Magredi (Italy)

Single Parent Farm Holiday: Discover Life on the Farm in Beautiful Friul in Rural Italy

22/07/2017 - 29/07/2017, Fully Booked

29/07/2017 - 05/08/2017, Available: BOOK NOW

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We will be staying at the Gelindo dei Magredi Farm, which is located in the Magredi, a huge nature park close to Pordenone at the foot of the beautiful Friulian Dolomites, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. This is the perfect place for our single parents and their children to get to know the Italian way of life in a wonderful rural setting. They can learn about farm life, see the animals and join in some fun activities for all ages, such as Italian cooking courses, bike tours, horse riding at the farm’s own stables, a day-trip to Venice and much more.

Our farm is the perfect retreat for families and offers accommodation in comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bathroom, TV, hairdryer and fridge. The rooms are located in four farmhouses either facing the gardens or a lovely sun terrace and good sized swimming pool. There is also a patio adjacent to the restaurant where you can enjoy home-baked cakes and ice cream in the afternoon and a glass of wine in the evening. In the main building is the farm’s restaurant where our single parents will have a dedicated area for breakfast and dinner. The cuisine’s emphasis is on specialities from the Friuli region and all dishes are prepared with fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown on the farm. In the evenings there will be live music, pool parties and discos to keep everybody entertained!

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We will offer a 6-day family activity programme on this holiday. There will be a range of fun things to do for all ages and may include any of the following:

  • Guided bike tour
  • Mosaic making course
  • Italian cooking class
  • Horse drawn carriage tour
  • Horse riding (at a surcharge)
  • Food and wine tasting
  • A trip to Lake Barcis in the picturesque mountains
  • Fruit and vegetable picking
  • Jam making
  • Cheese making
  • Italian conversation practice over dinner
  • A day trip to the famous city of Venice (at a surcharge)

The classes in our programme will be run by a local teacher and will take place on the farm. Our single parents can either join and have fun with the kids, or, if their kids are old enough not to require supervision, simply relax by the pool with a book and rest knowing that they kids are nearby and having a great time!

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Our country resort is located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, home to the wonderful cities of Venice and Trieste, capital of the region. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is Italy’s most North-Eastern region. It borders Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east. To the south it faces the Adriatic Sea. The Magredi is a 400 m² nature park in the province of Pordenone, at the foot of the beautiful Friulian Dolomites. Its landscape is characterised by vast meadowlands, wide, undisturbed spaces and striking stones creating an exceptional environment. The Magredi steppes were declared an Area of Special Protection by the European Union.

Part of the protected area is used for the cultivation of vines which gives the region the famous Magredi wines. The area is also famous for its vegetation and rare birds. On our 30-hectare ‘educational farm‘ you will find endless fields where a variety of fruit and vegetables are grown, a pond, farm animals such as rabbits, cows, pigs, chickens and donkeys, as well as stables with more than 40 horses and an indoor and outdoor riding ring.

The area is rich in history with age-old fairs and country festivals enlivening the Province throughout the year allowing visitors to get a taste of the traditions, popular beliefs and sacred portrayals of the people of the area.

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"We had an excellent time in Magredi, it was such fun but also relaxing. Our host was great and the staff at the hotel made us feel so special. The activities were great fun, the children loved exploring the farm & it was a perfect setting for relaxation. I highly recommend this holiday. "
- Elaine, Ellisia (10) & Eleanor (8) (Magredi holiday, July 2016)

"My children came home saying Magredi was the best holiday ever. They keep asking when they can see their new friends again. The setting was beautiful, the family who run Magredi were so welcoming and kind and we all enjoyed both the activities on offer and hanging out by the pool. The horse riding was a highlight but what I will remember most is the laughs with all the other parents and watching my girls play with the other kids."
- Anna & children aged 9 & 8 (Magredi holiday, August 2016)

"James had a wonderful time, as did I safe in the knowledge he was entertained and having fun every day with his new friends. The guide was excellent and I was able to properly relax. We both had a great time. Thank you."
- Sara & James (9) (Magredi holiday, August 2016)

"The farm in Magredi is absolutely fantastic. The family are wonderful and care so much about their guests. The facilities are excellent and the food delicious."
- Kate, Valerie (6) and Eric (4) (Magredi holiday, August 2016)

