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Ancient farmhouse from Valpolicella dated from 1812

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House on the hill, four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, broad space to relax, Garden

Ancient farmhouse in stone of three floors perched on the hill; it offers a wonderful view over the valley. On the ground floor, you will find different environments: the old barn, transformed into a wide porch and heated by a mighty chimney, the kitchen which is equipped with white goods and dishwasher, the dining room for 8 people, and the two living rooms with satellite TV and a small library, all with chimneys. On the first floor you will find the bedrooms, all with a view over the valley. They can accommodate up to seven people. The bedrooms come in different styles: one large bedroom with a king bed, that with previous notification can accommodate a small bed for children, double bedroom with single beds and a chimney, another double bedroom. All of them have exposed beams. Lastly, a refined single bedroom with a wallpaper from the era. Two recently restored vintage bathrooms that offer wide showers; the building concludes with one laundry room. On the outside there is a garden equipped with tables and small beds, and also there are wide green spaces that are part of the farm.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Paola

We represent the third generation of our old family that has always lived at Verona. Our family ancestors include various local artists, painters and colloquial poets. We are two professionals passionate for travelling, nature, and the beauties that surround us; The Valpolicella, the Garda Lake, the dolomites and our Verona, a UNESCO patrimony. We dedicate part of our free time to whoever wants to visit these places.

Paola purchased this chateau / country house in 1966

Why Paola chose Verona

My family has been dedicated to this house from three generations ago. My grandfather; reaching the end of his working career, had made this his summer residence, restoring it completely.

In the eighties, my parents continued the family tradition by making further improvements. A few years ago the third generation completed the restoration. The house has always been opened to our friends for dinners and tours in the farmland, moreover in the season when cherries are harvested in our orchard. Our idea to offer our house for your vacation is born precisely from this innate inclination towards hospitality.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We have spent our childhood in this house and love every single detail. Our house is a true residence typical of the area, restored by respecting the local traditions and using materials from the place. In the entrance near the iron bell, there is an engraving that reminds us of year 1812. All the environments have exposed beams and old wooden floors. The old barn is now a fresh environment with a collection of old tools of the peasants tradition. Underneath the house there is a typycal cellar carved within the stone. On the outside a wide garden offers a colourful view depending on the season.


Marano di Valpolicella Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Recently restored bathrooms with vintage toilets and wide crystal showers, the toilet and bidet are equipped with a hot water heater
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom of over 25 meters with exposed beams, equipped with furniture in Provencal style, Maria Teresa crystal chandelier, an Aubusson carpet. One small children bed at your disposal
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
upon request we arrange traditional dinners with a personal cook


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Ancient farmhouse from Valpolicella dated from 1812
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful home in amazing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this beautiful home. The owners are very hospitable, responsive and helpful. We were offered a guided tour at a local winery. The home was clean and exactly as described.

The view is amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and lovely village.

  • 3 of 5

We booked the farmhouse because we wanted somewhere large and quiet to house our family and to house all of our "stuff" prior to my daughter's wedding.This is a holiday rental which is in a wonderful location in a lovely village but which, nevertheless,requires the visitor to disregard a few home comforts because it is remote. There are many beautiful parts of the UK countryside where a visitor would have the same problem. Technically, wifi is available but browsing the internet is not really possible and we were unable to send or collect messages. Availability of hot water is limited and we could have done with more large bath towels.It would have made for a better first impression if the grass at the front of the house had been cut before we arrived. It is, however, a wonderful location, the house is full of character and Stefano will prepare you a lovely Italian slow dinner as an extra.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, we are happy you enjoyed our house, its position in the heart of Valpolicella and our dinner. We are sorry for some noticed problems. During the two weeks before your arrival it had been a great drought that compromised the grass, despite the care. Concerning WiFi it's the first year we areassociated to this society, but we think the basic connection is available. Probably, the strong winds moved the dish. Regarding the availability of hot water, the choice of the electric boiler has been done in relation to the use of the holiday home, with spread- out times. However, we hope to have you as appreciated guests again.
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Grafing bei München/ Germany

Idyllische Lage, wunderschönes Natursteinhaus, prima Service!

