Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A spacious hallway leads into a distinctive Drawing room of grand proportions with curved walls offering 180° lake views from the beautifully positioned glass French doors. A comfortable seating area is ideally positioned to make the most of the lake views with a TV with DVD player and music stereo feature in the room as well as a beautiful working stone fireplace and drinks preparation area. WiFi access can also be enjoyed by guests in the villa. The French doors lead out onto a sunny granite portico terrace with access to the garden and alfresco dining area. The direct lake views are impressive and serve as an ideal backdrop during long dinner parties with your guests or simply for relaxing on the sun loungers during the daytime under the radiant Italian sunshine.
A custom made and solid wood kitchen with beautiful hand painted tiles also features on the ground floor and provides all the desired appliances for a comfortable self-catering stay, including oven, gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and a fantastic indoors BBQ. A dining area is also situated here and is ideal for breakfast time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argegno 1.5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 76 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The sleeping accommodation is perfect for large families or groups of friends, sleeping up to 8 guests comfortably.
Three large double bedrooms and two spacious single bedrooms feature, with the double bedroom suites offering luxurious accommodation throughout including fitted wardrobes, high quality furniture, elegant soft furnishings, parquet flooring as well as offering balcony terrace access!
The two single bedrooms are both situated on the upper floors and are ideal for younger guests who require a large and safe play area to enjoy and also a high quality of accommodation.
The villa also benefits from four individually designed fully fitted Bathrooms for guests to use. A washing machine also features in the villa for guest’s convenience also.
|Further details outdoors|
Boat Mooring available.
Outside the villa guests are just a short drive from the centre of the pretty medieval lakeside town of Argegno, which offers a pretty marina, cafes, bars, an excellent Pizzeria restaurant, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service.
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, in spriing 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).
Outside the villa guests are just a short drive from the centre of the pretty medieval lakeside town of Argegno, which offers a pretty marina, cafes, bars, an excellent Pizzeria restaurant, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Nearby the beautiful and distinguished lakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure. Approximately 25 minutes away the cosmopolitan city of Como offers a wide range of designer and high street shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants, the famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Funicular railway, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events and buzzing Italian Piazzas.
Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello are easily accessible along the western shore and also just 20 minute’s drive away the resort lakeside town of Menaggio offers picturesque promenade walks, lovely cafes and restaurants, a popular Lido with swimming pools and a car and passenger ferry service which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio.
For those who wish to sample the nightlife the clubs and bars of Como, the Lido di Lenno, the Lido di Menaggio and Passion Club in Rezzonico are all great fun in the evenings.
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.
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10 Jun 2012
"Wonderful Lake Como experience!"
We stayed here with family, and absolutely loved it! The location is breathtakingly beautiful, right on the lake. The grounds are gorgeous, with a concrete table overlooking the lake which was perfect for breakfast. We went through the boathouse to get into the lake to swim. Living and dining room lovely (though we never ate inside). Kitchen adequate for excellent meals. The master is large, with a beautiful ensuite, and deck overlooking the lake. It was the coolest room, on the first floor. The other bedrooms were adequate, but very, very hot when we were there. The ferry is very close for excursions around the lake. We still talk about our stay there, and would love to go back!
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