Villa in Lumio
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This impressive property, with outstanding views towards Calvi from its dominant hillside position, has proved popular with our previous guests. Tastefully decorated in calming and neutral colours, the house is light and spacious, with plenty of room for an extended family or a large group of friends. Viewed from the magnificent terrace of the master bedroom or from the central lounge area with contemporary style sofas to sink into, the infinity pool makes a tempting focal point. The swimming pool is surrounded by decking and sunloungers, and boasts magnificent views out towards the sea and Calvi beyond.
For even the most serious of chefs, the kitchen lacks nothing and the extensive outside seating and barbecue facilities mean that the local restaurants may not benefit too greatly from holidaymakers staying here! The property has air-conditioned bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities and there is also a stone-built, self-contained studio for guests wanting even more independence.
If you can tear yourself away from this stunning villa, the beach is a short drive down the hill, sheltered between rocky headlands, there are opportunities to swim, paddle or snorkel and Le Matahari restaurant at Arinella Plage provides excellent refreshments.
Suitable for families or a group of friends, this property can also be combined with Villa Gemma, which is next door.
Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, double bedroom with bathroom, separate wc. Separate studio bedroom with en-suite shower room.
First floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Private pool (9m x 5m, depth 1.6m), microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, air-conditioning in bedrooms and studio, television, hi-fi, DVD player, Wi-Fi.
Good For Young Families
Car Hire Included (for packages)
Set in a privileged, perched position on the hillside with truly outstanding views out over the gulf towards Calvi, Lumio is a picturesque village with a private collection of attractive villas. Below the village, just a short drive away, are a number of delightful unspoilt beaches with silver sand and crystal clear water.
The beach at Lumio, Arinella Plage, is small and personal and has stunning views of Calvi Citadel across the bay. Sheltered between rocky headlands there are opportunities to swim, paddle or snorkle.
Located between Calvi and Lumio, Ste Restitude is a small creek with rocks and sand - an
Calvi's beach is a sweeping bay of powdered white sand fringed by woods of maritime pines and is lapped by some of the clearest water on the island. From here, the views across the bay and the picturesque backdrop of Calvi Citadel are simply magnificent. The beach stretches for 6km, so there is plenty of room for everyone even in the height of the summer months. With a gently shelving gradient as well as warm and protected waters, the beach is also ideal for children. There is a fine array of restaurants and cafés nearby - some of which serve directly onto the beach; not to mention a diverse range of water sports activities for the more energetic.
Around 10,000 visitors honour the olive in July, in a delightful olive grove setting with exhibitions demonstrating olive production over the years and artisans selling refreshments and local produce.
Held in the Balagne village of Aregno every August, the Foire de l’Amandier includes tastings, painting exhibitions, events for children and cooking contests all based around the almond and its trees.
Celebrating the donkey in August, the only form of transport in the cobbled winding streets of this mountain village. Take a donkey ride around the village to view the picturesque surroundings and magnificent views.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Le Matahari Restaurant
Situated on Arinella beach, Le Matahari pulls back customers time after time, not just for its enviable position but also for its fabulous local fish. You can enjoy a front-row view of the sunset over Calvi, whilst wiggling your toes in the sand and eating fish so fresh it has barely stopped moving. A magical holiday memory to unwrap and enjoy again for many years to come.
Visit the local producers' market
Visit the small market on the Church square, taking place every Saturday between 8.30am and 12 noon.
Chapelle San Pietro
One kilometre south of Lumio village, on the N197, you’ll find the Chapelle San Pietro, a Romanesque church, standing amidst a monumental cemetery. Founded in the eleventh century and rebuilt in the eighteenth, it retains some of its original features and is well worth a look around.
Visit Calvi Town & the Citadel
Calvi Towns social life focuses on the many restaurants and cafés of the quai landry which is a large seafront walkway that links the marina and the port effortlessly. To get the best possible feel of the town, this is the place to be! A walk up through the narrow passageways off quai landry will take you to rue Clemenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774.
Calvi – L’lle Rousse by train
This regular service allows you to explore the coastline to the east of Calvi, stopping at all of the beaches en route, which means you can jump on in Lumio and travel in either direction! The line built in the 1880’s and 1890’s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the worlds most scenic railways. The complete journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between 5 and 10 return journeys a day.
Explore the Bonifato forest, a spectacular pine forest with hidden rock pools and stunning views over Calvi bay with walks of varying difficulties.
Village of Occi
Walk to the abandoned village of Occi, an hours circular walk from Lumio village. The village was deserted when the water dried up but the view from the top is amazing and the spot very atmospheric.
Explore the fortress villages of la Balagne
Drive uphill and visit the fortress villages of Haute Balagne including Zilia, Montegrosso, Cateri, Sant'Antonino, Feliceto, Muro and Belgodère. Perched high above the sea and surrounded by terraces that produced olives, wine and figs together with plentiful citrus groves, these villages rank amongst the most picturesque on the island. Backed by the dramatic mountain landscapes, many of the villages are nearly a thousand years old. A recent government redevelopment programme has encouraged young people to settle in the villages and preserve the traditional practices resulting in the Strada di L’Artigiani, the Artisans route; a craft trail where you can visit workshops and buy the wares of the local artists.
Beach: Arinella 1.5km
Restaurants: 1.5km and 2km
Shops: Lumio 1km
Main Town: Calvi 10km
Airports: Calvi 8km, Bastia 88km
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HusreglerPlease note: Further charges may apply depending on destination. Costs such as a refundable security deposit, final cleaning and utilities etc. may be charged in resort or prior to arrival. If you need all detailed costs before the booking, please contact us before you initialize the booking.
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