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Luxury Country House in Idyllic Rural Setting Above Lake Garda Sleeps 10 + Cots

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Solid stone walls and big panoramic picture windows in two of the bedrooms.

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Albisano house description

Family dream house in rural hillside setting above Lake Garda. Panoramic views from huge picture windows. 4 beautiful bedrooms. Ample square country kitchen with Aga; ultra-comfortable generously-sized sitting room with local-marble fireplace, boudoir grand piano and wide-screen TV. Satellite internet with wi-fi in house and garden. Studio-bedroom containing DVD and video collection; arched stone-ceilinged breakfast room/cantina, library/dining room with over 1000 books. 4 lovely bathrooms including laundry area. Magnificent walking/hiking and mountain biking from the doorstep in unpretentious, undiscovered and unspoiled area with clean, almost-mountain air. Sleeps 10 comfortably + travel cots. 18 inch stone walls throughout keep it warm in winter and delightfully cool in summer. Nearby riding, windsurf, sailing, hang gliding, Gardaland amusement park, historic Verona with summer opera season + street theatre and concerts. Celebrated local wines cheeses salamis and seasonal fruit & veg (asparagus, radicchio etc).

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib

            4 poster bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            picture window...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            picture window...moreless

          • The four bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate travel cots if necessary, and one of the 2 double sofa beds in the studio bedroom is an easily-moved futon....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet

            panoramic view from the jacuzzi...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

            local pink marble shower and basin stand - rather special...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            also laundry room ...moreless

          • The ground floor bathroom is also a laundry room containing washing machine and laundry sink. The first floor bathroom is rather posh as the shower base and wash basin stand are custom-made from local pink marble, and being situated next to the entrance area and sitting room it is the one that non-staying guests would use. The three bedrooms on the second floor have 2 bathrooms - one en suite, while the other has a panoramic view over the valley and hills opposite to be enjoyed from the jacuzzi. All 4 bathrooms are fitted with electrically heated towel rails...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The property is located in a rural hamlet where two local dairy farmers take their herds out to pasture each day and bring them back to the stables to be milked. Anyone looking for an 'away-from-it-all' reading and stodging holiday immersed in the bucolic sounds of Heidi's cow bells, green pastures and meadow fruits and flowers need never use their car once the food shopping has been accomplished. However there are abundant 'activities' within a 20 minute radius, including riding stables, hang-gliding on Monte Baldo, all the sports, swimming and sunbathing of Lake Garda including Gardaland, as well as the historical, literary and architectural delights of Verona, Venice etc. The kitchen is equipped with a 2-oven gas-fired cream-coloured Aga cooker which is usually turned off during the very hot midsummer weather. There is also a fitted gas corner hob as well as an electric oven/grill which cater just as well to the needs of 10+ family gatherings. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Arrival Day

                  • Negotiable

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Jacuzzi

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Location

                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Villafranca Verona
                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Peschiera
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Affi

                              Car: Necessary

                              Nearby Lake Garda with sailing, windsurf, swimming, sunbathing, magnificent scenery, beautiful romantic lakeside villages. Verona only 45 km and saturated with architecture to die for from the Roman Arena and outdoor Roman Theatre onwards, including some of Italy's finest Romantic churches, Medieval castles, Gothic basilicas, elegant squares and stylish shops. A tourist's heaven of bars, restaurants and local trattorias. Summer opera season in the Arena and Jazz/followed by Shakespeare Festival in the Roman Theatre. Venice is 2 hours by car: Florence 3 hours. Gardaland - 30 mins, is one of Europe's biggest amusement parks. Monte Baldo, upon which the house is located is a treasure trove of indigenous flora and fauna including rare orchids. A hiker's and mountain biker's paradise, setting off from your own doorstep for panoramic excursions that will make your head spin with the natural beauty of the Italian scenery. Local wines include Soave, Valpolicella, Custoza, Amarone, Ripasso, etc

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2000

                              About the owner: I grew up in Oxford and London but have spent the past 35 years in Verona, married to a local Italian, bringing up our four children and teaching English in the state school system.

