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quiet, sunny, stylish, with wide valley view to south from terrace and balcony

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

detached on the edge of the village, with comfort and personally artistic style

The house is reconditioned and completely new furnished for our own use, and is suitable for couples, but also families with 2 children. It possesses a stylish and magic atmosphere, radiates peace and harmony, and is also very practically furnished. The house is situated in a detached and quiet position at the edge of the ancient mountain village of Orasso, 200 m behind the village entry and on the narrow street to the church with its 800 years old bell-tower. In front of the house door, you can seat in comfortable garden chairs on the shaded terrace with a wine pergola, but also on the roofed balcony at the other side of the house. From both places you have the view to the opposite Monte Riga, but also down and up the valley to the mountain panorama of the National Park Val Grande, the largest wilderness area of Italy and the Alps. We can send you also the very detailed leaflet of the house.

The Cannobina Valley (Val Cannobina):: Orasso is the most ancient village in the Cannobina Valley which is pulled through by a narrow and little travelled road having branches to the mountain villages scattered on the slopes. From the holiday house, you can start walking in all directions on well-signed and maintained footpaths. In particular, you can reach a romantically sited and sunny bathing place at the Orasso brook in almost 20 minutes by foot which is a small alternative to the Lake Maggiore. But upside the village, you arrive at a beautiful alpine pasture, where as a special attraction you find a giant swing mediating the feeling of floating in the skies. By foot or short drives, you will reach many other romantic places, villages and footpaths, especially mountain paths to steep rock walls and magnificent peaks. History and traditions of the formerly dense-populated valley can be studied in the Ethnographic Museum of Gurro, on boards along the footpaths, or via several Italian books in the house (with many photos).

The Lake Maggiore:: You reach Lake Maggiore along the small valley road, 15 km from 700 to 200m in height. The road leads to the little and charming town of Cannobio, some kilometres south from the Swiss border. Here in the northwest, the Lake has its best water quality, and on the well-maintained beach you find sunny places with sands, as well as shadowy places on the meadows between trees. The long beach promenade with many restaurants and views is also one of the nicest all along the Lake. With the steamer you can visit all other charming places along the lake (in particular of course, the beautiful Borromeo Islands near Stresa). On Sunday morning it’s worthwhile to visit the large flea-market in Cannobio, but the city invites for shopping and resting all over the day. Surely it is also worthwhile to visit the Swiss towns of Locarno and Ascona. In Locarno there is also the international exhibition of camellia (the time of most intensive blossom of camellia and magnolia is between March and April).

Val Vigezzo and Val Grande:: 10 km in western direction from Orasso via Finero, the highest village of the Cannobina Valley, you arrive at the Val Vigezzo, the “Valley of painters”. It’s a less tourist region compared to the Lake Maggiore but you find nice small towns like Malesco and Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as very comfortable footpaths along the rather broad valley (there is a description of 12 excursions in the holyday home). A special attraction offers the narrow-gauge railway winding itself along the slopes of the Vigezzo valley and the adjacent Swiss Centovalli from Domodossola to Locarno. But if you are searching for complete loneliness, you can start from Finero or Malesco for a several day’s excursion within the Val Grande, the biggest wilderness in Italy and the Alps. For overnight stays you find primitive huts without food supply (“rifugio”). From this area you can also set out for magnificent and partially difficult peak tours.

