Holiday Villa Valentina
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Beach and traditional restaurants(10%discounts) just mins away.However you choose to spend your time you'll find "villa valentina" the perfect base from which to enjoy the holiday delights and relax in the Italian sunshine.
This very well appointed villa with private swimming pool and residential gardens(to be enjoyed freely),offers a spacious and immaculate self contained apartment.
The accommodation consists of: 3bedrooms, 2bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge area and large barbecue- area( where "Al Fresco" dining can be enjoyed).The pool is for the exclusive use of our guests only (with shallow end) and is ideal for family and friends looking for fun and relaxation.
Bracciano town centre and lake(approx 20mins walking distance), offer a variety of tourist attractions and activities: Castle visit, Local markets, Boat tour, Aeronautical museum, San Liberato gardens and many out door activities including, cycling, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and horse riding.
A visit to Rome's"Eternal City" is a must, with a short journey time( approx 40min). There really is something for everyone !
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Bracciano( lungo lago) 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 50 km, Nearest railway: Bracciano 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
"Villa Valentina" has been completely restored externally and internally (2009). You will find the decor finished to a very high standard and immaculate throughout.
|Further details outdoors|
Restoration of the private grounds allows:
parking for 6 cars :remote controlled entrance : out door swimming pool (new 2010).
Large barbecue area (for sole use of our guests) includes, tables, chairs, sunbeds, beach-umbrellas.
Due to the size of villa and scale of the grounds, guests are able to enjoy their privacy.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival.
10%Discounts are given to our guests at selected local restaurants, details on arrival.
Towels and linen are provided (cot linen- not included).
N.B.Swimming pool is available April till October, weather permitting .
Winter period only Nov till April N.B there will be a charge accordingly- for gas-central heating.
The Lazio region
The region enjoys one of the best climates in Italy and plenty of excellent summer resorts such as: Fregene, Santa Severa, Circeo, Sabaudia to name but a few, where sandy beaches can be found free of charge or equipped with sunbeds, beach umbrellas and bars.
It's main Lakes include Bracciano and Bolsena which offer beautiful beaches, tranquil waters (free from motorboats), where sailing schools are plentiful and canoe, wind surf, catamaran, pedalo, fishing and cycling or indeed just relaxing! can all be enjoyed.
Rome is famous for it's many archeologic treasures and cites(train-ride to Rome approx 40min) ,however, the Lazio Region boasts even older archeological remains which date back to the Etruscan Civilization. These can be found in the ancient villages of Tarquinia, Cerveteri, Sutri, Vulci and many more(car-ride approx 10-40min), refer in house for more details.
Bracciano is a beautiful, small medieval town with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and plays host to the Magestic Oldescalchi Castle where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married.Distance to Bracciano and Lake-side (approx 2.km),with nearest shops(300.mtr) and restaurant(100mtr).
HISTORY OF CASTLE:
The first part of the castle dates back to the 12th century, when it belonged to the prefect of Vico. After the year 1370 it was acquired by the city of Rome, and in the year 1419 the Pope donated it to the Noble and powerful Orsini family, who started the enlargement and the trapezoidal shaping and 6 towers of the castle. Today it represents one of the last great castles for archers in Europe. Famous personalities, such as Pope Sisto V in 1478, Francesco Della Rovere, and during Christmas 1494, King Charles VII of France were hosted in the castle. Following clashes with the Church and financial difficultiies, the Orsini family lost the castle. After some time and with diplomacy they gained back the favor of the Pope and regained the property of the castle. Paolo Giordano was nominated Duke of Bracciano, and the successor of the Duke, started the development of Bracciano by building an aqueduct to convey water from Manziana hills.Losing power, the Orsini family made an auction to sell the Castle in the year 1695, which was bought by the Oldescalchi family, who today own this magnificent property.
The Castle is OPEN TO VISITORS every day except Mondays, refer in house for more details.
The village and castle area are full of life between APRIL and OCTOBER to the delight of residents and the many tourists from all over the world, many concerts, festivals, markets and special events take place on a regular basis, which add to the truly unique experience of this Italian holiday.
The lake of Bracciano offers many activities including a boat tour to the neighbouring towns of Anguillara and Trevigniano (round-trip 60min). Cycling too is very popular around the lake and bike hire per day or week, with free delivery, is available (www.randotrek.com). A visit to the Aeronautical museum (best in europe) and tour of the Beautiful San Liberato Gardens(by Russell Page) are also very popular, refer in house for more details.
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5 Sep 2014
"Excellent villa in a fantastic location"
We have just returned from Villa Valentina yesterday. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in a brilliant location (only 40 mins from Rome). We stayed with our three children who loved the pool and t… More
31 Aug 2014
"Great location for a relaxing holdiay!"
