Romantic 200 Year Old Stage Coach Inn - Biganzolo
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'CASA DEGLI AMICI', house of friends is ideal for large families and/or groups of friends. It is located in the village of Biganzolo on the west bank of Lago Maggiore - about 18 miles from Ascona in Switzerland (heading south) or about 40 miles drive from Milano Malpensa Airport (going north). Biganzolo, hidden behind tall trees , is on a quiet side-road about 300 meters from the shore and well away from the main road. It is part of the joint municipality of Verbania and one of the many small romantic villages nestled on the hillsides along the lake.
Lago Maggiore, although known to be a tourist attraction, remains rather unspoiled by mass tourism like for instance the Toscana.
The house is about 200 years old and has been a family property for more than 70 years. It was renovated in 2001 under the strict provisions of a preservation order, due to its position in the historical centre of the village near the church.
From the old granite staircase you get into the four double rooms (one on each side of the floor) with antique furniture and view of the lake, provided with washing facilities.
The well equipped kitchen and the dining-room are on the ground floor, each with an open chimney (wood incl.) and a large table.
The big bathroom with two showers and WC and a separate WC are between both floors on the mezzanine.
Behind the house, with separate entrance from the garden, there is a mini-apartment with two rooms, one with a double bed and the other with a single bed and cooking facility. Bathroom in between.
The house gardens (ca. 2.000 sq. meters) provide places to relax in the shade of palm trees, mature fig trees, camelias and rhododendrons with enough space for children to play. There is also a tortoise running about. A little pond with goldfish invites for meditation. The garden offers as well a covered seating area with barbecue.
The nearest bathing-beach is only about 5 walking minutes down the footpath to the lake. The public beach joins yachting club with bar. A few steps above on the central place of the village is a restaurant that offers excellent regional cooking.
Nearby Intra is a lovely picturesque town with cafes, ice-cream, restaurants as well as boutiques and many typical small shops. There are also some supermarkets. A wonderful lake side promenade leads to a little harbour and the ferry station.
'LA VECCHIA SCUDERIA' - 2BR Apartment
Special offer for up to four persons: Restored building with modern comfort
The 'VECCHIA SCUDERIA' was originally a coach house including stables and a barn. The Lauster family transformed it in 2001 into a beautiful holiday house with a modern accommodation for guests.
The holiday apartment 'TOCE' is suitable for families or couples. Facilities include fireplace, barbecue, large garden, 2 double-bedrooms, child's bed and baby-cot. From the panorama patio you can enjoy a view of the lake.
Accommodation with elegant atmosphere in a wonderful environment
On the ground floor there are utility rooms and a large (26 sqm. plus own WC) room for group meetings, exhibitions, seminars, yoga and other events. This room is also available for renting.
On the first floor there is the lovingly furnished holiday apartment 'TOCE' (100 sqm.) . From the patio with views of the lake you can look down and see the gardens of the 'CASA DEGLI AMICI' which are also accessible to guests in the 'VECCHIA SCUDERIA'.
The apartment has central heating for the winter months. The generous living area (37 sqm) includes a seating area around the open-fireplace, a spacious kitchen and an eating area. The kitchen is equipped with a 4-burner gas hob and electric oven, a micro-wave grill, dish-washer, fridge with ice-box. Naturally there are also a toaster and an espresso machine. The digital satellite unit receives a range of European broadcasters and there is also a CD player. W-LAN/WIFI is available.
There is ample space on the lake-view patio to relish your meals in the open-air or to enjoy a siesta on a deck chair. The bordering gardens offer our guests a quiet place amongst palms, rhododendrons, camellias and fig trees, a place for a quiet read or a siesta.
Prices per week:
spring 29th March 2014 until 4th July 2014 750,- Euro
summer 5th July 2014 until 12th September 2014 880- Euro
autumn 13th September 2014 until 7th November 2014 700,- Euro
winter 8th November 2014 until 30th January 2015 650,- Euro
These prices include all incidental costs. However the final cleaning (40,- Euro) should be paid for in situ. There are also surcharges for the use of the group room (with multi-media facilities) as well as for heating in spring and autumn (5,- Euro per day) if specifically requested by the guest.
We request that you bring your own bedding and towels. Please do not bring any pets.
