A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOUSE, OFFERS STUNNING VIEWS OF LAKE MAGGIORE. WIFI.

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Donatella

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOUSE, OFFERS STUNNING VIEWS OF LAKE MAGGIORE. WIFI.

Stresa Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Free-standing house with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5, just 2 km from Stresa

Our house was recently converted from a farm building dating back to the 1700s. Built into the side of the hill, it is on three floors and features two bedrooms with the very luminous master bedroom occupying the third floor and offering the most dramatic views. On the ground floor there is a kitchen and living room with wonderful panoramic windows looking out in three directions and on the lowest floor there is another bedroom and the bathroom.

Great care was taken during building work to complete the house to the highest standards and many specialist craftsmen were employed. For example, the chunky terracotta floor tiles from Tuscany are very unusual in that they are totally handmade, as is the entire kitchen area with the wall-tiles hand painted by a local craftsman. Most furniture is antique.

One of the really special things about our house is that however hot the temperature gets elsewhere in Italy or even down in Stresa, you can always count on a pleasant, fresh temperature on the patio on the northern side of the house: a great place to eat while enjoying the amazing views. Similarly, open all the windows in the master bedroom at night and the faintest of breezes wafting down from the mountain will stop you overheating.

Rising up behind the house there is a garden with terraces for sunbathing whilst on the south side there are views over a nearby orchard and then woodland.

There are plenty of lovely paths through the woods leading all the way up to Mottarone, at 1300 metres, the highest mountain in the area and a winter ski resort. Half an hour's walk through beech woods will take you to a clearing overlooking the lake with a wonderful agriturismo farm where you can have lunch or dinner.

We have sought to make the garden into an attractive destination in its own right and in fact many guests now spend much of their time there rather than visiting the sites. You will find a full-size trampline, a solarium terrace with chairs, a lovely Colombian hammock, a natural stone barbecue, a shady pergola

and a swinging hammock chair.

As the house is set away from the road along a narrow lane, it is incredibly quiet. As you sit in the sun admiring the view, you will only hear the sound of crickets chirping and the occasional throb of ferry boats on the lake below.

The downside of all this peace and quiet is that you'll have to walk forty metres along a track to get to the house and we do not provide any parking. The house is probably not suitable for the infirm or the very elderly as some walking up and down stairs is required.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Donatella

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Hello, my name is Simon and this is my family. I moved to Italy from the UK almost 30 years ago. My wife's name is Donatella and our children are Bianca and Jim. Jim claims to be 78% English and 22% Italian.

Donatella purchased this chateau / country house in 1993

We lived in Casa Lavendar until recently but now we have transferred to the town of Arona, still on the lake, further south towards Milan. Instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to go to school the children can now fall out of bed into their classrooms. I have kept my office in Stresa so can easily be contacted if you need anything.

It took years for us to find the perfect rustico and then years to renovate it. Anyway, we really like the house, and especially the amazing view and when the house is empty we return to sunbathe or cook a barbecue.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Stresa
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Stresa
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Baveno
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Carciano
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Levo
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Mottarone
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Gignese
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Il Rustico in Someraro
Car: recommended

Our house is situated on the edge of the little village of Someraro, just a mile from Stresa. It is no exaggeration to say that the view from the house, offering an almost 180 degree unobstructed panorama over the magnificent Lago Maggiore, extending to Switzerland and the Alps, is sublime and surely amongst the most dramatic and beautiful in the world.

Our village makes the ideal base for a relaxing holiday as it very close to Stresa (5 minutes by car) yet away from the hustle and bustle, the perfect place to return to after a busy day exploring the many sites that the area has to offer.

As for Stresa and the local area, you will need at least a week to do justice to its many charms: island villages and palaces, island castles, cliff-hugging monasteries, lemon trees and glaciers, first world war trenches and fortifications, vineyards, cheese producers, beaches and water parks and a wide range of top golf courses.

Stresa is virtually unique in that it boasts within its borders a) a Mediterranean micro-climate - the South side of Isola Madre features, exotic palm trees, citrus fruit and sub-tropical plants that usually grow at much more southerly latitudes - and b) a ski resort at 1500 metres.

Incredibly, one moment you can be enjoying the island sun and then take the cable car up to ski, just one hour away.

The list of must-see sites is endless. As the property owners are writing a guidebook on the area and are real experts on its attractions, please do not hesitate to ask us for suggestions as to what to see, maybe something relating to a particular interest.

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Availability & Rates

Stresa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
autumn winter 2013/2014
Jan 1 2014 - May 17 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€121
€121
Fri,Sat,Sun
€850
3 nights
 
 
summer 2014
May 18 2014 - Oct 4 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,050
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €1.00
Notes L'affitto è per l'intera proprietà a notte, compresi i servizi, lenzuola e asciugamani per una prenotazione con un massimo di 5 persone. Riscaldamento centralizzato, wifi, elettricità e acqua inclusi nel prezzo di affitto.
30% di deposito è necessario per garantire la prenotazione.
Costi aggiuntivi da pagare: pulizia finale 100 Euro

Un deposito cauzionale di € 100 è richiesto.
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Amenities

Stresa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Firewood
  • Shampoo
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Laundry Soap
  • Wood Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Heating
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • All the bathroom fittings are of the highest quality, while the terracotta tiles are handmade in Tuscany.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom on the top floor features wooden flooring, an antique chest of drawers and wardrobe with a second, very large, specially made wardrobe providing ample space. There are windows on three sides with two overlooking the lake. The views are fantastic. In addition there is a large collection of original DVDs, nearly all UK and US films.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Video Games
  • Music Library
  • Books for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Walkway to Water
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
Notes:
In the event of bad weather, there are plenty of activities to keep you amused. Guests can choose from literally hundreds of books. There is a large flat-screen televisions in the living room. In addition to a collection of original DVDs, nearly all UK and US films, there is satellite TV and Wifi In the very unlikely event that the weather takes a dramatic turn for the worse, you can use our cast iron wood-burning range cooker (in addition to normal central heating). If you feel you need some exercise, you might enjoy our full-size trampoline with recently renewed padding and side-protection.
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