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B&B | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Enchanted with the beauty and serenity of Slovenian Istria, the owners of Flegi B&B bought in 2006 two charming stone houses, rebuilt the guest house as a low energy building above the old cantina and erected a copy of the original second building as a passive house. All priceless original building materials of the old stone houses were preserved, reused and coupled with modern features – air ventilation with heat recuperation, heating via a joint air/water heat pump, as well as using rainwater for toilet flushing. As final touches, a swimming pool and two stonebuilt outdoor kitchens were added – then we opened our doors.

Flegi is ideally suited for closed parties - extended families or a group of friends, who rent all three rooms simultaneusly, thus ensuring relaxation in privacy and enjoying the sole use of cantina, kitchen and pool.

You will merge into the rhythm of the village life and might, come late autumn, even want to participate in olive harvesting. At night, you will hear only nightingales, owls and no cars or traffic noise. The sunny hot days of summer can be spent by the pool or you might prefer driving to the nearest beach, either in Slovenia or in Croatia, for we are located very close to both the Croatian as the Italian border. You might want to explore Venice by boat from Koper, enjoy a game of golf or ride thoroughbreds in Lipica. Autumn and spring are lovely as well sporting mild temperatures - a time to gather mushrooms and wild asparagus, or roam through Istria.

Hikers will love the hilly surroundings reminiscent of Tuscany and Provence. Families can enjoy bathing while escaping crowded public beaches. Bikers and cyclists will return in the evening from daily trips through Istria, cool down in the pool and start a barbeque, amenities fully provided. We will make your mornings enjoyable with generous breakfasts, and offer you our homegrown vegetables and fruits. We aim to make your holiday a real holiday!

Flegi is a low energy house. This means that it is endowed with extraordinary thick heat insulation and air ventilation which, through a heat exchanger, assures you of fresh air without the need to open windows, thus keeping a pleasant inside temperature without the use of conventional airconditioning units. We encourage guests to avoid overheating their premises by cooking in either of two outdoor kitchens, and by closing shutters during direct sunshine. At night, the temperatures drop considerably lower than on the coastline, allowing to cool your rooms by sleeping with windows open - the Istrian way of living.

A typical room temperature at the end of a 35 degrees Celsius very hot day might climb to 25 degrees Celsius, and will drop during the night to a pleasant 20 or 21. If you require a cooler room temperature, you might want to look for premises with AC.

The water temperature in the unheated outdoor pool keeps,due to the mediterranean climate, between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius, thus making heating redundant. On a summer night, mists rise from the pool as the air temperature is considerably lower, offering a romantic midnight swim in the colour illuminated pool. In spring or autumn, the pool temperature varies between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius, depending on sunshine and wind.

In winter, the premises are constantly heated with an energy saving heat pump, the floor heating keeping a wonderfully calm and warm room climate. Interested parties may enquire for a full tour through a low energy house technics and review our statistics on the performance and energy consumption of the neighbouring passive house.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Koper 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Trieste - Ronchi dei legionari 80 km, Nearest railway: Koper 15 km
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed