A Mandria

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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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Experience some of Corsica’s most stunning scenery from this charming village home in the beautiful Balagne region. Here you are surrounded by incredible mountain landscapes yet it’s only twenty minutes from the glistening beaches of the Mediterranean.

Meaning bergerie in Corsican, A Mandria was formerly a sheepfold, the origins of which can be seen in the characterful kitchen and dining area. The house was designed by the owner, an architect, with great love and care and he has created a welcoming holiday home with four air-conditioned bedrooms, each with their own bath or shower room.  

Authentic materials have been used to retain the period charm of the interiors whilst teak decking has helped to create terraces for al-fresco dining and relaxing in the sun. The inviting swimming pool is a delight, especially with such mesmerising mountain and village views of which you will never tire.

Wander into the village and you will find a boulangerie, small grocery store and two simple restaurants, one of which belongs to the owner’s lovely hotel, a 19th-century family palazzu; be sure to ask for a tour of the old chapel, original kitchens and impressive Napoleon III salon. You can also the family winery in the village to sample their excellent wines which are highly regarded in the area.

With such incredible landscapes around you, there are some magnificent walking trails both from the village and beyond in the Balagne countryside. Discover idyllic perched villages such as Speloncato, Pigna and Sant'Antonino. Make the most of the glorious scenery with horse-riding, rock-climbing and even paragliding across this spectacular region.

Yet despite this rural idyll, the sparkling seas of the Mediterranean aren’t far with northern Corsica’s wonderful coastline within a thirty-minute drive. Visit Calvi and L'Île-Rousse for relaxed lunches by the sea, discover beaches with white sand and crystal-clear water and take a boat excursion to the incredible Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whether gazing out towards the mountains from your terrace and swimming pool or exploring the villages, towns and beaches, this is the ultimate Balagne experience in northern Corsica, an island also known as l'île de beauté.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only
  • If travelling with family or friends, book another one of the owner’s houses on the other side of the village, A Balagna, with four bedrooms, air-conditioning and a private swimming pool

Property Features

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

Villa Interiors (130m2)

Ground Floor (accessed via a few steps from the parking area)


- Living area with doors opening up to the terrace
- Kitchen and dining area, including dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and coffee machine
- Double bedroom (160cm x 190cm) and bathroom with WC
- Twin bedroom (80cm x 190cm each, can be made into double) with shower room
- WC
- Laundry room 

First Floor

- Double bedroom (140cm x 190cm) and shower room with WC
- Double bedroom (160cm x 190cm) and bathroom with WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (4m x 3m, depth: 1.5m) with safety gate
- Sun terrace with sun loungers
- Terrace for al-fresco dining
- Charcoal BBQ
- Enclosed private parking with some steps to house

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms)
- Heating
- Cable TV
- DVD player
- Hi-Fi system
- Telephone
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of A Mandria
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 Mandria enjoys a spectacular location in a mountain village in the Balagne countryside, an incredible region of mountainous landscapes, delightful villages and rolling hills.

The heart of the village only a short walk away where you will find a bakery, small grocery shop and a couple of simple village restaurants. One of these little restaurants is part of the owner’s village hotel, a charming 19th-century palazzu – make sure you ask for a tour of the old chapel, the original kitchen with its grand chimney and the beautiful salon. You can also visit the family’s own winery in the village which produces highly regarded wines.

There’s a lovely walking trail from the village up to the ‘Falcunaghja’ (House of the Bandits), from where you can enjoy the marvellous views. Indeed, the Balagne countryside offers a wealth of marked walking trails, some of which connect some of the wonderful villages dotted across the region. There is also horse-riding, golf, rock-climbing and even para-gliding nearby.

Sant'Antonino (10km) is one of the villages which is featured on many walking routes, one of Corsica’s oldest villages and now classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Wander along the steep lanes and find a restaurant where you can enjoy good Corsican food with mesmerising views. Pigna (12km) is also full of charm and features some lovely artisan shops selling local ceramics. There is a great community of artists and musicians across the village; look out for concerts in the village where you can listen to traditional Corsican chants.

Other incredibly beautiful Balagne villages include Speloncato (8km), Corbara (12km) and Lumio (16km) with its weekly market on a Wednesday morning. There is a walking path from Lumio leading to the abandoned village of Occi, yet another spot for panoramic vistas of the breathtaking scenery around you.

Drive along winding lanes, passing spectacular vistas, and within around 15km you will reach L'Île-Rousse, a charming seaside town. Visit the covered market, wander through the picturesque lanes filled with traditional restaurants and pretty shops, stop for a coffee on the main square as old men play boules then enjoy lunch in one of the beachside cafes. It’s not a huge town but there is always a lovely and relaxed ambience.

There are some wonderful beaches along this stretch of the Balagne coastline. Plage de Bodri is particularly beautiful or discover further coves and summer beach cafes all the way up to Algajola and Calvi. You will find a good range of watersports in both L'Île-Rousse and Calvi and you will also find scuba-diving, sea kayaks, windsurfing and snorkelling in Algajola (20km). In the other direction, Ostriconi beach (25km) is one of Corsica’s wildest beaches with white sands and grassy dunes, accessed via a remote and steep path.

