Astor

Veneto, Padua, Rovolon

    • Sleeps 6 Guests
    • Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 130 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Golf
    • Airport distance:
      Venice 68 km

    € 890 - 1350 per week

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    Overview

    A friendly family apartment

    This historical estate reaveals its delights slowly and elegantly. Leaving the bustling Venetian activities behind you, the drive leads you on a simple country road through fields which melt into the natural park of the Euganean hills. The estate has been in the hands of an ancient Counts's family since the 13th century, well over 700 years. 

    This is one of the great Venetian properties. The 150 hectare estate consists of a Venetian villa, a 19th century English park with a wonderfully romantic 19th century garden folly reminiscent of a Palladian temple (The Temple / also featured in our portfolio), a skillfully designed 18 hole golf course and cultivated farmland with several farm buildings. What used to be granarys, storerooms and living quarters of the employees have now been turned into comfortable and well-equipped apartments. Some of the other outhouses have been turned into equestrian stables which house race horses.

    All this 20 km south of Padua, within easy reach of the famous historic villas of the Veneto, many of them built by the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio, as also the cities of the Veneto and the Lake district.
     

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    The farm buildings of the estate are surrounded by the English style park, cultivated farmland and - literally bordering on the estate - the Natural Park of the Euganean hills. The striking main building with a courtyard was built in the 18th century, some alterations dating from the 19th century. Most attractive feature is the courtyard with its elegant loggia articulated by a series of columns, which are grown with a profusion of geraniums and lemon trees in antique terracotta vases. Tables and chairs in the courtyard will invite you to spend some time here, reading-up your guide books while having breakfast or relaxing with a glass of the excellent local red wine after a rewarding day of sight-seeing.

    Astor is a charming apartment located on the first floor of the main building. It has been restored recently. It looks out onto the courtyard to one side and onto the park of the villa on the other. The apartment, which lies on the first floor, is centered around an open-space living room and kitchen. This lay-out gives our guests the necessary space to spend the evenings together, cooking, reading or writing, or - why not - playing cards. In the warmer season the beautiful courtyard will be beckoning guests to spend their evenings under the open sky. 

    Please note: The wine cellar of the estate is now a reception room which is rented out for weddings or other festivities. From April to October the estate always has wedding receptions on Saturday, and often on Sunday too. The wedding receptions end at about 1am, sometimes earlier. Our guests have not been bothered by either, but you should however be aware of the other activities on the premises. Astor lies above former horse stables, the horses have been moved only recently. The smell of horses is sometimes still perceptible.

    Pool: Guests are welcome to use the pool of the golf club. The pool lies within the estate next to the golf clubhouse, approx. 1 km from Astor (800 m to the car park, plus 4 min. walk). The pool is open from beginning of June to mid of September. It is closed on Tuesdays and with bad weather.

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    Culture: The immense cultural whealth and variety of Venetia is the main reason for visiting this area. The Astor's strategic position makes for many an inspiring day trip to Padova, Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, lake Garda as well as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arquà Petrarca in the immediate vicinity. The villas on the Brenta canal as well as the famous Palladio villas should also be on your cultural agenda.

    Ecology: The agricultural production of the estate is organic and the owners see the estate's future in becoming a full-circle organic farm: cultivation, products, cattle, fruit trees and vegetable gardens.

    The Golf Club: 5 minutes by car from the house lies the beautiful golf club of the estate, which is considered the best in the area. The club house is a cleverly converted farm building with a very pleasant restaurant which serves excellent light lunches and full dinners (see last picture below). Reduced green fees for our guests.

    Closest shopping: The next village with a supermarket, bar, bank and post office is Montemerlo at 1.5 km from the property. More choices of shops you will find in Rovolon at a distance of 5 km.