We have enjoyed our stay at Villa Valentina. A warm welcome awaited us with a nice welcome package with bread, sausage, cheese, water, wine, a cold beer and juice and fruits. Carlo was a welcoming hos… More
10 Aug 2014
"Perfect relaxing base for a beautiful part of Italy."
We found Villa Valentina to be very clean, spacious and well equipped for a family of 5. By far the best features are the garden (well kept and full of interesting plants and trees) and the pool (goo… More
29 Jul 2014
"Beautiful garden and pool, spacious and cool inside"
We had a very nice stay here although the weather wasn't always kind to us. Rooms were spacious, clean light and pleasant (the lounge is a little dark but it keeps the place cool). We would recom… More
13 Jul 2014
A really nice place well managed,with excellent service.Peace quiet in a superb garden setting with a lovely pool.Very easy to get into Rome on the the cheap train regular train service.… More
9 Sep 2012
"Well appointed Villa, helpful and welcoming hosts"
We stayed for a week at Villa Valentina in Sept 2011. As a party of three adults, The property was everything we expected. Carlo Proved to be a welcoming host with plenty of advice and tips concerning… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback.We're very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.It was a real pleasure and we hope to see you again sometime in the future! Tanti Saluti!Da Bracciano!!GRAZIE!!!
5 Sep 2012
"Very nice villa !!!!!!!"
A very nice Villa for rest the whole family. We have 10 good days with my family. Welcome package, we are very surprised: bread, sausage, cheese, water, wine and fruits... Large swimming pool, a very beautiful garden, a large area for rest, Parking place. The Villa has everything you need: dishwasher, washing machine, large rooms, plenty of beds, outdoors barbecue, table and chairs for large families. Across the road a fine restaurant. Located near the ancient city of Брачиано in which there are many restaurants, shops. Very nice ancient castle of the 12th century. Very convenient for visiting Rome, Pompei... - we visited a lot of wonderful places. A very nice and helpful family. We will definitely return to this Villa with a beautiful family! A huge thank you to Carol and Carol!
So happy you had a great holiday using Villa Valentina as your base.We value greatly your positive feedback.It's been our pleasure!We look forward to being of service to you and your family in the not so distant future!Best Regards!!
30 Aug 2012
"a beautiful holiday in a piccolo paradise"
carlo and carol were great hosts! and so helpful, carlo even helped us light the BBQ.the villa was not cramped atall for our party of 6.villa was extremely clean as was the pool set in a green oasis just stunning! bracciano town and the beautiful lake was a treasure to enjoy. drinks and meals out were great. we had a few dinners just across the road from the villa highly recomended! we all had an excellent holiday. Thankyou ! Thankyou! thankyou!
So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Valentina.Thank you for your positive feed-back. And thank you again for your custom,We hope to be of service to you sometime in the future.It has been a pleasure!
11 Aug 2012
"Disappointing accommodation for five"
We travelled as a party of 5 including 1 teenager. The villa accommodation was disappointing due to the lack of seating for 5. There was only a sofa that makes into a bed to sit on and a table with only 4 chairs. The villa was basic, no dishwasher. The pool was lovely but again there was only 2 sunbeds and 2 reclining chairs. What was not mentioned in the details was the noisy, busy road that ran alongside the villa and also sitting on the flight path to the airport. Planes passed every 45 seconds.The welcome pack consisted of 1 bottle of beer and half a water melon. This was not what we expected. We were also asked to pay 50 euros for cleaning which is not mentioned in the details.
On the plus side, Carlo and his family were very friendly and when one of our wallets was stolen in Rome he took us to the police station to sort it out as no one spoke English.
We are so sorry you were disappointed with so many things!What a pity you did not mention this at the time.As this is our first and only guest comlaint (in almost 2years) it really dose come as a bit of a surprise,and as you were so well looked after too.
For the benefit of our future guests......
There are a total of *6dining chairs-indoors(most guests prefer dining al-fresco, where we have a further 7dining chairs-outdoors).
As the villa*does not advertise a dish washer-it is not equipped with one.
The 3sunbeds located on the lower lawn can be used by the pool area too- making a total of *5sunbeds.
*This is the first ever comlpaint about road traffic we have encountered and regarding air traffic -*We live almost 1hr from the nearest airport.....
As we feel it is important to welcome our guests-We meet our guests under the castle and *on arrival a welcome drink is offered(Iced Lemoncello).*The fridge is serviced with chilled beer,bottled water and yes half of a *5kilo(11lb)cold water melon- as appropriate for the hot weather!
*A 50euro final cleaning charge is advised when making a booking.
And yes, we are *friendly and honest and approachable and at a loss as to why you did not enjoy your stay at Villa Valentina.
As mentioned, it is our first complaint and coincidentally the first time one of our guests has professed they were robbed in Rome....Yes these unfortunate events do happen.It is therfore not advisable to walk around any lage city with large sums of money (1,500euro)in your wallet.Luckily we were on hand to help with the police paperwork which is required when making an Insurance-claim....... I rest my case.
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