Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Villa's excellence is apparent in even the smallest details. Its entire style is characterised by flawless functionality and ease of relaxation. The villa boosts 450sq meters of living space set on a 3000 sq meters of land.
The villa was built with the huge multi-windowed living space, the main bedroom on the first floor, 3 more bedrooms, a large hi-tech kitchen adjoining spacious dining area with a traditional touch at the ground level. Villas relaxing spa area consists of a top of the range Artesian hot tub, healthy infra-red sauna, Finnish sauna, open shower unit and TV.
Those inside the building are constantly drawn to light and sky, from the main entrance, ground level opening into traditional courtyard on one side and the large swimming pool on the other side, to the first floor two level airy living space with high ceilings, huge terrace with its wrap-around views over the forest, Italian Alps and magnificent sunset over the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Umag 13 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pula airport 76 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Further details indoors:
Strictly no smoking inside the property .
Children under 7 must be supervised at all time.
The ground level:
The owners of this villa wanted an open-plan sitting and dining space in which to entertain. It is on the ground level to make the most of the beautiful swimming pool's view.
The vintage Chesterfield green leather sofa is facing grand traditional stone fireplace while the big mahogany dining table came from Italy. Indian antique dining cabinet is perfect match to hand made stone wall opening into the kitchen. Modern hi-tech kitchen is equipped with the top of the range Miele appliances - hob, steam oven, volcanic grill, oven, microwave, huge American fridge freezer with ice-maker, etc. Kitchen continues into utility room where there is an additional fridge and washer-dryer.
There is a double bedroom with eco- friendly furniture, and en suite bathroom opening through double French door into the terrace facing the back garden. The home spa consists of the top of the range Artesian hot tub, healthy infra red and finish sauna, additional shower room and the TV.
The First level:
Handcrafted traditional iron banisters lead up the stone stairs to the large and airy main hallway with modern crystal chandelier and huge gilded mirrow . There is a charming single bedroom with eco- friendly furniture overlooking the green that can use facilities from the shower room and the toilet from the ground level. The master bedroom with large designer en suit bathroom has large double French door leading onto the terrace with superb view over the forest, Buje old town, distant sea view and Italian Alps. TV and DVD player.
There is a further double bedroom leading to the charming terrace facing the back garden with beautiful modern en suite bathroom with multifunctional shower.
The generous and airy living space is laid out on a two levels measuring more than 100 sq meters in total. The living area is furnished with Italian designer furniture, where the focal point is big contemporary fireplace, opening onto the large terrace where you can enjoy the view of the typical Istrian village, swimming pool, Buje old town, distant sea view, forest and one of the most spectacular sunset in Istria.
The open wide staircase made of the local polished stone leads to upper level where there is a library and TV room with surround sound system, DVD player, big plasma TV. On a clear day you can enjoy a spectacular views of the Italian Alps heights from the top terrace. Throughout the villa you can enjoy in the artwork - oil on canvas done by Croatian esteemed lady artist.
the Villa is equipped with CCTV and alarm system.
|Further details outdoors|
Further details outdoor:
The villa has got secure parking space. Further two-three cars to be parked just by the main electric gate.
Professionally well-maintained surroundings provide privacy for guests in an oasis of calm with rich Istrian planting such as lavanda, oregano, rosemary, sage, mint, etc. You can enjoy in the shade of the 90 years old olive trees. The beautiful garden complements the huge 12X6 swimming pool that has uninterrupted forest view, featuring the cross current swim and running on sea salt rather than aggressive chlorine. It isa very much about combining classical Istrian exterior with modern facilities.
Just by the pool is a big BBQ area with traditional Istrian fireplace, with counter top made out of antique finished Istrian top quality stone, build in sink and shower, offers al fresco dining during the balmy summer evenings.
You can relax and enjoy a glass of wine on a large rattan lounge sofa by the swimming pool.
You will be met at the villa by our Italian, English and Croatian speaking representative who will show you around the villa and answers any questions you may have.