    Railway station: The next railway station is in Montegrotto at a distance of approx. 10 km from the property. Here you can park your car. Trains go regularly to Venice.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Wonderful, relaxing... exactly the right place!
    Left on Sep 15, 2011 for a stay in Aug 2011
    Lovely apartment, very well stocked. We were traveling with a small child and they really thought of everything equipment-wise. Lovely location... you can enjoy a day at the pool and do nothing or make day trips to the surrounding areas and cities, like Venice, Padua, Verona. Great restaurants in the area. The on site golf club restaurant was great. Loved the pool. Everyone was so nice. Looking forward to next time.

    Amenities

    HoLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 10 x 20m / shared pool
    • All windows are screened
    • Air conditioning in the living room and kitchen area
    • Fans in all bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • CD-stereo
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • American coffee machine
    • Electric kettle
    • Toaster
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer
    Touring ideas
    Montemerlo 1.5 km
    Rovolon 5 km
    Padua 20 km
    Vicenza 23 km
    Monselice 25 km
    The famous villas on the Brenta canal 25 km
    Este 26 km
    Montagnana 38 km
    Rovigo 45 km
    Cittadella 48 km
    Venice 50 km
    Treviso 60 km
    Bassano del Grappa 61 km
    Ferrara 80 km
    Verona 90 km
    Mantua 98 km
    Bologna 120 km

    Within 10 km distance
    Villa Emo Capodilista
    Villa dei Vescovi
    Monastery of Praglia
    Castello di S. Martino
    Arquà Petrarca
    The castle Il Cattaio
    The gardens of Villa Barbarigo
    Villa Beatrice d'Este

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    Activities

    SPORTS

    Golf 5 min driving
    Thermal spa 10 km
    Tennis 15 km

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    Astor

    Ground floor:
    1 entrance hall (shared with another accommodation)

    First floor:
    1 living room
    1 kitchen with French windows
    2 double bedrooms
    1 twin bedroom
    1 bathroom with tub
    1 bathroom with shower

     

    Garden:
    Flower filled courtyard with table and chairs, shared with the other tenants. The pool measures 10 x 20 m and lies whitin the estate next to the golf clubhouse, approx. 1 km from Astor (800 m to the car park, plus 4 min. walk). 

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    05 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    890 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    1040 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
    1170 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    1350 EUR

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    Reservations from Saturday to Saturday in high season; exceptions are considered in mid and low season.
    Availability only during the above mentioned dates.
    The outdoor pool within the estate next to the golf clubhouse is generally open from the 1st week of June to the second week of September (please consider that it might open later or close earlier if the weather is cold or rainy). It is closed on Tuesdays and with bad weather.
    Baby bed and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 3rd birthday: free of charge.

    Extra services available only on request (domestic help, first shopping), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

    • Domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour.
    • First shopping: EUR 30 plus cost of the items. Upon request we can organize an initial shopping for you. The shopping consists of the following items: 1 kg bread, 250 g butter, 1 jar of jam, 6 eggs, 1 litre of milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, 500 g natural yoghurt, 1 bottle of orange juice, 1,5 kg fruits of the season, 1 kg pasta (noodles), 1 jar tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and 1 kg tomatoes, onions, garlic, lemons, herbs, extra vergin olive oil, 3 litres mineral water, 3 bottles of beer.

    Security deposit, heating to be paid in euros on the premises:

    • Security deposit: EUR 250.
    • Heating (if required): according to consumption. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average daily cost varies from EUR 30 to 65 + Vat according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on.
    • Extra set of towels: EUR 8.
    • Pets allowed only upon request when booking: EUR 70 domestic pet supplement per week.
    • Lost and found: you will be asked to send a reimbursement for the postal charges + EUR 15 handling fee before the forgotten items can be sent.

    Additional extra double bedrooms in the 'fattoria' available upon request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises:

    • One double bedroom with en suite bathroom: EUR 80 per night.

    Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, Internet WIFI connection, final cleaning all included in the price. Should you have rented your accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturday and the linen will be changed.

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