|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Lake House, is a two floors detached guest house situated in the heart of the romantic park of the Relais near the lake.
The Lake House, enjoyable every season of the year, each with a different atmosphere has:
- the ground floor is formed from a dining room with a table for 6, a kitchen with cellar, a bathroom and a sitting room (with real fire place) that leads to a veranda with outside dining furniture and a BBQ - perfect for al fresco dining on the warm Italian evenings.
- on the first floor there are three spacious bedrooms: 2 doubles (one can became twin) both with balconies, 1 twin room and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with bath and shower).
The Lake House can be rented as a self catering or B&B basis. All the rooms and bedrooms have garden and lake views. It is ideal for: family with children; a small group of friends or two families with children since it can accommodate up to 6 people.
Villa Mandriola and the Lake House are encircled from a private park of 5 hectares where you will find green lawns, various secular trees, hills and a lake.
The Relais can be rented as your charming holiday accommodation in Italy for small to large party, families sharing or business meetings where experience the magic atmosphere of living in a historical villa with the pleasures of the elements in a beautiful environment.
By renting one of this properties, you will have access to the entire private park, the above ground swimming pool (dimenensions 12x6x1,5m) open from the beginning of June to the beginning of September.
Villa Mandriola and the Lake House are situated in the heart of a highly suggestive setting; just 4km away from the medieval jewel of Padova and from here it is possible to reach easily the cities of Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Bologna, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Firenze and also the south river of Lake Garda.
We initially booked to stay in the Lake House but were asked to accept an upgrade to the main villa at no extra charge. It was a real experience to stay in such a large, old, characterful building rather than the modern villas we were used to. The surrounding parkland is beautiful and very peaceful and it is only a short walk through the grounds to the outdoor swimming pool. Mr San was very welcoming and friendly. We would advise that anyone planning a stay make sure they know how to find the property as it is set behind large metal gates and it took us a good hour driving around the village trying to find the entrance. It is in an ideal location for exploring Venice, Verona, Bologna and Padova and Padova has a good train service to all the main cities. If you are English like us and like your tea you may want to take a kettle as a coffee maching is provided but we had to boil water in a saucepan to make tea!
I couldn't change the star rating to one! This villa is not fit for a family holiday. the other reviews for this villa are about other properties on the estate, not the Lake House. It was damp (even the bed covers) smelt and the fridge was all mouldy. Using the air conditioning in the main bedroom tripped all the lights. There was mould in the shower room and loose sockets in the main bedroom. We lost connection to the internet the fifth day. There was not dvd player or hairdryer as specified. We also were given no directions on hour to get there and no one told us how to give back the key and remote for the gate at the end of our stay. The pool was ok, but we only used it once, as we used the villa as a base to sleep in to see the lovely Venice and surrounding areas. Very disappointed as the week before for the same money we had stayed in a lovely villa in Rome.
We stayed in the separate coach house apartment on this property. It was one of the most spacious properties we stayed in in Italy, comfortably sleeping six in bedrooms without the need of a sofa bed in the living area. The kids loved the freedom of wandering around the extensive grounds filled with ducks, geese, goats and other animals and the owners were very accommodating and friendly. It is a beautiful old property and very private once inside the grounds. A large shopping centre close by allowed ease of purchasing anything needed during the stay. About 4km from the centre of Padova.
Ne manquez pas cette location formidable, idéale si vous avez des enfants. Les propriétaires sont charmants et le conte Uberto di San Bonifacio parle un français presque parfait. Cette maison se situe à l'entrée de la propriété, elle est spacieuse, et hormis un coin de jardin, vous disposez à volonté de l'ensemble du parc, où circulent toute sorte d'animaux : écureuils, tortues d'eau, cygnes, oies et canards, chèvres. Tout cela vit en bonne entente. Au cœur du parc, une piscine hors sol idéale pour les enfants (l'eau arrive à la taille), une ou deux bouée à disposition, avec un coin barbecue et repas... Que du bonheur en rentrant d'une journée de visite sur Padoue. L'accès y est rapide et trois jours ne sont pas de trop pour la visiter, mais il y a aussi les collines Euganeennes et les villas Paladiennes, et bien sûr Venise avec un train toute les 20 min... De plus, vous bénéficiez des commerces situés à deux pas, dont un grand centre commercial. Mais nous vous recommandons le Prix, le plus proche, où vous trouverez tout ce qu'il vous faut, pas cher : pesto frais, pâtes fraîches, parmesan entre autre.
The city of St Anthony and home to Italy’s second-oldest university, Padua (Padova to the locals) is also the site of one of the most remarkable works of late Gothic art (prefiguring the Renaissance) in Northern Italy. Just 30km west of Venice, this dynamic town, with its arcaded streets and fetching medieval centre is the ideal location to start exploring the Veneto region without having to bear the stress of being in Venice. Wander bustling markets in the old town centre, admire Giotto’s masterpiece of painting here and contemplate St Anthony’s Basilica.
Amongst the major attractions in Padua is the Scrovegni Chapel with fresco by Giotto, the Basilica di Sat Anthony and the Botanical Gardens.
Southwest of the ancient university town of Padua you find yourself immersed in lush vineyards. This is the scenic wine region of the Eugenean Hills (Colli Euganei to the locals). The Natural Park is characterized by its steep, almost triangular volcanic hills, its medieval hamlets and monasteries (many still inhabited by Benedictine monks) and by its unspoiled landscapes here you will be able to try the many delicious al-fresco trattorias (restaurants), adventure yourself in the natural park either by car, cycling or horse riding.