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Bob, Amanda and Josh Wheatley from Cumbria UK


“For a few years we toyed with the idea of buying a holiday home in Tuscany, but were put off by the price tag and the hassle of a second home overseas, but when we discovered Borg di Vagli near the popular medieval town of Cortona in southern Tuscany, we new right away that we had found our Tuscan retreat” said Bob, a retired anaesthetist, who along with his wife Amanda are enjoying a new passion having founded a sailing school/charter company on Lake Windermere

“We all get so excited when we are going to Vagli, we love the heated swimming pool and the relaxing terraces, mountain biking and excursions into the area’s small historic towns.
Since buying late last year, we’ve already returned twice and have a family holiday reserved in August. Amanda and some of her girlfriends have a week reserved in September for spa treatments, shopping at the fashion outlet’s and wine tasting nearMontepulciano. Josh and I are returning in October for more of the outdoor activities. By the way, I really enjoyed taking a few Euros from Lee on the golf course. He did a great job of making arrangements for a golf outing on a beautiful course near Perugia.”

When asked if he was satisfied with his experiences Bob replied, “Absolutely, we have a friend who bought a second home in Umbria and he is always going on about how every time he visits he has to spend a lot of time opening up the property, taking care of it and closing it up when they leave. We love Vagli because we have purchased a no hassle form of second home ownership and every small detail is taken care for us prior to arrival. We simply arrive, pick up our key, spend the day relaxing by the pool and look forward to meeting other wners in the Trattoria. We can start relaxing the moment we arrive.”

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