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Fattoria Vecchia Quercia

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 beach 130 km
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 60 km, Nearest railway: Poppi 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
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 or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, 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.

Further details

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.

The Tuscany 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.

Poppi

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

Camaldoli Monastery

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.

La Verna

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.

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Review 1-10 of 23

25 Sep 2014

5/5

"Zum 2. Mal gebucht und wieder super !"

Eigentlich sollte man solche Unterkünfte für sich behalten , damit es ein Geheimtipp bleibt . Empfang herzlich , wie schon 2 Jahre zuvor . Francesca und Familie verstehen es einfach meisterhaft glei… More

Dear Doro,

i reply in english cause i can't in your language, sorry!
Many thanks for your kind words. It was nice to cook together and spend some time with you.
Say ciao ciao to Markus, Hans, Alexandra and all the kids.
take care, love
Francesca

7 Sep 2014

5/5

"Truly wonderful"

We booked Vecchia Quercia for our 50th wedding anniversary and it surpassed all our expectations. The setting is idyllic, the accommodation is spacious and well appointed and the facilities (swimming … More

Dear Richard, many thanks for your words. I'm glad you had a nice holiday, hope to see you and your family again.

5 Aug 2014

5/5

"Tuscany Magic"

Faultless!!! We all loved this holiday - young and old. The views were simply stunning.We felt totally relaxed. Everything was so perfect! The owners are delightful delivering fresh produce to our doo… More

22 Jul 2014

5/5

"The Most Beautiful Place I've Ever Stayed"

We stayed at the Fattoria Vecchia Quercia for a week at the end of June. We were a large family group of 17 celebrating being together and a couple of rather large birthdays!! Well, if turning 50 me… More

Hello Tim,
many thnaks for your words. I'm glad you had a nice holiday and hope to meet you and your family again. Ciao Ciao

2 Jul 2014

5/5

"Beautifully appointed, tranquil and comfortable - a real sanctuary"

I stayed here for a week with my extended family (parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, in-laws etc) - there were 17 of us at one point, but Vecchia Quercia is big enough to accomodate very large par… More

30 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect villa in a perfect location with a perfect host"

Everything about our stay with Francesca at Fattoria Vecchia Quercia was absolutely fantastic. The villa is beautiful, very well kept and nicely decorated with all the facilities you could need. Bed… More

Grazie mille Tim! It was really nice to spend some time with you and your family, arrivederci
Francesca

22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Amazing Villa!"

This villa was amazing! The house and the garden were much more beautiful than in the pictures. The view from the house was spectacular. Francesca was very helpful and she arranged as horse back riding, fresh breakfast breds, pizzas, cooking class, very good breakfast service, meat from a butcher etc. I would go there again and I recommend this to large group of friends (like us), families with kids and everyone who wants to enjoy life! :) Thank you again Francesca.

Many thanks Elina, hope to meet you again.

16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Very beautiful place"

Visited with extended family of 20 members (1-62 years). Perfect place for us. Amazing view, very nice rooms, big enough pool. Owner is very kind and helpful. Would recommend for families with children. Hopefully we are able to visit again.

6 Jun 2014

5/5

"Wonderful villa; amazing hosts; great views."

Our large extended family stayed here for a week in May and we were all very impressed with the villa, which has been renovated very authentically (simply, honestly and well) and is very well thought … More

27 Oct 2013

5/5

"Very good value for my money, pleasant stay"

The place is luxurious and the personnel was friendly. Everything was just like agreed which is not a case at every place. We stayed with group of friends with teenage children. The house and rooms are high level. We all loved the heated pool at day time and at evenings under stars. From the pool and house is a spectacular view to the Poppi castle and village. It was possible to have fresh bread at every morning. Further there was possibility to pick fresh figs and grapes direct from garden without additional charge. We took the home made Duck dinner which was excellent. The atmosphere was relax and safe. We warmly recommend this place and wish success for the hard trying host Family.

Thanks a lot Pekka! Hope to meet you, your family and friends again. Arrivederci,
Francesca

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