Enjoying a beautiful lakeside position, this cottage offers private access to Lake Maggiore via a spacious, well tended garden that leads to a private mooring. The house is a charming L-shaped villa with two wings connected by a common courtyard. While the friendly owner lives in one wing, the other is available for rental, and the layout of the house ensures that both peace and privacy are guaranteed.
There is a restaurant within easy walking distance, around 600m away, and others not much further - even the nearest train station is no more than 2km away, should you wish to avoid using the car, and the nearest lake ferry is 2.5km away, around a 30 minute walk or a 5 min drive.
The house has a remarkable sitting room with a pool table, a fireplace and large arched French doors leading to the garden. A dining area is connected to an eat-in kitchen which also has direct access to the garden.
The bedrooms are arranged in an unusual fashion, with a double bedroom also featuring independent access to the garden and an ensuite shower-room. To reach the rest of the house from this bedroom one must pass through a single bedroom, itself adjacent to a bathroom with an old fashioned marble tub as well as a separate stall shower.
Overlooking the single bedroom from a loft level is the air-conditioned master bedroom. On this upper level there is also a second, smaller single bedroom appropriate for a child under 10. Tastefully and carefully decorated, the house offers a romantic lakeside holiday.
This cottage is in an excellent position for those who like to move as well as meditate, for not only are lake swimming and water sports steps away, but tennis courts and golf courses are all within 15 min.
The towns around Lake Maggiore offer spectacular gardens and historic villas to visit and the mountains beyond the lake are wonderful, and each little village with its brightly painted houses seems a terrace on the water.
The three enchanting Borromeo islands are definitely worth the boat ride over: Isola Madre and Isola Bella host the Borromeo palaces and gardens, while the charming Isola dei Pescatori or "fishermen's island, is smaller. One lake away, the charming car-free town of Orta S Giulio invites a slower pace when strolling through timeless piazzas and the Sacro Monte and its terracotta chapels dedicated to St. Francis.
For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.
We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.
Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.
It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.
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