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 now turned into comfortable and well-equipped houses.
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.
The charming cottage Casa Linda originally was lived in by farmers working on the property. Standing along the crest of a small hill, the house is flanked by the English park and looks out over a wide valley with a view of the Alps in the background. The view from each of the windows recalls 19th century paintings of romantic landscapes. During 2004 the house was restored from top to toe and fully furnished and equipped. As all the houses and apartments on this estate, tasteful decoration and comfort are top criterias. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, a large loggia serves as a summer living room, the rooms were painted in different hues with a keen sense of colours. The living room and one of the bedrooms have open fireplaces. Each of the bedrooms can be either double or twin, according to your needs.
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 Linda. The pool is open from beginning of June to mid of September. It is closed on Tuesdays and with bad weather.
Culture: The immense cultural whealth and variety of Venetia is the main reason for visiting this area. The Temple'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. Reduced green fees for our guests.
Closest shopping: The next village with a supermarket, bar, bank and post office is Montemerlo at approx. 2.5 km from the property.
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.
Additional amenities include: loggia, 1 mini safe, electric kettle, use of the outdoor pool whitin the estate next to the golf clubhouse, iron and ironing board, american coffee machine, hair dryer in each bathroom....Read more
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