|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Providing heavenly holidays for groups of 11 and families of 13, this palatial lake view (ID 1298) retreat in Argegno provides a truly sumptuous setting for year-round stays.
The detached 6 bed villa sits in a landscaped lake view setting, with far reaching views towards Bellagio and the Italian Alps of the north and to Nesso in the south.
Having undergone a recent 5* refurbishment, the villa is adorned with all the latest mod cons and is decorated in a luxury boutique-style, elegantly enhanced by a tasteful contemporary twist. Air-conditioning features to all of the principal reception rooms and bedrooms, for added comfort in the warmer months. Other mod con features include flat screen TVs to all bedrooms and the kitchen, alongside a home cinema system to the living area, free land line telephone calls to the USA and ADSL WIFI access.
To the ground floor, an inviting hallway leads to a beautiful and generously proportioned drawing room, which is lavishly furnished with sumptuous seating for 15 and is complemented by the radiant ambience of an open fireplace. An equally large dining room offers a stylish setting in which to entertain, with a fireplace on hand for wintertime stays and easy access from here to a separate fully equipped kitchen. Perfectly suited for accommodating carefree meals-in, lavish year-round dinner parties and catering for special occasions, the luxury state-of-the-art kitchen also benefits from a wood-burning pizza oven; for an authentic taste of Italy!
The ground floor is further complemented by a convenient powder room and an easily accessible luxury king size bedroom, which is perfectly suited as a guest bedroom, with an en suite shower room and a small private terrace.
To the first floor luxury sleeping accommodation continues to delight, with four further bedrooms. Couples can easily relax and enjoy a tempting lie-in to the two double bedrooms. Both of these bedrooms feature a luxury en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower with massage system and a small private terrace. One of these suites is furnished with a queen size bed, whilst a king size bed features to the other. Two twin bedrooms to the same floor offer a welcome touch of flexibility. Each twin bedroom offers a set of join able beds that can form a double if needed, alongside a luxury en-suite shower with massage system and a small private terrace.
Within the romantic ambience that is encapsulated by the sloping ceilings of the upper loft, a single bedroom with en-suite shower room features. For added convenience, two baby cots and two high chairs can easily be provided for families staying.
From the 5* glamour and boutique-style comfort of the villa’s interior, the lavish 3,500sqm landscaped gardens provide a lush and tranquil haven in which to relax and entertain. Laid to lawn with mature plants, flowers, trees and striking vistas of the lake and the ancient S. Sisinnio church, the villa grounds offer the perfect back drop for year-round stays.
A fenced sculpture garden ooze an added ambience of elegant classicism, whilst a selection of beautifully presented dining areas offer a wonderful choice of venues for alfresco dining and entertaining throughout the day and night. A BBQ, lounge chairs and spectacular outdoor swimming pool provide the perfect excuse to relax and soak up the summer sun. A private double garage further features.
Upon arrival at the villa, guests will be made to feel right at home. For your convenience a pre-grocery shop can be arranged upon request, whilst and a full team of housekeeping, concierge and maintenance staff are on hand to ensure you fully enjoy your stay. From the villa a pedestrian path (of Roman origin and measuring a distance of 800m) leads downhill to the centre of Argegno. The ancient lakeside town offers an idyllic setting in which to enjoy an authentic morning coffee, alfresco meal or evening ‘Aperitivo’. The ancient town also benefits from grocery shops, boat mooring, a bus service and passenger ferry service to Como.
From Argegno, guests are perfectly placed to reach the famous villas, Lidos and golden triangle resort towns of the central lake, in less than 10 minutes by car. The local surroundings also offer easy access to breathtaking hiking routs, water sports, boat rental and the prestigious golf clubs of Villa D’Este and Menaggio & Cadenabbia. The transport links and cultural attractions of Como (27 minutes), Milan (1 hour) and Lugano (42 minutes) are also within easy driving distance.
Argegno - Lake Como:
You pass through the small town of Argegno (approx 700 population) when traveling up the Western shore of Lake Como from Cernobbio/Como to Menaggio.Well placed and sheltered, it is situated in a large inlet at the mouth of the Val d'Intelvi. This river flows at varying rates throughout the year as its tumbles from the mountains between Como and Lake Lugano.
In Argegno there is a pretty waterside promenade, a ferry point, harbour and a small shingle beach, a market is also held there every Monday. A selection of bars and restaurants are situated around in the Piazza, also a bakery, gelateria and a shop. Alternatively, a supermarket can be found in Lenno, which is just a 10 minute drive away.
Looking across the lake you can see Bellagio to the north and as far as Nesso towards the south. The village is of Roman origin and owes its name to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene. With the Lake being ruled by warring factions centuries ago, Argegno formed part of a defensive system, which extended as far as the ancient villa of Lenno and to Isola Comacina.
This picturesque and ancient village is crossed by the Telo stream which splits into two parts, after falling down from a the towns ravine. The two are joined by an old stone bridge with a lancet arch.From Argegno, it is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra (881m), which is situated on a plateau that enjoys a beautiful view of the lake. From here, it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area.The road, which runs along Val d'Intelvi, also starts from Argegno and after following this road for about about 16 km, you will arrive at Lanzo.
The best way to appreciate Argegno is to walk up one of the narrow lanes. Most are paved with intersecting fan pattern of small square stones typical in much of the area. This area is almost entirely residential but the walkways are impeccably maintained with potted red geraniums and colourful flowers contrasting with the ancient brickwork and facades.
From the villa a pedestrian path (of Roman origin and measuring a distance of 800m) leads downhill to the centre of Argegno. The ancient lakeside town offers an idyllic setting in which to enjoy an authentic morning coffee, alfresco meal or evening ‘Aperitivo’. The ancient town also benefits from grocery shops, boat mooring, a bus service and passenger ferry service to Como.
Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:
Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.
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1 Nov 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
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