This is an absolutely stunning villa in the beautiful Italian Lakes, situated just a 20 to 25 minute walk from the lakeside beaches and set within large, beautifully kept private gardens. The situation is wonderfully quiet and peaceful in a sought after and well kept residential neighbourhood. A beautiful, contemporary pool was installed in 2016.
The property is set over two levels. On the ground floor, there is a lovely open plan dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped to a high standard with Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave. The dining area has a lovely square dining table with chairs for 8 guests. There are also 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on this floor. The first of these bedrooms is a lovely double room, enjoying doors to the terrace area. There is a chest of drawers in this room. The second is ideal for children and teenagers and sleeps 4 in total. There is one set of bunk beds in this room as well as a single bed with extra pull out bed. These beds can be laid out as 2 singles, or pushed together to form a double. This room has a dressing area and chest of drawers with ample storage space for suitcases. The bathroom on this floor has a large corner bath as well as a separate shower. Upstairs, there is a wonderful bright and airy living area. For those staying during the Winter months, there is a fireplace, whilst for those staying in the Spring and Summer, doors lead off the living area to a large terrace enjoying stunning views. There is a TV in this room for use with the DVD player. Please note that the TV does not work without the DVD player or without using the HDMI cable for connecting the TV to a laptop. There are also two double bedrooms on this floor, both with ensuite bathrooms with showers. Doors from the master bedroom also lead onto the terrace where there is a table and chairs as well as comfortable loungers. For those who like to dine outside, there is also a large terrace area on the ground floor of the property with large oval dining table and chairs. There is also a Weber BBQ. Awnings can be lowered to provide shade during hot Summer days. The gardens 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 numerous roses and lavender plants that dominate the area immediately surrounding the terrace. A beautiful swimming pool was installed in 2016. Measuring 10m x 4.5m this very high quality in-ground pool has a maximum depth of 1.6m and is complemented by a large terrace made from Pierra sand coloured tiles, providing plenty of space for loungers and giving the pool a very contemporary look and feel. The sandy coloured pool interior gives the water a gorgeous pale blue effect. The pool has an electric security cover that can be used if young children are staying in the property. The pool is open from 1 June to 30 September each year. For those staying for a longer period, the property enjoys all the practical elements you would expect. There is a large basement area housing a washing machine and dryer. There is also an extra fridge here and a 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 lovely, pretty lakeside village with an excellent restaurant at the Camin Hotel as well as an additional more traditional pizzeria and trattoria. There is also a small but popular beach area here. It's a great base to visit the lakeside towns and villages all around the lake. Nearby Luino hosts the biggest weekly market in Europe, whilst at the top of the lake in Switzerland is Ascona and Locarno. The latter boasts an amazing lido and spa. Across the lake and within easy reach using the boat network is Cannobio and Cannero. And of course, you can also use the boat network to reach towns such as Stresa at the other end of the lake.
A note from Jo
This is one of our favourite villas on 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.