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Stunning secluded 4 Bedroom Lake Como Villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Sorico, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy

Villa Rustica is a beautiful Italian farmhouse with breathtaking views across Lake Mezzola to the mountains, it’s the perfect location for exploring the lakes, waterfront towns and surrounding valleys. Ideally suited to families, groups or for a truly romantic break, the villa has many traditional features such as beamed ceilings, a wood burning fire and terracotta tiled floors. With spectacular balcony views, a terraced garden, private access to Lake Mezzola and a unique and atmospheric cellar dining room, it has all the ingredients you need to ensure a very special holiday. Set in secluded grounds within 5 minutes of the lake and a short distance from Lake Como, take to the water, enjoy cycling and beautiful walking trails or just relax at one of the many superb restaurants and cafés. It’s a short drive to the charming towns of Gera Lario, Sorico and Colico and just a little further to Milan. The ski resorts of Val Malenco, Madesimo, St Moritz are also within easy reach.

Suzanna Fletcher
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Suzanna Fletcher

Hello, we are a British family and this is very much our home although we are working abroad at the moment and so have decided to rent out the house. We hope you will enjoy and care for it as much as we and our children do. Have fun.

Suzanna Fletcher purchased this villa in 2007

Why Suzanna Fletcher chose Sorico

We bought the house as a ruin in 2007 having lived in Milan and fallen in love with the northern tip of lake Como. The area is lovely all year round, it is close to the delights of lake Como, the valleys and mountains, but far away enough to have absolute seclusion and peace.

What makes this villa unique

When we are at the house, which is as much as possible, we ski in the winter, boat on the lake in the summer or just enjoy the seclusion of the woods and the walks from the doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at Sorico at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1: Bath and stand in shower, bidet, wc Bathroom 2: Walk in shower, bidet, wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Lake and mountain views. The cot can be moved,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 double bed and a bunk bed, sleeping 3 people in total.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , A very spaciaous room with balcony, lake and mountain views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , A bunk bed sleeping 2. Ideal for children, can sleep adults
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed and space for a baby cot. Direct balcony access with lake and mountain views. Bedroom 2: Double bed and a bunk bed with lake, woodland and mountain views. Bedroom 3: Double bed and space for a cot. A very spacious room with direct access to a private balcony with lake and mountain views. Bedroom 4: Bunk bed. Sleep two, ideal for children but can sleep adults.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: First floor. A short corridor connects two bedrooms and a bathroom with both a bath and shower. Bedroom 1 has direct access onto a wooden balcony with stunning views over the lake and mountains. It has a double bed, a built in wardrobe, a chest of drawers and space for a cot. Bedroom 2 contains a double bed and a bunk bed and is perfect for a small family or four children. It has a chest of drawers and views of the lake and mountains. Top floor. Bedroom 3 is a large double room with French windows the whole width of the house, giving spectacular views of the mountains. It also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 4 is a small room with a bunk bed. The spacious bathroom opposite has a large open shower. Outside: The secluded private and peaceful garden is terraced, with surrounding stone walls and extends into the woods and all around the house. There is a paved area outside the house with seating and a grass lawn on two levels. The lower level has a beautiful antique stone table, which easily seats 8 people. There is a traditional stone BBQ and a children’s climbing frame with swing, slide and playhouse. The lake is just 5 minutes walk away and is accessed via a path on private land. The path is rather steep and difficult in some places so do take care. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room including washing machine, dryer and clothes hanging space. There is also an ironing board and iron available in the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included with the property. The property is cleaned weekly prior to and during your stay and the linen and towels are also changed weekly. Cleaning, towels and linen and included in the price. Other: The original vaulted cellar is heated by a large wood burning fire, with a handmade rustic 10 seater oak table this is a unique and very special place to enjoy cool dining in the heat of the summer and cosy warmth in the depths of winter.


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Stunning secluded 4 Bedroom Lake Como Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A Beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house in April and were blessed with amazing weather for the entire week. The house itself was perfect for us with everything we could have needed or wanted. Our daughters had a bedroom each and bathroom on the first floor while my wife and I had the top floor all to ourselves. The views from the master bedroom over the lake to the mountains beyond are a delight and something we will both remember. The house has its own waterfront which you access via a steep pathway and we spent many hours playing in the water and on the shore. The area is great with much to do and we particularly enjoyed a day out in Chiavenna, a lovely town about 30 minutes away. There is also a large super market about 15 minutes from the house and numerous restaurants. You will need a 4x4 if you want to get to the front door alternatively there is a parking bay a short walk up the drive, but this is very steep.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults, 5 children) loved Villa Rustica. The house is beautiful and very well appointed; we were extremely comfortable. However, the key selling points have to be the stunning view and the tranquil setting. It's a truly lovely location. We greatly enjoyed dining outside on the terrace, amidst trees and overlooking the lake, and relaxing in the grounds.

While the house is secluded, there's lots to do if you're willing to travel a little way by car. We enjoyed Colico and it's nearby attractions; we took the ferry along Lake Como to Bellagio; and the children appreciated a trip to a treetop climbing.

