Extraordinary villa, complete with tennis court and swimming pool in historic hamlet close to the lake front town of Menaggio.
This is like a classic manor house away from the hustle and bustle and exuding charm and complete privacy and featuring beautiful reception rooms of generous proportion and several comfortable double bedrooms as well as independent accommodations for guests and staff.
One enters the gate into a gravelled courtyard with ample parking for 4 cars and two lock up garages.
The main entrance is stunning and has a large double hall with an arch half way through, this leads to double French doors and directly onto the terrace and an English lawn - the first of two tiers.
Proceeding through the second part of the hall, to the left is the extremely spacious drawing room with a large fireplace. There are three French windows all of which lead out directly onto the terrace and garden. To the right of the hall is the formal dining room , again with French doors leading out to the gardens. Beyond the dining room is the very large light and airy kitchen, a pantry and a linen room/ laundry room. On the same floor there are two bathrooms and a play room which could easily be converted into a gym. All the rooms on the ground floor open out on to the garden with a patio. The garden has lots of secret corners with stone tables.
The sweeping elegant staircase with handmade wrought iron and brass handrail leads to an ample landing area and to six double bedrooms, four bathrooms and a guest area, with a seventh bedroom, living room and kitchenette.
Next to the villa, in the dependance, are two bedrooms, bathroom, living room and kitchen on the first floor and the cellar on the ground floor.
The swimming pool area is screened by a well planted area and the tennis court is at the far end of the garden, down a gentle slope, complete with a viewing terrace and a practice wall.