"This was the best family holiday we've ever had. We've done regular package holidays in the past and while we've enjoyed them, I've found it lonely at times without adult company and the kids, particularly, have always been glad to get home. This time it was a huge wrench to leave for all of us. Our host, Thomas, and the hotel staff, Gelindo, Donatello and their team, could not do enough for us to make sure we had a really great time, both parents and children alike. I can't fault the service, the food, the activities or the warmth of the welcome in any way. There were so many special events put on just for our group, I can honestly say this week was the first time when being a single parent has felt a privilege. Our week was made extra special by the lovely group of like-minded people we were lucky to share our holiday with. If I had one concern before arriving, it was that I wouldn't get on with the other parents and would feel forced to have group fun! In fact the other holiday makers were fantastic company, the activities were relaxed with no obligation to join in and plenty of flexibility when we did. We also had time to relax by the pool and just enjoy our surroundings on the farm.
The hotel setting, both locally and regionally was fabulous, with a trip to magical Venice a must. I would heartily recommend this holiday and wouldn't hesitate to book with SPOH again.
"

- Claire, Joseph (14) & Harry (8) (Magredi holiday, July 2016)

"Amazing place to stay, flexible and relaxed, plenty to do, friendly group, great activities - the things that sounded a bit dull (jam and pasta making) turned out to be two of the highlights!"
- Peter & Arthur (12) (Magredi holiday, July 2016)

"Our holiday at Gelindo de Magredi was absolutely fantastic. Myself, 11 year old daughter and 7 year old son all made new friends and were able to have time for ourselves as a result. The first holiday in years I haven’t come home exhausted. The resort owners were very welcoming whilst retaining oodles of character and ensuring this holiday was as much about the kids as the adults. This holiday surpassed our expectations and I would definitely recommend to any single parent considering a SPOH trip."
- Jo, Jessica (11) & Jake (7) (Magredi holiday, August 2015)

"Facilities at Magredi were fabulous and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Highlights were the amazing four-course dinners, the pool and the bar! the perfect family holiday for those with 5-12 year olds. Thanks to our tour leader Therese and Gelindo and his staff for making it a truly memorable experience for us."
- Sam & Emily (12) (Magredi holiday, August 2015)

"My daughter and I are just back from one of the best holidays that we have been on. The setting was beautiful, the weather was fantastic and the food was amazing. The family were lovely, very passionate and so accommodating that you relaxed into the lifestyle within minutes of arriving. The activities were great fun and there was plenty of other facilities to keep the kids occupied (bikes, pool, horse riding and animals). We met some great families and as a first experience I will be back."
- Ollie & Heather (9) (Magredi holiday, August 2015)

"Best holiday in a long time. Would have chosen this resort without all the extra activities and the service of a hostess but these were fantastic and allowed the kids to make new friends more easily and the adults to relax. Staff were friendly and accommodating and riding instructors were very cautious and great with beginners and the horses were very safe but they don’t allow children under 14 to ride outside the arena"
- Janice, Alexander (11) & Laurence (9) (Magredi holiday, July 2015)

"My daughter and I went to Magredi in July 2015. We had a fantastic holiday. It was the first on our own and met some really lovely people. The hotel was just how I had imagined it. Very rustic, truly Italian with a fantastic family who owned it and cared for their guests. The rooms were basic but very clean with air conditioning. The surrounding area is stunning and our favourite was the local gelateri within walking distance. Food was fantastic and fresh. Wine great. Kids all happy with lots of great activities. Don’t think about it just go."
- Colleen & Daisy (8) (Magredi holiday, July 2015)

"My daughter (12) and I had a fantastic time – this was an amazing place and we loved all the activities. Apart from the weather which was not too good the rest of the trip was excellent. The food was fantastic – the family who ran the farm were very helpful and were very good hosts. The whole trip however was made perfect by our fantastic guide and host- Tennessee who was so good and he could not have been more helpful especially when our taxi broke down on the way back to the airport- after many telephone calls we got to the airport 10 minutes after the flight should have gone but thankfully the plane was being held for us so we made it!"
- Liz & Emma (12) (Magredi holiday, July 2014)

"This is the second SPoH holiday that James and I have been on. Was every bit as good as our first holiday last year in Ronda. Stunning location, wonderful hotel/farm run by a very friendly and welcoming family. The activities were great fun – loved the pasta making. Tennessee – our host – could not have been more friendly or helpful and helped to make the holiday a great success."
- Susan & James (9) (Magredi holiday, July 2014)

