Le Hameau Sant' Andria - U Pasciale Corsica, St Florent & Cap Corse

In the style of an old Corsican hamlet, with small paths, steps and stone buildings, this delightful stone-built cottage lies in vast grounds and offers a unique base from which to enjoy all the delights of this enchanting corner of the island. The one-bedroom cottage boasts its own swimming pool and all guests share the pleasure of the grounds with its olive trees, myrtle, and Mediterranean flowers. Just outside Saint Florent, the location offers the best of coast and countryside.
Accommodation:
  • 1 air-conditioned bedroom (sleeps 2)
  • Living/dining room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD/CD-player, small terrace
  • Small kitchen with 2-ring electric hob, oven/microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Shower room with hairdryer

General:

  • Iron, ironing board, pool and bath towels provided
  • Terrace, swimming pool terrace, barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 4.3m x 3.1m (depth 1.4m – 1.5m), security alarm, ladder access.
  • Children are not permitted

Cleaning/linen:

  • 1 week holidays – does not include a mid-stay clean or bed linen/towel change
  • 2 week holidays – includes a light mid-stay clean and bed linen/towel change
Complimentary wifi:
  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails
  • We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected
Villa access times:
  • Check-in time – 3:00pm
  • Check-out time – 9:00am

Location:

  • Beach 10-15min drive
  • Restaurant 5-10min drive
  • Shops (Oletta) 7min drive
  • Saint Florent 10min drive
  • Bastia airport 40min drive
  • We have travelled with Simpson Travel for a number of years and have never been disappointed with the standard of care and accommodation we have received. We have recommended Simpson Travel to a number of people who have not had such a pleasant experience with their tour operator. We hope to travel with Simpson Travel, gaining new experiences and perhaps returning to old haunts over the coming years. Mr Chilton - September 2016
  • Simpson Travel offer a superb personal service throughout the entire time of the holiday ensuring total confidence for the traveller. Mr Morriss - May 2016
  • This was our second visit to Le Hammeau and it was wonderful. This villa is very special and we loved the pool especially as the weather was so hot.We hope to be able to return again. Mrs Hinkins - July 2015
  • A superb holiday. The standard of the villa and service was excellent and comes highly recommended. Mr Bell - September 2013
  • Our week at U Pasciale was lovely, a quiet countryside retreat, but close to everything we needed. It was a pleasure each morning over breakfast, to hear and watch the Red Kites calling as they searched for their own breakfast. Mr Williams - September 2013
  • We'd highly recommend Simpson Travel. Excellent service from the beginning. The villa is lovely and Martine has been incredibly helpful. Mr and Mrs Dampney - August 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon in Corsica. The villa has been fantastic for spending lazy days by the pool and soaking up the sun. Relax and enjoy. Mr and Mrs McGhee - May 2013
  • Although we have visited Les Calanches 3 times, this was our first visit to Cap Corse and we’ve loved exploring a new area! ‘Meteo defavorable’ prevented us from taking a boat to Saleccia but we’ve enjoyed the beaches at Farinole (great sunset) and Ostriconi. If you visit the latter, it’s well worth taking a detour on the way home to see stunning Lama, an Italianate hilltop town (with 2 restaurants if you’re brave enough to tackle the precipitous roads after a vino). One boring tip – if you can park in the free car park at St. Florent, do so, because the queue for the caisse at the paying one can stretch for miles at the end of the day... Corsica is still one of my favourite places in the world – can’t wait to come back! Mr Curry - September 2012
  • Thank you! We had a lovely holiday. Miss Chapman - August 2012
  • Nothing more to say! We’ve had a fantastic time here. Have a great time. Miss Chapman - August 2012
  • Excellent Destination, Excellent Holiday, Fantastic Resort Support unlike many other travel companies Ms Mccarthy - July 2012
