La Lezardière

Comfortable  |  Villa  

St Florent & the North East  |  Oletta

2 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 4

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Sun 21 Sep 2014 - 7 nights

from £712 £529pp (based on 4 sharing)

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Sun 21 Sep 2014 - 7 nights

from £712 £529pp (based on 4 sharing)

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New to our 2014 collection, la Lezardière is a newly-built villa with private pool, tucked away between Oletta and St Florent.

Just outside of the pretty village of Oletta, la Lezardière is a recently built house which has been decorated in a simple yet elegant manner with natural tones and open spaces to create a light and airy home. The high-ceilinged living room has patio doors opening on to the ample terrace as does the downstairs double bedroom. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen includes a smart dining area with a door leading out to a pergola on the terrace. Upstairs, a gallery leads round to the second bedroom which can be a twin or double.

The house and private swimming pool are set in a natural bowl enhancing the feeling of seclusion yet the owners are just next door and guests are welcome to use their large Jacuzzi situated between the two houses. Oletta is a typical, hillside village with some wonderful auberge restaurants serving traditional fare and there are some lovely walks in the area – head for the hills and you will be rewarded with stunning views out to sea.

St Florent is just a few minutes’ drive away for more restaurants, a pretty harbour and boat trips to some stunning beaches. The Patrimonio wine region is also within very easy reach for those who enjoy wine tasting.

Layout

Ground floor: Kitchen with dining area, living room, double bedroom with en-suite shower room and wc, separate wc, terrace.

First floor: Twin bedroom (beds pushed together) with balcony and en-suite shower room with wc, large terrace.

Facilities

Private pool (9m x 4.3m, depth 1.5m), Jacuzzi (shared with the owners), dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, television, DVD player, barbecue, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi.

Location

  • Beach: La Roya 5.5km
  • Restaurants: 1.5km
  • Shops: 2.5km
  • Main Town: St Florent 5.5km
  • Airports: Bastia 25km, Calvi 72km

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Behind St Florent, spreads the quiet attractive countryside of Conca D’Oro with Oletta village perched high above offering spectacular views over the gulf. In the centre of the village lies the main square with an 18th century church called Eglise St-André. You will also find workshops and cellars of around 10 local artisans.

BEACHES

Plage de la Roya
The main town beach in St Florent can be reached on foot from the port de plaisance or by car just west of the town centre.   There are a multitude of water sports available including windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, Jet skis and diving.

Plage de Loto
One of the most wonderful, isolated beaches of the Désert des Agriates. With its white sand and clear turquoise water it is very popular in July and August though quite deserted the rest of the year. Access is by foot from St Florent (a 5 hour walk) or by boat from St Florent - U Saleccia (04 95 37 19 07) and Popeye (04 95 36 90 78).  Bear in mind that there is no shade and no bar so you should take whatever you need for protection and your own refreshments.

Plage de Saleccia
A further hour’s walk along the coast of the desert, Saleccia is often less crowded but is equally stunning. It can also be reached by the track next to the bar Relais de Saleccia on the D81 in the Désert des Agriates though it is not recommended with your hire car. The track is really only suitable for 4x4 vehicles, mountain bikes or Quad bikes and is 12km long (mountain bikes and Quad bikes can be hired from the above bar and in St Florent).

Plages d’Olzu and Tettola
Found 2km east of St Florent below the Patrimonio road, these are gently shelving to shallow water and have good expanses of sand and some areas of pebbles.

FESTIVALS

Rock' Inseme Biguglia, June
A rock and pop music festival bringing together recognised artists and up-an-coming bands.

Fiera di u Vinu – Luri, July
A lively festival celebrating the wine produced in the Cap Corse region.

A Notte di a Memoria – The Relève du Gouverneur - Bastia, July
A re-enactment of the arrival of the French governor with a light and drum parade through the streets of the citadel.

Les Nuits de la Guitare – Patrimonio, July
The amphitheatre in the village of Patrimonio is the setting for this popular festival that takes place every July and draws stars from the world of guitar, be it jazz, flamenco, blues or rock.

Porto Latino - St Florent, August
A hot Latin festival with nightly open-air concerts held in the citadel.

Festival de la Chanson/Corse Pascal Paoli – Furiani, August
Corsican singing concerts.

Festival de Musique – Erbalunga, August
An established music festival showing off soem of the greatest national and local talents.

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Oletta village
Behind St Florent, spreads the quiet attractive countryside of Conca D’Oro with Oletta village perched high above offering spectacular views over the gulf. You will find workshops and cellars of around 10 local artisans.

St Florent
The sparkling, sheltered bay of Saint Florent lies between the Cap Corse and the Désert des Agriates. At first sight St Florent appears to be a bustling, attractive waterfront town, with boats, bars, excellent fish restaurants and an almost permanent game of boules in the square, but stroll into the old town and you discover a charming, ageless quarter of old houses, little shops and wine bars. There are pretty squares and quiet corners, with the sea always nearby!

Cathédrale Santa Maria Assunta
Visit the cathedral of the Nebbio region in St Florent, Santa Maria Assunta. It was built by the Pisans in the 12th Century, on the site of the ancient Roman city that existed before St Florent (some 800m from the new town centre). The building is highly ornate and a fine example of Pisan architecture and probably one of the island’s most beautiful cathedrals.

Coastal Walk
There is a pleasant coastal walk to the Mortella tower, 7km west of St. Florent (be aware there is little shade). The ruined tower is one of the most impressive examples of Genoese architecture in the area. It was built in 1520 as a weapon against piracy; it fell into disuse as a result of its inaccessibility.

Patrimonio
Spend a leisurely afternoon visiting a vineyard in the pretty village of Patrimonio, and tasting the superb wines. The Patrimonio region is most famous for its vineyards, much of Corsica’s best wine being produced in this area. You will find dozens of vineyards to visit and the proprietors are happy to welcome you and offer you their wines to sample. There is now a ‘route des vins’, which will lead you to all the vineyards. Just follow the brown road signs. Patrimonio church is of particular interest and its setting is beautiful. A menhir statue was found in one of the vineyards here, it has now been erected just below the church.

Nebbio villages
Tour the villages of the Nebbio, taking in the relaxed pace of life. One of the finest examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture can be found at San Michele de Murato, in Murato.

Désert des Agriates
The Désert des Agriates is a landscape of wild maquis and rocky cliffs. Take a boat trip to one of its beaches, inaccessible by car, or rent a boat yourself to explore the hidden coastline around the town. Boats from the harbour will take you to the beaches of Saleccia and Loto (3-6 departures a day and a 30 min trip).