Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
*** 20% discount off all new bookings for holidays to be taken between August and September 2013 ***
This beautiful property (ID 258) enjoys a large garden with great facilities as well as flexible sleeping accommodation making this the ideal holiday home!
Access to the property is along a well-maintained secondary Road, which is located just 4 km from the Argegno Lakefront. The charming town of Argegno offers guests an interesting, and very Italian blend of medieval romanticism with modern amentities, which include trendy Restaurants and Bars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argegno - Lido di Argegno 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 76 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Inside, the property provides a very stylish and elegant interior offering a very spacious Living room which provides two very comfortable seating areas, one of which surrounds a romantic fireplace and the second of which features a large wall-mounted flat screen TV and large windows with panoramic mountain and partial Lake views.
There is a separate fully fitted kitchen with a central dining table seating up to 6 guests. Upstairs the accommodation is flexible and perfect for a family staying, with a spacious Master Double Bedroom, a second bedroom with bunk beds and single bed, a third bedroom with twin single beds and a fourth smaller separate sleeping area with a futon for any additional guests.
‘Villa Victoria’ also offers a modern and newly fitted bathroom with bathtub and shower as well as a convenient second toilet.
The villa sleeps 4 Adults in comfort and 2 Children in bunk beds, as well as offering a spare guest futon
|Further details outdoors|
Outside guests can enjoy the well maintained and sunny garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with a terraced area ideal for 'alfresco' dining, and guests can also enjoy the large unheated swimming pool. There is also adequate space in the grounds for parking.
The Lombardy region
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, inspriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto
narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).
Access to the property is along a well-maintained secondary Road, which is located just 4 km from the Argegno lakefront. The charming town of Argegno offers guests an interesting, and very Italian blend of medieval romanticism with modern amenities, which include trendy Restaurants and Bars.
A frequent Ferry service runs from the town offering a car-free alternative to exploring Lake Como if desired. The world famous Vista D’Este Golf course is also located just a 10 minute’s drive away in Cernobbio and the cosmipolitan Lakeside city of Como is just a 15 minute’s drive away, making Argegno a great place to both relax and enjoy your Lake Como holiday!
Argegno: You pass through the small town of Argegno (approx 700 population) when traveling up the Western shore of Lake Como from Cernobbio/Como to Menaggio.Well placed and sheltered, it is situated in a large inlet at the mouth of the Val d'Intelvi. This river flows at varying rates throughout the year as its tumbles from the mountains between Como and Lake Lugano.
Looking across the lake you can see Bellagio to the north and as far as Nesso towards the south. The village is of Roman origin and owes its name to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene. With the Lake being ruled by warring factions centuries ago, Argegno formed part of a defensive system, which extended as far as the ancient villa of Lenno and to Isola Comacina.
This picturesque and ancient village is crossed by the Telo stream which splits into two parts, after falling down from a the towns ravine. The two are joined by an old stone bridge with a lancet arch.From Argegno, it is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra (881 mts.), which is situated on a plateau that enjoys a beautiful view of the lake. From here, it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area.The road, which runs along Val d'Intelvi, also starts from Argegno and after following this road for about about 16 km, you will arrive at Lanzo.
The best way to appreciate Argegno is to walk up one of the narrow lanes. Most are paved with intersecting fan pattern of small square stones typical in much of the area. This area is almost entirely residential but the walkways are impeccably maintained with potted red geraniums and colourful flowers contrasting with the ancient brickwork and facades.
**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****
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