Fattoria Vecchia Quercia
About the home
The Villa, nestled in a quiet private wood, can accommodate up to 14+6 people in over 400 square meters of space. There are 7 double bedrooms, 1 single room, 8 bathrooms, two lounges with fireplace, panoramic veranda and kitchen furnished with steel furnitures.
The swimming pool, open from April to October, is heated by a biomass boiler and solar panels.
In the garden there are tables to eat outside, bbq and the wood oven is just in front of the main door.
The Golf course, and its club house with bar and restaurant bordering the farm, can be reached on foot in 10 minutes.
The villa is the perfect place to spend a holiday with your family or in a group. At the Villa you can choose a completely private vacation but, at the same time, you can enjoy many “private hotel” services such as a personal chef, cleaning personnel, cooking classes, baby sitting and much more.
The Farmhouse “Fattoria la Vecchia Quercia “ has been awarded the maximum classification attainable “tre spighe” (literally 3 ears of wheat)
|Size:||Sleeps up to 20, 8 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 15km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||8 Bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms and 5 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seating for 20, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Fattoria La Vecchia Quercia", with its 80 acres, is situated in a privileged position, with a view overlooking the ancient castles of the Casentino valley: Poppi, Romena, the fortress of Bibbiena and La Verna. 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.
The love of the land and local traditions have guided the owners, who have been active in environmental and agricultural issues for over eight generations, in the restoration of the farmhouse (which dates back to the eighteenth century) and its agricultural annexes. Traditional Tuscan materials such as wood, stone and terracotta together create a villa which combines modern comforts such as heated pool, satellite T.V., internet WI-Fi connection with the authentic taste of a rural Tuscan villa.
Further details outdoors:
The heated pool and the villa offers breath taking views of Poppi Castle and hamlet and of the surrounding hills. In the garden there are tables to eat outside, 2 large wooden gazebo with chairs, bbq and the wood oven is just in front of the main door.
Minimum stay one week.
Check in and check out on Saturday
Check in from 4.00 p.m.
Check out within 10.00 a.m.
For booking is necessary to pay 30% of the whole rate by bank transfer. It's possible to balance the rate directly at the villa by credit card or cash. Caution at the arrival of 500 Euro.
Central Heating included in the rental price.
The Tuscany / Arezzo Province region
SIENA is one of Italy' s most beautiful cities, situated in the centre of Tuscany between the Chianti area and Maremma, rich in history, art and popular traditions; it is the city of the Palio. This town is of great environmental and artistic interest with a wealth of important monuments including: Piazza del Campo , one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Italy.
Situated 322 m. above sea level in the heart of Tuscany, this town is built on three hills, maintaining intact its medieval appearance characterized by narrow winding streets and noble buildings.July 2 and August 16 are the dates when the Palio di Siena is held. The Palio is a traditional medieval horse race is run around the Piazza del Campo each year. This event is attended by large crowds, and is widely televised.
Perched at 500 metres above sea level,CORTONA dominates the entire Valdichiana, with a view that stretches as far as Monte Amiata.
The town is entirely surrounded by fortifications, that constitute an interesting archaeological element as well as one of its most beautiful aspects. Of the annual events organised in Cortona, one of the most interesting is CortonAntiquaria antiques fair that is housed in the 18th century halls of Palazzo Vagnotti and Palazzo Casali from the last Saturday in August to the second Sunday in September.
AREZZO, a hidden jewel in the Tuscan landscape, not yet overwhelmed by curious tourist, this town has been nicked named by many as an outdoor museum - every corner is an exhibition of Italy's glorious past and Arezzo part of it.
Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno. From a big parkin with an escalator you can get the top of the town.Here you can find the impressive cathedral, the town hall and the Medici Fortress (Fortezza Medicea), from which the main streets branch off towards the lower part as far as the gates. The upper part of the town maintains its medieval appearance despite the addition of later structures.
Arezzo's heart is Piazza Grande, with its crenellated towers and fourteenth century wooden balconies, Romanesque apse, sixteenth century fountain, and Vasari Palazzo and Loggias. A mixture of contrasting styles, everything in this piazza is metered and beautiful, all in perfect harmony. If you venture into the surrounding streets you'll discover the artisans of Arezzo, a world of humanity that the industrial civilisation has not destroyed, to the contrary.
Very close to Piazza Grande there is the Basilica of San Francesco (13th-14th centuries), in Tuscan-Gothic style. Of the projectd façade cover in sculpted stone only the lower band was completed. The interior has a single nave: the main attraction is the History of the True Cross fresco (1453-1464) cycle by Piero della Francesca in the Bacci Chapel. Under the church is another Basilica with a nave and two aisles (Basilica inferiore), today used for art exhibitions.
Today Arezzo is also known for has a starring role in Roberto Benigni's film Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella, 1997). It is the place in which the main characters live before they are shipped off to a Nazi concentration camp.
The Poppi area
POPPI is located at the centre of the Casentino, one of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany.
In 2001 Poppi was mentioned like " Uno dei Borghi più Belli d Italia " ( one of the pretties village of Italy )
The medieval village is a rare walled town, with the Castello dei Conti Guidi at its highest point, dominating over all.
The Castle was designed by the celebrated Di Cambio family of architects, and was a “prototype” for Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Built in the 12th century, its façade has two-mullioned windows, with a high tower rising above it at the centre. It is surrounded by a defence wall with Gulf embattlements and a broad moat. Thanks to frequent restorations over the centuries, the castle is in excellent condition. It houses a library, the Biblioteca Rilliana, which has hundreds of medieval manuscripts and precious incunabula.
