Casa di Pruno

Very Comfortable  |  Villa  

L'Extrême Sud  |  Tarrabucceta

2 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 4
Lowest price package
Sun 02 Oct 2016

£679(from/pp)

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A charming and attractive bergerie-style property boasting stunning views over the mountains, Casa di Pruno is set between Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio, ensuring it is the perfect base for holiday-makers hoping to explore the southern areas of Corsica.

Casa di Pruno can be found down a quiet and picturesque country road set amid a beautiful natural setting defined by olive trees and sprawling vistas. The villa is located in the same complex as Casa di l'Olivu and Villa Bicu Rossu, with all three properties proving ideal for those hoping to enjoy a serene escape amid the countryside of Corsica, yet still being within easy reach of several interesting towns and alluring beaches.

The property is exquisitely decorated and structured, just like its neighbouring properties, enjoying a pretty setting within its own private gardens complete with shimmering blue pool and an outdoor summer kitchen for those warm evenings in the Mediterranean. Casa di Pruno presents a one-floor property with an open plan living and dining area, a large and well equipped kitchen, two large bedrooms, a shower room and a separate toilet. A warm, homely and welcoming feeling resonates throughout the villa, given its choice of neutral shades within its decor.

Away from Casa di Pruno, as you begin to explore the south of Corsica, ensure you pay a visit to the fortress town of Bonifacio and the attractive town of Porto Vecchio, both of which are on a 15-minute drive away. For those hoping to enjoy a dose of sun, sand and sea during their Corsica holiday, look no further than Santa Giulia and Palombaggia, both of which are another easy journey from Casa di Pruno.

Layout

Open-plan living/dining room with well-equipped kitchen area, double bedroom, twin bedroom, shower room, separate wc, outdoor kitchen with barbecue and sink.

Facilities

Private pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.15m-1.65m), barbecue, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, television, Wi-Fi, DVD player, air-conditioning. Daily bread service available and payable locally.

Location

  • Beach: La Tonnara 15km, Santa Giulia 18km
  • Restaurants: 6km
  • Shops: Sotta 6kmFigari 8km
  • Main Town: Porto Vecchio 15km
  • Airport: Figari 12km

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Ideally located between the mountains and the sea, Tarrabucceta is a quaint hamlet with a charming Mediterranean feel.  The main towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio are only 15km away and can be easily accessed via quiet country roads. There are also plenty of country walks in this area and further roads leading easily to the central mountains. Tarrabucceta will appeal to customers wanting a peaceful country setting with an authentic Corsican atmosphere.

BEACHES

Golfe de Figari
These secluded and unfrequented coves are just delightful – a gorgeous string of narrow sandy creeks spread around a shallow turquoise bay. If you can’t bear the crowds of the more popular beaches in the height of the summer season, then these will just be the perfect choice for you. You can access any of the coves via unmarked dirt tracks through the maquis and a few minutes walk.

Palombaggia
Arguably the most famous beach on the island, the beach at Palombaggia is one of Corsica's finest and therefore one of its most popular. It was voted one of Europe's top 20 beaches in a poll in the Times this year and as such it can be very crowded in peak season - and it's easy to see why. An exquisite blend of fine white sand guarded by huge red granite rocks and fronted with gorgeous blue seas, and lined with beautiful pine trees. The access road may seem long and it can be crowded in high season, but at any other time of year is well worth a visit.

Santa Giulia
This is another very popular beach close to Porto Vecchio. In contrast to Palombaggia it has pale yellow sand but it can be just as crowded as its more famous cousin. It has a good selection of shops and restaurants and it is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Pinarellu
This exquisite bay situated 7km north of Porto Vecchio with its fine sweep of yellow sand is 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 to the North of Porto Vecchio that has several water sports facilities.

FESTIVALS

Fête de la Saint Jean Baptiste - Porto Vecchio, June
Celebration of the Patron Saint of Porto Vecchio to mark the end of the harvest season.

Festi Lumi - Bonifacio, July
A magical festival of lights across the streets of Bonifacio with concerts and a light show taking place at the weekend.

Festa di Luddarreddu - Porto Vecchio, July
"U Luddarreddu", a historical figure made of straw and cork, will be paraded through the streets of Porto Vecchio and set alight on the Place de la République to celebrate the end of the hot and difficult conditions in which local artisans and farmers have to work in July.

Les Médiévales de Levie - Levie, early September
A medieval fair that will transp[ort you back to ancient times. On the programme: medieval tournaments, street parades, equestrian displays, music and crafts.

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

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Visit Restaurant "U Fuconu"
Located only 5 minutes drive away in Figari Village, this quaint local restaurant offers home made, Corsican specialities at a reasonable price making it well worth a visit. Live Corsican music is normally played at the weekends adding to this delightful atmosphere.

Old Porto Vecchio
The old Genoese walled town still seduces visitors 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, the Borgo, where you can see the enormous twisted tree of the Place de la République, the 19th century church of St-Jean Baptiste and the gallery housed within the Bastion di A Funtana Vechju. Experience live Corsican music and soak up the local atmosphere. Amongst the best venues is 'la Taverne du Roi', which is tucked away in the citadel of Porto Vecchio. Many restaurants also host a Corsican night once a week featuring a local band - look out for posters or ask your representative for up-to-date information.

Porto Vecchio Marina
Within a few minutes walk of the old town, the marina lined with cafés is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely drink during those hot summer evenings. There is also a variety of boat trips on offer with tours around the beautiful coastline.

L'Ospédale and Col de Bavella
Drive inland more than 1200m up to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic passes in Corsica with stunning views across extensive forest, ocean and mountains. Also visit the surrounding mountain villages in the area. Try canyoning or take a dip in a rock pool in the rivers of the Bavella massif. There are many walks through the forests to the hidden waterfalls of the Alta Rocca, including Piscia di Gallo, or Cockerall falls. A short drive inland from Porto Vecchio will bring you to the Ospédale forest, and some great spots for a picnic.

Mountain restaurant
Try one of the mountain restaurants and indulge your tastebuds with mountain food. Amongst our recommendations are 'le Refuge' near the Lac de l'Ospedale or 'A  Pignata' in the village of Levie.

Bonifacio
At Corsica’s southernmost point, the fortress town of Bonifacio sits in an isolated location perched high on a limestone plateau and surrounded by an expanse of maquis. Mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, the precipitous white cliffs overhang the turquoise waters below and are honeycombed with old watery grottoes. Established in 833, the old town is rich in history with its dramatic Citadel, ramparts and maze of narrow cobbled streets. The newer harbour has a more Italian flair with an abundance of cafés and restaurants dotted along the Quai Comparetti – the perfect spot to watch the yachts set sail.

Pertusato lighthouse
Walk along the cliffs of Bonifacio to the Pertusato lighthouse and admire the stunning views back towards the town and out over the Straits towards Sardinia.

Roccapina
Try the circular coastal walk around Roccapina in the south west (approx. 1h40), which affords breathtaking views across the beaches of Roccapina and Erbaju. Look out for the lion-shaped rock formation 'le lion de Roccapina' which overlooks the dazzling turquoise-blue bays from its perched position.

Sardinia
Why not take a trip to Sardinia for the day? Take the ferry across (1h crossing) - market day at Santa Teresa di Gallura is Thursday.