L’Huilerie

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Embrace the natural splendour of Haute-Corse, not far from the stunning Plage de l'Ostriconi, whilst staying at this authentic yet elegantly renovated villa, close to the charming village of Lama.

Set by a little stream with stone terraces and olive trees, L’Huilerie allows you to immerse yourself into Corsican country life with its beauty, wildlife, and mountainous landscapes. With a unique layout, a gorgeous lounge and dining area can be found on the main floor beneath the traditional stone vaulted ceiling and doors open out to stone terraces offering both sun and shade. Seven bedrooms are scattered across the upper and lower floor, most with air-conditioning and many with characterful features such as the old mill downstairs as well as exposed stone walls and sloping wood-beamed ceilings elsewhere.

A former olive mill dating back to the 18th century, find a relaxing spot by the little stream, listen out for the mooing of cows or head over to the 12m long swimming pool to cool off on warm summer days. Enjoy barbecues on the terrace with views of the olive trees and mountains in this remarkable and traditionally Corsican setting.

Yet despite this rural ambience, the villa is located just off the main road connecting L'Île-Rousse to Ponte Leccia, meaning that so many gems of northern Corsica can be reached by car. Start off by exploring gorgeous local villages including Lama, a five-minute drive away, with its Italian style architecture, sensational views and renowned Lama European Film Festival at the beginning of August.

It’s a walker’s paradise here whether hiking from Lama to Monte Asto, following the mule track to the beautiful village of Urtaca or discovering some of the glorious trails near Novella. Then there’s the 50km long coastal trail from the wild shores of Plage de l'Ostriconi, one of Corsica’s finest beaches, around 17km from your holiday home.

As you explore northern Corsica, soak up the charm of St Florent, buy award winning wines in the vineyards of Patrimonio or, slightly closer to home, enjoy the ambience of delightful L'Île-Rousse with its 18th and 19th century architecture, beachside restaurants and amazing sunsets. Not to mention the many idyllic sandy bays and picture-perfect hilltop villages waiting to be discovered en route to the much-loved town of Calvi, just under an hour by car.  

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured throughout except Bedroom 1 (which features the old mill).
  • Check the “Property Layout” tab carefully for details on the characterful layout.
  • As you can see from the photos, children require supervision outside with low stone walls, paths, terraced levels and setting next to the pretty stream.
  • This villa is for guests wishing to immerse themselves in Corsica’s remote beauty. That said, the villa is very close to the main road linking L'Île-Rousse to the centre and east of the island.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer TV DVD Heating Parking Space

Villa Interiors (300m2)

Main Level

-    Living and dining room (90m2) with seating, TV, DVD player, dining table for 12 guests and air-conditioning. Door leads to terrace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including oven, microwave, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, ice-maker, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, juicer, mixer and food processor
-    Guest WC

Lower Garden Level (via lounge stairs)

-    Bedroom 1 (25m2) with double bed (180cm) and en suite bathroom with bath/shower and sink. Separate WC. Door window gives access near stream

Lower Garden Level (via kitchen stairs, lockable access from outside)

-    Bedroom 2 with double bed (160cm), air-conditioning, TV and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and sink. Separate WC

Upper Floor (accessed via stairs from lounge)

-    Bedroom 3 with double bed (140cm), air-conditioning, dressing area and direct access to a shared bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and separate WC
-    Bedroom 4 with double bed (140cm) and air-conditioning

Upper Floor (accessed via stairs from kitchen/dining area)

-    Small bedroom 5 with old-fashioned large single bed, small sofa-bed and air-conditioning (best suited to one adult or two children)
-    Bedroom 6 with double bed (160cm), TV, air-conditioning, dressing room and bathroom with walk-in shower (with sliding door) and sink. WC and sink (shared between three bedrooms)
-    Bedroom 7 with double bed (160cm), air-conditioning, dressing room and bathroom with walk-in shower (with sliding door) and sink

Please also note that some of the bathrooms are partially open-plan to the bedroom

Outside Grounds (one hectare)

-    Swimming pool (12x6m) with safety gate access on request 
-    Outdoor terraces
-    Barbecue and Plancha
-    Outdoor lighting
-    Olive trees
-    Terraced grounds (stone steps, paths and low walls) next to stream

Location

About the surrounding area of L’Huilerie
<1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In northern Corsica, L’Huilerie enjoys a remote countryside setting close to the pretty village of Lama, around a 20-minute drive to the coast and 30km from charming L'Île-Rousse. The villa is set off the main road that connects Calvi and Bastia Airport, both of which are just under an hour away by car.

The hilltop village of Lama (3.5km) is a great place to start your Corsican adventures as you admire the Italian-style architecture and gaze at views towards the Ostriconi coast and Désert des Agriates. In late July/early August, the Lama European Film Festival takes place with open-air projections in breath-taking surroundings.