The Istria region
The Istrian peninsula is the most western part of Croatia. About one third of the Istrian territory is forested and the rest is carpeted with vineyards, olive trees, pastures and orchards. The rolling hills are topped with walled hill villages like Motovun, Groznjan, Buje, that offer sweeping views of the countryside. No wonder travel writers can't decide whether Istria is the "new Tuscany" or the "new Provence".
Istrian cuisine offers some of the best gormet enjoyment in the world like famous truffles, the world recognised olive oil, seafood and high quality wines.
Pretty and charming hillside town of Buje surrounded by the stone fortifications is known for its Gothic palace and Baroque church of St Servula dated from 16th century. It has got very good butcheries, two supermarkets, bakery, wine shop, post office, coffees shops, few restaurants, barber shops etc. the centre of Buje is about 1 km away from the Villa.
Diving in Istria
Dive centres throughout Istria provide diving courses (CMAS, PADI, NITROX, APNEA) that take you to exciting underwater sites. At these centres, you can rent top-quality and tested equipment or have your own equipment repaired and maintained. The vicinity of a hyperbaric chamber located in Pula adds to your safety in diving.
Diving in Istria is possible all year round due to favourable sea temperatures, and especially between the months of May and November.
Drawn by the magical beauty of the interior of the Istrian peninsula, passionate fliers enjoy the charms of unspoiled nature. The paragliding season lasts all year round – all that is required are favourable weather conditions, meaning the right wind direction, predominantly sunny weather free of turbulences or the bora wind.
Underground chambers, lakes, streams, pits, gorges, crevices and petrifactions will surely inspire every visitor with enthusiasm. Apart from natural beauties, Istrian caves and pits are a treasury of animal and plant world (fish, frogs, dormice, crabs, bats), the most interesting among them being Proteus anguinus, endemic species that inhabits only these Karst areas. The north-western areas, where flysch layers come in contact with limestone, are specific for the great number of abysses.
An exceptionally picturesque one is that near Šterna, 231 m deep, and it is specially beautiful in the rainy period when a wonderful waterfall forms, creating a lovely small lake at the bottom of the valley before disappearing underground. In the vicinity is an old abandoned mill. Specially interesting is the Karst zone of western Istria covered with red soil, so that very often stalactites, stalagmites and crystals are vividly red.
The Adriatic golf club, located at Crveni Vrh close to Savudrija and near the city of Umag is a part of the hotel chain Kempinski. According to many golfers, the wavy course and almost idyllic landscape provide the golf club Adriatic course with real charm and challenge.Golf Adriatic course was opened in 2009. This is the first professional course with 18 holes 6360 meters long, deployed on 80 acres. Those with less sport ambitions have at their disposal a shorter course of 4690 meters.The course is planned according to the PAR 72 standard region and designed by the famous Austrian architecture duo - Diethard Fahrenleitner and Barbara Eisserer. Their effort has been recognized and for this very first project in Croatia they won the “Golf Art Landscape” award.
Whilst designing this course, they really paid attention to fit it perfectly in the natural surroundings making a real small natural park. the golf course is around 20 min by car.
The Adriatic Sea is a paradise for both diving lovers and those who love fishing. If you want to engage in sport fishing during your holiday in Istria, you will need a license. Licenses are issued for sport angling, hand angling, line-fishery with up to 150 hooks, tuna hunting (and similar large fish) and speargun fishing.
Licenses for a period of 1, 3, 7 or 30 days can be bought in authorized travel agencies and offices. The price depends on the license duration. A special license is required for tuna, swordfish and Mediterranean spearfish fishing.
Istria is famous for tennis: there are around 430 tennis clay courts available to play on throughout the year, nearest one on clay is short 5 -7miin away by walk where you can take a privat lessons.
