Villa Delphine

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  Marine de Davia

4 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 8

7 night package departing Sun 18 May 2014 from £799 £599pp (based on 8 sharing)

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A magnificent villa which exudes good taste and style, Delphine has been designed by the owners and is indeed one of our most luxurious villas.

A truly high class property, Villa Delphine exudes superb taste and style that do justice to the owners José and Ginette’s attention to detail and quality. Spacious and thoughtfully furnished with great care, it is extremely comfortable, well equipped and air-conditioned throughout, providing all the modern conveniences you would expect to find in a house of this caliber.

The master bedroom dominates the upper floor with its indoor plunge pool (care to be taken with small children) and large decked sun terrace with views out over the bay, complemented with an abundance of sun loungers. On the ground floor there are a further three bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, adjoining the large lounge area which links with a covered veranda, offering shade throughout the day to the front of the house and the sunny pool terrace. The infinity swimming pool, surrounded by Mediterranean flowers, is set in lawned gardens which slope gently down to a footpath that leads to the beach.

José and Ginette have created a superb home entertainment room on the lower ground floor which includes a wide screen television and DVD player as well as a plasma television with satellite channels in the main living area and further televisions in all bedrooms. For your added comfort there is a daily cleaning service included, providing the ideal opportunity to completely relax and unwind.

Layout

Ground floor: Fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, open plan living/ dining room, two twin bedrooms with en-suite shower room and wc, double bedroom with en-suite shower room and wc, terrace.

First floor: Master double bedroom with plunge pool and en-suite shower room and wc, upper terrace.

Lower ground floor: Home entertainment room, fitness room.

Facilities

Private pool (13m x 7.5m, depth 0.55m-1.95m), indoor plunge pool, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, daily bread delivery service (payable locally), telephone, televisions, DVD player, air-conditioning, heating, barbecue, Wi-Fi.

Location

  • Beach: Davia Ouest 30m
  • Restaurants: Agajola 4km, L’Ile Rousse 5km
  • Shops: Algajola 4km, L’Ile Rousse 5km
  • Main Town: L’Ile Rousse 5km
  • Airport: Calvi 21km, Bastia 78km

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Marine de Davia is an exclusive private estate of luxury villas, just 4 kilometres from the town of L'Ile Rousse. With several fine sandy beaches, many houses are situated with direct access to the sea or 'pieds dans l'eau' as the French say, making this an ideal place for a quiet and relaxed villa holiday.

BEACHES

Davia
There are two small, usually uncrowded beaches on the Davia peninsula, which can be accessed by driving down through the Marine de Davia residential complex.

L’lle Rousse 
The town beach of L'Ile Rousse can be very busy - it has excellent facilities with cafés, restaurants and sunloungers lining the beach. If you're prepared to wander a little further, you can generally find a quiet spot. Another benefit of its size is that it is generally patrolled. It's a fine yellow sand beach and the water is a gorgeous clear blue. There are good opportunities here for water sports.

Bodri
Just west of L’Ile Rousse, Bodri Plage is an unspoilt beach, a walk through the maquis and over the railway line. The walk is worth it, as the beach has almost white sand and a turquoise sea.

Baie de Giunchetu
A short walk further west, around the rocky Punta di Genebre you will find this beach. It is slightly less picturesque, but larger.

FESTIVALS

Festimare in L'Ile Rousse
A celebration of the sea held each May. In addition to fish and seafood produce, there are many activities for children as well as scientific stands, competitions, exhibitions and workshops.

Calvi Jazz Festival
Held in late June, this festival consists of a week of concerts in and around the citadel. Those in the music tent on the port or in the cathedral in the citadel are usually very popular and well known and require you to book a ticket. Jamming sessions in the harbour front bars in the evenings add to the ambiance.

Foire de l’Amandier in Aregno
Since 1997, Aregno has played host to Corsicas only Almond festival. Held at the beginning of August, nut farmers and their families travel from all over the island to take part in the cooking competitions.

Festivoce in Pigna
Held early August, this festival provides a forum for long nights of traditional a cappella singing in the outdoor amphitheatre.

Rencontres Polyphoniques de Calvi
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture and musicians from around the world perform in the citadel at this event.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Train Journeys
Taking a train journey is a delightful and different way to experience the varied and wonderful landscapes of Corsica. The closest stations are in L’lle Rousse and Algajola. And allow you to explore the coastline to the west of L’lle Rousse, stopping at all of the beaches en route. The line, built in the 1880’s and 1890’s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the worlds most scenic railways. The complete journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between 5 and 10 return journeys a day.

Sant’Antonio
Explore the narrow streets of the oldest inhabited village in Corsica, labelled as “one of the most beautiful villages in France” and enjoy some of the most spectacular views over la Balagne.

Monticello
Monticello is the village where it is believed that Christopher Columbus' mysterious mother was born. The village has a couple of charming restaurants and sports facilities. Why not go pony trekking through the Balagne hills to discover the area’s true natural beauty.

Algajola
Algajola is a charming, sleepy little village with a long stretch of beach, half way along the coast between Calvi and L'Ile Rousse. An ideal place to relax, unwind and dodge the crowds, the town remains calm and tranquil even in the height of summer. Algajola is a real treasure, wandering around the streets and passageways shows a way of life that is essentially Corsican, the atmospheric citadel itself guarded the townsfolk from marauding pirates in medieval times.

Pigna
The pretty blue shuttered village of Pigna is also well worth a visit, home to some fabulous craft shops and the irresistible setting to the Festivoce, a festival of Corsican polyphony.

Strada di l’Artigiani
Follow the craft trail “Strada di l’Artigiani” through the villages of la Balagne and sample the local specialities en route.