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  • 8 bedrooms

  • 8 bathrooms

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Sitting among five acres of grounds in the heart of rural Istria, this marvellous address has stood on this idyllic site since the 19th century. Indeed, there's quite a rustic flavour to the interior what with all the wooden beams and exposed brickwork, but it's fair to say that quite a few changes have been made in the century or so since. Some of these can be found outside, such as with the swimming pool surrounded by loungers and a dining table – thankfully, there's a pretty impressive outdoor kitchen out here as well so you really embrace the alfresco way of life. However, there are plenty of modern amenities to be found inside, including a games room complete with shuffleboard, darts board and PS5. If you're more than happy to simply sit back and relax, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to spots to do just that. There are lovely views of the Croatian countryside to be had out on the terrace, but come evening time, you can gather around the fireplace or disappear off to one of the elegant freestanding bathtubs for an hour or two instead. You don't have to spend very long at the address to find out how tranquil the location is, but if you're craving civilisation again at any point, there are a number of charming towns to discover nearby, like Groznjan and Porec, as well as the seaside at Novigrad.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the verdant Istrian countryside and quaint towns that surround the villa

Explore the verdant Istrian countryside and quaint towns that surround the villa

Snuggle up next to one of the home's fireplaces once the sun goes down

Snuggle up next to one of the home's fireplaces once the sun goes down

Open up a bottle found in the wine cellar and appreciate Croatia's wine tradition firsthand

Open up a bottle found in the wine cellar and appreciate Croatia's wine tradition firsthand

Grill up some seriously smoky flavours on the barbecue and dine on the covered terrace

Grill up some seriously smoky flavours on the barbecue and dine on the covered terrace

Splash about in the swimming pool while admiring the rustic views

Splash about in the swimming pool while admiring the rustic views

Treat yourself to a long and soothing soak in one of the clawfoot bathtubs

Treat yourself to a long and soothing soak in one of the clawfoot bathtubs

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Home truths

    The address is split between two properties – the main house that sleeps ten across five bedrooms and the guesthouse that can accommodate a further six across three bedrooms

    The main house has four storeys with an elevator and one bedroom on the ground level, while the guesthouse is spread across a single level

    Your host can provide a cot and high chair for free upon request

    There's room to park on the premises

About this stay


Amenities

Home cinema setup

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor seating

Desk

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Bedrooms & bathrooms

8 bedrooms, 12 beds

8 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of extra services during your stay, including massages and beauty treatments, wine tours, laundry and dry cleaning, fridge fills, restaurant reservations, private chefs, airport transfers, and car hire

  • You can also arrange to have your breakfast cooked each morning – you only need to pay for the food

  • If you’re travelling with children, your host can organise babysitting services – alternatively, a live-in nanny can be arranged at a cost of £475-£670 per week

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Istria

Croatia’s northern peninsula, jutting out into the cool blue of the Adriatic Sea, has been a traveller favourite for decades. The region’s capital, Pula, is home to an ancient Roman amphitheatre, as well as family-run restaurants serving rustic fare from the hillside farmsteads around Istria and delicious local wines from the region’s vineyards. The coast is dotted with swimming platforms and rocky outcrops to stretch out on after a dip...

Get around

Train station

Koper train station

5 hr 30 min

Train station

HŽ - HRVATSKE ŽELJEZNICE d.o.o. - KOLODVOR BUZET

6 hr 0 min

Train station

Hrastovlje

7 hr 24 min

Bus stop

Krasica

12 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Has a lift

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Oliver

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver and his friend began curating the world's most unique and rustic getaways. Driven by their own unforgettable experience at a chateau, they have grown remarkably since then. Much like Plum, they believe in hand-picked luxury that doesn't break the bank.

Registration or licence number: NA.

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