A Balagna

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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With views of rugged mountains and the village church from your glorious terrace, it’s easy to see why Corsica is known as l'île de beauté.

In the heart of Balagne, just on the edge of a characterful village, A Balagna is an architect’s house, designed with style and flair whilst making the most of the beautiful scenery. With air-conditioning throughout, four en suite bedrooms and a vast open-plan living-dining room with its contemporary kitchen, this holiday home is all about smart modern living in rustic surroundings. Gaze at the typical Balagne landscapes from the picture-book windows that flood light into the superb and spacious living room.

In the morning you can wander to the boulangerie in the village for pastries to enjoy with your morning coffee on the vast terrace with mountain and valley views, listening to the birds sing in this idyllic setting. Relax in the sun or dip into the heated swimming pool, followed by long al-fresco lunches in the shade of the covered terrace.

The local village also has a grocery store and a couple of small restaurants, including one at the villa owner’s hotel, a charming 19th-century family 'palazzu' where evening meals are served on the summer poolside terrace with panoramic views. Wine-lovers can also sample some of the owner’s excellent and well-regarded wines at their winery in the village.

In the very heart of the incredible Balagne, drive to other enchanting villages such as Speloncato, Pigna and Sant'Antonino (one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’), discover many magnificent hiking trails and head to the beautiful coastline with the sandy beaches between L'Île-Rousse and Calvi so near. Even in the heart of the mountains, the crystal-clear Mediterranean is never far away in this wonderful part of northern Corsica.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the nature of the terraces, open steps and grounds, please keep an eye on younger guests when relaxing or playing outside
  • It’s worth noting that a small part of the access road leading to the villa is unsurfaced
  • If travelling with family or friends, book another one of the owner’s houses on the other side of the village, A Mandria, with four air-conditioned bedrooms and a private swimming pool



Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV DVD Heating

Villa Interiors (164m2, one level)

-    Open-plan living and dining space with doors leading to terrace and swimming pool
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, gas hobs, electric oven, microwave, cafetière and coffee maker, toaster, mixer and kettle
-    Bedroom with king size bed (160cm) and en suite shower room. Access to pool terrace
-    Bedroom with king size bed (160cm) and en suite shower room. Access to pool terrace
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each, can be joined as a double) with en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each, can be joined as a double) with en suite shower room

Outside Grounds


-    Heated swimming pool (4x3m, depth: 1.5m) with retractable safety cover. Heated April, May, June, September and October
-    Covered al-fresco dining area
-    Charcoal BBQ
-    Enclosed and private parking
-    Electric gate
-    Grounds below the villa (via open-sided steps from terrace)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    Cable TV
-    DVD player
-    Safe
-    Hairdryer
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of A Balagna
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Paragliding
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A Balagna is set on the edge of a mountain village in northern Corsica, with other houses dotted nearby, surrounded by wonderful landscapes of rugged peaks, trees and pretty Balagne villages. This region is often referred to as the ‘Garden of Corsica’ with good reason.

You can walk into the village where you will find a small grocery store, a bakery and two small village restaurants, including one which belongs to the owner’s hotel where you can dine out on the terrace by the hotel's pool. There’s also an authentic osteria serving traditional Corsican fare on the edge of the village.

As well as the owner’s lovely hotel in the village, a 19th-century palazzu (ask for a tour of some of the original features), you can also visit the family winery which produces a delicious red, white and rosé wine, all of which are highly regarded in the area, part of the Vin de Corse-Calvi AOC.

You are incredibly well placed to visit other beautiful villages of the Balagne. Start with Speloncato (7km), dating back to Neolithic times, with its incredible views then wind back to Pigna (14km) with its ceramic and music traditions and Aregno (11km) with its pretty churches and annual almond festival.

Spend time exploring the old village of Sant'Antonino (12km), one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with steep narrow lanes and beautiful buildings. It’s a lovely place to stop for lunch with a couple of restaurants making the most of the glorious views towards the sea.

There are many walking trails across this region, some leading from A Balagna’s local village itself and others which link Balagne’s hilltop villages. One such example is the trail between Lumio (17km) and the abandoned village of Occi where you are rewarded with spectacular views over the countryside and sea.

The Balagne region also offers activities such as rock-climbing, canyoning, paragliding and horse-riding or even donkey treks around Sant'Antonino. There is also a superb golf course around twenty minutes away, Golf Reginu. You can of course find a wide range of watersports along the coast with the main centres in Calvi and Algajola offering jet-ski, kayaks, paddle boarding, sailing, snorkelling, diving and more.

Indeed, it’s only about 25 minutes to reach the coast where you will find beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear seas. Plage de Bodri (18km) is a lovely spot, as is Sant Ambroggio and the sandy beach with its watersports at Algajola, with many smaller coves and beaches backed by maquis and pine trees dotted inbetween. Heading east, the wild and remote Plage de L’Ostriconi enjoys a glorious setting at the beginning of the Désert des Agriates.

