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a quiet country house with a great view of Lake Maggiore

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, single occupant, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, large private garden.

The house is built in the middle of a 20.000 sqm property overlooking Lake Maggiore. A great view in a silent, reserved, exclusive place, with seasonal flowers and fruits, is the key for a relaxing holiday. There is a car park in a large private parking just 50m from the house. Enjoy your stay in this 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms property with a wonderful Veranda and a working Fireplace inside and a BBQ on the terrace outside. You can reach the house from Malpensa airport within 35km car drive. Linate Airport and the city of Milano are only 70km away. Wonderful Stresa with boat service to the Borromean Islands is only 8km away. A 18 holes Golf Course is less than 10 minutes away, while Belgirate village and the beach is just a 15 minutes walk in the woods or a 5 min. car drive. What else can you wish for? Just book your holiday now!

The Garden: The House is surrounded by 14.000 meters of private woods and garden. A gardener will keep the place clean for you while you enjoy its fruits and its flowers. You can get fresh fruit in the garden almost all the year round.You start in May with wild Asparagus and Morons, in June you have Raspberries and Cherries, in July Nuts and small Pears, Blackberries and Figs in August, Grapes in September and Chestnuts in October and November.

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Beaches: In a hot sunny day the best way to spend the warmest hours is swimming in the Lake.

The water is fresh and a constant current keeps it clean in Belgirate.

If you like to meet other people you can choose the Public Beach which is located at the entrance of the village coming from Lesa.

If you like to stay on your own then I suggest you take Via della Masseria which starts few meters above the end of La Bargajana road. It is a little steep with 3 tight turnpikes but it is paved and takes you directly to the lake (by the way this is the fastest way to Stresa as well!). At the end of Via Masseria Park your car, cross the SS 33 (Sempione Statal Road) and you will see on your left an access to the beach. A big Oak Tree will provide all the shadow you need.

If you are looking for a sandy beach a nice alternative is 20 km north in Feriolo or just 2km south in Villa Lesa.

One Day Trips & Things to do: 3 suggestions for a 'One Day Trip':

A trip by Cable-Car from Stresa to Mottarone mountain top: wonderful view on the Alps and on the Lake. A Car ride to Orta S.Giulio passing thru Il Mottarone: after that v. nice view from Mottarone, you will find a peaceful out-of-it-all atmosphere in Orta S.Giulio. A trip by Boat visiting S.Caterina del Sasso (a nice Monastery in a breathtaking place), Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori (nice Restaurants), Stresa and then back to Belgirate!

Botanic Gardens. If you like gardening then you might be interested in visiting one of the numerous Botanic Gardens in Stresa, Verbania or Isola Madre.

Local Markets. Everyday from 9:00 to 13:00 you have a Local Markets in one of the villages near Belgirate. They might not be large but they are always worth a look! This year you have: Monday/Baveno, Tuesday/Arona, Wednesday/Luino & Sesto Calende, Thursday/Lesa, Friday/Stresa, and Saturday/Verbania.

More Details

Stefano Salteri
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Stefano Salteri

My name is Giovanna, I am a teacher and I live close to Milano

Stefano Salteri purchased this villa in 1990

Why Stefano Salteri chose Belgirate

My husband Stefano inherited the house and the surrounding land in 1990 from his father. La Bargajana used to be the farm house of the family villa in Belgirate but it was abandoned since the early 70s. The renewal effort took around five years and since then La Bargajana became our weekend retreat and the place for short brakes all year round.

What makes this villa unique

La Bargajana is a unique place, it is isolated in the middle of nature with a wonderful view of the lake. At La Bargajana you are close to everything you might want but you can totally relax yourself and enjoy silence and peace. It is a unique place and we are very happy to see that our guests agree with us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Stefano

We have now returned to the UK, but I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at La Bargajana. What a beautiful place, with the most idyllic view - we did not want to leave.

Thank you for letting it out to us. I have written in detail in the visitors book, but just wanted to thank you personally.

best wishes

Ruth Williams
Jul 2010
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Belgirate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bed is 130 cm Large
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Veranda - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Double
  • Bedroom 1 has a small Double Bed (130cm. large), Bedroom 2 has 2 Single Beds one over the other, Bedroom 3 has 2 Single Beds one on the side of the other and can have an additional Single Bed or a Cot, the Veranda has an additional Double Sofa Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A quiet away-from-it-all place with no neighbours where you can relax but also find a choice of activities and entertainment within an easy reach. In less than 10 minutes car drive you can go sailing, wind-surfing, swimming and all kind of water sports on Lake Maggiore. You can choose between 6 different Golf courses within 30 kms (see Golf Details) or enjoy skiing in winter either on Mottarone or Macugnaga/Monterosa (see Ski details). Tennis is also available in the village (10 minutes walk) while if you like trekking you can start exploring the woods around the house or take a car and explore the pre-Alps and mountains around the lake. Horse riding is available in Magognino (3 Km.). You can enjoy a trip by boat to visit the Borromean Islands, visit the Botanic Gardens of Villa Pallavicino or drive to Orta S.Giulio thru the Mottarone road. Almost everyday you have nice Local Markets in the nearby villages while in less than 1 hr car ride you can go Fashion-shopping in Milano.


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a quiet country house with a great view of Lake Maggiore
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful house, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house overlooking Lake Maggoire for our honeymoon. It was absolutely fantastic. The house is great, well kept, full of character and clean; the huge sliding window in the living room is particularly impressive, opening up half of the wall to the vista of the lake and the mountain air.

