Lazio - Frosinone - PONTECORVO


ACCOMMODATION FACILITY. Tenuta Esdra, named from the district of the same name in Pontecorvo, is in the Liri Valley surrounded by the Ausoni Mountains, within the Aurunci National Park. The property was acquired by the current owners in 2008, realising their dream of creating an heaven of relaxation by combining nature, simplicity and tradition. The two structures, built in the early 1900s, were completely renovated conservatively in 2016, creating solutions respecting the environment and nature. The estate covers about twenty hectares, largely dominated by centuries-old oaks, pines, olive trees and cultivated land. A pristine place that smells of history and feeds on modernity with the pride of the property being the spa with pool/hydromassage, sauna, Turkish bath and emotional shower (on request with extra cost). Rooms equipped for massages (available on request) and changing rooms with showers complete this large wellness area, a welcoming and relaxing environment where you can find your psychophysical balance. The villa is divided into two, externally-communicating, buildings: the main building with living room, veranda and a large terrace where you can relax with a group of friends or family, the professionally-equipped kitchen in the basement, able to satisfy all the guests' requests and all modern requirements, and eight bedrooms with bathroom; the spa building with Turkish bath and sauna and another three bedrooms with bathroom, and massage rooms (available on request). The outdoor area is organised so as to allow guests to enjoy alfresco dining or to relax on the lawn or by the pool, well equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas and small tables. The private and secluded position of the property guarantees discretion and silence to those wishing to spend a relaxing stay immersed in the characteristic rural countryside of Ciociaria. From the property you can easily reach the A1 motorway and undertake numerous itineraries dedicated to nature, typical gastronomy and history: the beautiful Abbey of Montecassino, with historical relics dating back to the Second World War, is located just 32 km away and the Pastena Caves with their incredible scenery are about 25 km away. The town of Pontecorvo is just over 3 km away and offers all basic services and shops, bars and restaurants that will delight visitors with the food and wine specialties of the area.



The property consists of the main body of the structure and an annex, used in part as a spa and wellness area (on request with extra cost). MAIN BUILDING: Once past the main door, to the right of the small entrance hall is the bar area with cosy bar counter and access to the living and dining area. Three French windows lead out to the veranda and the large terrace. From the dining area a staircase leads down to the basement with the professional kitchen and a guest bathroom. To the left of the entrance hall is a corridor with a laundry room, a double bedroom with private bathroom (with shower suitable for people with disabilities), a children's room with bathroom with shower, and access to the outside. At the beginning of the corridor are stairs leading up to the first floor with three double bedrooms and two single bedrooms (one with queen-size bed), all with private bathroom with shower. Three bedrooms also have a private terrace. The stairs then lead up to the second floor with two large double bedrooms, both with private bathroom, one with tub and the other with shower. ANNEX: on the ground floor is the wellness area (on request with extra cost) with pool/hydromassage, sauna, Turkish bath, emotional shower and relaxation area. The floor is completed by two large changing rooms with shower and bathrooms. A covered external staircase leads up to the first floor with three double bedrooms, all with private bathroom with shower, one of which also has a private hydromassage tub. This floor is completed by two massage rooms (available on request).


The property is set in an estate of about 20 hectares, largely dominated by centuries-old oaks, pines, olive and fruit trees and cultivated land. Once past the entrance gate, a driveway of about 100 m leads to the large parking area and the main entrance of the villa. The beautiful garden, which extends around the villa for about 6000 sq m, is not fenced but bordered by hedges of boxwood and pyracantha and by an electric wire fence that delimits it from the rest of the vast estate. Extremely well-kept with large areas of lawn planted with phoenix and washingtonia palms alternating with oaks, cypresses and pomegranate trees and with scattered examples of stones and boulders of white carbonate stone, typical of the Ausoni Mountains. The area surrounding the buildings is characterised by flowering hedges, roses and a lawn next to the solarium area. The portico, equipped with armchairs and small tables, and the large terrace, with tables and chairs, face the solarium area on one side and the large green lawn on the other, the ideal place for outdoor dining. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool is just a few metres from the main house and the annex and is reached from the veranda down a few steps. Rectangular and measuring 7 x 15 m with the depth varying from 20 to 170 cm, the pool is purified with chlorine and has Roman steps for access to the water. The surrounding solarium, paved in cemented stone slabs, is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, small tables and chairs and an outdoor shower. The pool area is easily accessible from the veranda, from the lawn and from the annex, and ensures a comfortable area and ease of movement. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week or part of week
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning
  • smart tv
  • bluetooth speaker
  • internet connection with wi-fi
  • professional dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • professional coffee machine
  • moka coffee machine
  • toaster
  • juicer
  • cot
  • high chair
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • hairdryer
  • safe
  • SPA with pool/hydromassage (35 degrees)
  • sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • emotional shower
  • children's playroom
  • fixed barbecue

