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Villa Solana

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Sartene | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6 + 1

Rates: from £3,625 per week

Villa Solana is a former oil mill that has been transformed into a luxury house full of Corsican charm with magnificent stone walls providing a genuine rural retreat. The property is part of a wine-growing estate including 3 private properties and located right behind the cellars. Set amongst vineyards & ideally located close to beaches, the coastline and Figari airport everything is set up for the perfect, unforgettable villa holiday. For those looking to explore and immerse themselves in Corsican culture this house in 'shabby chic' finish is the ideal base from which to visit typical Corsican villages, the  idyllic cove-lined coast and dramatic mountains.

Accommodation is spread over 200 m² on two floors with three bedrooms, each including an en-suite bath or shower room. The queen-size bedroom is located on the first floor. One double bedroom with fireplace and a twin bedroom with the possibility to add another single bed are located on the ground floor. The entrance hall opens directly onto a large fully-equipped kitchen with open plan dining room, whilst the living room is equipped with fireplace, TV, DVD Player, Hi-Fi System and telephone. A summer kitchen located in the garden is equipped with BBQ, refrigerator and dish washer and the outdoor dining area is ideal for meals around the pool whilst the wicker patio furniture is perfect for relaxing with a good book or simply sitting back to enjoy the view across the valley. The relaxation area with independent access includes a hammam and a rest room with shower completes the luxury amenities.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:


Ground Floor
  • Living room with fireplace, TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system and telephone.
  • Open plan dining room with fireplace leading onto a large fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Bedroom 1: Double bed (140cm) and fireplace, en-suite shower room and separate toilet.
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with two twin beds (90cm each). Possibility to add a third 90cm bed. En-suite shower room with W.C.
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

First floor
  • Bedroom 3: Queen-size bed (160cm) with en-suite bathroom and separate toilet. This room is air-conditioned.
Suggested General Activities:
  • Ajaccio - take a guided sightseeing trip to Corsica's capital which is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. His home is today a museum.
  • Calvi is known as Corsica's Capital of Culture - Visit one of many music festivals (Jazz-Festival in June / Calvi on the Rocks in July).
  • Porto-Vecchio - enjoy a unique family beach day at one of the best beaches in the entire world, the most famous of which is Palombaggia.
  • Market trip - enjoy a market in a town close to your villa and buy finest meats, olive, oils, wines and Corsican cheese.
  • Luxury yacht - charter a luxury yacht, powerful speedboat or traditional sail boat to discover the unique Corsican coastline and it's 'Calanques'.
  • Explore the unspoilt nature of Corsica by visiting one of many nature reserves. Sardinia - Separated from Corsica by the narrow Strait of Bonifacio day trips to Sardinia are possible.
  • Wine tasting - Corsica produces several very good wines, which are hardly known outside the island. The producers are scattered and tend to be highly individual.
Suggested Sporting Activities:
  • Hiking - Discover breathtaking landscapes along the legendary GR20 hiking trail, plenty of hiking paths are found throughout the whole island.
  • Beach activities - Corsica offers 1000 km of coastline with more than 200 beaches, mostly white sand beaches.
  • Horseback riding is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, both on the beaches and through the surrounding forests.
  • Rock climbing - Try and climb around Bonifacio with the nearby Calanques being the place to go to get your climbing gear put to use.
  • Quad & Jeep - Discover the island, its beautiful nature & uniqueness by Quad or Jeep with the whole family!
  • Experience Corsica actively - Many activities are available all year round: 'Canyoning', Rafting, or 'Via Ferrata'.
  • Cycling - Many cycling paths are available throughout the island. Swimming & diving - take a swim or dive in the sea and discover one of the 200 sandy beaches.
  • Sailing & Kayaking - boats may be rented from various points along the Coastline.
  • Selection of local attractions Calvi, 13th century fortress. Calvi, Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra - walk or drive up to the chapel and enjoy stunning views on Calvi.

Practical information for your Corsica villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

French

Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in provence

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Health consideration

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in provence

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving in france

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
  • Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
  • Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
  • An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

LOCATION:

  • 15 min to the beach
  • 20 min to Sartène
  • 30 min to Figari airport
  • Cities & towns:
  • Propriano (13km)
  • Bonifacio (53km)
  • Porto-Vecchio (60km)
  • Ajaccio (80km)

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water and electricity.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (weekly change for bookings longer than 7 nights).
  • Daily maid service 1h30 per day from Monday to Saturday.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Air conditioning in one bedroom only.
  • Central heating.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Breakfast delivery (bread and pastries included, any additions to be paid locally).
  • Pre-arrival and mid-week shopping service (groceries to be paid locally).
  • Wi-Fi broadband internet.
  • Private swimming pool (8mx4m) with pool alarm.

Extra Services

  • Extra Maid service available on request at EUR 20/hour.
  • Catering meal by Villa cook at EUR 50 per person.
  • Served meal by Villa cook at EUR 70 per person.
  • Special wine tasting 'Compose your own wine' (rate on request).
  • We are also able to arrange additional activities to enhance your holiday experience such as guided touring and sightseeing options, personal trainers, massage, bike rental, tennis or golf courses, yacht charter or art classes. Please see the activities tab for further ideas or discuss additional activities with your Travel Consultant.

  • Please note that all services confirmed in advance are non-refundable.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Bicycles
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Toys
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Hammam
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Recreation (Petanque/Boccia/Boules)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (with Pool Alarm)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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