Sunshine, comfort, a swimming pool crystal clear and waiting….  Bellaugello is waiting peacefully for next week and the “Festa dei Ceri” the traditional “Race of the Candles” held in our local town of Gubbio every 15 May We are ready, are you?  There are still some suites available for next week, come join in the […]

This past week Bellaugello Gay Country House has been graced with the presence of Theodore who has been busy helping out whilst soaking up the hot Umbrian sunshine. Theodore is a very experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher and masseur, and it has been a delight to have him here at Bellaugello, we are getting […]

A glorious day here at Bellaugello Gay Country House, the sun shone brightly and temperatures reached 23˚c  the infinity swimming pool is glistening and beginning to heat up.  As I finished work we noticed Bobby casting a measured eye over the gardens and a photo was swiftly taken… I think the message was, “dad have you […]

Sunshine, delicious warm sunshine today and with the grass cut on the lawns at Bellaugello Gay Country House I was in time to ready the Giardino Suite for a couple of friends who telephoned this morning and are travelling through Umbria on their way to Siena which is not that far away and asked if […]

Time for cheery facts:  Here at Bellaugello Gay Country House all is good. We are getting ready for the new season and will open for the  2015 season on Wednesday 1st. April. Why not come and join us for Easter?  There are still some vacancies in our luxury suites. The weekend starts on 3rd. April with the […]

It is snowing here in Umbria.  I woke to flurries of snow that are still hours later flurrying but refusing to settle.  So strange when here at Bellaugello Gay Country House just two days ago it was hot and sunny like summer, so much so that I am convinced I have started my annual tan. […]

One of the problems, if it can honestly be called a problem is the glut of zucchini that any conscientious vegetable garden tenderer amasses at the height of the summer.  Certainly here at Bellaugello Gay Country House, the hot Umbrian summer sun ensures that we have plenty of these delicious vegetables.  Recently I was reminded that […]

Take twelve kilos of fragrant, juicy plump luscious unwaxed Sicilian oranges and lemons bought early in the market yesterday in our local town on Gubbio, wash them, search out the assistance of Vince, (to whom credit for the photos) who nobly spent the morning chopping shredding and juicing. Place the prepared fruit into the jam […]

My dear friend Etain has just published the latest volume of her stories of Valdichiascio, “the life of the white horse” a part of her diary kept at her home, the idyllic organic farm of Pratale here in the valley.  Some of my guests have been fortunate enough to meet this wonderful person, and some […]