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3 bedroom apartment in restored farmhouse with pool on 400 acre farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment near to Venice

Apartment in restored farmhouse. On 2 floors. beamed ceilings. Main bedroom has 4 metre arched window overlooking garden & farmland. Upstairs has wooden & marble floors. Downstairs has terracotta tiles. 18th Century (working) stone fireplace, very well furnished with classical Italian walnut furniture. Independent entrances. Outside fireplace, pizza oven & above ground pool. 1-acre garden with mature trees. Courtyard parking & barn space for 2 cars. 200m tree lined driveway & electric gate. Very quiet & private location on 400 acre arable farm. Near (1km) to village with bank & shops. Beautiful views of Berici & Euganei hills. Only 17km from historic Vicenza, Venice 70km, Verona 65km, Padova 30km.

PLACES TO VISIT: The historic town Vicenza is only 17km from the farm & there is a cycle track to the centre for approximately 9km.

The Berici hills are only 2km from the farm, where there are many hiking & biking tracks as well as an area famous for climbing called lumignano. There are also many very good and moderately priced wineries, restaurants and trattorias up in the hills and around the area.

There are many very beautiful and historic cities and towns nearby such as Bassano del Grappa, Marostica (where a life size chess game complete with horses is held every 2 years), Asolo, Montegnana, Cittadella, Castelfranco, Este and Monselice.

The spa towns of Abano & Montegrotto Terme are only 25km away.

FURTHER AFIELD: Venice is 65km which is a one hour drive away, or a one hour train ride from Vicenza.

Verona is 65km which is a one hour drive away, Padova 30km which is a half an hour drive away.

Lake Garda is 100km way & easily accessible by motorway.

Modena and the Ferrari museum is a little over an hours drive away.

The Altopiano of Asiago & skiing at 2000m are only 70km away.

Florence is a two & a half hour drive away.

Advice on plaves to go and things to do: Myself and my wife are always on hand to advise our guests on places to go and things to do.

For example there is a great local wine cooperative where you can try and buy some great local and inexpensive wines. There is also an amazing local Parmesan factory and cheese shop as well as a great local olive oil cooperative.

More Details

Property Manager
Philip Frankland
Member since: 2002
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Philip Frankland

Hi my name is Philip Frankland, I am married to my Italian wife Silvia Zini and we have two children, Peter born in 1999 and Daniela born in 2003. We own live on and manage or 400 acre arable farm called Palazzo Rosso Farm

Philip Frankland purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Philip Frankland chose Longare

We own and live on this farm because my wife Silvia inherited it from her family in 1995

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Mulberries is a beautifully restored apartment in a historic old farmhouse surrounded by our farm but also near to the motorway (Valdastico Sud 2 kms) and so easily accesible to all famous northern Italian localities such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Lake Garda, as well as Bassano, Marostica, Asolo, Ferrara and Mantova.

Guestbook comments from the manager

First class accomodation. Loved the pets, trips to the farm to see the animals & 'free range' eggs ! Location ideal even for day trip to Milan & Bologna. Venice easily accessible as was Lake Garda & skiing on Monte Baldo. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here & definitely would like to return, especially around grape picking time. Many thanks for all the great tips on where to go for wine, cheese etc. & for your wonderful hospitality

Anna & Neil Shearing

Excellent accomodation & superb hosts. Nothing is too much bother. Phil & Silvy know the area so well & their suggestions for trips were very helpful. A really relaxing holiday. Hope to make a return trip in the near future. David, Isabel & Gordon Alexander

Great everything we could need & more ! Thanks for the eggs, veg & fruit it was great ! Excellent standard of accomodation. Phil & Silvy are very good hosts & are very helpful with places to visit & places to eat. Brown & Greenwood families.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Longare, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • The upstairs bathroom also has a washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Bunk beds
  • The three bedrooms are made up of a very large bedroom with double bed, a large twin room and a small bedroom with bunk beds. Both the double and twin rooms have space for a spare bed, child bed or cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • sand pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • tennis
There is a safe deposit box in the apartment . Wireless broadband is available in the apartment and we can lend you a laptop computer if needed. Upon request guests can use a telephone. There are extensive tracks which start from the house & lead around the farm which are excellent for walking or cycling. The main track (6 kilometres, 4 miles) around the farm passes arable crops disused farm houses, woodland, a small lake, vineyards, a river & an 17th Century Italian Villa. The farm land around the house is completely organic. There is an above ground pool at the house for our guests and we also have a 13.5x6 metre in ground pool on the farm (at our other property 68001) which our guests are welcome to use.


