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Fabulous house with garden and WiFi - Lake Como - Contact the owner for offers - Ginestra

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Description

Ginestra

Ginestra is a new charming and cozy apartment on the ground floor of the house, with WiFi and a private garden.

Has bedroom with double bed, and a sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is modern and well equipped kitchen (4 gas burners, refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle). In the living room there is a modern TV and a lovely fireplace, perfect for cool evenings midseason! We provide two heavy baskets of firewood.

The living room leads directly to the garden, facing east, with sun loungers, chairs and a stone table for romantic breakfasts; is packed with all kinds of flowers and has a lovely view over the village, the mountains and the woods!

Bathroom with shower, hairdryer and electric fan. Laundry room with washing machine, sink, iron and plan to stretch; cellar.

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About the property

An ancient stone barn, with garden, quiet place surrounded by woods

The house was a typical barn done in stone and wood, recently restored respecting the original forms and materials. It has private garden, peaceful place with a charming view on mountains, woods and over the medieval village.

It has two apartments: 2/4 sleeps the one at the ground floor (Apt. Ginestra),

4/6 sleeps with two bedroom at the first floor (Apt. Pervinca). Each independently and with its own private garden.

PARKING: The historic center of Breglia is pedestrian only, access by car for charge/decharge is 30 meters from the house, and a large free public parking is at 100 meters.

If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, to find the Italy of the olden days, this is the place to do it: quiet, comfortable base to explore the area, the village (Breglia) is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous Lake places.

Breglia offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay. Good place for keen walkers: from Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, others rising on mountain above the town, with stunning views of Lake Como, Lake Lugano and the Alps. In the apartment you will find all sorts of tourist info.

The house has two gardens: the one in front of the house is reserved for the apartment Ginestra, like a balcony overlooking the medieval village, is fenced and planted with flowers for every season.

Behind the house is a large private garden reserved to the apartment Pervinca: from the living room a door leads directly to the garden, large, fenced, full of flowers and trees.

The restaurant - bar "Breglia" is at 50 metres from the house, it offers good traditional italian food, breakfast service, lunch, dinner.

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Owner
Lucia
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Why Lucia chose Breglia

This is a little medieval village (Breglia, municipality of Plesio), was the birthplace of my ancestors. Restful, surrounded by woods, here we enjoy panoramic walks between woods, along scenich paths, just a few minutes drive from the most famous (also busiest and noisy) places around the lake. To find parking is never a problem here: there is a big space close to the Church square, free and without time limits. The village is bus served. There is also a good restaurant close to the house: they serve excellent meals with little expense.

What makes this apartment unique

The big apartment Pervinca, at the first floor, is spacious and well equipped. It has a wonderful big garden behind the house that we decorated with many varieties of flowers for each season, Japanese maple trees, conifers and fruit trees. There is also a children's playhouse, and a barbecue. In the most sheltered and shady corner I created the 'shade garden' with ferns, blue bells and other flowers that love shade.

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Notes

Electricity calculated on consumption € 0.50/kwh (usually one week in Ginestra is around 20€)
Gas heating on request (command on/off in the apartment) calculated on consumption € 1.50/h
On request baby cot and baby high chair, without charge .


Amenities

Breglia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Extra charge are: Electricity calculated €0.50/kwh. Gas heating on request and calculated €1.50/hour (command on/off are in the apartment)
  • Upon your arrival you will find a clean and tidy house... on your departure leave it in good condition:-)
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , outdoor shower , hairdryer and fan heater
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , there is a sofa bed in the living room
  • Room with double bed; on request we provide a cot that is conveniently next to the cabinet. From the window of the bedroom offers a beautiful view over the roofs of the medieval village and the mountains. is oriented to the east: the morning opening the window offers a view of the sun rising.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fantastic 2 week stay in Ginestra. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. It was perfect for us, a couple with our dog. The garden was great, a place to relax and enjoy your surroundings and the nice views. The apartment and garden are secure although you don't feel it necessary. The neighbourhood of Breglia is very friendly and everyone speaks. The public car parking is near the church in the village and there is always plenty of space to get parked. Lucia was fantastic from the start she made us feel very welcome and was really informative in regards things to do / see in the area. She provided us with information leaflets and maps which we found very useful. She was willing to help with anything and was so kind. There are many walks from the village that provide you with stunning views of Lake Como. We eat several times at the Hotel Breglia, the meals were lovely and reasonably priced.

Overall we have had a brilliant stay, I would definitely recommend Lucia and her apartments. We would love to return and hopefully we will!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that my guests have found their perfect vacation here! The peculiarity of Breglia is the calm of a medieval village surrounded by greenery, where the inhabitants have preserved the friendliness of the past. The hotel restaurant Breglia is located 50 meters from our apartments is an excellent solution for those on vacation wanting to find a great dinner or lunch already ready! Enzo the chef prepares a different menu every day.
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5

A Perfect Family Holiday in Rural Italy

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect family getaway and you want a taste of rural Italy, then this is the holiday for you. We went in April, a glorious time to go – fewer tourists, but still the flowers were on show and the temperature hung around a comfortable 19-20 degrees.

The house was beautiful and the village was like going back in time. Breglia is steeped in history and hasn't changed much for hundreds of years. The children were free to wander the many tight labyrinthian alleyways; running and hiding amongst the medieval buildings, while my wife and I relaxed on the balcony of the house, overlooking what was essentially a glorified playground. There is even an alpine-looking hotel serving food, beer and ice-cream!

