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Stunning Sardinia


Winter is the time that many of our properties get a bit of an overhaul. For those of you that know the area then you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that as we speak, Sa Rocca in Porto Rafael is the proud owner of a brand new kitchen complete with a large fridge freezer and dishwasher.

Casa Rei was completely refurbished internally last winter is now undergoing works on its terrace making it even bigger with talk of the owner installing a jacuzzi! Only time will tell there and at the moment it is a bit of a building site. Photos of both will be on the site as soon as the works are complete. Prices are very competitive for both these lovely holiday homes, so give us a call soon!

Room with a view


Ian writes: during a recent trip to Tuscany I was very excited to receive an invitation to San Gimignano to meet a couple who own a tower. Unsure of what to expect I followed  the couple through the narrow streets to their tower. Entry was up a flight of stairs that led to a simple one-bedroom apartment, nice location but nothing too special

I was then led up a second narrow flight of stairs to start our ascent up the tower. The tower was refurbished several years ago and must have been a pretty amazing building project. It feels modern and fresh and the views from the tower are truly spectacular. 

It’s not for anyone who suffers vertigo or is concerned about being in small spaces. However, it’s a wonderfully quirky apartment for anyone wanting to spend a few nights in this beautiful medieval town and feel like a true local. You can’t help but feel a little smug on your roof terrace with a glass of wine looking at all the tourists paying to walk up the adjacent tower. You can find more details of La Torre here.

Please speak to Helen if you’d like to discuss this property or any others on our website.

Update June 2010: sadly La Torre is no longer on our books. However, you can always browse more apartments in Tuscany here.