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Fisherman's Cottage

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Menaggio | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 4 + 4

Rates: from £2,697 per week

The Fisherman's Cottage is probably one of the most original and enticing properties on Lake Como. 

Located right on the lake's shore in the village of St Siro, this charming house was inhabited by local fishermen. Fishing is still practiced and you can witness first hand their work right at your threshold while fishermen lay out their nets to dry under the sun and dock their boats on the beach.

Being right 'on the water' the Cottage offers beautiful lake views from the interiors and from the large terraces.

The Fisherman's Cottage offers astounding outdoor spaces even though located in the village: There is a covered outdoor dining area overlooking the lake, numerous terraces equipped with sun-lounges, tables and chairs and several small balconies enabling to appreciate the enviable panorama.

The Fisherman's Cottage develops upwards, from the lake towards the village's center. It consists of two parts, connected externally, each with independent entrance. There are two bedrooms and a lofted area with two additional twin beds, three bathrooms and an independent studio apartment for two extra guests including a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The Cottage is a charming accommodation. Its cosy interior has been nicely decorated for the comforts of guests. The owner's passion for the lake and especially the boats that cruise on it is clearly visible in many details and original design solutions. In the kitchen, with unparalleled views over three sides, find a painted wooden boat that adorns the ceiling. The Cottage is perched above the water, right next to a pebbled beach. It is the perfect accommodation for those wishing to live amongst the locals, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. After parking your car walk the last few yards (approx. 250 m) along narrow cobbled paths (vicoli). In the village you will find a pizzeria and restaurant, a small grocery store while other shops can be found a mere two kilometres away. St. Siro is a pretty hamlet dominated by the 15th century castle with characteristic battlements, in which one still feels the atmosphere of the ancient past. Nearby find popular hiking paths that leads up to the surrounding mountains Grona and Bregagno from which to enjoy an incredible panorama.


Main House
From the entrance:

  • 7 steps lead down to the kitchen with windows over three sides overlooking the lake. There is a breakfast area and access to several terraces.
  • 7 steps lead up to the living/ dining room with lake view and balcony. There is also a bathroom with tub and handheld shower.
  • Access a double/ twin bedroom with bathroom (shower).
  • 14 steps lead up to a double/ twin bedroom with bathroom (shower). Two twin beds are located on a mezzanine level.
  • 9 steps (outside) lead to the laundry room (washer & dryer) and sauna.
  • Further 11 steps lead to the lake level and promenade.

Studio Apartment
On the Lake level

  • Studio with double bed, kitchenette, dining table, bathroom with tub and shower attachment, lovely terrace with great views of the lake.


  • Brunate, Funicular – Open all year round
  • Como, Historic Centre – Open all year round
  • Duomo, Como Cathedral – Open all year round
  • Como/Brunate, Mountain Lighthouse
  • Como, The Volta Temple/Tempio Voltiano
  • Tremezzo, Wine Tasting Evening in Cantina Follie
  • Bellagio, Villa Serbelloni
  • Bellagio, Bellagio Museum
  • Carlazzo, Meseo Della Stapa
  • Cernobbio, Villa Erba
  • Erba, Cave Museum
  • Grandate, Museum of Toy Horses
  • Balbianello Peninsula, Villa del Balbianello
  • Menaggio, Villa Viqoni
  • Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta


  • Shopping in Milan – take a trip to Milan, 1.5 hours via car and indulge in the craftsmanship of the silk and lace.
  • Explore weekly open-markets across the various town of Lake Como. Visit a shopping outlet in Foxtown, Switzerland.
  • Wine tasting in many of the towns – visit the Cantina Follie in Tremezzo and discover the ambience of this wine bar tucked away in the cellar of an old house in the town centre of Tremezzo. Sample wines either inside the cellar or on the terrace, while being served cold cuts of meats and cheeses.
  • Lakeside Villas – explore some of the most beautiful villas including Villa Carlotta and Gardens, Villa Del Balbianello and Gardens, Villa Melzi d’Eril and Villa Erba.
  • Nightlife – lose yourself to the music in one of Como’s two clubs, one being Lido di Lenno, or whisk yourself off to experience more of what Milan has to offer of the evening variety.


  • Water activities: sailing, rowing, windsurfing, water-skis and kite surfing.
  • Trekking
  • Hang-glide, paraglide, seaplane
  • Free-climbing
  • Golf (7 courses)


  • Parco avventura Jungle Raider Park, Civenna
  • Water activities
  • Playgrounds in villages
  • Aqua Park (Switzerland, 15minutes from Como)
  • Swiss Miniatur Park (Switzerland, 30 minutes from Como) and Minitalia (Switzerland, 1 hour from Como)
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  • Medieval Castle Vezio, near Varenna
  • Archeo Park and Dinosaur Park
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Milano Go Karts


Time Zone

GMT +1 hour



Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.


You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather IN Lake COMO

In general, the climate in Lake Como is very mild. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and milder; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 


It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.


Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.


There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in LAKE COMO

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.


  • Santa Maria di Rezzonico with basic shops and some restaurants: 2km
  • Menaggio 6km, Tremezzo 10km, Gravedana e Uniti 12km, Lenno 13km, Comacina Island 15km, Lugano 33km, Cernobbio 37km, Como 42km
  • Airports: Lugano 39km, Malpensa 98km, Linate 105km, Orio al Serio 131km
  • Golf: 9km
  • Casino: 45km
  • Ferries depart from Menaggio

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.


  • Maid service 2 hours on Monday and Thursday.
  • Heating.
  • Arrival set of bed linen and towels. Towels are changed mid-weeks.
  • Wireless broadband internet.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Porter service on check-in and check-out. Please note that the service is only available until 5pm.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service - available on request.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, art classes and hot-air ballooning. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.

  • The lakefront is public, not private property; you might see occasional walkers or fishermen.
  • A security deposit of EUR 800 is to be paid locally in cash. This amount serves as deposit against damages caused to the interior or exterior of the property.
  • The village is pedestrian, no cars are allowed. The house is accessed walking some 250meters and descending 55steps from the public parking lot.  The house is therefore not suitable for the elderly or people with walking difficulties.
  • A check-in between 7pm and 9pm can be organized at the additional cost of EUR 50.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Sauna
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer


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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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