BEST PRICE GUARANTEE. If you can find another similar available property cheaper which will sleep 10 then this will be matched. New Mediterranean style Istrian stone villa built as part of a prestigious development set amongst picturesque countryside. The accommodation has been fully fitted with high quality Istrian designed oak furniture which matches the traditional rustic style of the villa. The villa is built of Istrian hand crafted stone and combines modern and traditional materials. Wooden floors, oak staircases, terracotta floor tiles, open stone fireplace, oak beams, ceramic terrace and pergola style large balcony are all key features. Each bedroom has been colour designed to provide traditional and contemporary colours. A blue Mediterranean style to match the Adriatic, a green fertile colour of the Istrian countryside and ivory to reflect the warmth of the sun. Outside the villa excels with spacious terrace, private pool, walled and hedged secluded garden with shrubs and olive trees. There is an Istrian hand built Bar b q. The terrace, pool and garden are excellently maintained and provide a range of places to relax and have fun. Easy access to tennis which is free.
Outside features: The walled garden is 650 sq.m. in size surrounding the villa with lawn throughout, olive trees, private pool (8x4m), BBQ area, outdoor table, chairs, teak loungers and deck chairs. The villa is south west facing and therefore receives the sun all day. The terrace is large and spacious and can be used to eat outside as can the first floor pergola style balcony which has views towards the Adriatic and Brijuni. There is space for two cars and the villa is gated with cast iron gates and uses a secure system. Shrubs and trees are a feature of the garden as it has now matured. The private pool is maintained on a regular basis during your stay making your stay stress free. Istrian pools are normally not heated from April until October due to the warm temperatures at this time of the year. Average temperatures range from the low to high twenties. Typical temperatures in May or September are 24oC - popular months to visit.
Amenities: Pula is 15 minutes drive and is the largest city in Istria. It offers a town of antiquity, parks, summer festivals and the sixth largest amphitheatre in the world. It is an attractive place to spend a holiday and provides 2,350 hours of sunshine per year, high quality restaurants and cultural events. The villa is within easy distance of the popular coastal towns of Rovinj (15 km) and Fazana (8 km) which gives access to the famous Brijuni Islands. Trips to Venice (2 hours) are a common feature of many peoples holiday. Istria is popular inland for its unspoilt nature, fertile landscape, pine forests, rolling hills and hilltops towns such as Motovun, Groznjan and Oprtalji. It is referred to as the 'New Tuscany'. All are within 30 minutes. Popular activities include riding, fishing, swimming, diving, water sports, tennis, cycling, walking, sailing, vineyard and olive oil trails. The villa has comprehensive details about a whole range of activities and trips.
Coast and beaches: The nearest coast and beach is just 8km from the villa. All coasts are easily accessible to the East, West or South by car. Beaches have crystal clear water and can be reached in 10 - 20 minutes depending upon the exact location. All beaches are family friendly and are often backed by sweet smelling pine trees. Popular beaches are near Rovinj which is one of the most beautiful places in Istria, Fazana with its access to the Brijuni National Park and Medulin with long stretches of sandy beach. Hidden beaches at Duga Uvala and Kamanak Peninsular are within 20 minutes drive and exceptional.
Vodnjan is the nearest town (5 mins) and is famous for its exquisite wines and renowned olive oil which have been produced for centuries. The town has many ancient traditions characteristic of a Medieval and rural centre. It is a bilingual centre and has both Istrian and Venetian influences. All amenities are easily available including a wide range of restaurants, shops, bars, banks and ATMs. Konzum is a good local supermarket, Girotondo is a popular restaurant, bar, cafe and pizza place and Vodjanska one of the best restuarants in the area. Agrotourism Sia is close to Vodnjan with excellent local meat such as lamb, fresh grown vegetable and own wine at a reasonable price.