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Bridgewater's Idyllic Italy

Bridgewater's Idyllic Italy

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 58 reviews
88% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.5
Location
4.5
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.7
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Villa Piazzano

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - June 2015

We rented the Villa Piazzano for a special family holiday, bringing our three children, their partners and four grandchildren together from round the world. It was a great success. The Villa is wonderfully positioned with a stunning view of Cortona and the valleys below. The evening sunsets were terrific. The villa is very spacious and very well set out. The six large bedrooms all have their own large bathrooms. The central kitchen is ideal and large and leads off to a comfortable spacious sitting room looking out on to the view. A great feature is the outdoor sitting area, seating twel...more



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Villa Moderna

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2014

Excellent location within driving/cycling distance of beaches and mountains. Equally so with a car you could visit Lucca etc A few local restaurants but needed to travel further afield for more variety. Charming typical old town within 20mins pleasant walk from villa. Villa owner very helpful and charming. Beautiful villa in stunning quiet country/hillside. Excellent quality of villa and pool. Would happily return.



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Villa D'Oro

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2016

This is a very beautiful villa. We paid for the pool to be heated during our stay which meant we could stay in the water for hours, gazing out at the stunning views of Amalfi and out to sea. The housekeeper was wonderful, speaks excellent English and was very helpful especially when our daughter needed to see a doctor. We only used the main house which seems to be the nicest part of the property by far. For shopping, you order via the housekeeper and a grocery store delivers to the house. There are 2 restaurants at the bottom of the steps, and one will deliver food up to the villa too.



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Villa Montebello

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - June 2016

We stayed for a week in June and although the weather was changeable at this location, we loved the tranquillity and comfort, provided here. The villa is very spacious and well furnished. The pool is pristine and a good size. Our cleaner was friendly and thorough and the owner very helpful. It would be wonderful to return in the heat of high Summer when the cool interior and handsome terrace would be at their most attractive.



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Villa Il Tinaio

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2016

The Villa is spacious and well maintained, perfect for a large group such as ours. The location offered fabulous views of the Tuscan countryside, being in an elevated position. Although ambient temperatures were in the mid thirties, the Villa remained comfortably cool due to its' construction. The pool was large and well maintained, its' surroundings were comfortable, and the view from the pool was quite stunning. The support service and back up was also all one could have wished for. As a result we enjoyed a fabulous family holiday, thank you very much.



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Villa Stefania

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - June 2015

We have spent two lovely weeks in villa Stefania, a beautiful and very comfortable villa in Forte Dei Marmi, close to the beach and to the Forte Dei Marmi shops and restaurants. The rooms were spacious,clean and all had lots of cupboards to store all your luggage. The garden was ideal for our granddaughter ,it was well tendered and very safe for her to play in. The whole family have spent a lovely time Stefania.



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Villa Idris

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 2 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.5
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2016

Well-equipped villa on the slopes of Praiano with the most amazing views of the Amalfi coast towards Positano & Capri. It really was nicer than we'd expected from the photos, and meant we found it hard to tear ourselves away to explore the area. Great location within walking distance of shops & restaurants, but it's worth mentioning that the villa is not accessible by car and there are lots of steps involved to get anywhere, so it may not be suitable for all. The owner was very friendly and helpful, with local recommendations as well as responding quickly to fix a few small issues during our...more



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Viletta Oriana

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - November 2014

As a group we cannot praise this accomodation enough , from begining to end it was a pleasure staying at this property.Oriana was impecably clean throughout and all bedding and towels appeared to be new. We were met by our host on arrival and can only say what a great and friendly host he was with loads of advice and information about the area freely given . He lives above this accomodation and is always on hand if you need any advice or have any questions. We cannot praise the host or the accomodation enough and would surely re visit and use this accomodation if visiting this area of Italy...more



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Villa Isabella

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - June 2016

Villa Isaabella/Dodi was beautiful, made even nicer by the superb hospitality of the owners. They provided ideas of activities called to arrange bike delivery and were around to answer queries. The villa is well equipped beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The location is great for encouraging an active holiday with a short bike ride to beach shops and restaurants. Cant wait to return. The information received prior to departure was helpful but some conflicting eg saying no internet when there was, so may be good to check and update all written information before issue.



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Villa Buseto

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - September 2015

We really loved this Villa. The family who met us when we arrived - Father and Son - were very helpful and welcoming. We were provided with a complimentary cooked meal the first night from the chef Katerina. It was delicious and the left overs lasted us the following day. Maria the maid came each morning at a time that we agreed and she was always smiling and very discrete going about her work quirky and quietly. The wine selection was amazing and of a high standard, we were given tomatoes, grapes and figs from the garden. All delicious. The pool is a great size and was maintained every da...more



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Villa Andrea Camaiore

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2015

We arrived early to the villa as previously agreed, we dropped our bags off and the villa owner directed us back to the town and a restaurant where we could get a light lunch. Once back to the villa with the help of Google translate the paperwork was dealt with. The arrival hampers which we had ordered were paid for and these were excellent. The villa is in a very quiet location on top of a hill and as such picked up any breeze which made the location much more comfortable. The villa has a very elaborate alarm system operated very simply by a push button on the entrance fob, security gat...more



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Villa Nerano

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2014

From the moment we arrived we loved the villa everything tastefully furnished and comfortable. The villa has spectacular views of the bay from the terrace. The villa is very well equipped with sun loungers and outdoor eating area , barbeque area , and pool , while inside all rooms are decorated to a high standard , a well equipped kitchen, the villa also has a music system, satellite TV and wifi. Daily cleaning inside and out. This villa was kept to a high standard , and we enjoyed our stay here immensely. There are plenty of very good restaurants nearby , including a two star Michelin. Our h...more