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 is a very popular town to visit with its large sandy beach, historic citadel, atmospheric marina and a great choice of lovely restaurants and cafes with amazing sea or mountain views wherever you look. From Calvi you can take a boat trip out to the Scandola Reserve on Corsica’s west coast, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Calvi

(25km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bastia

(80km)

Nearest Ferry Port L'Île-Rousse/Calvi

(15km/26km)

Nearest Village

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant

(500m)

Nearest Supermarket

(14km)

Nearest Shop

(500m)

Nearest Town/City L'Île-Rousse/Calvi

(15km/25km)

Nearest Beach Plage de L'Île-Rousse

(15km)

Nearest Golf Golf Reginu

(12km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This incredible region is a delight for families who love the great outdoors with many walking trails for varying abilities, rock climbing for older kids, horse-riding and even donkey rides in beautiful Sant'Antonino.

Heading down to the coast, you will find a great range of watersports in Calvi, Algajola and L'Île-Rousse with jet-skiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing as well as diving and snorkelling along the Balagne coast.

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. It departs every hour or two and can get very busy in the height of the summer but children will be so excited by the journey.

You can also head to Calvi marina to take a boat excursion to the Scandola Nature Reserve on the west coast of Corsica, now a UNESCO World Heritage site which is only accessible by boat or hiking.

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
  • 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):

- 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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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

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.
Changeover day Saturday (mid-June to mid-September) or flexible at other times.
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-June to mid-September, 3 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Yes, except in the bedrooms.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
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
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - £2,888
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 - - - £3,301
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - £3,610
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £3,301
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - £2,888
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - - £2,269
Sep 19th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £796 £1,072 £1,349 £1,857
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £531 £715 £899 £1,238
Oct 3rd 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 £398 £536 £675 £929
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 £398 £536 £675 £929
Mar 26th 2021 - May 1st 2021 £531 £715 £899 £1,238
May 1st 2021 - Jun 5th 2021 £796 £1,072 £1,349 £1,857
Jun 5th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - - £2,269
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 - - - £2,888
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 7th 2021 - - - £3,301
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 - - - £3,610
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - £3,301
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - £2,888
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 - - - £2,269
Sep 18th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 £796 £1,072 £1,349 £1,857
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £531 £715 £899 £1,238
Oct 2nd 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 £398 £536 £675 £929

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - €3,010
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 - - - €3,440
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - €3,763
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €3,440
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - €3,010
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - - €2,365
Sep 19th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €830 €1,106 €1,383 €1,935
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €553 €738 €922 €1,290
Oct 3rd 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 €415 €553 €692 €968
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 €415 €553 €692 €968
Mar 26th 2021 - May 1st 2021 €553 €738 €922 €1,290
May 1st 2021 - Jun 5th 2021 €830 €1,106 €1,383 €1,935
Jun 5th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - - €2,365
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 - - - €3,010
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 7th 2021 - - - €3,440
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 - - - €3,763
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - €3,440
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - €3,010
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 - - - €2,365
Sep 18th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 €830 €1,106 €1,383 €1,935
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €553 €738 €922 €1,290
Oct 2nd 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 €415 €553 €692 €968

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - $3,385
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 - - - $3,869
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - $4,231
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $3,869
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - $3,385
Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - - $2,660
Sep 19th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $933 $1,209 $1,486 $2,176
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $622 $806 $991 $1,451
Oct 3rd 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 $467 $605 $743 $1,088
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 $467 $605 $743 $1,088
Mar 26th 2021 - May 1st 2021 $622 $806 $991 $1,451
May 1st 2021 - Jun 5th 2021 $933 $1,209 $1,486 $2,176
Jun 5th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - - $2,660
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 - - - $3,385
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 7th 2021 - - - $3,869
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 - - - $4,231
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - $3,869
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - $3,385
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 - - - $2,660
Sep 18th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 $933 $1,209 $1,486 $2,176
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $622 $806 $991 $1,451
Oct 2nd 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 $467 $605 $743 $1,088

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

Reviews

  • We had a fab time

    Posted by Lynda on 17/07/2019

    Very nice outside areas choice of sitting/eating places. Pool fantastic and having wonderful views a great place to spend time relaxing.

    Villa very nice but. As we were a group of 8 adults we found the kitchen a little too small and lacking workspace. Probably fine for families though. Bedrooms comfortable and air conditioned a bonus given the heatwave. We had a fab time and enjoyed our stay there.

  • Séjour magnifique

    Posted by Marianne on 25/06/2018

    Toutes les composantes pour un séjour magnifique.

    Bien située, loin de l'agitation du bord de mer, j'ai apprécié le calme et l'environnement de cette propriété. La maison est très propre et bien équipée, la piscine un véritable plus. La région est magnifique, parsemée de petits villages authentiques...superbes.

    Merci également à la propriétaire pour son accueil chaleureux.

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