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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 1 Palazzo Rosso

Longare VI, Italy
  • Farmhouse645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

6 self catering apartments, 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 23

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.

Property Manager

Philip Frankland

Member Since 2002
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english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Feb 12, 2018
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 Province of 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom North
        1 queen
      • Bedroom South
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • The south facing bedroom can be made up as three singles or as a large double and a single. The north facing bedroom can be made up as two singles or as a large double. A cot can be provided if required, please advise in advance.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet

        Location Type

          • Rural


              • Family
              • Farm Holidays
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking
                        There is a covered parking area for 10 cars
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Sunbed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                        There is a washing room wish washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board and drying racks.
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                            fridge with freezer compartment
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                            We can supply an oven on request (at no extra cost)
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    We have a 110 square metre common room with kitchen, bathroom, table for 14. As well as TV, computer and printer, full size pool table, table footbal, table tennis and nintendo Wii.
                                  • Games
                                    There are games in the common room
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We have a selection of bikes for all ages.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        There is a 140 square metre first floor terrace with views out over the garden, pool and farm
                                      • Golf
                                        There is a golf course 20 minutes drive away from the farm
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        There is a south facing garden with swings and a slide for children. The pool is a fenced area of the garden. There is also a north facing garden with tables, chairs and sunbeds.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        There is a Weber gas BBQ
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Winter skiing is only a one hour drive away from the farm


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                              • Outdoor Pool


                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • ski lift privileges
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • The apartment sleeps 5 comfortably and there is also a sofa bed in the living area for occasional use. There is a utility room on the first floor which is for guest use with two sinks, a washing machine, tumble drier, clothes driers, an Iron and ironing board and 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    62 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    A relaxing time in this beautifully restored barn with a great personal welcome from the owners

                                                                    Rachel R.Kent

                                                                    Like some of of the other guests, this was a return visit for us. The apartments are in a beautifully restored barn, with a great pool and gardens. Phil and Silvi are great hosts, nothing is too much trouble. It is well located for lots of day trips, and perfect for relaxing in the sun. A great holiday escape, we can't recommend it highly enough.

                                                                    Totally wonderful

                                                                    Markus S.

                                                                    Everything was perect from the First Minute.

                                                                    It was our Second stay at Palazzo Rosso and we enjoyed it again very very very much:

                                                                    the apartement, the Garden, the Pool, the area in front of the groundfloor, the Common room to Play Billard etc......

                                                                    And last but not least: Silvie and Phil.

                                                                    A Taste of True Italian Hospitality.......

                                                                    Gillian T.

                                                                    It is very hard to summarise my stay at Palazzo Rossa Farm as there were so many wonderful facets to it. From the warm welcome of our hosts Phil and Silvie (who go over and above what is expected to ensure happy visitors) to the beautiful backdrop of the hills surrounding the farm, the lovingly renovated building that housed our apartment, the plethora of flora and fauna (dogs, pigs, donkeys, horses, chickens, sheep - sorry if I forgot anyone!), the singing of the cicadas, the stunning sun sets and the glorious facilities available to us - everything that any young or old family/couple would need to make their holiday complete. I only hope to return soon to drink of its goodness. Thanks Phil and Silvie for making it one to remember!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    It is always lovely to get feedback from our guests and it is nice to know that they enjoyed their time here and are looking forward to coming back to stay.

                                                                    Phil and Silvy

                                                                    Schöner Aufenthalt!!

                                                                    susanne s.

                                                                    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt im Palazzo Rosso.

                                                                    Die Apartments sind gut ausgestattet und schön eingerichtet.

                                                                    Die Umgebung und die Ausflugsziele sind lohnenswert. Phil & Sylvie haben sich toll gekümmert! Gerne wieder!

                                                                    One of the best places I stayed at

                                                                    Alon S.

                                                                    A pleasant house in a great location.

                                                                    The apartment was very nice and in addition to it the children used the pool and the great playing room and took the free bicycles that are at the place and travel around.

                                                                    The place is located few minutes from the highway with an easy access to Venice , Verona etc. But it is steel in a nice and rural area.

                                                                    The hosts help us with all that was needed and gave us a lot of helpful information about the area.

                                                                    To summarize , highly commanded.



                                                                    Virginia H.

                                                                    Perfect in every way. Clean, private, beautiful interior, air conditioning, shared washer and dryer, bikes, vino, pool, and great vistas. Has parking and a short walk to public transit. I have NO complaints. Highly Recommend!


                                                                    Longare VI, Italy

                                                                    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

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Pet Fee

                                                                    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 credit card or bank transfer.

                                                                    62 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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