2-4 south facing bed rooms, 1-3 bathrooms, 117 or 152 or 180 sqms
- english, german, italian
We had a great time staying in Montescheno in May of this year.
Stunning surroundings and the ultimate place to relax.
The apartment was really clean and well equiped (especially the kitchen!)
Beautiful views from every window and both balconies on the mountains and forests.
We visited the lakes, but merely relaxed on the spacious terrace in front of the apartment. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quiet place in the middle of nature. Definitely want to return in the future.
We had a wonderful time staying at your house. The weather was sunny and warm (except the last day) and we alternated staying in (reading, relaxing) and going out. One day we drove up the Antrona valley, walked round the lake, and had an excellent value lunch at Antrona Schieranco. Another day we took the boat to the Isole Borromee from Stresa and then drove north along the lake to Cannobio and back over the mountain via Malesco and Santa Maria Maggiore. And on another day we went to Orta San Giulio and around Lake Orta. I also took a short walk along the footpath to Zonca, which was very nice, being careful not to slip on the acorns on the path in a couple of places!
The house itself was perfect, very well equipped, very clean, and generally just right for us. We will definitely recommend it to friends wanting a similar kind of holiday.
We spent 2 weeks from September 10th to sept at the Casa Ispirazione The house is situated in the hamlet of Vallegia: a hamlet perched high in the valley of Antrona. Upon arrival, the hamlet is not easy to find since there is no indication at Montescheno. Fortunately, with a little help we finally found it. In fact, we just had to continue on the winding road that crosses Montescheno to get there. On the map provided by the owner that was not indicated and Vallegia is not on the Michelin map either. Finally, once there, we found a very quiet and pleasant house with a spectacular view. The house is on three levels, with a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen (except for the absence of a toaster). Information on market days or even good butchers and bakeries nearby would have been quite useful . Of course, we all found whatever we need by ourselves, but a little help is always a good thing to have upon arrival in a new place.. Do not miss the saturday morning market at Domodossola . The house has large windows and balconies on all floors plus a nice patio adjoining the kitchen. We had two bedrooms: the room on the 3nd floor is big and a bathroom with a bath and shower is on the same floor. However, the room on the first floor requires going outside to join the living rooms via an outside staircase. Same thing for the toilet (with a bath&shower) , the occupants of this room must go outside to access the toilet. Not really convenient for those who are afraid to go out at night .... Otherwise, we really enjoyed our stay in Vallegia: the place is quiet, nice and clean. We made beautiful hikes: several well-marked trails are near the house. In addition, it is easy to reach many tracks near Antrona. This northern region of Piemonte is to be discovered at all costs.
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The situation is lovely, hidden in a 10 home ancient village looking across a glorious valley to hills and mountains. Cherry tress and lush vegetation surrounds the house and the village.
the accommodation is beautiful. Completely in character with the village but beautifully touched up here and there wiith beechwood, pine.
Numerous patios with beautiful views, sun and shade provide for a situation where it is impossible not to relax.
Although we are not hikers the area has lots of hiking trails and there are other lovely scenic drives close by.
We had a great time and will be sure to return.
Valeggia ist ein zauberhafter Ort und das Haus ist einfach ein Traum.
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!! Wir waren allerdings sehr viel unterwegs- eigentlich sehr schade, denn man kann herrlich den Tag dort verbringen, ohne dass einem die Decke auf den Kopf fällt.
Ich würde sofort wieder hinfahren!
Herr Magg war sehr nett, trotz kleiner Panne unsererseits.
Ich kann diese Unterkunft nur weiterempfehlen- genau das, was wir schätzen und lieben.
Wunderschönes geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus in bezauberndem Bergdorf
Das Haus in Valleggia hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Es liegt am Rande des wunderschönen autofreien und ruhigen Bergdorfes Valleggia und bietet eine tolle Aussicht auf die umliegenden Berge. Die Einrichtung ist liebe- und geschmackvoll, der Holzofen bietet im Winter gemütliche Wärme und durch das gefühlt offene Feuer eine große Behaglichkeit. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet, was mensch so zum Kochen und für die Versorgung braucht, der Rundumblick auf viel Himmel und Landschaft aus dem Bett im Schlafzimmer ist ganz wunderbar.
Gleich vom Haus aus haben wir schöne Wandertouren unternommen. An Kartenmaterial und Reiseführern ist alles vorhanden, was zur Erkundung der schönen Landschaft notwendig ist. Wir waren begeistert und werden - wenn möglich - sicherlich wieder kommen! Vielen Dank an Michael Magg für die Vermietung dieser schönen Bleibe!
The centuries old mountain village Valleggia with its ' Rustici ' ( traditional stone houses) is situated at ca. 850m on the sunny, south facing slope near the entrance of the Antrona Valley, and is in the midst of a huge forest of mostly sweet chestnut trees. The view from the house or the terraces towards the Val Grande Nature Reserve and directly opposite onto a panorama of mountains reaching 1200-2700m, make holidays in Valleggia a wonderfully relaxing experience in almost untouched nature and wonderful stillness.
Valleggia itself is free from cars, you walk from the parking site to a little chapel, from there to the left to the Casa Ispirazione, in 2-3 min, and sometimes on uneven steps!.
You can go swimming in the fantastic Lago di Antrona at 1100m (30min) or the lakes in the valley : Mergozzo(45min), and a bit further Lago Maggiore or Lago d'Orta.There are very good ski slopes nearby, they are described in more detail further down.
Other Activities: table tennis
Ski: The closest Skiing area is Domobianca (www.domobianca.it), you'll be there via Domodoosola in 45 min. at 2000m you get beautiful panoramic views of the whole area including several 4000+ peaks. Monte Rosa in the neighbouring valley has its own skiing: www.skigebiete-test.de/skiurlaub/macugnaga.html you can ski at 3000m Monte Moro, reachable in 60 min. A third also beautiful area is San Domenico (www.sandomenico-ciamporino.it/) up to 2500m, 50 min away , great views and good snow!
Alpe Devero is a bit further away, but also very beautiful (www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/AlpeDevero)
If the weather is better in Wallis (75 min into switzerland via simplon pass), there are many fantastic skiing areas like Rosswald (www.rosswald-bahnen.ch/) or Belalp (www.belalpbahnen.ch/) or further into the Saas Valley: Saasfee.com, Zermatt(www.zermatt.ch/en/index.cfm) are about 2,5 hours away.