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Francesca Panci

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english, italian

Panoramic villa located in the centre of Tuscany with heated pool

5 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Poppi holiday farmhouse

Villa with 7 double and 1 single bedroom, five minutes walking from the Golf

The Villa, nestled in a quiet private fenced wood, can give hospitality up to 20 people in over 400 square meters of space. There are 7 double bedrooms, 1 single room, double sofa bed and twin beds in the mezzanine, 9 bathrooms, two lounges with fireplace, panoramic veranda and kitchen furnished with steel refrigerator, sink, stove, dishwasher and freezer. Central heating included in the rental price.

Our private restaurant, open just for guests staying at the villa, is located in front of the villa and is available for breakfast and dinner service (on demand). The hall can give hospitality to 70 persons: perfect location for special events as birthdays, weddings, meeting...

The heated pool, offers breath taking views of the Poppi Castle, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip. The Golf course, and its club house with bar and restaurant bordering the farm, can be reached by foot in 10 minutes.

The farmhouse it is perfect to spent holiday with your family and in a group. In the Villa you can choose a vacation in total privacy but at the same time, on request you can have the the services of a 'private' hotel: personal chief, cleaning ladies, cooking classes, baby sitter...and many more.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Francesca Panci (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, italian

About Francesca Panci

My name is Francesca and I was born in Poppi, Tuscany. I studied communication and mass media in Urbino, London and Copenhagen. I worked as a journalist in Venice for 4 years. Then I decided to came back to Poppi to rent the villa, to work in our family farm and, at the same time, to write for art magazine. Gigi, my dad, and Novella, my mum, are the bosses of the farm. We decided to start with Agriturismo (to rent a villa in a farm) 5 years ago. I live with Andrea, my husband, since 8 years.

Francesca Panci purchased this farmhouse in 1985

What makes this farmhouse unique

Best view of the valley and Poppi Castle!

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveller reviews

Panoramic villa located in the centre of Tuscany with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

When can I go back?!

  • 5 of 5

I had decided to celebrate my 50th birthday by taking a trip to Italy with my family. There were 8 of us in our group - 6 individuals and one couple. After spending many hours pouring over endless vacation home rental possibilities, I came across Vecchia Quercia. This villa met all my requirements, including views of rolling hills, privacy, small town atmosphere, and room accommodations so that each person had their own bedroom, and bonus - their own bathroom.

After reading the reviews on this property, and emailing with Francesca, I decided to book. I think it's worth mentioning that I booked this property 12 months prior to our trip, and was glad I did, as I noticed the dates of availability quickly disappeared. I booked in May of 2015, and we stayed at the villa the first two weeks of June, 2016. As this was my first time booking through VRBO, I wasn't sure what to expect, and was a little nervous/fearful of the whole process. Emailing with Francesca made all my worries melt away. She was very prompt in returning emails, and we even Skyped prior to our visit so that she could answer my last minute questions.

When we arrived at the villa, I think we were all speechless, which immediately turned into laughter and high-fives. I must agree with the other review I had read that described it as a fairy tale. The villa and its views were breathtaking. The pictures simply do not do it justice. So peaceful, so mesmerizing. My group was already discussing when we could return.

Lastly, I can't thank Francesca, her husband Andrea, and her mother, Novella enough for making our trip the perfect vacation experience. They were always there to help, and took wonderful care of us. We made new friends, and cannot wait to see them again. I would recommend Vecchia Quercia without hesitation!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like a fairytale. Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

After reading all the fantastic reviews, we chose Vecchia Quercia as the location for our wedding reception--and the place where our close family would stay leading up to the big day. We had spent several days conducting online research and when we found this place and started corresponding with Francesca over a year ago, we just knew it was right. We had never been to Poppi and were definitely taking our chances by planning a destination wedding at a place we had never been, but from the first email from Francesca, we had a gut feeling that we were making the right choice. And we sure did!! When we arrived at the villa, we discovered that, unlike the typical experience, the pictures did not even do justice to the place. It was twice as beautiful as we imagined!!

