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An Old Bishop's House, Now a Charming Holiday Villa for 10/14 Guests in a Mosquito Free Area between Florence and Lucca

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Pistoia - Villa Le Panche

6 Bedrooms, Private Garden and Pool, Wellness Area with Sauna and maxi-Jacuzzi

'Villa Le Panche' was built in 1718 as a summer retreat for the Bishop of Pistoia. It has been recently refurbished and it is now a very comfortable mansion with wide common areas such as two living rooms, one of which with pool table and sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, large indoor and outdoor dining areas and a wellness room with a 4 place sauna and a 7 place hydro massage.

The villa can accommodate up to 14 guests in 5 double bedrooms ensuite, a twin bedroom with bunk beds and a supplementary king size sofa bed in the mansard lounge near the pool table.

Outside the Villa, our guests can enjoy the heated swimming pool, relax in a 2000sq.m private garden with apple and maple trees and walk along the shady banks of the Reno River.

'Villa Le Panche' is in fact located in a mosquito-free lush valley, at a distance of just 15 minutes from downtown Pistoia and 40 minutes by car from Florence and Lucca. Our area is also close to Abetone, a famous Tuscan winter resort with some 80 km of ski slopes.

For those who are interested in visiting Tuscany's art cities or the beaches of Versilia, Pistoia stands in a central position and is very well connected via highway and railway with all potential destinations.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mr. Davide Ferrari
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 October, 2016
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About Mr. Davide Ferrari

I am the manager of “GMG Holidays”, a small family business operating with its self-catering properties near the town of Pistoia, a few dozen minutes away from other important art cities like Florence, Lucca and Pisa as well as from the beaches of Versilia.

What we aim at offer you is the chance to spend a relaxing holiday in the nature of a green valley set between the town of Pistoia and the Tuscan Apennine Mountains. This is a well known and loved winter holiday destination, famous for the ski slopes of Abetone, but also an enchanting holiday spot between spring and autumn, thanks to its pretty paths and silent ancient forests.

Our properties are charming historic buildings which have been recently renovated and fully equipped to meet the needs of increasingly demanding tourists. In fact, my father and I are both passionate travellers and this helps us to empathize with the potential demands of our guests. We are truly committed to your satisfaction and looking forward to welcoming you to one of our properties! We will do our best to make you feel at home!

Mr. Davide Ferrari purchased this villa in 2007


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

An Old Bishop's House, Now a Charming Holiday Villa for 10/14 Guests in a Mosquito Free Area between Florence and Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Lots of space, fantastic pool, everything provided

  • 5 of 5

from the moment i contacted the owner to when we left Davide was very helpful and always on hand if we needed any help. The house is really lovely and plenty of room for our 2 families of 4 adults and 6 children. Never felt on top of each other.

The pool was fantastic as the weather was so good we spent lots of time in the pool. The hot tub was a great bonus and the children loved it!

Lots to see and do in the area and major cities not too far a drive away.

We had the home chefs recommended by Davide to come in and cook us a 4 course meal that was amazing and good value for money. Well worth doing. Also the restaurant just up the road was happy to make us takeaway so was well used!

overall nothing to complain about - just perfect! Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for appreciating our job and for sharing your experience with our future guests! Davide and Nedo
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Wonderful villa! My frie...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa! My friends and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We had a full house including 3 children and a baby but there was more than enough space and things to do. The villa was the perfect mix of antique with modern amenities. The salt-water pool was really enjoyed, especially by me since it was better for my baby's skin.

The location is so great - it is a bit in the mountains so the temperature drops to a very comfortable cool level in the evening. So nice since it was extremely hot in the cities during the day.

There are many day trip possibilities but I especially liked taking the train from Pistoia into Florence. Really convenient and fast.

Davide was accommodating and hospitable before we got there and was helpful the entire time of our stay. His professionalism made me feel comfortable from the beginning.

The only thing that we would say in criticism is that the road in front of the villa is actually quite busy so there is some street noise. Not bad - we slept to the back with our baby and she slept perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"A beautiful house with n...

  • 5 of 5

"A beautiful house with nice garden and outdoor pool. Clean, spacious rooms, all the amenities someone could wish for. Jacuzzi was a hit for children, since the weather was a bit cool.

The owners are very friendly and helpful."

