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Welcoming comfortable apartment 2/5 sleeps in a quaint medieval village - WiFi

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful location, cozy "home from home", paradise for keen walkers, perfectly positioned to discover Italian Lakes

The apartment is located in the oldest and picturesque part of Breglia, up genuinely medieval alleyways, at the first floor of an ancient building totally recently restored. It has fine finishes, such as good wood windows double glazed, and a brand new modern kitchen, well equipped with pots and pans, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee pots, fridge, spacious freezer. The apartment has modern TV, and WiFi is available in the courtyard entrance. A cozy fireplace is so glad in cold evenings (we provide for free a generous basket of firewood)!! Bathroom is spatious, has fan heater and hair-dryer. On request we provide baby cot and baby high chair (without charge, based on availability).

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 (small village in the municipality of Plesio, over Menaggio) is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous lake places as Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna.

The village offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay, an ideal starting point for walkers wishing to explore the many marked routes in the surrounding: here 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.

Please note:

the apartment is in the heart of the historical centre, it hasn't panoramic view, it looks the surrounding buildings and the cobbled alleyways: you can enjoy lake view and panoramas at few meters from the house, just outside the village and along the paths in the surroundings. Woods and meadows are at just few meters outside the village.

More Details

Owner
Teresa & Lucia
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Teresa & Lucia

This was the birthplace of my ancestors, now is the place of our vacation, even for a short “few hours” break, as it is few minutes driving from the most famous and busiest places on Lake Como.

About Breglia I really appreciate the peace and the enchanting woods where walking between chestnut trees. One of my favorite destinations is the small chapel of San Domenico, it looks like a balcony on the lake! Is an easy flat route, less than an hour.

Just 10 minutes from the house walking in the woods there is a source of an excellent mineral water.

Why Teresa & Lucia chose Plesio

For those who love the ancient and charming sites this is the place: the house is in the oldest part of the village, next to the medieval tower (XII century) and in front of what was once a convent of Dominican monks (XV century). Walking through the village you can admire the ancient stone portals and fountains where the water is still good to drink.

What makes this apartment unique

We recently renewed our apartment, equipping among other things of a beautiful spacious well-equipped kitchen, new bedroom's furniture and a modern tv. What I always enjoyed in my home was the fireplace, with a glass door and an internal heating system: perfect in autumn evenings and rainy days!! The house hasn’t a panoramic view, as is inside the heart of the village: windows look at the alleys and at the surroundings buildings. But if you want a comfortable apartment that is, and you can enjoy stunning views just at few meters outside the village, where the ancient alleyways entering the woods becoming mule tracks. Car parking is not a problem here, is at about 80 meters from the house: a large square behind the Church, free, with no time limits!! The village has also a regular bus service from/to Menaggio (bus n. C13)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Abbiamo trascorso qui tre piacevolissimi giorni, dedicati alla scoperta dei sentieri delle montagne di Breglia. Questo è veramente il paradiso degli escursionisti: panorami eccezionali e tanti percorsi, dai più facili ai più impegnativi. Nell'appartamento la proprietaria ha preparato informazioni turistiche dettagliate, ed una mappa del paese e dei sentieri circostanti disegnata da lei con indicati i punti di interesse: è stata una guida utilissima nelle passeggiate più prossime al paese, migliore della guida Kompass!!!

L'appartamento è pulitissimo, spazioso e conforme alla descrizione fatta dalla proprietaria. Come indicato chiaramente sul sito non ha vista panoramica, essendo nel cuore del paesino le finestre guardano solo gli edifici circostanti, ma per noi non ha importanza: è stato una comoda base di partenza per le escursioni, e dal prezzo molto conveniente!! Basta fare pochi passi per entrare nel bosco che circonda il paese e godere di bei panorami. Torneremo ancora.
May 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Breglia in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Hairdryer and fan heater
  • Bathroom has bath with shower over; wc, bidet, washbasin; fan heater and hair-dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 2/5 1 bedroom with double bed, on request we provide a baby cot (without charge). In the living room there are 1 double sofa bed and 1 single sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • 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 alleyways are pedestrian only: a very spatious free public parking is at about 80-100 meters from the house. Car parking is not a problem in Breglia!! WiFi is available in the courtyard at the entrance, and by the bar-restaurant at 100 metres from the house: good local food at good price: breakfast service/lunch/dinner. Car/bike rental in Menaggio; convenient self service coin-operated washer + dryer is in Loveno, on the road from Menaggio to Breglia, at 4km from us. The apartment is in the heart of the medieval village, it hasn't panoramic view: windows look at the surrounding buildings, at the small alleys and at the little courtyard at the entrance. Outside: Little courtyard at the entrance, with chair and a little table Utility Room: A closet is between the living room and the bathroom, equipped with spacious hangers, and cleaning gear as broom, brush, basin, bucket, clothes horse, clothes pegs, iron and ironing board.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

True Italian experience! Very friendly & cosy!

