Project Italy September 2021


Project  Italy September 2021


As we all know Italy has also had a terrible time with covid as have we here in England, nobody has been left untouched and the ‘normal’ we knew has gone and we all have had our priorities re-evaluated.

Of course, throughout the pandemic we have been unable to progress our work in Italy, with my focus shifted to offering the best and safest holiday accommodation here at Waters End that I could for those escaping the horrors going on around us.

However, thanks to the wonderful, dedicated team that we have found in Italy headed up by Franco (whom has had (as we all have had) several more birthdays so must be at least 83). Because our property is safely ensconced in a peaceful hamlet, safe away from the bustle of the world, rather like Waters End hidden here in Kent. We are delighted to report that with all that’s happened in the last couple of years Chalet Boden is progressing very well and will be completed and ready to launch as a delightful holiday home by the end of this year.

Since I last saw our chalet the old and tired roof has been completely removed, structure underneath found sound, insulated and re-roofed. The exterior structure rubbed down and re stained and all shutters are being stripped of many layers of paint where lovely pitch pine has been found, treated and hung, all window frames stripped and re puttied. Time has also been found to add a front terrace.

A new waste system has been put in as two en-suite bathrooms have been added and the electricians have finished all the main wiring, Giovani is completing the last of the interior plastering as I write and Maurice and I are ready to drive down to complete final paint, wall lights, snagging in kitchen, and floor covering on first floor.

I have to say it is an absolute lift, after such a negative time, to know that Chalet Boden is about to open !!

Chalet Boden:

Perfect for up to 4 persons, two bedrooms, both with balconies, both with en-suite bathrooms are to be found on the first floor. The ground floor is open plan and offers a well-equipped kitchen, Lacanche cooker, Miele dishwasher, smeg fridge freezer, oak kitchen and stone floor. The original wood panelled lounge area with french doors opening onto the new terrace, perfect for al fresco dining and  barbecue. And of course a generous and colourful dining table. Complete with a mature rock garden in which we are delighted if you feel inclined to assist our very dedicated Dimitri whom has kept us trim throughout and fascinating professor of Funghi.

If you are interested in Mountain walking or less strenuous hiking you can leave from the door, cycling alike, or Lake Maggiore and Stressa are 20 minutes easy drive and Verbania a delight for diners and shopping, or toddle down the garden path, through the rock garden to one of the most popular restaurants in the local area with a three course lunch for 11 euro’s served to you by Enzo and his family whilst diners children play outside, it’s all a different pace and a joy.

So if your interested in same comfort level as you have come to expect at Waters End in the UK, Vi-spring superking beds, en-suites with walk in showers, well equipped kitchen,  comfortable lounge, great barecue, terrace and gardens, fabulous views of the mountains, peace and tranquility and good wifi  bookings are now been taken by email.


Driving; Calais to Ornavasso  12 hours

Flights: Milan + 1 and 1/2 hours drive from airport


For 2022 we offer a special introductory price of £1000 for seven nights stay for up to 4 persons self catering.

Plus a Euro 100 cleaning charge payable on arrival.


Photos of interior finished to follow!


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