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Lake Como - Charming house with garden, peaceful location + nice view, WiFi. - Ginestra (1 Bedroom)

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Ginestra (1 Bedroom)

Ginestra apartment is located at the ground floor: directly outside the living area there is the private garden with a stone table, chairs, deckchairs, umbrella, outside light: all perfect for a romantic dining! The garden overlooks the medieval village of Breglia and has a charming view on mountains.

The apartment has 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, sink, hairdryer. 1 laundry with sink, washing machine, iron and ironing board. Living area has a double sofa-bed, working fireplace, cable tv, open-plan kitchen with cooker, fridge, electric oven, microwave, toaster, cooking utensils/pots/pans, cutlery, plates, glasses and wine glasses. Featuring a private cellar. WiFi.


About the property

Lake Como - house with garden

The house was a typical barn done in stone and wood, recently restored respecting the original forms and materials. It has private garden and woods, peaceful place with a charming view on lake mountains and woods. The house overlook the quite and characteristic village of Breglia, closed to Menaggio. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, to find the Italy of the olden days, this is the place to do it: quiet,comfortable base to explore the area, Breglia is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous lake places as Bellagio. The village offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay, good place for keen walkers: from Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, others rising on mountain above the town, with stunning views of Lake Como, Lake Lugano and the Alps. In the apartment you will find all sorts of tourist info.


Owner
Lucia
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Lucia

I was born and live on Lake Como with my husband, two children, our dog and a sweet cat. Breglia was the land of my grand-parents, we live on the other side of the lake, in Bellagio, but often we enjoy to come back here in Breglia for holidays or just for a short day-beak looking for peace, out from the busy and noisy Bellagio. We stay in Breglia especially in winter months, as during warm seasons we work, for this reason we rent our houses from spring to autumn.

I really love my land and its history: lake Como is rich in art, history and nature! I wish my guests discover as much as possible of the beauties of my land: I prepare in the apartments many information, maps, brochures. If you want any tips, itineraries adapted to your wishes write me and I help you to find them.

Why Lucia chose Plesio

The village is like a nest in the woods of the mountains of the lake, where to enjoy beautiful walks between woods with fantastic views. An oasis of peace just few minutes drive from the busiest and most famous places around the lake. When I do not want to use the car a good bus service brings me to Menaggio, and when I do not want to cook there is the the local restaurant with excellent meals with little expense. On Sundays and public holidays, when the lake villages are terribly busy with tourists from the city, I enjoy the peace here, walking among the ancient chestnut and going for an easy stroll to the white church that overlooks the lake with an extraordinary view. In this small village people are friendly, you can feel the atmosphere of yesteryear Italy.

What makes this apartment unique

Both the apartments are so comfortable!

Ginestra, at the ground floor, has a little garden that we have filled with many varieties of flowers, and grape that ripens in September. It is wonderful in the morning: the sun rise right in front, the stone table in the garden is a perfect set for breakfast!

The big apartment Pervinca, at the first floor, is spacious and well equipped. It has a wonderful big garden behind the house that we decorated with many varieties of flowers for each season, Japanese maple trees, conifers and fruit trees. There is also a children's playhouse, and a barbecue. The highest part of the garden borders with the forest, also owned by us, from there you can enjoy the view of the lake, and among the ancient pines there's a wooden table where it's nice to have lunch.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Electricity calculate on consumption at the end of your stay € 0,50/kwh (usually in one week in Ginestra is around 20€).
Central gas heating on request, command on/off in the apartment, calculate on consumption at the end of your stay €1.50/h


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Breglia in Plesio

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hairdryer and fan heater
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Room with double bed; on request we provide a cot that is conveniently next to the cabinet. From the window of the bedroom offers a beautiful view over the roofs of the medieval village and the mountains. is oriented to the east: the morning opening the window offers a view of the sun rising.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The village is medieval and streets are pedestrian only: car access is at 30 metres from the house, big free public car parking is at 80 meters from the house. Wi-Fi in the apartment, and also available by the local bar-restaurant, at 50 metres from the house; open every day, good food: breakfast service 6€, tourist menu 16€, or menu a la carte. Pets welcome. Fenced gardens. On request cot and high chair for children (free, based on availability). Outside: Apartment Ginestra has a private garden, directly from the living area. Has a stone table, chairs, deckchairs, umbrella. Apartment Pervinca has a terrace on the entrance and a big wonderful private garden with woods directly from the living area. Has also patio with outdoor furniture, barbecue, children area with a wood house.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Ginestra (1 Bedroom)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say..... we had a great 2 week stay! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Lucia was extremely kind and made us feel welcome from the start. She was very helpful in regards information about the area and things to do / see and provided us with leaflets and maps which came in very useful. The apartment was perfect for us, a couple and our dog. The apartment and garden are secure although it does not feel necessary. The neighbourhood of Breglia is very friendly and people always speak. There are several walks from the village that provide excellent views over Lake Como. The public parking near the church is great, always plenty of space to park. We eat a few times at the Hotel Breglia and the meals were lovely and reasonably priced.

Overall we had a fantastic stay and I cannot praise Lucia and the apartment enough. We would love to come back and hopefully we shall!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
94 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar Breglia, with breakfast service
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Menaggio golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Varenna (by ferry)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Como Nord and Lugano Nord
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant Bar Breglia
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Madesimo
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Lido di Menaggio with swimming pool at 7km.

Lido di Cadenabbia with swimming pool at 8km.

Nearest public beach at 7km.

Travel:

Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate & Bergamo airports are all at about 1hr 30 mins from the apartments.

The village is bus served (from 6am to 6pm) but car hire is recommended.

Distances:

Menaggio 7km.

Bellagio 7km+12 minutes ferry.

Varenna 7km + 12 minutes ferry.

Lugano 30km.

Como 35km.

Further Details:

A good restaurant bar is at 50 metres from the house: it offers traditional Italian cuisine and local specialities.

At 100 meters public garden for children.

Just 400 meters from the house along a scenic path you can reach the famous water spring 'Chiarella'.

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