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben als Familie mit 7 Erwachsenen einen erholsamen Aufenthalt in der Weinanbauregion genossen. Auch der Garten ist ein Traum mit dem Blick und Zugang in die als Terrassen angelegten Hänge: Kirsch-

und Apricosenbäume , Olivenbäume und Weinreben sind zu finden. Die Lage des Hauses ist gut für Ausflüge zu Weingütern und nach Verona. Zum Gardasee etwas länger mit ca. 50min durch die spannende Region mit vielen Natursteinanbietern. Das Haus ist prima ausgestattet, wir haben uns schnell zurechtgefunden. Der Service durch Stefano, Sohn der Vermieterin, war sehr gut und auch bei kurzfristigen Fragen oder Problemen super schnell. Für Naturliebhaber, die auch gerne selbst kochen, den Abwasch nicht scheuen und ruhig wohnen möchten, perfekt! Die schmale Zufahrt läßt sich mit nicht zu großen Fahrzeugen meistern. Mille Grazie Paola e Stefano!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Fantastiskt hus med oslagbar utsikt

  • 5 of 5

Vi var ett sällskap på åtta personer, varav ett barn på två år som bodde i huset under en vecka. Huset är fantastiskt och finare än vi hade vågat hoppats på. Och utsikten! Helt underbart läge med utsikt över hela vindruvsdalen! Vi var där i slutet av september när vindruvorna skördades överallt, det var en häftig upplevelse.

Huset var städat, fräscht och hade det mesta man kan tänkas behöva. Fastighetsägarna var väldigt service-minded och hjälpte gärna till vid behov och svarade på alla frågor. Vi hade genom Stefano bokat en kock som tillsammans med Stefano och hans fru (?) lagade en väldigt god middag till oss samma kväll som vi kom. Det var toppen!

Det enda negativa var att det inte var någon em/kvällssol att njuta av på gården. Och att sängarna var väldigt hårda!

Men vi är alla oerhört nöjda med att vi valde detta charmiga hus.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Haus inmitten der Weinberge!

  • 5 of 5

Mit 4, bzw. 5 Personen haben wir eine gute Woche dort verbracht und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Vermieter (vertreten durch Sohn Stefano), waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

HAUS: Die Einrichtung hat uns sehr gut gefallen und passt zum Charme des alten Hauses. Bequeme Betten, schöne Bäder (schöner als auf den Bildern) und besonders der Sitzplatz auf dem Kies mit Blick auf die Weinberge ist wundervoll. Der übergroße Holztisch draußen gefiel besonders. Der moderne Gasherd in der Küche ist ein Knaller. Der Spülstein war eine Herausforderung und nicht jedes Weinglas hat überlebt. Kräutergarten ist vor der Tür.

Das Haus selbst ist über einen schmalen Zuweg von der Hauptstraße in San Rocco zu erreichen und liegt damit quasi abgeschieden am Hang. Einzige Störgeräusche sind Landwirtschaftsgeräte der Winzer und die nahegelegene Wurstwarenfabrik. Es gibt eine Gartendusche.

LAGE: Supermärkte (Famila), Weinhändler und Restaurants findet man im Umkreis von wenigen Kilometern (mit dem Auto wg. Serpentinen ca. 20 Minuten). Der Gardasee selbst ist eine halbe Stunde zum nächsten Spot (Lazise, Bardolino) entfernt.

FAZIT: Wir fanden es klasse, erholsam und würden jederzeit wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Fantastische Lage in ruhiger Umgebung mit überwältigender Sicht.

  • 5 of 5

Großzügiges Haus, im antiken Landhausstil eingerichtet. Große Schlafzimmer, moderne Bäder mit Regendusche und Bidet. Wir waren als Familie mit sieben Personen und haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Vor allem der Sitz- und Essplatz im Garten mit großartiger Aussicht hat es uns angetan. Einmal dort, will man sich nicht mehr wegbewegen. Die Vermieter, Sohn Stefano und Irene, waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Einziger Wermutstropfen, der schöne, antike Spülstein ist zum Abwasch etwas unpraktisch, vielleicht fehlen nur geeignete Abwaschschüsseln.

Wir würden auf alle Fälle das Ferienhaus wieder nehmen.

Christine und Arne

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Valerio Catullo
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
San Rocco of Marano
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Lake Garda, Torri del Benaco - Maderno
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Sommacampagna - Costermano
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Verona Porta Nuova
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A22 Modena Brennero Casello VR North
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
San Rocco of Marano
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lake Garda
Car: necessary

Our farm is located at San Rocco of Marano of Valpolicella, the resort dates from the early ninety seventy. We are located in the heart of the Classic Valpolicella, half way between Verona and the Garda Lake. In the vicinity, you can visit the ruins of the roman temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Numerous churches, such as the Romanesque parish church of Saint Floriano and the church of Saint Maria Valverde can be visited in the locality of Pezza. In the surroundings areas you can find the waterfalls of Molina and the archaeological site of the Fumane caverns. The choice of taverns and restaurants is very broad. There are numerous wine pubs where you can taste and purchase our Amarone wine. Various panoramic paths allow easy day hikes, the hilly landscape promotes bike and mountain bike trips. In the Valgatara fraction you will find an ATM and a grocery shop. The Negrar Hospital can be reached easily


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $152.65
Additional Guest Fee $23.49 per person per night
Damage Deposit $293.57

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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