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Casa di Fernando

Selvazzano Dentro, Padua


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Location

15 km west of Padua, 39 km from Venice.

Special Features

A house with airy rooms on a wine estate in Venetia.

Prices € 790 - 1450 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
Facilities
  • Air con
  • Dog welcome
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Terrace
  • Airport distance:
    Venice 60 km

Overview

A friendly accommodation

A precious jewel set in a legendary landscape - might yet be the most appropriate definition of this estate, a wine estate which lies just south 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 closest village - Selvazzano - is at a distance of 3 km. The next railway station is in Montegrotto Terme (15 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 historical 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.

Adjacent to the estate lies a golf club which has a pool and a restaurant which was given a Michelin star in November 2008. 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 at a reduced rate, the pool is closed on Mondays.

Additionally, guests may enjoy the organically shaped lake pool on the estate, surrounded by comfortable sunbeds. Smaller children can have fun in a small above ground pool in a separate area of the garden which is equipped with sun beds shaded by magnolia trees. The pools on the estate are open from beginning of May to end of September.

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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. Guests of the estate are granted a 20% on the high quality wines produced on the estate.

One of the three cottages is Casa di Fernando. Named after the farmer who last lived here, the Casa di Fernando is a two-storied house with a private garden, attached to the historical tasting rooms of the estate. The garden is bordered by a hedge and the large table makes an inviting spot for outdoor meals. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor, straight into the living room. On this floor are all the rooms: the living room, the kitchen with dining area, the double bedroom, the twin bedroom and the bathroom (bathtub). The kitchen has three windows with garden view. The light, airy, whitewashed rooms furnished with charming rural antiques belonging to the family provide a sunny, friendly as well as very comfortable accomodation. 

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Excursions in the neighbourhood

The Veneto villas: Venetia is steeped in history and culture, towns like Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Mantua, Ferrara and, of course, Venice are within easy distance. The numerous Veneto villas, the Villeggiatura, are a real must. Now a brief history of how this came about. When Venetian maritime trade declined in the course of the 16th century, Patrician families felt compelled to rethink their old principle of "coltivar il mare, lasciar stare la terra" (cultivating the sea, letting the land be) and remembered the hitherto neglected hinterland, the Terraferma. By reclaiming the alluvial land and starting agricultural production, they had a second string to their bow, as it were. But they would not have been the Venetians, had they not as a matter of course transferred their customary civilized lifestyle to the country. This in turn meant that they had magnificent villas built in the style of their urban palaces, but situated in the midst of their agricultural estates. The most famous of these - La Badoera, La Malcontenta, La Rotonda and the Villa Cornaro Rush, for instance - were designed by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) who combined the classical proportions of antiquity with the ground plans of the traditional Venetian palaces. Seventeen are the work of Palladio, but on the Brenta Canal north of Padua alone there are 125 villas, many of which evoke his vocabulary. The most outstanding among them are the Contarini Simes and Pisani Villas - both more princely residences than villas in the strict sense - and La Malcontenta. The villas are all easily accessible from the here offered estate. Many of them are open, at least in part. 

The Spa Abano Terme: Abano Terme was known for its curative waters in Roman days, its mineral-rich water comes subterraneously from the Alps and shoots to the surface at a temperature of 70-80 degrees. 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). For more information and prices their website is www.ritz.it.

The golf course: Immediately adjoining the estate, designed by Tom Macaulay, chairman of the British Association of Golf Course Architects, 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 converted tobacco warehouse - the excellent Restaurant Relais Golf, a bar, a pro-shop and the swimming pool. For our guests there are 30% reductions on the green fee.

Villa Details

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Ground floor:
1 entrance and staircase
First floor:
1 living room
1 kitchen with dining area
1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom
1 bathroom (bathtub)

 

Outside:
A private garden 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.

Lake pool on the estate: an organically shaped, chlorine free pool (16 m long and 1.50 m deep), surrounded by comfortable sunbeds.

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.

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Location Our evaluation Interior
Casa di Fernando 08 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 19 May 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
01 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
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Casa di Fernando
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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday.
Maid service (house cleaning) available upon request: EUR 8 per hour.
Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 3rd birthday. 

Pools of the estate:

  • Lake pool on the estate: An organically shaped, chlorine free pool, 16 m long and 1.50 m deep, surrounded by comfortable sunbeds. Open from beginning of May to end of September from 8:30 am to sunset.
  • 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.
  • The spacious outdoor pool (ideal for laps) at the adjoining golf club 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 at a reduced rate of EUR 8 per day. Children up to the age of 6 can enter without a ticket. The pool is closed on Mondays. Please consider that the pool is closed when bad weather is expected.

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

  • Security deposit: EUR 250.
  • Heating (if required): EUR 16 per day during the months: January, February, November, December; EUR 8 per day during the months: March, April, October. The central heating is turned on centrally. Once the heating has been turned on, the estate will calculate the above mentioned fees. If you do not need the heating anymore, please advice someone of the estate, so that in the end of your stay you are only charged the actual days you have needed the heating.
  • Air conditioning in both bedrooms: metered.
  • Baby bed: EUR 15 per week.
  • Extra set of towels: EUR 3,50 per week.
  • Pets allowed upon request only: EUR 30 domestic pet supplement per week. Pets are not allowed in the pool area.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, 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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