Located in the northern island village of Avapessa, this vacation home rental in Corsica is housed in a charming and traditional bergerie overlooking breathtaking views of the island, the mountains and the Mediterranean.
Set within a beautiful stone walled gardens among the steep, wooded landscape, it’s within the village, but in its own intimate setting. Designed in the local tradition of natural stone construction and rustic, native environments, the warm interiors feature beamed ceilings and bright, open spaces with cozy living areas and a large kitchen adjacent to the dining room which overlooks the views.
Comfortably furnished with laid back unfussy style and an eclectic collection of art, it’s welcoming and casual, with two bedrooms and one bath, and can accommodate up to five guests.
Wifi, kitchen and bath amenities, private parking.
Avapessa is a picturesque hilltop village nestled at the foot of the Capu di Bestia in Balagne just outside of Calvi. Known for its olive groves and orchards, the village is an ancient agricultural destination with the spectacular Jardin Fruitier d’Avapessa hidden below in the Regino Valley.
The charming village of Lumio is just fifteen minutes down the road, where Le Clos Colombu the famous “wine cave”, offers a fascinating look at the wine making process and delicious tastings.
The seafront town of Calvi is perfect for walking and exploring with plenty of cafes and shops to enjoy within walking distance. The famous Citadel towers over the town and is part of the interesting history of fortresses and Roman remains in the area. Head down to the waterfront at Quai Landry below and a little further for stunning sandy beaches within about fifteen minutes on foot.
One of the most popular walking and hiking spots in Corsica, Calvi is the northern starting point for the famous GR20 route across the island as well as the Mare e Monti Nord route to Cargèse, south of the Golfe de Porto.
To the north you’ll find a wonderful and wild beach of l’Ostréiccone and further south, is the “Calanches de Piana” with incredible red rock formations above the sea for exploring.
Be sure to take the drive along “Route des Artisans“, which crosses through several charming Corsican villages like Pigna, Corbara and San Antonino.
Avapessa, Corsica, France. Nearest Airport: Calvi Ste-Catherine Airport
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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