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Luciana has been a great host throughout our stay and always responds to correspondence very quickly. When we arrived at the house our breath was taken away with the spectacular views of the mountains and Lake Como from the terrace and with the substantial nature, location and grounds of the house. The kitchen is very well equipped - no oven but perfectly OK with just the hob and microwave for cooking plus the microwave has a 'crisp' function and there is a barbeque available. There is also a fridge/freezer. Luciana left some provisions for us - water, wine, fruit and biscuits which was a nice touch. It is well worth the walk around Civenna where there are panoramic views of Lake Como. Bellagio is only 7km away and we highly recommend the botanical gardens at Villa Melzi which is my favourite place in the world, on the lake itself with amazing views in a peaceful setting.
Sonia was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable during our messaging prior to arrival. I asked a lot of questions and she was always happy to respond and with a lot of details. Upon arrival, Sonia had pre-warned that the cottage is difficult to locate and offered to meet us in the local village, Brunate, where we were greeted by her partner George who showed us to the Cottage. Upon arrival, both Sonia and George spent a bit of time sharing information and local knowledge. The cottage itself is beautiful and the view of Lake Como is stunning. Like with old property’s there are some things that do not work perfectly, and Sonia has noted that the bathroom plumbing will be fixed soon. The wifi is not very good, but again, I believe this is being fixed. Also, as is common with mountain property’s, the cottage is located in a difficult spotwith some narrow roads, so I would not recommend hiring a large car (we just about managed with a Mercedes Vito). Overall, I would recommend Sonia and the property