The Manor

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  Calvi Town

4 rooms - sleeping 2

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A beautifully restored stone guesthouse set on the hills above the town with sensational views, large grounds, impressive attention to detail and the warmest of welcomes.

This alluring and attractive stone building is equipped with four bedrooms, presenting an intimate, friendly and rewarding place to stay during a holiday to Corsica. The location is one of the prized assets of the property, set in the hills which surround Calvi and offering sensational views across to the town’s famous citadel, as well as the glistening blue of the coastline. The town sits around a 25-minute walk from The Manor, dividing it from the more crowded feel of Calvi though keeping it in easy distance for some exploration. Car hire makes the journey between the property and the town a lot more convenient, while also presenting some great daytrip options around the rest of the island.

As you arrive at The Manor you’ll be met by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, and lovers of plants will revel in the natural habitat created around the stone building, with everything from palm trees and orchards to vegetable gardens and sculptures crammed into the colourful grounds. The garden area is also blessed with the presence of both an inviting heated pool and a relaxing Jacuzzi, promising the rejuvenation of aching muscles after a day or two strolling around Calvi. 

Inside the property, a distinctive old world charm is embedded within the décor and layout, with large, spacious rooms decorated by various antiques and pieces of art, presenting an authentic step back in time. The Manor’s four bedrooms are attractive, comfortable and well equipped, some enjoying blissful views across green rolling landscapes; though the property’s giant terrace affords views that every guest can enjoy during their stay.

Beyond the bed and breakfast, meals can also be provided on prior request and served either at the pool house or on the marvellous terrace which faces out towards the ocean – the perfect place to enjoy an evening meal.

Please note: Half Board is available to purchase at the hotel if required.

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Facilities in hotel

Heated swimming pool (11m x 5m, max depth 1.8m), Jacuzzi, parking, table d'hôtes offering a light Corsican menu (€28 per person payable locally - to be booked in advance if required), pool house, terrace, Wi-Fi, laundry/ironing service (payable locally).

Facilities in room

En-suite bathroom (Chambres Prestige & Deluxe), private bathroom opposite the room (Chambres Charme & Standard), balcony, television/DVD, air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer.

Location

  • Beach: Calvi 1.6km
  • Restaurants: 1.6km
  • Shops: 1.5km
  • Main Town: Calvi 2km
  • Airports: Calvi 7km, Bastia 96km

Rooms at The Manor

Chambre Standard

From £742pp

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Chambre Charme

From £843pp

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Chambre Deluxe

From £950pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Chambre Prestige

From £1,019pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Calvi town's 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 Clémenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774 and from this a flight of stairs will introduce you to the modern high street which is the point of entry to the wonderful citadel.

Wherever you are in Calvi Town, you will never be short of inspiration for a bite to eat. The Marina offers a host of seafood options, the more inland streets present pizzerias and Corsican restaurants and of course the cafés complete the variety.

LOCAL BEACHES

Calvi's main beach
Calvi's beach is a huge sweeping crescent of white sand fringed by woods of planted maritime pines and it has something for everyone: it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer and has a gentle shelving gradient that is perfect for all ages, including toddlers. It boasts a fine array of restaurants and cafés nearby - some of which serve directly onto the beach whilst you bask on your sunlounger; not to mention a diverse range of water sports activities for the more energetic.

Pointe de la Revellata
At this headland, just three kilometres west of Calvi Citadel, there is a sandy beach and tiny coves which can only be reached on foot or bike. A great, more secluded alternative to the town beach that gives an idea of the wilder coastline to be explored on the west coast of Corsica.

Ste Restitude
A picturesque and secluded beach that can be reached by train or by a two hour walk along the coast. Backed by macchia and pine trees, swimming conditions are perfect at Ste Restitude with soft sand and clear water. There is a restaurant serving refreshments but little else.

FESTIVALS

Calvi on the Rocks
This festival held in  July is a youthful music and arts festival with a mix of electronic music and digital art and includes a concert each night in the citadel.

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.

Fiera di San Petru
Held in Lumio in mid July, this is a village festival with exhibitions celebrating stone-masonry and stone-related crafts made in the village from iron ore mined on Cap Corse.

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. 

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.

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Calvi has so much to see and do, there is something to suit everyone!

Calvi Citadel
If you don’t mind the climb to the top through the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, then a visit to the citadel is a must during your holiday. From here, the views across the bay to the mountains are magnificent.

Music Lovers
For energetic music lovers, walk up to Notre Dame de la Serra to listen to the violinist playing in the chapel. At 216m above Calvi, you will also be rewarded with fabulous views across the bay below and don’t forget to take water, a hat and sun cream.

Each week held at the Cathédrale Saint Jean-Baptiste, which stands at the highest point of the Citadel you can experience Corsican Polyphonic singing with the concerts of “Chansons polyphoniques”.

Water sports, Jet-ski & Boat Rental
There are a number of places in Calvi where you are able to participate in ‘on the water’ activities. Waterskiing, motorboats of all sizes, parascending and jet-ski hire to name but a few, plus English speaking instructors are available for windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. All these activities are bookable in advance through local companies.

Train Journeys
Taking a train journey is a delightful and different way to experience the varied and wonderful landscapes of Corsica.

Calvi – L’lle Rousse
This regular service allows you to explore the coastline to the east of Calvi, stopping at all of the beaches en route. The line built in the 1880s and 1890s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the worlds most scenic railways. The journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between five and 10 return journeys a day.

Balagne villages
Take a coach trip for half a day around the old Balagne villages, or take a full day to travel a little further afield. Perched high above the sea, the fortress villages of the Haute-Balagne offer dramatic mountains landscapes and spectacular views over the coastline. Stop en route to sample the local produce or visit one of the workshops along the craft trail "Strada di l'Artigiani".

Bonifato forest
Explore the Bonifato forest, a spectacular pine forest with hidden rock pools and stunning views over Calvi bay with walks of varying difficulties.