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Villa Poropati, Groznjan, Istria, Croatia

Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Villa Poropati is situated in a small and tranquil hamlet called Poropati, only 5 km away from Groznjan, a well-known medieval town in Istria. The estate consists of two wings with a large garden enclosed with a stone wall, and 30 acres of grounds, offering total privacy and a break from everyday hustle and stress.

The wing A (366 m²) - Sleeps up to 11 people.

• 5 spacious en-suite bedrooms

• 3 additional toilets (kitchen, game room, pool terrace)

• Living area with the log fire, library and Smart HDTV

• Fully equipped kitchen with large dining area

• Double fridge freezer with ice dispenser and water cooler

• Massage room

• Games room with Playstation 3, board games and cards

• Laptop-Size Digital Hotel Safe

• Bose SoundDock digital music system for iPhone

• Wi-Fi (wireless internet)

• Large terrace by the pool with seating area

The wing B (144 m²) - Sleeps up to 6 people.

• 2 spacious bedrooms

• Bathroom with Jacuzzi massage bath tub

• Living area with the fire place, library and Smart HDTV

• Toilet on the groung floor

• Laptop-Size Digital Hotel Safe

• Fully equipped kitchen with dining area

• Double fridge freezer with ice dispenser and water cooler

• Wi-Fi (wireless internet)

• Covered terrace with seating area

All surrounding areas and gardens (9000 m²) are private, together with the large swimming pool for adults (75 m²), a protected children's pool and a driveway for 5 cars.

Outdoor features:

• Children's playground with slide, swings, climbing frame

• Barbecue

• Fire pit

• Hammock

• Ping Pong Table

• Table Football

• Badminton

• Mini Football

The area is famous for its truffles, vinari/wines, prosciutto ham, chesnut & wild asparagus events, numerous hilltop towns, film and jazz festivals.

Umag, the region's main tourist centre, with its high quality hotels, Kempinski golf course and beaches is only 22 km away.

Quiet and peaceful location, ideal for corporate bookings and families seeking relaxation.

Bikers welcome.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Umag, Novigrad 22 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Trieste (ITA): 94km, Pula (Cro) 80 km, Nearest railway: Trieste 54 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 Log fire, Internet access
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

This spacious elegantly restored country house provides the perfect space for a relaxing holiday with a dash of luxury.

The interior is beautifully done, combining the modern furnishings, stone and wood. All household essentials supplied.

Double American style fridge freezer with ice dispenser and water cooler.

All bathrooms have floor heating.

Further details outdoors

Private driveway for 5 cars and gated access. Bikers welcome. There are no steps arround the property.

Surrounding the property is its own 30 acre estate with vineyards, walks and a woodland which the guests are welcome to explore. Guests can also taste the fine wines made by the local vineyard from the grape vines surrounding the property.

Enjoy the sights, attractions and restaurants at your own pace and treat yourself to the best local produce. Have a perfect relaxing break soaking up the sun in this wonderful part of the country.

Further details

Pool open from 03-May-2014 to 27-Sep-2014

Pool size: 12m x 6m plus 3m x 3m children's pool

Internet: Included

Cot rental: 10 Euro per day payable locally

Pack of basic food provisions and basic toiletries available on request at a fee.

We can arrange your car hire, golf green-fees, restaurant bookings, etc.

Guests who would like to have a working holiday are free to pick the olives in late October and November and take them to the local oleficio to by pressed and then take the oil home with them.

The Istria region

Central Istria

The dreamlike nature, almost mythical landscapes and gorgeous mediaeval towns of central Istria will awake within you the primeval and deep, true pleasure! Central Istria is one of the rare Mediterranean regions adorned with the quality of unspoiled natural landscapes and rich heritage. Numerous coves and hillocks connect and divide many magic-like settlements, creating almost unreal scenery.

Beauty unspoiled

Any of the main roads from the eastern, western or southern Istrian coast will take you to Pazin. It is the administrative headquarters of the Istrian County, placed at the very center of the Istrian peninsula. The Pazin fortification Kaštel is elevated above the Pazincica River, a spectacular pit, a natural phenomenon placed under special protection. From this fortification, Pazin County - feud of the Habsburgs - used to be governed. This is, no doubt, the most beautiful example of the evolution of karst hydrography. French writer Jules Verne has even placed part of the action of his novel “Mathias Sandorf” here. Today Kaptel serves as a home for the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Pazin City Museum.

If you move from Pazin to the north, in only twenty minute’s time, you will end up in lovely Motovun, most important inhabited place of these parts since prehistory. This picturesque mediaeval town placed on a hill, has a rich cultural and historical heritage. It dominates over the valley of the Mirna River and the famous Motovun wood, a habitat of the best truffle in the world.

Keep moving upstream towards Buzet, a town placed on a hill in the middle of the fruitful valley of the Mirna River. Inhabited already in prehistory, it was fortified during the Roman rule. The central square with the parochial church of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption, is the very core of the old town. While here, be sure not to miss a visit to the County Museum of Buzet and its surroundings. In the year of 1999, Buzet was publicly proclaimed the town of truffle, unique fruit of this mystical land.

