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Bellaugello
Ranked #9 of 36 Gubbio B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you have ever fantasized about living in a stone farmhouse in a picture perfect location in Italy, then this is the place for you. Want to take it further? Shop in the local stores for your dinner items and prepare the meal in your kitchen. Add some wine and the dream becomes reality. We did this two of our four nights stay, and really enjoyed it.

That’s how we felt during our stay at this very special hideaway. From the moment you arrive you are transported into an impressionist landscape painting, and it is hard to wander away.

We stayed in the Giardino suite which faces south into the valley. On the entrance level is a charming bedroom with a canopy bed, two chairs, and a dresser table. Two French windows open to a most memorable view of the valley. There is no air conditioning. During our stay, it was very warm, but the room cooled down nicely by bedtime. Downstairs is a cute retro looking kitchenette, a table for four, and a modern new bathroom. These rooms both had doors out to a stone patio and that beautiful view. The lower level stone terrace had a table for two and two lounge chairs. There is also an outdoor shower which was fun to use. There is also wireless internet available. At first we were not sure about our room choice, since the space was broken up on two levels, but we quickly changed our minds and would want this suite again if we came back. The view, terrace, and privacy are well worth a slight inconvenience of the stairs.

As all have said, Alec is an excellent host. Besides being easy to chat with, he was very helpful in guiding us around Umbria. Breakfast, which we ate at the outdoor table each morning, was a nice treat with fresh baked goods, juice and teas. Some cereals would have been a great addition to the mix. We also had dinner one night with Alec and some of the other guests and really enjoyed the meal and the conversation.

The pool setting at the hotel is great, and even though the pool was pretty cool, it is hard not to jump in and take it all in. Each day we made sure we had some down time by the pool, and also made sure we made it back in time each day to watch the sun set over the valley.

The location of the hotel is pretty good for touring the beautiful Umbria countryside. If you are staying for a few days, you should be able to make it to the main touring towns with time to spare and relax back at the hotel. If you have interests in Tuscany, it would be at least two hours one way before you can start reaching tourist sites.

The much talked about last quarter mile of the road to the hotel is really not that bad - after the first time you travel over it. The nearest town, Gubbio, is about fifteen minutes away and has restaurants and stores to meet your needs, all in a charming medieval setting.

A charming stone farmhouse set overlooking a picture perfect valley, a great pool to relax by, a friendly host, all combine to make for a great stay that you will remember for a long time.

Room Tip: We loved the Giardino suite for the view and the terrace.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

An exceptional place with a wonderful host. Stayed there for 10 days (first time in Umbria) and thorougly enjoyed it. The hotel is located off the main road, and somewhat difficult to find, though that's also the advantage. Very quite and clean, nice hiking paths, and a very helpful owner, who speaks Italian, and totaly immersed in the community and local colture. Some Italian guests when we were there, as well as other nationalities.

Room Tip: The rooms seem very different from each other (size and design), so better to ask in advance.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Returning to Bellaugello was one of the main reasons we planned another trip to Italy earlier this month. And we were not disappointed! Again, our kind host Alec was thorough with all the details of the operation of this wonderful old building which takes full advantage of the amazing vista of the Umbrian valley below. Our suite, the "Diva" is especially spectacular with the views in three directions and the room itself is well-appointed, clean, well-supplied with towels and toiletries. The mornings start off wonderful, often with mist in the valley that gives an ethereal touch to the sunrise, then you head on for one of the great breakfasts that Alec provides, with many homemade items. There is the option usually a few times in the week to have a great dinner in the dining room (or outside in good weather) that allows you some time to have great food prepared by Alec and enjoy meeting the other guests at the villa. There of course is the amazing infinity pool that allows everyone to enjoy the sun and water while taking in that view! We hope to make another trip to visit Bellaugello in the coming years, it is a great constant when we think of where we want to go when visiting amazing Italy!

Room Tip: All rooms at Bellaugello would have great views. As noted, the 'Diva' suite is our preferra...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

A dear friend of Gubbio, he advised me to stay with Alec (Alec for years invited me to see what had made the house restauration) and I have to say that he was right, Alec is a great host and has created a place full of character and charm, the strong point is the position that dominates the one of the most beautiful landscapes of Umbria, the infinity pool on the landscape and 'breathtaking!. Postcard views and above all an attentive and friendly, discreet, gentle, elegant as Alec, very nice her two dogs Jenny & Milo, I love animals!.
As for the kitchen, the recovery of the recipes of local traditions, is very interesting and absolutely non-trivial, a very special place, to return. Sincerely Gabriele

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

How could this property receive all excellent reviews I wondered as I booked this trip for my partner and me? After just one minute on this property after arrival all the reviews hit it right on. This is by far one of the best vacations we have ever taken and we owe it all to Alec, the property owner and attentive host. The pictures I have posted and others have posted can only give a glimpse of what you will encounter while retreating to this wonderful villa in the hills of Gubbio.

