Northern lakes - Moltrasio
Villa Agata – Moltrasio – Lake Como
6 Bedrooms – Heated Pool – Gym - Sauna
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Agata is located just above the western banks of the world-famous Lake Como, which is home to a whole host of intellectuals, artists and celebrities. Lake Como has been an elite destination since the times of the Roman Empire and its glamorous inhabitants, deep blue water, wooded hillsides and dramatic Alpine backdrop are guaranteed to find a lasting place in your heart. Picturesque Moltrasio will do the same and this pretty town inspired the composer Vincenzo Bellini to write his opera La Straniera and part of La Sonnambula here. The fashion designer Gianni Versace had a house here in Moltrasio and during their time, both Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill were frequent visitors.
The nearby village of Cernobbio dates back to the 12th century and sits at the foot of Mount Bisbino and offers everything you might need in the way of shops, restaurants and services. There is also a wonderful viewpoint, known locally as the Riva di Cernobbio. The larger town of Como is a twenty-minute drive and contains numerous churches, works of art, museums, theatres, palaces and public gardens. For the walkers, there is a funicular which runs up to the village of Brunate, 700 metres above Como. It is the starting point for some spectacular walking tracks and has superb views of the Alps. Como is famous for its silk and you can either see the full silk-making processes or just sit in the lively piazzas and watch the world go by. Como also hosts various international speed boat races and becomes a magnet for the rich and famous.
Villa Agata is in an ideal position for exploring the marvels of Lake Como and is about an hour's drive from the romantic gem of Bellagio. Bellagio is known locally as La Perla del Lago (the pearl of the lake) for its outstanding beauty, quality restaurants, local trattorias, chic shopping and of course the famous Italian homemade gelato ice cream.
There is plenty to do on the waters of Lake Como. A whole host of water sports are available and it's easy to spend an entire day sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing and kite surfing. There are water skiing schools in Lezzeno, a hydro-plane school for pilots in the town of Como and three sailing schools in Dervio.
Villa Agata is less than 4 km from Cernobbio, 10 km from the town of Como and an hour's drive around the lake to Bellagio. The city centre of Milan is an hour from the villa. Milan's international Malpensa airport is only 60 km away and both Linate and Bergamo are less than an hour and a half by car.
The Property. This elegant lakeside property dates back to the early 1900s and it has been refurbished to a high standard. Villa Agata can sleep up to a total of 11 guests and offers a flexible combination of sumptuous accommodation spread out between the main villa and the adjacent tower. The main villa sleeps six (plus one) guests and has two double bedrooms on the first floor, one with a balcony and the other with a private, furnished terrace. There is a single room that can easily become a twin bedroom if necessary as the bed opens out to provide a second mattress. Each bedroom has its own air conditioning, Smart TV, safe, luggage rack, kettle, bathrobes and slippers for your comfort. Two bathrooms, one with a bathtub, complete the first floor. There is a further single bed in the loft with its own bathroom. The tower sleeps four guests and acts as a romantic guest house right next to the main house.
The ground floor features breathtaking views over the lake from the various, gorgeous sitting areas. The whole villa is filled with light thanks to the large windows and French doors and you'll find the furnishings of designer quality. With the modern stereo system, you can organise the music throughout the house, garden and pool area directly from your smartphone. The dining room is spacious and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for recreating some authentic, local dishes. Otherwise, why not get in a professional chef to do the hard work for you whilst you sip an aperitif on the terrace or by the pool? An extra bathroom and laundry area complete the ground floor.
The gardens are superb and feature a large swimming pool and hot tub for up to 6 people. There is also a useful outdoor shower and plenty of sun loungers for topping up your sun tan. You'll also find a gym and a sauna featuring chromotherapy options.
- 4 Double bedrooms, each with a Smart TV, a safe, a luggage rack, a kettle, bathrobes, slippers
- 2 Single rooms, one has the possibility of becoming a twin room if required
- Each bathroom has a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries
- Air conditioning in all rooms of the main villa
- Wi-Fi in the main villa, gardens and pool area
- Smart TV
- Washing machine and dryer
- Microwave oven, traditional oven and ventilated oven, Nespresso and American coffee machines, dishwasher, ice machine
- Multi-room music system in the main villa, garden and pool area but not the guest house
- Heated swimming pool (8.5m x 3m) with lake view
- Hot tub for up to 6 people
- Sauna with chromotherapy controls
- Housekeeping (1 hour/day)
- Daily cleaning (4 hours/day)
- Change of bed linen every three days
- Daily change of bath linen and pool towels
- Daily hot tub cleaning
- 2 Baby cots
- 2 High chairs
- Welcome water bottles (12 still and 12 sparkling)
- Private parking for up to 6 cars in the garage
- Lift from garage to the main entrance
Extra services on request:
- Pool heating (€50/day)
- Main villa and guest house heating (€50/day each)
- Private tours
- Taxi boat
- Live music
- Wine selection
- Professional chef
- Cooking classes
- Catering services
- Private home cook
- Daily breakfast
- Grocery shopping
- Daily newspaper delivery
- Laundry and ironing
- Hairdresser and beautician
- Baby sitting service
* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.
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