Villa Fornaci

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Sleeps: 10 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village

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Looking like it may have sprung out of the pages of a fairy-tale-book, this unique holiday home with its stunning lakefront position, is an idyllic place to enjoy all that Lake Maggiore has to offer.

Take the sunny lawn that stretches and slopes down towards the lake at the front of the villa. Here's the perfect spot to set up your sun lounger, soak up some Italian rays and that lovely lakeside atmosphere. And with two terraces at the side (one with a built-in BBQ) and a beautiful flower-covered pergola with free dining table jutting out towards the lake, there's plenty of opportunities to make the most of outdoor living and those views.

Even inside you'll find this. Step into the spacious but oh-so-cosy living room with its generous windows, and you'll find more panoramic vistas awaiting you. Or, you may just want to sit, relax, watch a little TV and read a book in this bright, airy room. Complete with an exposed brick feature wall, piano and sweeping staircase, it's an inspirational spot to feel like you're really on holiday. And relax...

Although there are other spots to enjoy a little alone or family time - a small study with a squashy leather sofa, seating on the landing or a sociable dining room where you can re-connect and enjoy a tasty old pasta feast.
The seven bedrooms at Villa Fornaci offer many possibilities depending on your group set-up. All individually-styled there are double bedrooms, twin rooms and an independent annexe apartment to choose from.

This is a lovely villa in a peaceful residential area close to the village of Ispra, with all your holiday needs taken care of, including a small number of restaurants and cafes. There's also a scenic lakefront promenade and marina, although you can always go for a refreshing swim in the lake from your front garden, or take a canoe out if you're feeling adventurous

Also, just 6km away from Angera with its historic castle, and 15km from Laveno, you can hop on to a ferry and venture out to the majestic Borromean Islands for a particular trip you won't forget.

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What you should know…

  • Leap out of bed and dive straight into crystal clear waters of Lake Maggiore - who needs a pool?
  • You can rent a boat to take out on the lake at a nautical club nearby. Just ask the owner for more advice
  • Villa Fornaci has reduced prices for groups that don’t need to use the apartment. If the apartment is not required it will be closed, but the rest of the villa, its amenities and its grounds will remain at the complete disposal of guests. Please refer to the 'Facilities' tab for more information or get in touch with our team!
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Sauna/Steam

The Villa

Villa only : 10-guest rate
Villa and apartment: 14-guest rate


Ground floor

- Spacious living room with piano and sweeping staircase
- Separate dining room seating up to 14 people
- Kitchen
- Study with desk and sofa
- Guest toilet
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower

First floor

- Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and access to a lakeview balcony
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and access to a lakeview balcony
- Two twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and garden view

Apartment

- Living room with kitchenette
- Bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed and single bed (big enough for one adult or two children)
- Bedroom with single bed

Outside Grounds

- Lovely sloping garden at the front of the villa
- Sun loungers and deck chairs
- Open terrace at the side of the villa with outdoor seating
- Covered terrace at the side of the villa with outdoor seating and built-in BBQ
- Flowered pergola with large table for up to 20 people
- Stairs to a stone platform

Facilities

- Car parking
- Sauna

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Fornaci
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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There's something magical about the lakes of northern Italy bordering Switzerland - the snow-capped mountains, elegant villas, charming villages and narrow glacial lakes, all of which make for a camera-ready scene of eye-popping beauty.

And Lake Maggiore, Italy's second largest lake, is no exception. Sleepy cobblestone villages, exceptional flowers, views over glittering waters, ethereal islands and the odd castle - it's no wonder such illustrious visitors as Byron, Shelley and Hemingway graced its very shores.

When the Simplon Pass train from Switzerland, one of the Alps most beautiful crossings opened, it meant easier access to this beautiful lake. And many visited for all its beauty, including its little islands located on the western arm of this stunning stretch of water: the tiny Isola Bella - a place of decadent parties for the nobility of Europe; Isola dei Pescatori with its population of just 50 people and a number of fabulous fish restaurants; Isola Madre featuring the most beautiful botanical flowers. The Borromean Islands are well worth a visit.

