About the home
La Montecchia, in the hands of the family of Count Emo Capodilista since the 11th century, lies 15 km to the southwest of the mediaeval city of Padua (Padova), within easy reach of the famous attractions of the Veneto and northern Italy — Venice, Verona and Lake Garda are all less than an hour away.
The estate, dominated by a majestic villa and a medieval castle, offers holiday accommodation in three farmhouse apartments, each suitable for four guests. The setting is tranquil and beautiful, surrounded by the vineyards of this prestigious wine-making estate.
This is a perfect spot for a golfing holiday with the Montecchia Golf Course two minutes' away — our guests get a substantial reduction on green fees and can make use of the swimming pool. There is an excellent restaurant and a bar, and there are two more courses within a 10 minute drive.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Staffed Property|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden|
Further details indoors:
A couple of steps and a wrought iron gate lead into the garden of the Casa del Prete — once the home of the castle priest. The hall, a spacious, comfortable sitting room, the kitchen, the dining room and a bathroom (with tub) 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 an en suite bathroom with shower..
Casa di Nando named after the farmer who last lived here, the Casa di Nando 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 straight into the living room. The house was fully restored in 2001. The light, airy, whitewashed rooms furnished with charming rural antiques belonging to the family provide a sunny, friendly as well as very comfortable accommodation.
The two-storied Casa di Maria lies in one of the outhouses of the estate with a wonderful view onto the castle. The garden belonging to the house - a lawn with fruit trees, surrounded by a hedge and furnished with a table and reclining chairs - is reached across the gravel courtyard. A living room with dining table, a large kitchen and a bathroom are on the ground floor. The two bedrooms are on the first floor.
Mobile air condition in the bedrooms of Casa di Nando, Casa di Maria and Casa del Prete. Soap bar in all bathrooms.
Further details outdoors:
The olympic size outdoor pool at the adjoining golf club is open from the beginning of June to the beginning or
mid September (depending on the weather). Guests of La Montecchia can use the pool from Tuesday to
Sunday 10.30 am – 7.30 pm free of charge. On the grounds of La Montecchia you will find a small above ground pool (diameter 5 metres).
The Wine : La Montecchia estate is primarily concerned with viticulture, an activity established
here since the Middle Ages. Petrarch himself appreciated the local vintage, making his home at Arquà
at the southern foot of the Euganean Hills.
Black grapes predominate on these 50 acres: Merlot,
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Raboso, a local vine variety that is picked late,
are all cultivated here. Merlot and Cabernet have been grown in La Montecchia since Napoleon I's day
and are justifiably regarded as local vines.
Welcome pack provided on arrival :1 bottle of wine, 1 bottle of mineral water, fresh fruit.
Baby kit EUR 15,00 per week.
We can provide you with with super-clean, safe, comfortable equipment during your stay. Our equipment is meticulously maintained and spotless:
• Baby bed, linen provided
• High chair
• Changing mat
• Baby bath
• Electrical bottle warmer
• Dinner set for children
Baby beds can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday.
Extra Household help
A downpayment is due at booking amounting to 50% of the total rent. The balance of the rent is due 6 weeks upon arrival.
Check-in: between 4 and 7 pm.
Check-out: by 9am
A security deposit amounting to Euro 250,00 is due upon arrival. Cash accepted.
Pets are accepted on request at an extra cost of EUR 30,00 per week/pet.
The North East Italy / Veneto region
The Veneto region has much to offer the visitor. Its ancient cities are rich in history and their magnificent architecture is renowned all over the world. Noble palaces, quiet cloisters and tranquil squares are alternated by bustling streets with elegant shops selling fine goods and colourful markets offering the local delicacies.
The numerous Veneto villas, the Villeggiatura, are a real must : 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 Padova area
As far as sport is concerned, the estate borders on a golf course with a swimming pool and tennis
courts. Two further golf clubs are situated nearby.
Things to do:
- The Spa Abano Terme: Abano Terme was known for its curative waters in Roman days.
- The Euganean Hills: For the most part a fertile plain, the hinterland of Venice does hold some surprises in store: unexpectedly, about 20 km south-west of Padua, a group of solitary cone-shaped hills suddenly rises, the Colli Euganei or Euganean Hills.
- Visiting the famous venetian villas: La Baodoera, La Malcontenta, Villa Barbaro at Maser and Villa Emo at Fanzolo, were designed by Andrea Palladio. On the Brenta Canal the most outstanding among 125 villas are the Contarini Simes and Pisani Villas. The remarkable Villa Emo (at Rivella, just near Monselice) can be viewed by appointment.
-Butterfly Arc: in Montegrotto Terme a vast greenhouse is the habitat of 100 different types of
butterflies from all over the world.
-The gardens of Villa Barbarigo, Valsanzibio: In the 1600’s Antonio Barbarigo, brother of St.
Gregorio, enlargened and transformed the exterior of the villa by drawing out a large water garden
inspired by the antique Romans.
-Culinary matters: the area has many appealing restaurants of which you will find a list in the house.
How to get there
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La Montecchia is situated 50 km north of Venice.
Fly to Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso, 50 minutes drive by car.
Fly to Verona, 60 minutes.
Fly to Milan airports, 2 hours 30.
Car hire available at the airport.
Train to Venice, Montegrotto Terme 8 minutes drive by car.
Contact us for instructions on how to get to the property.
Activities near Padova
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
25 Oct 2011
In June we spent a wonderful and relaxing week at La Montecchia. We rented the Casa del Prete which was rather big for the four of us, but very nice. Most of the time we stayed outside anyway (for... more
21 Sep 2011
Casa del Prete
We came to La Montecchia for the first time in October 2010 and had an incredible and totally unexpectedly great lunch at the restaurant of the golf club - absolutely brilliant ! On... more
My company Trust&Travel is the exclusive agent of the La Montecchia holiday cottages and I was very sorry to read that the client above was not satisfied. We have been working with La Montecchia for... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|Mid season 1||29 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||€ 660||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season 1||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 660||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||€ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season 1||23 Mar 13||18 May 13||€ 880||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season 2||18 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1060||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1280||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season 2||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 1060||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||€ 880||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||21 Dec 13||7 Jan 14||€ 880||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The prices given for the house Casa di Nando are in EUR. Please contact us for prices of the house Casa del Prete and Casa del Camino.
Prices inclusive electricity, water and final cleaning. Central heating not included in the rent. Daily rate 16€ for Casa di Nando and Casa del Prete. 10€ per day for Casa del Camino.
Casa del Prete has a sofa in the living room and, which can be transformed into a single bed. Rates per week for an additional bed are:
Casa del Prete: EUR 175,00 (high) EUR 140,00 (mid 2)
EUR 120 (mid 1) EUR 100,00 (low)
Should you have rented your accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
Pets are accepted on request at an extra cost of EUR 30,00 per week.Enquire now
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