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By Johanna the 22/10/2021

"The Manor": eco-friendly accommodation in Balagne

Guest rooms with a view of the Citadel of Calvi

The Manor: a boon for a great family holiday

We reach the heights of Calvi, and discover a large stone building which envelops us in calm and serenity. The scents of the wilderness and the greenness of the surrounding nature abound, despite autumn having already arrived. The oak, olive and fruit trees form a harmonious blanket around the house, leaving us in no doubt that we have arrived at the Manor!

The welcome from the owner, Bleigh, could not be warmer. Originally from the United States, she explains to us that she moved to Corsica with her husband 25 years ago. Little by little, they renovated the building, passionately and tastefully. I can imagine her as that young woman, with her beautiful and slightly crazy bed and breakfast project coming to fruition. She tells us her incredible family story, but you'll get no spoilers from me! You will get to know a little more if, like us, you fall to the charm of the place.

After the usual introduction on how the establishment operates, we go to our family room, a suite with two bathrooms. Very practical when, like us, you are travelling with children. The living room is tastefully decorated and cosy with antique furniture and warm colours, but the highlight is the breathtaking view from our window over the Citadel of Calvi and its port. And, from the top of our large private terrace the spectacle is grandiose! A yacht moored in the port seems so close, its white hull contrasting with the blue of the sea. The spectacle continues below the terrace, at the end of a small path with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a large terrace with sunbeds completing the postcard. What a luxury to be able to swim a few lengths in the month of October! Once again the cameras click away to capture all this beauty. The children couldn't wait any longer, and soon after arrival we took a dip in the water that was at the perfect temperature.

After a calm and restful night comes indulgence. The smell of toast, freshly brewed coffee and hot chocolate perfume the atmosphere. We gladly feast on our host's homemade jams! Croissant, pain au chocolat, orange juice and fresh fruit make this a real breakfast treat for young and old. A proper traditional way to spend time with the family!

 

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The Manor has 4 bedrooms, 2 of which can be joined to form a family suite. The establishment boasts the Rispettu, Safe Corsica and Rencontres balanines labels. Breakfast is eco-friendly, there are soap dispensers and compostable bamboo slippers available free of charge in the rooms. The swimming pool is heated by renewable energy, and there is an eco-responsible awareness...

 

Establishment open all year round

 

Table d'hôte on reservation, English style breakfast with egg and panzetta is possible

 

The Manor

Chemin Saint Antoine
20260 CALVI
Tél/Fax : 04 95 62 72 42
Mobile : 06 81 10 17 63
Email :  manor-russum@orange.fr

Getting to The Manor: Latitude: 42.549717 | Longitude: 8.750017

 

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