Casa di Padula

Very Comfortable  |  Villa  

St Florent & the North East  |  Oletta

2 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 4

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Situated amid the natural splendour of the Conca d’Oro, and accessed along a 2km unmade road through the countryside, Casa di Padula is a mix of authentic and modern, perfect for holidaying couples or small families.

Mountain landscapes and verdant rolling hillsides encompass Casa di Padula’s identity as a serene and very private retreat, welcoming you each morning as you enjoy breakfast al fresco on the outside dining area. Despite the villa’s sedate surroundings, Casa di Padula is set in an ideal location for exploring the beauty and beaches of Cap Corse, the nearby hilltop village of Oletta and the pretty and charming port town of St Florent.

The villa showcases traditional and modern influences in both its exterior and interior, comprising authentic stone walls contrasted by features such as its sleek and stylish kitchen. This combination of designs gives the property a sense of heritage, while never falling short when it comes to modern day comforts and amenities. Set across a single level, the heart of Casa di Padula is presented in the form of a spacious and airy open-plan living and dining area, complete with flat screen television, an impressive stone fireplace and with access to two outdoor dining areas, one with a barbecue. Adjacent to the living area is a well-equipped kitchen which blends well with the villa’s dining area. The villa is home to two spacious double bedrooms, both of which are served by their own en-suite shower room. In addition to the breathtaking views enjoyed outside the villa, guests will also benefit from Casa di Padula’s inviting swimming pool, while an outdoor terrace serves as the perfect setting for an evening meal in the summer, surrounded by the awe-inspiring countryside of the region.

While it would be easy and desirable to spend your holiday in Corsica relaxing by the pool or drinking wine on the terrace, the property’s strategic location means it is ideal for exploring and discovering a range of the island’s highlights. From the inviting sands of La Roya beach, to the shops and restaurants of charming St Florent and the beautiful Pisan Romanesque architecture of Murato in the Nebbio villages; you’ll never find yourself short of things to do during your stay.

Children under 6 years old are not accepted.

Our customer's opinion 

"The location is amazing and the villa was better than expected."

- Mr Plumb, Guest

 

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Layout

Open-plan living/dining room, well-equipped kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite shower room with wc, dressing room, double bedroom with en-suite shower room, separate wc.

Facilities

Private pool (7m x 3m, depth 1.5m), barbecue, plancha grill, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, television, hairdryer.

Location

  • Beach: La Roya 11km
  • Restaurants: 4km
  • Shops: Local grocers (Epicerie) in Oletta 4km
  • Main Town: St Florent 11km
  • Airports: Bastia 33km, Calvi 73km, Figari 169km

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 some 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 St 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 (three to six departures a day and a 30 min trip).