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Villa Le Panche, An 18th Century Bishop's Villa in a Lush Tuscan Valley

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Jacuzzi for 6 persons in the wellness area
The 10 m long swimming pool
Main entrance and private parking place
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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
14 guests
3 nights minimum
Villa
The villa was originally built in 1718, next to a medieval inn, when Colombino Bassi, Bishop of Pistoia and Prato, decided to set a country home for his summer retreat and to rest during his visits to the area's parishes (as testified by a Latin stone engrave in the living-room). Such a strong historic context, coupled with its location in a lush valley, along the banks of the river Reno, makes of Villa Le Panche a charming destination. The villa is located 20 minutes from the medieval town of Pistoia (where you can find highway and railway connections to Florence and the other interesting destinations of Tuscany) at the beginning of the Apennine Mountains region, so that our villa may be an ideal base for tourists interested in visiting the famous Tuscan art cities as well as for nature...The villa was originally built in 1718, next to a medieval inn, when Colombino Bassi, Bishop of Pistoia and Prato, decided to set a country home for his summer retreat and to rest during his visits to the area's parishes (as testified by a Latin stone engrave in the living-room). Such a strong historic context, coupled with its location in a lush valley, along the banks of the river Reno, makes of Villa Le Panche a charming destination. The villa is located 20 minutes from the medieval town of Pistoia (where you can find highway and railway connections to Florence and the other interesting destinations of Tuscany) at the beginning of the Apennine Mountains region, so that our villa may be an ideal base for tourists interested in visiting the famous Tuscan art cities as well as for nature lovers, aiming to discover the Apennines' beautiful landscapes in all seasons. My father and I decided to buy this villa on the purpose of welcoming tourists from all over the world. We renovated it in 2009 so as to let it offer wide common areas and all modern comforts, such as ensuite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, two large living rooms, one of which is provided of a pool table. However, the most appreciated room is the private Spa, provided of sauna, maxi-jacuzzi and fitness equipment. From spring to autumn the villa's strong point is definitely the wide fenced garden with the private heated swimming pool. My father and I are both passionate travelers and this helps us to empathize with the potential demands of our guests. We are truely committed to your satisfaction and looking forward to welcoming you to our properties! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 047014CAV0003More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 5 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Davide F
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2009
Interaction with guests
My father and I would be pleased to welcome your group at Villa Le Panche. We will give you all the needed information about local shopping and services, as well as a lot of tourist information concerning the Apennines mountain area, Pistoia down town and all the rest of Tuscany.
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Das historische Haus aus dem 18-Jahrhundert welche mit Liebe zum Detail von den Eigentümern Nedo & Davide Ferrari (Vater & Sohn) sehr gepflegt und permanent restauriert wurde ohne dass dabei das toskanische Flair vergessen wurde. Das Haus ist mit 6 Schlafzimmer (Davon 5 mit eigenem Badezimmer) sehr besonderes und bietet alles was man für ein tolles Urlaub (Wir waren 3x Familien mit jeweils 2-Kindern zwischen 8-13 Jahren alt sowie 2x kleinen Hunden) mit privatem Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Tischtennis, Billard, Grillplatz und einen riesigen privaten Grundstück wo jeder seinen Spaß in der Gruppe oder Privatsphäre findet. Man genießt die frische morgige Luft, Ruhe und Gelassenheit oder gemeinsame sportliche Aktivitäten (Wandern, Rafting, Canyoning in der Nähe von ca. 20-30 min. Autofahrt) oder City-Touren nach Pisa, Florenz oder Luca. Die Besitzer haben uns tolle Ausflug-Tipps gegeben und waren zu jederzeit erreichbar, Hilfsbereit, sehr freundlich und ganz tolle Gastgeber in jede Hinsicht. Sie sprechen fließend Englisch, Französisch und natürlich italienisch. Wir waren zwar nur eine Woche in der Villa Le Panche, allerdings hatten wir bei der Abreise das Gefühl, dass es mindestens 2-wochen waren. Der mix aus Natur, Sport, Kultur und vor allem Spaß für Groß- und Klein war einmalig. Wir können das tolle Haus absolut zu 100% weiterempfehlen und wir kommen garantiert wieder zurück. Nochmals vielen lieben Dank an Nedo und Davide für diesen schönen Urlaub und die tolle Gastfreundschaft. Fam. TOTA-Ferati
Visited June 2022
Written 7 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Heneganm
Heneganm
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As a group of 13, made up of 7 children and 6 adults this was a superb and spacious place for all of us. There's a bus from outside the house to Pistoia where you can catch the train and travel very easily by train to places such as Florence and Lucca which we did and had a fantastic time. Driving times are also good. Davide and his dad are great hosts and were on hand to answer questions and provide travel advice. If you're looking for a great place to stay with pool, jacuzzi and surrounded by greenery this is a fantastic option and I'd thoroughly recommend it.
