Welcome to the master house in Vallecalle, on the village edge, an eagle’s nest with valley views. Prop up your sketch pad and feel inspired – the terraced gardens have oranges, olives, a hammock, corners for shade and sun. Tumble down the valley to the river below for an exhilarating wild swim.
Paul-Henri and Myriam are your welcoming hosts, living the dream and happy to advise you on their land – the food, the culture – or leave you in peace to explore. Strike out on glorious walks from the door, there’s a Renaissance church, San Michele, within a ten-minute stroll; each coast has perfect beaches and the pretty town of Bastia is a half hour drive.
There are simple, gracious bedrooms, all with space to sit and relax. Paul-Henri’s cooking and Myriam’s baking is always delicious and there are restaurants within a 15-minute drive if you fancy eating out.