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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 6 Palazzo Rosso

Bedrooms 2
Space 60 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Apartment 6 Palazzo Rosso

Second floor two bedroom apartment with fantastic glass fronted living, dining and kitchen area which looks out and down to a 350 square metre 'Portico' guest relaxation and entertainment area. The view also extends beyond the 7 stone arches of the portico to the garden and farm beyond. The apartment has a 4.5 metre high original terracotta tile and beam ceiling with supporting trusses passing through the rooms. Classic larch wood floor. 400 year old exposed stone walls.

The apartment is very well furnished with locally made solid wood furniture and kitchen with contemporary lighting. The kitchen has a solid granite work surface.

Both bedrooms are north facing with views out to 5000 square metre Villa Palazzo Rosso courtyard garden.

The apartment is both heated and air conditioned.

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About the property

Holiday apartments

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 just been completely and lovingly restored, retaining all original features, beams, solid stone walls, fireplaces etc. There is a 300 square metre 10 metre high beamed barn for guest use, paved with local stone. A 13.5x6 metre pool was installed in the spring 2008. There are extensive gardens for guests on both sides of the building, as well as an orchard and courtyard animals (horse, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and dogs).

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 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. 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. 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.

Upon request it is possible to rent out a 110 square metre communal room with kitchen and bathroom situated next to the apartments.

The apartments have access to a first floor 140 square metre 6 metre high open plan communal room.

The apartments have use of a communal laundry room with a washing machine, two washing sinks, clothes drying facilities, ironing board and iron.

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Property Manager
Philip Frankland
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was very comfortable, perfect for a family with small children. The satellite TV, DVD player & stereo made life easier when it rained. The kitchen was very well equipped and there were lots of great places to go out for dinner, the Italians all take their children out with them which was a nice change and made our evenings much more enjoyable.

There were lots of places to go and visit close by, we stayed for nearly two weeks and still didn't get to see everything.

We had a great time staying over new year, we even joined in a local new years party which was great fun.

looking forward to coming back soon.

Henry, Caroline, Sarah & Freya Iddon. Blackpool, England.

Comfortable, nice showers, enough towels, good beds, very complete kitchen.

Nice surroundings, beautiful hills, well located to the A4 highway.

We like the fire outside.

You've been very helpful and kind.

We like the fresh eggs !!

Ambra Walstra & friends from Holland
Nov 2007
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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 bank transfer or by credit card.


Longare Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms can be made up as singles or large doubles.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The apartment sleeps a maximum of 5 with the use of the sofa bed in the living area. There is a utility room on the first floor which is for guest use with two sinks, a washing machine, clothes driers, an Iron and ironing board and some 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Apartment 6 Palazzo Rosso
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Lovely base for Veneto

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids age 6 and 3) stayed at this lovely place the week before Palm Sunday, and were the first in the season, profiting from the calm before the Easter rush (we had the place all to ourselves). It was in impeccable condition, well-prepared, modern furnishings. Pool was not yet filled but we did not miss it.

Phil and Sylvi were great and helpful hosts and a found of knowledge for local things to do. They run a farm there though they live a bit away (they will come over at 23h to fix the internet, if needed). You hear machinery and meet some farm hands, but will also get a chance to watch hens, horses, sheep and other animals. (When we were there, two goats were born.)

It’s great for families with little children: the yard is fenced and protected, and there are toys and games galore. The place is perfect for letting kids roam and for communal barbecues, with plenty of tables and chairs on the patio (but every apartment also has their private kitchen).

Things to be aware of:

- Wi-Fi works great.

- There are various apartments, some on the ground floor with direct access to the patio, others one or two flights of stairs up (no elevator). If this matters, ask.

- The location is about a 20 minutes south of Vicenza. The farm is off a busy road and you hear the traffic. It didn’t bother us, and you have good access to the motor ways to Venice, Verona and other places.

- You need a car. Phil and Sylvi offer bikes: they may be an option for some (there are plenty of bike paths) but not for us.

- Nice feature: they stock local wine at cost and you pay what you use (honor system).

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here on the farm and that you found the time to write a helpful review for our future guests. Phil and Silvy
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A wonderful , relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

A delightful holiday , accommodation first class in a great location for travelling to Venice and Verona and beyond . The pool was very appreciated with the temperature reaching 37 degrees . Sylvi and Phil couldn't to enough to help the whole experience was wonderful will definitely go back very soon .

