Cottage with large garden up to 5 beds excellent base for excursions
- english, italian
My sister and I were born in the house next door. The house of chicks takes this name because originally housed up to 400 chicks that the war provided a chance to gain for mom and dad. After that we moved to Sondrio, the house has remained a refuge for summer and weekends and slowly we arranged to accommodate relatives and friends.
Why Maurizio chose Ardenno
Now, with our grown children, we'd love to meet new people with whom to share this place of nature and peace. We thought it would be a shame to keep the house empty for much of the year and that it was right to make known our seats to as many people as possible.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The house overlooks the large backyard, where we planted a small vegetable garden, some fruit trees and a bit 'of colorful flowers. In front you see the panorama of Colmen, a hill of glacial origin that is all that remains of the glacial retreat hundreds of years ago. On the roof we have also put 21 solar panels to harness the sunlight in good weather. We have no problem of space to store their bikes.
Max guests: 5
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Friendly, relaxing, authentic, and Fun
We had a lovely time during our three week stay. Maurizio and his wife Rosa were very friendly and accomodating from the moment we arrived. The village of Massino is a great location to explore the wonderful Valtelina region, and enjoy the culinary delights, the area is known for its Valtelina red wine, delicious. Some of our highlights included, visting Val di Mello (highly reccomend), Strada del Vino and wine tasting or just visting one of the Agriturismos along the way. Frattoria del Didattica petting zoo in the mountain, And for a day trip spend the day on the beach lake on the Novata Mezzola lake. Maurizio showed us where the rock pool was on the nearby river on the first day, and we returned at the end of the day to cool off. The village Massino and Ardenno (10 minute walk) have all the basics of a supermarket, and bank, cafe, etc. The nearby Spa supermarket also has fresh bread every morning. We could use the bicycles to explore the village and surrounding area. Our two kids (3 and 7) both loved playing in the garden which is nice grass garden with some Little Tikes garden playhouse and slide. We also Barbequed many nights and enjoyed the evening sun with Aperol Spritz. Everyone in the village is very friendly, and Maurizio has many family which allows you to really practice your conversational Italian if you want, including his cousin next door who is a bee keeper. He showed us his shop and we had honey tasting which the kids loved. We bought some of his honey on the last day to take home. It was delicious.
Thank you very much. I'm very glad hearing you have a wonderful time! You are a wonderful family!
A un passo da tutto.
Zona strategicamente interessante, in un raggio di 2,5 ore d'auto è possibile visitare bellissime città, vallate e laghi italiani nonchè il Canton Ticino ed il Canton Grigioni.
E' stata una settimana intensa alla scoperta dei sapori nostrani e dei percorsi alpini. I nostri bambini, 5 e 9 anni, si sono divertiti tantissimo.
Accoglienza dei proprietari impeccabile, persone squisite e presenti in ogni circostanza.
La consigliamo vivamente.
Buongiorno, io e la mia famiglia ringraziamo queste splendide persone per la loro disponibilità e gentilezza, ci siamo trovati bene, l'abitazione è collocata vicino zone turistiche, tra cui Val Masino, Val di Mello e tanto altro ancora, facilmente raggiungibili. Consigliato.
Tiziana Camillo e Samuel
Very nice house in a beautiful landscape
We had a very good stay in Ardenno. The house is very nice and has enough space for a family of four. The Kids enjoyed the beautiful garden. It's very quiet. A little Trattoria with very good food is just a few metres away.
From there we made trips to the lake and the beautiful little towns there, in the valleys and to Bergamo.
Maurizio and his wife were very friendly and it was a pleasure to meet them. We enjoyed this holidays very much.
I'm very glad to have known Carola and her family. They were very respectful of my house and very friendly. I strongly reccomend them.
Valmasino is a mountain valley famous for its huge boulders, the many mountain huts, climbing towards important peaks of the Alps such as the lace Badile and Mount Accident, the "pools" of the creek Masino for summer bathing, the spa baths Masino, climbing and bouldering in Val di Mello. Our house is at the beginning of Val Masino, close to other important valleys which Valgerola and Val Tartano, but also just minutes from the beaches of Lake Como. Of course, it is the excellent gastronomy of the numerous farms in the area. A short drive away are the towns of Morbegno and Colico Sondrio where in summer there are numerous events.