La Maison de Violette

Comfortable  |  Villa  

L'Extrême Sud  |  Lecci

2 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 4

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Sun 31 Aug 2014 - 7 nights

from £759pp (based on 4 sharing)

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Full of character and only a short drive from Pinarellu and San Ciprianu beaches, we are delighted to introduce la Maison de Violette to our 2014 collection.

Immersed in the Corsican countryside in the small hamlet of Lecci and built of local stone in the style of a bergerie, this charming two bedroom cottage has been lovingly decorated by the owner Violette who has used warm colours and many personal touches to give the house a real home from home feeling. The kitchen-diner with its high ceiling and exposed beams oozes character and opens onto the terrace and swimming pool area, a delightful spot bathed in dappled sunshine from the surrounding mature flowering plants and olive trees that are over a hundred years old.

Stock up on treats and set your own holiday pace with sizzling barbecues and long days of indulgence. Alternatively, visit the Domaine de Torraccia close by, one of Corsica’s finest vineyards, or head for the beach – both Pinarellu and San Ciprianu with their stunning sweep of soft white sand and turquoise waters are only 8km away. Porto Vecchio is also within easy reach where you’ll find an extensive choice of eateries as well as an attractive harbour and picturesque citadel.

And if you’re feeling energetic and looking for the ultimate buzz, you can speak to the owners who live nearby and who run a canyoning company; they offer a choice of day trips along the beautiful rivers and waterfalls of Purcaraccia, Pulischellu and Vaca.

Layout

Ground floor: Living room, kitchen with dining area, shower room with wc, terrace.

First floor: Double bedroom, twin bedroom.

Facilities

Private pool (6m x 3.5m, depth 1.5m), dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, television, DVD player, air-conditioning, barbecue.

Location

  • Beach: Pinarellu and San Ciprianu 8km
  • Restaurants: Lecci 2km
  • Shops: Lecci 1km
  • Main Town: Porto Vecchio 11km
  • Airport: Figari 36km

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Situated north or Porto Vecchio, Lecci is a small village with a laid back feel and a handful of amenities. The beaches of Pinarellu and San Ciprianu are nearby whilst the mountain village of l’Ospédale is also within reach. Lecci is renowned for its vineyards at the Domaine de Torraccia.

BEACHES

Pinarellu
This exquisite bay more than worth a visit and was recently included in The Times' list of the best 20 beach holidays in Europe. While you're there you can check out the near perfect Genoese tower which dominates the peninsula. It has a long sweep of soft white sand and is backed by a pine forest, ideal for any members of the party who need shade.

San Ciprianu
A beautiful half-moon of white sand and turquoise water close to Lecci and that has several water sports facilities.

FESTIVALS

Foire de Porto Vecchio - Porto Vecchio, June
Traditional artisan fair.

Lumières de Toscane - Porto Vecchio, June
Lyrical concerts, parades, theatrical representations, art exhibitions, arts and crafts, cinematography and workshops for school children. This event is held in three places: cultural centre, bastion de France and the narrow streets of the town.

Journées Médiévales - Bonifacio, June
A variety of medieval entertainment and exhibitions.

Fête de la Nativité de la Vierge - Bonifacio, September
Stuffed aubergines ‘à la Bonifacienne’ are prepared and distributed amongst the people attending the ceremony of this religious feast.

Defi Inter-Isles - Bonifacio, September 
Supporting the Corsican windsurf championships, this competition will see some hundred windsurfers from all corners of the world participating.

Le Tour de Corse à la Voile - Bonifacio, October
The Tour de Corse à la Voile is a regatta from Bonifacio to Bonifacio, 250 nautical miles non-stop, organised by the Bonifacio Yacht Club, under the auspices of the Fédération Française de voile and the Ligue Corse de voile.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Domaine de Torraccia
This vineyard is best known for its red, rosé and white wine but also produces marc brandy, olives and olive oil. The owners will share their passion and knowledge with you. You will learn how to taste wine and recognise aromas. Plus get a full explanation of the certain elements which make a good wine… the soil, the climate and the workmanship, and of course there is an opportunity to purchase a bottle of some of their fine wines… or 2!

River Cavu at Taglio Rosso
Take a drive to Taglio Rosso which leads you to the river Cavu. Here you will find some beautiful rock pools, big enough to swim in – a fantastic alternative to the beach.

Bavella
Drive inland to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic mountain passes in Corsica, with stunning views across the forests and mountains to the ocean beyond. Try on one of the many walks through the forests that lead to the hidden waterfalls of the Piscia di Gallo or Cockerall falls.

Porto Vecchio
The old Genoese walled town of Porto Vecchio seduces every visitor with its picturesque narrow streets and the austerity of its high stone houses that are set within the Citadel's ramparts. Wander the ancient streets and browse the chic boutiques and little shops selling local produce. Stop for a coffee on Place de la République and really take in the hustle and bustle of this charming town.