This is a stunning family-friendly Italian Lakes villa, situated just 20 to 25 minutes walk from the lakeside beaches of Colmegna and set within large, beautifully kept private gardens. The situation is wonderfully quiet and peaceful in a sought after and well-kept neighbourhood. Guests staying at this Italian Lakes villa also enjoy use of a superb private swimming pool.
This Italian Lakes villa is set over two levels. On the ground floor, there is a sunny open plan dining and kitchen area with 3 sets of double doors that open onto the large terrace that overlooks the garden. The modern kitchen is well-equipped to a high standard with Nespresso coffee machine, Bosch dishwasher and oven with ceramic hob, plus a microwave. The dining area has a lovely square dining table with chairs for 8 guests, and an additional pine table with 4 chairs.
There are 2 bedrooms and a large family bathroom on the ground floor of this Italian Lakes villa. The first of these bedrooms is a large, sunny double European kingsize room, with double doors opening on to the terrace. There is a chest of drawers, wardrobe and desk for working. The second smaller room is ideal for children and teenagers and sleeps 4 in total in one set of bunk beds and a single bed with extra pull-out bed. These beds can be laid out as 2 singles or put together to form a double. This room has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The modern bathroom on this floor has a large corner bath as well as a separate walk-in shower.
Upstairs at this Italian Lakes villa, there is a wonderful bright and stylish living area with 3 sets of double doors opening onto a wraparound balcony with stunning views to the lake and the surrounding hills and countryside. For those staying during the Winter months, there is a fireplace and logs are available. There is also a 50 inch digital TV with built in Apple TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime for use with your own account. Please note that there is no terrestrial or satellite TV service. There is also a desk for working in the living room.
There are two double bedrooms on this floor. The spacious master bedroom has a European king size bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and double doors that open onto the large balcony with beautiful views of the lake and gardens. It boasts a modern ensuite bathroom with double basins, bidet and large walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a UK king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. nnAccessed from the first floor is a large wraparound balcony which has wonderful views of the lake and gardens. There is a rattan dining table with seating for 8 people, as well as a wooden table and 4 comfortable reclining chairs.
There is also a large terrace on the ground floor of this Italian Lakes villa with oval dining table and chairs seating 10 people for dining al fresco. 2 Weber BBQs are provided. Awnings provide shade during hot summer days.
The gardens of this Italian Lakes villa are spacious and offer plenty of space for children to play or for adults to enjoy the sunshine. A gardener regularly tends the mature gardens and in the Summer months it is filled with the scent of the lavender plants that dominate the area immediately surrounding the terrace. The beautiful in-ground swimming pool measures 10m x 4.5m with a maximum depth of 1.6m and is complemented by a large terrace, providing plenty of space for loungers. The pool has a security cover and it is recommended that if young children are staying in the property, the cover is closed when the pool is not in use. The pool is open from 1 June to 30 September each year. nnFor those staying at this Italian Lakes villa for a longer period, the property enjoys all the practical elements you would expect. There is a large basement area housing a washing machine. There is also an extra fridge and freezer, perfect for storing your ice cream and wine supplies! The property has a long private driveway with ample parking for a number of cars.
Colmegna is a pretty lakeside village and is an ideal base for a holiday in the Italian Lakes. The village boasts the excellent lakeside Tiffany restaurant at the luxury Relais Villa Porta Hotel as well as a more traditional pizzeria/trattoria. There is also a small but popular beach area here from where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake. The lakeside walk from Colmegna to the neighbouring town of Maccagno is a flat 20-minute stroll with beautiful views across the lake. For nature lovers, the woods up the hill from the property link into large a network of walking trails for short walks and picnics or longer treks that give fabulous views of Lago Maggiore.
Using this Italian Lakes villa as a base, it is also possible to visit the lakeside towns and villages all around the lake. Nearby Luino hosts one of the biggest weekly markets in Europe every Wednesday and has a host of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. The picturesque village of Maccagno has motor boats, kayaks, paddle boards and pedalos for hire to explore the lake, as well as bikes and e-bikes. At the top of the lake in Switzerland is Ascona and Locarno and the latter boasts an amazing lido and spa. Across the lake and within easy reach using the ferry network from Luino or Maccagno are the beautiful towns of Cannobio and Cannero. And of course, you can also use the ferry network to reach towns such as Stresa and the beautiful Borromean Islands on the Piedmont side of the lake.
In the Winter, visit Passe Forcora, a small ski resort just a 40-minute drive away, for skiing, snow-shoeing and tobogganing. CIR code 012902-CIM-00014
A note from Jo
This is one of our favourite Italian Lakes villas, situated on the delightful Lake Maggiore. It's lovely and spacious and is set in a quiet residential area set just back up the hill from the lakeside at Colmegna. Time after time, it gets rave reviews from guests who find it to be a real 'home from home'. It's also a great family friendly property with games supplied for you to enjoy. For those that need to work on holiday, there is high speed WIFI and 2 desks for working.