Villa Doniche

The Valinco, Corsica

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Charming hillside villa
  • Stunning views
  • Comfortable, light and airy
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Restaurants/shops 10-minute drive
  • Beach 10-minute drive
Half-term happiness
10% off your total package price when you fly from Stansted on 26 May 2019. Please call our travel specialists on 020 8392 5858 to book.


Villa Doniche is one of five 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 Doniche, Villa Vigna Maggiore, Villa A Murta, Villa Vista 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 with full oven, kettle, fridge-freezer, microwave, 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
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Air-conditioning
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
  • Outside shower
  • New for 2019: Private saltwater swimming pool 6.8m x 7.5m (depth 1.6m), security alarm, access via steps - new pictures coming soon
  • 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

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 – 3.00pm
  • Check-out time – 9.00am


  • Restaurants 10min drive
  • Beach 10min drive
  • Shops and supermarkets 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 – 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 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

In Villa Doniche we had an epic time in the pool, feeding the cat, going to the beach. We especially loved the beach, Cupabia, and going on the pedalos and the inflatable chair behind the boat.
Jemima (aged 7) – August 2018

First class holiday experience – from booking to the overall standard of Casetta Bianca and Doniche, quality of Simpson travel representatives and general service.
Mr & Mrs Stevenson – September 2018

One fabulous holiday! Many visits to Corsica and it never disappoints. Stunning villa with wonderful views. The kitchen is fully equipped also. It was lovely to have a daily visit from a sweet natured cat. Lovely gardens, very pretty.
Lesley & Kevin – September 2017

Our fifth holiday to beautiful Corsica and it never fails to please. We enjoyed our stay at Villa Doniche. Beautiful position and views. When we arrived we were greeted with dark clouds but fortunately haven’t seen a cloud since. Blue skies and sun every day therefore we did not feel the need to move much. Zena was very helpful without being invasive.
Kath & Pete – July 2017

A great return visit – as good as last year! Great paths and views locally, and mountains very accessible. 
Helen & Tony – September 2016



Villa Doniche has been lovely place to stay. The views are magical and the pool is one of the nicest we have had. Corsica is beautiful, so many trees and very friendly people! We hope we will come back!
The Meynell Family – July 2016

We have enjoyed a very restful week in this glorious location, weather has been mainly sunny and warm – pool nice and fresh. Steven has been very helpful. Thank you Simpson Travel.
Clive & Jane – June 2016

A wonderful villa with everything we needed.
Mr Alderman – July 2015

A lovely relaxing holiday!
Mrs Church – July 2015

Villa Doniche is a beautiful villa in a beautiful location – a great place to explore Corsica from or just to relax by the pool and admire the views.
Mr Ormond – July 2014

Just magnificent! Beautiful villa, beautiful views, beautiful Corsica. Thank you to Karim and his wife and to Joelle (Simpson Travel) for being so helpful.
Mr & Mrs Marsland – June 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:

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5


  • 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.

Read more on our The Valinco region page

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