It's said that the house was built entriely from stones taken from the nearby Castello delle Moiane, after it was destroyed in the 14th century. In front of the main entrance a large bank of lavander, in summer, fills with butterlies and, in winter, profumes the air. Likewise from the natural terrace that faces from on high Spineto's lake, the horse paddocks and the Abbey itself. The view is wide open but the house is cosy and inviting. The pool, protected by a hedge and bordering on the woods, is so private that more than a few guests would never have found it if we hadn't shown them where it was.
A hilly region rich in agriculture, Tuscany was the home of the Etruscan civilization, and later the birthplace of the Renaissance. Of all the Italian landscapes, tuscany's is the one that normally springs to mind. Spanning over 2500 acres, La Tenuta I Cavalli in Spineto encompasses approximately 70 km of private roads, framed by verdant valleys, a small lake, wooded hills and cultivated fields. The villas are secluded one from the other, each in an isolated position that guarantees complete privacy and tranquility. The whole complex is managed from the ancient 13th century abbey that has been immaculately restored including the chapel and refectory (ideal for ceremonial occasion).
An isolated but strategic position dominating the Orcia valley, on the way from Sarteano to Radicofani, the Abbey represents a typical example of an architectural complex that, through the centuries, has been involved in historical events that have changed its very structure. The present owners bought the Abbey in 1989 and began a long period of restoration over fourteen years resulting in the complete recovery of the monastic building and twelve villas belonging to the property. One thousand years after its birth, the Abbey's new life seems the ideal continuation of the past, an evolution of the landmark that the Abbey already represented for the territory.Many guests never leave the estate during their stay, passing the time swimming, horse riding, walking, fishing and relaxing. On the edge of the vast nature reserve that makes the Val d'Orcia a perfect spot for nature lovers. All manner of flora and fauna can be found throughout the grounds including tuscan deer, wild boar, rabbits, foxes as well as plant life to satisfy any botanist.
Villa Il Calesse
Ground floor: Spacious kitchen connected to dining room –lounge, with door to garden. Service bathroom. Welcoming lounge with sofas , TV, fireplace and doors to the garden. One bedroom with double bed, private bathroom with shower. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor.
First floor: on this floor are one bedroom with double bed and sofa bed and private bathroom with tub, two double rooms with twin beds, private bathrooms, one with tub, one with shower.
Outdoor: Private swimming pool 6x12 mt.
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