Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
With exposed stone work, a beamed porch and wooden shutters, the newly built Rustico style villa (ID 988) sits serenely in the surrounding landscape which offers peace, beauty and inspirational views to make for the perfect holiday retreat on Lake Como.
Guests can enjoy full use of the 3 storey villa with a spacious and inviting open plan modern layout and panoramic lake views to all floors.
The villa boasts a sunny outside lake view garden with a lovely picturesque dining terrace perfect for providing memorable alfresco dinner parties, with heavenly views to leave guests speechless!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pianello del Lario 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|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor kitchen is extremely spacious and well-equipped for a family friendly self-catering stay with plenty of granite work tops for preparing meals and a gas hob, oven, microwave, coffee machine and more.
The double aspect lake views provide the perfect inspirational back drop to cooking delicious meals during your stay, with fresh local ingredients in abundance from the nearby delicatessens and weekly food markets.
A separate dining area also boasts spectacular views across the dramatic hillside, serene lake and distant mountain tops and the large table easily accommodates guests. The spacious and inviting living room provides a comfortable place in which to relax and unwind, with a TV also provided for guest's convenience.
Two further floors of accommodation provide comfortable and spacious sleeping arrangements and the villa can comfortably accommodate 5-7 guests with the added convenience of a modern bathroom with power shower/ bath tub to each floor.
A spacious double master bedroom with Juliette balcony and a second single bedroom, both with lake views, can be enjoyed to the first floor and a spacious third bedroom ideal for children with a twin set of single beds to the charming sloping beamed loft floor. A comfortable double sofa bed is also situated to the living area, to provide additional accommodation for any extra guests during your stay.
A private parking space is provided with the villa rental and from its hillside location guests are perfectly placed to access the breathtaking woodland walks and mountain bike trails.
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 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.
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.