Villa l'Alta

The Valinco, Corsica

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  • Spacious contemporary villa
  • Stunning sea views
  • Private saltwater plunge pool
  • Restaurants/shops 10-minute drive
  • Beach 10-minute drive

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On a hillside estate, Villa l’Alta (‘The High One’) forms part of a cluster of five villas, along with Villa Doniche, Villa Vigna Maggiore, Villa Vista and Villa A Murta near the ancient village of Olmeto. This spacious one-bedroom, contemporary property enjoys stunning sea views with French windows opening out onto a delightful private terrace. From the sumptuous double bed you can gaze out over woodland and the glorious views across the Valinco Gulf.

Outside, there’s a private plunge pool built into the rocks, as well as a barbecue. The large, lawned areas of the estate help create a lovely sense of space and the villas, although neighbouring, are well spaced out giving you your privacy wherever you stay.

The tranquil, terracotta-roofed Olmeto with its shops and restaurants is a 10-minute drive away and beyond that, the unspoilt beaches of the Valinco. The area is a walker’s paradise and the perfect base for exploring the area and the traditional village of Sartène nearby.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen with Satellite TV
  • Kitchen includes full oven, kettle, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite Italian shower room, access to terrace and pool area
  • Separate WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Integrated air-conditioning throughout
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)
  • Private saltwater plunge pool with integrated rocks 4m x 5.5m (depth 0.20m – 1.70m) security alarm, access via steps.
  • Pool is heated in May, June and September (pool can be heated outside of these months at a charge of £120/week and must be pre-booked in the UK)
  • The villa is reached via a steep tarmac driveway and requires a reasonably confident driver

Cleaning/linen

  • 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

WiFi

  • 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

Location

  • 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*

* 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*

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 H – Renault Scenic or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

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.

Customer feedback

We really enjoyed our time at Villa L’Alta. The villa is perfectly situated with good views of the coast and surrounding countryside. We made good use of the plunge pool and barbecue and had a relaxing time there. The restaurants recommended by the local rep were excellent.
Mr Hammersley – September 2019

First time in Corsica, first time for a fortnight’s holiday in longer than I can remember. Absolutely loved the place. The island, the people, the Gulf, the villa, the wildlife. Every morning a joy to sit breakfasting, looking at the panoramic views and the butterflies on the lavender. Made friends with the Tyrrhenian lizards – incredibly tame. Lovely beaches – especially enjoyed the one just below us with great snorkelling and Campomoro is superb.
Dave & Ally – July 2019

This is our first time self-catering and first time in Corsica and we’ve loved every minute. Nothing has been too much trouble for Sylvain and the caretaker – the villa, its setting and the views are all wonderful. Great weather and the pool has been so fantastic. Although the beaches are wonderful we loved going up inland – Cap de Bavella is breathtaking.
Nic & Sheila – July 2019

Our third visit to Corsica with Simpson Travel and our second at the Villa L'Alta. What a fantastic villa in such a beautiful location.
Brian Eno – June 2019

This has been our second stay here and third in Corsica. We have manged to find something new on each visit. This year’s gem was a drive up into the mountains on the D575 and D69 – fabulous views and lots of wildlife…it was a magical trip. We managed to pack in trips to Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio and Ajaccio. We also visited Filitosa – another first for us and well worth the visit. It was so lovely to just chill by the pool that we spent a lot of the time there, making use of the cool plunge pool when it got just too hot! We’ve loved being here again, enjoyed the local flora and fauna.
Jeannie & Colin – June 2019

Outstanding! Villa – class. Views – beautiful. Beaches – Campomoro. Weather – glorious sunshine all week. Also enjoyed watching kite, lizards and butterflies. Many thanks to Sylvain and Simpson. We’ll be back.
Terry & Christine – June 2019

Our first visit to Corsica and it hasn’t disappointed us at all. View – spectacular, villa equally as good. Ate out three evenings (twice at La Source) and had a barbecue four nights out of seven! The villa has been equipped with everything we needed so why not sit and enjoy that view! Loved the fort at Bonifacio and a road trip into the mountains to Allene and Quenza – not for the faint-hearted if you’re scared of heights – but spectacular nonetheless. We will be back. Thank you Robin and Simpson.
Simon & Lucy – May 2019

Stating the obvious – what a fantastic view and beautiful villa. Perfectly appointed! Ate out at La source in Olmeto, very good and friendly. Ate in 4 nights – fantastic relaxing afternoons and evenings. Visited many beautiful, quiet, unspoilt beaches, favourites are Campomoro and Perte Pollo. Great lunches at U Spuntino in Campomoro, La Cirque at Abbartello, Corsair at the end of Propriano road. A fantastic first week in Corsica with Zena, Sylvain and Simpson Travel. Hope it’s not the last. What a huge island – probably have to choose another area next time.
Marzena & Gary – May 2019

 

 

 

 

This is the best view from a bed we’ve had in a long time! We did a lot of walks, hired a boat, Cupabia beach is wonderful. Had a lovely time.
Mark & Nicole – September 2018

Incredible week, very chilled, never got tired of the view. Barbecue six nights out of the seven! Definitely check out La Source in Olmetto. Great food, incredible views, not too pricey. Enjoy!
Neil & Kat – August 2018

Villa l'Alta is a lovely modern villa with breath-taking views over The Valinco. To wake up in the morning and see those views from your bed is quite something.
Paul Murfin – July 2018

We went to Corsica with high expectations and were not disappointed. The villa was as stunning as the photos led us to believe and Zena, our Simpson Travel rep, was excellent. All information was spot-on and we will certainly investigate other destinations that Simpson Travel has on offer.
Mr Nelson – August 2017

This was our second visit to this lovely villa. We have certainly made the most of the view, barbeque and lovely pool. The highlight of our holiday was seeing a baby hawk on the rocks at the top of the swimming pool. I hope that we will be back here for a third visit soon!
Lucida & Ray – July 2017

This was our second visit to Corsica with Simpson Travel and we had a wonderful time in the stunning Villa l'Alta. Waking up to the breathtaking views across the bay, followed by breakfasts on the terrace, watching eagles and kites flying overhead – all heralded days of visiting the many sights and experiences that Corsica has to offer; or simply lazing by the beautiful plunge pool in the sun.
Mr Peters – June 2017

What can we say about this beautiful villa and its surroundings that hasn’t already been said? We ate breakfast every morning sitting on the terrace, watching eagles and kites soaring overhead. The plunge pool has been a joy – cooling our sun-baked feet. We have loved going out to explore the area – but have loved coming back to relax by and in the pool just as much. Thank you Simpson Travel – another fabulous villa in Corsica.
Sarah & Colin – June 2017

Really enjoyed our week at Villa l’Alta! Fantastic weather, fantastic view and a fantastic island. We enjoyed the local beaches, all gorgeous! We also enjoyed a trip into the mountains and a day trip to Bonifacio. We haven’t eaten out much, we preferred to eat in with the magnificent views and brilliant local rosé. Enjoy your stay here!
Anne & Chris – May 2017

 

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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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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