Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Luxury is an over-used word in tourism but is one that is certainly applicable for AS Wine Estate. The house offers extremely high quality fittings, and facilities and serious levels of comfort. The style is somewhat eclectic and the house very successfully fuses the traditional feel of a wine estate house with antique and modern furnishings and beautiful artwork.
The spacious living accommodation is all on one floor - with 3 comfortable double bedrooms each with immaculate en-suite bathroom, semi professional kitchen with open grill, comfortable living room semi open plan with the dining room. There is additional wash room and a sauna area with shower.
On the floor below are the extensive and beautiful wine cellars with Estate Wines including Teran, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon reds and Malvazija and Vitovska whites some of which are matured in huge sunken amphorae. Every group will have a free tasting session of the Estate Wines in the cellars (not to mention a 20% discount at AS restaurant in the Ljubljana which is run by the owners). The owners are also able to offer all manner of culinary experiences to order including catering at the house by top Slovenian Chefs, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and advise on / help obtaining the best local ingredients.
The exterior of the house is where the property offers perhaps its best side, with a wonderful roof top pool with commanding views over the surrounding countryside, extensive gardens offering numerous shady spots, two lovely tables for outdoor eating and outdoor kitchen and grill area.
The owners who live locally are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and will help you get the maximum from your stay at their lovely house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Trieste 44 km, Nearest railway: Dutovjle 2 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Primorska region
Slovenia's Adriatic coast is just 46km long, but like the rest of the country punches well above its weight in the number and quality of attractions it offers. The main draw is Piran, a magnificent medieval Venetian town on a peninsula jutting into the Adriatic centred around the lovely Tartini Square and overlooked by an imposing and beautiful hilltop cathedral.
The town is a compact maze of charming medieval streets and alleys and offers a good range of places to eat as well rocky beaches on the edge of town. A few kilometres from Piran in one direction is Izola another charming Italianate seaside town with the tiny picturesque village of Strunjan between the two with its beautiful coastal views and famous cliffs.
A few kilometres in the other direction is Portoroz, a cheerful town with all the trappings of a busy seaside resort. Further north the port of Koper is initially unappealing but actually conceals an attractive medieval old town that is well worth a visit. All along the coast you can find excellent Italian influenced cuisine and plenty of fresh seafood. Inland from the coast is wine growing country dotted with old Istrian hilltop villages, which often have views of the Alps and the Adriatic.
Whilst traces of a settlement were found sometime back in prehistory, this village situated in the centre of the wine-growing region was first mentioned in 1278. The church of St. Jurij, which was a stronghold of the Knights Templar in the centre of the village is from the 15th century. Remnants of the large walls which surrounded the church were destroyed in 1965 and a block of flats, a shop, a post-office and an outpatients department were built on this spot. Graves with urns and treasure from the Roman period was found near the railway station. That treasure is now kept in museums in Vienna and Gorizia. There is also an interesting village well with an engraved monogram of Christ and a sacred heart from 1848. Towards the village Kreplje is the Austro-Hungarian military cemetery. A traditional event called Praznik terana in prašuta is held in August.
AS Wine Estate is situated in the midst of beautiful tranquil countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards just a few kilometres from the ancient village of Dutovlje in the heart of the Slovenian Karst region. It is a region with a wine growing heritage that goes back two millennia and home to the celebrated Teran red mentioned as far back as Roman times and whose name comes from the typical local "Terra Rossa" or "red earth". It is also home to Slovenia's best prosciutto or "pršut" in Slovene and excellent cheeses and other local gastronomic specialities. Dotted with charming stone hilltop villages (amongst which Štanjel is perhaps the best known) and criss-crossed with some wonderful walking and biking trails, and countless wineries and excellent restaurants the region is fascinating for exploring. It also offers amongst its highlights the spectacular Unesco protected Skocjanske Jame cave system, which features one of the worlds deepest underground canyons, the equally impressive Postojna Caves and the world famouse Lipica stud - home of the Lippizaner breed made famous by the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and also offering excellent golf. If this is not enough, then the Italian Adriatic coast and the fascinating and beautiful city of Trieste is just 15km away. It is half an hour's drive or so to the Slovenian Adriatic and its beautiful Venetian town of Piran and it is less than an hour's drive to Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital. Day trips to Venice or even into the Slovenian Alps are also easily possible.
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19 Aug 2013
"Perfect villa with fabulous pool in beautiful surroundings"
Highly recommended. We stayed with our children (6, 4 and 2) and had a delightful week: it's very well done out, but it works for families too. AS Wine Estate doesn't feel like staying in a … More
7 Aug 2013
"A luxury holiday experience. A unique property in a wonderful location."
AS Wine Estate was an outstanding experience. A very unique property having been designed, built and maintained to the highest possible standard. Truly a luxury experience in a beautiful setting. I… More
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