Villa Il Galoppo occupies two levels of a hillside under the shadow of a secular oak that spreads its shade during the summer, giving a sense of protection. A bit further from the house the space opens into the expanding fields of grain where the pool magincally appears in the middle. Even the internal color scheme of the villa suits the surrounding countyside, making it seem warmer and welcoming. An eclectic mix of furnishings neatly blend the past with contemporary pieces... but the fireplace is the true surprise!
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
Spacious entrance/sitting room with table and sofas. Beautiful dining-room with direct access to garden. Kitchen directly connected to dining-room. Living room with sofa/TV and imaginative fireplace, connected directly to dining-room; inside staircase leading to first floor. Service bathroom. One large bedroom with double bed and private bathroom with tub; direct access to the garden. One double room with twin beds and direct access to garden, private bathroom with shower. One large bedroom with twin beds on a mezzanine, and a sofa bed on the ground floor, private bathroom with shower.
Room with double bed and a sofa bed, private bathroom with shower. One double room with twin beds with private bathroom with shower. Two double rooms with twin queen size beds, one with private bathroom with shower, the other with private bathroom with tub. Both rooms have direct access to the porch and the upper level of the garden.
Private swimming pool 6x12 mt.
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