This is an immaculately presented 3 bedroom villa in the hillside village of Massino Visconti enjoying absolutely stunning views of the lake. The owners have clearly spent a considerable amount of money renovating the property and the result is a fantastic holiday home for up to 8 guests. For those who like walking, there are restaurants which can be reached on foot.
Inside, the property is set over 2 levels. On the ground floor of the building is a 1 bedroom apartment with independent entrance and accessed separately from the rest of the villa. This has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area furnished in contrasting shades of blue and white. The kitchen is well equipped, there is a dining table for four and a sofa bed. There is also a double bedroom and bathroom with shower in this part of the property. The remaining space is set over the first floor of the building. In this part of the villa, there is a wonderful open plan living, dining and kitchen area with sleek white kitchen units and white dining table contrasting with blue sofa. There are also white 'tub' armchairs and white units. This room is a lovely space, almost with a 'New England' feel. For those staying in the Winter months, there is a wood burning stove ensuring a lovely cosy space whatever the time of year. Doors lead to a terrace area furnished with two comfortable chairs and coffee table. This enjoys the most spectacular views over Lake Maggiore. Also on this floor is the master bedroom which is a lovely room with comfortable bed and lake views, as well as a small twin bedroom. Finally, there is a modern bathroom with white sanitary ware and beige mosaic tiles. This has a bath tub with overhead shower, bidet, washbasin and toilet. For those keen on walking, there is the added bonus that within 20 minutes walk you can reach a couple of excellent restaurants. For those that prefer to eat in, rest assured that there is a BBQ area that guests are welcome to use. This is located on a raised terrace area to the side of the property. There is also a lawned area at the back of the villa that can be used for lazy days in the sun as well as lawns to the front as well. The villa has secure entry gates and there is plenty of parking within the driveway.
Massino Visconti is a popular village on the hillside above Lake Maggiore. The property is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood. It is not overlooked and enjoys lovely lake views of the lake. It is possible to walk to a small village store (open in the Summer months) or within a 20 minute walk you can also reach a restaurant. There are a number of fantastic walks / hikes to be enjoyed leading straight from the property. If you prefer to laze on the beach, then the lakeside is just a 5 minute drive away. It's a good base from which to explore some of the main lakeside towns such as Stresa, Pallanza and Arona as well as the Borromean Islands. In the Winter, you can ski nearby on the mountains above Stresa - Mottarone.
A note from Jo
The British owners of this property have a real eye for design and have created a stylish and welcoming holiday home for guests to enjoy. We love the Scandinavian feel of the furnishings and finish and, of course, we never tire of those phenomenal lake views. We think this property is ideal for a multi generational holiday. The grandparents can enjoy the privacy of their own 1 bedroom apartment whilst the parents and children can take the 2 bedroom apartment above. It also works well for couples travelling together.