Lake Como 2 bed character property overlooking a nature reserve – ID: 6752873
Property Gallery and Description
A unique opportunity to acquire a home in a beautifully restored Borgo set in a stunning setting overlooking a nature reserve.
The property consists of four historic buildings which have been redeveloped into a collection of nine stylish apartments each with its own private entrance and garden or terrace as well as access to a communal swimming pool.
The buildings date back to the early 1900s and were restored in 2009/2010. The current owner has already developed the property into a successful holiday destination and rents the apartments out each season generating an attractive income. These properties would make an ideal choice for anyone looking to acquire a holiday home on Lake Como with real Italian flavour.
Each apartment is finished to a high standard with made to measure hand painted furniture in an attractive rustic style in keeping with the property. The kitchens and bathrooms are thoroughly modern and each apartment is fully air conditioned. There is a centralised system for heating and a designated room on site for the machinery for easy maintenance Every effort has been made to make the systems as Eco friendly as possible.
The property is easily accessed off the main Colico thoroughfare and is well presented with roaming fields and two horse riding stables on the access road.
Colico is located at the northern tip of Lake Como. It offers great amenities as it is a good sized town with just over 7000 inhabitants and boasts a mainline train station as well as being located just off the dual carraigeway SS36 for those who prefer to drive.
Geographically Monte Legnone dominates the area and there is also the pretty river Adda. For those who enjoy history, the town boasts two famous forts. Fort Montecchio was built in 1911 and there are visits to the armoury where there is a four gun with a range of 14km among others. Fort Fuentes was built in 1603 on the order of Count Fuentes who was the then governor of Milan. It was built as a defense against France and Switzerland who occupied Valtellina at that time. A beautiful fresco which was in the fort has been relocated to the parish church of San Giorgio in the town centre. Given the size of Colico and the fact that it is a major hub on Lake Como there is a large array of restaurants and bars to enjoy that relaxing lunch or dinner as well as a great lido for all types of water adventures.
Colico is hugely popular with watersport enthusiasts as the area is often breezy thus providing great sailing and surfing conditions. With the protected nature reserve and plenty of other green areas, there is a fantastic array of climbing, hiking, horse riding and other countryside pursuits on offer.