With its stunning aquamarine colour scheme and solid walls built from the island’s distinctive pale golden granite, Villa Liccia is the perfect marriage of beach and mountain, and an inspired choice if you are keen to experience the best of both during your Corsican stay.
The interiors are stylish and immaculate, but the focal point of this property is the pool, encircled by granite boulders and sheltered by tall trees for privacy. You can enjoy all your meals under the shade of the poolside dining pergola, a particularly spectacular spot in the evenings as the sun sets in a blaze of pink and gold behind the mountains to the west. The drama of these peaks adds to the sense of rural tranquillity, but the house is far from isolated, within easy reach of many beaches including La Testa, Roccapina and the celebrated ‘sunset beach’ at Tonnara. Nearby Figari offers a good range of local shops and restaurants, and for a more sophisticated dining experience, Porto Vecchio (15 minute drive) spoils for choice.
The excellent location means you can access both the east and the west coast beaches as the mood takes you, not to mention the iconic mountain landscapes around Ste Lucie de Tallano, Zonza and the unforgettable ‘needles’ of the Col de Bavella, all reachable within 60-90 minutes by car.
Tarabucetta is a convenient 15-minute drive from Figari airport, which means planes are visible and sometimes audible depending on the wind direction. However, it’s not a busy airport and daily flights are relatively infrequent.