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Philip Frankland

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Italian

3 bedroom apartment in restored farmhouse with pool on 400 acre farm

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 10 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Vicenza Area - The Mulberries

3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment near to Venice

Apartment in restored farmhouse. On 2 floors. beamed ceilings. Main bedroom has 4 metre arched window overlooking garden & farmland. Upstairs has wooden & marble floors. Downstairs has terracotta tiles. 18th Century (working) stone fireplace, very well furnished with classical Italian walnut furniture. Independent entrances. Outside fireplace, pizza oven & above ground pool. 1-acre garden with mature trees. Courtyard parking & barn space for 2 cars. 200m tree lined driveway & electric gate. Very quiet & private location on 400 acre arable farm. Near (1km) to village with bank & shops. Beautiful views of Berici & Euganei hills. Only 17km from historic Vicenza, Venice 70km, Verona 65km, Padova 30km.

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. There are also many very good and moderately priced wineries, restaurants and trattorias up in the hills and around the area.

There are many very beautiful and historic cities and towns nearby such as Bassano del Grappa, Marostica (where a life size chess game complete with horses is held every 2 years), Asolo, Montegnana, Cittadella, Castelfranco, Este and Monselice.

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.

Modena and the Ferrari museum is a little over an hours drive away.

The Altopiano of Asiago & skiing at 2000m are only 70km away.

Florence is a two & a half hour drive away.

Advice on plaves to go and things to do: Myself and my wife are always on hand to advise our guests on places to go and things to do.

For example there is a great local wine cooperative where you can try and buy some great local and inexpensive wines. There is also an amazing local Parmesan factory and cheese shop as well as a great local olive oil cooperative.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Philip Frankland (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Italian

About Philip Frankland

Hi my name is Philip Frankland, I am married to my Italian wife Silvia Zini and we have two children, Peter born in 1999 and Daniela born in 2003. We own live on and manage or 400 acre arable farm called Palazzo Rosso.

Philip Frankland purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Philip Frankland chose Vicenza Area

We own and live on this farm because my wife Silvia inherited it from her family in 1995

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Mulberries is a beautifully restored apartment in a historic old farmhouse surrounded by our farm but also near to the motorway (Valdastico Sud 2 kms) and so easily accesible to all famous northern Italian localities such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Lake Garda, as well as Bassano, Marostica, Asolo, Ferrara and Mantova.

Guestbook comments from the manager

First class accomodation. Loved the pets, trips to the farm to see the animals & 'free range' eggs ! Location ideal even for day trip to Milan & Bologna. Venice easily accessible as was Lake Garda & skiing on Monte Baldo. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here & definitely would like to return, especially around grape picking time. Many thanks for all the great tips on where to go for wine, cheese etc. & for your wonderful hospitality

Anna & Neil Shearing

Excellent accomodation & superb hosts. Nothing is too much bother. Phil & Silvy know the area so well & their suggestions for trips were very helpful. A really relaxing holiday. Hope to make a return trip in the near future. David, Isabel & Gordon Alexander

Great everything we could need & more ! Thanks for the eggs, veg & fruit it was great ! Excellent standard of accomodation. Phil & Silvy are very good hosts & are very helpful with places to visit & places to eat. Brown & Greenwood families.
Nov 2007
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About Us

Philip Frankland
Az. Agr. Palazzo Rosso Farm di Zini Silvia
Via Bagnolo 12, Longare
36023 Vicenza
VAT Reg NoIT03542950245


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

3 bedroom apartment in restored farmhouse with pool on 400 acre farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Perfect base to explore the Veneto

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Mulberries with the generous, friendly and very helpful hosts Phil and Silvy. It's the perfect base for exploring the Veneto, within an easy drive of Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Venice, Chioggia, Este, Mantova, lake Garda, Bassano and many other great sites. It was quick to get to all places; each town has good car parks to leave the car and explore on foot (including Venice, where the main Autorimessa Comunale had spaces so long as you got there early).

The farm is very beautiful. It is situated at the edge of the Colli Berici: perfect for walking and cycling. Bikes are provided which is fantastic for children and adults alike, whether they want to explore the fields, hills or nearby long cycleway. There is a climb featuring in the Giro; views from the top are exceptional due to the steepness and vegetation, the large plain, and other hills and mountains as backdrop.

The outstanding cultural heritage of the area repays going off the beaten track, whether in Venice or elsewhere, and you can find yourself alone with world class art and architecture, even in high season. We'd strongly recommend Mantova as a day out for art (Palazzo Te and Palazzo Ducale). Verona is more busy and repays staying away from the tour route through the middle of the old town; the route along the river banks is much nicer and you can cut to the main sites from it. For shorter outings, we'd recommend Este and Montagnana. These are smaller towns blessed with medieval walls and castles, as well as beautiful town squares where it is very pleasant to enjoy local ice-creams and drinks. Bassano can get busy and is better mid-week; the Hemingway connection is worth following. In Chioggia, you can combine beach and town, to get a sense of a still active canal crossed fishing port on the Laguna. Padova has many excellent restaurants and the feel of a lively and deeply cultured university town. Do not miss the view of Vicenza from the sanctuary on Monte Berico (left turn as you reach Vicenza). The view gives a great alternative perspective of the Palladian buildings and there are different cafes you can chose from for your coffee, as you pick out the different sites below you.

The farmhouse makes the most comfortable home for a long tour of some of the greatest and most inspiring art and architecture in stunning natural settings. Above all, we'd stress Phil and Silvy's kindness and local knowledge, invaluable in getting the best out of their magnificent region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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EVERYTHING you wish for and more...

