7 Bedroom Villa Estate with Pool near Groznjan, Istria, Sleeps 14-19
This carefully renovated villa offers guests fantastic privacy, peace and quiet and stands within a large garden with covered well, enclosed by a stone wall. Split into two different houses, the property would be ideal for a large group who are looking for a range of possible activities nearby whilst having the option to relax separately. There is a 4 hole golf course next to the villa, and an 18 hole golf course just 20 minutes drive from the villa.
Guests enter the property through a double gateway into a parking area. The property consists of two separate buildings, a large house suitable for 10-11 guests and a cottage suitable for 4-8. The entrance to the main house takes guests up a short flight of steps into a ground floor reception/games room featuring Playstation 3 as well as traditional board games and cards, which has a door leading down to the pool via an external staircase. The rest of the ground floor is a lounge which features an impressive traditional fireplace. The lower ground floor contains the kitchen/dining area which leads out to the pool. There is also a separate toilet on this level. The first floor contains 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom which features a sofa bed for one adult or 2 children under 12 years. These bedrooms are accessible via two different staircases. All three of these bedrooms have en-suite facilities (two with shower and one with a bath) and one of the rooms also contains a walk in wardrobe. The second floor features a double en-suite bedroom and a twin en-suite bedroom, one with bath and one with shower.
The cottage annexe is located behind the main house. Guests enter into a hallway and on this level there is a lounge with sofa bed for 2 adults and a kitchen/dining room with French doors opening out onto a covered terrace. There is also a separate toilet on this floor. The first floor features a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with access to a shared family bathroom. The bedrooms in the cottage annexe each feature a sofa bed suitable for 1 adult or 2 children under 12 years old.
Yoga, special occasions, weddings and cooking classes can be arranged - supplements may apply. There are also many cycling and hiking routes within the Istrian region. Please click on the Additional Services tab for more details.
There is a wide variety of places to visit within the area such as the local Vineyards, the hill top towns of Motovun and Groznjan and the not to be missed local cuisine served in the local restaurants and cafes. The most famous of these eateries is the nearby “Restaurant Zigante", a world renowned truffle restaurant. Other areas of interest in Istria such as Pula and Rovinj are within easy driving distance of this property and day excursions by car are also possible. Tennis courts can be found either in Buje (12km away) https://www.teniski-savez-istre.hr/klubovi/sjever/tenis-klub-buje.html or in Umag (22km away)https://www.croatiaopen.hr/hr/naslovnica/. Car hire is recommended at this villa.
- Distance to beach22 km
- Nearest airportPula. Further away and also possibilities: Rijeka, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste
- Distance to airport80 km to Pula Airport
- Nearest townGroznjan
- Distance to town5 km
- Details on nearest shopsSupermarket in Sterna
- Distance to nearest shops3 km
- Distance to nearest restaurant3 km
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- Sleeps in bedrooms: 14
- Sleeps total (includes sleeping capacity on sofa/extra beds): 19
- Minimum stay: 7 nights minimum for July and August (shorter stays on request.) 4 nights minimum for all other dates.
- Arrival days: Saturday for July and August (other days on request) Any day arrivals for all other dates.
- Check-in: 16:00
- Check-out: 10:00
- Built: 1876
- Last renovated: 2012
- Area: 510m2
- Pool: Open from start of May til end of September
- Underfloor heating
- Car park: Space for 6 cars
- House pets allowed (on request)
- Whole house air-conditioned
- Sun deck
- Cot/crib (available on request)
- Pool size: 12.0m x 6.0m and a 3.0m x 3.0m
- Pool private to the property
- Fire place
- Internet: Wifi
- Tumble dryer
- iPhone docking station
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Ironing board
- Internet access
- Mosquito nets
- Furniture in terrace/balcony/garden: Chairs and table on the terrace, umbrellas and sunbeds around the pool. Table tennis is outside.
