Il Convento

Brando, Corsica, France
A Time Capsule in Corsica

We're always discovering something new and amazing in Corsica, and this beautifully restored former convent in the heart of the mountains and the maquis reminds us of why we return every year to our island home. With beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian, amazingly preserved history and delicious cuisine, we'll be back...

Located above the northeastern coast of Corsica on the Cap Corse, this former 15th-century Capuchin convent was home to monks before it was acquired in 1796 by a local noble family in whose hands it has remained since.

The beauty of the original structure and the dedication and passion of the owners to preserve its authentic charm is evident throughout. Classic and traditional, all of the decor, furnishings, and original paintings bring back the rich history and timeless appeal. With seven double rooms and three singles, the house sleeps up to 12 guests. Each a time capsule of history and refinement, some still feature the original layout of the monk’s cells.

For an interview with the owner of this home, visit our Stories section here. For a short video, click here

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This property is available for rent in its entirety year round, although it is also available for most of the year as a bed and breakfast. As a private rental, it sleeps 10 guests (with 12 guests on request), and comes with a full range of services - see below.

The terraces, solarium and extensive gardens are lush and private and along with the pool offer amazing views of the countryside and out to sea. 

This property is also available for events


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

There is a large kitchen, a dining room with a table for 10-12 guests, a living room with TV and cable, plus two small living rooms on the first floor. Outside, there's a patio with table space for 10 + 6, as well as a large gas barbecue, garden furniture, sun beds, and another table for 10.

The owner, her husband and two children live on site, but have a separate entrance and won't disturb guests. There are resident animals: a dog, a cat, and three chickens (which offer free eggs).

Food services are available on request, including breakfast and dinner. Simple, traditional cuisine is prepared using fresh and locally-sourced products, and recipes passed down to the owner from her mother and grandmother. This extra service is available for between 35-38 euros per person, and if there are no dietary restrictions each meal is a surprise. There is an extra charge for a full-time chef. Wine and beverages are not included, but the owners work with local winemakers and can provide local organic wine and other drinks for an extra charge.

Other services on offer include booking activities, grocery shopping, booking restaurants, arranging for babysitters, and extra housekeeping.


CAP CORSE

Located in the north of Corsica, on the Cap Corse in a village just outside of the port of Bastia in the Brando region, the convent is just above the Tyrrhenian coast. The charming fishing port and sandy coves of Erbalunga and Miomo are close by as are the vineyards of Patrimonio to the west and the Gulf of Saint Florent. Ile Rousse Calvi is just over an hour's drive. 

There is a beach within 10 minutes drive of the house, and a sandy beach 25 minutes away. The town of Erbalunga is 10 minutes by car and 30 minutes on foot. It's an adorable small fishing port with a variety of restaurants (from pizzeria to one Michelin star), several Corsican restaurants, and local seafood. The owners are happy to share suggestions for beaches, restaurants, road tours and hiking trails, and boat rides can even be arranged.

Bastia, the ferry and a supermarket are all within 20 minutes' drive. There is a bakery, grocery store, and local produce in Pietranera, 15 minutes away.


LOCATION

Corsica, France. Nearest Airport: Poretta Airport in Bastia (40 min). Alternates are St. Catherine in Calvi and Figari Sud each served from mainland France.


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

 
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Il Convento
Brando, Corsica, France
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Brando, Corsica, France
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Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Il Convento, Corsica, France | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Il Convento
Brando, Corsica, France
A 15th-Century Capuchin Convent

We're always discovering something new and amazing in Corsica, and this beautifully restored former convent in the heart of the mountains and the maquis reminds us of why we return every year to our island home. With beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian, amazingly preserved history and delicious cuisine, we'll be back.

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Overview 5 bathrooms, 3 of which are en-suite. Dining room with table for 10-12 guests. Living room with TV and cable, plus 2 small living rooms on the first floor. Outside patio with dining tables, and barbecue.
Kitchen Large kitchen with 400l refrigerator, kitchen tooks, and large table for 8 guests
Pool Outdoor pool
Cable TV Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Suitable for Events See Events section
Wireless Internet Wifi throughout
Breakfast 5 euros per person, but free for children under 8 years
Pets live on this property There are resident animals: a dog, a cat, and three chickens (free eggs).
Bedrooms 10
Bed Type 7 queens, 6 singles
Kitchen Large kitchen with 400l refrigerator, kitchen tooks, and large table for 8 guests
Bathrooms 5
Accommodates 10
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 3pm
Check-Out 11am
Cleaning €500
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €7000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner at checkout
Cancellation Policy Firm
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Housekeeping is 2.5 hours per day to clean the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. A longer sevrice can be requested.

This is a very beautiful 500 year old house, please take a good care!

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