Mountain Villa for Nature Lovers
Only 20 minutes to Lago Maggiore
Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms)
Welcome to our cosy mountain retreat! Perched on the side of the outstandingly beautiful Valle Cannobina, Casa Falmenta occupies the perfect location for the keen walker and relaxer. Situated in an area rich in unspoilt nature, signposted footpaths lead from the cottage to neighbouring villages, gorges, natural pools and mountain peaks. To one side of the house nestles a vine-covered stone table overlooking neighbouring Crealla. Sit in the shade of the palm tree or bask in the sun while listening to the far-off bells of the Campanile. Situated ten minutes from the communal parking area, the walk to the house is like a garden exhibition, passing through the fully pedestrianized village of Falmenta via its medieval centre. It winds up gently cobbled steps and through lush gardens lined with hortensias, roses, waterfalls and gladiolas. Amenities include internet access, satellite-TV and DVD player, washer and dryer, weekly local market, cafe, public transport and one great view!
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds - possible to push together.
Bed 3 is a high quality single sofa bed in the lounge.
Complete bathroom with large walk-in shower and window opening to view.
Cooker with gas stovetop and electric oven, fridge with small freezer compartment, airing cupboard, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, kitchen table with in-built corner bench, wood stove, open fireplace.
Washer and Dryer.
Laundry line outside, drying racks inside.
Satellite-TV and DVD player with USB port, dining room table, purpose-built sofa bed - single, small library, wood stove.
Outside terraces with stunning views and surrounding gardens. Stone picnic table to side of house shaded by grapevines.
Towels and linen included. There is a one-off cleaning fee of Euro €60 payable locally at the end of the stay in cash.
Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, Telephone.
The access to the property, including the walk, includes paths and stairs. Not ideal for wheelchair users but possible for those with slower walking who are looking for a place in which to exercise.
Two terraces (first enclosed by wrought-iron railing) with lounge chairs; landscaped small private gardens over multi levels; large palm tree; picnic area with stone table shaded by grapevines.
Important notes on accommodation
Double terrace with first level enclosed by wrought-iron fencing for children. Heating by wood stove and oil radiators.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013||£ 529.00||7|
Notes on prices
Prices are quoted in Great British Pounds and are per week: 2 Adults £365 3 Adults £426 4 Adults £487 5 Adults £529 Children (aged 3 – 12 inclusive): £45.50 per week (£6.50 per child per night) Babies and toddlers 0 – 3 free of charge Dogs £9 per week Discounts for longer lets available upon enquiry. There is a one-off cleaning fee of Euro 60 payable locally at the end of the stay in cash. Price does not include electricity, payable locally at standard rate of 0.25 Euro/kWh.
Changeover day is Saturday but a different day may be possible upon enquiry.
Deposit is £100; balance is due within six weeks of arrival; if booking within four weeks of arrival, full payment is due.
Mountain Villa in Falmenta, Valle Cannobina, Piedmont
About the area
10 minutes driving or 25 minutes walking to natural swimming pools fed by the River Torrente Cannobina. 20 minutes driving to Lago Maggiore. Excellent swimming waters. Nearest town Cannobio. Nearest designate beach with gardens Cannero Rivera.
Special Interest Holidays
Walking paths abound; simply walking in the village is a cultural and bucolic experience! Bicycling and mountain biking.
How to get there
Milan Malpensa 1 3/4 hours drive. Bergamo 2 1/4 hours. Car hire recommended but inexpensive travel is possible by bus, rail, and boat.
Within 20 minutes of Cannobio, 45 minutes of Santa Maria Maggiore, and one hour of Parco Val Grande, Italy's largest National park. Villages of great interest and small museums in nearby vicinity.
It is recommended to stock up on groceries on the way to Casa Falmenta. Charming trattoria and general store in Ponte di Falmenta (7 min by car). Falmenta local market (weekly) with Italian delicacies and most daily staples. We can provide locations, opening hours and connecting public transport timetables upon request.
House swap considered.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref IT2908
Silvia Fraser and Christian Immler
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 7801550821
Alternate Contact Details:
(SWITZERLAND) +41 787390657
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian.
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This advertiser joined Owners Direct in December 2008,
and has advertised this property with us since February 2009.