Meaning forbidden place, here were housed the guards who watched over and protected the kings and emperors travelling from the north to Rome. In contrast to its original use as a critical point of defence, the villa dominates a poetic spot overlooking the small lake between woods and rolling hills. Large pines stretch up to the sky as if to protect the house itself. Not far from the doors, large banks of blackthorns explode with white flowers in the spring becoming puffs of clouds resting on the lawn.
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 Laghetto
Large dining-room and sitting-room divided by a big brick arch; direct access to the garden. Kitchen next to the dining-room with door looking on the garden. Service bathroom. On this floor there are three double rooms, two with twin beds and private bathroom with shower, one double room with queen size bed and private bathroom with shower and independent entry from the garden. External wood oven. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor.
Direct access to the first floor from the upper level of the garden; thus the possibility of two entrances. Conversation corner with two sofas. On this floor there are three double rooms with twin beds, private bathroom with shower. One further double room is with queen size beds and private bathroom with shower.
Private swimming pool 6x12 mt
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