More Details

Ekkehard Ihle
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Cursolo-Orasso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathing room is adjacent to the sleeping room and contains a washing basin, WC, shower, hair-drier, and a washing machine. It can be heated with an electrical three-stage radiator. A small window is used for ventilation from outside.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • In the sleeping room upstairs, there are the double bed (2m x 1,80m) und an elevated bed for children (1,65m x 0,90m, accessible with a small ladder), two comfortable leather chairs with a small table, mattresses in reserve, and facilities for depositing the clothes. The two windows can be darkened with curtains, the main window to the south additionally with shutters (like the windows in the dining-room).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
In the sitting-room, there are a round dining-table with 4 wicker-chairs, a sleeping sofa, a comfortable leather chair, a stylish desk and an attractive wood-burning fireplace inserts. You find collections of books, CD’s, cassettes, games and hiking maps, SAT-TV (Astra and Eutelsat), and a very detailed collection of information material of the nearer and wider surroundings. The kitchen area is equipped with numerous cooking and eating devices. The refrigerator with deep-freeze partition is placed in the adjacent storage room containing also a deck-chair and many other tools and articles for daily use. The roofed balcony, with view to the south and over the valley, is accessible from the kitchen area, and with its two comfortable chairs, a bench and a small table you can take your breakfast there in all weathers. On the terrace with a wine pergola, between the small street and the entry door, you find comfortable garden furniture, a water basin, a stove, and potted plants.


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quiet, sunny, stylish, with wide valley view to south from terrace and balcony
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Wieder einmal herrlich gemütlich und direkt ein vertrautes Zuhause!

  • 4 of 5

Leider hatten wir Pech und die ganze Woche dicke Wolken und Regen, dafür umso schöner in der Casa Monte Riga sich wie zuhause zu fühlen ! Urgemütlich in der "Casa Ihle" und man kann Ewigkeiten dort verweilen und sich dem Selbststudium per Sprachführer, allerlei Reiseführer und Unternehmungsmaterial oder aber den ausführlichen Bildbänden des Cannobinertals widmen ! Der Fernseher war völlig überflüssig , Netzverbindung ließ uns auch hängen und so war es herrlich dem eifrigen Kuckuck immer wieder zu lauschen, den emsigen Schwalbeneltern bei der Versorgung ihrer nimmersatten Jungen zuzuschauen , den peinlich sauberen Ort mit Schirm staunend zu erkunden, den Nachbarn beim Frühstück auf dem Balkon zuzuwinken , von den Glockenschlägen der Campanile ( Orasso und Spocchia die Uhrzeit zu erfahren! Wir haben wie die Murmeltiere geschlafen im völlig gemütlichen Schlafzimmer und noch gemütlicherem Bett! Um die nähere und weitere Umgebung weiter zu erkunden möchten wir unbedingt bei besserem Wetter wiederkommen :-)))

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Jeder Tag ein Genuss!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben jeden Tag genossen. Nicht nur, dass die Wohnung wohl eine der am Besten ausgestatteten war, die wir je gemietet hatten. Auch die Ortschaft, die Umgebung und die Basis für Ausflüge waren wunderbar!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhe gefunden

  • 5 of 5

Ein sehr liebevoll eingerichtetes, gemütliches Haus in wunderschöner Umgebung - uns hat es an nichts gefehlt!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung garantiert... !

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben Ende Oktobe 2013 eine Woche in dem Haus verbracht. Vorher hatten wir telefonisch und per Mail Kontakt zu dem sehr netten, freundlichen Vermieter, welcher in allen Belangen sehr hilfsbereit war. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll renoviert und eingerichtet. Es ist alles vorhanden was benötigt wird. Auch eine umfangreiche und interssante Buchsammlung für regnerische Tage, sowie auch Musik CDs. Dank dieser haben wir uns nach dem Urlaub gleich Andrea Bocelli CDs gekauft :-) Wanderkarten sind auch vorhanden, gut für die Planungen für Touren im Valle Cannobio sowie auch für andere Wandergebiete in der Umgebung.

Die Küche ist hervorragend ausgestattet, wir haben fast jeden Abend frisch gekocht.

Die ruhigen Abende haben wir dann vor dem wärmenden Kaminfeuer und einem Glas guten Wein mit einem Buch aus der hauseigenen Bibliothek genossen. Oder uns (dann weniger ruhige Abende) mit dem vorhandenen "Mensch ärgere dich nicht" Spiel duelliert.

Das Auto parkt man wie üblich in den Bergdörfen am Ortseingang, und läuft dann zu Fuss durch die schmalen Gassen von Orasso, höchstens drei,vier Minuten zum Haus.

