Villa Piggio Rasello

Villa  

L'Extrême Sud  |  Monacia d'Aullene

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms - Sleeps up to 8

Lowest price package
Sun 29 Sep 2024

£865(from/pp)

Book This  7 nights | based on 8 sharing
Sun 26 May 2024
Next departure

£1499(from/pp)

Book This  7 nights | based on 8 sharing
 

This beautiful south-facing villa is in a fantastic, elevated position, boasting magnificent views of the hills and countryside in the south of the island. 

 

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 newly built property oozes tranquillity, with modern tones and furnishings, and a breathtaking view out onto the pool from the open, airy lounge area. The welcoming atmosphere around the property is felt as soon as you arrive, providing a ‘home-away-from-home’ feel.  

The open-plan kitchen and living areas are ideal for families to enjoy time together, whilst making the most of the stunning views over the large private pool to the mountains beyond. The kitchen offers ample space to prepare meals, with a large double fridge, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of worktop space, off the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine and extra storage space.

With air-conditioning throughout, four bedrooms (one of which has an en-suite) and Wi-Fi, the property is perfect for family getaways. The terrace offers ample room for al-fresco dining, along with a barbecue, making evenings at home special. With plush sunloungers and large umbrellas, the pool area is perfectly equipped for a lazy day of sunbathing.

If you can tear yourself away from the gorgeous villa, the closest village of Monacia d’Aullene is just three minutes down the road, where there are plenty of facilities, including a lovely traditional Corsican restaurant, La Pergola, serving wild boar and veal, as well as a pizzeria.

Pianottoli is just a 10-minute drive away, where a few restaurants, a petrol station and a supermarket can be found. The beautiful town of Bonifacio is just a 30-minute drive from the property and boasts a wonderful old citadel and lively marina, that is well worth exploring. Porto Vecchio is 40 minutes away, another charming town, with restaurants and boutique shops to explore. The marina boasts plenty of restaurants to choose from and it is a great spot to watch the boats from. Plage de Furnellu is the closest beach to the property, a pretty golden sand bay, with warm shallow waters, backed by pine trees.

 

 

Good to know

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

  • This villa is perfectly located for exploring the south of the island. With all major towns reachable in less than an hour along with the amazing beaches available to explore in the south region.

 

Layout

Open-plan living and dining room with wc, leading to the open-plan kitchen and utility room, in addition to leading out through large double doors to the pool area. To the right of the property this 'wing' provides a double (160cm) bedroom, dressing room and large bathroom with bath and shower attachment. The 'left' wing leads to a dressing room, three more bedrooms (160cm double, 140cm double and a twin) as well as a separate shower room (without wc).

Facilities

Private pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.4m), barbecue, table football, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave, television, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning. 

Location

  • Beach: Plage de Furnellu 6km (10 mins), La Tonnara 16km, Roccapina 14.5km 
  • Restaurants: In Monacia d'Aullene 500m (3 mins), Pianottoli 5km 
  • Shops: Monacia d'Aullene 500m for everyday necessaties, Pianottoli 5km (10 mins)
  • Main Town: Bonifacio 25km (30mins), Porto Vecchio 33km, Propriano 42km 
  • Airport: Figari 16km (20 mins)

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Monaccia d'Aullène is a charming village in southern Corsica, a stroll through the village showcases much of its history associated with the monastery that once stood proudly in the village. The restored wells, wash-houses and bread ovens will transport you back to a time gone by. The countryside surrounding the village is beautifully green, and there are many fantastic walks to explore in the local area.

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.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Visit Restaurant 'U Fuconu'
Located only a five-minute drive away in Figari Village, this quaint local restaurant offers homemade, 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 Vecchia. 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'Ospedale 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 (one hour crossing) - market day at Santa Teresa di Gallura is Thursday.