Immersed in the most typical Tuscan environs, flocks of sheep like clouds drift along the fields in the distance. The clay precipices of the Crete, ardent woods and verdent lawns enter like paintings through the open windows. Indoors the dominant color is green in numerous shades which we chose drawing inspiration from the paintings of Piero della Francesco. The villa is set apart, wrapped in its own majesty. An ancient road, now private, invites to be followed until it enters the woods that lead down to the Orcia river. These are living woods where wild animals live and the voice of nature is seldom silent.
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
A large, luminous open space consisting of a salon, dining-room, a huge fireplace and an ancient counter dividing it from the open kitchen. Two entrances from the garden, one from the front, the other from the rear towards the swimming-pool area. One double room with twin beds, private bath with shower. One double room with twin beds, private bathroom with tub, direct entrance also from the garden. One double room with queen size beds, direct entrance from the garden, private bath with shower. Service bathroom. Spiral staircase leading to the first floor. An external stone staircase allows an additional entrance to the first floor.
Small entrance with writing desk, spacious sitting room with sofa/TV. Two double rooms with twin beds, all with private bathrooms with tubs. Two double rooms with queen size beds, all with private bathroom and shower.
Private swimming pool 6x12 mt.
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