Istrian Country Villa with Large Garden and Pool, sleeps 6 - near Sveti Lovrec
This delightful country villa is located near Sveti Lovrec, a small village located in western Istria. Set amongst 6500m2 of private grounds, the villa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing peaceful holiday in stunning surroundings. In view of the exceptionally large garden the villa is ideal for active children.
The villa is approached via a country lane and into a private driveway which sits to the side of the villa. The main entrance to the house is located at the front (facing the pool and garden) where guests walk onto a covered terrace positioned in front of the pool, and then enter the villa directly into an open plan lounge / dining area which at one end contains a separate country kitchen. A couple of steps up at the rear of the lounge area there is an annexe containing a double bedroom and separate shower room. From the dining area, a set of French doors leads back out onto the covered terrace which features an outdoor dining table and chairs. The first floor features two double bedrooms and a separate family bathroom, whilst outside, as well as the pool and garden there is also a large ‘ranch style’ covered dining and BBQ area.
Car hire is recommended at this villa. The village of Sveti Lovrec is just a few minutes’ drive away where guests will find a post office, grocery shop and other restaurants nearby. Areas of interest within the area include the Medieval Hill top towns of Motovun and Groznjan as well as the seaside towns of Porec, Rovinj and Vrsar. A little further afield, the Brijuni islands, the Roman amphitheatre Pula Arena in Pula and a day trip to Venice are all recommended excursions that are available from this region.
- Distance to beach13 km
- Nearest airportPula
- Distance to airport50km
- Nearest townPorec
- Distance to town13km
- Details on nearest shopsGrocery store
- Distance to nearest shops3 km
- Distance to nearest restaurant4km
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- Sleeps in bedrooms: 6
- Sleeps total (includes sleeping capacity on sofa/extra beds): 6
- Minimum stay: 7 nights for all dates.
- Arrival days: Saturday for all dates.
- Check-in: 15:00-19:00
- Check-out: 10:00
- Built: 1945
- Last renovated: 2009
- Area: 110m2
- Frequency of linen/towel change: Weekly
- Car park: Space for 3 cars.
- House pets allowed (on request)
- Whole house air-conditioned
- Cot/crib (available on request)
- Pool size: 50m2
- Pool private to the property
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Dining room
- Kitchen table
- Lounge/living room
- Number of double bedrooms: 3
- Total number of bedrooms: 3
- All bathrooms have toilets
- Number of bathrooms with shower: 1
- Number of bathrooms with bathtub: 1
- Total number of bathrooms: 2
Staff on site /available
Information on Location
- Distance to beach: 13 km
- Driving time to nearest beach: 15 minutes
- Nearest airport: Pula
- Distance to airport: 50km
- Nearest town: Porec
- Distance to town: 13km
- Details on nearest shops: Grocery store
- Distance to nearest shops: 3 km
- Distance to nearest restaurant: 4km
- Car recommended
- In countryside
- Provision of linen/towels
- Pet fee: €10 per pet, per day (payable locally).
- The following must be produced on arrival: €300
The villa was so secluded that it didn't have WiFi. This was both an advantage (some real off line situation so I could not check mails ;) and a disadvantage, as we had to plan our trip back and therefore we needed an internet connection. There was some problem with a water boiler that broke down, and this was fixed in a very short notice.
Beautiful location, very quiet and natural area. Due to that location there was also an abundance or rare insect, amongst which some beautiful butterflies, but also we encountered five scorpions. With small children, we had to take some extra care, but it is funny to see how quickly you get used to that. The gifts from the owner at our arrival (a fruit basket, some cookies, milk and juice ...) were highly appreciated, as we could relax immediately instead of first having to look for a shop in the neighborhood.
Impressed with: The friendly people, who seem to be all speaking four or five different languages, in combination with the excellent food were two things we had not anticipated. We knew the landscapes were beautiful from the pictures, but these things made our stay extra nice.
Not impressed with: Sorry, I have thought about it for a few minutes, but I can't find any disadvantage.
Recommend: PPizzeria San Lorenzo is the closest restaurant, but still some 5 km away, and is quite good. But then, it is really difficult in Croatia to get any bad food ;). In this and many other aspects, Croatia is better than Italy.
Favourite villa moment: A barbecue in the special BBQ 'house' separate from the main villa: nice view, sheltered from wind from three sides, and still in open air. A place to linger, even after nightfall.
Stayed September 2012