"I absolutely loved our holiday to Magredi and would be very happy to recommend it to a friend. We enjoyed all of the activities, and were so well looked after we were sad to leave. The staff were very attentive to all of our needs and especially good with the children. We would be very happy to return again next year. Oh, and you can’t beat the food and wine in Italy!"
- Louise & Oliver (6) (Magredi holiday, May 2014)

"I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we’ve ever been on. The fact that we were a small group actually enhanced our experience, and this was helped by an amazing host (Tennessee) who pulled out all the stops to make sure we all enjoyed every moment. The Gelindos are warm, friendly and very welcoming and the setting was stunning. We were very relaxed and comfortable, ate the most wonderful local food and sampled some fantastic wines. Venice was perfect (heaven!) and the children loved all of their activities. Alex rode most days, and Sebastian kept popping back to cuddle the bunnies! We have taken hundreds of wonderful photos which show happy, glowing families enjoying a wonderful holiday. Most of all we experienced a real slice of Italy, and we already hunger for more. Thank you so much for a magical week in a very special place. And to Tennessee for everything he did for us all. He made the holiday for us."
- Sue, Alexandra (11) & Sebastian (10) (Magredi holiday, May 2014)

"Thank you so much SPOH. The farm holiday at Gelindo dei Magredi was excellent fun for children and adults alike and comes highly recommended."
- Elfy & Sophie (7) (Magredi holiday, July 2013)

"This was our second holiday with SPOH having gone to Ronda last year and had such a great time there. Magredi was just as good, the children had a great time and were kept active with morning and afternoon activities, still with time midday for the pool and sunbathing. Trip to Venice was excellent. Staff were really helpful and friendly and took great care of us and Nina sorted everything out for us, even our last minute request to change the planned day at the beach, to go up up to the mountains and to swim in the lake, she sorted it all for us. We made some great friends and will definitely book again."
- Emma & Ben (9) (Magredi holiday, August 2013)

"We all had a fabulous holiday in a beautiful place with a great group of people. This was our first experience of this type of holiday and it far exceeded expectations. Many thanks to all at SPOH, especially Nina. We will definitely be booking more!"
- Jo, Emma (9) & Katie (7) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

"I read a review of this holiday company in The Times and risked my two week holiday budget on one week with SPOH. I certainly don’t regret it. With three children (11,9,6) to satisfy it was a tall order but you pulled it off! The activities were many and varied but there was no pressure to join in… something for everybody. Above all I feel like I had a break because the children were having such a fabulous time. Keep up the good work!"
- Donna, Archie (11), Felix (9) & Nell (6) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

"The Magredi holiday is extremely relaxing. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There aren’t many places I would revisit a second time. But this is definitely a holiday you would enjoy time and time again."
- Maureen & Peter (14) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

"We had an amazing time in Magredi. The place is run by a very friendly family who did their utmost to make our trip memorable and it truly was… the place was so lovely and relaxed and the kids had a ball from start to finish.. really wonderful and highly recommended for a relaxed, fun and friendly holiday!"
- Sue & Isaac (11) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

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Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights at this hotel. Prices are available on request. Please note that the host will be at the hotel only for the duration of our advertised holiday dates.

Included in our price

  • Half board accommodation including breakfast buffet, afternoon buffet with juices, fruit and farm cakes and 4-course dinner with selected local soft drinks and house wine
  • Welcome drink
  • All activities/classes except horse riding
  • Day trip to Lake Barcis
  • Evening entertainment
  • Use of hotel swimming pool
  • Services of a Single Parents on Holiday host during your holiday
  • Private taxi transfers from and to Venice or Trieste airport (short waiting times might apply) at designated times

NOT included in our price

  • Horse riding
  • Day trip to Venice
  • Flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you

Flights are not included in this price:

Flights are not included in this price: At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world. Return flights currently start at £150 per person depending on departure airport, airline and time of booking.

Please check OpodoMonarchJet2 or RyanAir for competitively priced fares to Venice or Trieste or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Your transfer from and to Venice or Trieste airport on the advertised holiday dates at designated times is included in our holiday price (short waiting times may apply!).

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Holiday Extras.

Our Financial Protection Insurance:
Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with MGA Cover Services Limited with the trading name Affirma (registered address Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex RH13 8BP, company registration: 08444204, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541, and insured under binding agreement with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland, company registration: 218234), who are authorized and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (membership: C33526) and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120.
In the unlikely event of Insolvency you must Inform MGA Cover Services Limited immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation as evidence of cover and value.
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.