Visited May 2022
Written 5 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Julie Darch
Julie Darch
Just returned from a wonderful family holiday in Villa La Panche. The traditional Tuscan villa is comfortable and well equipped and Davide and his father looked after us very well responding promptly to our requests. The weather was cold and wet for a few days so we were unable to use the outdoor pool as much as we’d hoped, but the huge indoor jacuzzi was a godsend! Unfortunately the restaurant next door was closed and although it’s only 1km to Pontepetri, there are no pavements and fast traffic makes it difficult to walk there, especially with young children. However we drove in each day and both the butcher/restaurant and the bar/pizzeria provided good food and a warm welcome. There is also a bakery which sold delicious bread and cakes. Davide helped us organise 2 local chefs to come to the villa to prepare us a Tuscan style dinner to celebrate 2 family birthdays which was superb. We visited Florence (40 mins by train from Pistoia) and drove to Pisa, parking at Pisa Centrale and taking the shuttle in. Although the villa is in a stunning rural setting, for us the location felt a little isolated and meant a lot of driving to get anywhere. When the weather improved on the last couple of days we enjoyed using the bbq and made the most of the beautiful grounds of the villa. Thank you Villa La Panche for a lovely family holiday.
Visited May 2019
Written 1 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

chrissie t
chrissie t
Steyning, United Kingdom47 contributions
We loved our week here at Villa le Panche, Nedo and Davide were very knowledgeable on where to eat and what to do locally and we had such a great time. The villa is very well equipped and it was a real treat to have 5 en suite bedrooms. For us this was really important as a big family group, but everyone also wanting their own space. We never felt on top of each other as there is so much space both inside and outside. I'd highly recommend this place to stay and this area, there is so much to see and do. We went into Florence for the day which was very easy by driving to Pistoia and getting the train. We also had lovely walks directly from the villa which was a real treat. There is a great place to eat just 15 minutes walk away which we did on the woodland footpath, so super amazing that there were opportunities for days where we did not have to drive anywhere.
Visited September 2018
Written 28 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Davide F
Davide F
Thank you so much Chrissie for sharing your experience. It was so nice meeting you and your family! All the best, Davide and Nedo Ferrari
Written 28 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kerr1bloo
kerr1bloo
22 contributions
5 star property, surrounded by stunning countryside. Lovely grounds with added bonus of heated pool, rural location but close enough to nice restaurants, bakery and local shops. Davide the owner and his father were always on hand to offer information and provided us with local chefs to prepare a lovely Tuscan meal - which we finished off the next day! Lovely appointed rooms, all en suite, well equipped kitchen. Gym,sauna and jacuzzi for those in need!! Comfortable family room with satellite TV, music etc. Restaurant next door (Liberamente) happy to do take away food and more importantly wine. Would also recommend La Dianella winery for a tour and lunch, Davide recommended this one and one other but be aware they do get booked up quickly. Our party of 9 adults and 2 children were very sorry to have to come home after a blissful week in the sun.