  • 5 of 5

The time at Lucia's apartment was amazing - the flat is on a mountain in a typical Italian village. This place is not touristic at all and the host - Lucia - is amazingly friendly and helped us out a lot! She's a great guide and gave us excellent advices to discover the surrounding - the water source and viewing points for instance. We received a free bottle of water and a bottle of sparkling wine, in the morning we got fresh bread for free. Very nice place - I would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Un soggiorno da favola

  • 5 of 5

Breglia sembra uscito da una favola: un nucleo medievale circondato da boschi, prati, panorami incantevoli! Passeggiare lungo i sentieri e nei boschi è stata la nostra attività preferita. La signora ci ha messo a disposizione mappe particolareggiate, alcune disegnate da lei stessa, indicandoci i percorsi migliori. Non perdetevi il sentiero di San Domenico! Bella pure la via dei monti lariani che attraversa il centro storico del paese, passando proprio dinanzi al cortile di ingresso della casa. Delle volte al mattino scendevamo a piedi al paese vicino, Calveseglio (25 minuti attraverso i sentieri) , dove al bar prendevamo la colazione: servono deliziose brioches ancora calde e il cappuccino è ottimo!! Il paese è anche servito da bus da e per Menaggio, un mattino abbiamo prolungato la nostra passeggiata fino a Menaggio tornando poi in bus.

L’appartamento è spazioso, molto pulito e dotata di ogni cosa, talmente bene organizzato da essere adatto anche per lunghi soggiorni. Abbiamo apprezzato in particolare la cucina: bella, ben rifinita, nuova, e attrezzata quanto una casa residenziale. Alla sera accendevamo il grazioso camino del soggiorno. Ogni cosa nella casa è nuovo e molto pulito. La connessione WiFi è a disposizione gratuitamente e si riceve all’ingresso del cortile.

In paese c’è un ristorante con bar, vi abbiamo cenato un paio di volte: il cibo è semplice, buono ed abbondante. Per quanto riguarda i negozi il più vicino è a Calveseglio, e poi a Menaggio si trovano ogni genere di negozi e supermercati.

Consigliamo senza esitazione una vacanza a Breglia, è per chi ama camminare e cerca la natura, la tranquillità, ed allo stesso tempo vuole una comoda base per visitare il lago di Como: in pochi minuti in auto e in traghetto si raggiungono i luoghi più famosi, come Bellagio, Varenna, la villa del Balbianello … E senza esitazione consigliamo di alloggiare in questa casa! Confermiamo quanto scritto dai precedenti ospiti: il rapporto qualità –prezzo è ottimo!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A lovely apartment in a traditional village

  • 4 of 5

We have just had a fantastic 2 weeks here. From the start of the booking process through to the end of our holiday Lucia made everything easy and provided so much information on the area. Breglia, whilst not on the lake, has so much charm in its little cobbled alleys ( you can't your car in which adds to it) Our kids (15,12&8) loved going to the spring to get water....There is a lovely neighbour who gave us fresh bread, eggs and salad! The apartment had everything you need and is surprisingly spacious for only 1 bedroom and is an ideal place to stay if you want a peaceful location at the end of a busy day on the lake. Thank you Lucia for, in the words of our kids, "the best holiday ever" x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Quiet place where you can find the real atmosphere of little villages with true persons where still there. The owner has advice us about surrounding and about all the tourist attractions of region (great job).

The property is in middle of village and is very well maintained

We recommend this property for all the persons witch prefer one quiet holiday close to Como lake tourist attraction.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Appartamento ottimo, immerso in un'oasi di pace.

  • 5 of 5

Appartamento ottimo, ben arredato, funzionale, dotato di tutti i confort, come da descrizione.

La signora Lucia, il marito e i figli sono molto gentili e ospitali.

Lucia è stata una miniera di informazioni logistiche, e turistiche, sia per piccole escursioni a piedi vicino all'appartamento, sia per escursioni in macchina a lungo raggio, su tutto il lago di Como, il lago di Lugano, la Valtellina e la Valchiavenna.

L' appartamento è anche fornito di numerose piantine, guide turistiche, etc.

Consiglio vivamente la breve escursione dall'appartamento alla piccola cappella di S. Domenico (max 20 min. per l'andata), da cui potrete godere di una delle viste più belle del lago di Como: una chicca per pochi !!

Altra vista da non perdere quella dalla cima del Monte Sighignola (circa 1 ora), sopra Campione d'Italia, da cui si ammira, praticamente a 270 gradi, tutto il Lago di Lugano e le alpi sullo sfondo.

Breglia, situata in altura a circa 1 ora di macchina da Como, è in una posizione strategica per visitare comodamente tutto il Lago di Como e i dintorni. Si scende a Menaggio in 10 minuti, e ci si trova anche sulla strada per andare al Lago di Lugano (meno di 1 ora), o quella per andare in Valtellina (1 ora 1/2), piuttosto che in Val Chiavenna (poco più di 1 ora) o a Saint-Moritz (circa 2 ore) .

Unico inconveniente (o vantaggio !!) il cellulare non riceve quasi mai da dentro l'appartamento: tuttavia è sufficiente uscire e fare pochi metri per telefonare.

Il WiFi, condiviso dall'appartamento della gentilissima proprietaria, si riceve da fuori l'appartamento o al limite di fronte alla porta, tenendola aperta.

Concludendo un posto ideale per amanti della natura, delle passeggiate, e delle escursioni a piedi e in macchina. Sconsigliato per pantofolari amanti della mondanità :D

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi, grazie per gli apprezzamenti e per la descrizione a "360 gradi" del nostro piccolo mondo! Un abbraccio da Breglia! Lucia e famiglia
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5

Wunderschöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Unser Urlaub in Breglia war einfach nur traumhaft - die Gastfreundschaft und das pittoreske Breglia hat unsere Vorstellungen übertroffen - wir kommen sicher wieder!

Vielen Dank und alles Gute!

Monika, Christian, Nicolas und Olivier

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monika! I wait you in a next holiday:-) Greetings from Breglia! Lucia
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Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
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Additional pricing information

final cleaning £42.11

Extra charge: electricity calculate on consumption (€ 0,50/kwh).
Discounts for children: ask me personalized quotes and rates!!

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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