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Old country house in breathtaking beautiful mountain landscape

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, very rich equipment, garden furniture

The Villa Generosa is an approximately 320-year-old 'rustic', which has been lovingly restored in recent years. The two-part house is situated in a beautiful mountain landscape in the open position at the edge of the historic village Valleggia with panoramic views of a chain of mountain peaks and massifs, the highest of which is 'Pizzo del Ton', an approximately 2800 m high fore summit of MONTE ROSA. Down from the terraces and balconies of the house opens up to the viewer the image of the natural-grown VALLE ANTRONA with its vast chestnut, linden and beech forests. The VAL GRANDE, one of the largest natural parks in Europe, lies behind the mountain panorama, which determines the eastern horizon of the outlook.

The Villa Generosa is a fully equipped house habitable in every season, in summer and in winter.

The earthy, rustic property, which consists of three parts (formerly used as a residence with attached shed and barn), is built half-height inro the mountain, the main side with the 5 very large, terraced balconies, 2 terraces on different levels and a overgrown lawn with fruit trees is south facing. Large door windows, sliding doors or hinged doors which measure almost an entire width of the house flood the spacious rooms with lots of light. The four planes of the two shell halves are half offset in height, they are linked together by interesting staircase waveforms. All rooms are accessible within the house, yet with many retreat opportunities in private.

The chosen furniture gives each room a distinct individual character.

Music, Relax, Washing: The semi-electric Grandpiano of Yamaha may be used - please in an appropriate way! The same applies for the three higher-quality hi-fi systems, which are on different levels and rooms in the building.

The house has two satellite receivers for German television programs, includes a DVD player and 32 'flat screen in the living room of the house; there is a second flat-screen TV in the basement.

To relax on the terraces and balconies there are a sufficient number of umbrellas, Couches and chairs.

The use of washing machine and - in bad weather - dryer is free. For drying clothes outdoors, there are a number of drying racks.

The second bathroom in the basement of the house is equipped with an electric floor heating for greater comfort during the cold season.

Warmth in winter is provided by 3 furnaces of different types, a pellet stove of ease in use with digital control heats the house from the kitchen, a hot-air stove heats the house centrally in a very effective, quick way. The living room of the house is heated by a Danish stove.

200 steps of a scenic walkway leading from the parking lot through the village to the villa. (There are stairs; for this reason the village is not adequate for elderly or infirm people.)

For the pleasures of hiking: just outside the village, or even just around the corner your walking paths start in a wild and romantic nature. Maps are available in the house.

The already mentioned, nearby Val Grande National Park allows the hikers wonderful trips in the Italian mountains with views as to the unique massif of Monte Rosa, maps and footwear are provided, of course.

The in-house environment is not to be outdone! Those hiking trails that start at house and village lead on the surrounding peaks up to 2000m, and - if you like, and have enough time, you can follow the old smugglers' routes up in the Swiss' Wallis'.

All neighbouring valleys that branch out from the great Val d'Ossola, offer attractions and breathtaking beautiful, sublime views and experiences of nature, waterfalls, river basins, hot springs and more.

The landmark monastery 'Sacro Monte Calvario' between Villadossola and Domodossola has unique representations of the Stations of the Cross with Christ in naturalistic, life-size sculptures arrangements. You might want to go hiking on this attraction of Valleggia from (8 - 10 km)

Skiers find their fortune on the back of the house mountain, 'Montcucco' in 'Domobianca', or in the surrounding valleys and mountains in the direction of Simplon Pass or as Macugnaga on 'Monte Rosa'.

More Details

Owner
Wolfgang Cremer
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Milano - Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Genova
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Domodossola
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Valle Antrona
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Villadossola
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Domobianca
Car: necessary

Vallegia is situated on an altitude of 900m within the Italian Alps - between the Valais and Ticino, from Germany to be reached comfortably over the Simplon pass or through the Gotthard tunnel (distance from Basel, about 310 km). A splendid trail leads to Lake Maggiore with its Mediterranean flair or Lake Orta (approx. 25 km). Larger cities such as Milan (100 km), Turin (150 km) or Genova (200 km) invite to trips. But almost at the front door there are two beautiful lakes, located at about 1500 m altitude at the end of the valley at Antrona Piana. Skiing can be attributed to departures within reach: eg Domobianca, San Domenico (Varzo), Simplon, Macunaga on Monte Rosa. Valleggia is distinguished by its sunny location (south side) and a clear view of the impressive mountain panorama.

Small purchases are done in Montescheno; greater in the rooms with a very rich range of goods in supermarkets Villadossola / Domodossola.

The Milan airport 'Malpensa' is heavily frequented by British airlines; on expressways and highways it is very well connected to the region of Val d'Ossola. (Distance approximately 80 km)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Seppiana in Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Badezimmer 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Fußbodenheizung
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 sleeping galleries for 4 persons; 2 single rooms for couples with beds 200x200cm and one in french style, 120x200cm 1 davenport 150x200 Some details to the pricing: the indicated prices are basic for a booking by two persons (such as a couple); a third adult person is charged with an additional payment of 20/25 Euro/day (depending on season), a fourth adult with the half: 12.50/10E/day. Children below an age of 12 are free, above 12 half of the adult extra payment. The final cleaning is charged with 50 Euro, use and washing of beddings/towels is an additional cost of 10 Euro per person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
There is an extra toilet in the passage below the house. Warm water is provided by solar energy with big efficiency. You are welcome to play the Yamaha electric grand piano.