You should also visit Roc, today an exceptionally active cultural center, as well as Hum - the smallest town in the world. Between these two small towns there is a unique memorial complex dedicated to the old Croatian Glagolitic alphabet and culture. Both of these towns are placed under protection as exceptionally significant cultural monuments. In only a few hours, one of many hiking trails will take you from the picturesque mediaeval architecture over the afforested slopes of the Cicarija plateau to the largest Istrian mountain and park of nature, Ucka (1396m). It is one of the last European localities where a patient eye of a bird lover will be rewarded with impressive contours of the griffon vulture or the golden eagle.

If you move from Pazin towards the south, you will find yourself in Žminj, a small town where old Istrian houses and holdings now serve for agritourism. Here you can get accommodation and enjoy the homemade Istrian cooking and the unspoiled nature.

If you keep moving further to the south, you will come to Svetvincenat, the art center of southern Istria. It is placed on the karst plateau and surrounded by woods, pasture grounds and vineyards. Kaštel, the churches and the beautiful Renaissance square form a perfect scenography for supreme art events. Your thirst for cultural atmosphere will thus be fulfilled, bringing closure to this remarkable evening in your journey through the fairytale land.



Grožnjan, a small Istrian town of great cultural significance not only in Croatia but also internationally, lives its summer months very intensely. Every year at the beginning of May, the little streets and squares of Grožnjan metamorphose and turn into a truly artistic beehive: it opens its summer music academies for young people, its artistic, dance and drama workshops and its peace activism workshops under the leadership of well-known experts and teachers and famous names from music, art and drama.

During those few summer months Grožnjan lives and breathes art and the labyrinth of its little streets become one great stage on which are constantly interchanging the sounds of jazz and classical music, guitar and piano, violin and cello, drum and vibraphone...

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Review 1-10 of 18

2 Aug 2014


"Parfait séjour entre amis dans une villa de rêve"

Magnifique villa spacieuse avec des grandes chambres parfaitement équipées. Le tout dans un environnement d'une beauté et d'un calme merveilleux. Barbecue, soirée autour du brasero, jour… More

28 Jul 2014


"Schitterend verblijf"

Villa Poropati is één van onze mooiste vakantiehuizen tot nu toe die we met onze groep vrienden hebben bezocht. Het biedt ruimte aan een grote groep en toch beschikt iedereen over een eigen badkamer… More

6 Jul 2014


"Traumhaftes Anwesen / Top Zustand/ Top Woche"

Waren eine Gruppe von 13 Leuten beide Häuser wunderschon groß genuge Terassse das sich alle Leute gleichzeitig darauf aufhalten können und mehr als genug Freizeitangebot. Zimmer alle zeimlich glei… More

21 Jun 2014


"Immer wieder Poropati"

Mein dritter Besuch in Villa Poropati hat die vorherigen noch übertroffen. Abgesehen vom herrlichen Wetter war es wieder Rajko (Vermieter), der uns mit allerlei Neuerungen überraschte. Wir verbracht… More

2 Jun 2014


"Private, magnificent setting and 5* accommodation"

We stayed with a group of 8 others for a long weekend. The welcome we were given was fantastic, the grounds and views are magnificent and all the accommodation was excellent.The bedrooms are very wel… More

2 Jun 2014


"Beautiful house in idyllic rural setting"

I recently spent a long weekend at this house which has been beautifully restored to a very high standard. The kitchen is amazingly well equipped and the bedrooms are very comfortable with gorgeous en… More

2 Jun 2014


"Very special place"

What a great place! Thoroughly enjoyed the villa (space and modern comforts), the owners (the best local tips), and the area (going back in time in a good way). Fully recommend it and indeed will go… More

17 May 2014


"A holiday villa second to none"

We stayed at this villa for a short tennis break and have been so impressed by the property and the welcome we received. It's like a top class hotel - but with all the freedom of a holiday rental… More

I was delighted to read your review following your recent stay at Villa Poropati.
I was glad that we met your expectations and found the service and facilities to your liking.
Please do come and visit us again soon.

My best regards,
Rajko Macura

22 Jan 2014



abbiamo trovato qualcosa di veramente unico, tranquillità, comfort, simpatia , cortesia, una villa stupenda immersa nel verde ed in un paesaggio straordinario, vale veramente la pena d' andarci,… More

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us over Christmas/New Year period.
It's lovely to read that you found your rooms very comfortable, spacious and decorated nicely.

Glad you liked our location which is ideal for relax in comfort.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Villa Poropati when next in Croatia.

Kind Regards
Rajko Macura

21 Jan 2014


"Amazing Villa"

We had a great time in Croatia over the Christmas/New Year period and this Villa was the perfect base to relax in comfort and explore Istria. The villa itself is amazing, with well appointed rooms, al… More

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us over Christmas/New Year period. It's lovely to read that you found your rooms very comfortable, spacious and decorated nicely. Glad you liked our location which is ideal for relax in comfort. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Villa Poropati when next in Croatia. Kind Regards Rajko Macura

Review 1-10 of 18

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Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2014

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