Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a charming stone villa in a pretty village of Liznjan, near the ancient Roman town of Pula in Istria. The villa is built in stone, by craftsmen who have incorporated many decorative details, and its 700 square metres of garden are surrounded by an exquisite stone wall. The villa has spacious, airy bedrooms and tastefully tiled bathrooms. All rooms are air conditioned. On the first floor lovely large balconies overlook green fields and the sea, which is 1.5 kilometres away. Downstairs is another spacious open plan living area with many doors opening out onto a large terrace and the garden with pool. The villa is quiet and private, as it is on the edge of the village and really in a very secluded rural location and yet within walking distance of shops, restaurants and beaches. The villa is reached from a small country track, through wrought iron gates. The access road is shared only with local farmers and the shepherd who drives his flock along the track.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|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
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The villa is arranged on two floors, with a carport on the north side of the villa.
The villa entrance is on the side of the villa, through a lovely arched stone porch and wooden doors. A stone paved hallway leads into the open plan kitchen-dining room. The terracotta tiles and wooden beams are in keeping with the rustic style of the villa, as is the built-in country kitchen. The kitchen is well supplied withal cooking utensils, plates, glassware and cutlery. A utility room with a washing machine is reached from the kitchen. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and a coffee machine. A step down leads from the dining area into the beautiful sitting room with stunning wood flooring and a stone fireplace. Large double doors lead out onto the paved and shady terrace and a large swimming pool. The room is furnished with comfortable leather sofas and extra armchairs, and a satellite TV/DVD player/music player are provided for the guests. On the ground floor is a double bedroom and a large bathroom. The double doors open out from the bedroom and you can go out directly into the garden and the pool.
A staircase leads upstairs to two double bedrooms and their en-suite shower rooms. Bedrooms, with wood floors, have comfortable double beds and good storage space, and each has a large balcony. One bedroom looks out onto the garden and woodland, and the other bedroom has a fantastic half-covered terrace which overlooks many fields and the sea.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa has a secure garden which is surrounded by a wall built by stone in the traditional "dry build" style the local farmers have employed for centuries. The garden is lawn and planted with Mediterranean shrubs, lavender, rosemary and mature olive trees.
The pool is 10m x 4m. Sun beds and pool towels are provided.
A shady terrace paved with stone stretches in front of the ground floor bedroom and the sitting room. Two large balconies on the first floor provide magnificent views and a lot of privacy for sunbathing.
Parking for two cars in the garden of the villa
Pets are pemitted on request
The Istria region
Istria is often compared to Tuscany. The undulating landscape with vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and river valleys is studded with numerous hilltop towns and villages, many originating from the medieval period and earlier and almost all offering spectacular vantage points over the surrounding countryside. The guide books pick out the hilltop towns of Motovun and Groznjan but there are many others worth exploring and we will provide you with our own suggestions of places off the usual tourist routes that should not be missed. These medieval settlements have charming village houses, squares and alleyways and in towns like Oprtalj and Motuvun more imposing architecture and fortifications.
Liznjan is located at the southern end of the Istrian peninsula about 15 minutes drive from Pula and Pula airport. Liznjan is a charming agricultural and fishing village about one kilometre from the coast. The village has several small shops providing a wide range of groceries as well as fresh bread and vegetables. There are several restaurants and cafe/bar. The tourist trade is restricted mainly to bed and breakfast and private apartments rental. The neighbouring village of Medulin (less than 2 kilometres distant) has a much more extensive tourist trade with several hotels and a wider range of shops, bars and restaurants. A number of activities are available locally including tennis and riding. There are well market cycle routes and some delightful country and coastal footpaths. There are scuba diving schools in Pula and Medulin.
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Nigel Nowell (Property Manager Croatian Villa Holidays)
- 4 Years listed
Based in United Kingdom