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. You will soon discover the historical main villa on top of one of the hills, seemingly shielding the elegantly structured farm buildings, the beautifully restored farmhouse Villa La Contenta offered here and a wonderfully romantic 19th century garden folly reminiscent of a Palladian temple (The Temple / all featured in our portfolio). 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, a skillfully designed 18 hole golf course and cultivated farmland with several farm buildings. 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.
Villa La Contenta is a traditional Venetian farmhouse on this historical estate, situated on the border of the Euganean hills. The house looks out onto the park of the estate and the Euganean hills. It is surrounded by a private, delimited garden of 6000 m2. The garden has been carefully planted with a herb garden, roses, lilacs, iris and calendula. The trees are poplars, walnut and hazelnut, as well as a series of fruit trees (fig, cherry and apple). The house, which was fully restored in 2003, has 6 bedrooms on 3 floors plus a further bedroom with bathroom in the pool house, a typical "loggia" in front of the house for al fresco meals, and a large private pool.
Culture: The immense cultural whealth and variety of Venetia is the main reason for visiting this area. Villa La Contenta'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: Villa La Contenta was restored according to the latest standards of biological architecture. 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 2.5 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.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, hair dryer in each bathroom, baby bed and high chair, food processor, breakfast service available at extra charge, large oven, iron and ironing board, american coffee machine, ice machine, to be requested when booking, electric water kettle, 3 bicycles are at your disposal, stove with large oven, 3 mini safes, loggia....Read more
Left on 05/08/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 8, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
It was our 2nd stay in Bencontenta. A perfect house for us. Each bedroom with a bathroom. A kitchen with best Equipment. beautiful garden with pool. Best and really nice Service and an amazing Country estate. Good Location for making trips, p.E. Venice, Padua, Vicenca, Verona, Trevio, Colle Eugenei, Bassano, Asolo ...
Thank you so much for your very kind message! We are glad, that you enjoyed the accommodation and that you felt comfortable.
In case you will book again with us in the future we are glad to offer you a discount for any rental you might choose.
With best regards,
Ben & Cynthia Brabson
"Villa La Contenta - A marvel indeed!"
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Ben & Cynthia BrabsonReviewed Aug 6, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Our week in "La Villa Belcontenta" in the Colli Euganei outside of Padova in Italy was simply marvelous. Twelve of us spent a delightful week there in mid July 2013. The administrators of the property could not have been nicer. The setting is pastoral. Having our own swimming pool was a special bonus, especially as we had two young grandchildren with us on this vacation. We would return in a minute.
Dear Mrs. & Mr. Brabson
Thank you so much for your so positive and detailed guest review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
With best regards,
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Amazing Villa! Loved staying here and want to go again!!"
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We were a group of 4 couples and this was our second time renting an Italian Villa. Villa La Contenta surpassed all expectations. We would rent this place again and highly recommend it. The villa was extremely well maintained. Beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms large and clean. The maid came every day to tidy up and give us fresh towels etc. The house has very thick walls and shutters which kept the place cool and comfortable. If you want to use the the air conditioning, it had controls in every room of the house. We just put it on in our room at night and it worked extremely well. Didnt cost that much either. The bedrooms all had roll down screens which gave a pleasant breeze so air conditioning would not really be necessary for most people. (We are from Minnesota and we like it cold so that is why we used the aC) We really loved cooking in the well equipped kitchen (2 refrigerators) and the outdoor wood burning grill; using the fresh herbs from the garden and dining outside by the pool.(Note: there are 3 other large dining areas to use in the house) Pool was very large (20 yards long approx), clean and refreshing. Pool house had a full bath and changing room. Washer, dryer and ice machine was very convenient.
We took day trips to Verona to see an opera in the old Roman colloseum- amazing experience! There are many other small ancient villages to explore nearby, and of course Venice, which is only an hour drive. This was truly an amazing experience.
Dear Mrs. Britton,
Thank you so much for your positive and enthusiastic guest review!
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
With best regards,
"Beautiful Villa with everything one would need."
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Emmett FoxReviewed May 9, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
Villa La Contenda is a beautiful Villa with everything one would need on Holiday, from the bedrooms with very comfortable beds all with your own bathroom, the kitchen is for people who really like to cook, everything you need in a kitchen. The property that the Villa is on is wonderful for hiking or just lounging by the pool. There is a bike trail next to the property that was easy excess. There were eleven people and everyone really enjoyed there time at Villa La Contenda
"Beautiful relaxing location after busy touring days"
Left on 07/30/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | il dolce far nienteReviewed Jul 30, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Loved the house with it's many bedrooms and baths and the unique rural location. Lived poolside and at the beautiful outdoor table for meals. The house and grounds are beautifully maintained and air conditioning was a welcome relief during high temperatures.
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