About the property
- Farmhouse4843 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I had my wedding at the villa and stayed for the week with my family. I could not have imagined a better location and easier planning for a weeding. Francesca was very helpful and responsive. I sent the menu I wanted and she took it from there. She even came into town with us to help translate when we picked out flowers. The wedding day went off without a hitch and everyone that stayed at the villa was very happy with their experience. The rooms were comfortable, there were plenty of bathrooms and the views were fantastic. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone.
Many thanks Meredeith, i really appreciate it.
It was very nice to stay with you and your family, hope you'll have good memories about your wedding in Poppi.
Thanks for coming
Could not have asked for better!!!
Are stay was wonderful. Francesca was always available and welcoming to our group of 8. She and her husband cooked a terrific dinner for us on our first night. The villa is much better than the pictures show and the view over the valley below is stunning. We were all agreed we would love to return if the chance ever arises.
we had a lot of fun as well with you and your friends. Hope to meet you again,
Ciao e Grazie
When can I go back?!
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!!
Like a fairytale. Amazing!!
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!
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
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,
Exceeded all expectations
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!
Many,many Thanks Abhi. It was a pleasure to meet you and your frends.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check in and check out on Saturday. Check in from 4 pm. Check out at 10 am.. Wi-fi, central heating, heated pool, final cleaning included in the rental price. Catering service available on requests. The Villa is available for weddings and ceremony, ask for catering service.