The village is positioned in the hills, about 20 minutes of winding chicanes above the tranquil shores of Menaggio (beautiful, serene – more lovely ice cream - about an hour north of Milan, and close enough for a day-foray into Switzerland). Many of the villagers still live in Breglia, but the place really is a picture frozen in time; slow, rustic, and safe. The children (ages 12, 10 and 7) loved it!

From Breglia there is so much to do. The house overlooks Lake Como and surrounding mountains; birds chatter and busy themselves in the garden, the odd raven echoes in the distance, and the area is teeming with cute little lizards. But it is the people that made our stay particularly memorable. From local shopkeepers to the friendly crew onboard Como’s cruise-boats (relaxing, inexpensive and a great way to explore other lakeside wonders), the local Italians made us feel most welcome.

None more so than Lucia, our host, who simply could not do enough for us, and made us feel totally at home. Lucia is a local historian and writer and knows everything about the area! Our holiday began weeks before our stay, through emails describing walks, excursions and other details that Lucia thought would be of interest to us. She was there waiting when we arrived, with chocolate eggs for the children (it was Easter, a nice touch!), and was such a fountain of knowledge and useful advice. Lucia really went that extra mile and our holiday was so much the better for it. The house itself was lovely; supremely clean and just how we wanted it. The garden was long and perfect for outdoor eating, but it was the village itself that was the best entertainer for the kids!

I cannot recommend the house, Breglia, Lucia, and the area of Lake Como highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Dears! Great to know you have so much appreciate your holiday by us! Looking forward to meet you on a next holiday:-) Greetings from Breglia and Lake Como!! Lucia
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5

Sanctuary ! .

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing and peaceful holiday staying at Pervinca ! , fantastic location in an un-spoilt area of Italy . Lucia the owner along with the towns residents were welcoming and friendly . The walks from the property are a must as the reward you get along the way are stunning , would thoroughly recommend to any one seeking traditional Italian hospitality .

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfectly suited to a couple with two dogs!

  • 5 of 5

Breglia is a lovely place to spend a relaxing and peaceful holiday, greatly enhanced by the kindness and welcome of Lucia, our host. The apartment is well furnished and well presented, with everything that you could need for a successful holiday.

What was particularly welcome for us, was the reception our two dogs received from all and sundry and that there was a small garden where they could roam freely.

Breglia itself is a small medieval village with very narrow passageways between the houses which makes it interesting and picturesque. There is one hotel/restaurant in the village which offers a super “menu touristique” at a reasonable price. Taking Lucia’s advice, we bought day tickets for the ferries working the central part of Lake Como and spent a really pleasant time exploring some of the towns and villages along the lakeside.

All in all, a lovely holiday in amazing surroundings.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Séjour reposant

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné chez Lucia début septembre.

Le rez de chaussée de la maison en pierre, utilisé pour un couple avec ou sans enfant, avec la wifi de bonne qualité, est confortable et fonctionnel; spacieuse et lumineuse, la salle à manger-cuisine donne sur un jardin bien clos, sécurité pour notre chien. Une superbe table en pierre et des bancs en bois nous a permis de déjeuner, de prendre l'apéritif ou le repas dehors.

La maison, très propre, est située dans un caractéristique village en pierre de montagne, fier de son histoire ancienne, où nous avons rencontré beaucoup de randonneurs,(et Lucia nous disait que les nouvelles constructions avaient maintenant l’obligation d'enterrer les lignes électriques pour conserver l'esthétique et l'authenticité du village.)

La buanderie est propre et bien adaptée, nous pouvons laisser sécher notre linge pendant la nuit car la pièce est spacieuse et très bien aérée.

Dans la chambre, la literie du lit en 160 cm est excellente et nous a permis de bien reposer notre dos, car nous avons fait beaucoup de km.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Ginestra, que l'on atteint après beaucoup de virages très serrés à flan de montagne, où nous avons rencontré de petits cochons sauvages. Il y a un très grand supermarché, ouvert tard dans la soirée, dans Carlazzo, situé à 15 km en voiture.

Très attentionnée, chaleureuse, et attentive au bien-être de ses hôtes, Lucia nous a présenté toutes les activités à faire dans les environs.

Nous avons pris un billet qui coûte 15 € pour la journée, pour visiter en bateau les petits villages au bord du lac.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

lovely appartment in breglia

  • 5 of 5

we've spend a fantastic week in lake Como ,Ginestra is a lovely appartment , very clean and spaciuos , the mountain's air, the music of nature all around , and the tasty food brought joy to ours minds and bodies,Lucia is a wonderfull and friendly person,she gave us excellent tips and a very usefull information, about were to go and what to do during this week. Many thanks, Kalman&Rina

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
94 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar 'Breglia' with breakfast service
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabba
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Varenna (by ferry boat)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Lugano Nord
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant 'Breglia' local and italian cuisine
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Madesimo
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Car: recommended

Plesio, Breglia: 46.05337 latitude; 9.23416 longitude

Quiet location, ideal for trekking lovers and for a relaxing holiday, combining the visit at the lake and the mountains. The historic center of Breglia is pedestrian only, car access is at 30 meters from the house, and a large free public parking is 100 meters from the house.

At 50 meters good restaurant and bar: tourist menu €16, breakfast €6. Minimarket at 2km.

From Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty and with extraordinary views. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, between villas and gardens; others paths rising above the town , with stunning views of Lake Como, Lugano and the Alps.

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