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- Beautifully restored shepherd's bergerie
- Stunning sea and mountain views
- Private swimming pool
- Restaurant 5min walk
- Beach 10min drive
The restoration of a traditional shepherd's bergerie has created a charming village house, retaining original features such as stone walls and vaulted ceilings. A swimming pool nestles amongst granite boulders and trees and takes advantage of wonderful sea views, whilst the other side the house enjoys mountain views across the Balagne. The village has two small restaurants as well as a hotel restaurant during the summer months, a bakery, a grocer's and a butcher's shop and U Casale is just five kilometres from the town centre and sandy beaches of Ile Rousse, and three kilometres from Monticello, with its well-known gastronomic restaurant.
- 2 bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
- Living room with TV, DVD and CD players, iPod dock, Bluetooth speakers, telephone (local and incoming calls)
- Kitchen/dining room with hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
- Garden terrace, kitchen terrace
- Small double bedroom (160 x 190cm bed) with en-suite bathroom with WC; TV
- Small twin bedroom (100 x 195cm beds) with en-suite bathroom with WC; TV
- Complimentary wifi
- Air-conditioning throughout
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
- Terraced grounds
- Private swimming pool 9m x 5.5m (depth 1.4m), security gate, access via steps
- Parking is not possible immediately outside the front door
- Access to the house is via 48 steps
- 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
- Restaurant 2-6min walk (in season) or 5-10min drive
- Beach 10min drive
- Île Rousse 10min drive
- Calvi airport 40min drive
- Bastia airport 1hr 20min drive
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:
- 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, VW Golf or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group D/H, Peugeot 508 or VW Tiguan 4x2, or similar*
* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.
Group C – 1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase
Group D – 1.4-2 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases
Group H – 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group K – Peugeot 5008 or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 2 large suitcases
Group J – Peugeot 2008 GPS Garanti or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 2 large suitcases
Group L – Renault Captur or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase
Group E – Renault Kedjar 4x4 or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 small and 1 large suitcase
Group G – VM Gold Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase
Group N – Ford Combi or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase
Group O – Ford Tourneo or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 small and 1 large suitcase
I would heartily recommend booking with Simpson Travel, I haven't had one moment when I've regretted booking our holiday with you. The website made the accommodation look too good to be true, but actually, it was very accurate and for us it was a wonderful holiday. I had no idea about Corsica or which part of the island to book and so I spoke to one of your agents prior to booking, who took the time to listen to our requirements and then suggested a few properties, and talked me through each one and explained the different parts of the island. I really value that knowledge and time and we were thrilled with the location, accommodation and everything.
Mrs Bracht – September 2017
What a wonderful villa and village with fantastic view an all round lovely place. We have had a really glorious week and Debbie was so nice to us.
Paulette and Frank – July 2017
We've had a lovely week here and have enjoyed the villa, the amazing views front & back, the walks and the local food. We took Debbie's advice and took the train to Calvi, the tour of local villages and the walk to Montiello. Most afternoons were spent laying by the pool, although only one of us was brave enough to get into it. This was our first visit to Corsica and I hope not our last!
Lorraine & David – May 2017
This is only the second time we have booked our holiday with Simpsons, but both years have been exceptional holidays. The properties are always very accurately described in the brochure and you can always speak to someone in the office who had actually been to the property and resorts. The representatives in the resort are always extremely helpful and on hand seemingly 24/7. We would have no hesitation in recommending Simpsons to all our friends and family and are very likely to use them again in the future. Thank you again Simpsons for such an excellent holiday this year and last. I will be getting down to booking our next year's trip very soon.
Mrs Haftke – August 2016
A stunning property with views to die for in a great small village accessible to excellent restaurants nearby and good walks. We have been to it four times which speaks for itself!
Mrs Davies – September 2015
We've had a lovely week staying at U Piazzale on our visit to Corsica. What a special property! We could have easily have spent our entire week at the villa, but we did venture out a little!
Mr Acreman – August 2015
We had a lovely relaxing week at U Piazzale. The stunning view from the terrace as we breakfasted on fresh bread from the village made a lovely start to the day, and we also enjoyed relaxing by the pool. Lots to do locally and we fitted in a variety of walks, beaches and restaurants. Two weeks next time would be great!
Ms Scott – August 2015
Our first time at U Piazzale and as fantastic as we had hoped. We didn't venture too far this year; local walks to nearby villages in the cool of the early morning or early evening, and the rest of the time at the beaches.
