If you want to see real Italy, this is the perfect place to come. The cottage is 50sqm perfect for a couple. However take advantage that there are no added charges for additional guests or for cleaning. The owner is always very happy to help you and give you directions. The view from the garden has been described as what you imagine Italy should be like. Surrounding fields are full of vines and olive groves. Less than 2 kms from Metro C line (35 mins to centre). Free car park at station. On bus route to metro. Supermarket 2min on foot. Cottage is in English owner's large garden where there is an olive grove, small stream, barbecue facilities, friendly dogs. Just 10 minutes drive (7kms) from Frascati, the cottage is in the middle of a wine growing area. You can visit some of the many local beauty spots which include Tivoli, Frascati, the ruins at Tuscolum. For a day at the beach, Lake Albano where the Pope spends his summer. Reiki treatment available. If you don't just wish to visit Rome but want to explore the local beauty spots.
The location is perfect for all seasons. In autumn you can see the locals gathering grapes/olives. Take a walk around the Lake of Albano, collect sweet chestnuts. In winter the local ski resorts are only a little more than an hour away, where you can ski or merely toboggan or maybe even get a sun tan. For those who don't like the summer heat, it's a perfect time to explore. Apart from the sightseeing the Valmontone Outlet Store is only 20 minutes from the cottage.
In springtime activity begins in the vineyards. Garden enthusiasts will be delighted to see the gardens open to the public around Rome about which I am happy to give information. One of the most beautiful is Ninfa, open Apr to Nov, first Sat and Sun of month. Apr to June, third Sun of month, 1 May. After Ninfa enjoy lunch in nearby medieval town of Sermoneta. Pompeii is only 2 and a half hours by car.
Of course in the summer the beaches at the Lake Albano are friendly and safe. Very suitable for small children and a great place for adults to relax on a sun bed, in the shade of the trees at the edge of the lake. There are some delightful private swimming pools which are surprisingly inexpensive and only 15 mins by car. 25 mins away there is a big, fun, open air water park buzzing with life and entertainment. For a day at the sea only a little over an hour by car.
I am British and have been living in Italy since I was 23 years old. I am married to an Italian and have three daughters. I live in the main house on the grounds which we bought along with the cottage in 1999. I have been doing holiday lets for over 10 years.
Liz Rose purchased this cottage in 1999
Our third visit and we have already said we will come again! Everything here is so convenient and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time as usual. Thank you Liz - Claudine and John
The kids loved playing with Maia and the dogs and cat. The garden was their paradise. We all loved Roma. Thank you for your advice and hospitality. Vivienne and Barry
So wonderful to meet you and your family. We will always remember your friendliness. Daniel and Gail Planes
This is a wonderful base for visiting Rome and the surrounding area, it is very cheap and easy to get to Rome on the train. If you hire a car the local area has a wealth of interesting and beautiful places to visit.
The cottage was excellent value for money, just perfect for us, clean and bright with a pretty garden. We loved our stay there.
We can't speak too hightly of Liz who is a fount of local knowledge and couldn't have been more helpful in every way, from making sure we had supper as we were arriving after the shops closed - to offering every possible help when we were stranded by the Icelandic dust cloud.
We couldn't have been stranded in a better place or with a kinder host!
We had a fantastic ten day holiday in the cottage. Liz, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The cottage was great and the garden is fabulous. Their dogs are friendly and adorable. I would definitely recommend a stay to anyone looking for a convenient place to visit Rome - or even staying around Colle Mattia is great fun and very relaxing.
Een verblijf bij Liz in haar cottage is ons heel goed bevallen. Met z'n viertjes ( 2 volwassenen en 2 kinderen van 12 en 14) verbleven we in een knus huisje met een heerlijke tuin. Een fijne plek als je Rome wilt bezichtigen en toch niet in de stad wilt verblijven. 4 dagen gingen we naar de stad en wees Liz ons de makkelijkste manier om in de stad te komen met de auto en de metro. De andere dagen bezochten we de Romaanse dorpen in de buurt, wees Liz ons de weg naar een prachtig strand en leidde zij ons naar een fijne wandelplek in de heuvels en naar een fantastisch restaurant naar de buurt.
Samengevat is een verblijf bij Liz je welkom voelen in haar gastenverblijf, in een omgeving die heerlijk Italiaans is en de rust biedt na een dag vertoeven in de stad. Zeker met kinderen en als je meer vakantiedagen hebt om ook de omgeving van Rome te verkennen is deze plek een absolute aanrader
Elizabeth ist ein ganz besondere Gastgeberin. Sie versorgte uns mit vielen Tips zu Ausflügen, Shopping, Umgebung, etc wofür wir sehr dankbar waren, denn im Endeffekt waren die Touren ins Umland, die wir auch auf ihre Empfehlung hin unternahmen, die wahren Highlights unseres Urlaubs. Sehr gut gefallen hat es uns in der Villa d'este, Villa Adriana und in der Ostia Antica. Rom selbst war z.T. stressig und nicht mehr zu vergleichen mit dem Rom, das wir noch kannten von vor 10-15 Jahren. Zu viele Billig-Straßenhändler, die teilweise sehr aufdringlich wurden um die touristischen Topziele herum. Rom ist nur noch eine Reise wert abseits des Trubels.
Das Häuschen von Elizabeth lag sehr gut für Fahrten nach Rom per Bahn oder ins Umland per Auto. Es war sauber und ihre drei Hunde sind einfach grandios. Wenn wir wieder um Rom herum Urlaub machen sollten, würden wir auf jeden Fall versuchen, wieder Elizabeth's cottage zu buchen.
This lovely little cottage is comfortable, clean and quiet. Hidden away in a small village, forty five minutes from the airport. Local shops and amenities are present and a bonus is the bus stop right out side the property. There is a train station five minutes bus ride, or car ride, from the cottage with an hourly train to the centre of Rome, (a twenty minute train journey away.)
The owner, Liz, is very informative and helpful, offering directions and tips for your stay. Close by is a lovely restaurant offering excellent food (15 minutes stagger.)
I would advise a car if you want to travel away from Rome and to fully appreciate the gorgeous surroundings, but for Rome centre, use public transport.
The orange tree in the garden supplemented our breakfast on the lawn, but the apple tree is a cooker.
Have a niceholiday.
This was a comfortable little house in the large, olive grove, garden of the owner.
The owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful and her dogs were charming and equally welcoming.
Although the village was nothing special, it had nice friendly shops, an excellent restaurant and was fairly quiet.
The house was basic but pleasant with a bit of a lottery figuring out which lights worked and which didn't.
As a reasonably priced base to explore the delights of the Lazio region and for day trips by very cheap train into Rome it was perfect and we had a great holiday. Thank you.
Ski: Campo Felice in Abruzzo is about 1 hour 15 minutes away by car. At Campo Felice you can do both cross country skiing, and the slopes.
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Aug 30 2016 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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A daily pro rata rate is available on request. When available weekend bookings accepted.
NO EXTRA CHARGE for cleaning or linen. Feather pillows and quilts provided but anti-allergic bedding available on request.
Why not travel midweek and save on airfares. I am flexible on the changeover day.
Bring your family or friends. Five people pay the same price as two. 50 euros a night all year long.