Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in a beautiful modern residence along the tranquil north eastern shore of Maccagno, this stunning first floor property is perfect for guests wanting a luxurious and comfortable self-catering stay on Lake Maggiore.
The property can be reached by with lift or stairs and inside boasts contemporary air-conditioned accommodation with a stunning open plan living room furnished with a comfortable L-shaped sofa and benefitting from a flat screen SAT TV and WiFi access. A lake view dining area for up to 6 is situated by the glass sliding doors and a sleek high gloss fully fitted kitchen provides all the desired appliances including an electric hob oven, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and microwave.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Maccagno 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 60km or Lugano - Agno 32 km, Nearest railway: Luino 2 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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, 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||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The sleeping accommodation is ideal for groups and families of up to 4 with a spacious master bedroom furnished with a comfortable king size bed and boasting lake views from its sliding balcony doors. A second bedroom is furnished to an equally tasteful and stylish standard with two modern single beds.
Guests can enjoy a contemporary bathroom which is fitted with a power shower and washing machine for guest’s convenience.
|Further details outdoors|
Luxury onsite facilities will ensure guests can fully make the most of their stay with a sunny lakefront Lido serving as the perfect spot to relax and unwind with a spacious sun terrace, large outdoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. A contemporary style cafe bar restaurant is also provided for guests to enjoy a morning cappuccino, light lunch or evening aperitif and the town’s local shops also ensure guests can cook from fresh local ingredients if desired.
An onsite management office is also situated and other activities include tennis, wall rock climbing and volleyball. The sunny lakefront promenade also runs below the residence and is perfect for jogging and walking with the route leading to Maccagno’s picturesque lakefront park perfect for relaxing and enjoying picnics.
The property also features a private garage for guests use and additional parking can be found in the resident car park.
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!
Maccagno is perfect for cycling, swimming, hiking, and also for water sports, with the La Darsena club providing sailing, wind surfing and kite surfing lessons and equipment hire.
The pretty and vibrant resort town of Luino is situated just a 3 minute’s drive away from the residence and here guests can enjoy a wide variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The charming marina leads to a train station and frequent ferry service and access to the nearby tourist attractions is very good.
Fabulous day excursions from Lake Maggiore include the fashionable city of Milan and the Swiss Ski resort of San Bernardino. For guests wanting a vibrant nightlife the cosmopolitan Swiss city of Lugano is just a 40 minutes drive away and boasts fine restaurants, stylish bars, designer shops, casinos and clubs.
This beautiful resort town enjoys a lovely lakefront position along the northerly eastern shore of Lake Maggiore and retains an ancient and noble history, once being known as a skilled craft and fishing village under the Mandelli Counts, before being granted freedom to become a free miniature state with its own mint for several centuries before the powerful Borromeo family took control.
Today its colourful past can be seen with the lower part of Maccagno noticeably more ancient then the modern upper part of the town, with medieval passageways, noble townhouses, an imperial watch tower and the sanctuary of ‘Madonna della Punta’.
Visitors can enjoy the many pizzerias and fine restaurants, its lakefront promenade which leads to a modern art museum, a forest, play area and beach. For swimmers the Lidos of nearby Locarno and Ascona are recommended. Carnival festivities also feature during the summer months and play up to the town’s famous culinary expertise with the famous ‘Rice and Sausage’ festival.
A frequent ferry service also operates from the town taking visitors to the beautiful towns of Cannobio, Stresa and to the incredible and elegant gardens found on the Bromero Islands.
**** Attractions ****
Public Villas & Gardens
Skiing - Snow
Skiing - Water