Situated on the desirable sunny Menaggio hillside on the western shore of Lake Como this modern detached family villa (ID 139) is located in a well maintained small residential enclave and benefits from family friendly living over two floors which total over 230sqm, and which also benefits from an off street driveway and beautiful private garden.
Guests reach the villa’s entrance along a pretty portico terrace adorned by plants in the charming natural garden. Once inside you are greeted by a beautiful and homely open plan south facing living room, which boasts high wooden beamed ceilings and a very comfortable and high quality finish with cream leather sofas and maple wood furniture.
A 42” plasma screen TV provides all British national and regional channels together with Sky UK. A DVD player is provided with an extensive collection of DVD and CDs, as well as a separate CD player.
A lovely stylish dining area with panorama windows is ideal for dinner parties. From this large open plan living room guests can access through the French doors onto a south facing terrace which has an idyllic view of lake Como and surrounding mountains. The terrace has teak garden funitures with a BBQ and there is also a separate BBQ at the lower garden level.
A charming feature point of the room is a large wood burning stove which creates a wonderful atmosphere in the colder months. Ample logs are provided during your stay.
Inside once more and adjacent to the lovely dining area, is a modern fully fitted kitchen with breakfast table and featuring a gas hob, eye-level oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
Also at ground floor level are three spacious and well lit double bedrooms each with French windows onto the garden or terrace outside. There is a modern shower room with laundry facilities including automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. A large family bathroom with a jacuzzi is adjacent to the bedrooms.
Leading from the ground floor living room a flight of stairs leads to an open mansard level with single bedroom area. In addition there is a single bed at the mezzanine level above the two single bedrooms. All these bedrooms are beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished with added luxuries such as air-conditioning which is also available in the villa’s principal room.
Local restaurants to try in the area include the Country style Agro-turismo of La Barcola, the town’s family friendly Red Bay and Griante’s Villa Linda, the romantic and contemporary Italian Crotto dei Platani in Brienno and the modern La Piazzetta in Argegno. For a local fish menu Paolo Restaurant in Menaggio and La Baia in Cremia are very good.
From Menaggio guests can also enjoy local activities including golf, trekking, cycling, sailing, tennis, horse riding, chartered yacht hire and water sports.
The transport links are very good with a frequent Lake Bus service to Lake Como and Lugano, a car and passenger Ferry service, a local taxi rank and a seasonal Bergamo airport shuttle bus operating from Menaggio. A train service to Milan and Malpensa operates from Como city.
Three of the four bedrooms are equipped with flat screen TVs again providing an all UK TV programs and the other bedroom has a Hi Fi system. One of the mezzanine bedrooms has a TV/DVD player.
Several parking places can be found in the private road opposite the villa.