- Dining room
- Kitchen table
- Lounge/living room
- TV room
- Information on bedrooms: In main building: 1 sofa bed can sleep 1 adult or 2 children in twin room. In cottage: 1 sofa bed for 1 adult or 2 children in both the twin room and double room. There is also a sofa bed for 2 adults in the living room.
- Number of double bedrooms: 5
- Total number of bedrooms: 7
- Number of twin bedrooms: 2
- All bathrooms have toilets
- Number of bathrooms with shower: 3
- Number of bathrooms with bathtub: 3
- Total number of bathrooms: 6
- Number of toilet only rooms: 4
Staff on site /available
- Catering services available on request. Speak with one of our consultants for further details.
Information on Location
- Information on transfers: A taxi transfer from the airport can be organised on request – please ask for details
- Distance to beach: 22 km
- Driving time to nearest beach: 20 minutes
- Nearest airport: Pula. Further away and also possibilities: Rijeka, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste
- Distance to airport: 80 km to Pula Airport
- Nearest town: Groznjan
- Distance to town: 5 km
- Details on nearest shops: Supermarket in Sterna
- Distance to nearest shops: 3 km
- Distance to nearest restaurant: 3 km
- Distance from the sea: 22 km
- Distance from the center: 5 km
- Car recommended
- In countryside
- Provision of linen/towels
- Pets on request: Pets are allowed on the ground floor at a cost of €25 per pet per day (paid locally). Cot rental: €10 per day (paid locally)
- Events: A £1000 surcharge is levied for all events (celebrations , weddings where guests not staying at the villa will be attending the property). Please enquire for further details.
- Supplement of £53 per person per day applies for 14-19 people. Please select the additional persons required during the booking process.
- The following must be produced on arrival: €500
Pricing & availability:Price bandsProperty per night
01 Jan. - 09 Jan.£ 800.00 09 Jan. - 03 July£ 687.00 03 July - 28 Aug.£ 800.00 28 Aug. - 18 Dec.£ 687.00 18 Dec. - 01 Jan.£ 800.00Prices are in UK Pounds (£)
*Rental prices do not include Residence Tax: £ 0.92 (per person per night)
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This is a wonderful place and combines rustic Istrian charm with modern 5* living. We were fortunate enough to have found this magical place to host our families, friends and wedding. Secluded enough to be private, central enough to be easily found, this villa and Istria will play a large part of our lives to come.
The owner was accommodating, friendly and helpful beyond belief. He made us and our families so at home. We could not have asked for a better host. His advice and knowledge of the area, food, wine etc was impeccable. This made it very difficult to leave.
Impressed with: The friendly people and the high quality of food and wine.
Not impressed with: Not many (if any) sandy beaches... although we knew that already!
Recommend: The town of Groznjan is a short drive away and is home to arts, music and has beautiful vistas. We would recommend restaurant Bastilla, which serves some of the finest food we have eaten.
Favourite villa moment: So many... Barbecueing throughout day and night Ping pong by the gorgeous pool Preparing for our wedding Nights by the fire-pit Ad-hoc football on the huge field 5 star luxury all to ourselves Drinking good, local wine into the night on the gorgeous terrace This Villa was made for favourite moments.
Stayed May/June 2015
The following additional services can be arranged at the villa.
Weddings and Special Occasions
Weddings and special occasions can be held at this property, accommodating up to 150 guests. A 15% surcharge applies for all events, with an additional surcharge applied for weddings. Wedding surcharge varies depending on number of guests. A wedding planner can also be arranged.
Yoga is available at the villa and 20 mats can be provided - at an additional cost.
It is also possible to do yoga at a beach in Umag (22km away).
Cooking classes can be arranged at an additional cost. Please enquire for further information.
Cycling and Hiking Routes
There are many cycling and hiking routes in the Istrian region. Please follow this link for more inspiration: http://www.istria-bike.com/en/bike_trails/interactive-trails