Twins 1 Doubles 9 Bathrooms 10 Guest bathrooms 2
After four years of Italian love, Villa Laura has been restored and renamed as Bramasole, available for the first time for weekly rentals.
As in the novel, this villa was a large brick house, two kilometers from Cortona, completely restored. The American owners, as well as Frances, fell in love with the region of sunflowers, they have literally been conquered by the Tuscan countryside, rich in vineyards and olive groves, which made them decide to buy an old abandoned house in Cortona. The villa was in very bad condition, but, thanks to the work of local artisans and their craftsman skills handed down from generations, the villa has been restored using antique tiles, wooden beams and terracotta floors.
The driveway to the villa portends a well-kept garden, which offers a wonderful concentration of roses, lavender and plants of various kinds. The garden is completely fenced in and is situated on two different levels. Next to the villa there is a pergola furnished for eating out.
Further on, there is a vegetable garden for the use of the guests at the villa. The swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi cheer up the warm summers. A cistern of the 17th century, giving an original effect and historical value, is now an ornamental structure in the garden, while in ancient times it was built as a reservoir to collect the rainwater.
The original magic and charm were maintained at Bramasole, despite of the transformation. A mix of antique and contemporary furniture of an interior designer has been cleverly used to maintain the villa's original character.
A rustic farmhouse, adjacent to the villa, completes the rental property. Accommodating 18 guests, this piece of Cortona is ideal for families, large groups of friends or destination weddings. It’s the perfect opportunity for guests to step into a movie set and live out their Tuscan dreams.
main villa sleeps 10
entrance hall, sitting room, dining room with table for 20 and fireplace, large kitchen directly connected to the dining room.
bedroom 1: double bedroom with en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and shower.
bedroom 2: double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 3: double bedroom with fireplace, en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
bedroom 4: double bedroom en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 5: double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
lower round floor
laundry room, sitting room, guest bathroom, private chapel.
guest house sleeps 8
open plan room with large kitchen, sitting room and dining room.
bedroom 6: double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, TV room, guest bathroom, billiard room (American full assize table).
bedroom 7: double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 8: twin bedroom (convertible into a double) with en suite bathroom with shower and double basin.
bedroom 9: master bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
limonaia sleeps 2
bedroom 10: double bedroom, 1 bathroom. The Limonaia also has 1 double sofa bed suitable for children.
supermarkets shops, bars, chemistry, shops, restaurants in Cortona (5 min. drive).
• private country setting yet close to town for basic supplies and restaurants
• convenient location for both touring Umbria and Tuscany
• air conditioned
• good technology
• kitchen facilities
- air conditioning/AC
- floor heating system
- wi fi internet connection
- i/Pod docking station
- satellite TV
- flat screen TV
- Sky TV
- stereo system
- sound system
- cd player
- music collection
- dvd player
- movie collection
- security system
- alarm system
- chapel onsite
- indoor Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- fully equipped kitchen
- ice maker
- wine cellar
- washing machine
- iron w/Ironing board
- billiard table
- board games
- swimming pool
- private patio
- alfresco dining
- outdoor furniture
- lounge area
- stone built BBQ
- pizza oven
- outdoor Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- bocce court
- tennis table
- parking area
- electric gate
- vegetable garden
- aromatic garden
- salt water swimming pool (5x10mts) with shallow end and diving board
- outdoor Jacuzzi seats 8
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** Jun 30, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 14,000.00 16,300.00 12,500.00 Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019 24,000.00 27,900.00 21,400.00 Jan 5, 2019 - May 3, 2019 14,000.00 16,300.00 12,500.00 May 4, 2019 - May 31, 2019 19,000.00 22,100.00 16,950.00 Jun 1, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 24,000.00 27,900.00 21,400.00 Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 19,000.00 22,100.00 16,950.00 Oct 12, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 14,000.00 16,300.00 12,500.00 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020 24,000.00 27,900.00 21,400.00 Security deposit 2000.00 2,322.04 1,779.91
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.16102 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.889955 GBP
Concierge service, wine tasting, daily maid service (approx. 3 hours), change of towels and linen on Saturday and midweek, final cleaning on Saturday, heating, air conditioning, telephone (local calls only).
cooking service: menu (food included) starting from 40 Euros per person, extra maid service 20 Euros per hour, laundry service 20 Euros per hour, babysitter service 20 Euros per hour, telephone.
Date: October 2016
Name: James Llyod
"Bramasole was so amazing! It was exactly like the pictures and so much more. We were a party of 10 on holiday in Tuscany celebrating a friends birthday. The grounds and view from every window are gorgeous. The entire serving and cleaning staff, Sophie, everyone did a fantastic job for us. Everyone was so welcoming, helpful and fun! Highly recommend having a pizza night at the house. We spent lots of time in Cortona and the guys went on long walks around the countryside every morning. It was a spectacular vacation!"
Date: August 2016
Name: Joy Wood
"Our group of 22 people recently stayed at Bramasole and we had the most wonderful trip. There were 12 adults and 10 children ranging in age from 8 to 18 - each and everyone of us loved this property. The grounds are beautiful and kept immaculately clean and landscaped - the roses were also in full bloom which just added to the beauty of it all. Both houses and Limonia accommodated us perfectly. The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living areas are lovely and there is so much space that we never felt on top of each other. We availed of the chef his team for 3 private meals and they were the best ones of our 10 day trip. There was something for everyone here - a garden full of vegetables that we used daily, the pool that was so nice to come home to after being in the hot sun on touring days, the pool table, bocce court and ping pong table were used for many a competition and the big and well equipped kitchens with long dining tables great for a big morning breakfast."