Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Birdsong cottage is an old stone house located in a small peaceful (early 16th century) village called Brusje, just 6km from Hvar Town. It is the ideal place to either join the sophisticated throng with all the bars and restaurants in Hvar Town or escape to the quiet of the village within a ten minute drive, where the breeze blows cool at night and you feel that you could almost touch the stars. The village is situated in the middle of lavender fields and the house has simply breathtaking seaviews across to the islands of Brac and Solta. For snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing, Brusje has several bays which are (as yet!) pretty much undiscovered by tourism - the closest one is 3 km away. The area is also popular with cyclists, walkers and those interested in nature. You can walk for hours in the hills behind the house and hardly see another living soul... A boat trip and a lavender experience in the village can be specially organised. In short Birdsong Cottage is the perfect place to escape from the world and totally recharge your batteries...
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Stiniva and Sviracina 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Split|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
Birdsong Cottage is themed in a way which reflects the colours of the surrounding countryside and the amazing sea views. Refurbished recently, it encompasses a large well equipped kitchen/ breakfast room on the ground floor with a double sofa bed. This room has glass and ornamental iron doors which open to the outside. There is also an additional relaxed living space with a very large sofa bed on the first floor with stunning sea views across the village over to the islands of Brac and Solta. Also on the first floor is a blue mosaic shower room. The terrace is situated at the back of the house, off the living room. Steep stairs lead to the 2 attic bedrooms, one double and a single - the double room has amazing panoramic seaviews and the single room has a pretty green view across to the large almond tree.
|Further details outdoors||
To the rear of the cottage is a terrace which is a lovely place to sit/ have coffee/ a glass of wine and generally unwind - it is sunny in the morning and has the benefit of the natural shade of the almond tree in the afternoons.
We have included a guide book at the house, which gives details of the places which we have discovered over the years that you would not normally come across. A fantastic restaurant in the middle of an abandoned village, a beach where the water is pure turquoise and you can see the bottom from metres above,...
The Dalmatia region
Central Dalmatia is a charmed Mediterranean - a place of crystal clear waters, countless islands, Greek and Venetian architecture. The region is renowned for its 2,800 hours of sunshine each year
Places of interest on the journey to Hvar Island are Split, which was built around the Diocletian Palace (UNESCO heritage site), where the Roman walls, squares and temples are stilll clearly visible. Peristill Square inside the palace walls is a lovely place to sit and people watch over a cold beer or coffee. The historic town of Trogir, which is close to the airport is also a UNESCO heritage site and well worth a wander around the narrow streets.
Hvar was voted no 5 top destination for Summer 2012 by Lonely Planet. Hvar town is THE place to be on the island - a magical place - an undiscovered Mediterranean with Venetian architecture and ancient white stone squares, stained pink as the sun sets - it is virtually unchanged by the march of time. There is a lot to do and see there, places of cultural interest to visit include open air classical music concerts performed in the cloisters of the Franciscan monastery, stunning restaurants and bars, boat trips, amazing sea views from the old Spanish fort and plenty of nightlife. There is a very upbeat vibe in the Summer as expensive yachts moor up along the quay and the beautiful people arrive. Don't be surprised if you spot a famous face - Prince Harry was seen diving fully clothed into a swimming pool at a large open air night club and Tom Cruise was out and about here last year...
In the hills, just 6 km from Hvar Town is the village of Brusje- an early 16th century old stone shepherds village ( a 10 minute drive). You arrive at another world, where you are just as likely to bump into a large white goat as you are a local! It is very peaceful and surrounded by nature with wild herbs growing in abundance. The position of the village enjoys amazing panoramic sea views. Brusje also has its own unspoilt beaches, just 3 km away - a lovely walk if you are keen walkers (up hill on the way back!!) or just a few minutes by car or moped.