About the property
- Chateau / Country House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, very rich equipment, garden furniture
The Villa Generosa is an approximately 320-year-old 'rustic', which has been lovingly restored in recent years. The two-part house is situated in a beautiful mountain landscape in the open position at the edge of the historic village Valleggia with panoramic views of a chain of mountain peaks and massifs, the highest of which is 'Pizzo del Ton', an approximately 2800 m high fore summit of MONTE ROSA. Down from the terraces and balconies of the house opens up to the viewer the image of the natural-grown VALLE ANTRONA with its vast chestnut, linden and beech forests. The VAL GRANDE, one of the largest natural parks in Europe, lies behind the mountain panorama, which determines the eastern horizon of the outlook.
The Villa Generosa is a fully equipped house habitable in every season, in summer and in winter.
The earthy, rustic property, which consists of three parts (formerly used as a residence with attached shed and barn), is built half-height inro the mountain, the main side with the 5 very large, terraced balconies, 2 terraces on different levels and a overgrown lawn with fruit trees is south facing. Large door windows, sliding doors or hinged doors which measure almost an entire width of the house flood the spacious rooms with lots of light. The four planes of the two shell halves are half offset in height, they are linked together by interesting staircase waveforms. All rooms are accessible within the house, yet with many retreat opportunities in private.
The chosen furniture gives each room a distinct individual character.
Music, Relax, Washing: The semi-electric Grandpiano of Yamaha may be used - please in an appropriate way! The same applies for the three higher-quality hi-fi systems, which are on different levels and rooms in the building.
The house has two satellite receivers for German television programs, includes a DVD player and 32 'flat screen in the living room of the house; there is a second flat-screen TV in the basement.
To relax on the terraces and balconies there are a sufficient number of umbrellas, Couches and chairs.
The use of washing machine and - in bad weather - dryer is free. For drying clothes outdoors, there are a number of drying racks.
The second bathroom in the basement of the house is equipped with an electric floor heating for greater comfort during the cold season.
Warmth in winter is provided by 3 furnaces of different types, a pellet stove of ease in use with digital control heats the house from the kitchen, a hot-air stove heats the house centrally in a very effective, quick way. The living room of the house is heated by a Danish stove.
200 steps of a scenic walkway leading from the parking lot through the village to the villa. (There are stairs; for this reason the village is not adequate for elderly or infirm people.)
For the pleasures of hiking: just outside the village, or even just around the corner your walking paths start in a wild and romantic nature. Maps are available in the house.
The already mentioned, nearby Val Grande National Park allows the hikers wonderful trips in the Italian mountains with views as to the unique massif of Monte Rosa, maps and footwear are provided, of course.
The in-house environment is not to be outdone! Those hiking trails that start at house and village lead on the surrounding peaks up to 2000m, and - if you like, and have enough time, you can follow the old smugglers' routes up in the Swiss' Wallis'.
All neighbouring valleys that branch out from the great Val d'Ossola, offer attractions and breathtaking beautiful, sublime views and experiences of nature, waterfalls, river basins, hot springs and more.
The landmark monastery 'Sacro Monte Calvario' between Villadossola and Domodossola has unique representations of the Stations of the Cross with Christ in naturalistic, life-size sculptures arrangements. You might want to go hiking on this attraction of Valleggia from (8 - 10 km)
Skiers find their fortune on the back of the house mountain, 'Montcucco' in 'Domobianca', or in the surrounding valleys and mountains in the direction of Simplon Pass or as Macugnaga on 'Monte Rosa'.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 20, 2018
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Shooting stars at the Eagles Nest
We've just had an incredible week in what we affectionately termed "The Eagles Nest". It's remote without doubt but it's location and isolation is a huge part of it's charm. The top balcony was my particular favourite for both the early morning sun giving a warming glow to the mountain peaks and the evenings where the star gazing was absolutely incredible. I've never seen so many shooting stars.
The house is very well equipped and incredibly comfortable. We knicknamed a couple of the rooms - the cerebral room and middle earth.
The area is perfect for both keen (ie fit) walkers and cyclists with the house being at the end of a 10k climb from Villadossola so be sure to save something for the way home.
Thanks Wolfgang - absolutely perfect.
Ich bin nun zum zweiten Mal dort gewesen und es war wie gehabt eine sehr erholsame, angenehme Zeit. Großes Haus mit super Ausstattung. Die Gegend: Ein Traum. Sehr lieber, hilfsbereiter Nachbar. Und auch Herr Cremer ist bei Fragen immer ansprechbar. Für Katzenliebhaber finden sich sehr kuschelige Katzis dort. (Eine hat uns sogar beim Wandern im Umfeld wie ein Hund begleitet.) Ich hoffe, ich kann bald wieder dorthin. Ein Ort zum Entspannen, Wandern etc.
Un bel endroit
Nous avons beaucoup aimé cette maison, superbe et très « généreuse » à vivre. Le village autour est tout aussi beau. Et les chats du voisin sont des petits cadeaux qui viendront se pelotonner sur vos genoux quand vous vous mettrez sur les balcons profiter du beau soleil d’ouest.
Immer wieder begeistert
Dieses Mal bin ich mit drei Freundinnen angereist. Alle waren völlig hingerissen vom Haus und der Umgebung. Wieder drei neue Valleggiafans! Wir planen schon unseren nächsten Wander- und Erholungsurlaub in der Villa Generosa!
Phänomenale Location in einem herausragend individuellen Haus
Und täglich wandert man mit der Sonne durch das Haus. Frühstück auf der Sonnenaufgangsterrasse, Mittagsimbiss auf einem der vier Balkone oder der Terrasse... Abends Kaminofen im Kaminzimmer. Abendessen im Speiseraum mit Balkon.
Wir kommen bestimmt wieder
Selten haben wir uns vom ersten Tag an so wohl gefühlt. Das ganze Haus ist ein Traum für Eltern und Kinder. Jeder Balkon ist einzigartig und man kann einfach nur sitzen, die Ruhe und die Natur genießen.
Vallegia is situated on an altitude of 900m within the Italian Alps - between the Valais and Ticino, from Germany to be reached comfortably over the Simplon pass or through the Gotthard tunnel (distance from Basel, about 310 km). A splendid trail leads to Lake Maggiore with its Mediterranean flair or Lake Orta (approx. 25 km). Larger cities such as Milan (100 km), Turin (150 km) or Genova (200 km) invite to trips. But almost at the front door there are two beautiful lakes, located at about 1500 m altitude at the end of the valley at Antrona Piana. Skiing can be attributed to departures within reach: eg Domobianca, San Domenico (Varzo), Simplon, Macunaga on Monte Rosa. Valleggia is distinguished by its sunny location (south side) and a clear view of the impressive mountain panorama. Small purchases are done in Montescheno; greater in the rooms with a very rich range of goods in supermarkets Villadossola / Domodossola. The Milan airport 'Malpensa' is heavily frequented by British airlines; on expressways and highways it is very well connected to the region of Val d'Ossola. (Distance approximately 80 km)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Der Mietpreis enthält alle Verbrauchskosten (Strom/Gas, ca.1.50 € p.P./Tag) und Endreinigung/Wäschebenutzung/Waschen für 2 Pers.(70 €, ab 3. Person zusätzlich je 10 €.) Kinder sind zuschlagsfrei, für Jugendliche (ab dem 13.Lebensjahr) wird die Hälfte des Erwachsenenzuschlags berechnet. In den Wintermonaten fallen Verbrauchskosten für Heizmaterial (Brennholz/Pellets) an.