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Villa Damiano

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - June 2016

Beautiful villa a little remote beautifully maintained we were a family of eight including two children age 9and6 bedrooms clean and plenty of storage for our clothes used the villa as a base to tour Tuscany . Plenty to see not far from villa.children and young adults loved the pool but too cold for me weather was variable but that was out of our control villa and grounds were well maintained by attentive owner we had arranged to have 6hours maid service which was very useful and maintained the villa in a manageable state with eight of us . We would return to this area again but choose a vill...more



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Villa Belvedere

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - May 2015

This was our first visit to Tuscany and we loved it. The area we stayed in, near Sienna/San Gimiginano was stunning. Our villa was situated on a beautiful estate, it was quiet, secure, and had the most stunning views of the area. We were made to feel exceptionally welcome on arrival. The villa was of a very high standard. We will definitely return to explore Italy further and would have no hesitation in using the same company again. Thank you.



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Casale Vorno

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 2 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.5
Location
5.0
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - August 2016

Mostly excellent, staff and service outstanding, just two areas that did not rate excellent. Pool facility was great but was some way from and out of sight of the villa so one adult always had to be on supervisory duty if young children in the party. Given the villa slept 10 persons there should have been 10 sun beds/recliners at the pool there were only 7, which was insufficient for our party of 10. Finally some comfortable outdoor seating by the villa would have improved enjoyment for those that did not want to go to the pool area. Nevertheless had a very enjoyable stay at Villa Casale Vorno...more



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Casa Privata

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 2 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - August 2016

We had such a wonderful holiday! Renata is brilliant and always on hand to help out! The villa is beautiful and very comfortable! The pool and views are amazing! It is a very private property! We loved every minute!



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Villa Eugenia

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - July 2014

On the whole, the Villa Eugenia was lovely - comfortable, clean and in a beautiful setting with superb views. We had trouble finding it though and had to call the contact number. The housekeeper, who spoke no English, came to help us and then showed us round. Later, we found some clearer directions in the villa itself which would have been much better than the directions we were given. The website says the village of Pergo is only a 12 minute walk away, which is doubtful - the walk back up the hill would certainly take much longer in the heat. Also, it is up a very narrow dirt track with bends...more



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Pietrasanta Townhouse Lucia

4.3
out of 5
Ratings from 2 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0

Latest Review - September 2015

We got off to a disappointing start to our holiday. The documentation was slow in coming from Bridgewater Travel & when we arrived in Pietrasanta the staff in the bar where we were to collect the keys knew nothing about us! To cap it all the mobile phone contact for Bridgewater was unobtainable & we were enduing a torrential thunderstorm! The bar staff handed us some keys, we found the townhouse, the keys fitted & so we were in. We went off to explore & have a late lunch with our umbrellas! Lunch was excellent, the storm clouds disappeared & everything improved. After moving the bicycles, the...more



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Villa Gelsomino

4.3
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - August 2015

We really enjoyed our holiday in this villa. The pool was excellent - good size, lovely and clean and all the outside space was beautiful. We really appreciated the covered outdoor dining area, with great mountain views, where the breeze would blow through to keep us cool. These two things made our holiday very memorable and we spent most of our time there, basking in it! The maid service kept the villa lovely and clean and the owners were very welcoming and friendly. If I had to make a criticism, it would be that the air conditioning unit did not impact on the bedrooms. We were told that ...more



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Villa Pienza

4.2
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0

Latest Review - August 2016

A very nice house suited us wonderfully - The staff were fantastic nothing too much trouble. Lovely location. Only criticism was that the directions to the house could have been clearer as we go quite lost but that may have been us! We shall certainly use Bridgewater Travel again - Thank you



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Villa Bianca Lucca

4.0
out of 5
Ratings from 2 reviews
50% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
3.5
Condition
4.0
Location
4.5
Value
3.5
Customer
Service
4.0

Latest Review - September 2014

Overall we had a great time at the villa but could have been fabulous with some extra touches The garden and views are beautiful and the villa is secluded The gardener, Luigi and the cleaner Lyn were very helpful Unfortunately, there was a problem with the sewage pipe during the first few days of our holidays, which spoilt our enjoyment Bridgewater were helpful and managed to get the owner to rectify the problem faster The villa is lovely but not as luxurious as we hoped for the price we paid- bedside cupboards and lamps needed Also only a few windows upstairs in the bedrooms The kitch...more



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Villa Cielo

3.7
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
3.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0

Latest Review - September 2015

The garden and pool were amazing. The busy road outside took a few days to get used to especially as we thought this was beachfront which it wasn't. The picture is a bit misleading that way. But the deli and market were great just a shame you really had to drive the 200m or take your life in your hands and walk on the road with cars speeding past. Scopello was a lovely town once again you could walk it but not really due to cars speeding past. Would have been nice to have had a few tips in the villa about where to eat etc. The shade around the pool was great for the children. A...more



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Villa Cortona

3.3
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
0% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0

Latest Review - September 2015

Shame that the sun was not on the property after 4pm Mosquitos were a major issue Disappointed that the owners instructions were so prominent all over the property and that items of furniture had temporary covers - didn't feel that welcoming



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Villa Vittorio

3.3
out of 5
Ratings from 1 review
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
2.0

Latest Review - September 2014

Villa beautiful and owners very friendly and helpful. Villa very remote but beautiful views. Very poor support in resolving issues from agent.