Villa Laetizia set within a private Domain covering five hectares of land...
This Villa can accommodate from 6 to 8 people : 3 large bedrooms - 3 bathrooms and each room is independent and has its own terrace or garden. Each bathroom is private and has a toilet.
On the ground floor, an open living space of 50 m², including a kitchen, a dining room adjacent to a terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.
The kitchen is fully equipped, American fridge with fresh water and ice dispenser, dishwasher, two coffee machines (espresso - coffee machine), convection oven and microwave, toaster... The laundry has a washing machine, dryer and an ironing board.
Each room of the villa is air conditioned, equipped with a flat screen and wireless internet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Calvi beach - La pinède 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||900 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Airport Calvi St Catherine 7 km, Nearest railway: Calvi Train station 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Discover the island of Corsica ! In an outstandingly protected setting, the seaside alternates creeks and long sandy beaches, while the half-mountain villages offer an intimate face of Corsica.
Go on search of an original and authentic territory... Corsica in all its splendour ! A veritable miniature continent, Corsica is a mosaic of natural landscapes that are as varied as they are contrasting.
With high-altitude lakes bordered with pines, fine sandy creeks with crystal-clear waters, porphyry-red or chalk-white cliffs, granite canyons and impenetrable maquis [scrub], in Corsica it is possible to “see the world” in just a few miles… Corsica is the greenest, best-preserved, best-irrigated, most mountainous and most varied of the Mediterranean islands; the Ancient Greeks had already found a name that summed it up: Kallisté, “the most beautiful”. A few places not to be missed:
• The Calanche de Piana and the Réserve Naturelle de Scandola [Scandola Nature Marritime Reserve] (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
• The Archipel des Sanguinaires [Sanguinaires Islands]
• The Aiguilles de Bavella [Bavella Needles] (Alta Rocca)
• The Baie de Calvi [Calvi Bay]
• The Vallée de la Restonica [Restonica Valley] (central Corsica)
• The small fishing village of Centuri (Cap Corse)
• The Baie de Campomoro [Campomoro Bay] and its Genoese tower (Valinco)
• The vast beaches of the east coast, bordered with pine forests.
Weather: Mild winters and long, hot summers make up the Mediterranean climate of Corsica. It is the hottest region in France. Although snow remains on Corsica's highest peaks through the year.
Gastronomy: The dramatic landscape and chequered history of Corsica have produced a diverse cuisine full of wonderful flavours. The interior of the island provides freshwater trout and eels, wild boar, smoked liver sausages, olives, hardy Mediterranean herbs, goat and cow cheeses and goat meat, with recipes like kid roasted over a fire, stuffed with garlic and rosemary. The sea means plenty of very fresh fish and seafood, and Corsica also produces wine. Invasions brought some exotic flavours, and Italian occupation has left its mark with a traditional Corsican pasta dish, with a tomato and garlic sauce.
Often know as the garden of Corsica, the Balagne offers much which is typical of the island; sandy coves, high mountain peaks and ancient villages that exude character and charm. It also holds one of Corsica's natural wonders; the nature reserve of Scandola situated between the Balagne and Porto, and best reached by boat from Calvi. The Balagne has changed very little since the days when Prince Rainier of Monaco brought his new bride Princess Grace here on their honeymoon, and one can still appreciate its savage beauty.
Calvi is a fantastic place to holiday, particularly if you've never been to Corsica before - you could not dream of a more picturesque location. There are plenty of bars and restaurants close by, which means you can sample some of the excellent local wines without having to worry about the car in the evenings. The port is just a stones throw away, and in summer it is lined with colourful bars and restaurants with terraces looking across the bay to the mountains beyond. The beautiful sandy beach which stretches for nearly 6km and the gently shelving waters of Calvi bay are clear, warm and protected, making them ideal for children. There are plenty of intimate coves heading out towards the peninsular if you want somewhere quieter. For those who like to explore, there is a little train that runs along the coast stopping at all the villages en-route, or you can connect for the service that runs through the mountains - breath-taking.
The imposing 15th Century Citadel towers above the town, and remains very unspoilt. When you pass through the ancient gateway, you find a different world steeped in atmosphere and history. To this day, the inscription Civitas Calvis Semper Fidelis - the town motto; Calvi always true - can still be seen above the gateway at the entrance to the Citadel. Cathedrale Saint-Jean Baptiste stands at the highest point of the old 'bald' rock from which Calvi takes its name (Calvus). Nelson was reported to have said that he 'never wanted to see Calvi again' after a siege in 1794. His wish was to come true, as during fighting on the 40th day, shrapnel from one of his own men hit him in the face and he lost his right eye.
CALVI - Fact or fiction?
Cirque de Bonifatu south of Calvi is a lovely area of forest where there are many picnic spots, rock pools and walks of all levels. Take a picnic and explore spiky pink rocks and forests of pine which form one of the first natural wonders along the famous GR20 walk (also accessible for non-hikers!).
Calenzana is the largest of the Balagne villages, situated at the very edge of the mountains against a backdrop of olive groves and looking out across the valley towards Calvi. The GR20, the 'Pennine Way' of Corsica that crosses the island from north to south starts in the village, as does the Mare e Monti Nord, making it popular with walkers. Local legend has it that the church that dominates the village square was built on the tombs of 500 German mercenaries killed in battle in 1732.