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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 6 Palazzo Rosso

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 60 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Apartment 6 Palazzo Rosso

Second floor two bedroom apartment with fantastic glass fronted living, dining and kitchen area which looks out and down to a 350 square metre 'Portico' guest relaxation and entertainment area. The view also extends beyond the 7 stone arches of the portico to the garden and farm beyond. The apartment has a 4.5 metre high original terracotta tile and beam ceiling with supporting trusses passing through the rooms. Classic larch wood floor. 400 year old exposed stone walls.

The apartment is very well furnished with locally made solid wood furniture and kitchen with contemporary lighting. The kitchen has a solid granite work surface.

Both bedrooms are north facing with views out to 5000 square metre Villa Palazzo Rosso courtyard garden.

The apartment is both heated and air conditioned.

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About the property

Holiday apartments

The 6 apartments are built into the south facing wing of a 17th century Italian Villa and 400 acre working arable farm called Palazzo Rosso (the Red Palace). The 400 year old building has been completely and lovingly restored, retaining all original features such as beams, solid stone walls, fireplaces etc. There is a 300 square metre 10 metre high beamed barn for guest use, paved with local stone. There is a 13.5x6 metre swimming pool with a jacuzzi jet corner. There are extensive gardens for guests on both sides of the building, as well as an orchard and courtyard animals (horses, ponies, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, Geese, ducks, rabbits and dogs) which our guests are welcome to visit and pet.

The building faces south and has views out over our farmland, with a river and the Colli Berici hills to the west side, the Villa courtyard garden to the north side and our 15 acres of Vineyards to the east.

Places to visit: The historic Unesco City of Vicenza is only 15km from the farm & there is a cycle track all the way to the centre . 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. The spa towns of Abano & Montegrotto Terme are only 25km away.

Further afield: Venice is 70km 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. The Altopiano of Asiago & skiing at 2000m are only 70km away. Florence is a two & a half hour drive away

More Information about the property: The apartments can all be rented separately or together for larger groups.

There is a 110 square metre ground floor common room with Kitchen and bathrooms, a table for 14, pool table, table football, sofas, library, Tv, computer and printer, board and Video games.

The apartments have access to a first floor 140 square metre 6 metre high open plan communal terrace with views out over the barn, south facing garden, pool and the farm.

The apartments have use of a communal laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, two washing sinks, clothes drying facilities, ironing board and iron.

There is a Weber gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ for our guests as well as a fire pit. There is also a sand pit and toys for kids of all ages.

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Property Manager
Philip Frankland
Member since: 2002
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Philip Frankland

Hi I am Phil. My wife Silvy and I have owned and managed our 400 acre farm since 1992 when I moved to Italy from the UK. We started to rent out one apartment in 2002 and enjoyed having people around so much that we decided to restore a huge old 17th century barn and farm house which we turned into 6 holiday rental apartments.

Philip Frankland purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Philip Frankland chose Vicenza

We were lucky enough to inherit Palazzo Rosso Farm from my wife Silvy's family.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our guests love to come and stay at Palazzo Rosso because they can enjoy the benefits of being close to many beautiful places such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Mantova and Vicenza and at the same time when they want to relax they can sit back and enjoy the farm location and beautiful surroundings at Palazzo Rosso.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was very comfortable, perfect for a family with small children. The satellite TV, DVD player & stereo made life easier when it rained. The kitchen was very well equipped and there were lots of great places to go out for dinner, the Italians all take their children out with them which was a nice change and made our evenings much more enjoyable.

There were lots of places to go and visit close by, we stayed for nearly two weeks and still didn't get to see everything.

We had a great time staying over new year, we even joined in a local new years party which was great fun.

looking forward to coming back soon.

Henry, Caroline, Sarah & Freya Iddon. Blackpool, England.

Comfortable, nice showers, enough towels, good beds, very complete kitchen.

Nice surroundings, beautiful hills, well located to the A4 highway.

We like the fire outside.

You've been very helpful and kind.

We like the fresh eggs !!

Ambra Walstra & friends from Holland
Nov 2007
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Notes

The rental rate includes electricity, heating and air conditioning (when required), linen (including beach towels during the summer season) and final cleaning. There are no hidden costs. Payment by bank transfer or by credit card.


Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment 6 Palazzo Rosso in Longare, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Both bedrooms can be made up as singles or large doubles.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The apartment sleeps a maximum of 5 with the use of the sofa bed in the living area. There is a utility room on the first floor which is for guest use with two sinks, a washing machine, clothes driers, an Iron and ironing board and some children's toys. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need for cooking, should you choose not to go out to one of the many very good local restaurants.

