We drove from England with our 3 children, aged 13,11 & 9, my parents flew to Milan and joined us. Villa is stunning - large rooms which stay cool in the heat, some beautiful features, although kitchen is very basic. The garden is great.
Very disappointed that, due to being polluted, and access not great, we were not able to swim in lake como. We felt misled that in the property details it said the beach was 500m away. It was very hot and we thought that not having a pool wouldn't be an issue as the beach was close by. There is a public lido in cernobbio, but it is very expensive to enter. If you drive, or hire a car it needs to be small !! There is no driveway to the villa - only 2 single garages at the entrance which open directly onto the road, and our ford s-max only just fitted in.