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“Wonderful gardens, pool and cottage. Terrific...”
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aerial photo of the property COTTAGE AND POOL
Treehouse
the cottage entrance -You will be the only guest!!
TREEHOUSE (TREEPLATFORM) IN COMPLETION
dining room and kitchenette
two single bed room
another perspective of the dining room
pool 12m x 6 m  ROME COTTAGE
FROM THE POOL  WATER...
pool garden
swimming pool ROME COTTAGE
PROPERTY
pool garden
master room
kitchenette
soccer court ( in summer)
hammock and pool
bench and pool garden
flowers in summer
copper gazebo in the swimming pool garden
BIRDS OF THE PROPERTY ROME COTTAGE
BUTTERFLIES OF OUR GARDEN ROME COTTAGE
Stairs to reach the treehouse
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Rome, Lazio

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Shinyhead...
Leeds, UK
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215 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Wonderful gardens, pool and cottage. Terrific hosts”
Reviewed 26 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Corrado and his wife have owned this large plot of lands since 1969 and there have transformed it into a wonderful,. semi-tropical garden with two properties, a good sized swimming pool and a football pitch, as well as orchards, vineyards and a wonderful tree house. Property is fully walled with electric gates, very secure.

We arrived to find a selection of local foods and drinks awaiting us, and Corrado and his son Stefano spent a good hour showing us around the property and gardens making sure we were fully conversant with all amenities.

The property is in Cezano, a small suburb, maybe 10 miles to North west of Rome. Easy drive from the airport. Several good restaurants nearby but we chose to eat in 4 nights of the sever we were there. Simple cooking facitlities, gas cooker, toaster, microwave, coffee machine. Washing machine as well which we used twice.

Beds were comfortable, two settees likewise.

Train station about a 5 minute drive away, takes about an hour to get to Rome. Very cheap (3 Euro return, kids under 10 free).

If you are looking for a relaxing stay, this is definitely worth consideration

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Thank you Nigel! You have a wonderful family and we were delighted to have you with us for a week! I hope your son had a great time and will keep some memory of this place! Do come back! The Testa's family :)
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flabbybas...
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfectly Siuated”
Reviewed 4 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Fantastic location, extremely attentive hosts, perfect family retreat. The house is typical Italian, with a fantastic private pool to boot. Make sure to see the pool at night with the lights on!

The train station is a very short drive, or 20-25 min walk from the house, with regular trains that can take you right into the city for only 1 Euro each way!

Loved the home, loved the location, and loved Rome!

Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
5 Jun 2017
Thank you for your review! We are really happy that you had a great time in our property! This is all we ask for our guests!
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Dream6189...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect family holiday ”
Reviewed 16 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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When we arrived at the Testa family cottage we were greeted by the family, who waited up for us as we had a late evening flight. There was fridge full of food waiting for us, through out the stay the Testa family hospitality was amazing, it was like a home away from home.

With two young boys aged 10 & 6 they loved the pool and football pitch. We spent many days chilling by the pool with lazy lunches.

Also the cottage is a great location for sightseeing, we travelled to Rome, lake bracciano and out to Tivoli.

On our first evening we went out with the family to their favourite family restaurant and the food was amazing.

Every part of our stay was perfect, we felt safe and and welcomed.

We are now thinking of staying in the Sardinia family home for our next holiday.

Thank you Testa family for making our holiday perfect!

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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
Thank you!
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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
Dear Swissbakers family
it was great to have YOU as our guests! Do enjoy the rest of your holidays in Italy and hope you will come back and explore more one day. You will be always welcome!
Best regards
Emanuela, Stefano, Marianna and the Testa Family
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Titipoopa...
Hong Kong, China
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delightful hidden escape”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

I stayed there over Christmas and New Year with my partner & 5 dogs - the family were so friendly & welcoming; also very helpful including warming the house, filling (& I mean filling) the fridge, blankets & covers for the dogs and preparing everything for us - even waiting up until the early hours of the morning to greet us.

The house was simple but warm, everything was provided and once settled in, very comfortable

The garden was large, wooded and fully walled-in, allowing dogs (or children) to take full advantage without risks - it was lovely to be able to walk around and, just in case included its own football pitch just in case.