We'd suggest arriving at the house with all necessary supplies (incl washing up liquid / dishwasher tablets) to avoid having to head back out to pick anything else up. It will save you time and you won't have to sacrifice time away from the views.

The house was spotlessly clean, the information provided was accurate and the owners' local representatives were helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Villa Rustica for 1 week in the middle of May.

We spent the entire week enjoying the local area and extensive grounds of the property which included private access to the lake (though this was a little on the steep side, but the end result was worth it). The property is stunning and lives up to it's name. Our early mornings were spent enjoying breakfast under the veranda and evenings sitting out by the lawn with a BBQ smoking away (and large glass of wine or three). We'd return here in a heartbeat (especially now we are used to the access road which was on the narrow side), but other than that it was an absolute delight and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Rustica

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday in this perfectly delightful house overlooking Lake Mezzola. From our very first correspondence with Suzanna and Alexis (the owners), we found them exceptionally helpful in every respect. Their team on the ground were also fantastic. the house is beautifully appointed, with everything there that one needed. you need to be fairly fit in order to enjoy the steep wooded path down to the lake, but we loved this, and felt as if we were characters in "Swallows and Amazons" . The views from the house are sensational, bbqs in the evenings overlooking the lake fabulous and just struggled to take in the beauty of it all. We would really recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Bergamo
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary


A car is essential. The easiest way to reach Villa Rustica is to fly to one of the three Milan airports (Malpensa, Linate, Bergamo) and hire a car. Depending on traffic, the three airports are between a 1 ½ hr and 2 ½ hr drive from the villa, Bergamo usually being the quickest.

Bringing or hiring a Sat Nav is a good idea. You can stock up on supplies on the way at the Iperal supermarket in Piantedo.

Alternatively you can combine trains and ferries via Milan, Saronno and Como.


Albonico and Dascio are each a 20 minute walk and provide restaurants.

Shopping is a short drive away to Sorico, Gera Lario and Nuovo Olonio, all within 10km.

Further Details:

As well as enjoying the outstanding natural beauty and countryside there is lots to see and do in the surrounding area, from enjoying the delights of the local Italian cuisine to cycling, sailing, walking and winter sports.

Enjoy mountain biking from the doorstep or road biking from the top of the track, a short walk from the villa. The surrounding area is popular with cyclists, with numerous tracks and routes.

You can enjoy some fantastic walks from the villa, either by following a well marked path (Sentiero) or by exploring the hills above Albonico. A short drive and you can explore Valle dei Ratti or continue up Valchiavenna or Valtellina.

Lago Di Mezzola sits in the Pian Di Spagna nature reserve offering a haven of natural wildlife along the southern edge of the lake and the River Mera that connects Lago di Mezzola and Lago di Como. There are several other nature reserves in Valtellina a short drive away from Villa Rustica.

Lago di Mezzola has power boat speed restrictions and therefore is the ideal place to enjoy quieter water sports. Hire a boat and explore, walk twenty minutes along the roman path to Dascio and hire a canoe or take the day trip boat for a great day out.

Alternatively, head down to the town of Gera Lario which is a twenty minute drive and you can enjoy sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, wake-boarding and water-ski lessons.

By car or ferry, you can visit some of the famous villas and gardens of Lake Como including Villa Carlotta on your way to lunch on the only island on Lake Como, Comacina.

There is a great variety of places to eat, drink and soak up the local Italian atmosphere. The Enoteca Portovino on the edge of the old marina in Colico is a real treat in both summer and winter. Eating at a local Agriturismo, where they tend to serve a local set menu, is an inexpensive way to try local cuisine or why not just walk from the house to Trattoria Nives in Albonico or the restaurants of Dascio.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £131.11
Damage Deposit £437.03

Our rental rates for Villa Rustica give you exclusive use of the villa and all its facilities. The accommodation rates include the following:
• The entire villa, gardens and access to the lake;
• A one off meet and greet service to guide you from the main road to the house and transport your bags to the house if you do not have a 4WD vehicle;
• Bed linen;
• Bath, swimming and hand towels;
• Electricity, gas, heating and firewood;
• Free WiFi;
• The transport of your bags back to your vehicle at the end of the stay if required.

There is a fixed fee of EUR150 per week that covers:
• Cleaning and linen laundry after you check out at the end of your stay;
• Bed linen and towels will be changed weekly if your stay is for more than 7 nights;
• Weekly cleaning during your stay if your stay is for more than 7 nights.

Additional charges:
• All 10 beds will be prepared, regardless of how many people you book for, so there will be plenty of linen and towels. If you do require additional sheets, towels and cleaning, then these can be provided on request for a small additional fee.

During high season the minimum booking period is 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. For other periods, please enquire.
Please do note before booking that vehicle access all the way to the house is by four wheel drive (4WD) vehicle only, due to a relatively steep track. There is ample free parking at the house and also a short walk from the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.