Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A fabulous family friendly poolside property!
The air-conditioned and spacious open plan living room has been decorated and furnished to a very high and contemporary standard with designer sofas, a flat screen satellite TV, WIFI access and a bright dining area which sits up to 6 guests.
A newly fitted contemporary kitchen is also situated in this bright and pleasant space and offers all the desired appliances required for a luxurious self-catering holiday including oven, gas hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Maccagno 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo - 133 : Milan 60 or Lugano 32 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - 60 : Como - 56 : Lugano - 27 or Luino 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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Glass doors lead from the living room out onto a private 26sqm terrace with a spacious sunny 246sqm garden, providing the ideal place for guests to enjoy alfresco dining! The garden also conveniently offers direct access to the resident Lido with Swimming pool and other resident facilities.
The sleeping accommodation features a spacious master double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a second twin bedroom with wardrobe. The property benefits from 2 modern and fully tiled bathrooms with shower and all the desired sanitary ware. A washing machine also conveniently features in the property for guests own use.
|Further details outdoors||
Guests can fully enjoy the onsite resident facilities which include a resident accommodation manager, underground parking, a sunny lake view Lido with swimming pool (open from the 15th April - Mid October from 8am till 8pm) Jacuzzi and Sailing club and Marina with boat moorings! Other activities to be enjoyed by residents include climbing walls, tennis courts, beach volley ball and mountain biking along the nearby woodland trails.
The Lombardy region
Lake Maggiore is 54 km long, with a coastline of over 150km and at its widest is 12 km. Like all the other Northern Italian lakes it is a deep glacial basin fed by rivers; Verzasca, Giona, and Cannobino flow into the lake. Its major outlet is the Ticino which, in turn, joins the river Po just south-east of Pavia.
Piedmont and Lombardy are two major regions surrounding the Lake but the most northerly section of Lake Maggiore extends a dozen kilometres into Switzerland, the lowest point above sea-level in Switzerland.
The climate as with all these protected lakes is mild in both summer and winter, producing lush vegetation, with beautifully planted gardens in wonderful villas growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isole di Brissago, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa. These lakes are almost like a lost world. They also have their monsters apparently!
The residence complex is Ideally located in the small pretty lakefront town of Maccagno with its medieval architecture, sandy beach, marina and many local amenities on offer and which is just a 7 minute’s drive from the popular lakeside town of Luino on the eastern shores of Lake which offers ferry and train links as well as one of the largest weekly markets in Europe, which has been attracting many visitors from Italy and Switzerland since 1541! Guests are ideally placed to explore the many visitor attractions which include the Borromeo Islands with their splendid Italianette gardens, the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, the national FAI trust Villas and the medieval Angera Castle.
Within a 40km radius of the residence six prestigious Golf clubs are located and Skiing at Forcora can also be reached and enjoyed in just 15 minutes by car. The famous Swiss ski resorts of San Bernardino, Airolo and Andermatt can also be reached easily in just over an hour by car.
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibility and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resort is Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass, which is approx. 1 hr 20 min. by car.