• 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Comfortable family villa
  • Light and spacious
  • Private gated swimming pool
  • Mature gardens
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Pinarello beach/shops 5-minute drive

With its gated pool, grassy lawn and handy poolhouse, Villa Ruscana is a family holiday classic, with plenty of space for everyone to relax and make themselves completely at home. The décor is a little less contemporary than some of our newer villas, but the property has plenty of practical extras such as air conditioning and a large TV and DVD player for when the children want some quiet time out of the sun. You can stock the poolhouse fridge with your favourite wine, beer and ice cream, and then enjoy an evening at your own private bar while the children are safely tucked up in bed.

Outside, the pool nestles in mature, secluded gardens, and there are lovely views from the upper floor terrace to Pinarello bay and the distinctive Genoese watch tower of A Ruscana in the distance. Nearby Pinarello has a long beach around a semi-circular bay and watersports facilities including boat hire, sailing and windsurf schools in the main season.

Pinarello village has a couple of shops and a good choice of places to eat, ranging from child-friendly pizzerias to smart seafood restaurants. For shops and a livelier atmosphere, sophisticated Porto Vecchio is just over half an hour away.



  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Main level (first floor)

  • Villa entrance
  • Living room with TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker; access to balcony with covered seating area
  • Kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (195cm x 160cm bed) with open-plan shower room (no WC)
  • Twin air-conditioned bedroom (190cm x 90cm beds)
  • Family bathroom with WC
  • Separate WC
  • Please note there are steps dividing the areas on the main upper living space
  • Access to the pool from the upper living area is via steps down from the front door and round the side of the villa

Lower level

  • Accessed via spiral staircase with gate
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (190cm x 140cm bed) with access to lower terrace
  • Twin bedroom (190cm x 90cm beds)
  • Family shower room with WC
  • Please note there is an exterior locked storage area on this level which is not open to guests


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Poolhouse
  • Private gated swimming pool 9m x 5m (depth 1.5m throughout), accessed by Roman steps


  • 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


  • Beach 5min drive
  • Restaurants 5-10min drive
  • Porto Vecchio 35min drive
  • Figari airport 50min drive

Car hire

Car options

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, Citroen C4 Picasso or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 Group K, Renault Grand Scenic or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Peugeot 2008 or similar*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 2008, and 1 Group H, Citroen C4 Picasso, or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 Group H, Citroen C4 Picasso or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

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*

Group K – 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group D - Peugeot 3008 or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group E – SUV Automatic Toyota CHR Hybrid or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group F – Ford Mondeo 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 – Peugeot 308 GPS or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group L – Renault Captur Automatic or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group N – 9-seater Toyota Proace or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group X - Citroen Berlingo or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large and 1 small suitcase*

* 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.

Customer feedback

A wonderful two weeks in this lovely villa – fantastic location and an area we knew very well. First visit in September though, and great to have clear roads for a change! I’d recommend the walk from Fautea beach to Lavu Santu, it’s only up the road and stunning views, even on days when it’s too windy to swim. PS couple of bits of advice about the pool – wear shoes as decking gives splinters and it’s a terrible breeding ground for mosquitoes (decking again) so avoid once sun starts to dip.
Jackie & Huwe - September 2018

A lovely relaxing week in this villa, which is perfect with five children (aged 4-16). We discovered the hard way that the traffic is quite difficult at this time of year – to go to Bonifacio, for example (worth the trouble) requires an early (pre-9am) or late start. Parking there is very difficult in the middle of the day. We settled on a routine of lazy days by the pool and heading out mid-afternoon. Pinarello Beach was perfect for us with lots of safe swimming and good beach cafés and restaurants for a proper dinner by the harbour. Overall, a wonderful week!
The Branch Family – August 2018

A wonderful week in this lovely and well equipped villa. Altogether a great success and enjoyed by all ages in our group.
The Jackaman & Sumner families – August 2018

We enjoyed a great week in Corsica. We like Porto Vecchio and recommend “Shirley’s” for good crepes. As another guest said, the Valle du Cavu (near the café Les 3 Piscines) was a great place for run. Beach at Pinarello perfect for us if you time the traffic right. Loved the villa and relaxing by the pool, very quiet and peaceful, and we met the tortoise too. We also had a great day out in Bonifacio. Hope to come back to Corsica some time!
The Mitchell Family – August 2018


We travelled to Corsica with Simpson Travel and spent a lovely week in Villa Ruscana near Porto Vecchio. The journey was fine, collection of hire car straightforward, and the villa was fantastic. Loved every minute, whether lazing around our pool or sightseeing or eating out. This was our third visit to Corsica and second with Simpson Travel. Can’t really fault the holiday.
Mr Harrington – October 2017

Simpson Travel took fantastic care of us on our holiday. Quick, efficient organisation before we left; a first class, beautifully maintained and spectacularly located villa; and constantly available help and support throughout. We would definitely and happily use Simpson again.
Mr Hicks-Beach – August 2016

Had a fab time – loved the villa, really well equipped. Kimberley was super helpful, really knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips. Thank you.
The Watts Family – August 2016

A fantastic villa, we could never tire of the view! Kimberley was so helpful and friendly. She did lots of research for us about restaurants and beaches. The villa is ideal for having two families, especially having plenty of garden space for the children to play in. All in all, a great holiday in a fantastic villa. Many thanks Simpson Travel!
The Bulls & The Hattans – July 2016

Thank you for the nice holiday. I was totally surprised by the good quality and impressive service.
Mr Roeleven – July 2016

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.

To complement this elegant destination, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas, boutique hotels and apartments in Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, near the beautiful south’s best attractions.

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