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Italy - Lombardy, Varese, Porto Valtravaglia

Bedrooms7 Bathrooms3 Reception rooms3

With panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the mountains beyond

7-bed villa with versatile layout

Currently arranged as 5-bed family home & 2-bed guest apartment

Beautiful garden with mature fruit and palm trees

Carport with space for 2 cars and a boat

Renovated in 2016, including solar heating, double-glazing & new roof.

Quiet location above Porto Valtravaglia

Beach, ferry harbour, marina, shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance

Milan airport a 55min drive / 1hr 40mins by train.

It’s hard to beat panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the Alpine mountains beyond, but you can sit back and enjoy such a vista from this 7-bed villa in Porto Valtravaglia.  Surrounded by mature gardens and situated in a quiet location, yet the lakeside beach, harbour, shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

The accommodation layout of the house is versatile.The current configuration is as a ground floor guest apartment and 5-bed main family house. The current owners have successfully let the 2-bed guest apartment during the holiday season and the lay out is follows:

The Ground Floor Apartment:

Newly installed kitchenette

Open plan sitting room with dining area

2 double bedrooms


Private terrace

Utility/laundry room

Hobby room (currently used as a home gym)

Floor 1:  Main House

Sitting room with open fireplace.  French doors open onto a balcony with that panoramic view of Lake Maggiore

Kitchen with plenty of space for dining table.  Doors open out onto the balcony

3 double bedrooms

5-piece family bathroom suite

Separate guest WC

Floor 2: Main House

Bedroom 6

Bedroom 7


There is also an office/play room on this floor that has electric and waste connections in place should any future owner wish to install a kitchenette on this floor.

The property is being sold partially furnished.  Extensive renovation work in 2016 included fitting new insulation, double-glazed windows, a new roof, a new boiler and a solar-power system that heats both the water and the central heating (both are topped up by gas when needed).  There is good satellite and internet connection at the property.

The Grounds

The garden surrounds the villa and covers an area of around 2,500sqm.  It is well stocked with a variety of fruit trees, palms and mature plants.  Grapevines and kiwi plants provide summer shade over the balcony and terrace.

A 60m2 garden house is currently used as a games room with a billiard table and there is still plenty of room for storing all the garden equipment - outdoor furniture, mowers etc.  The newly built carport has space for 2 cars and a boat.  The private driveway has automatic electric gates. 

As the beaches by the lake are so nearby, the current owners never felt the need for a swimming pool, but there is plenty of space to install one. There is also an adjoining plot of land, again approximately 2,500m2 in size, that is available to buy for an additional €61,500.

The centre of Porto Valtravaglia is down the hill on the lakeside, a distance of approx 1.2km.  The town has all the shops and services you need for day to day living.  There is also the ferry harbour giving easy access to the other towns around the lake, the marina, train station and of course, the lakeside beaches! 

This is such an exciting area to explore - Lugano and Locarno, with their museums, fine dining restaurant and annual jazz festivals are a 50min drive and of course the walking opportunities in the mountains are second to none.  There are numerous golf courses to choose from in the area, and for those looking for something to get the blood pumping, you can follow in the footsteps of 007 and take a flying bungy jump leap off the spectacular dam near Locano.

Milan airport is a 55 min drive, or alternatively, there is a train, via Milan central from the airport to Porto Valtravaglia.  Lugano airport is a 40min drive and Zurich airport 2.5hrs.

Location: Town

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 3

Receptions: 3

Plot size: 2,500sqm with an option to buy an additional 2,500sqm

Distance to shops: 1.2km

Distance to beach: 1.2km

Distance to train station: 1.2km

Distance to airport:  Milan 55minutes

Please note: All room sizes and locations are approximate. British-Owned Property Abroad has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.

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Ref #: 578

Porto Valtravaglia
€399,000 Freehold

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    Fireplace / log burner, Double glazing, Terrace, Garden, Garage, Private Driveway, Village house, Shops/amenities within walking distance, Lively market town nearby, International airport within 1hr, Close to public transport, Cycling/riding nearby, Close to the water, Ski slopes nearby, Golf course nearby, Fishing nearby

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