Cascina Tumas Orta Lake in Pettenasco in the province of Novara in the Piedmont region is an elegant and refined building with 10 holiday flats of various dimensions and fittings as you can see in the descriptions of the different flats below (at the moment only the 5 flats on the second floor are available but in a short time also the 5 flats on the first floor will be ready).
The family-run establishment allows our guests to feel “at home”, to appreciate the managers’ kindness and helpfulness and guarantees a holiday in a welcoming environment on a human scale.
All the flats have got a wonderful and picturesque view on Lake Orta from their balconies fitted with small tables and chairs facing the garden.
Cascina Tumas offers our guests the possibility to moor boats and motorboats in front of the establishment on the way down to the lake, at 4 buoys and in a covered boathouse. Beach mattresses, deckchairs and umbrellas by the lakeside are available for our guests’ moments of relaxation and rest.
Cascina Tumas takes its name from an old farmhouse built at the beginning of the XXth century, a family property which has been restored, refurbished and extended. The two largest flats and the reception are located in this characteristic building; the big stoned walls with the little cross-shaped bricks which were the typical holes for airing the new-mown hay left to dry, have been kept to make our guests breathe the rural atmospheres of the past. From this ancient original complex the other 8 flats have been built on 2 floors.
Wood, stone and brick create a special link with the lake environment Cascina Tumas is immersed in which offers our guests quietness and wonderful views.
Its exclusive position allows you to reach the most picturesque places on Lake Orta in a short time by car or using the ferry boats which stop in Pettenasco at about 200 metres from our establishment.
We recommend you take a nice stroll along the promenade which winds to the right and to the left of the Cascina.
You cannot miss a trip to Orta San Giulio, “the capital” of the lake, with its interesting Sacro Monte area, the main square and the characteristic lanes; to the impressive island of San Giulio in the centre of the lake opposite Orta where the Benedectine monastery Mater Ecclesiae lies; to Gozzano at the southern tip of the lake dominated by its imposing Basilica at the top of a hill, its ancient aristocratic palaces and the Buccione tower of the XII th century; to the stunning sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso built on a white granite spur from where you can admire a breathtaking view over all the lake; to the small cosy hamlets of Pella and Ronco; to the big centre of Omegna at the northern tip of the lake with a nice walk on the lakeshore and a pretty pathway on the Nigoglia canal.
You can easily reach also the Mottarone Mount at 1491 metres from whose top, on clear days, it is possible to see 7 lakes, the Italian and Swiss Alps chain, the Mount Rosa group and the plain of the river Po, besides the Strona Valley above Omegna where the famous wooden Pinocchios are still made in some small handicraft factories and the 7 characteristic and picturesque Ossola Valleys which branch off Domodossola on the border with Switzerland.
Our establishment is located in a strategic position from where you can start and discover so many small towns and some big cities nearby such as: Domodossola, Novara, Milan, Turin or the Piedmontese shores of Lake Maggiore where you can visit the beautiful town of Stresa with its 3 famous Borromean Islands or, if you are brave enough, you can try and fly on the ZIPline above Verbania.