Our lovely exposed stone "rustico" overlooks three islands on Lago Maggiore. It is located in a peaceful, quaint village just above Stresa. With two bedrooms it is perfect for up to four people. There is plenty of space for sunbathing in the garden.
First things first: what looks like a motorway on many online maps is in fact deep, deep underground and so there is no sign or sound of it from Casa Lavender (turn to earth/satellite view) What makes Casa Lavender, our three hundred year old converted farm building, so special is the amazing 180 degree view over the lake both from the house and the garden. In addition, as the house is set back from the road it is incredibly quiet even in summer. The only sound is the distant murmer of boats on the lake. Casa Lavender, situated in the tiny village of Someraro, just a couple of kilometres above Stresa, makes the ideal location for your holiday. It offers the following advantages:
180 degree views over the lake and islands, including all of Lago Maggiore's major places of interest including the three islands, Villa Taranto, Stresa, Villa Pallavicino and Santa Caterina Monastery; also over 50 town and village churches are visible from the house. There is a telescope in the master bedroom allowing you to check out all these sites before visiting them.
Total peace and quiet, being set some 50 metres away from the road.
A spacious garden with a hammock and sunbathing areas.
Natural air-conditioning, meaning that even on the hottest day, the patio on the northern side of the house overlooking the lake, remains cool.
A fabulous location, close enough to Stresa and its station and boats but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of a busy tourist town.
As we used to live in Casa Lavender, it is fully equipped for families. All fixtures, fittings and furniture are European, mostly Italian and German whilst kitchenware is by Alessi, a famous local manufacturer. We provide oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, detergents etc. If you need anything extra just ask.
Interaction with guests
Either I or my wife, Donatella, nearly always manage to meet and welcome guests on their arrival. We also usually try to see them again on departure. As we live locally we are more than happy to come up to the house to provide anything that is missing. We are also experts on the local area and its many attractions.
Other things to note
Casa Lavender is the ideal place to enjoy total peace and quiet, being set some 40/50 metres away from the road surrounded by a spacious garden with sunbathing areas. Also, the natural air-conditioning (a faint breeze blowing down from a 1500 mountain) means that even on the hottest day, the patio on the northern side of the house overlooking the lake, remains cool