Bergerie Olivu Corsica, Calvi & The Balagne

This romantic retreat is one of six stone bergeries set in 17 acres of grounds with a shared swimming pool, which is around two minutes away on foot. The properties are set well apart from one another for privacy, and enjoy beautiful views over Calvi, its historic Citadel and the sea. All around are fields of immortelle (or Helichrysum Italicum, to give it its proper name), known as the everlasting flower. The essential oil from immortelle is used in face creams due to its reputed anti-ageing properties, and the Corsican variety is particularly prized for its potency.
The studio is small, but has plenty of private outdoor space for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks and that amazing view. Calvi is a 10 minute drive away, and for a special treat, daily breakfast delivery is available on request.
  • Studio cottage (sleeps 2)
  • Open-plan sleeping/living/dining/kitchen area 
  • Kitchen includes hob, combination microwave/grill oven, fridge (with ice-cube freezer compartment), washing machine
  • Satellite TV (1 English-speaking news channel)
  • Double bed with storage draws
  • Shower room
  • Separate WC
  • Hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Air-conditioned
  • Furnished terrace 
  • Exterior shower
  • Shared swimming pool 2min walk, 12m x 6m (depth 1.10m – 2.50m)
  • Large shared grounds.
  • Traditional Corsican breakfast served on terrace 7am-10am, available on request if pre-booked before departure (£9/person/day) and includes: coffee, orange juice, bread, variety of Corsican goat’s cheese and charcuterie (Lonzu, Coppa and Sauccison), pastries, croissants, pains au chocolat, brioche and pains au lait
Villa access times:
  • Check-in time – 3:00pm
  • Check-out time – 9:00am
  • Beach 10min drive
  • Restaurants 10min drive  
  • Île Rousse 30min drive
  • Calvi airport 15min drive  
  • Bastia airport 1hr 45min drive 
  • Bergerie Olivu is very well equipped and has stunning views over Calvi. It's a peaceful retreat, perfect for relaxing and as a base for exploring the area. Mrs Nelson - August 2016
  • Again another a wonderful holiday in a magical setting. Thank you. Mrs Hilton - July 2016
  • Just like all the other visitors we were knocked out by the view and the ambiance of the whole place. Two weeks aren't enough! We too thank Pierre B and Debbie for their cheerful help and guidance. Pat and Barry Mr Moulang - September 2015
  • What an amazing place, with an amazing view! We have loved our week here in Calvi. Thank you Debbie and Pierre for making our stay a fabulous one, we'll be back! Mrs Cain - September 2015
  • We have had a wonderful two weeks here. What a lovely estate you have here, tranquil, peaceful, relaxing - no noisy neighbours - stunning scenery, everything one could ask in fact. You have been a charming, helpful host and we would love to return in years to come. Mrs Corradine - August 2015
  • One week simply is not enough time here at Bergerie Olivu. We love the land, the sunshine, the breath-taking view, the chirping birds, the peacefulness and really everything about Corsica. What’s not to love about being in this sweet, tranquil hideaway. We will return. Ms Graham - August 2014

Our choice of Corsican properties is as diverse as the island itself, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide.

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