Casa Ispirazione was renovated in the last few years to bring it up to a modern standard.
All rooms have central heating, the open plan living room/kitchen has additionally got a beautiful wood burning stove with a large glass window to bring extra atmosphere and warmth into the heart of the house. Around it is a large L shaped sofa for at least 6 with a bench next to it as well as tables for up to 9 people. The modern kitchen is perfectly equipped.
The upper bedroom1 as well as the just mentioned living room have each large sliding door windows of 2x3m, enabling breathtaking views and easy access to generously proportioned, roofed balconies (10 sqm).
A fantastic, sunny terrace of 10x10m, made with stone paving, with stunning open views and at the same time very private, south east facing (morning sun), gives you a flexible outdoor living-space : 1/3 is under a canopy of leafy vines, there is also a stone bench and stone sofa with a large umbrella for additional shade.
more about the location and shopping : As the google map above indicates, you take the road at Villadossola in the direction of Valle Antrona, to Montescheno, Barboniga until you reach the parking place at Valleggia. The road is sometimes really narrow and goes from 250m in Villadossola up to 850m in Valleggia. It is a beautiful drive through little villages, forests and open with many curves. For the 12km up or down it will take you about 15 minutes by car.
The casa ispirazione is situated on the south eastern fringe of the little village with open views to the south and east.
The terrace which is directly in front of the living room is next to the (somewhat wild) garden. You can walk to Montescheno to the shop (in 20 min down, more like 30 min up), or by car in 5 min, the shop is very well stocked.
In Villadossola or Domodossola, or in any other larger town in the Ossola Valley or by the lakes, you find shops and supermarkets selling practically everything and of course also lovely Italian food.
more about the house itself: To the west of casa ispirazione we have reconstructed another house, which does connect with the first at bedroom 4. Apart from this connection, both houses are totally independent and we sometimes stay in the 2nd house while we let the casa ispirazione.
as bedroom 4 is the only attached room to the new house and its kitchen and terrace,
we want to let it only in certain situations, if we can come to an agreement, to respect each others privacy.
more photos of the house: at https://picasaweb.google.com/108542842934101709352/ValleggiaCasaIspirazione you can see a gallery with many more photos of the house and the surrounding area in full size on your computer screen.
If you would like to get a more detailed description of the swimming possibilities, I can send it to you per email.