Built in stone, il Fienile was home of a large family of 'Contadini' who worked the land for the monks of Abbazia di Spineto. In the large kitchen, we wanted to preserve the wood burning oven. It's lovely making bread together, smelling the traditional aromas while we cook bread, pizza or even vegetables inside it. Later, sitting outside on the grass surrounded by the Tuscan landscapes that go on into the horizon, your gaze falls on a line of Cypress trees dividing the earth from the sky. These secular trees flank the drive to the abbey.
At night, in profound silence broken only by the sounds of nature, rabbits come out from the woods to run and dance on the lawn under the moon.
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.
Description of Villa Il Fienile
Large kitchen with wood burning oven, direct access to the garden, spacious dining-room with door to the garden; service bath. Study / sitting room with table and sofas communicating with a large living room with enormous fireplace and doors to garden. On this floor there are two double rooms with twin queen size beds, all with private bath with tub. A further double room with twin queen size beds with private bathroom with shower and direct access from the garden. A staircase with steps in antique terracotta leads to the first floor.
On this floor are three double rooms with twin beds and private bathrooms with tub and a double room with twin beds and private bathroom with shower.
Private swimming pool 6x12 mt.
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