|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Take in the majesty of the Swiss Italian Lakes, with this elegant 5 bed villa!
Situated amongst the timeless allure of the well-serviced village of Carlazzo, this 5 bed period villa (ID 1558) offers carefree holiday escapism for families and flexible groups of 8.
Strategically placed between Lake Lugano and Lake Como, the retreat offers an enviable setting within easy reach of the visitor attractions, year-round activities and unique beauty of each.
Perfect for savouring the freedom of a self-catering stay, guests can sit back and take in the relaxed timeless feel of this elegant family home. Behind the villa’s handsome stone facade, an inviting layout awaits. Fully WIFI-enabled throughout, with cosy central heating and ambient open fires to hand, the two-storey villa sets the scene for sumptuous year-round stays.
The villa’s elegant interior offers a lovely ambience, with its magnificent entrance hallway with mosaic marble floor, open fire, unique beamed ceiling and winding staircase offering the perfect welcome upon arrival.
Leading off from the hallway, a pale rose painted living room with crystal chandelier offers a homely setting in which to relax, socialise and enjoy a favourite movie to the DVD player provided (please note that the TV only offers DVD channels). The cosy floral sofa, pouf and ambient open hearth provide a romantic setting here for wintertime stays, when the evenings draw in and guests simply want to unwind in the timeless ambience of good company.
The elegant ground floor also boasts a spacious family-friendly kitchen diner for 10. Also benefitting from a beautiful open fire, the spacious well-lit dining area is complemented by a kitchen that is fully-equipped for carefree meals in. Guests will find everything to hand here, including a cooker hob, microwave, oven, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher and fridge. Alongside this captivating domestic scene, the kitchen diner is also accompanied by a lovely alfresco dining terrace with parasol and adequate seating for 10.
The villa’s sleeping accommodation benefits from welcome flexibility to suit varied group types and sizes. All decorated with the same charming touch of elegance and restful tranquillity; with parquet flooring and inviting home touches, guests will easily be able to unwind. The bedrooms comprise a spacious double bedroom with terrace, a spacious twin joinable bedroom, two single bedrooms and a fifth romantic bedroom with double bed and panoramic lake view sitting room.
A spacious family bathroom fitted with a classic-style bath tub, separate shower cubicle, wash basin and WC is complemented by a second bathroom fitted with a power shower, wash basin and WC, alongside a convenient service WC to the other floor.
The villa is further complemented by a unique private wine cellar (perfect for keeping those newly bought bottles and cheeses in!) alongside a gorgeous roof top terrace with chic sunny sitting area and a shady breakfast spot. The sunny partly-paved gravel garden features beautiful potted plants alongside sun loungers and a spacious alfresco dining area; for the perfect scene in which holiday moments are made.
Private parking is also conveniently to hand. For those with limited mobility, guests are asked to note that the villa features a total number of 44 steps inside.
From the gated setting of the elegant detached villa, guests can easily soak up the timeless charms of historical Carlazzo. The conveniently placed hillside village provides a welcome array of local amenities to complement a self-catering stay, including grocery shops, authentic Italian restaurants and relaxed trattorias.
By booking this holiday home you will get free access to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
Carlazzo is one of the bigger villages in this area and has a convenient grocery shop and a selection of restaurants. There are many natural and artistic attractions which should not be missed, especially several churches. In particular the church of St. Giacomo and St. Fedele which rises in the centre of the village, the church of St. Stefano containing the famous organ which was created by Serassi in 1858, the church of St. Nazzaro and Celso and also the church of St. Giorgio in the hamlet of Gottro which is famous for its Romanesque bell tower.
Nearby, the charming Lugano lakeside town of Porlezza offers many amenities including High street shops, Cafes, Bars, Gelaterias and Boating possibilities. Lugano city is situated just a 20 minutes drive away and Lake Como, with its beautfiul lakeside attractions and towns is located just a 15 minutes drive away also.
From the gated setting of the elegant detached villa, guests can easily soak up the timeless charms of historical Carlazzo. The conveniently placed hillside village provides a welcome array of local amenities to complement a self-catering stay, including grocery shops, authentic Italian restaurants and relaxed trattorias. The well-serviced idyll enjoys a lovely sunny aspect too, and is very well placed for reaching the nearby supermarkets, family-friendly cafes and Porto Letizia resort beach, tennis and pool facilities in Porlezza on Lake Lugano (8 minutes drive away), as well as the tranquil appeal of the nature reserve of Lago di Piano (located just 12 minutes drive away).
The local area boasts a wide range of activities to enjoy on the doorstep; from fishing, walking, horse riding and cycling to lake swimming, water sports, boat rental and authentic dining opportunities. Past Porlezza, guests can easily reach the cosmopolitan attractions, city airport and breathtaking surrounding hiking routes of Lugano (35 minutes drive). Guests are also within easy reach from the family-friendly pursuits on offer at the Monte Tamaro Adventure Park (49 minute drive away).
Heading east from Carlazzo, guests are well placed for reaching the family-friendly ‘Agroturismo’ of ‘La Barcola’, the prestigious Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club (both within a 12 minute drive) and the family-friendly Lido and Central Lake ferry links of Menaggio on beautiful Lake Como (just 14 minutes drive away).
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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