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Manor house on Lake Maggiore

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Detached house with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 8 on top of the mountain lake view

House completely renovated in 2009 with the best materials and technologies and principles to make a home in excellent energy efficiency. The house is situated on top of the so-called 'Mount Priest' that separates the village from the town of Ispra Lake Maggiore. The house enjoys a view of almost 360 ° C between Lake Maggiore from Switzerland to Ticino and the hills of the minor lakes of Varese.

On the ground floor there are two bedrooms (one double and a second with 4 beds including a bunk) and bathroom with shower; on the first floor the two rooms that take the sun in the east by two glass-walled are devoted first to the kitchen area (with thermo-wood stove and induction cooker) with large table for 10 people, the second to the living room with television and sofa bed.

Heating is entrusted to set radiant floor where water flows from the heated thermo-wood stove; electrical panels are also installed 3 600W each.

The town of Ispra offers many services (supermarket, pharmacy, ice cream, bakery, bars, restaurants, pastry shops). A few miles away you can visit the ancient Hermitage of S. Caterina del Sasso and about 15 km away is Laveno, from where ferries depart to explore the wonders of Lake Maggiore (the Borromean Islands, Stresa, Intra). The Laveno train station connects easily with the center of Milan.

"Property not subject to energy certification".

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Ispra Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower with dedicated local mini connected to the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • folding cot with pillow, sheets and blanket
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pets allowed by property valuation.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Manor house on Lake Maggiore
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Idyllisch gelegenes originelles, schön umgebautes Haus auf Hügel oberhalb Iskra

  • 5 of 5

Wir (6 Personen, davon 4 Kinder zwischen 3 Mte – 9 Jahren) verbrachten eine tolle Woche bei schönstem Sommerwetter in diesem sehr schön und originell ausgebauten/umgebauten Ferienhaus (ehemaliges Landwirtschaftsgebäude). Die Lage auf einem Hügel oberhalb von Ispra ist idyllisch. Schöner Garten mit Blick auf den Lago Maggiore (durch die Bäume).

Sehr freundliche Nachbarn, welche einen kleinen landwirtschaftlichen Betrieb führen mit Gänsen, Hühnern, großem Gemüsegarten und 2 Hunde (welche mit den Nachbarshunden kommunizieren). Tierfreunde werden sich auch an den Tierhaare im Haus kaum stören, welche naturgemäß schwierig zu entfernen sind.

Das Haus besteht aus 2 Schlafzimmern, einem Wohnzimmer, einer Terrasse mit tollem Blick und Küche mit großem Esstisch, Holzofen und Induktionsherd, ohne Abwaschmaschine, Kühlschrank mit Gefrierfach. Bequeme Betten (welche bereits bezogen waren ☺). WLAN mit gutem Empfang. Zufahrt über eine schmale, steile, teils unbefestigte Strasse. Auch mit VW-Bus machbar (wir klappten dann aber die Seitenspiegel ein).

Herzlichen Dank an Enrica

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and hope to see you next time! Enrica
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Nice house on a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time at 'Casa sul monte'. It's a nice house at the top of the mountain with a beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, hope to see you again!
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Ein Ort zum Wohlfühlen

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und mit allem ausgestattet, was man für einen unbeschwerten Urlaub braucht. Der großzügige Garten ist ideal für Hunde. Der Weg bis in den Ort ist gut zu bewältigen; Eiscafe und eine kleine Piazza mit Bar sind in ca. 1km Entfernung. Auch der Strand ist gut erreichbar.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hope to see yiu again for another holiday. Ispra is wonderful also in autumn :) Best wishes Enrica
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sehr schöne Urlaubswoche in der Casa sul monte

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist wunderschön und hat eine tolle Atmosphäre mit einem ganz verwunschenen Garten. Die Nachbarn sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir haben zu fünft eine sehr schöne Woche dort verbracht Im Haus ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht, ebenso die Schlaf- und Waschmöglichkeiten.

Ispra ist ein netter Ort mit Bäckerei, Eisdiele, Cafe, Supermarkt etc..

Wir kommen gerne wieder hierher.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Rustiko ca.80m über dem See.

  • 4 of 5

Steile schmale Auffahrt zum Haus. Abgeschlossener großer Garten mit hohen Bäumen, die nur wenige Lücken mit Seeblick bieten. Schöne Schattenplätze rund ums Haus. Ein Nachbarhaus mit zwei Hofhunden, die sich öfter lautstark melden. Haus ist einfach, aber gut ausgestattet. Bei Hitze wärmt es sich stark auf. Sehr nette Vermieter.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhig und angenehm

  • 4 of 5

Wir genossen einen ruhigen, erholsamen Urlaub, nette hilfsbereite Nachbarn, leider konnten wir kein italienisch.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf dei laghi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Sesto Calende
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ristorante La Trave Gabry Sas Di Valle Lorena & C
Nearest Ski
64 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Le Fornaci di Ispra Lago Maggiore
Car: recommended

Completely renovated in 2009, located in a privileged environment at the top of Mount Ispra (said the priest). Very quiet location with terrace facing west and then to Lake Maggiore. The farm of more than 1.5 hectares, is partly occupied by an important archaeological area left untouched by the thirteenth century. The current settlement occupies in fact part of the 'enclosure castle' that was - at the time - the Battle of Angera defensive position. At the entrance you can still see the wide and deep stone arch that regulated access. Much of the land is wooded and crossed by paths are still usable.

Home on the mountain is attentive to ecology: the heating is underfloor and electrical radiant panels: the water in the panels is heated by a wood-burning thermal cooker and solar panels. Free connection 24h!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $36.92
Stay tax $1.23 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

tassa di soggiorno di 1 euro a notte per ospiti sopra i 12 anni

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.