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- Delightfully restored bergerie
- Beautiful rural location
- Very private
- Simpson family extras available
- Figari village 10-minute drive
- Beach 5-minute drive
Villa Cavallone is wonderfully private, with intoxicating views over maquis-clad countryside to the sea. Originally a traditional stone bergerie, this tasteful conversion displays appropriate respect for its history, with liberal use of natural materials and colours throughout. With a delightful pool, sundeck and barbecue, you may not wish to stray too far from this very comfortable villa, but there are many excellent beaches to enjoy within a ten-minute drive.
Lively Porto Vecchio is perfect for shopping and people-watching, while nearby Bonifacio is particularly atmospheric, especially at night when the daytime crowds have departed.
- 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
- Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
- TV (2 English-speaking news channels), DVD player, CD player with USB connection, iPod docking station
- Double bedroom (160cm bed)
- Twin/double bedroom
- Shower room with WC
- Washing machine
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Gas barbecue
- Private swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1.2m - 1.9m), security alarm, access via steps.
Cavallone 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.
- 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
- Additional cleaning can be arranged if required for €25/hour (2 hour minimum and subject to availability)
Simpson family extras
- Complimentary infant pack
- Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
- To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747
- 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 – 4.00pm
- Check-out time – 9.00am
- Figari village 10min drive
- Beaches 5min drive
- Bonifacio 20min drive
- Porto Vecchio 25min drive
- Sartène 35min drive
- Figari airport 15min drive
- Bastia airport 2hr 30min 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, Peugeot 2008 or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group H, Renault Scenic 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, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*
Group H – 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group D - VW Tiguan or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*
Group F – Peugeot 508 or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*
Group G – Audi A3 Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group J – VW Golf GPS or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*
Group K – Renault Grand Scenic or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*
Group N – 9-seater Toyota Proace or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*
Group O – 9-seater minibus Ford Galaxy or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*
Please note we can request automatic cars in all car groups except Group N. Please specify at time of booking if you require an automatic car
* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
The organisation of our holiday was perfect. It was a special celebration for us and Villa Cavallone was everything we could have asked for. Despite the travel issues, which were out of Simpson’s control, this was a memorable week. The rep couldn’t have been more charming or helpful. We would definitely book through Simpson again.
Debbie N – September 2019
This was our first time in Corsica and we loved it. A very relaxing week. Weather slightly mixed but if you’re canny you can always find a beach that is sheltered. Favourite beach – Rondinara and if it’s windy walk to the headland and you will find a still, sandy bay – lovely for swimming. We spent a day in the mountains and back via Sartène – glorious views. Wish we could stay longer and do some walking. We loved Cavallone – so private and peaceful. Thank you, Anna.
Alan & Lucy – September 2019
This was our first trip to Corsica and we have had the best time! Cavallone was perfection, all Anna’s suggestions were spot on and we loved relaxing at home or visiting nearby beaches. We ventured to Bonifacio and Palombaggia, which were both lovely but so crowded (get there before 9am), but we enjoyed the less crowded Tonnara and Roccapina beaches. Le Relais for dinner twice and the pizza truck in Figari on Saturday were highlights! Anna helped co-ordinate reservations and was very responsive. Most of all we loved enjoying wine on the deck during sunset. We hope to come back next year.
Kelly, Eddie & Rudi – August 2019
Such a relaxing place and so much to enjoy on the doorstep. Anna was very efficient and helpful, recommending and booking us into Le Relais restaurant in Sotta (our only meal out as the location at the villa is so stunning) and advising us how to get to places. Our overarching memory of this beautiful place will be the peace, serenity and seclusion.
Sarah & Kevin – June 2019
A beautiful place, loved the view! The wildlife and the stars! It’s a little gem of peace.
The Sheppards – August 2018
This is a very special place. A wildlife paradise. Never seen so many different insects, butterflies, lizards, etc. Even wild tortoise wander around the grounds and the red kites overhead are an amazing sight. Have a lovely holiday as we have just had.
