Country house hotel Grotte di Castro – Lake of Bolsena - Ref: CRA

In a landscape of woods and prairies, between the regions of Lazio, Umbria and Toscana stands a castle and its farmstead, property of the noble Caterini family since the XVII century, housing today a charming country hotel.
One can relax by the pool or participate to horse riding and cycling excursions to discover castles and palaces of the Renaissance left by the Farnese family, natural parks, medieval boroughs and Etruscan necropolis lost in the countryside of a region situated well away from the pulse of mass tourism. Beautiful towns and villages like Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Pienza, Capalbio, Viterbo, Todi, Tarquinia, the lake of Bolsena or Montepulciano are reachable within an hour drive. With its lovely fishermen villages, volcanic sandy beaches, uninhabited island of "Bisentina", the lake of Bolsena is a must-see destination.
You will appreciate the farmhouse for the quiet and peaceful setting in the countryside, the family and cozy atmosphere, the bucolic character and its horses grazing in the surrounding fields. Its enviable position, halfway between Rome and Siena, makes it the ideal place to have good time, whether you are in couple, family or between friends. Horse-riding lessons with qualified staff and excursions off the beaten tracks by horse or bicycle are available and must be booked in advance. Horses are of various breeds so as to satisfy all level of horse riders.
The farmstead is located below the castle; a true romantic place covered by a beautiful creeper vine with flowered gardens and a large terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The building has been entirely renovated in respect of the original structure and houses today the restaurant and play room with billiard and ping pong table, as well as spacious double rooms and apartments on the first floor. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Donatella, the chef, cooks daily for guests delicious Italian dishes. The menu is based on a traditional and authentic food.

The apartments can accommodate 2 to 8 persons depending on their size and arrangement. 2 interconnected cottages, recently built, are located 50 meters away from the main building and can accommodate up to 10 guests; they feature a private swimming pool and garden. Each bedroom, both in the apartments and the cottages, enjoy a private bathroom. All apartments and cottages have fully equipped kitchen, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, heating and Wi-Fi connection. Buffet breakfast is served in the castle. On request, the owners, can organize guided tours of the castle.

Key facts

Historic building • Authentic and rustic • Restaurant • Family atmosphere • Swimming pool • Certified equestrian centre • Close to a village

Useful information

3km Grotte di Castro, 9km lake of Bolsena, 36km Orvieto, 48km Viterbo, 65km Montepulciano, 102km Siena
Country hotel
Rooms and apartments
Rome - 147km / Florence - 182km 
bathroom garden swimming pool (16 X 6.5) restaurant WIFI equestrian centre bicycles tennis ground car park credit cards accepted
Italian English
  • • Horse-riding and Bicycle excursions
  • • Horse-riding lessons
  • • Cooking classes
  • • Spa treatments
  • • Tennis
  • • Hiking
  • • Boat rental
  • • Yoga/pilates classes
  • • Wine tasting
  • • 18 holes golf course at 10km
  • • Convention with Sorano thermal Centre
• 10% off on all stays booked before 01/03
September 2019

Superbe endroit pour se reposer et ambiance chaleureuse. Personnel en général accueillant et attentif surtout en cuisine même si les repas servis ne sont pas toujours savoureux! Mais cela n'a pas gâché notre séjour. Des chevaux magnifiques et bien entretenus...

Sylvie, Sare
August 2018

Très beau gite, beaux meubles, bonne literie, bien agencé et confortable dans un bel environnement. Etes-vous satisfait(e) de la prestation d'Hote Italia ? : Oui, tous les séjours en Italie pour notre famille ont toujours correspondu à nos attentes voir meme au dela de nos esperances, toujours de très agréables surprises.

Elisabeth, Tours
July 2018

Très bonne qualité, juste un peu surprise que les chambres ne soient pas faites tous les jours mais rien de très grave.

Anonyme, Los Angeles
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Fares 2020*
Room type Low Season
03/04 to 13/04
Mid Season
14/04 to 10/06
01/09 to 08/11
High Season
11/06 to 31/08
28/12 to 02/01
Double room 90€ 100€ 110€
Apartment × 4 150€ per night
700€ per week
170€ per night
850€ per week
190€ per night
1000€ per week
Cottage × 4/5 170€ per night
800€ per week
190€ per night
1100€ per week
220€ per night
1300€ per week
Apartment × 6 200€ per night
850€ per week
220€ per night
950€ per week
240€ per night
1200€ per week
Apartment × 6/8 320€ per night
1000€ per week
360€ per night
1350€ per week
400€ per night
1750€ per week
boissons comprises
25€ to 30€
per person
25€ to 30€
per person
25€ to 30€
per person
Indicative prices   | *Breakfast included for 2 persons only for stays in double rooms  
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