The best-known tournaments are the Istrian Riviera and ATP Studena Croatia Open. Istrian Riviera is the name for the series of tennis tournaments that are traditionally held during preseason in Istrian towns and tourist centers Porec, Rovinj and Vrsar. This is the ITF (International Tennis Federation) men's Futures tennis tournament with the longest tradition in Croatia, where the great tennis careers have been started by Goran Ivanisevic, Boris Becker, Thomas Muster, Goran Prpic, and many other tennis players.
In the town of Umag is held worldwide known ATP Studena Croatia Open, the most prominent tennis tournament in Croatia and the region, with more than two decades of tradition. At the calendar of ATP, Umag has always stood out not only as a spot where great tennis has been played, but also for a rich program of extra tourist, gastronomic and entertainment events.
The list of the tennis stars that have already participated at the ATP Tour in Umag is following: Goran Ivaniševic, Andrej Medvedev, Carlos Moya, Sergi Bruguera, Felix Mantilla, Emilio and Javier Sanchez ...
Sometimes you will experience the Mediterranean side of Istrian cuisine; at other times, its continental side. Adapting readily to the seasons of the year, it always uses the best olive oils and a variety of excellent wines. No matter what time of year you visit Istria, you will find its cuisine to be equally strong, passionate and intense.
True gourmets consider the pilgrim scallop of Novigrad, or kapešante as it is called locally, to be one of the tastiest shellfish in the world, because it grows in the Novigrad marine area where salty seawater mixes with fresh river water.
Istria’s wine roads lead to the very heart of the Istrian way of life, which has cultivated a special link with wines and vines since time immemorial. In many ways, the contemporary story of Istria and wine originated in the peninsula’s northwestern region, where new ideas began to emerge some 15 years ago. Those ideas helped to reinforce Istrian winemaking during its great revival brought on by the introduction of new technologies to archaic production in the early 1990s.
The Muškat Momjanski (Momjan Muscat), was developed in the small town of Momjan near Buje.
Some of Croatia’s leading wine producers - Kozlovic and Degrassi, Coronica and Kabola, Ravalico and Cattunar, Clai, Veralda, CUI, and many others – can be found in this rather small region of Istria.
Be sure to taste wines made from the domestic varieties Muškat Momjanski, Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia Istriana) and Teran. If you’re looking for international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay, the region’s modern wine cellars will not disappoint you. All this cellars are no more than 30 minutes drive from the Villa.
The truffle is a culinary winner that is hard to resist. Since its discovery in Motovun Forest some 80 years ago, it has continued to be a culinary “hit” of north-western Istria. Gourmets rush by the thousands to Istria’s konobas to experience its superb taste and few that are the most popular just for making fabolous dishes with the truffles are within very easy reach from the Villa.
Annual Film Festival
Ancient town Motovun is a host of a five-day film marathon in which screenings run from 10am until 4am, with evening outdoor screenings and daily shows in theatres.
Pula – seaside town famous for the one of the largest roman amphitheatres in the world - 79 km away
Porec – seaside town with a beautiful old town and a marina in the centre of the town with many restaurants - 36km away
Rovinj – old Venetian town with tiny streets and squares famous for its religous sites, museum, shops and beaches- 62km away
Motovun – ancient hilltop village, now home to a trendy annual film festival- 22 km away
Groznjan - 14th-century Venetian fortress reborn as an arts colony- 6 km from the Villa
Novigrad - very charmy Istrian seaside town with open fresh and domestic fruit, vegetable and seaffod market, beaches and a good restaurants- 16 km away
Kanegra- the famous beach - 17 km
Umag- seaside town famous for its ATP Croatia Tennis Tournament held at the end of July - 13km awy
Limski Kanal - a turquoise fjord, renowned for its oysters and mussels - 30 minutes by car
Trieste - wonderful Italian seaside town famous for good shopping, the main square with many coffee shops - 36 km away from the Villa
Venice - the famous Italian town - 209 km away
Udine - trendy Italian town - 120km away
note: The village is only a few minutes by car away from the main road and very close to Croatian-Slovenian -Italian border so the Villa is perfectly located for any sightseeing, golf, tennis, gourmet, wine or olive oli route.
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