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This property has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 12 people
|Spumante||1 Double||2||Washing facility|
|Grappa||1 Double||2||Washing facility|
|Campari||1 Double, 1 Child size||2||Washing facility|
|Dolce Vita||1 Double||2||Washing facility|
|Pane||1 Double||2||Separate entrance|
|Panino||1 Single/Twin||1||Separate entrance|
This property has 4 bathrooms
|Bathroom 1||full||Toilet, Shower||2 showers, 2 basins|
|Bathroom 2||full||Toilet, Shower||For rooms 'Pane'&'Panino'|
|Bathroom 3||half||Toilet||With basin|
|Bathroom4||full||Toilet, Shower||In the garden with washing mashine|
|Activities||SailingTennisCyclingMountain BikingScuba DivingWalkingFishingSkiingWater SkiingGolfParaglidingWind SurfingSwimmingEco TourismHikingMountain Climbing|
|Outdoor Features||MountaineeringBalconyGardenPatioParkingGarden ChairsOutdoor Grill|
|Nearby Facilities||ATM/BankMarinaGroceriesMassage TherapistShoppingRestaurants|
|Leisure||Paddle BoatingSight SeeingFreshwater FishingOutlet Shopping|
|Nearby Facilities, Attractions, and Services||Golf Privileges OptionalScenic Drives|
|Kitchen||Fully Equipped KitchenGrillStove Top BurnersWashing MachineIron & BoardRefrigeratorCoffee MakerDish WasherRefrigerator Mini SizeCooking UtensilsSpicesToasterBlenderOvenFreezerHighchairEspresso Machine|
|Entertainment||TelevisionSatellite Or CableBooksStereo SystemCD PlayerGames KidsRadio|
|Outside||Outdoor Grill CharcoalScreened Porch/LanaiPorch/LanaiTerraceParking Off StreetWalkway To Water|
|Onsite Equipment||BarbecueInflatable BoatHairdryer|
|General||FireplaceChildren WelcomeGolf AvailableInternet|
-Local Maps & Activities Guide
Seasonal rates 2016
|Rate Category||Period||Rates||Minimum Stay|
€263 per Night
*** Default rates are subject to change. Please confirm the rates prior to booking.
-Final Cleaning & All Extras, Except Linen & Towels
-Please Bring in Own Bed Linen & Towels, If Not Possible Linen Rental Available at 15.00 Euro per Person
-Surcharge for Central Heating in Spring & Autumn, If Expressly Requested by the Guests is 15 Euro per Day
-1/3 Of Agreed Rate Within 10 days of Receiving Written Confirmation of the Booking
-Balance Is to Be Paid Free of Charges for Us at Least 3 Weeks Before Arrival
-We Recommend That You Take Out Holiday-Cancellation Insurance
-Last Minute Rates on Request!
Property Availability (Next 12 Months)
Legend: Available Booked
Location Type: Village
The owner advises that a car is recommended for this location.
-'The Casa degli Amici', The 'Vecchia Scuderia' and surrounding gardens are situated in the middle of the old village with view of the church and the lake.
-Nearest Airport: Milano-Malpensa at 40 Miles
-Nearest Ferry: Intra ferry boat to the east bank at 2 Miles
-Nearest Train: Verbania-Pallanza at 12 Miles
-Nearest Motorway: Gravellona T. - Verbania exit at 14 Miles
-Nearest Beach: at 300 Meters
-Shopping can be done in Intra a lovely and romantic 20 minute walk or 5 minute car ride away in a modern supermarket, or Saturdays in the farmers market, which sells everything from salami to baby diapers. Much fun!
-Other Activities: boccia, hiking in the romantic Val Grande National Reserve
-Golf: The three golf courses in the vicinity are even partially open in winter
The Alps to the north and the mountainous surroundings of this area offer a wonderful opportunity for outdoor activities. Val Grande National Park, to mention one of many hiking opportunities, located only minutes by car from Biganzolo is an undiscovered and multifaceted paradise for hikers. It offers trails to roaring waterfalls in wild canyons, mountain streams, beech- and chestnut forests and little stone villages, mostly abandoned,
Built centuries ago from stones quarried from the mountain sides. At the end of trails you might find an eight hundred year old church or monastery or a quaint little village in which to have ice cream and a cool drink of water. Views from mountain tops are breathtaking and always worth the effort.
Also there is the lake. Scheduled ferries connect all villages and towns along the huge lake, but the highlights are of course the Borromeo Islands, Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatore which offer castles and botanical gardens.
Also visit the numerous cultural and socialevents at Stresa and Pallanza, Locarno and Ascona.
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