Mark & Debbie – June 2018
Cavallone is a simply wonderful retreat, quiet and peaceful with the most stunning views. We were planning on a walking holiday but just couldn't tear ourselves away from the pool and the nearby secluded beaches. We always thought that others couldn't do it as well as we could ourselves, but Simpson Travel certainly can and do. We will be back again next year.
Ms Smith – May 2018
Cavallone is a comfortable house in a lovely location; peaceful, accessible, secluded and with a fabulous view. Cavallone is the perfect place to relax but also is a good base for exploring the region. Thank you, Simpson Travel.
Mrs Carrington – October 2017
We had a wonderfully relaxing week at Cavallone. This was our fifth visit to Corsica, all with Simpson Travel. We have been using Simpson for our family holidays for many years now and they never disappoint. Cavallone has been a perfect place for us to unwind. It is so peaceful and the view is stunning! We have seen some local wildlife! A big thank you to our rep, Zena, for all her help and advice. Nothing was too much trouble.
Arthur & Sian – July 2017
We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything we needed within 10 minutes. Simpson Travel were very helpful from the start. The perfect host during our stay, nothing was ever too much trouble. Corsica is truly magical!
Deborah & Mark – June 2017
We loved our late summer week at Cavallone. The perfect spot to relax, swim, drink and appreciate the view and from which to make the odd excursion. The little beach at Figari, almost directly across the main road from the villa, is ideal for a quick dip in the sea. Warm and clear water! Finally, thanks to the wonderful Zena who couldn’t have been more welcoming, gracious and helpful!
Leslie & Richard – June 2017
The villa is very lovely as is its setting – we had a nice relaxing week. Corsica is a beautiful island and we went to the usual places. This is our first holiday using Simpson Travel, but not the last. Everyone has been extremely helpful.
Adam & Tracey – May 2017
As a last minute booking it could not have been better, from the very informed and helpful Hamish to the warm welcome at Figari airport by Stephen and the team. Cavallone was everything that we expected and more as was the beautiful island of Corsica. Thank you, Simpson Travel – we will recommend you to all.
Mrs Hall – May 2016
Fabulous, if you like peace and quiet and a get away holiday with no stress, hardly any traffic, unspoiled – this is the place for you. Cavallone is wonderful, the views are amazing and you are completely on your own with your own pool and own space.
Mrs Thompson – June 2015
We stayed at Cavallone, it was beautiful and quiet. The property was beautiful with lots of mod cons, the bed fantastically comfortable. We were a short drive from great beaches and places to visit. It was wonderful to get up and and have a swim in the pool first thing…so great in fact that we had to make a conscious effort to drag ourselves away from the property to visit elsewhere. All in all a fantastic holiday in a beautiful property…couldn't find any faults…wish we could have stayed longer than two weeks!
Miss Tyndall – May 2015
Beyond expectations – highly professional, courteous, efficient: will use again!
Prof Gordon – September 2014
A great week spent doing very little, apart from lying by the pool and the odd trip to the shop. The rural location has been excellent for wildlife: red kite and bee eaters during the day; toad, hedgehog, hare and fox by night. Fantastic.
Mr Beare – September 2013
Charming villa in an amazing setting. We loved the privacy and the feeling of the being in the countryside surrounded by the sounds, smells and wildlife of the maquis. Spent a relaxing week enjoying the pool and the warm breeze, not straying too far afield. We found the local beaches and coastline very beautiful, natural and unspoilt – good to see that much of it is protected. Lovely!
The Abbit family – August 2013
What a beautiful place! We found this last minute – and it was great. Perfect! The view, the sunsets, the pool, the olive tree (better than a parasol – great to sit underneath in the sunchairs or play a game with the children), the breeze and the smell – especially in the morning. And most of all after a night with a thunderstorm – it smelled heavenly! Enjoy this lovely place.
Mr De Rooij – August 2013
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.
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Just across the water from Sardinia, history takes a cosmopolitan turn in the winding streets, imposing citadels and elegant marinas of Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. A luxury holiday here comes with no shortage of style, and plenty of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and museums. Not far away, you'll also find the family-friendly beaches of Pinarello and pine-shaded Palombaggia, as well as the white sands of Santa Giulia and chic St Cyprien.
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