Villa L’Ecole Des Vignes
Property ID SVEOT042
7 night price
Experience the true beauty and tranquility of Corsica at L’École Des Vignes, located in the rural heart of south-west Corsica with majestic views of the Cagna mountains.
Set on a vast estate producing award-winning wines and olive oils, this is a truly special and unique place. As you arrive you will be greeted by bountiful pomegranate and olive trees and be intoxicated by the scents of eucalyptus and maquis, Corsica’s thick carpet of wild and fragrant herbs.
The domaine dates back to the mid-19th century and its history is one of true Corsican spirit and passion. After making his fortunes in Africa, the original wine-maker travelled back to his cherished homeland and created a ‘Grand Jardin’ of olive groves, vines and fruit trees in this idyllic spot. Locals came to work there and a new hamlet was created, with the estate producing high-quality wines right through to the early 20th century.
After a period of neglect, the current owners fell in love with the domaine and its story and began in the 90s to restore it to its former glory. They spent years carefully re-planting the olive trees and vines whilst sensitively renovating the hamlet’s former buildings such as the wine cellar, olive mill and gendarmerie. It’s now once again a prestigious domaine which proudly respects the estate’s rich heritage in this corner of natural paradise.
L’École Des Vignes, formerly the hamlet’s old school, has been wonderfully transformed into a 2-bedroom holiday home with its own private pool and gorgeous terraced gardens looking straight out to the magnificent mountains. The interiors are beautiful with an air of rustic elegance and understated luxury across its living space, delightful kitchen and two pretty bedrooms with charming en suite bathrooms.
Outside the infinity pool is surrounded by old terracotta tiles and a summer kitchen with barbecue allows you to prepare al-fresco meals whilst gazing at the amazing landscapes. Perhaps you’d prefer to take in the views from the outdoor salon, sipping wine from the domaine after spending time relaxing in the hot tub and hammam.
Each morning you will receive a basket of freshly baked bread and home-made pastries for breakfast and a chef can be arranged on request. The hospitable owners wish for you to be able to make the most of the seclusion of this special place without having to venture far – they even offer a shopping service and in the summer you can help yourselves to whatever may be growing in their vegetable garden. You will also be invited to tour the domaine and try some of the excellent wines and olive oils.
There’s no doubt you will also want to visit some of this incredible island! From hiking and horse-riding through the mountains to swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear sea, this is an area of remarkable beauty. Plage de Roccapina, just 14km away, is considered one of the island’s most idyllic beaches whilst the historic village of Sartène is a 20 minute drive via scenic winding roads. Spend the day in Bonifacio or discover beachside restaurants for leisurely lunches in Tizzano or La Tonnara.
L’École Des Vignes allows you to experience the very best of Corsica’s natural beauty from your terrace with such amazing scenery, scents and sights surrounding you in this hidden paradise.
Private Pool – Child-Safe Pool– Wi-Fi/Internet – BBQ – All Bedrooms En-Suite – Ground Floor Bed & Bath – Sauna/Steam – Wine Cellar – Indoor Games – Table Tennis – DVD – Heating – Caretaker/Owner on Site
– Lounge with fireplace, TV and DVD player
– Kitchen and dining area, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, fridge-freezer
– Laundry room
– Separate WC
– Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
– Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
– Swimming pool (4x8m, depth: 1.38-1.6m) with safety alarm
– Outdoor lounge area
– Summer kitchen with BBQ, fridge and dishwasher
– Relaxation area with hammam, rest room and shower
– Outdoor hot tub
– Terraced grounds/gardens
– Table tennis in the domaine (shared)
– Vegetable garden on domaine (for all guests to use, summer only)
– Wi-Fi (satellite internet)
– Underfloor heating and cooling
– TV and DVD player
– Board games
– Outdoor hot tub
– Hammam and rest room
– Table tennis (shared)
– Washing machine and tumble dryer
L’École Des Vignes is part of a highly-regarded estate producing wine and olive oil in a stunning area of south-west Corsica, around 20-minutes from the historic village of Sartène. Here you are surrounded by incredible natural beauty and majestic views of the Cagna Massif.
Take in the views when walking through the domaine, following sign-posted trails across the 1000 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, maquis-covered countryside and beyond.
Within a 5 to 10 minute drive there are a couple of restaurants whilst the nearest shops and supermarkets can be found in either Sartène or Pianottoli, both around 20 minutes away via the winding country roads.
Sartène is an enchanting village surrounded by wonderful landscapes. Explore the old town, discover pretty shops and dine in traditional restaurants with picturesque terraces. The Saturday morning market is a particular delight where you will find locals selling Corsican honey, cheeses, cured meats as well as fruit and vegetables (there are also smaller markets on a Tuesday and Thursday from late June to August). The newly opened Musée Départemental de Préhistoire is a must for those interested in Corsica’s fascinating pre-historic remains (this region is where many of the hundreds of menhirs can be found).
