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- Demeure de caractere en Balagne -

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
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This apartment is on the first floor of a historic house and offers panoramic views of the village and the mountains overlooking the heart of the island. The terrace offers a splendid panorama of the mountains of the interior of Corsica. From that point of view, wonderful scenery in the heart of the village, you will dominate the beautiful valley of Ostriconi. It consists of a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom. The air-conditioned accommodation also benefits from all the electrical equipment necessary for your comfort during your stay: gas cooker, oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave oven, TV. Free access to wireless internet. It can be accessed through a small cobbled street of dry stone, in an area characteristic o...This apartment is on the first floor of a historic house and offers panoramic views of the village and the mountains overlooking the heart of the island. The terrace offers a splendid panorama of the mountains of the interior of Corsica. From that point of view, wonderful scenery in the heart of the village, you will dominate the beautiful valley of Ostriconi. It consists of a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom. The air-conditioned accommodation also benefits from all the electrical equipment necessary for your comfort during your stay: gas cooker, oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave oven, TV. Free access to wireless internet. It can be accessed through a small cobbled street of dry stone, in an area characteristic of the Corsican architecture. You will now simply getting about fifteen steps to reach the apartment of one of the oldest houses in the village ... Pietralba home to a community of 430 people and has a number of essential local services: grocery, bakery, butcher, delicatessen, pizzeria, bar, tearoom, post office and multimedia access point. The region has a network of 360 km of marked trails and reports that will make you discover the rich heritage of Balagne. From the village of Pietralba: Monte Astu (1532 m), Col de Tenda (1219 meters). Your ride will take you on the set of the summer pastures of the Massif Tenda to meet the high pastures and paillers, vestiges of the past. The stone fountains allow you to quench your thirst on the course, and the chance of a trip you may be lucky enough to spot the many horses that have found refuge in the mountains, along with cows, sheep and other goats ranching. At the top of Monte Astu you can see to the north, the Gulf of Saint Florent and Cap Corse that stretches to the horizon. In the east may also distinguish yourself the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, west, Balagne, the Cintu and Monte Padre, South, Monte San Petrone and the Massif Rotondu. Many walks will make you discover the rich heritage of the village: the village ruined E. Case Nove overlooking the village (15 minutes), the castle ruins Lumisgiana (25mn), the chapels St. John, St. Michael , St. Lucia and St. Mary ... the owners will be happy to assist you and graciously offer to accompany you to the discovery of these treasures! The village of Pietralba, because of its central location and its proximity to the road with The Balanina, is an excellent starting point for all your activities in Corsica. For swimming Pietralba is situated between sea and mountains: the river or the beach, you! it is only 15 minutes by car! The Gorges of Asco and the most beautiful beaches of the Agriates Desert available to you ... In 30 minutes you are in Ile Rousse with its lighthouse of the "Pietra" and its Genoese tower in ruins, you can join Calvi and its citadel, in 40 minutes. So for a cultural break, Corte is 25 minutes drive: the ancient capital of Corsica is home to the heart of the citadel, the Museum of Corsica. At 30 minutes drive you can visit the County Museum of Morosaglia, located in the birthplace of Pascal Paoli. For your organized sports activities, the company In Terra Corsa in Ponte-Leccia (10mn) offers: a white water base, Asco Valley Adventure theme park, a water sports center, mountain bike rides ... Finally your stay can not touch to an end without having known the joys of train transportation. Only 10min drive, Ponte-Leccia to the station you will discover the legendary trinichellu (literally train in Corsican language). This station is the central hub for trains in Corsica: in fact, you can reach both in Balagne, Bastia at or south of the island via Corte. The train is an original way to discover the area: the 230km plot is sometimes adventurous and surprise you. Beautiful landscapes, high bridges like Vecchio Bridge (built by Gustave Eiffel), the crossing of remarkable sites such as the cascade of Bridal Veil, or the long tunnel of Vizzavona ... so many sensations that will make your trip unforgettable! _________________________________________________________________________ This apartment is on the first floor of a historic house qui enjoys a panoramic view over the town and mountains qui dominate the heart of the island. The terrace offers a splendid panorama on the mountains of the interior of Corsica. From this viewpoint,wonderful belvedere in the heart of the village, you will dominate the beautiful Ostriconi Valley. You access the house by a small cobbled street of dry stones, in a typical area of ​​Corsican architecture. You just-have to climb a dozen steps to reach the apartment of one of the oldest houses of the village ... The village of Pietralba overlooks, serene the Ostriconi Valley. A real gateway of Balagne, it is Ideally situated for exploring Both the interior and the coast of Corsica. The interior Consists of a lounge, dining room, a kitchen, one a double and one twin-bedded room, shower room. Conditioning, housing aussi benefits from all electrical equipment Necessary for your comfort During your stay: stove, oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, tv. Free access to wireless internet connection. Pietralba is a community of 430 people and: has a number of essential local services: grocery, bakery, butcher, pizzeria, bar, tearoom, post office and multimedia access point. The 15 and 16 August are traditionally festivity days: the celebration of Holy Mary and Saint Roch the pattern saint of the village, Gives rise to a weekend of seethe in the village. The town: has a rich religious heritage, architecture and large agro-pastoral: the sheep, and "paillers" rub areas Alongside the Holy Mary chapel, St. Michael, St. John, St. Lucia and St. Roch's picturesque church. The ruined town of "E Case Nove" Pietralba overhangs and nearby, the castle still stands Lumisgiana one of ict walls. Many fountains are scattered here and there in kind and little old bridges still exist to help you cross the creek Ostriconi. This area HAS 360 kilometers of marked trails and you will discover the heritage of Balagne. From Pietralba, you can enjoy the trek: Monte Astu (1532m), Col de Tenda (1219m). Your walk will takes you from the summer pastures Tenda is to meet the high pastures and "paillers" remains of the past. On the run, you can-have a drink thanks to stone Fontains. And at random May you be lucky enough to see The Many Who horses-have found refuge in the mountains, Alongside cows, sheep and other goats to pasture. At the top of Monte Astu you can observe the north, the Gulf of Saint Florent and Cap Corse, qui stretches to the horizon. In the East will stand out aussi Perhaps the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, west, Balagne the Cintu and Monte Padre, South, Monte San Petrone and the Massif Rotondu. Through Many walks, you will discover the heritage of the village, the village in ruins: "E Nove box", wich overlooks the village (15mn), the Castle of Lumisgiana (25 min), the chapels of Saint John, Saint Michael, St. Lucia, St. Mary ... The owners will be happy to inform and graciously Accompany you to discover treasures thesis. The village of Pietralba Because of its central location and Its proximity to the road central road "The Balanina" is an excellent starting points for your activities in Corsica. THUS, for a cultural break, Corte is 25 minutes by car, the ancient capital of Corsica and in the heart of ict citadel: "The museum of Corsica". For swimming, Pietralba is perfectly located, entre seas and mountains, river or beach, you can decide. Is 10 miutes by car! "The Gorges of Asco" and MOST beautiful beaches in the Desert of Agriates available to you. For your sports activities, the agency "In Terra Corsa" in Ponte Leccia (10 minutes) offers you a basic Whitewater, a park adventure "Asco Valley", a sailing center, discovery hikes, hiking or cycling. Finally your stay does not come to an end without HAVING Known the joys of rail travel. At only 10 minutes drive, the station of Ponte-Leccia you will discover the legendary Trinichellu (literally being in Corsican). This station is the central hub of trains Corsica: Indeed, you can visit at Bastia Balagne Both gold south of the island passing by Corte. The process is an original way to explore the region: the route of 230km is adventurous and Sometimes surprise you. The beautiful landscapes, breathtaking bridges as the Bridge of Vecchio (built by Gustave Eiffel), the crossing of exceptional Sites Such As the waterfall of Bridal Veil, long gold Vizzavona tunnel ... Many sensations That contribuer to make your trip unforgettable.More
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About the Owner
Christelle G
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guestsWe are in the same town as you, we will give you the keys at the same time we will visit the apartment, and of course remain at your disposal throughout the stay!
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

