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Villa Poropati, Groznjan-Istra


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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
  • 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 Clothes dryer, 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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12 Oct 2014


"Fantastic villa in a great location"

This is the perfect place from which to explore the lovely Istrian peninsula. Set in the hills just half an hour away from Porec and Umag on the coast you get the best of both worlds. The villa is a … More

9 Oct 2014


"Tennis trip to Croatia"

My stay at Villa Poroprati was fantastic. It has a perfect location accessible via Pula airport and Treviso in Italy to where you can buy flights cheaply.

Viila has been recently renovated to a very high standard to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation with lighting that provides a cosy atmosphere. The modern kitchen and bathroom were in contrast to the surrounding stone and beam features and were stunning.

Viila is in a quite location with beautiful views and surrounding vineyards that provide a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. It has a swimming pool, table tennis and a beauty treatment room.

Most importantly, the welcoming hosts make sure that your stay is unforgettable. They can arrange transfers for you or even for local people to bring you fresh fruit and vegetables.

Within only 20 -30 minutes drive you can be at the seaside, visit Porec, the picturesque medieval village Grozdjan, or Umag were we played tennis at Goran Ivansievice Tennis Club. Local restaurants provide a variety of local specialities such as Truffles or fresh see food, home made pasta or bread and all at very affordable prices, Needless to say, local wines such as Malavazija, and Grappa (a very strong spirit) are availabe.

Overall it was an excellent holiday and location that I can recommend highly.

8 Oct 2014


"Top Villa in lovely location with helpful and friendly owners"

I travelled with a large group for a long weekend break. The villa was spacious and tastefully furnished and decorated. The bathrooms and kitchen are very modern and finished to a high spec. All the rooms are very clean. The property is recently refurbished to a very high standard. The location is very tranquil with pretty views. It's an ideal house for large groups or families. There is a swimming pool, table tennis and football table.
Lots of lovely villages and towns to explore in the region. The area is great for cycling and touriing. The host is extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely return.

16 Sep 2014


"Hervorragende Villa mit viel Komfort"

Wir waren im September eine Woche in der Villa Poropati. Die Lage ist ruhig und etwas abseits, jedoch ist man mit dem Auto in etwa 15 Minuten in Buje (Einkaufsmöglichkeiten) oder in 30 Minuten in Uma… More

30 Aug 2014


"Die Villa und Gastfreundschaft lassen keine Wünsche offen"

Gleich vorweg - alle Details in der Online-Beschreibung sind wahr. Die Villa ist ziemlich abgelegen, nur ein einziger direkter Nachbar ist vorhanden, was einem unglaublich viel Privatsphäre ermöglicht (und ev. längere/lautere Nächte). Nichtsdestotrotz sind die nächsten Einkaufmöglichkeiten für den täglichen Bedarf nicht weiter als 20min entfernt, auch einige wahnsinnig gute Restaurants (agroturismo), die nur regionale Küche aus eigener Produktion anbieten, sind gleich um die Ecke.

Das Meer ist auch gut 20-30 min entfernt, wobei das Anwesen wirklich darauf ausgelegt ist, nicht unbedingt viele Ausflüge machen zu müssen.

Letztendlich ist der Gastgeber, Rajko, unschlagbar in Sachen Gastfreundlichkeit und Verständnis, was die Anliegen seiner Gäste anbelangt. In Windeseile reserviert er Tische in Restaurants, Taxis für Ausflüge oder Boottrips. Außerdem vermietet er seine Villa auch an jüngere Gruppen, wie uns, was in dieser Preisklasse bei Villen sehr oft nicht selbstverständlich ist. Großes Danke dafür und für die unglaubliche Woche!

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

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Calendar last updated:27 Oct 2014

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