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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.
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....moreless
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 or fax. 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 new 13.5x6 metre inground pool on the farm (at our other property 68001) which our guests are welcome to use....moreless
Summer Season Jun 13 - Sep 6, 2015 14 night min stay
My Standard Rate 14 night min stay
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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.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1991
About: 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.
Why Vicenza: We own and live on this farm because my wife Silvia inherited it from her family in 1995
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: 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.
Speaks: english, french, italian
Primary:+39 (0)444 953260Home number, please call in the evening
Secondary:+39 347 9983790Mobile number, call any time
Fax:+39 (0)444 953260Fax number, can be used any time