Dec 2011

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
3 Bathrooms

About our home

This is our permanent home, the home of our dreams which we finished building in 2011 with lots of TLC. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do and will make yourselves at home. It is on three floors.

On the ground floor there is a double garage, very large designer kitchen, complete with dumb waiter, laundry room and bathroom and of course hall. The first floor consists of a very large L shaped living room divided into three area - library, sitting room and dining room. There is a double bedroom on this floor and a bathroom with shower.

There is a huge master bedroom in the attic with beautiful wooden beams and a beautiful master bathroom with both shower and jacuzzi bath.

Our views are so spectacular that no photograph does them justice and anyone who comes spends at least 15 minutes in our car park with their mouths open. Vernie always wanted views of the Swiss Alps and I always wanted lake views, we never dreamt that it would be possible to have both!

The neighbourhood is absolutely fantastic with lots of bars, restaurants and shops. We live only a stone's throw from Lake Mergozzo which is the cleanest lake in Italy - great for swimming and canooing as no motor vehicles are allowed on this lake. Valgrande National Park, Italy's biggest national park, is just behind our house and you can go for fantastic walks - if you're lucky you will see wild horses. Or, you can spend the day island hopping around the famous Boromean islands or have a drink on the lake in Stresa.
Milan is only an hour away with it's shopping, art galleries and museums, not forgetting of coruse the magnificent Duomo cathedral or Leonardo's castle. Don't forget to book your slot at the Last Supper.


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More about us

  1. We are Vernie and Maria and are both from Hamilton in Scotland (see our other listing). We love travelling and have already done countless exchanges all over the world. In fact our Christmas card list has grown somewhat since we started home exchanging and we have even exchanged several times with some of them. We have been living in Italy for many years and both run our own businesses, we can give you lots of information which will make you enjoy your stay.

  2. We have two cats, one you will never see, the other you will fall in love with. He likes a bit of attention and feeding, therefore if you don't like cats this is not a good option for you. Not necessary to feed him every day as he also has a dispenser.

  3. Car exchange considered. A car is necessary when staying at our place in Italy.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Lots of restaurants
Cool bars
Lots of bars
Cozy cafés
plenty of cafes
Retail therapy
great shopping
Bit of culture
Milan just an hour away
Walks in the park
Fab walks in the mountains all around
Spot of exercise
swimming, sailing, canoing etc
Day tripping
Milan, Turin, Genova, Mountains

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