The views and the sunsets are breathtaking. There are some great walks behind the house too: lovely woods with miles of stone trails connecting picturesque villages and ancient chapels.

The owner and house keeper would really nice, too. We were greeted with a bottle of sparkling wine and a bowl of fruit and they were really helpful whenever we had a problem.

I'd whole-heartedly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Peaceful and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The house has tremendous views of Lake Maggiore and the solitude was perfect for a honeymoon. We loved the chestnut wood with its waterfalls and rock pools. The kitchen was well-equipped for self-catering. Friendly welcome on arrival. Please note the climb to the house is very steep and not suitable for anyone infirm. For safety children should be supervised in surrounding land.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We all had a really wonderful time here. A quiet location, with the house is set high up on a hillside with a fantastic view of Lake Maggiore and the mountains beyond. A big garden with grill for those lovely warm evenings or an open fire in the living room for when not.

We came here for a week of mountain biking (plenty of trails in the area) but also the usual holiday requirements and were not disappointed.

The house has lots of character - we appreciated all the personal touches that the owner made. It really felt like being in the home of a friend - so high compliments indeed.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Very pleasant holi

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasant house in the nature with a fantastic view on the Lake ... Nice décoration and clean. Very well located to visit the region. Good équipement to cook. Claudius, who welcomes us was very nice. You aren t disturbed by the neighbors....

The end of the road to access to the house is not very easy ( rocks and very stiff). A additionnal bathroom would be perfect,if your are more than 4 people !, and please change the vaccum cleaner which is out of order ....You may also add a toaster.

We keep a good memory of this house and of the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to improve La Bargajana every year with new works or piece of forniture, following advice from our guests. In 2012 we added a new vacuum cleaner, as suggested by our guest, and a new sofa bed in the veranda. More improvements will come as we move forward!
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Great place that could even be greater

  • 3 of 5

Settings wonderful, house very comfortable.

Fantastic garden, especially if you travel with a dog.

Location great

Kitchen / dining area great.

What can be improved:

-Cleanliness!!! When opening the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen, you quickly understand all ustencils, pots, pans, cups, plates cutlery need thorough cleaning before use. The bottom of the drawers and cabinets is never cleaned.

- plenty of dust and spider webs everywhere

- terrasse not 100 % clean (don't look under the mat)

- Lack of wifi. These days, for such a house, wifi is not an option anymore. I am managing a B&B/hostel in Brussels. Internet access/WIFI is part of any modern traveller. I needed access for professional needs, and this caused me big big problems.

- Airconditionning in the bedrooms would be more than welcome. This house heats up very fast.

- lack of presence in English , capable of helping guests with specific questions about tourism, dining, access to activities, technical a very impersonal feeling.

Owner is 'far" away. Meeting new guests when they arrive doesn't seem to be important.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: La Bargajana is a cosy country cottage, surrounded by a large private property, isolated in the middle of nature. We deliberately want to keep it simple and natural: some shortcomings (like absence of WiFi connection or Airconditioning) will unfortunately come with it... Come for the comfortable house in a wonderful setting with a great view and you will get it!
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Beautiful atmosphere of La Bargajana

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 4 adults and 4 small children staying in La Bargajana in July 2010. The place was beautiful, especially the nice garden with beautiful flowers and a lake view. Great atmosphere to bbq during the evenings.

Overall, the residence in highly recommended for a group of 6 to 8 people. The only downside was the steep private road (the last 300 m) but you'll get used to it relatively fast.

Teemu from Helsinki, Finland

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Les Iles Borromees - Stropino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Terrazza - Belgirate
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Il Mottarone
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Belgirate is a small, nice, 400 people village on the west coast of Lake Maggiore mid way between Arona and Stresa. In Belgirate you can find basic shopping: a small supermarket, a news stand, pharmacy, a couple of good restaurants and bars. Belgirate has a Railway Station and a Ferry Boat Station. In Belgirate and around you can find several nice beaches. Belgirate has a Boat Rental facility and a Diving centre. In Lesa (2Kms) there is a Sporting Club with a nice pool, tennis and other sports opportunities. A lot of sightseeing opportunities are very close: the Borromean Islands, the Park of Villa Pallavicino, the Mottarone Mountain, romantic Lake D'Orta, etc.For shopping you can drive to fashionable Stresa or Arona, both are 8 kms away while Milano is only one hour (70 Kms) car drive. All year round there are nice, colourful local markets in the different villages along the lake shore and several local festivals with lot of folklore to celebrate seasonal events.

Other Activities: trekking

Golf: There are 8 different Golf Courses located within 30km from the property. The closest is the 18 holes Golf Club “des isles Borromees” which is at only 5km. “Golf Alpino di Stresa” is next, with 9 holes at 10km. Next is “Golf & Sporting Club Verbania” - a 9 holes course at 15km and 5 more including Golf Club “Piandisole” in Premeno (VB), Golf Club “Castelconturbia” in Agrate Conturbia (NO) and Golf & Sport Club “Mera” in Scopello (VC).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $122.88
Pet Fee $0
Final Cleaning $122.88
Stay tax $0.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

We generally rent weekly. with check-in on saturday at 4:00 P.M. and check-out the next saturday by 10:00 A.M., for different arrangements please ask.
A final Cleaning Fee of 100.00€ will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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