Small but comfortable old house (late 1700s), ideal as a base for driving around the area (Dolomites and Venice 1 hr), and for local walks, paragliding, and country life.
The location is close to the pretty lakes of Revine the towns of Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano, and the Dolomites mountains. It is also only 50 minutes from Venice. The area is rural and the house is very quiet except for the chapel bell, which rings twice on the hour in the daytime!
The house (17th century) is small but cosy; it has three levels (each about 40 sqm): the ground floor (kitchen, dining/TV area) has its original beams while the rest is renovated, while keeping all the original charm. On the middle floor is the main bedroom (with spare bed) and bathroom, while the attic has a double bedroom and a small children's bedroom with bunk beds and a shower/toilet. There is wardrobe space, a washing machine (not new and not fully-automatic), clothes-dryer, TV and wi-fi (summer 2014 has some issues, with service sometimes intermittent).
Come to Nogarolo to wind down. In summer, the lakes, walks, paragliding; in autumn, the novello wine; in winter, the walks on crisp days to the mountain opposite. Always with great local food and wine. You need a car as there is no public transport; a short drive takes you to a wealth of interesting places, while in an hour will you're in the heart of the Dolomites (walks, skiing) or on Venice island. If you have not heard of Montello or Asolo, you must visit them!
The closest vineyard/restaurant/winery is just 8 mins' walk from the house. Taste and buy the Veneto wines (Refrontolo, Prosecco, Cartizze). The zones of Cartizze and Valdobbiadene are 30 mins' drive while in autumn the valley comes alive with chestnut feasts. The biggest is in the village of Combai (20 minutes).
The Venetian Prealps are perfect for:
- Walking: from the house or by car, you are spoiled for choice. Local maps available in the house and routes provided by email after booking confirmation;
- Cycling: for both MTB and road cycling, there is a full choice of trails and roads for all tastes and fitness levels; guests have written their appreciation! The hardest climb is up the opposite mountain or Passo San Boldo. Incredible road build in WWI as an emergency connection;
- Paragliding and hang-gliding: we are 20 minutes from the take-off mountain (you can see the site from house) and 3 minutes from the lakeside landing strip. In the summer, a swim afterwards ends the day to be remembered for a lifetime. This site is the best in the Prealps (uncrowded take-off zone and perfect thermals).
- Swimming/Fishing: the Revine lakes (2 mins), the River Piave (30 mins) and Lago di Santa Croce (20 mins)
- Skiing: 35 minutes' from Nevegal winter ski resort (slopes for all and economical prices);
- Running: hilly environment and lots of trails. The Treviso marathon ((email hidden)) starts from Vittorio Veneto; the Venice marathon ((email hidden)) starts near Padova. Revine Lago is a well-known venue for national triathlon events.
- Culture: Lots of information on the local sites of interest.
Hiring a car is essential as no bus connections come through this paradise! But you're just 8 minutes' drive from the nearest motorway (Vittorio Veneto Nord).
Local amenities: restaurant/pub in the village. Nearest shops 4 mins by car.
Parking: in the village, not security-locked (the village is not subject to crime!)
Welcome pack with list of local tried and tested local "agriturismi" (farm taverns/restaurants).
Other: some lovely guests (in 2014) said they found the house smaller than in the photos, so to be clear: the house has three floors, each about 35-40 sqm each. The sleeping arrangements are good however the size of the small upstairs bedroom is such that it's really for children only. So great for 2 couples plus two children but not for 3 couples.
I look forward to your contact,
Guests have the keys to the house and all amenities. Bedding, towels are included. Parking in the village, not outside the house.
Interaction with Guests
I reply to inquiries within 2 hours usually.
You need a car. Lots to do locally especially for active people, but also if you like finding prosecco wineries and excellent food!
Other Things to Note
After confirmation, I email a "welcome pack" of information on the house and things to do in the area (local restaurants, list of how to reach Venice etc., link to(website hidden)with walks, drives).
As the courtyard is privately owned by my neighbours, please use only for loading/unloading. There is free parking in the village at 20 m or 60 m. Thank you
Lovely house in a nice small old community on the top of a hill. The community is quite, but houses a good restaurant. Bigger towns are just a few minutes a way by car on either site of the hill. Venice is just an hour a way, as are the Dolomites. Combine this with more prosecco vineyards then you can imagine in the surounding area and you've got yourself a perfect Italian get-away.
The house itself was realy nice, it had everything we needed. The bed is big and comfy, the kitchen is well equiped and the bathrooms are good with good water pressure.
We thorougly enjoyed ourselfs.
The house was a great fit for our vacation. Both in terms of space (2 adults and three kids), and location. It easy to get to the Dolomites as well as Venice. While the village is small there is a nice restaurant and also in five minutes you will find a large supermarket, bakery etc.
Ivor was on vacation but he went out of his way to make sure we are ok.
We had a great time @ Ivor's place. The place is like described.
Ivor was there when we arrived and was very helpful to show us around and explain everything about the house.
There was a problem with the wifi, but Ivor did his utterly best to repair as soon as possible.
Great place if you want to stay in a quiet little village. A car is needed.
Restaurant in the village is nice (waiter is even born in Belgium and can still speak a bit french)
Thank you Ivor for some great days in the prosecco area in your cosy house! We were three ladies and really enjoyed the time! The house is located in a small old village and is very genuine. Up the road is also a locanda / restaurant with good food and free wifi. As there is no hotel or accommodation otherwise in the village it is special. We went jogging to Tarzo in the morning and bought rolls there for breakfast. During the days we went to the vineyards by car and tried and bought prosecco. One day we travelled to Venice - less than 1h drive. House big enough for more people - good with two bathrooms. We cooked in the evenings in the kitchen. Ivor is a very pleasant and helpful landlord. We made some suggestions to the landlord how to make new guests feel even more at home and happy and we are sure he will implement them. Thanks again!
Three generations of our family enjoyed staying at Ivor's house in Nogarolo. He was outstanding in helping us get settled in. The house is comfortable, especially with a roaring fire in the wood stove. Recommendations on restaurants were spot-on. Our trip through the Dolomites was unforgettable, thanks in part to his excellent books. Grazie Mille, Ivor.
A wonderful, cozy well equipped house. The town of Nogarolo is as quiet as they come, with one restaurant just up the street from the house, and where we had an excellent meal. Biking and walking in the area are exceptional. Many beautiful drives through the hills of the Prosecco area, with the Dolomites easily accessible just to the North.
Ivor, our host could not have been more helpful, informative or friendly.
We had perfect stay in Ivor's house. It is perfect place to tour the southern Italy. Place is cozy, clean and nice. Ivor was more than a perfect host to us.
I'm English but have been based in Italy for some years. I am a full-time translator and part-time Honorary British Consul for north-east Italy. No, that doesn't mean I wear a funny hat! I love sport, music, photography and reading and black British humour. Offering part of my home to guests is a new challenge but an enjoyable one as I've met some interesting new people from around the world - and thus made some interesting and valued new friends.