                              Why the Owner Chose Albisano:
                              When I bought the property in 2000 it was a complete ruin: the roof had caved in twenty years previously and a sizeable tree was flourishing inside the playroom. Two brothers, Alessandro and Agostino, both expert in conservative building restoration took three years to renovate the property, knocking down the outer walls and rebuilding from scratch, using the original hand-shaped local stone blocks. To begin with they both thought that Moie was ridiculously far off the beaten track (3 miles off the main road). But within two years of finishing they had married two sisters living on a dairy farm even further up the mountain at Padonego, and now their children spend all summer long like Heidi and Peter playing in the meadows and running wild. Monte Baldo is a magic mountain.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              In the local Veronese dialect, the word Moie means 'wet'. Underground streams abound here, and less than half a mile away from the hamlet a freshwater spring supplies pure drinking water to the surrounding area as far as Lake Garda. Spiazzi - just 2 kilometres as the crow flies on the opposite side of the valley - has been a place of spiritual enlightenment and pilgrimage for centuries. I, personally was so struck by the 'rightness' and 'harmony' of the place that I had made an offer within 2 hours of first seeing it. Eagles fly high in the sky; deer. foxes, badgers and a variety of butterflies abound, and there are wild bear sightings in the area.


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                              Speaks: english, italian

                               

                              Photos

                              • Solid stone walls and big panoramic picture windows in two of the bedrooms.

                                Solid stone walls and big panoramic picture windows in two of the bedrooms.

                              • Gas-fired Aga cooker with two ovens for winter cooking and cosiness

                                Gas-fired Aga cooker with two ovens for winter cooking and cosiness

                              • Sitting room with a large working fireplace

                                Sitting room with a large working fireplace

                              • The traditionally stone-vaulted 'cantina' dining room opens onto the garden

                                The traditionally stone-vaulted 'cantina' dining room opens onto the garden

                              • Library/playroom with french windows leading into the garden

                                Library/playroom with french windows leading into the garden

                              • Ist Floor studio/bedroom

                                Ist Floor studio/bedroom

                              • 2nd floor double bedroom with large picture window and en suite bathroom

                                2nd floor double bedroom with large picture window and en suite bathroom

                              • Extra futon sofa bed in 2nd floor bedroom

                                Extra futon sofa bed in 2nd floor bedroom

                              • 2nd floor bathroom en suite with shower

                                2nd floor bathroom en suite with shower

                              • Ground floor bathroom and utility room, with shower

                                Ground floor bathroom and utility room, with shower

                              • Large, airy kitchen with a traditional gas hob for cooking in summer

                                Large, airy kitchen with a traditional gas hob for cooking in summer

                              • Sitting room with a boudoir grand Bluthner piano

                                Sitting room with a boudoir grand Bluthner piano

                              • sitting room

                                sitting room

                              • Dining room in the vaulted-ceilinged 'cantina'

                                Dining room in the vaulted-ceilinged 'cantina'

                              • Doorway leading from the 'cantina' dining room to the Library/playroom

                                Doorway leading from the 'cantina' dining room to the Library/playroom

                              • Library/playroom

                                Library/playroom

                              • 1st floor studio/bedroom with panoramic picture window

                                1st floor studio/bedroom with panoramic picture window

                              • 2nd floor double bedroom with four-poster bed

                                2nd floor double bedroom with four-poster bed

                              • 2nd floor double bedroom with twin single beds

                                2nd floor double bedroom with twin single beds

                              • 2nd floor bathroom with jacuzzi bath

                                2nd floor bathroom with jacuzzi bath

                              • Exposed wooden beams on 1st and 2nd floor ceilings

                                Exposed wooden beams on 1st and 2nd floor ceilings

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                              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Member since: 2009
                              Speaks: english, italian
                              • Calendar last updated 07/05/2014
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