Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Enjoying a captivating location in the heart of Mezzegra, this newly renovated period villa offers a picturesque holiday haven for friends and family!
The villa sits in its own peaceful landscaped setting, with breath taking views of the lake and mountains to serve as the idyllic scene for your Lake Como escape. Many of the villa's fine period features have been retained, from its beautiful fresco surround to its romantic wooden shutters and inviting pale yellow facade.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di Lenno 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 84 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Internally groups of up to 10 can comfortably be accommodated in the 3 storey villa, with 200mq of bright and spacious self-catering accommodation to enjoy.
The ground floor of the villa provides the perfect venue for relaxing and socializing with guests; with a beautiful living area leading to an elegant separate dining room and a sunny outside terrace beyond, ideal for hosting alfresco dinner parties.
The separate fully-equipped kitchen offers a wonderful opportunity for home cooking and also for private catering and chef hire, which can be arranged upon request.
A flat screen TV with DVD player is provided to the welcoming living room and the fireplace is perfect for creating romantic and ambient evenings in during your stay.
The sleeping accommodation is ideal for large groups, with 5 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms situated to the first and upper level of the villa. Some of the beds are conveniently twinned-doubles, allowing for even greater flexibility with families and friends staying.
The master bedroom offers a romantic private balcony with picturesque views for guests to enjoy, alongside a comfortable double bed and a luxury en-suite with bath tub and shower.
A second double bedroom offers wonderful lake views as well as a luxury en-suite shower room. The third double bedroom offers no lake views but is very comfortable and spacious. The fourth double bedroom offers partial lake views and a luxury en-suite shower room whilst the fifth double bedroom also offers a luxury en-suite with power shower.
The upper loft-style floor of the villa features a romantic beamed ceiling and granite fireplace, with a second sitting room and small kitchenette provided, making it ideal for nannies and guests requiring more independence during their stay.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside guests can enjoy the sunny and glorious grounds, which offer the perfect holiday oasis in which to relax, with a private outdoor swimming pool and a sunny terrace to the landscaped garden and guests are within easy reach of the local amenities and newly landscaped park of Mezzegra.
** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 1st June - 30th September 2013
The charming lakeside village is situated within a 5 minute drive of Villa Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. The central western shore offers an enviable range of highly-recommended local restaurants, pizzerias and a selection of mountainside 'Agroturismos' to enjoy.
Many activities to experience along the central lake include power boat rental, sailing, wind surfing, tennis, golf, Lidos, Spa days, walking along the Greenway del Lago and trekking up to the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio and to San Martino.
The Lombardy region
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 tranquility and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Nearby attractions include Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta and the Tremezzina shore which features splendid vistas of Bellagio and some lovely cafes, restaurants and parks. The Lido di Lenno is ideal for families of all ages with a fabulous sandy beach and a fashionable bar nightclub. The Aqua Cheta boathouse bar and La Cantina wine cellar in Tremezzo are also popular destinations for the evenings and daytime activities include swimming, cycling, tennis, golf, sailing, boat hire and seaplane rides.
Mezzegra is situated on the western banks of Lake Como, in the zone of central Lario known as Tremezzina. There is a weekly market in Mezzegra (Friday) and Lenno (Tuesday) where you will be able to buy fresh fish from the lake. In Mezzegra town, you will find supermarkets, the post office, bars, coffeehouses, the baker (which if you wish delivers fresh rolls to the house), can be reached in just a few minutes by foot.
Mezzegra is famous for being the scene of Duce's last hours. In Giulino, XXIV Maggio street, in front of Villa Belmonte gate, a steel cross reminds the place where Benito Mussolini and Claretta Petacci were killed and in the hamlet Bonzanigo there is the house where they spent their last night together.
Pay a visit to the church of Sant'Abbondio, dating back to the end of the 1600’s, with its elegant Baroque facade and its precious canvases (17th and 18th century) and its most beautiful marble Baroque altars. Close to the presbytery and the sacristy are visible traces of the old Roman chapel which preceded it.
In one of the two surrounding annexes of the church, plaster works are preserved attributed to Pietro Silva and frescos possibly by Fiamminghino, while in the other, which is also decorated with plaster work and prized frescos, there is a large decorated wooden altar dating from the 17th to 18th centuries.