Luxury Country House in Idyllic Rural Setting Above Lake Garda Sleeps 10 + Cots(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Ultra-comfortable family house with huge Aga kitchen and magnificent views
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).
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Member since: 2009
- 250 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- OfflineRDD $527.77
- No additional mandatory fees
- Taxes Not included
50% deposit to be paid on booking. The remainder should be paid within 2 weeks of arrival
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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
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 Caprino Veronese, Verona, Italy:
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. The house seems to have grown naturally out of the hill side which makes it the perfect idyllic rural escape from city life and stress but close enough to all the amenities. Monte Baldo is a magic mountain.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. Eagles fly high in the sky; deer. foxes, badgers and a huge variety of butterflies abound. A perfect retreat from the summer heat.
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Front entrance to property from the rustic 'corte'. The house is not isolated
Back view of property showing rural mountain setting
First floor sitting room with boudoir grand piano, leather sofa and armchairs.
Huge well-equipped country kitchen with AGA range as well as modern gas cooker.
Kitchen access to garden dining area
First floor bedroom with panoramic windows and small balcony
2nd floor ensuite double bedroom with wooden beams and panoramic view
2nd floor double bedroom with exposed beams
2nd floor bathroom with jacuzzi bath and panoramic view over the garden
Ground floor library/play room with garden access
Ground floor arched stone 'cantina' once used for storing cheese, ham and salami
Front entrance with table area to catch the afternoon sun
Back view of house showing ground floor kitchen leading onto outside dining area
View of and from the back garden showing unspoilt mountain meadows and woodland.
Sitting room open fireplace with leather sofa and armchairs as well as books. l
Gas-fired AGA cooker
Ist floor bedroom with panoramic windows and narrow balcony overlooking valley
2nd floor ensuite bedroom (in winter) with mountain view
2nd floor en suite bathroom with shower
View of garden from 2nd floor double bedroom
2nd floor twin-bedded bedroom overlooking the 'corte'.
Ground floor library/play room with french windows and garden access
View of the ancient rustic 'corte' to which the house belongs
House seen from the back garden
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