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The peninsular of Istria is a gem on the scale of Cornwall but with a Mediterranean climate. Set among vineyards and olive groves in the hills of central Istria the house has views across open country with the church spires of other villages dotting the romantic landscape. Sitting in the middle of its own grounds the newly restored south facing house has gardens with walnut, figs and vines surrounding the 12 metre pool with summer house and sunbathing terraces. Local restaurants serve Istrian truffles with steak or fusilli, farm dried hams, sheep’s cheese, wild boar with pasta, raw fish gazpacho as well as sea food caught daily and fantastic local wines. Spend the morning by the pool and drive to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic for the afternoon. On the way home you can visit the nearby Venetian hill towns to explore new restaurants.
How to get there: There are several routes:
There is a Ryanair service direct to Pula which gives the shortest transfer of 40 minutes in Istria Ryanair from Stanstead to Trieste (2 hour transfer) A car can be hired from Peter Kesic on 0038641505361 or 00385912509351 land line 0028651711996, fax 0038656747139 email email@example.com and mention that you are staying in Mocitada .Easyjet and Ryanair fly to Venice and there is a daily boat run by Kompas or Venezialine from Venice to Porec.This can be booked through any local travel agent. Every day it leaves at 5 o'clock local time from Venice and on the return leaves Porec at 8 o'clock in the morning. A great way to include a day in Venice in the holiday.
Croatia Airlines,Ryanair and many charter companies also fly to Pula which is 40 minutes drive from the house.
testimonial: Just a quick update since our visit to istria We thought the location and the house were wonderful - we have been on multi-family villa holidays for 20 years now, and this was close to the top of our league - well done! Definitely the best pool we have had, and the pool house and shade were very welcome. Top day-trips we recommend were to Grosjnan, and to Rovinj + Red Island by boat.
The house provides a self contained environment where a family can happily spend a day. There is open country behind the house and marvelous walking on the old cart tracks.
The house is equipped for out of season visits with central heating and the pool is heated. April, May and October are wonderful for walking, bicycling and site seeing....moreless
Early Summer May 30 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Peak Summer Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Oct 31 - Dec 31, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit£400
No additional mandatory fees
We take a 20% deposit on booking and the balance is payable 2 months before departure
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Istria is a story of wine, olive oil and sun. From the house everything is an easy day trip. This includes the Roman amphitheatre at Pula for live concerts, The Brioni Islands with Tito's private palace and a superb golf course, The Opatija Riviera, beloved of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Wonderful walking and bicycling country around the Venetian hill towns which dot the landscape. Artists colonies at Rovinj and Groznjan, Porec for nightclubs, tennis, gokarting, acrobatics, sailing and sub aqua.
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: We are a family of 4 living in London. Gordana is Croatian but has lived in UK for 26 years
Why the Owner Chose Groznjan: The country here is as pretty as Tuscany but it has the added advantage of being only 25 mins to the beautiful Adriatic coast.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: This is a restored farmhouse in over an acre of gardens in a beautiful peaceful location
Speaks: english, french, german, Croatian
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