Your Travel Insurance:
We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents. Please check our Holiday Extras if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"We had an excellent time in Magredi, it was such fun but also relaxing. Our host was great and the staff at the hotel made us feel so special. The activities were great fun, the children loved exploring the farm & it was a perfect setting for relaxation. I highly recommend this holiday. "

− Elaine, Ellisia (10) & Eleanor (8) (Magredi holiday, July 2016)

"My children came home saying Magredi was the best holiday ever. They keep asking when they can see their new friends again. The setting was beautiful, the family who run Magredi were so welcoming and kind and we all enjoyed both the activities on offer and hanging out by the pool. The horse riding was a highlight but what I will remember most is the laughs with all the other parents and watching my girls play with the other kids."

− Anna & children aged 9 & 8 (Magredi holiday, August 2016)

"James had a wonderful time, as did I safe in the knowledge he was entertained and having fun every day with his new friends. The guide was excellent and I was able to properly relax. We both had a great time. Thank you."

− Sara & James (9) (Magredi holiday, August 2016)

"The farm in Magredi is absolutely fantastic. The family are wonderful and care so much about their guests. The facilities are excellent and the food delicious."

− Kate, Valerie (6) and Eric (4) (Magredi holiday, August 2016)

"This was the best family holiday we've ever had. We've done regular package holidays in the past and while we've enjoyed them, I've found it lonely at times without adult company and the kids, particularly, have always been glad to get home. This time it was a huge wrench to leave for all of us. Our host, Thomas, and the hotel staff, Gelindo, Donatello and their team, could not do enough for us to make sure we had a really great time, both parents and children alike. I can't fault the service, the food, the activities or the warmth of the welcome in any way. There were so many special events put on just for our group, I can honestly say this week was the first time when being a single parent has felt a privilege. Our week was made extra special by the lovely group of like-minded people we were lucky to share our holiday with. If I had one concern before arriving, it was that I wouldn't get on with the other parents and would feel forced to have group fun! In fact the other holiday makers were fantastic company, the activities were relaxed with no obligation to join in and plenty of flexibility when we did. We also had time to relax by the pool and just enjoy our surroundings on the farm.
The hotel setting, both locally and regionally was fabulous, with a trip to magical Venice a must. I would heartily recommend this holiday and wouldn't hesitate to book with SPOH again.
"

− Claire, Joseph (14) & Harry (8) (Magredi holiday, July 2016)

"Amazing place to stay, flexible and relaxed, plenty to do, friendly group, great activities - the things that sounded a bit dull (jam and pasta making) turned out to be two of the highlights!"

− Peter & Arthur (12) (Magredi holiday, July 2016)

"Our holiday at Gelindo de Magredi was absolutely fantastic. Myself, 11 year old daughter and 7 year old son all made new friends and were able to have time for ourselves as a result. The first holiday in years I haven’t come home exhausted. The resort owners were very welcoming whilst retaining oodles of character and ensuring this holiday was as much about the kids as the adults. This holiday surpassed our expectations and I would definitely recommend to any single parent considering a SPOH trip."

− Jo, Jessica (11) & Jake (7) (Magredi holiday, August 2015)

"Facilities at Magredi were fabulous and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Highlights were the amazing four-course dinners, the pool and the bar! the perfect family holiday for those with 5-12 year olds. Thanks to our tour leader Therese and Gelindo and his staff for making it a truly memorable experience for us."

− Sam & Emily (12) (Magredi holiday, August 2015)

"My daughter and I are just back from one of the best holidays that we have been on. The setting was beautiful, the weather was fantastic and the food was amazing. The family were lovely, very passionate and so accommodating that you relaxed into the lifestyle within minutes of arriving. The activities were great fun and there was plenty of other facilities to keep the kids occupied (bikes, pool, horse riding and animals). We met some great families and as a first experience I will be back."

− Ollie & Heather (9) (Magredi holiday, August 2015)

"Best holiday in a long time. Would have chosen this resort without all the extra activities and the service of a hostess but these were fantastic and allowed the kids to make new friends more easily and the adults to relax. Staff were friendly and accommodating and riding instructors were very cautious and great with beginners and the horses were very safe but they don’t allow children under 14 to ride outside the arena"

− Janice, Alexander (11) & Laurence (9) (Magredi holiday, July 2015)

"My daughter and I went to Magredi in July 2015. We had a fantastic holiday. It was the first on our own and met some really lovely people. The hotel was just how I had imagined it. Very rustic, truly Italian with a fantastic family who owned it and cared for their guests. The rooms were basic but very clean with air conditioning. The surrounding area is stunning and our favourite was the local gelateri within walking distance. Food was fantastic and fresh. Wine great. Kids all happy with lots of great activities. Don’t think about it just go."

