La Foleia

Revislate, Novara
+39 322 090418
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Two villas on opposite shores of a big lily-covered lake, fed with natural spring water from the Ticino river and surrounded by gardens


2 places


Each sleep 4

The Experience

It’s self-catering but you’re beautifully looked after: the housekeepers live in the grounds; they’ll pick you up from the airport or train station and give you a delicious breakfast each morning of freshly baked bread, jams, juices and fruit. You can also request a gourmet picnic, or lunch and dinner by arrangement. If you prefer to cook yourselves the kitchens are small, modern and practical with all the gear you need and a bottle of bubbly.

Both villas have magnificent drawing rooms with views over the water, outdoor spaces for wonderful al fresco meals, formal gardens filled with giant bamboo and Japanese maple; find a waterfall, a wisteria tunnel and a boat you can use to cross the lake.

The vintage Land Rover can whisk you to Lake Maggiore in five minutes, or there’s an elegant motor boat which you can take out yourself or ask for a guide. You’re a short walk from the village.

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We think you'll love

  • The enchanting setting and the calm atmosphere
  • Gourmet meals prepared by the personal chef
  • Bobbing from beautiful village to beautiful village in the motor boat
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You should know

  • Not suitable for children under 10
  • Mobile reception is poor
  • It's a wooded area so there are some insects but no mozzies


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Reduced rate for couples.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants, 5-minute drive. Breakfast is included, Personal Chef available by arrangement.


Nightly price
from €600
Weekly price
from €4200
1 House for 4
From €6002 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €6002 beds2 bedrooms



The two neoclassical villas and the stunning lake that separates them are straight out of a fairy tale: a magical place. There's plenty to do in the area but you wouldn't want to leave the beauty and tranquillity of the place, and the gourmet meals prepared just for you. Lake Maggiore is so close, only a 5-minute drive!

Elisa, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Tempting to stay by your lovely villa but in the tiny village you'll find a pizzeria, a bar and a bakery. A 15-minute drive will take you to La Trattoria dei Commercianti which the family recommend. Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta are both a short drive. Mountain lovers can explore the Valsesia alpine valley and a UNESCO World heritage site at Alagna. Wine lovers will visit Gattinara, a 30-min drive; the train to Milan takes just an hour.

Local points of interest from Gemma Richards

  • Lake Maggiore is just a 5-10 minute drive from us! Go visit the wonderful towns of Arona, Stresa and Baveno.
  • The Borromeo islands, protected by UNESCO, are of breathtaking beauty. Take a ferry or our private boat to visit Isola Bella's gardens and have lunch on Isola dei Pescatori (the fisherman's island).
  • Orta San Giulio and it's fascinating lake are a 25 minute drive from us. Have a stroll through the old town and end with a lake-view aperitivo.
  • If you're feeling more adventurous, head to Val Sesia, an alpine valley that leads to Alagna at the feet of Monte Rosa, Europe's second highest mountain.
  • Gattinara, Ghemme, Sizzano, Fara are all wine-making towns, just 20 minutes form us!


Gemma Richards

Gemma and Niccolò are the owners, who bought the place in 2018, have renovated it and just opened it to the public. They are passionate about hospitality and are now working on a boutique hotel in Milan. You are welcomed by the housekeepers who can organise all sorts of things for you during your stay. Treatments, massage, tasting menus, the Land Rover and the boat for lake trips - just ask.