Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The villa is located on the edge of a small village near the charming Istrian town of Buje, and surrounded by a 3000 square metre garden. The total surface area of the villa comprises of 450 square metres, of which the ground floor living area alone has 100 square metres – a size of a normal house. The villa is built in a traditional Istrian country style with local stone and plenty of wood, and its numerous windows and terrace doors provide plenty of sunshine and light. Large terraces provide views and vistas across the Istrian countryside, the Adriatic sea and the Italian Alps. They are perfect for alfresco dining and relaxing with a glass of excellent Istrian wine. Beautiful original paintings are on the walls throughout the house, elegant lighting and decorative details enhance the interior. This is a very special and luxurious holiday home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3)|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor consist of all living areas and one double bedroom with a bathroom. There is a double height open-plan sitting and dining space with a beautiful view of the swimming pool and garden. This is a very imposing and attractive room, with an enormous feeling of space and light. A staircase leads to a lovely galleried area above, which has an L-shaped sofa and can be used as an additional sitting space, or also for one person to sleep.
The ground floor sitting room is furnished with designer Italian furniture with many sofas. It is spatially divided by an impressive large stone fireplace. On one side a stylish turquoise leather Chesterfield sofa and chair are clustered around the fireplace and in the dining area an Italian mahogany dining table can sit ten people. On the other side are several Italian sofas, a satellite TV/DVD player, music centre and a fast internet connection Antique chests and cabinets are well suited to the exposed stone walls. The kitchen is hi-tech, equipped with the highest quality Miele appliances such as the hob, steam oven, volcanic grill, oven, microwave and a huge American fridge freezer with an ice-maker, coffee maker, kettle and toaster, plenty of cooking utensils and elegant plates and glassware. The kitchen continues into the utility room where there is an additional fridge and a washer-dryer.
On the ground floor there is also a double bedroom with eco-friendly furniture, and en suite bathroom opening through double French doors onto the terrace facing the back garden. A separate WC can be used by the upstairs single bedroom. The home spa on this floor consists of the top of the range Artesian hot tub, infra-red and Finnish sauna, additional shower room and a TV.
Contains two double and one twin bedded room. A wide staircase with handcrafted traditional iron banisters leads up the polished stone stairs to the large and airy first floor hallway with a modern crystal chandelier and huge gilded mirror. The galleried area there is the house library which also contains a sumptuous sofa, a big plasma TV with a surround sound system and a DVD player. The charming twin bedded room with white country furniture overlooks the fields and vineyards. This bedroom uses the shower room on the ground level, where there is also a separate WC. The master bedroom with large designer en-suite bathroom has double French doors opening onto the balcony with table and chairs and a stunning view of the vineyards. Excellent bed linen and plenty of towels are provided in all the bedrooms.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is surrounded by a large and wonderful garden, set to lawn, Mediterranean shrubbery, herbs such as lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme, mint and bay trees. The atmosphere of the Mediterranean is enhanced by hundred year old olive trees growing in the garden. From the garden, the vistas are fabulous and you can see little hilltop towns and the Adriatic sea in the distance. The pool is 12 x 6 metres, and is heated. It is surrounded by sunny patios, terracotta pots, and sun loungers and a large outdoor rattan sofa for extra relaxation. By the pool is a barbecue and a built open fireplace oven, which can be also used for cooking. An outdoor dining table and chairs are in the sheltered area between the villa and the pool.
The Istria region
The Istrian peninsula is at the northwest end of the Croatian coastline. It is closest to Italy both culturally and geographically. Istria is a very popular tourist destination and well connected with airports at Pula and Rijeka (on the island of Krk) and within easy reach of Trieste Airport in Italy and Ljubljana in Slovenia.
The Istrian coastline is characterised by the string of beautiful small Mediterranean towns along its western coast. These include Umag, Porec, Novigrad, Vrsar and the outstandingly picturesque Rovinj with its spectacular narrow streets leading up to the church of St Euphemia in the heart of the old town. These Istrian towns were all important outposts of the Venetian Empire and still display the atmosphere and architecture of that era with their charming squares, narrow pedestrian streets and alleyways, and delightful cafes and restaurants set around busy harbours packed with local fishing boats. The port of Pula at the southern end of the peninsula, an important city from Roman times, is famous for its original 2nd century Roman amphitheatre and other Roman monuments as well as it large sheltered harbour and many beaches and resort areas with fine cuisine.
On the eastern coast of Istria are the sumptuous resorts of Opatija and Lovran which have a different feel to the Venetian towns on the west coast. Due to their mild and healthy climate these resorts were established by the Austro Hungarian elite in the 19th century and their style and character is defined by the original art deco hotels and grand villas built for the Austrian aristocracy. This area has many of the finest restaurants in Croatia. The resorts and nearby villages all have excellent beaches and swimming areas with views across the Kvarner bay to the island of Cres. Cres itself, which can be easily reached by car ferry from Brestova, is a magical place. Its has a wonderfully rugged landscape and its towns and villages such as the town of Cres, the charming harbour village of Valun and the breathtaking cliff top village of Lubenice are all quite unspoilt and special.
Central Istria is a tourist destination in its own right. Often described as the ?new Tuscany?, the area has a rolling green landscape of vineyards, olive groves and forests and is studded with preserved and charming medieval hilltop towns, offering breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside, often extending to the Adriatic coast. There are any number of places to visit but the most notable are the fortified town of Motovun with its acclaimed international summer film festival, the tiny but delightful Groznjan a designated cultural centre alive with music and art galleries and Oprtalj, with a faded medieval grandeur and wonderful peacefulness.
Istria is a great destination for lovers of good food and wine. There are first class award winning wines and well signposted wine routes to follow where you can visit famous wine growers and buy from them directly, whilst sampling some of the local food specialities. Central Istria is also one of the few areas in Europe where truffles grow naturally in the dense forests around Livade. Inland Istria has numerous excellent restaurants excelling in meat and pasta dishes using world class local truffles in generous proportions. Truffle lovers will be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of truffle served at very reasonable prices. On the coast the restaurants will tend to focus more on freshly caught seafood and the overall culinary style is heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.
There is so much to recommend Istria to you. For a start, over 300 days of sunshine a year. Did you know that it takes only 2 hours or less to fly to Istria from the UK and most European destinations? The sea is clean, clear, warm and safe to swim in. There is a new world class golf course by the sea near Umag and several others are being built. The food and wine are of extraordinary quality, and accommodation ranges from wonderful villas with pools and character cottages to boutique hotels and sea view apartments. It is the right choice of vacation for families with children, or adults only, for romantic weekends and honeymoon couples, food and wine lovers, music festival goers, bicycling enthusiasts and all watersports, with one of the top windsurfing spots on the Adriatic. After all that, you can spend a few hours or whole days on discovering the cultural and historic gems of Istria by yourselves or with our excellent multilingual local guides. You will have a wonderful holiday, to which we shall pay our personal attention to make your vacation experience most memorable.
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