Le Quai des Pêcheurs

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Valinco & the West Coast  |  Campomoro

1 bedroom - Sleeps up to 2

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Sun 21 Sep 2014 - 7 nights

from £830pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Le Quai des Pêcheurs is a delightful waterfront apartment, only steps away from the beach. The apartment is ideal for couples wishing to explore the wonders of the Valinco Gulf.

Le Quai des Pêcheurs is a delightful seaside apartment offering marvellous views across the translucent sea to the picturesque mountains of the Alta Rocca beyond. Set in a prized position, it is only steps away from the sandy beach of Campomoro and a short stroll to a handful of restaurants and local shops.

The property itself is simple in style and consists of a double bedroom, a separate shower room and an open plan living area with doors leading to a large covered terrace. From here, the views across the bay are just fabulous and guests will soon make it their favourite vantage point to watch the boats sail by, whilst becoming pleasantly accustomed to the laid-back atmosphere of the village. There is also a patio area to the side of the apartment, complete with a couple of sun loungers and a built-in barbecue – it is shared with the owner who occupies the first-floor apartment at times, usually at the weekend.

A 10-minute walk along the coast will lead you to the Campomoro watchtower, the largest of its kind on the island. For the more adventurous, follow the coastal path to the south through the wild maquis fringed by dramatic rock formations and choose your swimming spot amongst a series of secluded creeks. Le Quai des Pêcheurs is the perfect choice for couples seeking a relaxing base from which to explore the wonders of the Valinco.

Layout

Open plan living/dining room with simple kitchen area, double bedroom, shower room with wc, large private terrace, shared patio area. Open plan living/dining room with simple kitchen area, double bedroom, shower room with wc, large private terrace, shared patio area.

Facilities

Barbecue, microwave, parking.

Location

  • Beach: Campomoro100m
  • Restaurants: 100m
  • Shops: 50m
  • Main Town: In Campomoro, Propriano 17km
  • Airports: Figari 60km, Ajaccio 81km

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Located 17km south west of Propriano, Campomoro ranks as one of the most pleasent villages on the island. The main attraction here is the beach. 1km of gently curving golden sand and translucent sea which is overlooked by an immense Genoese watchtower - a lookout point surveying the entire gulf. Excluding July & August (when it is very popular with the Italians) it remains a sleepy place, with little residents and consists of just one road.

BEACHES

Campomoro
Located in the pretty village of Campomoro, this beach has fine sand and turqoise shallow water making it an ideal choise for children and for snorkelling. There are a couple of restaurants on the beach and a water sports centre. Venture further afield along the coastline past the Genoese tower and you'll find a string of smaller coves amid spectacular scenery (4h / 5h circular walk).

Portigliolo beach
A wonderful, sandy beach only about 20 minutes' drive from Propriano. To get there follow the road out of town towards Sartène and turn right heading towards Campomoro. After 3km you should park and take the small path towards a long sandy beach greatly appreciated by children as the water is shallow – at least on the first part of the beach. If you go further to the right, take care as the beach shelves steeply into the water.

Propriano
There are a number of town beaches including the main beach Hotel du Phare by the Hôtel de Valinco and the Plage du Lido which is supervised in July and August. The busiest of which is the Plage du Phare which has golden sand and a selection of cafés and restaurants. It can get very crowded during peak season. There are several other beaches along this stretch which are less accessible but worth the venture.

Capicciolo
The stretch of coast here has a number of secluded bays, coves and larger beaches, with varying degrees of accessibility. Fringed by granite boulders, bordered by crystal clear water and with superb views across the Valinco gulf, they all offer a superb setting for swimming, snorkelling or simply whiling away the hours relaxing on the beach. Take a picnic in the evening, the sunsets here are spectacular! 

Abbartello
Continue along the coast past Capicciolo and you'll find more beautiful coves and beaches in the Abbartello area. There are several good pizzerias and restaurants along the coast to stop for a drink or a bite to eat. The paths are easy to find as the beaches are only 25m or so from the main road. 

