As found at the summit of a winding road above the Italian lakes.
Built by the Walsers in the late 1920's and in truly original condition
all to do!
We arrived with our first van load of household belongings, totally underestimating the height and narrowness of the hairpin bend path we had skipped up excitedly prior to purchase.
For the last three large items very helpful locals arrived with a truck with a hyab and helped lift in Miele washing machine, Lacanche Cooker and a temporary Generator
(only 1kw electricity for the moment).
Having finally lifted, lugged, coaxed, shoved, rolled and winched all up, made up a bed and slept like the dead.
All forgotten the next day, enthused with having completed a year and a half purchase and finally having possession to our new acquisition. Excitement began to ebb a little as we realised we had only visited in the summer and now December it’s absolutely freezing. Lighting the only little fire had little effect, in fact by lunchtime it was warmer outside. Hunger wasn’t helping so a sensible decision was made, the answer to all our immediate problems was at the bottom of the garden Antica Trattoria-del Boden. Enso and his family rescued and restored us with cold bieres and homemade dishes of traditional Italian delights, this has now developed over time into a habitual tonic.
On closer inspection we soon became aware that our 'summer House' had absolutely no insulation- as well as no bathroom, plenty to get on with, add in total re-wire and we were not even going to scratch the surface in this two week visit.
Poor Lilly our Border Terrier was the coldest so we went out and bought her an Italian Stallion coat, fitted a temporary woodburner, rolled up our sleeves and started stripping out the smallest bedroom ready for wall insulation underfloor heating, plumbing, and changing it into a generous bathroom with toilet next door and underfloor heating throughout.. We have made a start but the plasterboard will have to wait till the next trip.