The nearest town, L'Île-Rousse (16km), is a charming seaside port where you can watch old men play boules on the main square, enjoy the town’s traditional or beachside cafes and restaurants and take a pleasant walk along the waterfront to the lighthouse. There’s always a lovely ambience in the town and it’s a great place to pick up produce from the covered market or shop in larger supermarkets.

There’s also the charming little train, U Trinichellu, which runs between Calvi and L'Île-Rousse via Algajola, stopping off at lovely beaches on the way.

Calvi (27km) is another wonderful town to visit for the day with its marina, beach, lovely old town and citadel and many pleasant restaurants and atmospheric bars. From the marina you can take boat excursions to visit the protected Scandola Reserve on the dramatic west coast, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Calvi

(26km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bastia

(82km)

Nearest Ferry Port L'Île-Rousse/Calvi

(16km/27km)

Nearest Village

(Within 1km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Within 1km)

Nearest Shop Small grocery store

(Within 1km)

Nearest Supermarket L'Île-Rousse

(15km)

Nearest Town/City L'Île-Rousse/Calvi

(16km/27km)

Nearest Beach Plage de l'Ile Rousse

(16km)

Nearest Golf Golf Reginu

(13km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are some wonderful walks for various abilities across the Balagne region, including some that families will love. You will also find canyoning, rock-climbing, donkey treks and horse-riding across this this incredible area which is a dream for children who love the outdoors.

There’s also a great range of watersports along the coast with centres in L'Île-Rousse, Calvi and Algajola, all within about half an hour. Water based activities include sailing, wind-surfing, sea kayaking, jet-skis, diving, snorkelling and more.

The beaches are wonderful for children, most with fine sand and gently shelving clear water. Along the coast between L'Île-Rousse and Calvi you will find a number of lovely spots, some easily accessible, others slightly harder to find backed by pine trees and Corsican maquis.

Another great trip out is on the little coastal train, U Trinichellu, which you can pick up in Calvi, L'Île-Rousse or any of the stops inbetween. It can get quite busy, especially in the height of the summer, but it will appeal to train lovers young and old and the views along the journey are wonderful.

From Calvi you can take a boat excursion which tours around the incredible Scandola Nature Reserve, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €600 paid via bank transfer or cash to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? No. The pool is only heated approximately April to end-October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday (mid-June to mid-September) or flexible at other times.
Minimum stay 7 nights (mid-June to mid-September) or 3 nights at other times.
Smoking Allowed? Yes, except in the bedrooms.
Pets welcome? Yes, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £541 £733 £925 £1,261
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £649 £879 £1,109 £1,513
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 £778 £1,055 £1,331 £1,816
May 30th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 £951 £1,289 £1,627 £2,219
Jun 26th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - £2,925
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - £3,933
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - £3,328
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - £2,925
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £562 £762 £962 £1,311
Oct 24th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £476 £645 £814 £1,110
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 19th 2021 £411 £557 £703 £958
Mar 19th 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 £541 £733 £925 £1,261
Apr 24th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £649 £879 £1,110 £1,513
May 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 £778 £1,055 £1,331 £1,816
May 29th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021 £951 £1,289 £1,627 £2,219
Jun 25th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 - - - £2,925
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 - - - £3,933
Aug 21st 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - £3,328
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - - - £2,925
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 £562 £762 £962 £1,311

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €576 €768 €960 €1,344
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €692 €922 €1,152 €1,613
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 €830 €1,106 €1,383 €1,935
May 30th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 €1,014 €1,352 €1,690 €2,365
Jun 26th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - €3,118
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - €4,193
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - €3,548
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - €3,118
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €599 €799 €999 €1,398
Oct 24th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €507 €676 €845 €1,183
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 19th 2021 €438 €584 €730 €1,022
Mar 19th 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 €576 €768 €960 €1,344
Apr 24th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €692 €922 €1,152 €1,613
May 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 €830 €1,106 €1,383 €1,935
May 29th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021 €1,014 €1,352 €1,690 €2,365
Jun 25th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 - - - €3,118
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 - - - €4,193
Aug 21st 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - €3,548
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - - - €3,118
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 €599 €799 €999 €1,398

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $623 $815 $1,007 $1,452
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $747 $978 $1,208 $1,743
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 $897 $1,173 $1,449 $2,091
May 30th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 $1,096 $1,433 $1,771 $2,556
Jun 26th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - $3,369
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - $4,530
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - $3,834
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - $3,369
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $648 $847 $1,047 $1,510
Oct 24th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $548 $717 $886 $1,278
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 19th 2021 $473 $619 $765 $1,104
Mar 19th 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 $623 $815 $1,007 $1,452
Apr 24th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $747 $978 $1,208 $1,743
May 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 $897 $1,173 $1,449 $2,091
May 29th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021 $1,096 $1,433 $1,771 $2,556
Jun 25th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 - - - $3,369
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 - - - $4,530
Aug 21st 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - $3,834
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - - - $3,369
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 $648 $847 $1,047 $1,510

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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