San Giovanni di Montenero

Ponte Pattoli, Perugia
Bed & Breakfast


The brickwork on the windows creates a play of light on summer afternoons, in this oh-so-romantic Umbrian hideaway for couples only

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

You are high in the wooded hills here, yet wonderfully close to the road to Perugia. The old house was in a parlous state when Carol and Antonio found it, now it is immaculate, much-loved, and fringed with tousled roses and lavender. Your bedroom suite is in the house but feels super private. There’s a tile-floored sitting area on the ground floor and the bedroom is above – a cosy nest under chunky beams reached by an open planked stair. A rustic piece of oak makes a fabulous shelf, sweet baskets are stuffed with dried flowers, the sun-dappled wet room is a beauty, and all is fresh, pale and peaceful. French windows open to your own grassy patch where you can sit overlooking the pool – or watch the sun set over Monte Tezio. The pool and garden are to share and the breakfasts are delicious: fresh cornetti, homemade ciambelle, tomato bruschetta, Carol’s cherry jam. Warm, friendly and creative, your hosts live here with their young family and bouncy lab. Fish in the Tiber just down the road, visit Gubbio and Assisi. What’s more, Carol paints majolica ware, beautifully – ask about classes.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Closed
10 December - 10 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €35. Nearest restaurant 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
1 Suite for 2
From €150

Reviews

We had a really lovely time at San Giovanni. It was like staying in a private villa, with a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by fragrant rosemary and views all to ourselves and no need to have to see other people's ghastly tattoos. Carol was so friendly, it was like staying with old family friends, without having to feel we were invading each others privacy. I would highly recommend staying here to enjoy this lovely area. Tips from Carol and her husband added to the quality of our experience, as does her lovely crockery some of which we purchased and which now graces our home.

Mark, Norwich

Amazing place and amazing hosts! We had the most relaxing time during our stay - the room was lovely; the breakfast was spot-on and the views were epic! Carol and Antonio kept us fed and watered during our stay and made some great recommendations for places to visit and go for food. Thank you to the whole family (including Jake the lab) for making our stay so memorable!

Andrew, London

The perfect Umbrian home away from home. Nestled into the hills the B&B is close enough to explore but far enough away to relax. Spacious, beautifully decorated apartment with no detail overlooked by the warm and welcoming hosts. I'm already looking forward to coming back!

Jo

This is a perfect place to stay in a beautiful part of Italy. Carol and her family were extremely welcoming and helpful, but at the same time weren't intrusive. The room was spacious and interesting, as well as being very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and served on an idyllic terrace. We would love to return.

Emma

My wife and I recently spent 5 nights at San Giovanni. The description on the main page is absolutely accurate but what it struggles to convey is the warmth of the welcome from Carol & Antonio, and how perfectly they look after you. Nothing is too much trouble and you can be as private as you want to be or you can become a "guest of the family". The private suite is very comfortable, the setting is lovely and there are excellent restaurants with Umbrian cuisine nearby. If you are looking for the perfect B&B for two people in Umbria, look no further than this! 10/10

Gordon

We have had a wonderful stay at San Giovanni di Montenero. The apartment looked very nice, the swimming pool was great and so was the garden. Carol and Antonio were very nice company and they made us feel more than at home, providing us with many ideas and tips for sight seeing etc. Surely a beautiful and comfortable B&B, on a very quiet, yet central location in Umbria.

Ellis

Carol and Antonio gave us a really warm welcome. The accommodation was very charming and cosy (the bed in particular was really comfy). Loads to see in the surrounding area and all in all we had a fabulous time.

Paula

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Carol Brannigan

  • Breakfast's my favourite time of day & I like everything to be perfect, especially the pottery! Every morning, a new pattern designed & hand painted by me inspired by the surroundings, lavender, rosemary, sage, the longer you stay the more you get to see!
  • Upon request I organize maiolica painting classes & demonstrations showing you how maiolica is decorated. From the 'spolvero' used for making frescoes, to the fine detailed painting using sometimes only a 3 haired brush! All my designs are unique.
  • We are located on top of a hill just moments from Monte Tezio, with many wonderful walks to enjoy & breathtaking views over the whole area. It's perfect for mountain biking and its challenging hills are very popular with cyclists from all over!
  • Both my husband & I love cooking, we're a bit of a team, I do the antipasti, focaccia, puds, he, the Italian is great with the risotto & pasta. Typical local dishes, or something more oriental, you decided, all in relaxed surroundings, very homey indeed!
  • Our B&B offers peace & tranquility in a beautiful setting overlooking our 15m salt water pool with views of castles & hamlets, minutes from the centre of the medieval hilltop town Perugia, perfect for visiting Umbria Jazz in July or a simple evening out.
  • Our new wood burner is perfect for a chilly evening in Spring or Autumn. Come back to relax upstairs in the cosy loft under the blankets with the fire slowly burning away downstairs. I'll light it for you on request, wood is included in the price.