Prf Stirling – June 2015
We've just returned from a fantastic holiday in the Balagne area of Corsica – our fourth visit to Corsica. One of our best holidays ever, in terms of villa, situation and Simpsons rep.
Mrs Sanders – April 2015
The week has flown by, we had a fabulous stay enjoying Calvi beach, mountain villages, a vineyard and more. The pool here was a firm favourite for us all. So good that we were happy to spend many hours in it.
Dr Shukra – August 2014
We loved the location and the promise of "the road less travelled" was delivered in spades.
Mrs Giovannoni – July 2014
A wonderful week at U Piazzale. So much to see and do, a week wasn’t long enough.
Mr and Mrs Stirling – June 2014
Really enjoyed our stay here. Loved the contrast of mountain and sea views.
Mr McMans – June 2014
Everything one could wish for in a holiday. A warm welcome from the owners and Debbie. As returning guests U Piazzale lived up to all the memories.
Burke Family – May 2014
A great holiday/ very good staff/ beautiful location... all in all 'jolly good I say'... we love Corsica.
Mr Landon – September 2013
The house, gardens and pool are so perfect and the views so spectacular that we ended up being very lazy. This was our first visit to Corsica and we will undoubtedly be back. We are so impressed with the standard of service and the personal touch afforded by Simpson Travel.
Mr and Mrs George – September 2013
We never visited as much of the island as we originally imagined because the villa and pool were too perfect for us to resist. On top of the peacefulness of the village and spectacular views into the mountains and down to the sea, we've had the ideal week. Thanks for a great week.
McMahons – August 2013
A lovely week with lovely weather (being up in the hills brings advantages with the cooling breeze.) Definitely too much to see in one week. If you catch a moonrise over the mountains it is well worth it. Our kids were blown away by it.
Mr Brades – August 2013
Having a wonderful week in Corsica- it's a beautiful island and this is a magical house. Our twin boys aged five have loved learning to snorkel and thoroughly enjoyed the mini-water park at Calvi. Hope we will be back again one day.
Mr Smith – July 2013
Our second visit to this wonderful villa and you only have to be here for a few moments to realise why we returned! A glorious week of sunshine has meant we have spent a lot of time here- and why not! Thanks to Debbie for your help.
Mrs Davies – June 2013
We have enjoyed our week in this remarkable accommodation, and spectacular views; the rapidly changing and dramatic weather conditions have added to entertainment value. We walked to the Monticello over the hill to the north and down to 'Lac' or barrage. The sea was too cold for swimming but our pool was the right temperature. Thank you to Debbie for her help.
Mrs Hall – May 2013
Possibly the most relaxing holiday destination- simply stunning locations- we love the dual aspect. Sun in the morning at the back is a lovely spot for breakfast. So many great things to do- if you can tear yourself away from the pool! A fabulous week, we are very sad to leave. We hope to come back!
Mrs Gould – May 2013
Booking and travelling with Simpson Travel could not be easier. We travelled to Corsica in mid May and found the standard to the accommodation to be excellent and the quality of the information about the villa and the local area to be very comprehensive. The local representative is very helpful. We have normally booked our trips independently, but we will definitely be using Simpson Travel again and will be back to Corsica as soon as we can.
Mrs Gould - May 2013
Excellent stay in beautiful Bergerie. Wonderful views with red kites hovering above over breakfast. Train trip to Calvi and drive through the Balagne villages (especially Pigna) worthwhile. We also really enjoyed the walk from Lumio to Occi, and boat trip from St Florent to the beaches of Lotu and Saleccia.
Cox - May 2013
We prefer dealing with small specialised companies if we are not doing all of the bookings ourselves. Very good company.
Mr Le Coyte - July 2012
Thank you it was a pleasure doing business with your team!
Mrs Wiedeman - March 2012
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. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.
* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.
With fishermen mending their nets by the harbour, Calvi’s maritime heritage remains intact. However, the town has gained a new lease of life in the cafés and bars along Quai Landry, linking the marina and the port, with stretches of beach beyond.
Inland, the unspoilt beauty of The Balagne tells a different story of mountain wildernesses and the island's unspoilt and uniquely fragrant maquis. Follow the Route des Artisans through terracotta-tiled hilltop villages, overlooking a landscape of forests and mountains, and you’ll also find that an excellent glass of local wine is never far away.
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