Casa del Frate

Veneto, Padua, Selvazzano Dentro

    • Sleeps 4+1 Guests
    • Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 110 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Golf
    • Airport distance:
      Venice 60 km

    per week

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    A comfortable accommodation

    Casa del Frate lies on a historic estate in the Veneto, just west of Padua. A couple of steps and a wrought iron gate lead into the garden of the Casa del Frate, putting an agreable distance between the daily activities of the estate and the charming two-storied building. As the name indicates, the castle priest once lived here.

    The hall, a spacious, comfortable sitting room, the kitchen, the dining room and a bathroom are on the ground floor, with light pouring in through the windows from both sides of the house. A stairway leads up to two bedrooms on the first floor, one with a bathroom en suite. The sofa in the living room can be turned into an extra bed.

    A private garden with a linden tree is equipped with a table for outdoor meals.

    On the premises a bathing lake and its green oasis are available for all the guests of the estate. An organically shaped, chlorine free pool, 16 m long and 1.50 m deep, surrounded by comfortable sunbeds.

    Additionally, guests may enjoy the olympic sized pool of the adjacent golf club which is literally 5 minutes away. The spacious outdoor pool is ideal for laps. Guests can use the pool at a reduced rate.

    Special offers:
    Golf players can benefit of reduced green fees at the adjacent Golf Club.

    The estate produces several excellent wines which have won prestigious awards throughout the world. Our guests are granted a 10% discount on the wines.

    The closest village, Selvazzano, is at 3 km from the estate. Here you will find all you need.


    A precious jewel set in a legendary landscape - might yet be the most appropriate definition of this estate, a wine estate which lies just west of Padua and on the borders of a National Park, within easy reach of such cultural meccas as Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Mantua and Rovigo. Padua is 15 km away, Venice as much again. The next railway station is in Montegrotto Terme (9 km), and from there you can each quickly and easily Padua. Your busy schedule hunting down the works of famous artists and architects needs to be punctuated by memorable meals at local trattorias, for the best of Italian cooking.

    This historic estate in the Veneto dates from the 11th century and comprises a small medieval citadel with the wine cellars, a splendid 16th century villa (La Veneziana / also featured in our portfolio), several outbuildings and a few farmhouses.

    The owner of the estate, a trend-setter in the Veneto, has restored three individual cottages on the estate with flair and modern comfort. Each house has a personality of its own and its own garden where you will want to wine and dine.

    The wine from the estate has increasingly been winning accolades from leading wine critics all over the world, an added attraction for our guests who can freely taste and discuss the production in the estate's wine shop. The estate is a medieval hamlet which grows lively at the time of harvest. 

    What you should know:
    Harvest: The estate is primarily a wine estate. The month of September and early October are the time of the grape harvest, one of the most exciting moments of the year for a wine-producing estate. They start early, usually at 8 am, and sometimes finish as late as 11 pm. However, this should not create any noise as the vineyards are located on the opposite side of the street from the houses and the vinery where the grapes for the wine production are collected is in different place. 

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Liebe Frau Röhrig,
    vielen Dank für Ihre Nachricht!
    Es war in der Tat ein wundervoller Urlaub in der „Casa del Frate“. Eine wunderschöne Anlage mit herzlichem Personal! Wir haben es sehr genossen!
    Liebe Grüße!
    Frömmel K., November 2018


    • Air conditioning in both bedrooms
    • Internet WLAN connection: The rural area doesn’t guarantee a stable and fast connection. Should you need to work during your stay you can use the office line during the opening hours.
    • Stove with oven
    • Fridge with freezer 
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Electric kettle
    • Toaster
    • Hairdryer
    • Bialetti moka (Italian stove-top coffee maker)
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Window screens (in all rooms)
    • Garden
    • For wine glasses, hair dryer, CD-stereo and filter coffee machine (if not already part of your house equipment) please ask at the office of the estate after your arrival.
    Touring ideas

    Swimming approx. 500 m
    Tennis court 1 km
    Golf course 1 km
    Selvazzano, next village 3 km
    Spa Abano Terme 5 km
    Montegrotto Terme (railway station) 9 km
    Padua 14 km
    Vicenza 40 km
    Rovigo 47 km
    Venice 53 km
    Asolo 69 km
    Ferrara 77 km
    Verona 78 km
    Mantua 120 km
    Bologna 120 km
    Lake Garda 130 km

    • Lake pool on the estate: An organically shaped, chlorine free pool, 16m long and 1.50m deep, surrounded by comfortable sunbeds. Open from beginning of May to end of September from 8:30 am to sunset.
    • The spacious outdoor pool at the adjoining golf club: 10 x 25m (ideal for laps). It is open from the beginning of June to the end of August. Sometimes the pool is also open during the last weekends of May and beginning of September, depending on the golf club calendar. Guests can use the pool at a reduced rate. The pool is closed on Mondays and when bad weather is expected.


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    The great cultural wealth of the Veneto region and its diversity is one of the main reason for visiting this area. The strategic position of the estate make easy visits to Padua, Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Lake Garda, Este, Montagnana, Monselice or Arqua’ Petrarca. The villas on the Brenta canal as well as the famous Palladio villas should also be on your cultural agenda. Each of these destinations offers a multitude of rewarding cultural visits.

    The Venetian Villas: More than 3000 villas were built in the hinterland of Venice between the 15th and 19th century. Some are open to the public. The most famous are the Palladian villas such as Villa Barbaro at Maser, Villa Emo at Fanzolo and La Rotonda near Vincenza. Do not miss the Villa Valmarana “Ai Nani” with frescoes by Tiepolo, Catajo Castle and Villa Barbarigo with its baroque garden and a maze of boxwood.

