The setting cannot be bettered – the villa, built in the 1980s, is perched on the hillside, with a small beach a minute’s stroll and cosmopolitan Ajaccio within easy reach.
Informal and fun, it’s a place for family and friends. Inside, spacious proportions and vast windows let the light pour in; find a hamper of Corsican delicacies in the sleek kitchen and roomy bedrooms dotted about with their own private terraces or living spaces. Outside, relax, dine and entertain among the palms and olives on the shady terrace and barbeque area.
You can nip to the beach for a morning swim, go kayaking, paddle boarding and loll by the pool on typically sunny days (it can be fenced off for small children). Go hiking around La Cascade des Anglais (55km) and plunge in the natural pools; culture seekers can soak up the history of Ajaccio’s cobbled streets – gather for dinner in the old town and muse on what fun tomorrow will bring.