restitude, it's music festival, the start of the GR20 trail, the convent of Alzipratu now the name of one of France best red and white wines, Lunghignano famous for its former oil mill, Moncale and the best honey of Corsica, Aregno and its almond fest, Cateri with it's Franciscan convent still inhabited by a religious order.
Calvi set between mountains and sea, its bars, restaurants, shops bordered by a protected and wild coast, numerous white sandy beaches and crystal turquoise waters like Ostriconi, Saleccia, Bodri, Revellata surended with a beautiful and unspoiled nature.
The forest of Bonifato, the wine growing region, the wild scenery of the Agriates desert, local bio markets, and rich history of the region.
You can have lunch and dinner on a 45m2 terrace crafted in teak, with barbecue and panoramic view, or beside the 5m x 10m pool among the olive and citrus trees. Parking on the premises,. Ping Pong table. Tennis court at 5mn from the property, golf course,The house is tranquil, romantic, perfect for a holiday with family or friends, you can either go swim in 10 minutes on a beautiful white sandy beach or take a dip in the stream near the house. Many great local and fish restaurants are available in the area, it's possible to buy fresh fish directly to the fishermen. Walking Corsica's GR20 high mountain start's in Calenzana, the olive oil festival is in Montegrosso every summer, vineyard tours are possible all year and many water sports are proposed on the different beautiful beaches in the region.
Some of the beaches with incredible crystal clear blue water and completely unspoiled nature are not crowded in the summer and we are happy to share those beautiful sites with our guests every year.
Visting by boat the reserve of Scandola (protected by the Unesco) is a must, the Fango stream (Unesco protected) with its pink and blue rock swimming pools is fantastic.
Other Activities: Sailing, hiking, wind-surfing, scuba diving, night club etc...
It has taken me ages to get around to writing this review but I was committed to doing so because we had a wonderful time at the villa. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something a little different. The drive from Calvi is only 20 minutes and means that you get away from the crowds. We visited in April which meant we swam in the heated pool whilst enjoying the view of the snow-covered mountains. Spectacular!
At one point there were 8 us staying and the house still felt spacious. We had such a nice time enjoying our meals on the terrace with a brand new BBQ! The owners were charming and helpful and very attentive to our needs.
I couldn't recommend this beautiful (the owner's father is a famous architect and you can tell!) and well maintained house more.
Wonderful location near the picturesque village of Calenzana in the foothills of the mountains with great views but only a few minutes from the beach at Calvi. After touring all the area of La Balagne we thought this one of the best locations. The stone architecture, huge bedrooms, heated pool and lovely gardens all contribute to a sublime experience.The house is beautifully finished and was clean and well-equipped with excellent kitchen facilities, perfect for self-catering.
We also used the BBQ and sat out on the terrace to eat most nights. The people in the village were very friendly, the lady in the small grocer shop opposite the bar arranged for the breadvan to stop outside the gate of the villa every morning on its way into the village so we got first choice of the crossiants delivered to our door. The region is very scenic and unspoilt "like the Cote D'Azur 50 years ago" and perfect for walking, climbing, picnics and swimming. We were a party of 3 couples and a child and would love to have this holiday all over again. The weather in October was perfect.
location: stunning views, about 15min drive from the very touristy Calvi. Technically on the edge of a small town which has a few shops for necessities. Great spot to do a morning trip into calvi or beach for a few hours, then retreat in the heat of the day to fabulous air-con and sensational pool. The view of the mountains is not done justice in the photos. Breathtaking.
The place itself it lovely, finished to a high level.
Owners are very helpful and relaxed and have great suggestions on what to do and see (the rock pool swimming is a must!).
We had friends staying in a twonhouse in Calvi which was more expensive and nowhere near as good. If you need to be in the heart of things then perhaps Calvi is the way to go - but if you want to relax in a far more beautiful spot a simple drive away this is it!
We had a wonderful week on Corsica in this house.
On the outskirts of a charming hillside village, this residence allows you to feel like a local. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and comfortable. The amenities are first rate and the heated pool got a good deal of use.
With 6 adults, the fact that each couple had their own space and bathroom was a big selling point. The house was truly a home-away-from-home with everything that we required for a comfortable stay.
Calvi and it's airport are only short drive away, this is the perfect place for a getaway.
I'd like to thank our host for making our stay so enjoyable.
This Villa is perfectly located sitting on the edge of a small hiltop village,
on a lovely rural setting yet within minutes of several villages and very beautiful Calvi and its citadel. Set within its own ground in a peaceful location, we stayed one week in this villa and it was fantastic,The house is well placed for shops,restaurants and beaches only at 15 minutes, in particular the Pain de Sucre were we went twice.The house is tastefully
decorated, spotless with all amenities, and the air conditioning was very helpful, the pool water quality was verified twice a week, and we enjoyed having a tv set in every bedrooms. The garden was exquisite and we had a great time with the barbecue eating and driking local product on the terrace with the incredible view. Elisabeth was very helpful but not intrusive and i want to thanks her for her very warm welcome, the corsican people in the village were very nice, we highly recommend this house.
AIRPORTS AND FERRIES:
The airport at 15 minutes from the house is Calvi Sainte Catherine or Bastia at one hour and a half drive is another solution.
You can search for charter flights from every UK airports between April and October direct to Bastia.
Search the Internet for Thomsonfly, holiday options, charter flights.The ferries company are SNCM or Corsica ferries from Marseille Toulon Nice to Calvi, IleRousse or Bastia. Also Livourno
There are flights on saturday from Gatwick with
Easy Jet direct to Nice in the morning with a correspondance Nice Calvi in the afternoon with Air Corsica (aircorsica.com). The flight Nice Calvi takes 30 minutes. The House is at 15 mn from Calvi Airport.
Bastia Airport is at one hour and a half drive from the house.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
When the rental has been confirmed by the client, the owner will send a contract in duplicate, one of which should be returned to the owner with a 30% reservation deposit to be paid by bank transfer (bank charges to be responsibility of the client) and the balance 8 weeks before arrival. A returnable deposit of 1500 Euros will be required on arrival against damage to fixtures and fittings.