The large pool & surronding area pool was also fenced independently so anyone with young children could feel easy.

Central Rome was about 35 minutes away by car and there was a good selection of shops
in the local town and several places to visit all within the hour

Wifi connection was good, large selection of TV channels and a great opportunity to relax.

For a couple or two wanting to explore the area especially with children it would be a great place particularly in the summer when one might use the pool as well

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Liked best: It was very relaxing
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Management Response
22 Jan 2016
Thank you very much it is so kind of you. We must say it was a real pleasure for us to have you as our guests with your five lovely dogs.
Best regards and until next time
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dpjm15
Mold, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing holiday venue! Delightful cottage with private pool close to Rome.”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We had a fabulous holiday at the Tests family's cottage. The large pool is only a few steps from the cottage and set in lovely, well maintained gardens. We made full use of the pool as it was unseasonably hot during our stay. The air conditioning and the fans in the cottage kept us cool! Stefano put the pool lights on some nights to allow us to have a much needed dip after a long, hot day touring the city. The shaded areas around the pool and the hammocks under the trees, which my daughter loved to relax in, were very welcome in the heat of the day. My son really enjoyed joining in Stefano's weekly soccer match which takes place in the grounds of the cottage. The WiFi was excellent for our 2 teenagers and for me to use to pre-book tickets for our sight-seeing trips in Rome to skip the lines!. We were able to keep up to date with news and weather as the cottage also has SKY TV on which you can choose the language of your choice. The Testa family are very generous hosts. The cupboards and fridge are well stocked with everything you need to start your holiday, far more than the usual welcome pack! Although there are supermarkets a short drive away the small complex of shops just a few minutes walk across the side road next to the cottage has all the basics and the ice-cream at the Gelato is delicious. Emanuela met us at the cottage when we arrived and introduced us to the ice-cream. The Gelato also sells pizza and other snacks and is open late into the evening most days. Nothing is too much trouble for the Testa family, they suggested where, when and what to visit in Rome and the area around the cottage and helped us to book tours and tickets. We hired a car from the airport and, thanks to my husband's expert driving (it needs to be said that Italian roads are not for the faint-hearted!) and my son's excellent navigation skills, we used the car most days to go into Rome (there is a train station not far from the cottage if you prefer not to drive). We parked on the outskirts of the city and took the tram or bus in. Stefano and Emanuela took us on a night-time tour of Rome, although we had visited the city a number of times their complementary night tour took us into the heart of the city to places we would not have found on our own. Thank you for making our holiday even more enjoyable :)

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Liked best: The pool.
Liked least: The mosquitoes.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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“A fantastic holiday experience”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed at the cottage for 7 nights and absolutely loved it! It is very private and cosy, yet has good access to Rome via the local train station.

A 40 minute drive from Fiumicino airport (pretty much all main roads), so fairly stressless after your flight (Unless you completely miss your turning because you forgot to turn the sound on on your sat nav!).

Upon arrival we were met by the owners of the property who over the week were extremely friendly, helpful if needed and welcoming. They had stocked the fridge and cupboards with food and drink even though the local supermarkets (of which there are 3. We would recommend the COOP) were easily accessible from the cottage. They are lovely people and were always willing to help if we required it. They even took us for ice cream on a lazy afternoon! Not to mention Piccolo and Leo, the resident 'guard' dogs who were adorable.

The pool was regularly cleaned during our stay and even though it was early June, we had beautiful temperatures meaning we could fully appreciate and enjoy the extent of the gardens.

The cottage itself was great. Although we travelled alone there was a second bedroom should you need it. It was very clean and tidy and stayed nice and cool while the temperature outside hit around 30 degrees. Air conditioning and WiFi meant all modern amenities were catered for.

We spent 3 days in Rome. Trains are approx every 15 minutes from the cesano train station to Roma St. Pietro (on the Roma Ostience line, platform 2) This stop is 5 minutes walk from St Peter's Square at the Vatican. Although you can also use the No. 64 bus. On the way back the Viterbo line, platform 3) ran until around 10.00/11.00pm. So all very easily done from Cesano.

The cottage is an easy drive to beaches as well as some beautiful nearby lakes.

We really enjoyed our time here and would go again in a heartbeat!

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Liked best: Privacy,location and pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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