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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Our cottage is located 20 minutes from Bergamo, in a very quite spot of nature. Ideal for a relaxing holiday and for who loves walking, cycling, birdwatching and visiting historical places. Amazing for children as well.
It is located right in the middle of the National Park Adda Nord, where Leonardo da Vinci spent much time studying botanic and hydroelectricity. It boasts wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. It is only few steps away from river Adda and its very many paths to walk or cycle. It is also very close to a birdwatching station.
The cottage is on one floor and features wooden beams and two large fireplaces, inside and outside. There is also a wide patio looking onto a 500 sqm garden which hosts a shallow swimming pool, perfect for children.
It is nicely furnished and has three bedrooms: one double with ensuite toilet, one twin room (can be made into double) and another room with a bunk bed plus a single sofabed. Additional sleeping space is in the large living room with a double sofa bed. Another bathroom with shower, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area complete the property.
Children and small pets are more than welcome and we provide cots, highchairs and car seats on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orio al Serio 25 km, Nearest railway: Airuno 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This is our holiday cottage so you will find in it everything we use, as it was your own home. It is very comfortable also because it develops on the ground floor only, so access to children and disabled people is very easy.
|Further details outdoors|
Our private garden has a cute swimming pool and lots of toys that our children are happy to share. In the large patio there is plenty of sitting space, a tennis tabletop and an open fire equipped for BBQ.
As the cottage is very close to the river, at summer time you will have to make friend with few mosquitos, but we provide you with candles and natural spray to make sure you don't get annoyed by them.
About this location
The Lombardy region
Bergamo and its province are ideal destinations for those who love art and culture but also sports, thanks to its efficient tourism facilities. Tourism in the area, in fact, takes advantage of artistic offerings, natural scenic beauty and a pleasant climate. The province of Bergamo is situated in eastern Lombardy and occupies the central section of the Lombardy Pre-Alps and a small part of the Po plain. The north of the province is a mountainous region, connected to the south by land straddling the hills and the Po Plain.
The territory of Bergamo boasts landscapes that combine nature and human presence in a harmonious way. Its valleys (Val Brembana and Val Seriana are the main ones, giving way to smaller, but no less evocative valleys), are the locations for ski slopes of varying degrees of difficulty which are served by a network of ski lifts to the numerous pistes.
These valleys are not only beautiful in winter: they seem to reveal their sweeter face during the summertime, offering beautiful excursions in lush vegetation bathed in light; in autumn the forests covering the hillsides are an explosion of browns and reds , a fairy tale landscape that changes with every day.
The Adda Nord Park includes the territories situated along the course of the river Adda, in particular along the stretch crossing the high plain below the lake of Como and including the lakes of Garlate and Olginate. This stretch of river winds across the narrow banks with typical outcroppings of conglomerate reefs (the so-called "ceppo") and it forms a characteristic landscape where thick woods alternate with more populated areas.
The most interesting area from a naturalistic point of view is the one covered by the wide wetland of the marsh in Brivio. Of particular importance are the archaeological and monumental aspects, with some hydraulic engineering works dating back to the beginning of the century like Leonardo's locks (Trezzo sull'Adda), the bridge in Paderno, and the industrial village of Crespi d'Adda.
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19 Oct 2014
"Old House that needs Renovation!"
We unfortunately did not chose to stay at this house. A family member who we were meeting here did the research and booked the place. The house is nicely located in Villa D'Ada which is close to … More
I was really sorry to read your review and to find out you weren't confortable in the cottage. Why didn't you ring me? I would have come straight away to check the situation and put it straight, where possible.
The house was rented all summer untill two weeks before you came, so I'm very surprised to hear you found the beds smelly and mouldy. They were freshly made for you and I always make a point of washing all matress covers at every change, for hygiene and cleanliness. As well, I always make sure the cleaning lady cleans it the day before the guests arrive.
We rewired the entire property two years ago, there is a circuit breaker fitted and separate mains for the swimmingpool, to ensure safety. However, it still is a country cottage and it is normal that the mains hold no more than two heavy appliances at the time. This is explained to all guests when they arrive and this is why we suggest to put the boiler on during the night.
The kitchen was newly fitted 3 years ago. Everything else in the house is indeed old, because most furniture is antiques (like the Frau leather airmchair, for example). I take your point about the sofas, though: they probably need replacing, but the covers were washed at the beginning of the season, as we do every year with the curtains as well.
I wonder if you found it damp because it had been raining for a while before your stay. But again, had you told me at the time, we could have solved the problem by putting the heating on!
All the best.
29 Apr 2014
"A peaceful and lively spot"
How can a place be so hidden and peaceful and lively at the same time? I don't know which spell they use, but Villa D'Adda is both: you can retire there to read, rest and dream or you can li… More
9 Aug 2013
"Relaxing countryside break"
A lovely warm welcome from Valentina set the tone for our stay. A spacious property with lovely garden and swimming pool perfect for children. Located near enough to Como, Bergamo etc - you would need a car to explore these.
A great relaxing break.
27 Aug 2012
"A lovely large cottage, very relaxing holiday."
We stayed for 1 week in August 2012. We have 3 teenage children who appreciated the added touches of the volleyball net, table tennis and the football goal.
The cottage is very big, with a fantastic verandah which allowed shade from the sun. The pool, although small was great to cool down in and the sense of space and privacy was brilliant. The cottage has everything you could want, plenty of seating, bedding etc as well as a dishwasher, which was an added bonus.
We thouroughly enjoyed our vist! Easy access to amenties such as supermarkets. A lovely walk along the river and a trip across on Leonardo's boat dor only 50 cents each.
Thank you for your hospitality Valentina, we came away very relaxed with a great tan!
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