Situated on the peaceful woody mountainside of Plesio, above Menaggio this stunning modern ‘rustico’ style residence (ID 477) boasts a tranquil escape from the vibrant Lake Como resort towns, providing guests with a fabulous and alternative retreat, with all the modern facilities and comforts desired from a high quality self-catering property and just an easy drive away from local amenities.
The delightful property is situated on the hillside and can be accessed along several easy stone steps. It enjoys a sunny lake view position with a beautiful and spacious internal layout ideal for up to 6 guests, with a modern tiled open plan living and dining room ideal for relaxed and informal living with a comfortable seating area with a large wall-mounted flat screen TV and leading to a newly fitted and charming country-style kitchen which provides all the necessary appliances including an electric hob, oven, coffee machine and more to ensure for a comfortable self-catering stay.
The dining area provides a wonderful place to hold indoor dinner parties, with French doors opening out onto a sunny lake view garden and terrace, perfect for holding pre-dinner aperitifs or a wonderful place to end an evening with the sun setting over the breathtaking eastern mountain peaks of Lake Como.
The sleeping accommodation is spacious and flexible with two main contemporary bedrooms; the master comprising a double with contemporary light furnishings which include a fitted wardrobe for hanging clothes and for storage. The second bedroom features two single beds which can be either kept separate or twinned to conveniently accommodate a second couple.
PLEASE NOTE: that the sleeping area is located on the lower floor and is provided only with light-well windows.
Both stylishly furnished bedrooms provide wall mounted flat screen TVs for guests’ entertainment and are well situated to the two spacious luxury shower rooms. To the living room a comfortable double sofa bed can be adapted to sleep an additional two guests if required.
The beautiful and well-maintained residence offers an underground parking facility with private garages and guests can enjoy full use of the communal swimming pool which is situated in a very sunny and prominent position close to the property and overlooking the Lake, including the famous Bellagio peninsular.
** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 15th May - 30th September 2013
Plesio is a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy and is situated on the Western shore of the lake with a population of around 850 people. It is approximately 30km north east of Como.
Plesio is called the 'Pearl' between the mountains and the lake as it is such a beautiful location. Narrow streets with cobbled pathways and picturesque buildings, some still with stone and slate architecture, which dates back to the 1300's, all add to the beauty of this charming village.
The village has seen many changes over the centuries and been home to many people. Nomadic hunters who lived in caves, followed by the Celtic people, then Greek colonists brought here by the Romans. During the eleventh century huge walls were built to help provide fertile terraces on which to grow their crops.
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).