The Villa (ID 139) Guests reach the villa's entrance along a pretty portico terrace adorned by plants in the charming natural garden. Once inside you are greeted by a beautiful and homely open plan south facing living room, which boasts high wooden beamed ceilings and a very comfortable and high quality finish with cream leather sofas and maple wood furniture.
A 42” plasma screen TV provides all British national and regional channels together with Sky UK. A DVD player is provided with an extensive collection of DVD and CDs, as well as a separate CD player.
A lovely stylish dining area with panorama windows is ideal for dinner parties. From this large open plan living room guests can access through the French doors onto a south facing terrace which has an idyllic view of lake Como and surrounding mountains. The terrace has teak garden funitures with a BBQ and there is also a separate BBQ at the lower garden level.
A charming feature point of the room is a large wood burning stove which creates a wonderful atmosphere in the colder months. Ample logs are provided during your stay.
Inside once more and adjacent to the lovely dining area, is a modern fully fitted kitchen with breakfast table and featuring a gas hob, eye-level oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
Also at ground floor level are three spacious and well lit double bedrooms each with French windows onto the garden or terrace outside. There is a modern shower room with laundry facilities including automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. A large family bathroom with a jacuzzi is adjacent to the bedrooms.
Leading from the ground floor living room a flight of stairs leads to an open mansard level with single bedroom area. In addition there is a single bed at the mezzanine level above the two single bedrooms. All these bedrooms are beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished with added luxuries such as air-conditioning which is also available in the villa's principal room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Menaggio Lido Beach|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Como: San Giovanni 59K or Varenna: Esino 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The extensive balconies and terraces offer enchanting views of the Lake and the totally enclosed and secluded garden which is set on terraces with pine and olive trees flanked with orange and lemon trees. There is a spacious terrace offering delightful views of Lake Como and the Alps and is comfortably furnished with outdoor teak tables and chairs, a barbecue and outdoors lighting for daytime and evening dining.
Local restaurants to try in the area include the Country style Agro-turismo of La Barcola, the town's family friendly Red Bay and Griante's Villa Linda, the romantic and contemporary Italian Crotto dei Platani in Brienno and the modern La Piazzetta in Argegno. For a local fish menu Paolo Restaurant in Menaggio and La Baia in Cremia are very good.
From Menaggio guests can also enjoy local activities including golf, trekking, cycling, sailing, tennis, horse riding, chartered yacht hire and water sports.
The transport links are very good with a frequent Lake Bus service to Lake Como and Lugano, a car and passenger Ferry service, a local taxi rank and a seasonal Bergamo airport shuttle bus operating from Menaggio. A train service to Milan and Malpensa operates from Como city.
Several parking places can be found in the private road opposite the villa.
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).
The centre of Menaggio is less than a mile away from the Villa and regular ferries provide easy access to all parts of the Lake from the town, especially to Varenna which offers a fast and reliable train service to Milan. The Villa is conveniently 12 miles from Switzerland and Lugano, approximately 18 miles from Como City and 50 miles from St Moritz.
Menaggio is a picturesque village nestled in a convenient central position on the lake. It is a historical lake side town with many quaint neighbourhoods which extend north along the lake and up into the green hills and valleys. Menaggio offers stunningly beautiful views of Lake Como and the majestic mountains which surround it overlooked by the Alps to the North.
There is a fine selection of restaurants, delis, fresh grocers and of course delicious gelato and pizza! To keep you moving and fit while on vacation: play a round of golf at the infamous Menaggio & cadenabbia Golf Club, mini golf, hiking trails, mountain biking, free climbing, swimming and a new orienteering field all located in stunning locations -these are just a few possibilities offered to you in and around Menaggio. There is a museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at the new “Lido Giardino” and in the Val Senagra Park, a museum featuring the value of antique buildings, artisan and peasant objects and creations. Other culturally rich events including music, fireworks, public markets and local festivals are to be enjoyed.
Menaggio’s tourist office www.menaggio.com, situated in the main square, Piazza Garibaldi, offers a great deal of information detailing what’s going on in and around the lakes, sightseeing, history and sporting activities.
During the summer the area boasts fantastic opportunities for many activities including mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, walking, many water sports including kite surfing, fishing, tennis, and of course golf at the historic Mennagio & Cadenabbia Golf Club www.menaggio.it.The Ferries run from Menaggio to both the North and South of Lake Come making it an ideal centre for sightseeing. The lovely lakeside and harbour have many cafes where you can sit and relax while watch the world go by.
Outdoor activities abound in this area and are very popular with holiday makers. An18 hole golf course, mountain biking, water skiing and lots of other sports are all here to be enjoyed by you and your family.
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