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Marvelous Rice mill with garden in castle complex, near beach and Venice

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Amazing 4 room rice mill in quiet castle complex, near beach and Venice

This fantastic home was an ancient rice mill and is situated in the heart of the castle complex and is surrounded by lovely gardens and streams.


The rice mill rooms are normally rented independently as bed and breakfast rooms.

In this case the price is 160€ per room/night including buffet breakfast.


The Whole rice mill can also be rented as an 8 person occupation home on a weekly base.

In this case the price is 2.500 € per week.

For each additional person over 8 people, for a maximum of 2 additional people, there will be an additional charge of 40 € per day.

Well educated and clean dogs are welcome

The 4 rooms are situated on the first floor.

Each room has a different color and are beautifully equipped with hand-painted furniture, wooden beams and floors, curtains, carpets, air conditioning and private bathroom with sink with green glass surface, WC and whirl bathtub with shower enclosure.

On the groundfloor there are a nice entrance, an equipped kitchen and a very big dining / sitting room, where there are still the ancient stones used for peeling the rice.

The mill has access to the castle's lovely garden and it is possibile to organise a BBQ and breakfasts outside, where there is outdoor furniture.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriella W. di Strassoldo
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Gabriella W. di Strassoldo

Gabriella (nickname: Lella) Williams di Strassoldo is the owner of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra. She has dedicated her life to the extensive restoration of her family's estate, the castle of Strassoldo, formed by a central building, gardens and a series of building once used for administrative and rural purposes. Many parts of the complex were total ruins up to 20 years ago.

She grew up in Britain, Germany, Austria and Italy and speaks fluent English, French, German and Italian. She brought her 'European' experience and mentality to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, implementing many tourist activities that involved also other castles of the region.

In the last 20 years she organised many fund raising activities (exhibitions, visits, weddings, workshops, presentations, etc.) with the aim to carry out the heavy restoration works.

After renovating many parts of the main building of the castle and its garden, she brought back the archives in 2001 and restored its ground floor and garden in 2008. In 2009 the the rice mill and the nearby tower, which were total ruins were restored and turned into bed and breakfast facilities. In 2012 the guards' houses and the Vicinity, which were also ruins, were restored and turned into holiday homes.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

In La Pileria del Riso (rice mill) of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra you can breathe the magical flair of a private castle which belongs to the family since more than a thousand years, enjoy nature, peace and all comforts.

If you rent a B&B room the owner prepares a rich breakfast buffet with local specialities and in the good season you can have breakfast in the park.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Marvelous Rice mill with garden in castle complex, near beach and Venice
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Rice Mill more than exceeded our expectations. The Castile de Strassoldo was a beautiful place. The gardens were spectacular. We are very thankful to Nedea who greeted us and baked us a delicious loaf of bread in the morning (not to mention teaching our daughter how to make it). We had a very relaxing time while at the Castle. There was so much to explore in the area (wineries, beaches, ruins, etc). We loved visiting the local supermarket each morning. We hope to return some day. Thank you to Gabrielle for sharing her home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, It was lovely to have you as our guests and I am so happy that you felt at home. That's how it should be as we want guests to feel well and enjoy the home and gardens as well and the many local attractions. Many warm regards to you and your wonderful family Lella
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  • 5 of 5

We travel a lot throughout Europe and stay at various places - hotels, condos, houses, etc. and rarely get as much as surprised, not to mention excited. However, this property is just something out of a dream book. Not only this is a romantic historical property beautifully rebuilt from its medieval past, but it is marvelously and tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and just - for a lack of words I just have to repeat myself - fantastic. On the top of all, the gracious and friendly host is anxious to offer any assistance (e.g. information, bikes, tour of the castle) to make your stay. To sum this all up: We loved every minute of our stay and certainly will return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow ! Thank you so much for your great review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay here. This is a place only people who love nature, flair and culture, off highly beaten tourist tracks, can appreciate. You are a lovely, warm and very interesting family: a dream for any owner that opens his home. It was really nice to meet you and do hope to have to possibility to see you again in the future.
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An unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

The Rice Mill and the whole Strassoldo Castle are a wonderful unforgettable place to stay. The property is spectacular and very unique. We travel frequently, renting 2-4 different homes every year. This is definitely one of the most memorable ones we have ever stayed at. The owner is very hospitable and welcoming. The accommodations are spectacular. The bedrooms are very large, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The bathrooms are modern. We were able to eat all out meals outside in the gardens, which are very well maintained, relaxing and charming. It is a very peaceful serene place perfect for a relaxing vacation. We were a group of 9, including 5 children, and even our youngest kids could tell this was a very unique place. Not to mention that they thought it was a really cool thing to stay in a castle. I would recommend this property for pretty much anyone: it can be a very grown up getaway or a family place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words. I was very happy to meet you and hope some day to see you again. You are a lovely family and I wish you a lot of happiness and all the best :-)
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Trieste airport of Ronchi dei Legionari
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar H
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Cervignano del Friuli
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Palmanova exit
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Trattoria Fricheria al Cavallino, Strassoldo
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Tarvisio, Pramollo/Nassfeld
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This lovely Rice mill is situated in the heart of the Upper Castle complex and has access on the castle's gardens.

Its the ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday in contact with nature, history and culture.

You can go walking or jogging in the nearby natural reserve of the twin Lower castle, go swimming or sunbathing at the nearby golden beach of Grado, where you can also make nice boat tours in the great Lagoon of Grado, discover many nice local historical attractions of this relatively unknown area, like:

- the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia

- the beautiful historical centre of Grado with good fish restaurants

- Cividale, the ancient capital of the Longobards

- the lovely port-town of Trieste with its three castles and nice squares

- Udine, the main town of Friuli with its centre, castle and nice 'osterias' where you can taste the excellent wine of the region

and many other places.

The castle is in a great setting and is very quiet.

Strassoldo is in a very central position of north-east Italy and from here you can quickly reach:

- Venice (1 hours' drive)

- Austria (1 hour's drive)

- Slovenia (35 minutes' drive)

- the lovely rocky coast of Istria with very nice ports and towns where you can eat good fish (1 hour's drive).

Otherwise why not try a riding course, with English speaking teachers, at the nearby stables 'Circolo Ippico Palmanova'. The club also organizes lovely riding tours on the walls of the nearby fortress of Palmanova and other great tracks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £431
Pet Fee £0

The rice mill rooms are normally rented individually with Bed and Breakfast accommodation for a minimum 2 night stay.
In this case the price of the room including breakfast is 160 € per night

It can also be rented as a self catering house (8 person occupation). In this case the price is Euro 2500 per week including costs

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Strassoldo in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , On the groundfloor there is a toilet with small sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom of the light blue room with whirl bathtub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom of green room with whirl bathtub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom of yellow room with whirl bathtub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom of pink room with whirl bathtub/shower
  • All four rooms have a bathroom with whirl bathtub with shower enclosure, sink with green glass surface and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Light blue room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , this room has a small terrace
    Bedroom 2 - Green room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Yellow room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - Pink room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The four bedrooms have different colours and have hand-painted furniture, wooden beams and floors, curtains, carpets, a bathroom with whirl bathtub and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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