− Colleen & Daisy (8) (Magredi holiday, July 2015)

"My daughter (12) and I had a fantastic time – this was an amazing place and we loved all the activities. Apart from the weather which was not too good the rest of the trip was excellent. The food was fantastic – the family who ran the farm were very helpful and were very good hosts. The whole trip however was made perfect by our fantastic guide and host- Tennessee who was so good and he could not have been more helpful especially when our taxi broke down on the way back to the airport- after many telephone calls we got to the airport 10 minutes after the flight should have gone but thankfully the plane was being held for us so we made it!"

− Liz & Emma (12) (Magredi holiday, July 2014)

"This is the second SPoH holiday that James and I have been on. Was every bit as good as our first holiday last year in Ronda. Stunning location, wonderful hotel/farm run by a very friendly and welcoming family. The activities were great fun – loved the pasta making. Tennessee – our host – could not have been more friendly or helpful and helped to make the holiday a great success."

− Susan & James (9) (Magredi holiday, July 2014)

"I absolutely loved our holiday to Magredi and would be very happy to recommend it to a friend. We enjoyed all of the activities, and were so well looked after we were sad to leave. The staff were very attentive to all of our needs and especially good with the children. We would be very happy to return again next year. Oh, and you can’t beat the food and wine in Italy!"

− Louise & Oliver (6) (Magredi holiday, May 2014)

"I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we’ve ever been on. The fact that we were a small group actually enhanced our experience, and this was helped by an amazing host (Tennessee) who pulled out all the stops to make sure we all enjoyed every moment. The Gelindos are warm, friendly and very welcoming and the setting was stunning. We were very relaxed and comfortable, ate the most wonderful local food and sampled some fantastic wines. Venice was perfect (heaven!) and the children loved all of their activities. Alex rode most days, and Sebastian kept popping back to cuddle the bunnies! We have taken hundreds of wonderful photos which show happy, glowing families enjoying a wonderful holiday. Most of all we experienced a real slice of Italy, and we already hunger for more. Thank you so much for a magical week in a very special place. And to Tennessee for everything he did for us all. He made the holiday for us."

− Sue, Alexandra (11) & Sebastian (10) (Magredi holiday, May 2014)

"Thank you so much SPOH. The farm holiday at Gelindo dei Magredi was excellent fun for children and adults alike and comes highly recommended."

− Elfy & Sophie (7) (Magredi holiday, July 2013)

"This was our second holiday with SPOH having gone to Ronda last year and had such a great time there. Magredi was just as good, the children had a great time and were kept active with morning and afternoon activities, still with time midday for the pool and sunbathing. Trip to Venice was excellent. Staff were really helpful and friendly and took great care of us and Nina sorted everything out for us, even our last minute request to change the planned day at the beach, to go up up to the mountains and to swim in the lake, she sorted it all for us. We made some great friends and will definitely book again."

− Emma & Ben (9) (Magredi holiday, August 2013)

"We all had a fabulous holiday in a beautiful place with a great group of people. This was our first experience of this type of holiday and it far exceeded expectations. Many thanks to all at SPOH, especially Nina. We will definitely be booking more!"

− Jo, Emma (9) & Katie (7) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

"I read a review of this holiday company in The Times and risked my two week holiday budget on one week with SPOH. I certainly don’t regret it. With three children (11,9,6) to satisfy it was a tall order but you pulled it off! The activities were many and varied but there was no pressure to join in… something for everybody. Above all I feel like I had a break because the children were having such a fabulous time. Keep up the good work!"

− Donna, Archie (11), Felix (9) & Nell (6) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

"The Magredi holiday is extremely relaxing. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There aren’t many places I would revisit a second time. But this is definitely a holiday you would enjoy time and time again."

− Maureen & Peter (14) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)

"We had an amazing time in Magredi. The place is run by a very friendly family who did their utmost to make our trip memorable and it truly was… the place was so lovely and relaxed and the kids had a ball from start to finish.. really wonderful and highly recommended for a relaxed, fun and friendly holiday!"

− Sue & Isaac (11) (Magredi holiday, July 2012)