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Villa Le Panche was simp...

  • 5 of 5

"Villa Le Panche was simply fantastic. The house and the grounds are spacious, well maintained, and clean. The property owners were very gracious hosts and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend it for families looking to vacation in Tuscany. It is also a great location for day excursions to Florence, Siena, Pisa, and Cinque Terre among others!"

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un séjour magique !!

  • 5 of 5

Que dire ! Une maison magnifique ! Un accueil chaleureux par Nédo et Davide dans leur magnifique demeure ! Tout était prêt et parfait ! Ils nous ont donné de très bon conseils pour les visites et ont été aux petits soins pour nous ! Nous garderons un magnifique souvenir de nos vacances en Toscane !!! Merci encore !!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! c'était un grand plaisir de vous rencontrer. Nous serions heureux de vous accueillir à nouveau dans cette ou une autre de nos maisons de vacances!
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LOCATION DE REVE - Tout était parfait !!

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons de passer une semaine à 11 dans cet endroit idyllique et nous sommes revenus enchantés de notre séjour.

Tout était parfait, l'accueil, le lieu, la villa et les équipements complets ont été appréciés par chaque personne de notre famille.

Nos enfants et petits-enfants s'en sont donnés à cœur joie dans la piscine et dans le jacuzzi. Les repas sous la tonnelle agrémentés du barbecue sont un plus.

Les visites sont facilement accessibles et les route vers Pise, Florence ou Lucca sont très belles. Le village de Pistoia est un enchantement.

Les propriétaires sont très à l'écoute et donnent des tas de petits conseils pour que tout se passe bien. Les connaissances en histoire et architecture font de Messieurs FERRARI Père et Fils des conseillers très éclairés.

Nous avons adoré le restaurant jouxtant la villa avec ses plats d'un raffinement toscan délicieux et très haute qualité !

Sans problème nous recommanderons cette villa à nos amis et si l'occasion se présente nous retournerons bien volontiers dans cet endroit plein de charme - Que du Bonheur !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup d'avoir apprécié notre propriété, notre travail et d'avoir voulu partager votre expérience avec nos futurs clients! Davide et Nedo
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Liberamente Le Panche
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Cutigliano - Abetone
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Le Panche is located 17 km North of the town of Pistoia. The closest restaurant, the beautiful and truly Tuscan 'Liberamente Le Panche', is located next to the villa and reachable on foot through a private path. The area around Villa Le Panche, known as the 'Pistoia's Apennines' is a perfect holiday destination for people who appreciate a very well preserved environment with plenty of trekking routes to enjoy on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike. It is rich of rivers for canoeing and fishing and offers many opportunities for practising all kinds of outdoor sports.

Located 20 minutes from Florence and Lucca, Pistoia also has much to offer in terms of history, art, monuments, traditions, nature and cuisine. Walking through the picturesque streets of its historic centre, visitors will find many good restaurants that offer authentic dishes of the Tuscan tradition, as well as local wines, at fair prices. Very interesting is the huge market that takes place on the monumental Piazza del Duomo and surrounding streets twice a week. Pistoia also offers one of the major zoological gardens in Italy.

To visit, nearby, Vinci with the Leonardian museum, Montecatini with its thermal baths, the medieval villages of Valdinievole including Collodi, the town of Pinocchio, the Butterfly House and Villa Garzoni.​

Major destinations such as Florence, Lucca, Pisa and the coast of Versilia are within 1 hour distance from the villa. The medieval town of Siena and the wonderful Cinque Terre area are reachable in 1h30 minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pistoia, Pistoia Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
14 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Special rates apply to reservations of 2 weeks or more
Tarifs spéciaux pour les séjours d'au moins 2 semaines
Tariffe speciali si applicano a soggiorni di almeno 2 settimane

Included in the rental fee:

1 weekly set of bed linen
1 weekly set of towels (a beach towel plus 3 bath towels per person)
Electricity, Gas, Water consumption
Free internet Wi-fi access
Heating when needed
Final Cleaning
Extra Cleaning (on request) €15 per hour

Rental Conditions:
Arrival times Check in: 16.00-19.00 (please inform us about your expected arrival time)
Check Out before 10:30 AM
Pool opening dates from late April to late September
Pets are welcome!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pistoia in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 340 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ski Locker
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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