  • We have enjoyed our stay very much. St. Florent is indeed a charming town at all times of the day. Boat trips to Loto and Saleccia are excellent. The latter gets surprisingly busy by midday so we advise taking the earliest, 9.15 boat, buying tickets from 4.30 the previous day at the office. Loto, though smaller in length is deeper and absorbs numbers with ease. We loved I’lle Rousse and bathed at Plage de Bodri just the other side of the town. St. Florent Cathedral has interesting Norman capitals and Oletta is well worth a stroll through – little changed for many decades. The tour of Cap Corse is well worth the effort and the beach at very northerly end, sublime. Dr Gooding - July 2012
  • Can’t add anymore! Just relax & enjoy. Mr & Mrs Sullivan - June 2012
  • Good to have the dedicated desk for car hire. Good to have someone to meet us at airport. Mr Morris - June 2012
  • It has been our first visit to Corsica and a very enjoyable holiday. The house and its location are very good; the pool and air conditioned proving valuable as it has been a tad hot at times, we’ve seen 43? – 45?. We’ve travelled quite a bit around the northern half of the island; Nonza (worth a stop) and round the Cap Corse (nearly all made roads) and stopped for lunch at Macinaggio; to Calvi (worth a trip), stopping off at I’île Rousse; and Corte (that day!). But St. Florent is wonderful at any time of the day, and we did go most days. The new supermarket this side of town is good. And Oletta of course – we visited frequently for a potter around. We ate out most days and enjoyed many. So, all in all, a very enjoyable time with many fond memories with a bit of regret we didn’t do and see more of this lovely island. Mr & Mrs Morris - June 2012
  • Our first stay in Corsica – perhaps the most perfect week to come, helped by the Queen’s Jubilee which means the schools’ half term and therefore the expensive season is a week later than usual! We have enjoyed a concert of nightingales every evening and the wild flowers and flowering shrubs have been amazing. Red kite with their V-shaped tails are as common here as crows. Are the bright green lizards a different species from the UK and mainland France common lizard? Not wanting to spend time shut in a car, we have walked for miles along the ‘Sentier du Littoral’, pausing for a swim when we found a suitable cove. We watched a grass snake swimming elegantly across the cove we were bathing in – surprised to see a creature we associate with fresh water in a maritime environment. (Someone told us there are only harmless grass snakes in Corsica, no adders (vipères in French)) We loved the quiet beaches – two or three couples, with the occasional visit from a dozen cows or goats. Paradise. Mr & Mrs Herbert - May 2012
  • This was our first visit to Corsica and we weren’t disappointed. Beautiful pale terracotta villages nestling in the mountain foothills. Stunning scenery. For the non-walkers, the drive around Cap Corse (clockwise!) was breathtaking – sometimes literally! The break for lunch in Macinaggio by the marina was a wonderful place to people watch and eat Moules! Calvi was worth the journey as was Corte, in the centre of the island and Vivario, where views of the snow-clad mountains seemed un-real. Sadly we missed the heat-wave in UK! Mr & Mrs Marston - May 2012
  • Another wonderful stay in Corsica. Sleepy villages, high mountain paths, waterfalls, abandoned monasteries in the hills not to mention the wildlife. To name but a few, we have seen, eagles, salamanders, pigs, goats, cows, boar, spiders and even a snake wriggling along the road. The pace of life here is unique, the people charming and warm. The food here is so special, a sincere use of what is true to their region, with little fuss – and as far the vin d’orange, I could happily glug away most days. Truly special. Mr Cooper - May 2012
  • Our first visit to Corsica has been a total delight! We have been amazed by the dramatic scenery, the beauty, and the tiny settlements clinging to the mountainsides. Driving can be a heart-stopping experience, and it takes longer than expected to get from place to place, with endless bends! We particularly enjoyed our walk to the Desert de Agriates and Plage de Saleccia via the ‘Popeye’ boat trip. Decent shoes are recommended for that but you can just stay on the Plage de Loto. Our favourite trip was up to Haut Asco where there was still snow on the mountain tops. The drive is pretty ‘hairy’ with steep drops and blind bends but the views are stunning. The Spar supermarket had everything we could possibly want. Call into the pottery on the way to St Florent and practise your French with a potter – a very friendly chap and his work is fair value compared to the big boys. Ms Harwood - May 2012

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