Our wedding was in the village at the Poppi Castle. Francesca was so kind to put us in touch with everyone we needed to ensure that our wedding was perfect--a photographer, DJ, cook... She personally went to great lengths to help us--for which we will be eternally grateful. Francesca grew up on the property as a child. Her parents now live in a house off to the side of the property (you have total privacy and never really feel that they are there). Francesca now manages the place. She is also an up and coming chef herself and spent the whole week working w the chef we hired to prepare our wedding meal. On the night of the wedding, everything was perfect, thanks to Francesca.

Re the property itself, we would love to one day return w family/friends. We traveled throughout Italy afterwards but concluded that poppi was our favorite place. It is a very beautiful quaint medieval town, off the beaten track. The town doesn't receive many tourists, which we loved. I recommend the villa without hesitation to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house a week in July and had a perfect time. We were 4 couples/families, 13 people in total. The house and garden is beautiful, even better than in the pictures. Very quiet location with a nice view overlooking the valley and the village. The owners are extremely helpful; we got home made cakes, bread from the baker in the village brought in every morning, and we were even invited to join in on a truffle trip. And we got a couple of the truffles and the receipe how to prepare them as a starter. Will recommend this place to everyone

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vicky, thanks a lot for your note. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday at the villa, we are going to have Norwegian guests even next week. Hope to see you again, Wam regards Ciao, Francesca.
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5

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for a week in April and had the most amazing time. It's even better than the pictures suggest! It's in a completely secluded spot with wonderful views of the countryside from all over. The pool was fantastic especially with the heating on. Each and every room was tastefully decorated and there was honestly nothing left to be desired. The hostesses, Francesca and her mum Novella, were absolutely lovely - they went out of their way to welcome us and made sure we were all comfortable. We also had cooking lessons at the villa which I definitely recommend (get her to make the tiramisu!). Poppi is a quaint little village with a delightful castle 5 mins away by car - definitely worth a dekko. We also drove to Florence and Pisa - some 3 hours away. Car is obviously a must. We were a group of eight 30-somethings, but this would also be ideal for families with young kids. The villa is arranged over three levels so there is lots of privacy as well. If I go back to Poppi, this is where I'll be staying!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many,many Thanks Abhi. It was a pleasure to meet you and your frends.
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Beatutiful stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the great holiday in yours beautiful house. The time here was wonderful, everything in and around the house is simply perfect. A big thank you to Francesca and her mum Novella, your hopsitality was first class.

We all leave Poppi with a lot of happy memories.

We have no hesitation in warmly recommending you to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Florene
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Golf Course
Nearest Golf
0.3 Kilometres
Golf Club Casentino
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Poppi
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Golf Club Casentino
Car: necessary

Certificate as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, Poppi has a medioeval structure with ancient boundary walls.

The surrounding area, rich in history and culture, is the ideal base for daily excursions in the Chianti area and in the cities of Florence and Siena.

'Fattoria La Vecchia Quercia', with its 80 acres, is situated in a privileged position, where the view overlooking the ancient castles of the Casentino valley: Poppi, Romena, the fortress of Bibbiena and La Verna.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Poppi, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April - heated pool
26 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,013
 
 
Medium (May- June)
30 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,299
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$6,449
 
 
Medium (September heated pool)
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,299
 
 
October - heated pool
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,013
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$3,153
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in and check out di sabato. Check in dalle 4 del pomeriggio. Check out entro le 10 del mattino.
Riscaldamento centralizzato, connessione internet wifi, pulizia finale inclusi nel prezzo di affitto.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Poppi, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath (no shower) , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 bedroom with bathroom ensuite, 3 bedroom with bathroom at the same floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed , bathroom
    Soggiorno - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 8 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 child bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , bathroom
  • 7 double bedroom, 1 single with bunk bed plus double sofa bed in the tv lounge and 2 duoble twin beds in the mezzanine . Sleeps 14+6.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Internet Wi-Fi and central heating and heated pool included in the rental price. We can help to organise weddings and special events in our banqueting hall or in the garden by the pool. On demand: catering service for breakfast, dinner or party (weddings and more..)