Sold STC 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Reception €110,000

4 Bedroom Town House Sold STC in Colonno , Lake Como - €110,000

Lake Como: Characterful 4 bedroom town house located in the heart of the ancient village with garden and lake views

Located in the ancient heart of the lakeside village of Colonno on Lake Como we offer this extensive town house with lake views. The semi-independent house is distributed over 4 floors plus a large cellar and would make an ideal single house or could be split into apartments.

Ground Floor - entrance and living room/ kitchen with fireplace plus under stair area which could be used as a guest WC. Large hall and generous staircase to the first floor.

First floor – double bedroom or additional living room

Second Floor – bedroom with balcony and lake view plus bathroom

Third floor – 2 bedrooms with balcony and lake views

Below the house is a large cellar. The house is in structurally good condition but requires some internal refurbishment and will require a new kitchen, bathroom and updating of the internal finishes. The property has water, electricity and gas central heating.

Colonno is a 35 minute drive from Como and 1.5hrs from Milan Malpensa airport. The ski resorts at the North of the lake and 1.5hrs drive.

The house requires modernisation but is offered at an attractive price and with a little bit of work would make an attractive and large town house in the heart of a characteristic Italian village. The property is a 2 minute walk to the lake and to the village centre where a local shop, bar and excellent fish restaurant can be found.

Price 110.000€ (plus 4% marketing/agency fee, plus VAT on marketing/agency fee)

International Horizons have a well established team of British colleagues living and working exclusively on the Italian Lakes, who provide a professional, efficient and proactive approach to purchasing properties in Italy, including (if required), a comprehensive architectural and refurbishment service.

Colonno Area Guide
The village of Colonno on Lake Como is an extremely quaint former fishing village, located along the Via Regina, between Argegno and Sala Comacina – the area is known locally as the “Zoca de l’oli”, that is the “oil basin”, because the waters of the lake are usually as smooth as oil.

The village has ancient origins. It was once inhabited by fishermen and farmers. Nowadays it has conserved its typical medieval architectural structure, with each house leaning against the next one.

Behind the village, on the steep slopes of the mountain you can still see the terracing and walls built years ago for the cultivation of the fragrant herbs, which the inhabitants would sell along with fish and fresh dairy products to peddlers who went around the province with a basket on their backs.

Nowadays the village’s economy is based mainly on tourism and attracts many new tourists each year. Most of the accommodation is located up from the lakeside road, affording amazing panoramic views – some of the best on the lake! Purchase a property on Lake Como in Colonno and you could enjoy the excellent lake views too.

It remains a tiny village, with only a few, but sufficient amenities – a small village shop for basics such as bread, milk etc., two bars and the Trattoria Chegal which is one of the best fish restaurants in the area and is currently known only to locals. It looks nothing from the outside, but it has a charming terrace overlooking the lake. The ‘menu’ is verbal and usually offers only fish or meat.

A much wider choice of bars and restaurants are available in both Argegno and Sala Comacina, which are only a few minutes away by car.

Colonno is also the start of the increasingly popular ‘Greenway’ – a wonderful 10.5km walk taking you all the way from Colonno to Cadenabbia and winding through hamlets, cobbled alleyways and lakeside walk-ways. It can be done in easy sections e.g. from Colonno to Lenno and then catch the bus back, then from Lenno to Cadenabbia on another day and get the ferry back to Argegno or the bus back to Colonno.

Owning a home in Colonno puts the Church of San Michele and the ruins of the original Romanesque bell tower on your door step. Inside the church there are some frescoes from the fourteenth century.

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