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Villa Sole Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Villa Sole is located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Orta. Villa Sole is above and overlooking the lake; it is not on the lake shore. A steep stepped path leads from the villa down to the lakeshore road (approx. 150 metres/five to ten minutes walking, but it is also possible to reach the shore by car). It sits on the edge of the small village of Crabbia, 3 km from Orta San Giulio, the lake's principal town. It offers guests an opportunity to enjoy beauty and nature in a peaceful setting. Lake Orta is simply fascinating and inspiring. The lake has always been popular with writers. In the 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Honoré de Balzac and Robert Browning all came here. This is thanks in part to the picturesque architecture, in part to the enchanting San Giulio island, but most of all to the intimate drama of its setting: the way mountains, weather and light are forever in counterpoint to the water itself. Indeed, it is astonishing how few people -

Villa Sole is located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Orta. Villa Sole is above and overlooking the lake; it is not on the lake shore. A steep stepped path leads from the villa down to the lakeshore road (approx. 150 metres/five to ten minutes walking, but it is also possible to reach the shore by car). It sits on the edge of the small village of Crabbia, 3 km from Orta San Giulio, the lake's principal town. It offers guests an opportunity to enjoy beauty and nature in a peaceful setting. Lake Orta is simply fascinating and inspiring. The lake has always been popular with writers. In the 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Honoré de Balzac and Robert Browning all came here. This is thanks in part to the picturesque architecture, in part to the enchanting San Giulio island, but most of all to the intimate drama of its setting: the way mountains, weather and light are forever in counterpoint to the water itself. Indeed, it is astonishing how few people - even Italians - know about the place, and it is telling that the Milanese call it La Cenerentola (Cinderella) because they have long considered it the secretly superior sibling to the larger lakes of Como and Maggiore.Many water sports are available in the area, including swimming, boating, water skiing, and scuba diving. There are horseback riding stables nearby, as well as two golf courses. There are many possibilities to follow footpaths leading to the towns and villages along the lake, and to the forest and the mountains. In Pettenasco (2 km), there are restaurants, grocery stores, a cappuccino bar, a petrol station, a bank and a post office. Visits to Orta San Giulio are a sheer delight. Its narrow streets are all faded elegance and ochre charm, punctuated by sumptuous outbreaks of baroque. At one end of the square stands the town hall built in the 16th century; a little up the hill, overlooking the many restaurants and cafes, stands the pale-peach parish church founded in the 15th century. Tanned ferry captains wait by the jetty to run you across to Isola San Giulio, where a pedestrian path loops around the Benedictine monastery. For a more strenuous climb, head up to the Sacro Monte di San Francesco (sacrimonti.net) and enjoy the spectacular view. And spend a leisurely afternoon at the Orta Beach Club (ortabeachclub.com), where you can swim, rent kayaks or just pass out on a lounge chair.The entrance to Villa Sole leads through a beautiful garden into a courtyard. The villa forms an U-shape around the courtyard. Villa Sole is a cosy family home. Paintings, prints and pieces of pottery decorate the rooms, and many interesting books fill the bookcases. A beautiful, spacious loggia on the upper floor becomes the living room during the summer months and has views onto trees, the garden and through treetops onto the lake. (At the moment there is no open view of the lake, the owner is waiting for the permission of the township to cut the trees).Please note: The villa sleeps 9+1 people in summer time; during low season there is a maximum of 6 guests permitted. Outside, a long and steep path leads down to the private dock and bathing area. At the bottom of the path, you must cross a road to reach the lake. Children must be watched and helped across the road. In front of the crossing is a little ferry launch (with connection to Orta during summer) and the gate to the dock. Please note that there are some steps here that could be difficult for those with walking difficulties. A ladder helps guests to reach the lawn when stepping out of the water. There is a parking for one car inside the property, another parking for a small car is outside at the front of the house. The villa it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.Please note: Because only the loggia has a table for ten (in the house there are dining tables only for six and eight) Villa Sole accommodates ten people comfortably during summer, whereas an occupancy of max. six people is permitted during the colder months in low season. During the colder month 6 people sleep in the bedrooms of the second floor and in the study in wing 1 of the first floor (the double bedrooms on the ground floor and in wing 2, which are accessible only from outside, will not be available during the colder months).

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Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Bettina Röhrig (Property Manager Hidden Italy)
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
07 Jul 2016
Years listed:
2
Skype name
Hidden Italy
Based in:
Germany

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Nov 2013. Located in Pettenasco, the average weekly rate is £2709.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 Jul 2016.

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