BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC FARMHOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEWS BETWEEN VERONA & LAKE GARDA

Kate Ward-Perkins

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Speaks english, french, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC FARMHOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEWS BETWEEN VERONA & LAKE GARDA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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4 bedrooms, sleeps 6 to 8; ideal for sight-seeing, wine-tasting and walking.

Perfect for a relaxing rural holiday, or as a base to explore the natural beauties and cultural riches of the Veneto. 'Il Castello' is situated on the spur of a vine-clad hill in Valpolicella, a famous wine-growing region of Italy. Our lovingly restored and attractively furnished 17th century farmhouse is only 20 minutes from Verona, one of Italy's most beautiful cities, with its famous opera festival in the Roman Arena, and about 40 minutes from the beaches and spectacular scenery of Lake Garda. It also offers ready access to the mountains and to the many historic and beautiful cities of the Veneto (Venice, Mantua, Vicenza, Ferrara, Padua etc). Opening onto a peaceful courtyard, the house has a large living/dining room, a well-equipped kitchen (with dishwasher), four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room with washing machine and third WC. A wisteria-covered terrace, with stunning views of the mountains towards Lake Garda, provides a wonderful eating-out and sitting area.

Il Castello: The property is part of a large seventeenth-century farmhouse complex built around a shared courtyard. The main farmhouse, on the opposite side of the courtyard, is occupied by permanent Italian residents, including the owner's brother-in-law, Hugh Ward-Perkins and his Italian wife, Paola, who are both bilingual, and are always very ready to help with problems and queries.

The accommodation: The accommodation is in two parts, either side of the impressive entrance portico into the courtyard. The main part includes a large downstairs sitting/dining-room, and an attractive and well-appointed kitchen; upstairs is the main double bedroom, a bathroom tiled in local pink marble, and a second smaller bedroom with two beds.

The other part of the accommodation, the ‘Fienile’, is a converted hayloft. Upstairs, reached by an external staircase, is a double bedroom with spectacular views across the valley, and an attached shower-room with WC. Downstairs is another double bedroom/playroom, most suitable as a children's bedroom, with double doors opening onto the courtyard. Next to it is a laundry-room, with a washing machine, sink and WC.

It is possible for those staying in the Fienile to be reasonably autonomous, which makes it well-suited to having family or friends to stay. The division of the house also makes it pleasant to use in smaller numbers.

Outside Areas: There are two sitting-out areas with shade - one under a portico on the courtyard side; the other on the valley side under a pergola planted with wisteria, oleanders and a fig tree.

The courtyard is shared with the other owners, and provides a pleasant sitting-out area and a safe and sheltered play space for children, with an olive tree, fig tree, and the original large stone washing basins filled with running water from a stream which runs underneath the courtyard. There are chairs and a stone table for eating out on the terrace, as well as deck-chairs, and a barbecue.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kate Ward-Perkins (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted you to know we saw the caretaker with her adorable grandson this morning and she returned our deposit... We had a wonderful tour with Mario yesterday ... He and Anne were wonderful. We left the white and black cat there although I would have taken the white cat with me if I could!



Next time we will do a walking tour with Mario. The castle is beautiful and wonderfully appointed. The walking trails are beautiful. So thank you so very much.



We really got the flavor of the geography going up to the small vineyards. I loved seeing the cows, grassy fields and donkeys.
May 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 15 reviews
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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
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Negrar Verona
Breda
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
Everything you hope for in a home away and more. We had a great time and do recommend this place if you want to visit the opera in Verona, a daytrip to Venice or around lake Garda.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
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Negrar Verona
5

A fantastic week!

  • 5 of 5
A lovely peaceful house set amongst beautiful countryside with great views. We ate all our meals outside under the vine on the terrace. Really relaxing - you could stroll into the local town with its market and restaurants, or through the woods up the hill, or drive easily into Verona. We thoroughly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
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Negrar Verona
5

A house for friends and family!

  • 5 of 5
From the first moment we arrived to having to leave Il Castello, we loved every minute! The house is welcoming and cozy and with late April weather being less than cooperative, the six of us cooked almost every night and enjoyed sitting around the large wooden table with a fire going all evening. The kitchen is well equipped, the house is very clean, beds are comfortable and above all - the house is authentic.

We did venture out down the hill to buy wine from the neighboring winery - which is excellent and great value, and we also managed to stroll to a nearby restaurant for a fantastic pizza. (The name of the restaurant, among others, is in a book left at the house with lots of tips and comments from other guests.) But most of the time we were happy to hang out around the house. And when the sun did pop out for a bit we sat on the terrace over looking the hills and the village below or in front of the huge wooden door to the courtyard. We could have explored the area more but chose to enjoy the house. So If you are looking for a place that offers that option plus a location that enables you to explore the area then Il Castello is the place! We will definitely return and hope to stay longer- in fact as soon as we got home, we put in a request for dates next year. I can highly recommend a stay at this lovely house.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
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Negrar Verona
Frankfurt, Germany
5

Brilliant House in Negrar

  • 5 of 5
What a brilliant cosy place to stay. This House has it all. Wonderful open fireplace for cooler nights. Lovely clean comfy beds. Detached House lovely as well and perfect for extra guests. This is real rustic Italy. Wonderful neighbours, great delicious Italian wines can be purchased nice and cheap from the Vineyard you can see from the House. Views are to die for. Close to Verona, the playground, and supermarkets. You won't regret staying here and we would gladly come back to this quiet, tranquil spot.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
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Negrar Verona
4

Very nice place, lovely veranda, beautiful region.

