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

    € 1010 - 1750 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.

    The spacious outdoor pool (ideal for laps) at the adjoining golf club is open from the beginning of June to the end of August. Guests can use the pool free of charge. The pool is closed with bad weather.

    Additionally, smaller children can have fun on the estate in a small above ground pool in a separate area of the garden which is  equipped with sun beds shaded by magnolia trees. The pool is open from beginning of May to end of September.

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

    The Golf Club has also a simple snack bar as well as a 1 Michelin Star restaurant, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the area. Our guests are entitled a 10% discount!

    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. We apologise for any disturbance this might cause our guests.
    Weddings and other festivities: The wine-tasting hall and the lawn behind are sometimes rented out for festivities, usually on a Friday or Saturday. Should there be music it will be turned off at the latest at 12.30 am.

    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
    • 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

    • 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 from 10.30 am - 7.30 pm. The pool is closed on Mondays. Please consider that the pool is closed when bad weather is expected.
    • Children’s pool on the estate: A small above ground pool is available in the garden of the estate, this is especially appreciated by children. The pool is equipped with sun beds shaded by magnolias trees and is open from beginning of May to end of September from 8:30 am to sunset.


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  • Activities

    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)


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

    The large pool (25 x 10 m) belonging to the adjacent golf club, only 3 minutes walk away, is open to our guests 6 days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday. 

    A small above ground pool (4.50 m) shared with other two cottages is available in the garden of the estate, this is especially appreciated by children; the pool is equipped with sun beds shaded by magnolias trees.

    Request BookingIf rented for 4 people
    05 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    1010 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    1200 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    1320 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    1580 EUR

    If rented for 5 people

    Request BookingIf rented for 5 people
    05 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    1020 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    1320 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    1460 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    1750 EUR

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    09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
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    14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
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    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning in both bedrooms
    • Heating
    • 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.
    • 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.


    • 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: EUR 3.50 per week
    • Maid service (house cleaning) available on request


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • 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).
    • The children’s pool on the estate is open from beginning of May to end of September.

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