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Casa dell Ava – Home 16033 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Sunday Times - Top 100 villas in Europe 2010

"Alpine Dolce Vita" - The Daily Mail

"A lovely house in the breathtaking Engadine valley" - The Italian Magazine - March 2007

Casa dell'Ava a lovely three-bedroom holiday home set in the Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. We are about halfway between Lake Como and St. Moritz - at the end of Engadina, a beautiful valley that gets 320 days of sunshine a year and is surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountains in the Alps. The house itself is about 300 years old and built from stone. It is perched on a sunny hillside 10mins above Chiavenna, with a splendid view over the mountains. The house and area offers an unbeatable location for mountain holidays, whether you want to walk, ski or just relax. This comes partly from the sunshine and the lovely mountains of the central Alps, partly from the charm of the house and village, and partly from eating out in some of the very many outstanding local restaurants.

Further

Sunday Times - Top 100 villas in Europe 2010

"Alpine Dolce Vita" - The Daily Mail

"A lovely house in the breathtaking Engadine valley" - The Italian Magazine - March 2007

Casa dell'Ava a lovely three-bedroom holiday home set in the Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. We are about halfway between Lake Como and St. Moritz - at the end of Engadina, a beautiful valley that gets 320 days of sunshine a year and is surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountains in the Alps. The house itself is about 300 years old and built from stone. It is perched on a sunny hillside 10mins above Chiavenna, with a splendid view over the mountains. The house and area offers an unbeatable location for mountain holidays, whether you want to walk, ski or just relax. This comes partly from the sunshine and the lovely mountains of the central Alps, partly from the charm of the house and village, and partly from eating out in some of the very many outstanding local restaurants.

Further details

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM - The house has been restored in a way sympathetic to its style and age, however where possible we have introduced ways to conserve energy and water. Heating and hot water for the house is provided using a stove that runs on recycled paper pellets. We are intending to install solar panels which will link to our hot water system. All electricity for the house is provided from hydroelectric schemes via an electricity coop run from the local town. More details are available on our website

Further details indoors

The house has recently been completely restored in keeping with the local area

Location description from owner

The Lombardy region

The House is situated in an area of outstanding beauty close to three of the largest National Parks in the Alps, covering a massive 2000Km2 - these are the Swiss National Park, Stelvio National Park and Orobie Valtellinesi Park. The area is rich in wildlife and has some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Alps. The parks contain many protected species of wildlife including Golden Eagles, Ibex, Bearded Vultures, Capercaille and Fire Salamanders. There is talk of Lynx and wolves arriving back into the area and famously Brown Bears have recently been reintroduced into the Adamello Brenta National Park which adjoins the Stelvio National Park

Chiavenna

Pianazzola is a charming mountain village perched on the mountainside above Chiavenna. There are about 60 stone-built houses, and while you can reach the village by car, you can only enter on foot, which makes it a peaceful spot. It sits on a south facing hill above a large zone of vineyards and below a large forest of chestnut. Pianazzola has a panoramic view across Engadina, which stretches from the top of Lake Como, into Switzerland. Since ancient times, these valleys were an important route between Northern Italy and central Europe. Fortunately Valchiavenna has not remained a major arterial route, but it is relatively easy to get here from Milan (90mins from Linate, Bergamo or Malpensa airports) of Zurich (2h30min).

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • CD player
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Richard P.
Response rate:
62%
Calendar updated::
20 May 2017
Years listed:
10
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This House has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Oct 2006. Located in Chiavenna, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £310 to £735.

The Owner has a response rate of 62% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 May 2017.

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