Featured in The Times Cool Croatia: Top Places to Stay, this elegant and über-modern villa is located in a tiny Istrian village surrounded by glorious rolling countryside. With panoramic views throughout and every luxury you may need, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you, a perfect getaway for friends or family.
As you walk in the villa you will appreciate the space and light of your open-plan surroundings. Sumptuous sofas, a minimalist state-of-the-art kitchen and designer dining area mix harmoniously with wide-glass doors opening straight out to the magnificent terrace and pool. Find a cool corner in the library with a wide range of books for guests to browse. Air-conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout are just two of the contemporary conveniences you should expect.
Each of the first floor bedrooms have been immaculately styled with the finest en-suite shower rooms and large windows making the most of the breathtaking landscapes. One of the rooms has its own special terrace, the perfect spot to read a book or sip chilled local wine gazing out at the marvellous vista.
Despite the beautiful interiors, the outdoor space is equally as stunning with a terrace surrounding the ground floor. Take your morning coffee with the sound of the birdsong, linger over long lunches on the al-fresco dining table, doze on the comfy outdoor sofas or bathe in the warm Croatian sunshine. The inviting infinity pool is perfectly positioned to be able to feel you are in the heart of beautiful Istria in such a special location.
You're surrounded by idyllic villages within a short drive, many famous for truffles and olive oil with excellent restaurants specialising in fantasic local cuisine. There are stunning hikes from the villa plus over 3000km of marked bike trails across Istria as cycling is a hugely popular activity in the area. If you fancy a change head to the coast (30km) where you will find Blue Flag beaches, watersports and a host of other fantastic activities on offer.
With gentle green slopes and olive trees leading to rolling countryside, this unique villa is full of sleek design and space ensuring you and your guests have the very best experience in this splendid part of rural Croatia.
Located on the edge of a village, villa is surrounding by rolling hills of beautiful Istrian countryside and wide-stretching views, including Lake Butoniga. The village itself has just 19 inhabitants but has an interesting history with the Austrian and Venetian border running straight through the village until the collapse of the Venetian Empire in 1797. It’s an area known for agriculture and especially truffle hunting, you can even join in during the season.
The nearest restaurants and shops can be found in nearby villages such as Motovun, Livade or Trviž, all about 9km away with a larger supermarket in Pazin (15km). Motovun, a pretty medieval hilltop village, is also famous for its truffles and produces some of the best olive oil in Croatia. Restaurants in this region specialise in the fine local specialities including truffle ice-cream in one of the restaurants in Livade, a little village just under Motovun.
You can taste some of the freshest Istrian drinking water in the area, such as a nearby source on the road to Motovun. Those who like the stronger stuff may appreciate the local winery only 6km away, available for tastings.
There are some stunning hikes from the villa ranging from easy to difficult and there are over 3000km of marked bike trails across Istria, a hugely popular activity in the area.
Keen kayak lovers can canoe along the nearby River Mirna on an organised half-day excursion. Those looking for a wider range of activities can easily head to the coast. Poreč (40km) offers watersports, kayaking, sailing, paintball whilst further north you will find Umag (40km) with Blue Flag beaches with volleyball and tennis courts, watersports, bike hire and even a little tourist train along the coast. Kids and adults alike may love a day out to Aquapark Istralania, on the way to Novigrad, just 27km away.
If you happen to be in Istria on the first Tuesday of the month, head to the traditional market in Pazin (15km). The town is worthy of a visit due to its fascinating caves, medieval fortress with the Ethnographic Museum of Istra and the frescos of St Nicholas Church dating back to the mid fifteenth century. Grožnjan (20km), another idyllic medieval town, which became the ‘town of artists’ last century and is full of galleries, art and an overall creative scene.
villa is a truly remarkable 3-double bedroom villa, in the heart of the Istrian Countryside. The modern interior is equipped with everything you and your guests will need to have a memorable holiday. The grounds extend as far as a vastly populated Olive Tree Orchid, so you will feel you have great privacy in this beautiful area.
- Dining area & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathroom
- Private terrace
- Private infinity swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Lawn area
- Olive tree orchid
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private parking
- Sun loungers
Security deposit: €500, to be paid upon arrival
Arrival time: 3.00 p.m.
Departure time: 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included?: Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included?: Included in the rental price and changed once a week
End of stay cleaning included?: Included in the rental price
Tax: Included in the rental price
Changeover day: Saturday
Minimum stay: 7 nights between 16/06 - 22/09, otherwise 3 nights
Internet access?: Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome?: Pets are welcome at a cost of €19 per pet, per night
Smoking Allowed?: Not permitted in the villa
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs: A Cot & High-chair are available upon request
Maid Service Available