Walkers will be keen to discover the nearby trail up to Monte Asto, around a 6-hour hike starting in Lama, or you could follow the old mule track across to Urtaca (6km by car), another stunning village with so much local character. Other traditional villages dotted across this area include Pietralba with its local delicacies of oliose biscuits, cheese and charcuterie, and Novella, with its amazing views and more wonderful walking trails.

Plage de l'Ostriconi (17km) is a further highlight of this region, one of Corsica’s most famous beaches, reached partially on foot, where you are surrounded by wild landscapes and fragrances of nearby maquis. This is also the start of the 50km long Sentier du Littoral des Agriates, a hiking route that follows the coast all the way to St Florent.

By car, St Florent (42km) is just under an hour away, driving along the winding road through the Désert des Agriates. This small harbourside town with a rich heritage is located in a beautiful bay, partly sheltered by the towering mountains of Cap Corse, and it is home to inviting Corsican restaurants and bustling bars . Boat trips will take you to the incredible Plage de Saleccia or you may prefer to drive north towards Patrimonio (48km) to purchase some of the island’s famous wines.

Back to the Balagne, L'Île-Rousse (30km) is a delightful seaside town with an enchanting old quarter, beachside restaurants and the most glorious sunsets when the rock by the lighthouse turns red. A little further along the coast towards Calvi (50km), come across idyllic sandy bays such as Plage de Bodri and Plage de Ghjunchitu, perfect for all ages.

Not forgetting many more iconic Balagne villages in the picturesque hills behind L'Île-Rousse and Calvi such as Lumio, Pigna, Monticello and Sant'Antonino, officially classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bastia Airport

(49km)

Nearest Airport 2 Calvi Airport

(51km)

Nearest Village Lama

(3.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Within 2km)

Nearest Shop Small grocery store

(5-minute drive )

Nearest Supermarket Super U

(17km)

Nearest Beach Plage de l'Ostriconi

(17km (partial access by foot))

Nearest Town L'Île-Rousse

(30km)

Nearest Golf Golf Reginu

(27km)

Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Kids

With such natural beauty around you, families with older children may enjoy the many hiking, cycling and horse-riding opportunities to be found across this part of the Balagne countryside.

Furthermore, the remote and very beautiful Plage de l'Ostriconi is around a 20-minute drive away, as long as you don’t mind the walk through the maquis and wild surroundings to reach the sea. If you prefer the beaches of the Balagne coastline beyond L'Île-Rousse, Plage de Bodri and Plage de Ghjunchitu are both idyllic bays with sandy shores and clear sea, ideal for all ages.

Of course, seasonal watersports can be found at various spots dotted along the L'Île-Rousse to Calvi coastline, including Plage d'Aregno in Algajola as well as the long beach by the gorgeous town of Calvi, just under an hour away.

Heading inland towards Ponte-Leccia, Parc Aventure Asco Vallée offers via ferrata and giant zip line excursions for a variety of ages including family and junior courses (for children aged 6 or 10, subject to minimum height).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €3000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation one month 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.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured throughout except Bedroom 1 (which features the old mill).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 10th 2024 £6,157
Jun 10th 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 £6,843
Jun 17th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024 £7,441
Jun 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £7,839
Jul 1st 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 £8,772
Jul 29th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £9,570
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 9th 2024 £6,843
Sep 9th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 £6,157
Sep 16th 2024 - Nov 25th 2025 £4,650

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 10th 2024 €6,725
Jun 10th 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 €7,475
Jun 17th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024 €8,128
Jun 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €8,564
Jul 1st 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 €9,583
Jul 29th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €10,454
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 9th 2024 €7,475
Sep 9th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 €6,725
Sep 16th 2024 - Nov 25th 2025 €5,079

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 24th 2024 - Jun 10th 2024 $7,275
Jun 10th 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 $8,086
Jun 17th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024 $8,792
Jun 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $9,264
Jul 1st 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 $10,366
Jul 29th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $11,308
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 9th 2024 $8,086
Sep 9th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 $7,275
Sep 16th 2024 - Nov 25th 2025 $5,494

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Loved the place, very charming

    on 13/05/2024

    We went with friends and loved the place! Thanks to the owner for her valuable advice on the surrounding area, small shops and beaches and villages! We really enjoyed the property for its warm feel. The swimming pool and the garden quickly became the meeting place of our days! And we loved getting together in the evening around the barbecue on the terrace. Superb house, a little isolated but that's what makes it charming!

  • Beautiful

    on 31/08/2023

    Beautiful scenery, stunning pool, lovely building

  • Characterful house in a beautiful environment

    on 29/07/2022

    A quiet location in a beautiful environment sheltered from tourists. A very pleasant swimming pool setting with a green lawn which is appreciable in this dry weather. A characterful house which has retained all its charm.

  • Absolute calm

    on 22/06/2022

    Absolute calm. The absence of neighbours. Exteriors: magnificent swimming pool with very pleasant environment and shaded by a superb olive tree. Large housing capacity while being relatively independent.

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