  • 5 of 5

Fist of all, this place has everything. All the facilities and pictures you see and read about on the internet, but in real life, it even looks better. It is clean, new and well taken care of. In addition we enjoyed all the facilities in the beautiful palace (Palasso Rosso) like the big pool, football table, pool table etc...

The owners Phil and Silvia showed great hospitality, as they answered every question and gave great tips on possible trips and attractions in North Italy, and they where always willing to help in any way they could.

I recommended this place to all my family and friends, and have the feeling that I will come back in a few years. Its is especially good for families or couples, with or without kids.

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  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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American in Stuttgart

Beautiful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at Mulberries in late June 2010. Great time. The house has a kitchen and living room combination on the ground floor. The larger second floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom and twin bedroom are very spacious and airy. What is particularly appealing about this vacation home is that it is filled with antiques, unique furniture, handcrafted lamps, etc. You feel as though you’re visiting a friend in Italy. It’s very private and quiet. The owners, Phil and Silvy, are incredible hosts. Silvy took her time to show us around their farm and explain their exhaustive restoration of a separate building at their farm. This other building has six vacation apartments as well that are under a separate listing (they have different sizes to accommodate different sized parties) and is fantastic as well. The restoration they painstakingly undertook is impressive: the result is incredible. The apartments are beautiful and completed to a very high standard. The grounds are well maintained with a pool. We visited and recommend Montagnana (on the outskirts is Palladio’s Villa Pisani) and Marostica - old medieval towns that are living towns now and not filled with tourist shops. The area around Vicenza is interesting to explore and find various Palladio and Scamozzi villas. We have recommended Palazzo Rosso to friends who visited it and loved it too. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Ideal location and,close to Venice

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Mulberries. We were a family of 5 adults. The location was reaaly good only about 1 hour drive right into Venice. We found it very easy to drive and the carpark is just across the bridge into Venice by the train station and only 25 euro.Lovely short day drips nearby.A very good supermarket only a short drive that sold everything. The Mublerries was a really nice renovated property. The kithcen had plenty of everything to make cooking a breeze. The propety was spotlessy clean with loads of towels etc.The host's very helpful with lots of suggestions and gave us lovely fresh eggs and fruit. I would certainly reccommend this property. There would be so much to do here if you had small children.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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Highly Recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful home and property, with plenty to do in the local area. My parents, wife, 2 boys, and I had an absolute blast exploring Italy by day and relaxing by the fire at night.

Phil and Silvy are outstanding hosts and are quick to offer advice and recommendations for activities and things to see in the area. Venice, Vicenza, Lake Garda, as well as countless restaurants and wineries are all an easy drive from this lovely town.

The apartment is exactly as described in the listing: clean, spacious, and equipped with everything that you need for an enjoyable stay.

This property is a must book if you are looking for a relaxing getaway, we're looking forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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Washington, DC USA

Incredible Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children) had a wonderful stay. The Franklands are gracious hosts who make sure that every need is taken care of. The house was spotlessly clean and very spacious for a reasonable price.

The landscaping and farm atmosphere adds to the Italian countryside experience. Our kids were thrilled to find a trampoline, pool and playground on the property as well as all the animals. Silvia gave the kids a tour of the farm and let them feed the chickens and gather eggs that we used for dinner that night.

The central location made it very easy to visit Venice, Verona, and Vicenza for the day. We also followed the Frankland's suggestions for several local attractions like the cheese factory and Bassano de Grappa. They put together a very helpful book of information on the region that we used extensively.

Phil and Silva were wonderful hosts who made us dinner reservations, gave us suggestions and directions and even found us a babysitter for one evening. They truely understand what hospitality is and we were never made to feel we were a bother.

I wish that we could make it a yearly destination! It was the perfect combination of relaxing and exploring. 3 of my 4 kids cried when we left; they had so much fun. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having Melanie, Chris and the kids stay. Our kids made friends straight away and spent their time exploring and playing in the garden, on the trampoline and around the farm. It's great to know that they enjoyed their time here. Phil and Silvy
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Al Volto
"Great local Italian food, very populare so best to book a table"
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
vicenza est
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Longare which is about 4km from the house is a quiet village at the foot of the Berici Hills (400 meters high) and is 13km from Vicenza city centre. The local area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking & rock climbing as well as for enjoying the local cuisine & wine tasting. The area is very quiet and rural but at the same time very central for visiting all the important touristic and cultural centres such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Lake Garda and the Dolomites.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Longare, Vicenza Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
11 Jun 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

The rental includes all utilities such as gas and electricity, all linen such as sheets and towels (which also includes beach towels in the summer). The rental also includes final cleaning. There are no hidden costs. Payment by bank transfer or by by credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vicenza Area in Veneto - Venice

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The upstairs bathroom also has a washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • The three bedrooms are made up of a very large bedroom with double bed, a large twin room and a small bedroom with bunk beds. Both the double and twin rooms have space for a spare bed, child bed or cot.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Sand Pit
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • tennis
There is a safe deposit box in the apartment . Wireless broadband is available in the apartment and we can lend you a laptop computer if needed. Upon request guests can use a telephone or fax. There are extensive tracks which start from the house & lead around the farm which are excellent for walking or cycling. The main track (6 kilometres, 4 miles) around the farm passes arable crops disused farm houses, woodland, a small lake, vineyards, a river & an 17th Century Italian Villa. The farm land around the house is completely organic. There is an above ground pool at the house for our guests and we also have a new 13.5x6 metre inground pool on the farm (at our other property 68001) which our guests are welcome to use.

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