|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Charming 3 bedroom apartment that can accommodate 6 people in the picturesque Lombardy region. Located within a few minutes walk of Lake Novate, just a mere 10 minutes to Lake Como, close to ski resorts (16 miles from Campodolcino and 20 miles to Madesimo). A brand new build, we are situated amongst a small and private dwelling 10 minutes from the historic town of Chiavenna. The views are simply beautiful with a mountainous backdrop to wake up to every morning; this really is a home from home. There are local amenities, all within a short stroll, and these include, a supermarket, pharmacy, hairdressers, bakery, trattorias, bars, restaurants and, of course, the popular local pizzerias, yet, it is far from commercialised! If you love outdoor pursuits, then there are ample walks and trails to explore, and if relaxing is more your style, then our home will offer you the ‘chill out’ you desire. It really is the kind of place that you can do as you please.
We both have very demanding jobs in the UK so we wanted to find a holiday home which was a complete contrast to our every day life. That's why we fell in love with the Lombardy, particularly where the apartment is because its so tranquil. The biggest attraction for us was being able to escape the tourism but have it on our doorstep we wanted to get to it.
We have two children, who are now teenagers, and they love getting away to Italy. For them its a chilled out holiday too. They love the lake and exploring at Aqua Fraggia Falls. Every holiday they insist on doing the two hour walk up to the Codera village. There are no roads to the village, so the only way to reach it is on foot. Its a a popular walk with hikers and definitely worth the effort to be honest.
Sarah & Stuart Hartley purchased this apartment in 2008
Novate Mezzola is an unspoilt Italian village, close to the Swiss border. Accessible from the 3 airports in Milan with a good network of roads to enable our guests to explore the area.
The village itself has a bakers, supermarket, pharmacy, barbers, bar (which also sells a small but lovely selection of ice creams), post office, trattoria's and newsagents. Their is a train station across the road, which is walking distance from the apartment. This means you have the basics on hand, which is really important in the first few days of your holiday whilst you get your bearings. It was something that we really thought hard about when we purchased Casa Rosa, having been to places before where the nearest amenities were 15 minutes away. And the lake, Lago di Mezzola, is also walking distance. A beautiful place to walk or just simply relax. There's a friendly bar on the lake which serve beers, cold drinks, snacks etc and rents out sunbeds.
Hello Sarah Many many thankyou's for the use of your apartment - it was incredible!! So spacious and beautiful and everything was set to a very high standard. The location was so so beautiful and breathtaking - we went to chiavenna, menaggio and bellaggio, then to St. Moritz in Switzerland and then onto verona and venice. Colin and I absolutely loved it and were so grateful for the opportunity to stay there. Charlotte and Colin Michael (Norwich).
Sarah and Stuart, we had a fantastic holiday, the apartment was lovely and perfect size for us. Our teenage daughters loved the downstairs room.We found it well equipped and in a wonderful location! Thank you. Jackie Preston and Family (Yorkshire).
Special interest holidays:
The area has a fantastic range of activities to take advantage of locally, including horse riding, walking, climbing, horse riding, cycling as well as loads of different water sports.
There are numerous places to hire equipment from (bikes, boats, etc).
Ourdoor pursuits is a speciality of the area. So if you like an active holiday you'll find lots to do. However, if relaxing or sightseeing is what a great holiday is for you then we've got that covered to.
Lake Novate, which is just a few minutes walk from the apartment, has a lakeside beach. You can also find us on facebook - search for Breaks-Italian-lakes.
Cheap flights are available through. BMIbaby, Flybe, Easyjet, Ryanair (there is also some great car hire deals on the Ryanair website). When searching for flights look under Milan airports and the website will tell you which of the 3 airports you can choose from: Bergamo (distance from Novate Mezzola approx 91 miles/146km). Malpensa (distance from Novate Mezzola approx 91 miles/146 km). Linate (distance from Novate Mezzola approx 57 miles/97km).
Chiavenna 8 miles, Colico 9 miles, Gravedona 12 miles, Dongo 14 miles, Bellagio 24 miles, Mennagio 24 miles, Lecco 32 miles, Milan 70 miles.
Skiing - Campodolcino 16 miles / Madesimo 20 miles / Sils(Switzerland) 33 miles / St Moritz (Switzerland) 40 miles.
Everything you need is within driving distance. You have access to busy towns and quiet villages in every direction. There is so much to explore in easy reach.
Look us up and become a friend on our Facebook page - just search for Breaks-Italian-Lakes.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$247|
We are flexible with arrival dates so please enquire. Most of our guests prefer a Saturday, but we would be happy to discuss your individual requirements.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discount of 10% on bookings for 2 weeks. Discount of bookings for 4+ weeks is negotiable. You will have the option to clean the apartment yourself or the housekeeper can visit to suit you, but then you agree payment terms with her separately. We require refundable deposit of £200 which will be returned providing the apartment is left clean and tidy. Payment by cheque, bank transfer, credit or debit card (card payments at an additional cost of 2% and in sterling only). Euro payments are by bank transfer only.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.