Visited May 2017
Written 3 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

annerap
annerap
Houston, TX2 contributions
This villa is fantastic. The en suite bathrooms in the 5 main bedrooms were great and a rare find. It is connected to a fabulous restaurant - La Panche. Hiking trails are behind the villa, and it is only 5 minutes away from a small grocery store. The owner was extremely helpful during our stay. We had a great experience. Rent a car, as it is about a 30 minute drive up a mountain from the closest major train station and it is not in a cab-friendly location. It is about an hour from Florence, 2 hours from Sienna, and just over an hour away from Lucca. I would definitely stay there again.
Visited October 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 18 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maud L
Maud L
Paris, France1 contribution
Ne cherchez plus, voilà la villa idéale pour un séjour entre amis ou en famille. Tout était parfait, nous ne pouvions rêver mieux. Une villa grand luxe avec tout le confort. Idéal pour un séjour en groupe, où chaque chambre possède sa propre salle de bain. La villa est décorée avec goût et raffinement. Les proprietaires sont passionnés d'art et d'histoire, et la décoration des chambres nous plonge dans l'univers élégant des belles maisons toscanes. Un très grand merci à Nedo et son fils Davide, les propriétaires, pour leur grande disponibilité, leurs nombreux conseils touristiques, et pour les multiples petites attentions qui ont fait de ce séjour un moment extraordinaire. Nous reviendrons un jour, c'est certain !
Visited July 2015
Written 20 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JPM03101947
JPM03101947
Lyon, France6 contributions
accueil disponibilité et gentillesse les prestations sont à la hauteur mélange de montagne des Apennins et de plaine de colline de Toscane vraiment très bien pour s'en servir de base de découverte de la Toscane Florentine et Pisane !! On peut sans grand effort améliorer la qualité du Barbecue petit , mal placé et sans tirage ; un four à Pizza s'impose et la balancelle devrait être tout près des lieux de vie !! le matériel de la salle de sport mériterait une révision voir un investissement ( vélo trop petit ) pour le reste c'est parfait !!!
Visited July 2014
Written 31 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HennesseyAnn
HennesseyAnn
Reno, NV4 contributions
What an amazing villa! Absolutely gorgeous inside and out. We had a large group and needed a lot of space. Villa Le Panche has 6 bedrooms. 5 of them have their own full bathroom. The house is split into 3 levels. It has a heated pool, a dry sauna, a hot tub and a beautiful grassy area for kids to play. It's surrounded by a huge green garden. It's located right off of a main road so it's easy to find but once you are inside the security gate you feel like you are a million miles away from the world. Just minutes up and down the main road there are cute little cafes where you can have a cappuccino and a pastry. (We stopped every day, several times a day!) There is also a restaurant less than 1 minute walk away. The staff is accommodating, the food is great and they have new menu items daily. The owners of the Villa, Davide and Nedo, were incredibly helpful and very warm and welcoming. They had great communication prior to our arrival and met us at the door when we arrived. They had great information about the area, shopping, food and transportation. When we needed anything they were only a phone call away. After we arrived home one of our 5 year old twins even said "I am sure gonna miss those guys!" :) We highly recommend this villa to families, large groups and anyone looking to enjoy an Italian getaway. We enjoyed every moment and will remember it always. Thanks again, Davide and Nedo!
Visited July 2014 Travelled with family
Written 17 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Playground
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Visitors to the Pistoia Apennines can enjoy its well preserved natural environment and breathtaking views. So it was for the iconic actor and philanthropist Paul Newman who chose to locate in this area, in a WWF natural reserve, its Dynamo Camp, a center of recreational therapy for children with serious illnesses. The area is a perfect destination for those who love all kinds of outdoor sports: the mountains are rich with trails for walking, mountain biking or horseback riding, as well as rivers and lakes for fishing. During the summer, the Pistoia Mountains offer a rich program of cultural and recreational events such as music and folklore festivals, gastronomic fairs and medieval re-enactments. Located 20 minutes from Florence and Lucca, Pistoia also has much to offer in terms of hist...
Getting around
We recommend you to have your car in order to be free to visit and go shopping around. We also advise to reach Florence by train from Pistoia.
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Villa Le Panche, An 18th Century Bishop's Villa in a Lush Tuscan Valley is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

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