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at il Castello : hot and sunny, perfect to enjoy the veranda, a bit of rest, card games and BBQ with the kids.
We’ve been visiting the beautiful town of Verona several times, we enjoyed a great Traviata at the Arena, we went swimming at the Garda Lake and hiking at the Monte Baldo and in the hills.
Also we followed the owner's advice for shops and restaurants in the village and got very happy with it.
The house was clean, well maintained and is renovated/decorated with taste.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Beautiful historic farmhouse with stunning views between Verona & Lake Garda
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Negrar Verona
5

Il Castello, Negrar, Italy

  • 5 of 5
Our family (2 adults, 3 children aged 13, 16 and 19) had a wonderful week's holiday, staying at Il Castello and using it as a base to explore the delights of Verona, Venice, Lake Garda and the local area. The house is very characterful and full of charm. We were there during a cold spell at the start of April, so we lit a log fire each evening which was really lovely. It is peaceful with super views over the valley to the front and up to the hills behind. We all enjoyed watching the lizards sun themselves on nearby olive trees when the sun came out and watching and listening to the birds in the garden outside. The owners were very communicative from the start and sent us very detailed instructions for everything, including very good recommendations for the best local supermarket, restaurants and where to go to buy logs. We tried two of the recommended local restaurants, the Pizzeria alle Vigne and L’Enoteca in Negrar - both served some of the most delicious food we've ever tasted. Negrar has a real feel of community about it, and all the people were very friendly and helpful, especially when they realised that we spoke no Italian. We would definitely like to return to Il Castello another time. Next time we'll book Mario for his highly recommended wine tour as Il Castello is literally surrounded by vineyards!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Verona - Valerio Catullo Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Negrar
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Verona
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Verona Nord
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
San Peretto
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lake Garda
Car: necessary

Il Castello is peacefully situated, about 1 kilometre above the small town of Negrar, near Verona, which has excellent specialist food shops (butcher, greengrocer, baker etc.), a weekly market, and a large supermarket close by. There are lots of fantastic restaurants and pizzerias in the area. Negrar is the centre of the famous Valpolicella wine-growing region, characterised by excellent wineries and romantic medieval churches, set against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery. Verona (about 20 minutes away), built on the banks of the River Adige, is one of Italy's most beautiful and civilised cities, with its Roman bridge and amphitheatre, world-famous Opera Festival in the Roman Arena di Verona, medieval castle, a host of wonderful churches, and stylish bars, restaurants and shops. Il Castello is perfectly located for access to Verona, the beaches of Lake Garda, and to Mantua, Vicenza and Venice, but its hillside location ensures tranquillity and a degree of cool in the heat of summer.

Other Activities: Arena di Verona's world-famous open air Opera Festival in the Roman Amphitheatre. Vinitaly (6-9 April 2014) - a major annual wine fair with exhibitors from all over the world. Personalised wine-tasting tours of small local vineyards; discover the delights of Amarone, Ripasso, & Recioto and buy direct from the dedicated individuals who make them. Eat in down-to-earth local trattorias or Michelin-starred restaurants. Soak up the atmosphere of some of Italy's least discovered but most beautiful medieval and Renaissance cities. Visit the villas of Palladio. Swim in the dramatic mountain scenery of Lake Garda. Let off steam at Gardaland Water Park.

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Availability & Rates

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Negrar Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 22 2014 - Oct 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
€225
From
€250
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,250
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2014/15
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 8 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
€300
From
€300
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 9 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€300
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€300
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€250
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€200
From
€250
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,200
€2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €80
Notes These rental rates are for a maximum of 8 people. The house has 4 double bedrooms. Please be aware that the beds in the downstairs fienile bedroom are 90 cm wide, and this bedroom is best-suited to children & teenagers.

We ask for 30% of the rent as a non-refundable deposit to confirm a booking.

The balance is due six weeks before the start of your holiday.
Rent includes gas (exce
30% of rent due to secure booking. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Refundable damages deposit of 250 euros to be paid in cash on arrival (or by sterling cheque in advance). Gas for central heating is charged at cost & payable in cash on departure.
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Amenities

Amenities

Negrar Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Shared by the master and second bedroom in the main house.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ensuite shower room for Upstairs Fienile Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Laundry with sink & toilet, next door to children's bedroom
  • The bathroom in the main house is tiled in the pink marble characteristic of the Veneto region; the shower-room and laundry room in the Fienile are tiled with hand-painted Italian tiles. The main bathroom has a large walk-in shower, W.C., basin, & bidet. The en-suite shower room in the upstairs fienile bedroom has a shower, W.C. and hand basin. There is a third W.C. and sink in the Laundry Room, which is immediately adjacent to the downstairs fienile bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Folding travel cot for a baby available
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs fienile - 2 child bed , This room has 90cm (2’6”) single beds suitable for children
    Upstairs fienile (en suite) - 1 queen
  • The main bedroom has a king-size bed with nineteenth-century painted headboard; the small bedroom has two separate beds with similar headboards. These bedrooms share the main bathroom, which is tiled in Verona marble. The 'Fienile' has a double bedroom on the first floor with en-suite shower room, and a twin bedroom on the ground floor, next to the laundry room which has its own toilet and sink. There is also a folding travel cot and high chair available for a baby. The ground floor bedroom in the Fienile is the smallest of the four bedrooms and is best suited as a children's bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are portable electric fans for all the rooms; the house has thick stone walls, traditional shutters and terracotta floors which help to keep the house cool in summer. Although not ideal for the infirm or disabled, the living-rooms and one bed-room are on the ground floor. The bathrooms are both up one flight of stairs; on the ground floor there is a toilet and sink in the laundry room. .
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