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming and romantic. Also great for kids :)

  • 5 of 5

Really nice stay. Beautiful surroundings. Very helpful and kind owners. Lots of good tips for the surrounding areas. Thank you Phil & Silvy XX

Simon and Anja, Copenhagen DK

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Geneva, Switzerland

Beautiful, rustic with wonderful hosts in great part of the country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week over a school mid-term break and had a super time here, loving the relaxed, natural environment. Sylvie and Phil are great hosts and always around to offer advice or help as they work the farm.

Brilliant for cyclists incl kids, this area connects to local towns via a flat cycle path - rail conversion. The local hills and nearby regional park are great for stronger riders and driving trips. I noted a limestone rock-climbing area a couple of km away.

Vicenza was bike able with the kids for a day trip. Padua is a short drive to see the Giotto paintings in the chapel. Venice is an easy day trip. Coming back to the farm each afternoon, the covered 400 year old barn makes an outdoor social gathering point to meet and talk with the other families/couples and watch the kids play. Nice pool, but too cold for us in October.

We went with owner Phil to see a local farmer pressing his grapes for wine making.

Truly enjoyable and relaxing place to base yourself out of for an extended visit to this part of Italy. Car is required.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your time here on the farm and I will let you know how the wine turned out when it will be ready in January !
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Very Good

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay with Phil and Silvy at the Pallazo de Rosso and were not disappointed. The usual high standards of looking after us on our stay and ensuring everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wunderschöner Entspannungsurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit 2 Erwachsenen und 2 Kindern (10J.) wunderschöne Tage in Longare verbracht, insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert!

(In English: very good, very nice!)

Anmietung über Homeaway problemlos, Vermieter beantwortete Fragen zügig per Email (auf Englisch). Vor der Anreise bereits ausführliche Infomail zu Anfahrt, Restaurants, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Ausflugzielen etc.

Gebäude wunderschöne, gute erhaltene alte Bausubstanz, zeitgemäß ausgestattet. Alles einwandfrei sauber! Wohnung 6 unterm Dach mit 2 Schlafzimmern nicht besonders groß, aber nicht zu eng. Gute Matratzen, Bettdecken landestypisch sehr dünn, bei Bedarf Wolldecken im Schrank. Drei einzelnd regelbare Klimaanlagen, für den Winter im Bad noch einen Heizkörper.

Küche mit Gasherd, Mikrowelle, Wasserkocher, Filterkaffeemaschine, Kühlschrank mit Gefrierfach, Geschirr und den üblichen Küchenutensilien, allerdings keine Spülmaschine. In der Küche Sat-TV, WLAN im ganzen Haus problemlos. Deutsche Schuko-Stecker brauchen Adapter, Euro-Stecker passen direkt.

Überdachter Vorplatz des Gebäudes mit Tischen und Stühlen zum draußen Sitzen. Im Eingangsbereich Kühlschrank mit Wein und Sekt aus lokaler Produktion (Kasse auf Vertrauensbasis, faire Preise), Weintrauben, frische Eier vom eigenen Hof, kostenlos.

Im ersten Stock Waschmaschine, Wäschetrockner und Trockenständer, im Erdgeschoß großer Aufenthaltsraum mit Wii, Playstation, PC, Drucker, Kicker, Poolbilliard und Spielen, alles in einwandfreiem Zustand, auf dem Vorhof Tischtennisplatte und einige Fahrräder zum Ausleihen.

Pool einwandfrei sauber, nicht überchlort, 1,3m tief, sowohl für Kinder als auch zum Schwimmen geeignet. Am Rand zwei Whirlpooldüsen,für die Kinder Wasserspielzeuge. Drumherum einige Liegestühle und Sonnenschirme.

Hinterm Pool eine Weide mit Enten, Hühnern, Ponys, Eseln uvm. Kinder können sie streicheln und beim Füttern helfen.

Die Vermieter Silvy und Phil waren mehrmals täglich am Haus, sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, auch bei Ausflugstipps, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten etc. Sprechen gut verständliches Englisch.

Besonders schön: im Grundpreis ist alles enthalten - Bettwäsche, Handtücher, Strom, Gas, Wasser, Endreinigung, Nutzung aller Sachen im Haus, WLAN, Fahrräder.

Das Umland ist schön, Landstraße hinterm Haus nur schwach befahren, von der Autobahn hört man nichts. Weit ab vom Massentourismus, die Leute sind freundlich, viele sprechen auch Englisch.

Alles in allem haben die Fotos und die anderen Bewertungen nicht zu viel versprochen!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso or Verona
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Stazione
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Valdastico South, Longare Montegaldella exit
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Trattoria Al Volto
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Chioggia or Lido near Venice
Car: recommended

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 prooducer.

Other Activities: Rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking in the 400 metre high Colli Berici hills


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