Location and distances

Just over 3 km away is the town of Pontecorvo, with shops and services. The town's origins date back to the 9th century and it owes its name to the "pons curvus" (curved bridge) over the Liri river, but perhaps also to the Benedictine symbol of the crow (corvo),during the period of subservience to Montecassino. But the authenticity of this needs to be studied! Thanks to its location, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, Ciociaria is an unspoiled territory not overrun by mass tourism. It is an area rich in historical and archaeological, but also naturalistic, evidence, particularly in the mountainous areas of the Apennines. An area where ancient traditions live on, both food and wine and historical-cultural, unknown to most and which continue to surprise visitors. The Pastena Caves are only 25 km from the villa, while Isola del Liri, with its majestic waterfall in the centre of town, is 39 km away. The Abbey of Montecassino with its incredible history that began in 529 when the Benedictine monastery was founded by San Benedetto of Norcia, is, in fact, the second oldest monastery in Italy. In World War II it played a central role in the so-called Battle for Rome, one of the most important military operations of the Second World War. For wellness lovers, the spa of the Terme di Suio is just 34 km away, and for families with children and teenagers it will be exciting to see the dinosaur footprints in Esperia, just 12 km from the villa as well as a trip to the Wood Park Adventure Park in Itri, 32 km away. Also just a short distance from the villa is the Abbey of Casamari, one of the most important Italian monasteries of Cistercian Gothic architecture. Anagni, known as the City of the Popes, Fiuggi and its thermal baths, the medieval borghi of Ferentino and Fumone, the nature trails of the Ernici and Aurunci Mountains, are some of the gems of this area just waiting to be discovered. For wine lovers, the estate is about 80 km from the Cesanese del Piglio DOCG area, one of the wine excellences of Lazio. For sea lovers, just half an hour away is the Tyrrhenian coast and in less than an hour are the beautiful sandy beaches of Terracina, Sperlonga and Gaeta along the Via Flacca, while an hour and a half away is the promontory of Circeo with its National Park and the wonderful coast of Sabaudia with its dunes. Also possible is an excursion to the Pontine Islands with the ferries and hydrofoils that depart from Terracina and Formia.

Airport: Napoli 111 km, Roma Ciampino 118 km, Roma Fiumicino 145 km, Pescara 215 km
Train station: Formia 38 km
Highways: A1 exit Pontecorvo Castrocielo 9 km
Shops and services: Pontecorvo 3,6 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea - Scauri 32 km
Access roads: approximately 400m of dirt road in good condition
Attractions within 100 km: Pastena Caves 25 km, Monte Cassino Abbey 32 km, Isola del Liri 39 km, Casamari Abbey 40 km, Gaeta 44 km, Sperlonga 50 km, Fumone 66 km, Anagni 70 km, San Felice Circeo 71 km, Fossanova Abbey 72 km, Certosa di Trisulti 81 km, Fiuggi 86 km, Royal Palace of Caserta 88 km
Altitude: 100 slm


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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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  • extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00 per week or part of week/animal), tourism tax (where applicable)

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  • extra cleaning (€ 22,00/hour/cleaner), extra linen (€ 15,00/person), firewood (€ 15,00/100 kg), SPA with indoor heated pool, sauna, Turkish bath, and emotional shower (available upon request with 3 days' notice: €400.00 per day/8 hours from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm with a minimum booking of three days or €1,700.00 for seven days)
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, THURSDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00