    In Venice you will have the opportunity to visit any of the 84 churches present in the city, including of course the Basilica of St. Marco, which stands next to the Doge’s Palazzo, one of the main landmarks of Venice. You can also visit the islands, such as Murano, famous for its beautiful hand blown glass.

    40 km from Venice, you will find Padua. If you had to choose one thing to see, it would be the Cappella degli Scrovegni, a chapel entirely painted with frescoes by Giotto in the 14th century. This is considered the work which marks the beginning of the Renaissance. The main museum of Padua exposes the Emo Capodilista collection, given to the Municipality of Padua by the owners of La Montecchia. The Palazzo della Ragione (Palace of Reason), a surprising builing which rises above all the rest of the historical center of Padua exposes  another gift made by this family to the municipality, a sumptuous wooden horse.

    At Vicenza you will be dazzled by Palladio’s genius. The beauty of the Olympic Theatre, an embodiment of Andrea Palladio, the Palladian Basilica, another of his masterworks, or the Loggia del Capitano. The small streets of this compact city want to be explored on foot, which will bring an exciting reward at each 20 steps you take.

    The city of Verona contains many treasures: start with the Roman monuments, such as the Roman Arena. Garden lovers will want to visit the Giardino Giusti. The San Zeno church will stay with you for long. Every day the Piazza delle Erbe, a beautiful square in the center of town has a colourful market.

    Asolo is a small town, famous for its lace and silk weaving. It is also resplendent with monuments, such as the remains of an amphitheatre and an aqueduct, the Rocca (castle of the 12th early 13th century), or you can visit the Palazzo della Ragione which has now become the museum of the city. In the last century it was a privileged resort by artists and writers such as Hemingway and Browning and the famous Eleonora Duse.

    The town of Bassano del Grappa is located in the heart of Veneto at the foot of the Alps. The main productions of Bassano are white asparagus, ceramics, and of course grappa. You must see the Cathedral (Duomo), the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle), or the Church of St. John the Baptist.

    The Euganean Hills (protected since 1989) is located south of Padua. There are many small towns to visit such as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arqua ‘Petrarca. And let yourself be tempted by small local trattorias!

    The thermal baths of Abano: Only 5 km from the estate is the town of Abano Terme, a spa where mineral-rich waters emerge at a temperature of 70°C to 80°C. We recommend a day at the spas of one of the luxurious hotels. One of the best spa hotels in Abano Terme, the Hotel Ritz Terme, specialises in therapeutic (fango, galvanotherapy, lymphatic draining, massages, hot baths and more) as well as wellness and beauty treatments (sauna, steambath, solarium, facials and more). 

    The Golf Club: Immediately adjoining the estate, designed by Tom Macaulay, chairman of the British Association of Golf Course Architects, lies the beautiful golf club of the estate, which is considered the best in the area. The site comprises an 18-hole course (par 72 / SSS 73, length 6.318 m) and a 9-hole course (par 36 / SSS 36, length 3,012 m) and covers over 200 acres. Attached to the course are the clubhouse, a pleasant restaurant which serves excellent light lunches and full dinners, a bar, and the swimming pool. Reduced green fees for our guests.

    Railway station: The next railway station is in Montegrotto at a distance of approx. 9 km from the property. Here you can park your car. Trains go regularly to Venice.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    If rented for 4 people

    Ground floor:

    • 1 hall
    • 1 living room (sleeping sofa)
    • 1 dining room
    • 1 kitchen
    • 1 bathroom (bathtub)

    First floor:

    • 1 twin bedroom
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)


    • Private garden with a linden tree equipped for outdoor meals
    • Lake pool (16m long) located on the estate
    • Large pool belonging to the adjacent golf club, only 3 minutes walk away. Guests can use the pool at a reduced rate.
    Request BookingIf rented for 4 people
    06 Jan 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
    06 Apr 2024 - 18 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 26 Oct 2024
    09 Nov 2024 - 14 Dec 2024
    1320 EUR
    23 Mar 2024 - 06 Apr 2024
    18 May 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    26 Oct 2024 - 09 Nov 2024
    14 Dec 2024 - 11 Jan 2025
    1480 EUR
    29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    1780 EUR

    If rented for 5 people

    Request BookingIf rented for 5 people
    06 Jan 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
    06 Apr 2024 - 18 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 26 Oct 2024
    09 Nov 2024 - 14 Dec 2024
    1480 EUR
    23 Mar 2024 - 06 Apr 2024
    18 May 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    26 Oct 2024 - 09 Nov 2024
    14 Dec 2024 - 11 Jan 2025
    1660 EUR
    29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    1980 EUR

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    Casa del Frate 06 Jan 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
    06 Apr 2024 - 18 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 26 Oct 2024
    09 Nov 2024 - 14 Dec 2024
    23 Mar 2024 - 06 Apr 2024
    18 May 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    26 Oct 2024 - 09 Nov 2024
    14 Dec 2024 - 11 Jan 2025
    29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    If rented for 4 people
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    1480 EUR 1660 EUR 1980 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 5 people

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Baby bed with linen available on request. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 3rd birthday: free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking.
    • Final cleaning
    • Should you have rented your accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturday and the linen will be changed.


    • Heating:
      EUR 120 per week in October, November, March, April
      EUR 160 per week in December, January, February
    • Pets allowed upon request only: EUR 30 domestic pet supplement per week. Pets are not allowed in the pool area.


    EUR 250 cash deposit are due on arrival.


    • Extra set of towels: price on request
    • Maid service (house cleaning) available on request


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday in high season
    • Flexible travel dates and rentals shorter than one week are considered in mid and low season: prices on request.
    • The lake pool on the estate is open from beginning of May to end of September (depending on the weather).
    • The spacious outdoor pool at the adjoining golf club is open from the beginning of June to the end of August (closed on Mondays and when bad weather is expected).

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