Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Argegno - Villa Victoria
A charming Rustico Villa to sleep 7 guests with swimming pool & large garden
‘Villa Victoria’ is a newly renovated detached Rustico, located on the desirable Argegno hillside overlooking the central part of Lake Como.
This beautiful property enjoys a large garden with great facilities as well as flexible sleeping accommodation making this the ideal holiday home!
Inside, the property provides a very stylish and elegant interior offering a very spacious Living room which provides two very comfortable seating areas, one of which surrounds a romantic fireplace and the second of which features a large wall-mounted Flat-screen TV and large windows with panoramic mountain and partial Lake views.
Outside guests can enjoy the well maintained and sunny Garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with a terraced area ideal for 'Alfresco' Dining, and guests can also enjoy the large unheated Swimming Pool. There is also adequate space in the grounds for Parking.
Location information.: 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.
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.
Further location information: 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 (881 mts.), 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.
- children welcome
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Victoria, it was just perfect.
The house was absolutly idylic and as you can see from the photo we really loved the pool. As for our favorite activity, we hired a boat in Menaggio and had a super trip on the lake. Our favorite restaurant was at the Hotel Belvadere in Argegno, the food and service was superb, we went there several times. The scenery was breathtaking and we did some super drives, we did not do as much as I had planned, we had my 5 year old son and my 76 year old father with us, which is a bit limiting as far a cultural activities go, but this was why we chose Villa Victoria, we had little excursions in the morning and the played in the pool all afternoon. It was perfect. We arrived home to wet cold weather in Ireland and we now spend our evenings dreaming of a life in a country with better weather.Everything was perfect, and when we go on holiday again I will deffinatly consult your web site.
Michele C., Co. Tipperary, United Kingdom.