Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The perfect panoramic lake view retreat!
The stunning duplex property (ID 871) is located in a beautifully refurbished stone townhouse which retains many beautiful features throughout including exposed stone, wooden flooring, wooden shutters and sloping beamed ceilings. This romantic style effortlessly blends with the contemporary interior style and provides chic and welcoming rooms for you and your guests to relax and entertain in style.
A spacious open plan living and dining room is ideally furnished with a comfortable sofa looking out towards the lake, a stylish dining area for 4-6 guests and a modernist fully fitted kitchen to provide the perfect family-friendly living area. The cooking appliances are ideal for preparing delicious meals during your stay with a gas hob, microwave and dishwasher.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pianello 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 98 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 17 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
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
French doors lead directly out onto a private sunny roof terrace which boasts a spacious lake view outdoors space ideal for sunbathing and for alfresco dining. An electric awning can be used to cover the dining part of the terrace making it ideal for all occasions.
The sleeping accommodation is perfect for medium-sized groups and families up to 4 with a double bedroom and one comfortable double size sofa bed.
The master bedroom is beautifully furnished with a stylish double bed and contemporary furniture to complement the romantic original features. The comfortable double sofa bed is situated to a separate open loft-style bedroom which is furnished with a flat screen TV which is perfect for children or a second couple.
The newly fitted bathroom is fitted with a power shower, a useful vanity area with washbasin, WC, bidet, heated towel rack and a washing machine.
As well as enjoying the sunny panoramic lake view terrace guests can also enjoy shared access to the fabulous outdoor swimming pool, which is located in a prime lake view position across from the road at the front of the residence.
** Please Note: The swimming pool is open from 15th May to 30th October.
Parking can be found to the front of the entrance and guests are ideally situated for accessing all the central lake amenities, attractions and activities by car.
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club 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 €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €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).
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 resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.
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, in spriing 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
Pianello provides a selection of amenities including a grocery shop, bus service and close proximity to some local authentic Pizzerias, a beach and Water sports club in Cremia.
The famous resort town of Menaggio is just a 15 minute's drive away and boasts a picturesque promenade, cafe-lined piazzas, boutique shops, delicatessens, supermarkets and a wide range of amenities. A frequent car and passenger ferry service operates from the pretty town making it the ideal place from which to explore the fabulous resort towns of Bellagio and Varenna.
Guests can enjoy a full range of activities including swimming, hiking, cycling, sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing, tennis, golf, horse riding, skiing and extreme sports.
Pianello del Lario is a municipality in the Province of Como located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking,watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
Whether your holiday plans are for simply relaxing or reading a book with a cappucino on the terrace; perhaps walking in the Italian Alps with all that fresh alpine air, or alternatively, you're adventure plans may see you windsurfing, boating or fishing on this truly spectacular lake and then of course, there is skiing at the world famous St. Moritz or at Madesimo, a charming ski resort just 60km away (1hr 15 mins)
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of "La Raccolta della Barca Lariana which has a nautical theme, housing hundreds of 19th century boats depicting the nautical history of the area.
Pianello del Lario is situated 2km south of Dongo, a town which offers local amenities, boat rental and a ferry service, 4km north of Cremia, which has some very good Restaurants and 10km north of the popular and very pretty lakeside town of Menaggio.
It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking, watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of 'La Raccolta della Barca Lariana' and also 15th Century church of San Martino, which is located on the lakeshore.
Further Sport & Adventure Activities:
Bicycling, Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Float Plane/Helicopter, Golf, Hiking/Trails, Park, Public Transportation, Rowing Boats,Sailing and Wind Surfing.
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