Reviews

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(27 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
Brüssel
5

Lovely base for Veneto

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids age 6 and 3) stayed at this lovely place the week before Palm Sunday, and were the first in the season, profiting from the calm before the Easter rush (we had the place all to ourselves). It was in impeccable condition, well-prepared, modern furnishings. Pool was not yet filled but we did not miss it.

Phil and Sylvi were great and helpful hosts and a found of knowledge for local things to do. They run a farm there though they live a bit away (they will come over at 23h to fix the internet, if needed). You hear machinery and meet some farm hands, but will also get a chance to watch hens, horses, sheep and other animals. (When we were there, two goats were born.)

It’s great for families with little children: the yard is fenced and protected, and there are toys and games galore. The place is perfect for letting kids roam and for communal barbecues, with plenty of tables and chairs on the patio (but every apartment also has their private kitchen).

Things to be aware of:

- Wi-Fi works great.

- There are various apartments, some on the ground floor with direct access to the patio, others one or two flights of stairs up (no elevator). If this matters, ask.

- The location is about a 20 minutes south of Vicenza. The farm is off a busy road and you hear the traffic. It didn’t bother us, and you have good access to the motor ways to Venice, Verona and other places.

- You need a car. Phil and Sylvi offer bikes: they may be an option for some (there are plenty of bike paths) but not for us.

- Nice feature: they stock local wine at cost and you pay what you use (honor system).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here on the farm and that you found the time to write a helpful review for our future guests. Phil and Silvy
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5

Bella

  • 5 of 5

Lovely. Great hosts Phil and Silvy. Nice apartment and great al fresco and pool. Great location for cultural explorings and biking

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely welcoming accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week staying at Palazzo Rosso with our 4 year old and 2 year old. Phil and Silvia were great hosts. We made good use of the pool and took the bikes out along the cycle track that heads into Vicenza. We have family nearby so were already familiar with the area and found Palazzo Rosso to make a great base for our stay. We would definitely return. Grazie Phil & Silvia!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to know that our guests enjoy their time here on the farm !
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5

A wonderful , relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

A delightful holiday , accommodation first class in a great location for travelling to Venice and Verona and beyond . The pool was very appreciated with the temperature reaching 37 degrees . Sylvi and Phil couldn't to enough to help the whole experience was wonderful will definitely go back very soon .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and romantic. Also great for kids :)

  • 5 of 5

Really nice stay. Beautiful surroundings. Very helpful and kind owners. Lots of good tips for the surrounding areas. Thank you Phil & Silvy XX

Simon and Anja, Copenhagen DK

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Geneva, Switzerland
5

Beautiful, rustic with wonderful hosts in great part of the country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week over a school mid-term break and had a super time here, loving the relaxed, natural environment. Sylvie and Phil are great hosts and always around to offer advice or help as they work the farm.

Brilliant for cyclists incl kids, this area connects to local towns via a flat cycle path - rail conversion. The local hills and nearby regional park are great for stronger riders and driving trips. I noted a limestone rock-climbing area a couple of km away.

Vicenza was bike able with the kids for a day trip. Padua is a short drive to see the Giotto paintings in the chapel. Venice is an easy day trip. Coming back to the farm each afternoon, the covered 400 year old barn makes an outdoor social gathering point to meet and talk with the other families/couples and watch the kids play. Nice pool, but too cold for us in October.

We went with owner Phil to see a local farmer pressing his grapes for wine making.

Truly enjoyable and relaxing place to base yourself out of for an extended visit to this part of Italy. Car is required.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your time here on the farm and I will let you know how the wine turned out when it will be ready in January !
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso or Verona
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Stazione
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Venice
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Frassanelle
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Vicenza
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Valdastico South, Longare Montegaldella exit
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Trattoria Al Volto
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Asiago
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Chioggia or Lido near Venice
Car: recommended

The Villa Palazzo Rosso is located near the village of Longare, in the hamlet of 'Ponte di Lumignano' at the foot of the Berici Hills (400 meters high). The local area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. There are many local restaurants and wine producers where guests can enjoy the fantastic local dishes & taste the local wine. There is a cycle track which starts in Longare and winds all the way to the centre of Vicenza (14 kms).

There are many famous Palladian villas in the area which people from all over the world come to visit.

Palazzo Rosso Farm is a perfect starting point from which to visit all of the most famous historic cities such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Mantova, Ferrara as well as Bassano, Marostica and Asolo. All of these locations are well within and hours drive from the farm.

Other local attractions which our guests enjoy include wine tasting in the many local wine cellars, a Grana Padana cheese factory and shop and a local organic Olive oil producer.

Other Activities: Rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking in the 400 metre high Colli Berici hills

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