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average rating of 4.976744 based on 44 reviews

Outstanding inside and outside space; wonderful location. Owners kindness and interest amazing

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 adults and The Mulberries was an excellent place for us. The location is brilliant for city trips to Verona/Venice etc but also to quiet unspoilt villages in the hills. Phil and Silvy are wonderful hosts, there if need them but giving you privacy too! Sylvy's brother's wine a real find. I cannot recommend this place too highly. The latest cat addition was really sweet.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to know that our guests have enjoyed their time here on the farm and we are always here to help make their time enjoyable. Phil and Silvy
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Comfortable relaxing get-away

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were very friendly and accomodating

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation, great location, very friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

This accomodation is very well maintained and was restored several years ago. Beautifully clean and well equipped. The area is great for cycling and walking and also great for accessing major towns and cities such as Venice, Verona, Milan, Padua, the Lakes and the Alps. The swimming pool provided a welcome chance to cool down in the evenings. The owners Phil and Sylvi, who live behind the apaartment, were extremely helpful and welcoming, providing useful tips. The fresh eggs and access to local wines and to the bicycles was much appreciated. We would very much recommend staying here if you need a base in Northern Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very warm welcome and the perfect location to explore the Veneto

  • 5 of 5

The Mulberries was ideal for us - a family of five with three teenagers. Phil and Silvy made us feel very welcome and offered plenty of great advice to help us make the most of our time.

It's such a peaceful location but within easy reach of Vicenza, Padua, Verona and Venice - I'm not sure we even scratched the surface of what the region has to offer. Perhaps a return trip in the future?

The local hills were great to explore and find some hidden gems. They also provided a great place to get out on my bike - and a warm up for the big climb up Monte Grappa. The cycle paths are amazing - wish we had that sort of facility in the UK.

I think it's safe to say that we'd thoroughly recommend the Mulberries.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in peaceful location and exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described and had all the facilities we required. The location is quiet and peaceful and the grounds have plenty of sunny and shaded areas. The house is a short drive from all the sights in Vicenza, Padua, Venice and Verona. Lake Garda, the Dolomites and the PO delta are less than two hours drive. The local produce, wine, cheese etc, are fantastic. Phil and Silvy are great hosts always making sure we had what we needed but always giving us our privacy. This is a great location for a holiday, the only danger is trying to do too much!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One week in palazzo rosso farm

  • 5 of 5

Dear Silvy φl

We had spent a wonderful holiday week in your marveles farm and enjoed every moment , a especially the children .it was our luck to meet you - Silvy & Phil- which gave us a lot of help by instrusting us to enjoy the farm and the area,and other useful tips for tourist in Italy.

Silvyφl, you are special and wonderful people.

Thank you

Shalev &Sharoni Family

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Grisignano del Zocco
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A31 Valdastico Longare-Montegaldella exit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Tre Archi
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Longare which is about 4km from the house is a quiet village at the foot of the Berici Hills (400 meters high) and is 13km from Vicenza city centre. The local area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking & rock climbing as well as for enjoying the local cuisine & wine tasting. The area is very quiet and rural but at the same time very central for visiting all the important touristic and cultural centres such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Lake Garda and the Dolomites.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Longare, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
10 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$31.6

The rental includes all utilities such as gas and electricity, all linen such as sheets and towels (which also includes beach towels in the summer). The rental also includes final cleaning. There are no hidden costs. Payment by bank transfer or by by credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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