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On holiday in 'The Grape Strawberry House' in the historical center of Anguillara Sabazia, an ancient town on the Bracciano Lake, with a pergola of flavored grapes in the private courtyard overlooking the lake: very peaceful and quiet and from afar, sometimes, the sound of a piano. The apartment is on two floors newly renovated and furnished: living room with kitchenette, fireplace, sofa bed, two double bedrooms each with bathroom, one room with private entrance on the court, the other a romantic loft with skylight to watch the stars from bed. The house is equipped with every comfort: heating, air conditioning, Internet WI FI access, laundry, warehouse, you can park your car along the street of the house, for lakeside and beach 5 minutes walk. The house is at 20 miles drive from Rome, S.Pietro Square, at 40 minutes by train: the railway station is 2 .5 miles far from the house and you can reach it by bus. If you are fond of golf in 15 minutes drive you get to the wonderful Nationale Golf of Sutri.
I'll be waiting for you in the Grape Strawberry House, in any season: in spring with its sweet lake breezes, the blue sky and the desire to long walks; in summer with its warm sun, the clear water of the lake and the cool evenings full of shows, festivals and music; in autumn, with the many shades of nature and the warm scent of cooked chestnuts in chimneys; in winter with its crisp air, its warm sunny days and long evenings by the fireplace.
Hello, I'm Silvia, I'm a Life & Career Coach which means that my job is looking after people welfare and success. I live with my husband and our pets (a dog, several cats and two horses) in Bracciano, just 10 km fra from the Grape Strawberry House, so you can rely on me! Whatever your need I'm available. If you wish to have a beautiful experience knowing our horses, you are welcome in my house called 'Il Paradiso'
Silvia Maria Guglielmi purchased this house in 2010
The Grape Strawberry House is beautiful and comfortable. I enjoy taking care of people and I think that providing a beautiful and comfortable home for a lovely holiday is a good way of taking care of people.
The house is 15 minutes from the National Golf Sutri and from Vallelunga. If you are fond of golf and/or driving you can combine the pleasure of exercising your favorite sports while staying in a delightful place (the old historic center of Anguillara on Bracciano lake) and in a refined, confidential, comfortable house all at your disposal
We chose this property largely based on positive reviews. The apartment is a little quirky but everything works, is clean and fresh and proved a wonderful vase for our week holiday. We found a rental car invaluable but choose a smaller one, the streets around many of the more characterful Italian towns are pretty narrow. We loved being able to walk into the beautiful town of Anguillara. The walk along the prom, the cafe/ bars and old quarter are fabulous. A large super market is a 5 minute walk away. The train station is 10 minutes by car, loads of free parking and three of us got into Rome by train there and back with change from €20. The owner is very helpful and speaks good English. Lots to see around here. Highlights for us were Tivoli Gardens, Etruscan Necropolis, Lake Bracciano and Rome is simply wonderful! We did a Segway tour of Rome. Must have been mad but actually was such good fun! This was a wonderful week largely due to this lovely apartment.
There were 3 of us (adults) staying in this recently refurbished, well-equipped, stylish house. The house admittedly has small proportions, but is very thoughtfully arranged and furnished. The house is gated and situated next to the castle and just a few steps to the lakeside, shops and restaurants. So close in fact, we even strolled out for breakfast some mornings before setting out for the day. There is free parking a couple of hundred metres away, but it’s convenient to use the car park by castle to unload and load the car on arrival and departure. We felt being in the centro storico of Anguillara, certainly added to the feeling of Italian life. On a couple of evenings we particularly enjoyed listening to snatches of the singing lessons that floated across from the castle whilst we sipped wine on the terrace and ate Fragolino grapes growing around us. Another evening there was a candle lit procession from the church around the town, very atmospheric. The train runs into Rome regularly all day, so you can do your sight-seeing and then return to perhaps a lake-side dinner. There’s good food to be had in restaurants, bars, pizzerias, all walkable. A lot of scrummy locally produced food to be had if you are cooking for yourselves. Just follow where the locals go - we were never disappointed. At night time it was very quiet (unusual in Italian towns) so we had undisturbed sleep. To sum up, this was a good base for us to explore the area in a car or to hop on train into Rome. Is it not the reason why Romans buy weekend places here?
