Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Luxury lake view living with an added contemporary rustico twist!
Situated in the semi rural village of Pianello del Lario and enjoying a sunny and elevated position this newly refurbished property (ID 370), in a modernised rustico townhouse, provides the highest quality of self-catering accommodation with an array of home comforts and modern appliances for you and your guests to enjoy.
The stunning property comprises a spacious and bright living room with rustico character features and elements such as flagstone flooring, beautiful fireplace and stone wall feature which romanticize this lovely contemporary space. A stylish sofa, coffee table, Samsung flat screen TV with DVD player and USB, AppleTV 3 and Bluetooth music station also feature in this great entertaining space. French doors lead from the living room out onto a sunny lake view terrace balcony ideal for enjoying a morning breakfast or a delightful alfresco supper in the evenings whilst the sun sets over the mountain tops.
Two shallow stone steps lead to a spacious Open plan kitchen diner which benefits from a fully fitted contemporary kitchen, with all the desired appliances such as coffee machine, toaster, Oven and hob and kettle. A dining table is positioned by a Juliette balcony window which allows for guests to fully enjoy the direct lake views towards the eastern shore.
The fixtures and fittings throughout are of the highest quality with contemporary chandelier lighting and stylish furnishings to create a luxurious standard of accommodation.
The property also provides a beautiful Master suite with a spacious sleeping area with Double bed and wonderful features which include wooden flooring, dressing table with large mirror and contemporary furniture, a romantic sitting area and charming rustico elements such as stone archway which create a lovely setting to relax, unwind and enjoy.
A second and very stylish bedroom provides further flexibility and offers two single beds, which can be brought together to make a double if preferred. A sofa bed to the living area can also be adapted if additional guests are staying in the property.
The bathroom is light and very modern with a separate and deep bath tub, separate power shower and is equipped with all the other desired sanitary ware as well as a washing machine, to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Across the road from this apartment a luxurious feature can be enjoyed by guests; a heated swimming pool with panoramic Lake views! Sun loungers are provided for relaxation around the poolside with a good book.
Pool opening times - 15th May to 30th October 2014
Due to the peaceful semi rural location of this property it is essential for guests to bring a car for their stay to ensure for maximum ease and convenience to around the lake.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cremia 4 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - 101 : Bergamo - 98 or Lugano - 43 km, Nearest railway: Como - 47 : Lugano - 39 or Varenna - 17 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
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 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).
Pianello del Lario
The village of Pianello del Lario is situated 2km south of Dongo, a popular lakeside town which offers a variety of local amenities as well as a boat rental and a ferry service.
Cremia is also situated just 4km away and offers a very good restaurant, beach and Kite surfing school. The very pretty lakeside resort town of Menaggio is just 10 km away and offers visitors a wide choice of boutique and high street shops as well as restaurants, cafes, lido and a car and passenger ferry service to Bellagio and Varenna.
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
There is also a first class Golf Course at Varesse for those staying nearer to the Lake Maggorie area.
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty 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.