Villa A Murta

The Valinco, Corsica

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Charming hillside villa
  • Stunning views
  • Comfortable, light and airy
  • Restaurants/shops 10-minute drive
  • Beach 10-minute drive

Villa A Murta is one of four charming villas on the hillside adjacent to the ancient village of Olmeto: tranquil and picturesque with its terracotta rooftops, slopes cascading down to the unspoilt beaches of the Valinco Gulf – the area is a walker's paradise.

Each property benefits from its own private swimming pool cleverly designed to provide privacy and the most spectacular of views, whether barbecuing al fresco or enjoying the peacefulness of the terraces. The open-plan layout and bright décor combine to create a light and airy feel, while the furnishings are a stylish but unfussy blend of contemporary and traditional – from rattan and wicker to the chunky wood dining table. Whether in the kitchen or the sitting room, Villa A Murta, Villa Doniche, Villa Vigna Maggiore and Villa l'Alta all come fully equipped and the local beaches, shops and restaurants are just a short drive away.



  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4)
  • Living/dining area with Satellite TV; leads to covered terrace
  • Kitchen includes full oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Open-plan double bedroom with shower and basin (no WC)
  • Open-plan twin bedroom with shower and basin (no WC)
  • WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
  • Saltwater swimming pool 6.8m x 3.8m (depth 1.4m), security alarm, access via steps
  • Please note that access to the villa is up a steep tarmac driveway


  • 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


  • 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


  • Restaurants/shops 10min drive
  • Beach 10min drive
  • Ajaccio 1hr 15min drive
  • Figari airport 1hr 20min 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*

* 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*

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 suitcase*

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 – VW Coccinelle CC 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 K – Renault Grand Scenic or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

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

Our first taste of Corsica and we love it. Enjoyable, well-thought out accommodation with spectacular views which changes over the day with the comings and goings in the port. We will be back.
Bryan & Celia – October 2017

Fantastic week here – loved the villa and the views. Spent the time snorkelling or jumping waves and relaxing on the deck. Our favourite beach was Cupabia, but also liked Cala d’Orzo, Portigliolo and Campomoro. Ate out in Propriano, Olmeto, Abartello, Cala d’Orzo but enjoyed our lunch at ‘U San Petru’ in Serra di Ferro the most – very friendly. Thanks to Zena for tracking down my Kindle after I left it on the plane! Can’t wait to visit Corsica again.
Sarah, Simon, Thomas & Holly – September 2017

We enjoyed a fantastic week here at Villa A Murta, the villa was great and the views amazing. Visited Porto Pollo, Laurosu, Portgiliolo and Campomoro beaches. Campomoro was our favourite although there is little parking so need to go early. Also enjoyed a lovely lunch at a restaurant there. Can also recommend ‘Chez Angel' and 'Riva Bella' to eat. Thanks to Zena and Simpson Travel.
The Curtis Family – August 2017

We have had a fabulous time at Villa A Murta with many a day spent enjoying the dreamy view! Lots of visits to the local beaches which are all lovely. Our favourite is Campomoro. Agree with previous comment in the villa's guest book that you need to go early to get a parking spot! Big thanks to Zena for her assistance settling in and excellent local knowledge and recommendations. We were very impressed when she popped back to her car with some door hooks so we had somewhere to hang our towels – excellent service! We will be back!
The Roddick Family – August 2017

Villa A Murta is everything we wanted/expected. We are veterans of villa holidays – this one was outstanding from every angle. Thank you Simpson Travel and a very big thank you to our representative!
Mr Petitpierre – July 2017

Exellent holiday experience as we have come to expect from Simpson Travel.
Mr Connah – June 2017


A charming villa with endless views.  In the two weeks we’ve been here we’ve visited most of the area which is very beautiful. Campomoro and Porto-Pollo were favourites for our daughter as they were both very sheltered and shallow. We hired a powerboat from ‘Locanautic’ in Propriano for the day and have to recommend navigating to some of the inaccessible coves on the very south-west of Corsica between Campomoro and Tizzano.
Ben, Sarah & Emily – May 2017

First week to Corsica! Lovely week, relaxing by the pool with stunning views. 
Jenny & Simone – July 2016

A great company with excellent service!
Mrs Glen – September 2015

Our local representative, Diane, was excellent. Very knowledgeable without being assertive and had a lovely manner.
Mrs Collier – May 2014

Another glorious two weeks in Corsica organised by Simpson Travel. They take the stress out of the coming and going and the quality of the accommodation is always reliable. The reps are on hand to sort out any problems but are equally unobtrusive if you don't need them. We are already planning our next trip.
Mrs Raikes – September 2012

Villa with a great view – it is fun to watch the boats coming and going! Relaxing week and easy to do very little!
Mr & Mrs Stokes – September 2012

Views fantastic, lots of lazing on the decking and use of barbecue, had great weather – mid-20s up to 31 degrees on our last day! Campomoro very worth a day or two. Porto Pollo like Campomoro is close enough to drive to – 35 minutes – lovely bay and restaurants. Bonifacio a bit further afield – 1 hour 20 minutes – but magnificent walled town. Always nice to return to the villa. All in all a great holiday. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. P.S. Propriano is also very nice.
Mr & Mrs McSharry – May 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.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

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  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

The Gulf of Valinco makes for an inspiring holiday destination – and not just for the wonderful beaches. Propriano is one of the oldest island resorts, its marina lined with cafés and restaurants. South lies Campomoro and, to the north, in the folds of the Taravo Valley, stand the menhirs of Filitosa. Inland, you’ll find the mountain villages of the Alta Rocca, below the Bavella Peaks. And don’t miss the ancient capital of the south, Sartène, a favourite with wine buffs.

Complete the picture with one of our handpicked luxury villas and enjoy your holiday in The Valinco to the full.

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