GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

GAY COUNTRY HOUSE

UMBRIA • ITALY

OUR VISION

Be Yourself
OUR VISION

I only ask of my guests for one thing: to be themselves. When, some years ago, I first opened Bellaugello, it was the realisation of a dream I had. A unique holiday concept for gay guys. A place where there are no disapproving glances, no need to conceal that instinctive gesture, that oft wanted caress. A place to smile and be happy where likeminded people can forget about pointing fingers and disapproving whispers. A place where all feel at ease and become part of a family that is steadily growing.

I love the scent of the fresh Umbrian air, the healthy breakfasts made with love, the endless summer mornings at the swimming pool, the unexpected small roads that hide an alternative to the beaten path, the golden sunsets from the top of a hill. I want you to come here, stop for a bit, relax and listen to what the silence has to say. I want you to be eager to return the moment we say goodbye. I want you to return, of course, walk through the gate and pick up the conversation right where we left it.

Bellaugello shares its way of life with more and more people looking for a vision, the same vision: to be ourselves.Get the feel of Umbria and Bellaugello with these videos

  • Get the feel of Umbria and Bellaugello with these videos

ABOUT YOUR HOST

History

Falling in love with Umbria is easy, maybe too easy for a Scot like me. What’s more difficult is to get over it, but I don’t think that ever happens.My love affair with this magical land began some twenty years ago. Back then in the UK, I was an hotelier, and long dreamt of making Umbria my home, a home open to accept anyone, regardless of their background or sexuality. A gay country house where gay guys like me could be themselves: instinctive, natural and free.

Finding the right spot took me a while because I needed the place to be perfect for my future guests and it had to feel right. I needed an old but welcoming house, neither restored nor ruinous, with space enough to create five unique suites and a dining room with trust bar. It had to be on an elevated site, facing south with huge views, no nosy neighbours, screeching kids or revving cars. Instead, peace and beauty. I wanted space to create a garden full of mystery and scents as well as an infinity pool with views stretching on and on. I also wanted a south facing terrace backed by a mellow stone wall warmed by the sun, filled with a large table for all of us to eat together. Oh, and I needed water, a good supply of water, and space for a vegetable garden, some old olive trees and shady lanes for the guests to walk by. All this to be not too far from a decent size town.

That and more, miraculously discovered at this beautiful spot overlooking the Chiascio Valley. Yes, Bellaugello is the name of the farm and it has been here for over 400 years. However, the name has another meaning, but it’s something I can only tell you in person.

Services

Just three words: unpack and relax! Once you’re installed in your luxury suite, you can start living Bellaugello.

Spend the whole morning in our infinity swimming pool, go to the sauna, get a relaxing massage, get in touch with the world nearby taking a pleasant walk, stay in touch with the world outside thanks to our Wi-Fi connection, enjoy a nice bottle of wine from the bar, have breakfast or dinner served together with other guys at our family table.

If you feel like being naked, go for it! This is an open-minded gay country house. Once again, unpack… and RELAX!

OUR LATEST NEWS

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vai gli sposi… 

Huge celebration today as one of my neighbours and good friend Marco married Laura in the regal setting of the town hall in our local town of Gubbio under hot Italian sunshine.  Here are the happy couple descending the stairs moments before the traditional rice is thrown.

Dawn breaks into sun.. 

How strange the weather can be, one moment hot hot sunshine and the next magical mist.  Here at Bellaugello Gay Country House we live in the most breath-takingly beautiful of valleys.  We look south commanding a huge view over the river Chiascio which meanders its way lazily towards the confluence with the river Tiber. Our […]

Fruit and more fruit 

Michael has been busy collecting cherries, he has combed the lanes round Bellaugello Gay Country House selecting the ripest and juiciest cherries which he plucked.   Bags and bags of cherries have appeared in the kitchen we serve them for breakfasts and yesterday afternoon he was busy in the kitchen making cherry marmalade and a spicy […]

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Now taking bookings for 2020:

After being in lockdown for so many weeks we all need space to breathe and Bellaugello that is exactly what we have in abundance.Our guest house is small. Our grounds are large. Our Infinity Pool is amazing. We take Social Distancing seriously.

Discover in your Individual Suite:

-Separate entrance.

-Private terrace.

-Kitchen corner.

-Large bathroom.

-some also with outdoor shower too!

Bellaugello is in the countryside:

-Extensive gardens on different levels.

-Large Pool Area: Each pair of sun loungers are 2 metres apart.

-15m x 5m infinity swimming pool with safe, kind, natural chlorine.

-A large choice of walks, jogging circuits accessible from the property.

-Single, Couple, Thruple, all are welcome.

Specially for 2020:

-Daily breakfast basket delivered to your suite.

-“Cinema Paradiso” Open air cinema supper nights on the lawn.

-New for the autumn ‘Jacuzzi’ spa tub to compliment our wood fired Sauna.

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