*** A 10% discount is offered for holidays taken during June 2013 only ***
Enjoying a sunny and elevated position from this exclusive modernist residence, this property (ID 511) boasts stylish lake view family living and is close to the many northern lake attractions and activities.
The property enjoys a bright and spacious layout and has been furnished to an exceptional standard throughout with contemporary furniture and lighting features, bleached wooden floors, and unique colour schemes to inspire and relax you.
A magnificent open plan space provides a fabulous family-friendly room with a modernist lake view sitting area with a wall mounted flat screen Sat TV with DVD player and WIFI internet access for guest’s entertainment and convenience.
A contemporary fully fitted kitchen with stylish central island unit and the latest appliances is ideal for a comfortable self-catering holiday and the lake views can still be enjoyed from here whilst preparing meals.
To the living area floor to ceiling glass doors slide out onto a picture-perfect view of the lake with a spacious terrace ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. Guests can also enjoy relaxing with a good book on one of the sun loungers on the sunny manicured lawn.
The luxurious sleeping accommodation comprises a fabulous master bedroom where guests can enjoy direct lake views from the splendid double bed and relax and unwind in its cool optimistic interior.
A second bedroom is ideal for younger guests with two single beds and divided from the living area by a modernist Japanese style wooden screen.
The bathroom is also modernist and finished to an exceptional standard with a power shower with glass screen, a wash basin with large vanity mirror and a WC and bidet.
The residence’s hillside location ensures for a tranquil stay and a car is highly advised for guests staying so that the nearby amenities and attractions remain accessible.
Vercana is a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It is situated on the western side of the lake, approximately 45km north east of Como and has a population of around 750.
Vercana consists of individual hamlets which line the banks of the river Livo, on the slopes of Pizzo Sasso Canale, which looks down onto Lake Como. It is a beautiful village which nestles above Domaso, on the northern shore of the lake and was once an old fishing village. There is a truly unrivalled panoramic view from Vercana overlooking the wonderful nature reserve of 'Pian di Spagna', Monte Legone lying to the east and the alps to the north.
The village has modest facilities; a small grocery store and a bakery, however it does have an amazing panoramic restaurant, complete with a wood burning Pizza oven. A footpath from Vercana leads down into the town of Domaso, approximately 2km away and there are numerous restaurants en route. Local beaches and water sports centres are close by and it is an ideal starting point for mountain bike and hiking tours.
The Church of San Salvatore was built in the 15th century and has Baroque architecture. It is located prominently in the Piazza at Vercana, where it enjoys remarkable views over the lake. The interior of the Church has beautiful frescoes as well as some outstanding statues and sculptures.
Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spring and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).