Situated to the first floor of the ancient Brentano noble villa and commanding some of the best central lake views towards Villa Balbianello and set in beautiful resident surroundings, with modern facilities and picturesque period charm, this stunning property (ID 903) makes for the ideal getaway for couples and honeymooners.
The character charm and history can be enjoyed from the splendid high ceilings, original stone fireplace and views of the romantic rococo garden with renaissance grotto fountain which all complements the modern and luxurious style interior of the property.
A spacious open plan living room offers the ideal place to relax with a fabulous marble topped kitchen with contemporary appliances and which is fitted to a high modern finish. Two indoor dining areas offer the choice of both formal and informal dining and a splendid stone fireplace fronts the comfortable sitting area providing the ideal place to cosy up in front of, on an autumn or winter’s evening.
French doors lead out to a fabulous teak decked balcony terrace furnished with breakfast table and sun loungers and offering romantic garden views and partial lake views.
A bright and spacious master bedroom provides the ideal place to relax with beautiful high ceilings and a double bed, vanity area and wardrobe. A luxurious marble topped bathroom completes the internal accommodation and guests can easily reach the outdoor resident grounds.
Comprised over several levels, the villa grounds total 10,000sqm and feature classical period features and interesting stone paths which lead past ancient wine cellars, to the modern day part of the residence which fronts the resident tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool. Please note that anyone who wishes to use the communal pool must wear a swimming cap.
** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 1st April - 30th September 2013
Guests can reach the amenities of the charming authentic lake village of Mezzegra in under 2 minute’s walk. A choice of restaurants, bars, supermarkets, a local bakery, greengrocers and post office provide ideal conveniences during your stay and a bus service also operates from the town - taking guests to Menaggio in just 15 minutes and Como city in approximately 40 minutes.
The fabulous central lake activities are all just a 5 minute drive away and include the picturesque Tremezzina shore with its fantastic choice of restaurants, cafes and hiking trails and the famous Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta.
There are many sport activities to also enjoy during your stay including hiking, tennis, cycling, power boat hire, sailing, water sports, quad biking, paragliding, kayaking and more!
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 spriing 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).