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About us

We Look Forward To Hosting You

Bridgewater is one of the UKs longest established Italian villa rental agents. Our story began in 1973 when Barry and Christine Pearson began renting villas in Versilia, on Tuscany’s golden coast. Today, we remain family owned and managed by Nicola and Lucy Pearson.  Our expertise has been built over a lifetime of living and working in Italy which means we are lucky enough to know Italy’s culture and customs intimately and even after all this time – this wonderful country never fails to delight us with each new visit.

Barry & Christine Pearson in Florence, Italy in the 70s

Bridgewater’s Idyllic Italy

Our story so far

Barry and Christine Pearson (in left photo, Florence 1971) began renting villas on the Tuscan coast in 1973……. 45 years on, Bridgewater’s Idyllic Italy remains family owned and managed by the Pearson sisters: Nicola and Lucy.

We were lucky enough to grow up spending our summers on the Tuscan coast and travelling extensively throughout Italy with our parents on their contracting trips. Not only did these Italian journeys provide us with precious family memories – but combined with our travel industry experience they have equipped us with an unrivalled knowledge which we can now pass on to you. We both speak Italian and have a passion for Italy, its regions, food, history art and culture.

We are very privileged to have organised Italian holidays for so many of our valued clients. For us, there is no better feeling than receiving a thank you letter to say that we exceeded your expectations and that you will look back on your holiday for years to come.

We look forward to speaking with you and being your hosts in Italy very soon!

Nicola & Lucy Pearson – Your Bridgewater team

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A Lifetime In Italy…

Thank you for the memories La Bella Italia…


Allow us to inspire you

Our friendly team of Italian travel specialists are on hand with advice, inspiration and ideas for your next villa holiday. We use our wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts in Italy to find your Idyllic Italian rental. Over the past 45 years we have curated a portfolio of luxury villas in Italy which we know will provide you with the best experience of this wonderful country

Complete this quick enquiry form or call us on +44 (0) 161 787 8587 and your personal villa specialist will be in touch with a bespoke selection of available properties within 24 hours – chosen especially for you.

Let us do the hard work for you

Contact our Italian villa specialists with your requirements and within 24 hours we will send you available villas to suit.

A name you can trust

Family run Italian villa specialist with over 46 years experience
Local knowledge & personal insight.

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