The pristine property allows you to melt into the warm Umbrian sun and cares just seem to float away to not return while you are on holiday. Coming from San Francisco, we are at a daily pace that can wear one's soul down in a matter of minutes. Our retreat to Bellaugello was the soul satisfying vacation that recharged us for the year ahead. We often said to each other, "I can live here!" Alec makes you feel right at home with the wonderful morning breakfast made of fresh jams and local breads. We also enjoyed two evenings having dinner on the terrace with other guests. Not only is Alec a perfect host, but a world-class chef as well.

From Bellaugello, you can explore the local Umbrian hillside towns of Gubbio (a real highlight- also the place where I proposed to my partner), Assisi, and don't miss out on the opportunity to go wine tasting in Montefalco. All locations within a short 30-60 minute drive and Alec can guide you to these day trips. We spent most mornings and afternoons exploring the area, purchasing fine ceramics from Gubbio, drinking a lot of wine and then returning for an afternoon swim in the most amazing pool on the property.

We could both go on and on about our time on this property, but I encourage you to make your own memories as this is one location not to be missed. Never before have I been so head over heels excited about a place as much so as Bellaugello. We are already making our honeymoon plans to return to this property next summer. This time- we will not make the mistake of only staying for 4 nights- we are planning at least a week so we can truly relax in the Umbrian style.

What you can expect at Bellaugello:
1. Comfortable beds and linens
2. Pristine grounds equipped with relaxing reading areas and a pool that is out of this world
3. Making friends with guests from all over the world
4. A local community that is friendly and welcoming to out-of-town guests
5. Relaxation at its peak level
6. The single most gracious host (Alec) and a staff that attends to your every need
7. A trip that you will never forget

It may seem that this review is over the top- it is intended to be so. Bellaugello was far more than I could have ever hoped for and I was so unsure when making this reservation what to expect. We cannot wait to board a plane from the U.S. and head directly to Bellaugello next summer.

Thank you Alec for making a very special moment in our lives truly spectacular. All of you reading this review- proceed directly to booking your trip to Bellaugello- you owe it to yourself and will become a fan.

Room Tip: Not a bad room on this property!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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edofumo, Owner at Bellaugello, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind and extremely generous review. I am delighted to read just how much you enjoyed your stay and that you recommend Bellaugello to others.

I really look forward to making welcoming you back to Bellaugello on your honeymoon

Alec

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This August we had the pleasure of is our holidays in Bellaugello. From the start a very nice stay. The house is situated up a hill with incredible views from the house and pool area. Thanks to Alec who is a very hospitable host we have a very nice time. His organised diners at the guesthouse several times a week which we loved. An ideal place to meet new friends with nice food and wine. The rooms are very comfortable and if you do not know what to plan during the day Alec is full of ideas.
We will definately come back and see Bellaugello and Ubria again!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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edofumo, Owner at Bellaugello, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Thank you for your kind and considered review and also your kind email.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here at Bellaugello, and plan to return at some future date. I look forward to welcoming you once again.

Alec

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stunning views from the country house. You wake up each morning and can't help but marvel at the scenery. Also the most amazing infinity pool with sumptuously appointed accommodation. The host alos offers the chance to dine in 3 nights per week and these are great events where you can chat with fellow guests and enjoy superb 4 course dinners.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bellaugello

Address: Frazione Valdichiascio, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Gubbio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Gubbio
Price Range: $106 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Focused at the Gay Community, Bellaugello is a home where diversity and respect are valued. A warm and relaxing oasis between Rome and Florence and Rimini. The main house, recently restored offers individual luxury suites each with comfortable double bed, kitchen corner, sumptuous bathroom and outside a private terrace.Breakfast is served daily, Dinner with guests seated together is served three nights a week at our antique family table or on the terrace under the stars. In the large fragrant gardens, a 15 x 5m infinity salt treated clothing optional swimming pool. In cooler months we operate a wood fired Finnish sauna. Bellaugello is gay owned and managed. ... more   less 

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