Another important element is the Conti Chapel, with a cycle of 14th-century frescoes attributed to Taddeo Gaddi, a pupil of Giotto.
A pleasant conclusion to the visit is a walk along the circuit of medieval walls, from which there are lovely views of the Tuscany countryside.
CASENTINO NATIONAL PARK
Millenary Forests between Romagna and Tuscany
A large protected area in the Apennines of Tuscany and Romagna, including the largest and best preserved woods and forests in Italy, and housing a great heritage of flora and fauna: wolves and golden eagles among predators, and many species of ungulates. The forests and a number of natural habitats are the setting of the signs of the millenary human presence: small villages, mule tracks, and above all the two charming sanctuaries of Camaldoli and La Verna
It was built after the year 1000 as a hostel in order to replace the castle of Fontebuona owned by the count Maldolo, and it later became the monastery of the Camaldoli monks. In the 16th century there was a printing house in it, where the "Costituzioni Camaldolesi" establishing the rules of the forest management were printed. The cloisters and the Church of St. Donnino and Ilariano, with their beautiful paintings by Vasari, are wonderful works of art. On one side of the monastery there is the ancient chemist's shop with alembics, mortars, stoves, and precious manuscripts coming from the galenical laboratory of the monks.
Situated in a defensive place on the steep southern wall of Mt. Penna, the famous Franciscan sanctuary has always been a destination for pilgrims: it lies within a silent and gloomy wood where the Saint spent most of his hermit's life. The calcareous nature of the mountain shaped its harsh morphology, characterized by a number of ravines and natural cavities opening up under the shadow of majestic maples, ashes, elms, and beeches. Some particularly suggestive places were chosen by the Saint and by the monks for their prayers.
The mountain was given to St. Francis in 1213 by the Casentinese count Orlando Cattani, who is today buried in the small church of Santa Maria degli Angeli whose building he supported. In September 1224, the miracle of the stigmata took place at the Verna. The event was recalled by Dante in the Paradiso and is still commemorated in a solemn festivity.
How to get there
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From ROME Airport (SOUTH):
A1 (highway) Roma - Firenze. Follow the direction north. Exit Arezzo.
Follow the direction Casentino valley -Bibbiena - Poppi (SS71). When you arrive in Poppi follow the direction historical centre and Golf Club Casentino. Before to arrive at the main gate of Golf Course you'll see a small street in the left with a wood sign where is write: FATTORIA VECCHIA QUERCIA. Follow the sign and after 300 m you'll see the villa and the pool.
From FLORENCE and PISA airport (North)
A1 FIRENZE ROMA- EXIT Firenze sud- Direction Rosano Pontassieve- SS 70 direction Poppi Casentino - You pass trough the village Borselli, Diacceto, Consuma and Borgo alla Collina. When you arrive in Poppi follow the direction historical centre and Golf Club Casentino. Before to arrive at the main gate of Golf Course you'll see a small street in the left with a wood sign where is write: FATTORIA VECCHIA QUERCIA. Follow the sign and after 300 m you'll see the villa and the pool.
Activities near Poppi
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
20 May 2013
I can't think of a better place for Tuscany vacation than Fattoria Vecchia Quercia. Beatifully located above Poppi valley with breath taking views from every spot of the property, gorgeous and... more
13 May 2013
We stayed at Poppi for one week early April and loved the Fattoria Vecchia Quercia: all what you need is there and even more, the house is beautiful and huge, location is amazing. We can only... more
18 Jul 2012
This place is next to paradise, or even giving paradise a new meaning ! From the moment of booking till departure everything was just perfect and very satisfying. The property itself is simply wonderful, peaceful but yet within walking distance from the Poppi village and even closer - the Golf club. The owner took perfectly care of us all the time, and the very tasty 5 course meal we booked was a great success. The only thing I regret about this booking is that I only booked one week :)
We were a family group of 12, no children but youngsters and the pool area was very attractive to the younger generation. Thanks to the location on the top of a hill it never got to warm: while the temperature down the valley could die well above 30 C the mild breeze and the location never made the heat a problem for us. I do recommend to do the shopping at the COOP in nearby Bibbiena and also the restaurant by the tower in the village was very good value for money - I am certain the owner is happy to help you with the booking, she did for us anyway and was a good idea on the day of arrival. Bread brought to you every morning was also a very good arrangement - a text message to Francesca the owner in the evening and volia ! a box full of fresh bread delivered in the morning.
Francesca and her family has done a very good job refurbishing this property very tastefully and they seems to know the area very well and always keen to advice for day trips etc. All in all a place I would highly recommend, miss it already just days after returning to Norway.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 20|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|4 Nov 12||7 Apr 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Night|
|7 Apr 13||23 Jun 13||€ 2900||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 4000||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||€ 2900||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||€ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jan 14||13 Apr 14||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 14||29 Jun 14||€ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 14||31 Aug 14||€ 4400||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 14||26 Oct 14||€ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are for the property per week in Euro (7 nights).
Check in and check out on Saturday.
Check in from 4pm. Check out within 10am.
Central heating, Wi-FI internet connection and heated included.
For booking is necessary to pay 30% of the whole rate by bank transfer. It's possible to balance the rate directly at the villa by credit card or cash. Caution at the arrival of 500 Euro.Enquire now
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