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400 Year Old House Oozes Charm and Character.



Updated: 15-Sep-2016
House in Carate Urio, Lake Como - 1 Minute Walk to the Lake, Relaxing and Sunny Location

If buildings were food, this four hundred year old house would be Tiramisu, a dessert made up of three layers of rich flavour – in this case the elegant first floor living/dining area and separate kitchen, the second floor master bedroom overlooking the private garden and the terrace, and the third floor bedrooms beamed ceiling and balcony with a view over the town roofs to the Lake, less than a minutes walk away. Although the house is old, it is immaculately decorated and furnished. It’s also in an upmarket location – George Clooney bought a house in the next village – but you can still take it very easy here.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner


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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Julie and Barrie! We very appreciate you for our perfect staying in Carate Urio! Will be glad to see you in St.-Petersburg! Many thank from my friends! We all got a lot of good emotions from the beautiful Lake Como. Kind regards, Anastasia (Russia, St.-Petersburg)
Sep 2010
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based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


lovely family home, treasured memories of como!

  • 4 of 5

stayed here last summer with a group celebrating a special birthday, 7 of us stayed at this home which was first class. julie, a lovely welsh girl, met us on arrival and was on hand to help us throughout our stay, nothing was too much trouble for her, recommending restaurants, organising a private boat to hire and ensuring we were fully settled and comfortable in the home. the property is located over 4 floors so you have plenty of privacy including the top floor master bedroom which we kept to ourselves to enjoy breakfast on the balcony or drinks at night gazing at the lovely lake view. outside the communal parking was not an issue for us, only once did we need to wait a minute or two for a space. inside the patio and upper terrace is great for entertaining. the home definitely offers excellent value for large groups and i would not hesitate to recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malpensa at 91 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Carate urio at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cernobbio at 6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Menaggio at 23 Kilometres Nearest Train : Como at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Cernobbio at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Carate urio at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Madesimo at 154 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lenno at 16 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery and wine courses or tasting on request.


10 minutes with to beach (lawned small park area next to lake ideal for sunbathing).


Flights from the UK to Milan Malpensa, Linate or Gatwick from Easy Jet, Ryanair, BA, Fly BMI, Jet 2, Alitalia from London Gatwick, Heathrow and Stanstead. Luton,Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool & Bradford.

Car hire available with all leading car hire companies. Book online and collect at the airport (please ask for more details).

40 min drive approximately from Milan Malpensa, 1 hr from Milan Linate, 1 hr 25 minutes approximately from Bergamo.


The ancient village of Carate Urio offers a real haven for tranquillity. Meander through the narrow cobbled stepped pathways or to revel in the café-bar culture that is prevalent here. Unwind over an impossibly long lunch. Explore the neighbouring villages and lazy lakeside living such as Laglio, where George Clooney spends his summer holidays hauled up at his lakeside villa! Or meander through the cobbled streets of Carate and the neighbouring villages. Supermarket 10 minutes drive.

Further Details:

10 min drive to supermarket. Local amenities within walking distance, bars, restaurants and convenience store. 5 min drive to bank. 15 minute walk to ferry. Boutiques, deli, fresh pasta, communal pool, all available within 10 min drive of the home.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit to secure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred in peak season, flexible off peak.

Notes on prices:
£95 final cleaning carried out on departure.

rates apply to unsold available weeks only.

Linen and bedding included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 15-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The master bathroom is also located on the first floor and includes a bath, overhead shower and wc. Additional wc is located on the second floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms over 3 floors with master bedroom and first floor room boasting private balconies.(Guest single room on middle floor also available) The top floor master double room includes a wonderful lake view! A single bedrooms plus separate w.c. on 2nd floor available on the second floor. All rooms with wardrobes. Two bedrooms, each with double bed – one on the first, second and third floor in spacious room with large wardrobe and patio door from the top floor bedroom leading to a balcony with a view of the garden and one large master bedroom on the top floor with low, beamed ceiling and ample wardrobe space as well as a TV and DVD, plus a wonderful lake view from the private balcony, over the roof tops of Carate Urio.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Cot and high chair available if requested at time of booking. Please bring bedding for cot. Home located on 3 levels. Outside: The home is accessible via a wrought iron secure gate and a shared courtyard with the neighbouring home. Steps lead to the first floor and entrance to living room (and kitchen) via separate doors. The terrace is located on the next level as well whilst a separate garden area with single terrace is available on the top level with lake view as well as two sun loungers. Communal parking available approximately 1 minute walk from the home. 1st floor entrance from shared courtyard to house living area, with lounge seating for 4 on leather sofas and dining seating for four. Flat-screen TV with DVD and play-station. A secondary entrance on the same floor leads to the kitchen, with cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Iron and hairdryer The bedrooms are located on 1st, 2nd floor and 3rd floor

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