Corsica Family

Where mid-summer sun lights up the sea, the living is way easy, and the kids are alright...

 

photo by Diva Piyari

Let me tell you about a place I know

It's a precious island retreat where slow living meets family vacation. It’s the miraculous place where you can enjoy the sunset and a romantic moment over artisanal cured meats and take the kids to the beach in the morning. It happens to be the same place where you and the little ones talk to sheep on the way to get tomatoes from the garden, but you can still sneak a nap in the afternoon before a evening stroll with your love.
Too good to be true? It's all so much closer than you think.

Just nine hours from New York, Corsica is a granite gem of an island where surf greets turf with a double air kiss and “bonjour!”.  Think of it as Hawaii in the south of France.

the property

Welcome to Domaine Finili, a working farm with luxury villas just 20 minutes from Ajaccio airport. Each spacious, country style villa is clean, airy, fully air-conditioned and has two or four bedrooms with shared indoor and outdoor living space, pool, gardens, washer / dryer, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of parking and two or four modern, ensuite bathrooms. Pools are equipped with a motion activated child safety alarm system, and grounds are well cared for and safe.

The private, gated estate is located fifteen minutes from the airport, beaches, and restaurants. The produce from the farm is sold at a road side stand on site. Supermarkets, specialty food shops and hot baguettes are a ten minute drive away. Car rental is recommended; book well in advance. Certified nanny service available on request.

see, do, taste

Six hundred miles of gleaming coastline featuring the clearest water in the Mediterranean. A lazy sea lapping against beaches, medieval fortresses, and French restaurants in the sand. Pristine pine forests spread along high plateaus, while crystalline mountain streams feed lush river valleys corrugated with grapevines. The short distance from mountain to beach results in a dizzying variety of landscapes packed neatly into a picnic basket of short drives. Local wines and food stuffs are impossibly good, and people still make them they way that they should.
Imagine your family nestled into your usual routine in a villa surrounded by 20 acres of farm and forest. Wild swimming in natural pools, boating to secluded beach, soaking in hot mineral baths, hike to secret Corsican spots are some of the activities you can choose from, but staying at the farm and letting the kids run free may well be your kind of heaven.

MAKE THIS YOUR SLOW-CHIC FAMILY HOLIDAY

Packages for a family of four starting at 3400€ per week. Enquire today about next summer, and we can talk about what you’d most like to do, or not do. I recommend an intentionally sparse schedule to allow for  spontaneity and maximum slow living.