Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Inside the property is set over one level. Completely refubished at the end of 2011, it is decorated in neutral tones, but the owner has cleverly added wonderful splashes of colour through the fixtures and fittings. There is a large open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is brand new and is well equipped with everything guests could want or need during their stay. A breakfast bar is a perfect place for breakfast whilst there is also a dining table seating six for more formal dining.
Adjacent to this room is a living area with comfortable corner sofa and TV, perfect for a lazy evening in! There are two bedrooms, both with double beds. The master bedroom is a good size with plenty of wardrobe space and a chest of drawers. And finally, there is a bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilet.
Outside, the property has a large terrace with phenomenal lake views. Steps lead down from the terrace to a small garden. The lawn is ideal for children to play on, or for adults to spend long, lazy days in the sunshine!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|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
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
The North West Italy region
The property is perfectly placed for visiting Stresa & the Borromean Islands, or to catch a boat to the other wonderful towns and villages on the lake including Cannobio, Ascona, Locarno and Luino. A great day out is the Lake Maggiore Express by boat up to Ascona and Locarno where you take the '100 Valley' train into the Swiss Alps. It's a trip that can be done in a day or over a couple of days. Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca is worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. The setting is idyllic. You can also use the property as a base to visit Lake Como or Lake Orta. Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes. Or you can catch a train into Milan and go shopping. It's a short metro train ride to Santa Maria delle Grazie and Da Vinci's painting of 'The Last Supper.' If you're more of a sports fan, you can take a tour of San Siro stadium. For cheaper shopping, Luino boasts the biggest weekly market in Europe. Or you could have a look at Foxtown, an outlet centre where the most famous brands offer their products at factory prices. The nearby Mottarone is ideal for hiking. The scenery and nature is fabulous. Most of the nearby mountains also have tracks for mountain bikes. You can also enjoy plenty of other sports there including skiing in the winter, hand-gliding and parascending. The area offers plenty to do for children - Swissminiatur, the Alprose Swiss chocolate factory and the European Museum of Transport. The Mottarone is also a great place for children with an alpine bob sleigh! There is also a superb adventure park for children in Baveno. Or you could try your hand at falconry or visit a safari park! There is a huge waterpark near Milan. Water sports such as sailing, surfing and water skiing are provided at Club Nautico in Stresa. Here you can hire boats or have your own boat brought into the water and anchored. Please ask for more details about what to see and do.
The apartment is located on the hillside above the lake. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance of the property as well as a village store. Stresa is just a few minutes drive away where there are a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Baveno is just a few minutes in the other direction. Baveno has a lovely lakeside area and boats leave regularly to the Borromean Islands.