Inland, explore the pretty town of Stresa situated below the majestic peak of Mottarone and enjoy its many cafes, restaurants and bars - especially the ones with views out to the Borromean islands.

Why not take a cable car up Mottarone for a truly spectacular view across the Alps? Amble around the town of Verbania or Cannobio's lakefront piazza with its ancient buildings. Then there's picturesque Maccagno and Luino with its famous market - amongst many more on this enchanting lake that will quite literally take your breath away.

Read more about Lake Maggiore

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa Airport

(28 km)

Nearest Airport Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport

(115 km)

Nearest Village Ispra

(600 m)

Nearest Town/City Varese

(24 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Cafes

(600 m)

Nearest Supermarket Supermarkets & Shops

(600 m)

Region

Lake Maggiore, nestled in the stunning landscapes of Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland, is a true gem of natural beauty and cultural richness. This exquisite lake is the second largest in Italy, covering an area of eight-two square miles and offers a plethora of attractions and activities that make it a popular destination for travellers from around the world.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Extra services available (payable locally):

- Private chef and other catering options
- Personal trainer and massage
- Tour guide
- Boat rental

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? No, extra €150 payable locally.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €10 per pet per day will apply (payable locally, maximum 2 pets).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other duration on request.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Heating costs included? No, extra cost of €1.50 per m³, payable locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €300 for villa + €50 for annexe, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day All other changeover days on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Pool towels included? No.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Villa Fornaci has reduced prices for groups that don’t need to use the apartment. If the apartment is not required it will be closed, but the rest of the villa, its amenities and its grounds will remain at the complete disposal of guests. Please refer to the Facilities tab for more information or get in touch with our team!

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £4,729
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £5,748
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £8,330
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £5,748
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £4,729
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 £8,330
Jan 7th 2025 - May 10th 2025 £4,729
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £5,748
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £8,330
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £5,748

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £6,039
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £7,457
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £10,731
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £7,457
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £6,039
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 £10,731
Jan 7th 2025 - May 10th 2025 £6,039
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £7,457
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £10,731
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £7,457

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €5,149
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €6,258
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €9,070
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €6,258
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €5,149
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 €9,070
Jan 7th 2025 - May 10th 2025 €5,149
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €6,258
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €9,070
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €6,258

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €6,575
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €8,120
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €11,684
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €8,120
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €6,575
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 €11,684
Jan 7th 2025 - May 10th 2025 €6,575
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €8,120
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €11,684
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €8,120

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $5,578
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $6,779
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $9,825
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $6,779
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $5,578
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 $9,825
Jan 7th 2025 - May 10th 2025 $5,578
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $6,779
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $9,825
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $6,779

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $7,122
May 11th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $8,795
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $12,657
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $8,795
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $7,122
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 $12,657
Jan 7th 2025 - May 10th 2025 $7,122
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $8,795
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $12,657
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $8,795

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Stunning, peaceful and inspiring

    on 13/09/2016

    The Villa is spacious and the location is perfect if a gated, secluded, quiet house with spectacular views, private lake access, lovely outdoor dining areas and a rolling green lawn for chaise lounge relaxing is what you are looking for. The town of Ispra is small and quaint. A car is necessary. Ferry access to larger towns, islands, ruins, palaces abound. Upon arrival we were greeted by the caretaker who gave us a walk through so we could take possession of this grand home. He was available by phone if necessary. We enjoyed playing the grand piano in the living room and operating the vintage Faema espresso machine became a daily ritual. We swam and kayaked daily. We took care getting in and out of the lake due to slippery rocks (which many lakes have) and sometimes swam 3 times a day. The view is stunning, peaceful and inspiring. Every morning I came downstairs, the lake view took my breath away!

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