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"A huge and gorgeous (self-catering) villa, perched panoramically on the…"
A huge and gorgeous (self-catering) villa, perched panoramically on the hills above the beautiful, sweeping bay of St Florent in sunny, northern Corsica.
Our boys (10, 9 and 5) couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the size of the place, with its light-flooded, cool-floored, open-plan living room, perky red kitchen, outside dining terrace, pretty decking-framed pool and five (count' em!) enormous bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms.
It's brilliantly equipped for families, with cots, highchairs, balcony rails, pool alarm, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, DVD player, coolbox, parasols, even buckets and spades - although the stone steps leading down to the lower floors might not suit young persons of the just-crawling or just-cruising variety.
But best of all is stunning location, with glorious views over the sea on one side and the maquis-covered mountains on the other.
If you can tear yourself away from the sun-drenched terrace (and prise the kids away from the pool), there's loads to do and see (and eat) in the surrounding area.
You could head for the fab, child-friendly beach in St Florent, where your kids can wade out for ages before the warm, clear water even gets waist-deep. Or you could mosey round the port of St Florent itself - a smaller, gentler cousin of St Tropez (with added Genoese citadel) - and gape at the blingiest yachts in the marina.
For edge-of-your-seat thrills, pile into your hire car and venture up the vertiginous Cap Corse coast road, counting off the Genoese towers on the headland as you go, towards the famously black beach below the pretty, slate-roofed village of Nonza. Or head, equally steep and twistily, inland to artsy-crafty Oletta and the "funny, stripey church" (Read moreLess
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