Am Ortseingang gibt es ein Bar-Restaurant. Über die Speisen können wir nichts berichten,aber der Espresso war sehr lecker.

Ebenfalls gibt es gleich dort einen kleinen Einkaufsladen, morgens und spätnachmittags geöffnet.

Vom Haus selber kann man mehrere verschiedene Wandertouren starten, andere Ausgangspunkte im Valle Cannobio sind dank der günstigen Lage Orassos schnell erreicht.

Nach Cannobio ist es eine gute halbe Autostunde, auch den Val Grande erreicht man in dieser Zeit das Tal weiter aufwärts.

Uns fasziniert immer wieder die Einsamkeit und Ruhe beim Wandern dort, besonders in dieser Jahreszeit ist natürlich nicht mehr viel los.

Auf manchen Touren haben wir nicht einen Menschen getroffen.

Alles in allem haben wir uns hervorragend erholt. Es hat uns so gut gefallen in dem Häuschen, daß wir ganz sicher noch einmal einen Urlaub dort verbringen werden, versprochen !! Die ruhige Lage, das gemütliche Häuschen, übrigens wunderschöner unverbauter Blick vom Balkon ins Tal und auf die gegenüberliegende Bergkuppe, alles traumhaft !

Für Wanderer, Naturliebhaber und Ruhesuchende oder auch nur zum Seele baumeln lassen und Entspannen ist dies der perfekte Ort .....!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Kleinod für Natur-, Kultur- und Ruhesuchende

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhäuschen ist ideal gelegen, ermöglicht Wanderungen in der Bergwelt ebenso wie Besuche am Lago Maggiore. Ein Kleinod für Natur-, Kultur- und Ruhesuchende. Falls es mal regnet: Viele interessante Bücher stehen bereit.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Pulheim, Rheinland, Deutschland

Traumhaft schön

  • 5 of 5

Sowohl die Ferienwohnung, als auch das Cannobiner Tal haben uns sehr gut gefallen. Vorallem wenn man Ruhe sucht und von der Hektik des Alltages abschalten will, kann ich diese Ferienwohnung sehr empfehlen.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Cannobio - Lago Maggiore
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Santa Maria Maggiore
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Cannobio - Lago Maggiore
Car: recommended

The sunny mountain village Orasso is located at 700m height on the slopes of the very natural-state and partially deep-cut Cannobina Valley, 15 km up from Cannobio at Lake Maggiore. The romantic village has conserved its medieval origin by many granite-shingle roofed houses and 400 years old wall paintings, by small streets and little places. At the village entry there are the parking places, and then crossing the nice piazza you come to the hotel with bar and restaurant, and to the small food shop, where you can by ciabatta rolls each morning. The Cannobina valley is an invitation for everyone who finds recreation by walking and hiking in the loneliness of the mountains, but also for all those seeking a quiet holiday place as starting point for discovering a region full of cultural and scenic attractions. The mild climate is still determined from the Lake Maggiore with its Mediterranean flair and lets grow palms and fig trees in Orasso.

Ski: If you prefer holidays in winter time, you can heat the house effectively and comfortably by means of the modern wood-burning fireplace inserts with extra large window, additionally also with the stand-by catalytic stove, and several carpets on the terracotta floor let you feel a pleasant foot warmth. On the protected balcony you can seat and enjoy the mountain panorama also in sunny winter days. Excursions by foot in the snow are possible in particular on the diverse cleared driving paths. It takes 25 minutes with the car to the winter sport areas in the adjacent Vigezzo Valley, where you find wonderful cross-country ski runs near Santa Maria Maggiore, and nearby a chair lift up to 1700m height with several down-hill runs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Der Preis enthält die Nebenkosten, außer für Gas (Heizung, Warmwasser, Kochen), dessen Verbrauch im Mietzeitraum ermittelt, und entsprechend nachgezahlt werden muss.
Endreinigung vom Mieter, kann aber auch vereinbart werden (50€)
Bettwäsche, Handtücher sind mitzubringen (evtl. auch vereinbar)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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