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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

LAKE GARDA LAKES AND MOUNTAINS.Welcome to Gargnano frazione Costa. This is an old farm house. The principal residence is the ground level 120m of restored cheese factory and old cow stalls with the old workers dormitory. Beautifully restored with beams in the dormitory and bright colourful decor. The wild boar and deer welcome you on the walls. Welcome to the west coast of Lake Garda and Gargnano. This is Costa which is a hamlet of famous Gargnano. It is 20 minutes up the mountain and is set in 9 hectares of pasture and trees. This is an old mountain farm house that used to have cows and produce cheese. Now there are horses. You are surrounded by nature with chestnut trees and mountains. The lake is 20 minutes away if you want to swim in Gargnano or one of the other many lake shore beaches. If you prefer off road driving then go in to Costa village and take the road to Valvestino. If you have a motor bike this is perfect. This is suitable for all off road driving. The farmhouse is fully restored.There are 2 showers but the water comes off the mountain so no snow or rain no water so it is strictly not for those who take 30 minute showers. This is an environmental holiday. Go and chop a tree and make a log fire. Open fires in the summer breezes. You can barbeque. There is fresh cheese in Costa and fresh bread daily that can be dropped at the end of the drive. The rooms are stone walled with colourful decoration.The kitchen is large and there is a large dining room with banquet benches and chairs. This is a hospitable house with space. The lounge has a large sofa that drops to a double bed. The main bedroom has a shower and the guest bedroom shares the shower with guests sleeping in the lounge room. All rooms have windows. You can listen to the mountain talk to you at night. The rocks move and the trees blow and sing to you. Listen to the eagles and the deer particularly the Mambrito when it is mating season. Gargnano is very famous for its yacht race in September. It has two five star hotels.Villa Feltrinelli where Musolini was house prisoned by Hitler, One is in Navazzo which is 10 minutes drive from Costa. There is also a boutique hotel called Sostaga Feltrinelli which is 4 star. In Costa there are two trattoria bar restaurants. There is a general store, He will deliver bread to you daily. In Navazzo there is a pizza and full restaurant. There is also a camp site restaurant and another small bar with Sunday speido barbeque lunch. The air is cooler and it is great for respiration problems, If you want heat drop to the lake shore but if you want to breath clean air then stay in my house at 600 metres altitude. The lake is very hot in the summer. The lake is famous for its micro climate and palm trees surrounding by Scotch pine. This is nature at its most sophisticated. Go to Gardone Riviera to the il Vittoriale. Go to Villa Feltrinelli for 5* afternoon tea. Take in aperol aperativo at Gargnano old harbour or Villa old harbour or Bogliaco harbour.

There are hundreds of restaurants and bars along the lake shore of Lake Garda. You can visit Milan, Brescia, Bergamo, Verona, Venice, Merano and Bolzano in Trentino. Dolomite mountains, Adamello mountains.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gargnano 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Montichiari. Bergamo, Vernona, Milan, 45 km, Nearest railway: Brescia to Rome etc or north Bolzano 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Private garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Lombardy region

Lake Garda is famous and is the largest of the Italian lakes. It is a micro climate with palm trees and Scotch pine. Gargnano is the west shore of the lake and is full of vineyards, olives and lemon groves. Costa is the mountain village, 8 miles/12 kms up the winding mountain road. You do not need a 4wheel drive to get there or to get to my private house with 180m drive. My house is elevated and surveys the road to Costa. Gargnano includes hamlets of Villa, Bogliaco on the lake, Muslone set aside, elevated Villavetro, Fornico, Zuino surrounded by olives. At 500m is Navazzo, Sasso, Liano, Formaga and Musaga. Costa is set in the Alto Garda Park which is 500 hectares of wild nature. Valvestino a fjord lake is accessed in Navazzo by car or by foot, horse, 4wd, motor bike, quad from Costa. Gargnano is Roman in history. In 13th century 1st Franciscan monastery was built and they created the limonaie greenhouses for citrus fruits. This is due to the micro climate. In the 18th and 19th century the bourgeois built the fine villas of Feltrinelli, Sostaga and the remaining buildings were used in 1943-45 to house the Social Republic of Salo which imprisoned Mussolini. The limonaie are the furthest northern latitude cultivation of citrus fruits.


Places to visit in Gargnano. Villa Bettoni sculpted by Giovanni Battista Locatelli with an Italian garden. The 16th century Palazzo Communale which overlooks Gargnano old port designed by Giovanni Traffegnini. The 1st floor has 15th century marble floor blocks. Palazzo Feltrinelli 1898-1899 built as the private home to Giuseppe Feltrinelli is in Piazza Vittorio Venetto. It is used by Milan University for language courses and conventions. Villa Feltrinelli 1892-99 designed by Alberto Belgiojoso or Francesco Solmi. The outbuildings originally for the stable hands and groundsmen make luxury apartments at 5* prices.

Gargnano is unspoilt and is full of olive groves, chestnut trees and vineyards. It is for nature lovers and outdoor sports people. Miles of paths at al levels which can be covered by foot, bike or horse. The is Monte Gargnano for climbers. There is Golf Bogliaco dates 1912, 18 hole, 67 par. Full of Mediterranean plants, oleander, laurel, cypress, olive. Hire a motor boat on the lake or go to the beach, There is the Centomiglia Boat race which is world class.

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