Beach-lovers will adore this corner of south-west Corsica, especially the most beautiful Plage de Roccapina with its white sand and turquoise sea, perfect for snorkelling. From here you can follow a maquis-covered trail across to the lesser known Spiaggia di Erbaju – both beaches are incredible! Pack your picnic and sun-hats as there are no facilities on these two glorious beaches.
You can also visit the lovely coastline around the gulf of Figari and Pianotolli, around 25km away, or head a little further south to La Tonnara where there’s a great choice of watersports such as wind-surfing, kite-surfing and jet-ski. Tizzano (with an excellent beachside restaurant) and Campomoro can also be found further north towards Propriano.
A boat trip is another fantastic way to discover the south-western coast – take an organised tour, a fishing trip or even hire your own skipper for the day. If you are interested in diving then there are a couple of diving schools close by that are suitable for a variety of abilities and will take you out to some outstanding sites.
This is also a paradise for those who love walking – one of the most well-known hikes to the top of ‘l’Omu di Cagna’ departs from nearby Giannuccio (or the most experienced hikers can even walk there from the domaine). For horse lovers, two equestrian centres in the region offer rides near the sea and mountains.
Bonifacio is another magical place to spend the day. Explore its steep citadel on top of limestone cliffs, admire the mesmerising sea-views, discover pretty little shops and cafes and enjoy a leisurely lunch by the marina.
Boats depart from Bonifacio to the idyllic and remote Lavezzi Islands, wonderful for those who love walking and swimming in wild surroundings.
|Nearest Airport||Figari Airport(35km)|
|Nearest Airport 2||Ajaccio Airport(87km)|
|Nearest Beach||Plage de Roccapina(14km)|
Despite the secluded setting, you’re just 14km from one of Corsica’s most beautiful beaches, Plage de Roccapina. This is a place of total beauty with white sands and crystal-clear water which is wonderful for swimming, snorkelling and paddling. As with many of Corsica’s stunning beaches, you’ll need to walk a little from the parking area and take a picnic, water as well as hats/shade with you as there are no facilities – it really is special place.
There are many other sandy beaches around the bay of Figari and a little further south around Bonifacio such as La Tonnara with its kite-surfing, jet-ski and wind-surfing. Further north you’ll find Tizzano, Campomoro and the town of Propriano. Look out for boat or fishing trips along the south-west coast and you can even hire a private boat with its own skipper for a spectacular day out.
One of the nearest villages is historic Sartène, a picture-perfect place with pretty shops, charming squares and traditional restaurants, many with al-fresco terraces. It’s also the home to the newly opened Musée Départemental de Préhistoire. Young historians may also appreciate the many menhirs dotted around southern Corsica – the famous site of Paddaghju (26km away, near Tizzano beach) is a fine example.
Spend the day in Bonifacio with its historic citadel, spectacular sea views and bustling marina with its restaurants. There are also boat trips departing to the remote Lavezzi Islands – again, take a picnic, pack plenty of water and sun-screen and enjoy the secluded beaches, turquoise waters and wonderful walks on these incredible isles.
Closer to home, you can follow sign-posted trails across the domaine and beyond (very experienced hikers can venture even further) and there are two horse-riding schools in the region offering rides with spectacular mountain and sea views.
BABY AND TODDLER EQUIPMENT
- Baby bath
- High Chair(s)
KIDS ACTIVITIES CLOSE-BY
- Beach Nearby
- <1hr to Airport
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Board games
- Child-Safe Pool
- Indoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Included
- Breakfast Included
- Meal delivery service
At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday.
- Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
- Yoga Classes Available
- Wine-Tasting Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Included*
- Breakfast Included*
- Meal delivery service
- Home-made Bread and Pastries Included* (every morning)
- Tour and Wine Tasting Included*
- Artisan Organic Toiletries Provided*
We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
– Maid service/extra cleaning
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport pick-up/drop-off
– Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Sep 14th 2020 – Sep 26th 2020||£1,865||£2,392||£2,918||£3,994|
|Sep 26th 2020 – May 22nd 2021||£1,520||£1,950||£2,380||£3,240|
|May 22nd 2021 – Jul 3rd 2021||£1,865||£2,392||£2,918||£3,994|
|Jul 3rd 2021 – Jul 31st 2021||–||–||–||£5,226|
|Jul 31st 2021 – Aug 21st 2021||–||–||–||£6,526|
|Aug 21st 2021 – Aug 28th 2021||£2,360||£3,037||£3,714||£5,226|
|Aug 28th 2021 – Sep 25th 2021||£1,865||£2,392||£2,918||£3,994|
|Sep 25th 2021 – Mar 18th 2022||£1,520||£1,950||£2,380||£3,240|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||3.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes and daily maid service is also included. Please note guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Pool towels included?||Yes.|
|Pool opening dates?||Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.|
|Changeover day||Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights in July and August. 3 nights during all other periods.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included.|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.|
Private Pool – Child-Safe Pool – Wi-Fi/Internet – BBQ – All Bedrooms En-Suite – Ground Floor Bed & Bath – Sauna/Steam – Wine Cellar – Indoor Games – Table Tennis – DVD – Heating – Caretaker/Owner on Site