This lovely 3 bed independent secluded villa is nestled in the hillside beside Lake Maggiore in the famous Italian Lakes region of Northern Italy. Just 40 mins drive from Malpensa Airport, the villa is on two floors, approximately 150m from the lake with panoramic views of the lake & nearby Swiss Alps. Balconies with breathtaking views are available from the living room and all bedrooms. Central heating is available in all rooms and there is free Wifi.
Semi-covered Parking is available for 2 cars next to the villa. Note that the house is accessed via a steep road and there are 38 steps leading from the parking area up to the house so this villa is not suitable for those with walking disabilities.
Upper floor: 1 double bedroom with balcony, fully equipped kitchen, shower room/toilet, living room and balcony. French Doors lead to an al fresco dining area beside a mountain stream.
Downstairs: two large double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms have direct access to a balcony overlooking the lake.
Outside is a second, large paved patio again overlooking the lake, perfect for evening drinks and dinner. Full Moon nights show the mountains mirrored in the lake! At the back of the villa is a private flowering terraced garden on 3 levels with a mountain stream running down one side. The lake is about 150m away with a small beach at the end of the road. The pretty villages of Cannobio and Cannero Riviera are both just 3 minutes by car, or a 20 mins walk through the hills. Also a charming old family owned & run "Osteria" serving traditional local fare is just 5 minutes walk from villa.
Activities include sailing and watersports on the lake, and there are walking & cycling paths directly from the house and also in the magnificent mountain forests surrounding the lake.
LOCATION: This independent villa is located on Lake Maggiore, the second largest of the Italian Lakes. It has a mild climate from April to October, despite being close to the Swiss border and the Swiss and Italian Alps. Snow can occur from late November to mid March when snow tyres/snow chains are recommended (please check the Italian laws as there are times when having snow chains in your car is mandatory for all of North Italy) . Please check the weather forecast before departing.
The villa has spectacular views over the lake, and there is the sound of the mountain stream outside the kitchen window.
The house is not overlooked and offers peace and serenity to all who visit. There are many good restaurants and cafes in the villages along the lake, as well as historic buildings, churches and museums nearby. Walking or cycling in the mountain forest is unparalleled with waterfalls and snow covered peaks
Notes: The villa has recently been re-furbished to retain its traditional stone style but with modern flair and conveniences. The house has new wiring throughout and a new boiler, so plenty of hot water and central heating!
The garden is on a steep hillside and has paved and unpaved access paths with great views of the lake. The gates are locked for safety, but guests can ask for the gates to be unlocked. But note that the paths can be slippery and overgrown. There is also a steep, fast running stream at the side of the garden which is not fenced off beyond the access gates. Guests must bear these items in mind before requesting use of the garden and do so at their own risk, especially if allowing access for children. Children MUST be supervised at all times.
The county town of Verbania is a 20 min drive along the lake, offering every ammenity. The Swiss border and Swiss lakeside towns such Brissagio are just 15 mins north of the villa.Also, from Cannobio, you can take the Val Cannobino up through the magnificent Parc Grande. The nice Ski resorts of Macugnaga (Italy) and Bosco Durin(Switzerland are just 1hr 15 mins drive away.
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