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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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

About Us

Philip Frankland
Az. Agr. Palazzo Rosso Farm di Zini Silvia
Via Bagnolo 12, Longare
xxxxxx Vicenza
VAT Reg NoIT03542950245

Property Manager
Philip Frankland
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

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 Vicenza Area

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 in Longare in Longare

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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3 bedroom apartment in restored farmhouse with pool on 400 acre farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 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: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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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: May 29, 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: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restful and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent base to explore are eg Venice, Verona, Padua, Treviso and Gardaland. Phil and Silvy could not have been more helpful. Bike use great and choice of own pool or that at the farm.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Mulberries is a beautiful home away from home. It is centered close to Venice, The Dolomites, Garda lake, Verona and Padua and many quaint smaller towns that are easy to get to. The house itself is incredibly comfortable. There were six of us- 2 grandparents, 2 teenagers and my husband and I. The 3 bedrooms were very comfortable. The bunk beds themselves were able to accommodate our 2 almost six feet tall children easily.

We were able to go to their other home about 1/2 a mile way to swim in their inground pool or play in their recreational rooms by walking through their farm. Silvia and Phil were spectacular! They helped us with all the details that made this trip so worth while! Thank you both for a wonderful 2 week vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy that our guests enjoy their time here on the farm and in Veneto ! Phil and Silvy
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Perfect base to explore the Veneto

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Mulberries with the generous, friendly and very helpful hosts Phil and Silvy. It's the perfect base for exploring the Veneto, within an easy drive of Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Venice, Chioggia, Este, Mantova, lake Garda, Bassano and many other great sites. It was quick to get to all places; each town has good car parks to leave the car and explore on foot (including Venice, where the main Autorimessa Comunale had spaces so long as you got there early).

The farm is very beautiful. It is situated at the edge of the Colli Berici: perfect for walking and cycling. Bikes are provided which is fantastic for children and adults alike, whether they want to explore the fields, hills or nearby long cycleway. There is a climb featuring in the Giro; views from the top are exceptional due to the steepness and vegetation, the large plain, and other hills and mountains as backdrop.

The outstanding cultural heritage of the area repays going off the beaten track, whether in Venice or elsewhere, and you can find yourself alone with world class art and architecture, even in high season. We'd strongly recommend Mantova as a day out for art (Palazzo Te and Palazzo Ducale). Verona is more busy and repays staying away from the tour route through the middle of the old town; the route along the river banks is much nicer and you can cut to the main sites from it. For shorter outings, we'd recommend Este and Montagnana. These are smaller towns blessed with medieval walls and castles, as well as beautiful town squares where it is very pleasant to enjoy local ice-creams and drinks. Bassano can get busy and is better mid-week; the Hemingway connection is worth following. In Chioggia, you can combine beach and town, to get a sense of a still active canal crossed fishing port on the Laguna. Padova has many excellent restaurants and the feel of a lively and deeply cultured university town. Do not miss the view of Vicenza from the sanctuary on Monte Berico (left turn as you reach Vicenza). The view gives a great alternative perspective of the Palladian buildings and there are different cafes you can chose from for your coffee, as you pick out the different sites below you.

The farmhouse makes the most comfortable home for a long tour of some of the greatest and most inspiring art and architecture in stunning natural settings. Above all, we'd stress Phil and Silvy's kindness and local knowledge, invaluable in getting the best out of their magnificent region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Al Volto
"Great local Italian food, very populare so best to book a table"
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Longare, Veneto - Venice

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Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.32

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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