Reviews

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Old country house in breathtaking beautiful mountain landscape
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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5

Shooting stars at the Eagles Nest

  • 5 of 5

We've just had an incredible week in what we affectionately termed "The Eagles Nest". It's remote without doubt but it's location and isolation is a huge part of it's charm. The top balcony was my particular favourite for both the early morning sun giving a warming glow to the mountain peaks and the evenings where the star gazing was absolutely incredible. I've never seen so many shooting stars.

The house is very well equipped and incredibly comfortable. We knicknamed a couple of the rooms - the cerebral room and middle earth.

The area is perfect for both keen (ie fit) walkers and cyclists with the house being at the end of a 10k climb from Villadossola so be sure to save something for the way home.

Thanks Wolfgang - absolutely perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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5

Immer wieder begeistert

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Mal bin ich mit drei Freundinnen angereist. Alle waren völlig hingerissen vom Haus und der Umgebung. Wieder drei neue Valleggiafans! Wir planen schon unseren nächsten Wander- und Erholungsurlaub in der Villa Generosa!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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5

Phänomenale Location in einem herausragend individuellen Haus

  • 5 of 5

Und täglich wandert man mit der Sonne durch das Haus. Frühstück auf der Sonnenaufgangsterrasse, Mittagsimbiss auf einem der vier Balkone oder der Terrasse... Abends Kaminofen im Kaminzimmer. Abendessen im Speiseraum mit Balkon.

Echt klasse...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Wir kommen bestimmt wieder

  • 5 of 5

Selten haben wir uns vom ersten Tag an so wohl gefühlt. Das ganze Haus ist ein Traum für Eltern und Kinder. Jeder Balkon ist einzigartig und man kann einfach nur sitzen, die Ruhe und die Natur genießen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Beste Erholung in Stille und Natur

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren das zweite Mal in diesem wunderbaren Haus an diesem schönen Ort - und wieder: Wir blicken auf erholsame und doch erlebnisreiche drei Wochen zurück. Wandern über den Lago di Campliccioli oder Lago di Antrona hinaus, baden, Bachläufe erkunden, Ausflüge an Lago Maggiore, ins Nachbartal oder nach Domodossola, einfach mit den Dorfkatzen spielen, lesen, chillen oder grillen im Garten - alles ist möglich. Und im Garten gibt es eine besondere "Schaukel zum Träumen", sagen die Kinder.

Und auch diesmal unbedingt erwähnenswert: Norbert, der Nachbar, ohne dessen Hilfe wir manch schönes Fleckchen hier im Umkreis nicht hätten entdecken können. Vielen herzlichen Dank dafür!

Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder - auch ein drittes Mal.

Herzlich,

Familie K.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Genialer Urlaub in einer unglaublichen und ruhigen Umgebung, versüßt von nächtlichen Tiergeräuschen

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa Generosa ist einfach nur grandios, man fühlt sich sofort heimisch und kann ab der ersten Minute seinen Urlaub genießen. Die 14 Tage waren leider nur zu kurz, um all die schönen Orte, die zu Fuß erreichbaren Alpen und die vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bestaunen. Das schönste für uns war, abends auf einem der Balkone zu sitzen und in der abendlichen Dämmerung den Tiergeräuschen , dem rascheln,knacksen aus dem angrenzenden Wald zu lauschen.

EINFACH NUR GENIAL!!!

VIELEN DANK AN HERRN NORBERT SCHATZ, er hat immer ein offenes Ohr und hat jederzeit geholfen.

Wir kommen sicher noch einmal an diesen tollen, romantischen Ort.

VIELEN,VELEN DANK

FAM. GERECKE

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Seppiana, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Herbst
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Weihnachten/Sylvester/Neujahr
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£561
for 5 nights
From
£98
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Vorfrühling
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£405
for 5 nights
From
£67
£538
 
 
Osterwoche
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£694
for 7 nights
From
£89
 
 
Frühjahr
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£449
for 5 nights
From
£76
£601
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mai
5 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£449
for 5 nights
From
£76
£601
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Pfingsten
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£494
for 5 nights
From
£85
£663
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Frühsommer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£494
for 5 nights
From
£85
£663
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Hochsommer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£756
for 7 nights
From
£98
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Spätsommer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£694
for 7 nights
From
£89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Herbst
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£427
for 5 nights
From
£71
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Spätherbst
27 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£405
for 5 nights
From
£67
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Advent
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£427
for 5 nights
From
£71
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Weihnachten
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£756
for 7 nights
From
£98
 
 
Sylvester/Neujahr
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£756
for 7 nights
From
£98
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£427
for 5 nights
From
£71
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Wäsche pro weiterer Gast £8.9
Pet Fee £44.5
Wäsche Bettzg, Hdtücher £17.8
Endreinigung £44.5

Der Mietpreis enthält alle Verbrauchskosten (Strom/Gas, ca.1.50 € p.P./Tag) und Endreinigung/Wäschebenutzung/Waschen für 2 Pers.(70 €, ab 3. Person zusätzlich je 10 €.)
Kinder sind zuschlagsfrei, für Jugendliche (ab dem 13.Lebensjahr) wird die Hälfte des Erwachsenenzuschlags berechnet.

In den Wintermonaten fallen Verbrauchskosten für Heizmaterial (Brennholz/Pellets) an.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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