Porto Pollo
This is a busy little resort set on a gorgeous bay with a lively marina and a sheltered sandy beach. The gently shelving bay is lapped by very clear water, making it ideal for families with young children. The water sports here are excellent and it boasts some of the best diving in the region.

FESTIVALS

Fêtes de Pâques: U Catenacciu - Sartène - March
The most famous of the Good Friday processions - A chained and hooded penitent bearing a cross, follows a steep route across the town and only the parish curate knows the identity of the penitent.

Jazz in Aiacciu - Ajaccio - June
Ajaccio hosts a jazz festival every year, showcasing some of the most exciting artists of the international and French jazz scene today.

Fête de la musique - All Corsica - 21st June
Numerous free live music events are held each year across the island and indeed the whole of France.

Bastille Day – 14th July
Formally known as la Fête Nationale, this is a National Holiday in France commemorating the anniversary of storming the Bastille fortress prison in 1790. Fireworks and celebrations take place throughout the country and can be best appreciated from the mountainside.

Les fêtes Napoléoniennes - Ajaccio - August
Ajaccio celebrates the August birthday of Corsica's most famous son with period processions and a firework display.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Campomoro
At the tip of Campomoro bay, an old Genoese watchtower overlooks the pretty seaside village and golden sandy beach of Campomoro, beyond which lay ahead to the south one of the wildest coastlines in Corsica. Venture on foot and discover an extraordinary landscape of granite outcrops, secluded beaches and perfumed maquis (4h / 5h circular walk).

Propriano
With its array of tempting restaurants and buzing café terraces lining the marina, Propriano is a popular resort oozing a real traditional feel and relaxed atmosphere - the perfect place to lounge, indulge yourself with a lazy lunch or simply watch the world go by. It is an important departure point for boat trips and water sports.

Olmeto
Inland from Propriano, you will reach the peaceful hamlet of Olmeto. Remaining close to the sea yet still retaining a quaint atmosphere, the village boasts stunning views across the countryside over to the coastline below.

Rock pool swimming and canyoning
Head for the hills behind Propriano and discover a natural playground of waterfalls and natural rock pools. It's also a great spot for canyoning.

Sartène
Sartène, said to be the most Corsican of Corsican towns is a brooding place of tall buildings and narrow, cobbled alleyways. Famous for its local wines you can experience the culture at first hand.

Filitosa
Experience the magical landscape of Filitosa, one of the most fascinating Prehistoric sites in the Mediterranean with 8000 years of history set in a truly magnificent surroundings.

Ajaccio
The blood-red of les Iles Sanguinaires aflame at sunset and the sweeping silvery strands of beaches make the Ajaccio gulf a real beauty. Corsica's capital sparkles with a Mediterranean buzz, bustling squares, daily market and cafés on every corner with ample culture and many places that celebrate Corsica's famous son - Napoléon Bonaparte. Visit a museum of his family home 'Maison Bonaparte' or the Musée Fesch which holds one of the largest collection of Italian art in France.

Visit a vineyard
Southern Corsican wines are some of the best on the island with vineyards spreading between Figari and Ajaccio, and throughout the Sartenais. Several of the better known vineyards are Domaine Mosconi, Domaine Sant'aArnettu and Castellu di Baricci.

Alta Rocca
Venture into in the Alata Rocca by car and discover some of the most stunning forest and mountain scenery on the island. Drive through an area of sleepy perched villages, pink granite pinnacles and archaeological sites whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the coastline below. There are ample opportunities for outdoor pursuits here including walking, canyoning, rafting or even 'Via Ferrata' climbing.

Have dinner in a ferme auberge
Want to try the regional specialities in a typically Corsican setting? Head to one of the local fermes auberges such as Ferme Auberge San Ghjuvani near Olmeto or Auberge Santa Barbara near Sartène for succulent wild board stew, veal with olives, charcuterie and chestnut cake.