Twins 1 Doubles 9 Bathrooms 10 Guest bathrooms 3
Bramasole is one of the most sought-after large luxury villas for rent in Tuscany with a story to tell. For those of us wanting to experience the setting of Frances Mayes’ book and the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”, this is the first time they can have the same experience. As in the novel, this exclusive traditional house was a large brick house, two kilometres from Cortona, completely restored and now available for weekly rentals.
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 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 and a limonaia building, adjacent to the villa, complete the rental property. Accommodating twenty guests, Bramasole is ideal for families, large groups of friends or for the celebration of special events such as weddings. It is 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 bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 3 double bed with fireplace, en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub.
bedroom 4 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
bedroom 5 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
lower ground floor
laundry room, TV room, two guest bathrooms, private chapel, billiard room (American full size table), wine cellar.
guest house sleeps 8
open plan room with fire oven, kitchen, small dining table for 8, sitting area, desk, small guest bathroom, steps going down onto a sitting area with wood burner and staircase leading to the first floor.
bedroom 6 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
bedroom 7 double bed with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub.
bedroom 8 twin beds (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
living area with double sofa bed and private terrace with beautiful views over the valley.
bedroom 10 double bed, with en suite bathroom with shower.
swimming pool is not fenced-in therefore children need to be supervised. Small pets allowed upon request. It is possible to host weddings at the villa. Inside it is possible to accommodate 24 guests, outside a maximum of 60 guests. Bramasole is located near an organically farmed agricultural land, therefore there might be some noise and odours during the day as a result of agricultural operations.
- 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
finest homes, quality guaranteed
24/7 guest support
- air conditioning A/C
- floor heating system
- wi-fi internet connection
- i/Pod docking station
- satellite 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
- pizza oven
- outdoor Jacuzzi-hot tub
- bocce court
- tennis table
- parking area
- electric gate
- vegetable garden
- aromatic garden
- chlorine-free swimming pool (5x10m) with shallow end and diving board
- heated outdoor Jacuzzi for 8
- fully air conditioned
- stone-built BBQ
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** Jan 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022 14,000.00 16,550.00 12,000.00 Apr 30, 2022 - May 28, 2022 19,000.00 22,500.00 16,250.00 May 28, 2022 - Sept 10, 2022 24,000.00 28,400.00 20,500.00 Sept 10, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022 19,000.00 22,500.00 16,250.00 Oct 8, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022 14,000.00 16,550.00 12,000.00 Dec 17, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 24,000.00 28,400.00 20,500.00 Security deposit 2000.00 2,363.60 1,707.20
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.1818 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.8536 GBP
Concierge service, daily maid service (approx. 3 hours), change of towels and linen on Saturday and midweek, final cleaning, heating, air conditioning, telephone (local calls only).
cooking service: menu (food included) starting from € 40 per person, breakfast service € 20 per person for 16 guests or more, € 25 for 15 guests or less, extra maid service € 20 per hour, laundry service € 20 per hour, babysitter service € 20 per hour, telephone.
Cortona 2,7km/ 1,7miles (5 min. driving), Umbertide 37km/23miles (40 min. drive), Arezzo 33,7km/20,9miles (46 min. drive), Siena 75km/46,6miles (1 hour drive), Florence 118km/73,3miles (1 hour 30 min. drive).
airports and trains
airports: Perugia 57km/35miles, Florence 134km/83miles, Rome 243km/150miles.
trains: Cortona/Terontola 6km/4miles.
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
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."