L'Oliveraie

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  Monticello

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms - Sleeps up to 8

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£899(from/pp) SAVE £96pp

Book This  7 nights | based on 8 sharing
 

An absolutely stunning villa set in huge grounds full of olive trees. A rural escape that’s a short drive to the bustling town of L’lle Rousse.

 

Welcome Pack 

  • We provide our customers staying at this property with a welcome pack that contains water, orange juice, wine, beer, Corsican biscuits and snacks. To further assist your arrival, we also include some toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, dishcloths, washing liquid, hand soap, and salt and pepper.

 

This spacious property is perfect for a larger family or two families looking to holiday together. With four air-conditioned bedrooms, two in the right 'wing' and two in the left, it allows two families to share the property easily, with a little extra privacy. The master bedroom boasts a balcony and en-suite, with two more ample-sized shared bathrooms within the property as well. The spacious open-plan lounge and dining area creates the perfect atmosphere for family meals, and for al-fresco dining outside, the terrace boasts stunning views as a backdrop for your evening meals.

The large private pool, equipped with loungers, enjoys wonderful views of the dramatic Corsican mountains. Large grounds provide you with a secluded, private space, which is also perfect for families with children who want plenty of space to explore and play.

If you can tear yourself away, L'lle Rousse beach is a 10-minute drive away, perfect for an afternoon spent along its pristine sandy shores. For real beach lovers, there is a collection of wonderful beaches stretching the north coast to explore. The village of Monticello is just a five-minute drive away where you will find a charming restaurant and bar for evening meals and a village shop for supplies. For further choice of restaurants, head to L'Ille Rousse, Algajola or Calvi where there are plenty of eateries to choose from right by the beach or marina.

 

 

Good to know

  • There is a security deposit of €300/£300 to be paid locally in cash

  • No local charges to pay as the Taxe de Séjour is included in the price of your holiday

 

 

Layout

Entrance floor: Entrance hall and office area, leading down to large open-plan living/dining room and outside terrace, well-equipped kitchen and second outside terrace, wc.

First floor right wing: Double bedroom, twin bedroom with terrace, bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and wc. 

First floor left wing: Large master bedroom with balcony, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with bath and wc. Second double bedroom with balcony, en-suite walk-in shower and wc.

Facilities

Private pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.10m-1.80m), barbecue, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning.

Location

  • Beach: L’lle Rousse 4km
  • Restaurant: 1.5km in Monticello, more in L’lle Rousse 4km
  • Shop: Small shop 1.5km in Monticello, more in L’lle Rousse 4km
  • Main Town: L’lle Rousse 4km
  • Airports: Calvi 28km, Bastia 74km

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

This charming village is set in a beautiful hillside location with views out to sea, where it is believed that Christopher Columbus' mysterious mother was born. The village has a secluded feel with large, smart houses scattered around the zig-zag lanes down the hillside.  Monticello village itself has a handful of restaurants and some sports facilities, all within a short drive of the coast.

BEACHES

Lozari
A large beach which is rarely crowded. Access to the beach is between the turnings for Palasca and Belgodère and there is ample car parking. With a couple of beach cafés, this beach is stepped and shelves quite steeply at the waterline. Please note in rough seas, beware with less accomplished swimmers and children.

L’lle Rousse
The town beach of L'Ile Rousse can be very busy and 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
A celebration of the sea held in l'Ile Rousse every May. In addition to fish and seafood produce, there are many activities for children as well as scientific stands, competitions, exhibitions and workshops.

Estivoce in Pigna 
Estivoce is a celebration of Corsican music and arts with concerts of polyphonic music from June to September with many of the celebrations being in July.

Fiera di l’Artigiani in Felicetu
The craftsmen of the Strada di l’Artigiani congregate to celebrate their crafts every August.

Fiera di u Sumere in Sant’Antonino
Celebrating the donkey in August, the only form of transport in the cobbled winding streets of this mountain village. Take a donkey ride around the village to view the picturesque surroundings and magnificent views.

Foire de l'Amandier in Aregno
Held in the Balagne village of Aregno every August, the Foire de l’Amandier includes tastings, painting exhibitions, events for children and cooking contests all based around the almond and its trees.

Foire de l'Alivu in Montegrosso
Around 10,000 visitors honour the olive in July, in a delightful olive grove setting with exhibitions demonstrating olive production over the years and artisans selling refreshments and local produce. 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Pony Trekking
Available from Monticello, trekking through the Balagne hills and discovering the area’s true natural beauty.

L’Ile Rousse old town
Wander the streets and make sure you take a trip to the market held every morning in a majestic covered market place. The produce is local and fresh and includes fish, vegetables, local honey, charcuterie and cheeses. There are ample restaurants to choose from in the narrow streets and around the main square beneath the plane trees and the silver sand of L’Ile Rousse beach is very tempting.

'Le Petit Train'
For the young or the old take a trip on 'Le Petit Train' a tourist train of L’Ile Rousse which will show you the sites at a leisurely pace.

Visit Calvi Town & The Citadel
Calvi Towns social life focuses on the many restaurants and cafés of the quai landry which is a large seafront walkway that links the marina and the port effortlessly. To get the best possible feel of the town, this is the place to be! A walk up through the narrow passageways off quai landry will take you to rue Clemenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774.

L’lle Rousse - Calvi by train
This regular service allows 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’Antonino
Explore the narrow streets of Sant'Antonino, the oldest inhabited village in Corsica and labelled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". The village affords 360° views of the surrounding countryside and coast, has several restaurants, a local produce shop and the famous ‘maison du citron’ (run by Mr Antonino), which serves excellent citron pressé.   

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.