Our visit was the last of three weeks in Corsica, but to be honest we could have stayed all days here. Though I think we were the last visitors in the 2018 season, we were not disappointed, - not at all! Your hospitality and concerns...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Jens Lavsen R
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Fantastic hospitality, a very spacious apartment, beautiful views, good facilities, a great base from which to explore northern Corsica and easy to reach from Bastia airport. Corsica itself was also a revelation; a lovely relaxing place to visit.

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Miriam Natasha M
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

U Casone, 'un chateau fortifié', juts out of the rock and commands a majestic view over the region of Canale. It is marvelous and ancient. This is a very special place, so much so that on several occasions we dropped our plans and simply enjoyed...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank AirgeadEurope
chris g, VR Owner at - Demeure de caractere en Balagne -, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

thank you so much for this perfect story ! we are waiting for you to know more about this château ! see you and thanks again.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Excellent location in friendly village Fantastic views very well equipped Highly recommended Will definitely be returning Thank you to pierre and christelle!

Date of stay: June 2017
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chris g, VR Owner at - Demeure de caractere en Balagne -, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

thanks for your visit Michael, hope we'll see you again ! bye bye

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Date of stay: August 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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The region has a network of 360 km of marked trails and reports that will make you discover the rich heritage of Balagne. From the village of Pietralba, you can hike: Monte Astu (1532 m), Col de Tenda (1219 meters). The village of Pietralba, because of its central location and its proximity to the road with The Balanina, is an excellent starting point for all your activities in Corsica.
Getting around
By train: Ponte-Leccia (10mn) Chemins de Fer de la Corse by car: Europcar rental at the airport, Ada, Hertz, Avis, Quote
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