Wine Tasting Ride Outs available at my riding school 2mins walk from the apartment.
Italian studio apartment on a Horse Ranch

Entire home/apt

4 Guests


2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests


2 Beds

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About this listing

I also have a larger town house located upstairs which can accommodate up to 5-7 guests.

Attractive well situated in cute hamlet. A short distance from town centre. Off road parking with private garden and bbq facilities. See Lilhoff Italian Leisure /country club.
Access to horse riding at Lilhoff .
Restaurant 2 mins away.
Free Wifi

The space

The Studio has 1 new double bed (bought Aug 2014) and a sofa double bed., it is ideal for two people (+ 1/2 young children).

We also have a horse riding school 30 metres away and you are welcome to participate in any ride outs or ranch experiences. We welcome walk-ins so no pre-booking required. Come and have a look when you're there.

Guest access

I am happy to collect you from the train station free of charge or airport for a small additional fee of €25 each way. I have space for 5 guests.

The town centre of Castiglione del Lago, the beaches and restaurants can be easily reached by bike, or with a 5 minutes drive.

Interaction with guests

I will either be in the apartment upstairs or in my caravan at the riding school, and I'm more than happy to help visitors with any information and advice!

A shopping list can be provided for guests with children or arriving when shops are closed.

In case of guests staying more than 2 weeks we offer free basic house cleaning after the 2nd week!

Other things to note

The apartment is fully furnished. It is equipped with bed and bath linen, mats, toilet paper and detergents.
In the kitchen you will find pots, pans, dishes and cups for 6 people, napkins, tableclothes, etc. In the cupboard you will find non-perishables, like salt and sugar.
A “welcome kit” will be waiting for you upon your arrival, with wine, pasta, fruit juices, mineral water and milk.
Thermal spas at Chianciano Terme and Montepulciano at about 40 minutes. Cortona 15 minutes drive, Perugia and Siena 45 minutes.
Very easy rail access to Florence (1,5 hour) and Rome (2 hours) from the local Rail Station.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $40
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price: $53 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM

No smoking in apartment.
No pets.


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Luca User Profile
April 2017
Pat's house is in a really quiet neighbourhood not far from Castiglione and you will surely spend some relaxing time there. It is a good place to stay if you want to see the lake but also Perugia or Assisi, not to mention many other lovely towns and villages you can reach in less than one hour by car. Pat's house is tidy and completely equipped with all you may need during your holiday. She also has many nice horses. Don't miss Don't miss a ride!

Madison User Profile
October 2016
Pat was a wonderful hostess. She greeted us out on the street in front of the apartment to help direct us to the best parking space. She then welcomed us into the space, pointing out all of the important things we needed to know about the apartment. I was worried about the cold and she had the studio nice and toasty with the wood burning stove already lit for us. We went on a horseback tour with her through the vineyards which was beautiful, stopping at a winery for a wine tasting and tapas. She was extremely patient with our daughter, who by the end of the ride was tired and not really wanted to be on a horse. She also went out of her way to find an olive oil experience for me. I was very interested in the olive farming and oils, and so she arranged a tour of the local olive oil processing center, which included a tasting of the delicious fresh pressed oil. I would say that she went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and happy with our stay. One of my favorite things about Pat is that she talks 100% of the time with a smile on her face.

Daniel User Profile
September 2016
Our stay with Pat was fantastic. The studio apartment was clean, cosy and tidy. We also booked with her a beautiful horse riding tour with local's wine tasting. Pat was a fantastic hostess always full of stories about her horses and animals in her stable. She also gave us good recommendation for restaurants and activities around the area. I would highly recommend Pat's place to stay.
Pat User Profile
Response from Pat:
Thank you so much Daniel, I am so pleased that you enjoyed everything.
September 2016

Carmelito User Profile
May 2016
The host canceled this reservation 68 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Pat User Profile
Response from Pat:
The above was an automated response. The guest had booked both listings by mistake. This is now resolved (with 24hrs) and we look forward to welcoming Carmelito to our Italian Townhouse. This is probably a good place to post the note to be careful when booking and know we have two listings for our property. The downstairs apartment is the Bijoux apart listing and the upstairs larger space is the Italian townhouse. Thank you
May 2016

Jordan User Profile
April 2016
Pat was a lovely host during our stay at her flat. I came with my boyfriend and we did not have a car (I would recommend if visiting this part of Italy), but Pat drove us around as we did not have great weather and really looked after us. We also had a great time out on the horses with her when we caught a break in the weather. Overall we had a really nice time!
Pat User Profile
Response from Pat:
Thank you for your review, it was a real pleasure to have you as guests.
April 2016

The studio was exactly as described and Pat was a welcoming host. One note though: we could not connect to the wifi despite several attempts (apparently it's an issue with the area).

Marek User Profile
July 2015
Ideal place to recharge batteries! The place looks identical as on the pictures. Clean and tidy. Supplied with everything you need. We were very welcomed when arrived to Pat place. There is a large garden at the front of the house with table and chairs and also jacuzzi with heated water makes it superb place to chill out! About 2 km from her place there is a castle just on the lake, must be seen, with a sandy beach and water so warm that you do not realise you are in the water:) Pat has 11 horses, beautiful horses! We went for a ride one evening and it was one on best thing happened to us while on a trip to Italy. We have stayed at Pat place for 4 nights and at the beginning we have though what we will do but now we regret we did not stayed longer. Love you Pat and your horses!
Pat User Profile
Response from Pat:
Thank you for your comments, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again, lots of good wishes to you both, Patience.
July 2015

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Castiglione del Lago, Italy · Joined in December 2013
Pat User Profile

I love horses and work at the "Lilhoff" Riding School, 5 minutes walk away from the apartment. I have 13 horses and my life revolves around them and my 4 children and 10 grandchildren. We are very family friendly the are facilities at the "Lilhoff" center for children to play and for couples we have a peaceful garden where you can relax, have bbq and eat out under the shade of the weeping willow trees. There is also a hot tub/Jacuzzi which can be used by prior arrangement. There is also woodland area where it is just beautiful to sit and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine or take children for a lunchtime picnic. Horse riding is available for guests at discount prices, toddlers upwards (No limits)

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