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Bridgewater is one of the UKs longest established Italian villa rental agents. Our story began in 1973 when our parents Barry and Christine Pearson began renting villas in Versilia, on Tuscany’s golden coast. Today, we remain family run.  Our expertise has been built over a lifetime of living, working & holidaying 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.

Bridgewater’s Idyllic Italy

Our story so far


“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
Anita Desai

Italy is so much more than just a holiday destination to us. The country has become part of who we are – the backdrop for so many happy family memories since 1973. Today, the allure of Italy keeps pulling us back – We’ve lived and worked between Italy and the UK for over four decades, so nobody knows this wonderful country better than we do.  Even after all this time – this wonderful country never fails to delight us with each new visit.  

Barry and Christine Pearson began renting villas on the Tuscan coast in 1973……47 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 in Lucca & on the Tuscan coast – travelling extensively throughout Tuscany with our parents on their contracting trips. Hours of hot car journeys through Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena & San Gimignano, Arezzo & Cortona – made bearable by the promise of jumping in the pool & Italian hospitality upon arrival!

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.

Pearson family, Tuscany, Florence, Italy

We are lucky enough to have visited hundreds of villas in Italy  – we have an excellent knowledge of the Italian property market and know the importance of getting the details right. 

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 still travel to Italy several times a year inspecting properties / meeting with owners & local agents and every summer we re-group on the Tuscan coast with our own children – which means we can give you first-hand personal advice on the area . We also have lots of experience of driving to Italy from the UK with small children and teenagers and happy to share tips on routes and keeping everybody happy (be prepared for plenty of ‘are we there yet?’)

Thank you for stopping by – We look forward to speaking with you and being your hosts in Italy very soon!

Nicola & Lucy Pearson – Your Bridgewater team

 

A Lifetime In Italy…

Thank you for the memories La Bella Italia…


 
 

Bridgewater’s Bespoke Italy

 A COMPLIMENTARY, HIGHLY PERSONALISED VILLA SOURCING SERVICE FOR ENQUIRIES WITH A WEEKLY RENTAL BUDGET OF +£6995

When you can’t see what you’re looking for on our website & only the best will do…Turn to us as your personal travel consultant for Italy

Rather than wasting your own time trawling the internet for the perfect luxury villa in Italy – Imagine having the guidance of an experienced Italian villa rental expert to do the hard work for you…We use our wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts in Italy to collate a handpicked shortlist of the most suitable properties on the rental market in one convenient proposal.

Your time is precious…so leave the hard work to us.

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 48 hours– chosen especially for you.

Let us do the hard work for you

Book online or 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.

The warmest of welcomes

Welcome hamper included with every booking.

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