Holidays and hideaways in perfect Corsica

19 August 2012 - The Sunday Mirror - Sarah Turner

North of the Italian isle of Sardinia in the Med, it is vast and rugged with a history of proud independence from its Gallic parent.

September, which brings slightly cooler weather and fewer crowds, is a great time to make the most of this gorgeous destination.

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves near the quaint hamlet of Tarrabucceta, this two-bedroom villa in the south of Corsica is very special. Open-plan living, an extensive terrace and your own 8 x 4-metre private pool make this a gorgeous retreat. The local baker even visits daily with his van to drop off croissants and baguettes. If you want to explore, the south-coast beaches of Palombaggia are just a 20-minute drive away while the historic towns of Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio are close by.

A week’s rental starts at £659pp with Stansted flights and car hire.

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