U Casale

Villa  

Calvi & la Balagne  |  Santa-Reparata-di-Balagna

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms - Sleeps up to 6

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Book This  7 nights | based on 6 sharing
 

A beautiful three-storey house, offering contemporary living with a private pool in a charming village setting.

 

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.

 

U Casale is an indulgent holiday home, with some brilliant features, making the best of its unique space.

Upon entering, the entrance hall leads to an en-suite twin bedroom, carved out of the stone walls; a very cool, cave-like den the youngsters will thoroughly enjoy a restful night in! Ascend the stairs to the second floor where you will find sleek design and plush furnishings in a further two bedrooms, one of which is an impressive master suite style room. Enjoy your exclusive private lounge area where you can indulge in a quiet read on the comfy sofa, before hopping into the ultra-comfy bed. An en-suite bathroom provides a large bath and separate walk-in shower, and the location of the bedroom provides direct access to the swimming pool.

The top floor of U Casale affords all the communal living space. Open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, all with a modern design are decorated in neutral tones. Enjoy the feeling of space as the room flows into the roof space with its painted wooden beams. This living space leads to the roof terrace where al-fresco dining is a must. Barbecue as the sun sets with exceptional elevated views across the region and to the sea and access via outside stairs down to the pool area.

Outside, the uniquely shaped pool invites you to cool off from the Corsican heat with a refreshing dip. The secluded pool area is surrounded by beautiful stone walls and lush greenery, so you can enjoy a refreshing Pietra beer whilst you relax in complete privacy on the sunbeds.

The village location in Santa-Reparata provides a couple of local restaurants you can venture to in the evening, and the opportunity to shop for your daily baguette. A little further afield, find a huge choice of restaurants, bars and shops in L’lle Rousse, and it is here that your weekly provisions will be sourced.

La Balagne region offers so much to see and do. Explore the coast on the train which runs from L’lle Rousse to Calvi. Drive the hilltop Balagne villages for the most impressive scenery or relax on a great choice of beaches. For those that like to be active, hire bikes and seek adventure through the hills, or book a session on the via ferrata. Our expert local resort team are on hand to assist you with however you would like to spend your holiday.

 

 

Good to know

  • There is a security deposit of €700 to be paid locally by credit card

  • For larger families and multigenerational holidays, located next door is Casa Regina - booked together the two villas can accommodate up to 18 guests.

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

 

 

Layout

Ground floor: Twin room with en-suite, access to garage.

First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and balcony, master suite with lounge area, en-suite bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower and direct access to the swimming pool and terrace from the bedroom.

Second floor: Open-plan living and dining room, kitchen and large outside terrace.

Facilities

Private heated pool (7m x 6m at the longest sides. Depth 1.6m), barbecue, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, televisions, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, midweek cleaning, garage parking.

Location

  • Beach: L'lle Rousse 6km
  • Restaurants: In Santa-Reparata, L'lle Rousse 6km
  • Shops: L'lle Rousse 6km
  • Main Town: L'lle Rousse 6km
  • Airports: Calvi 26km, Bastia 77km

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Set inland from L’Ile Rousse, this ancient terraced village enjoys far reaching views over la Balagne coastline. With honey hued buildings and arcaded streets, the village has changed little over the years giving those staying here a glimpse of authentic Corsican life. Santa-Reparata-di-Balagna village itself has a handful of amenities, with others only a short drive away.

LOCAL BEACHES

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.