We loved the location of this property, right in the heart of the beautiful old town. Lovely to be able to stroll to a variety of small restaurants and down to the lake itself. The house itself is small but was fine for the three of us. Its very cool inside this time of year, so although low 20's and hot in the sun outside, cardigans were needed inside! Also, very dark inside. Not really set up for a lot of cooking, but we did not plan to do much anyway :-). Outside terrace was beautiful for breakfast (it had the sun in the mornings only, and was nicely shaded by a vines). Coffee maker and a supply of Italian coffee was an appreciated touch. But really we needed a second wine glass!!! For Brits its very strange to have such great weather but be out of season (no boat trips on the lake or shuttle bus to the smaller lake during the week). Anguillara was a haven of peace away from the crowds (and huge queues) of Rome, only 45 mins away by train. Overall a lovely stay and good value.
"Accommodation was clean, comfortable and quiet. The beds were comfortable and the upstairs bedroom was easy to keep cool thanks to the air conditioning. Water, gas and electricity were included apart from the gas central heating, which we did not need to use. It was very well equipped and very convenient for access to the harbour and village centre, but still a very quiet location. We did not have a car but our son visited us and had no problems with parking."
"The cottage was clean and has a great location in the historic center in Anguillara Sabazia. It is not suitable for people who have difficulty walking, because you have a small hill and steps need to walk to the cottage.
The cottage itself is small and cozy, but not very hot outside the summer season. Then there will be quite heated up to be, because it is a typical old Italian construction. The beds are great and the bathrooms are clean. Something on the small side, but just enough.
The rent would include towels and I got 1 per person. That is not enough for a stay of a week, so to bring extra towels is useful.
The cottage is perfect for 4 people and the patio is lovely to sit outside out of the wind and enjoy the view of the lake Bracciano."
One of my favorite vacation spots of all time!! The Grape Strawberry House was cozy, but spacious, with quick and easy access to the lake, the train (free shuttle service!), shopping and restaurants. During our stay we enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, boat riding, a day trip to Rome, and so much more!!! The apartment itself, has a shared lawn with stunning views, a fireplace--perfect for cool autumn and winter nights, and beautiful tiled floors, perfect for cooling you down on hot summer nights!! The photos certainly do not do this beautiful property justice!!
I highly recommend this property for couples and families looking for a wonderful vacation get-away!!
Arriving by train at Rome Termini or Ostiense Station + regional train to Anguillara (40 minutes). The house is at 20 miles by car from Rome, S. Pietro Square, 40 minutes by train and the station is 2 miles far from the house which is connected to the station by bus.
During your holiday in the Grape Strawberry House, as well as swim in the very clean and fresh water of Bracciano lake, you can visit, by means of a delightful boat trip, the pleasant town of Bracciano and its wonderful Odescalchi castle; visit also the refined town of Trevignano where you can make a stop in one of his typical gourmet restaurants along the sweet lake side walk; do not forget to visit the nearby Tuscia, home of the ancient Etruscans, whose ruins are a priceless treasure of the natural and historic Italian heritage. And finally, the Grape Strawberry House is a smart solution for visiting Rome by saving on accommodation without compromising comfort and beauty: in fact from Anguilllara you can reach the center of Rome, as San Pietro Square in 40 minutes. By car, the house is just 20 miles from the city. If you do not want to drive the train station is at 10 minute bus ride away and the bus stop is at 50 meters from the house.
-Diving school, school and canoe rental, bike rental (phone069995564 - 3337819751), horseback riding, boat tour on the lake, Etruscan tombs
-Guide tour to Castello Odescalchi in Bracciano
-Charming Terme di Stigliano: outdoor hot pool in a lovely landscape, spa with beauty treatments, fine dining restaurant
-Martignano lake, “Castoro’s”: grass beach, hammock under the trees, grilled fish
-“La Marmotta” restaurant with lake fish near the house, vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bracciano
Trattoria 'Ciccio Pasticcio', romantic terrace view on the historical center, healthy local foods
- 'Harvey' best pizza
-Stores and Supermarkets
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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|Refundable Damage Deposit||£176|
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