Country House Our Istria

Holiday home with pool and large garden

Romantic stone country house with pool in secluded place in the heart of Istria peninsula. Beautifully renovated Country House Our Istria offers authentic accommodation for 4-5 persons in a perfect location: close to the town of Buzet (famous for truffles), only 30 min drive to the Adriatic coast, and ideal for daily trips to Italy and Slovenia.

This authentic rural house for rent was originally built in 1886. It has been recently redecorated sensitively to the needs of recent times. Today it offers luxurious and comfortable holidays inside the nature of Green Istria.

During the renovating there was one guiding principle above all: the guests should feel the property as own small paradise. Only exclusively natural and ecology friendly materials were used. There are wood floors throughout the house except in the kitchen and in the bathroom. The walls are mortared in the old fashioned way. Thick stone walls and air conditioning will assure the freshness in the whole house even in the hottest summer days.

There is a large terrace in front of the house and a swimming pool surrounded by green lawns, an orchard and a forest.

Near the holiday home you have a wide choice of sports: trekking, free climbing, paragliding, speleology. You can discover mountain bike routes, walking paths, olive-oil trails, wine routes...
All these possibilities are available within few kilometers from the house.

Country House Our Istria is a dream home for relaxed holidays whose homeowners support and promote sustainable ecological development in their region.

TOP 5 reasons why to stay in House Our Istria

  1. Living in the late 19th century Istrian stone house, built from natural and ecology friendly materials and surrounded  by historical towns perched on hilltops.
  2. Exceptional location of the house in the green part of Istria peninsula - quiet, peace and picturesque environment in secluded place.
  3. Glagolitic Lane (close to the house), is a tourist and cultural attraction in northern Istria. In honor of the first Slavic Glagolitic alphabet, the famous monument complex is commemorating the importance of Glagolitic literature. The Lane with 11 Glagolitic stone monuments stretches for 7 km from Roč to Hum. It was built as a special project in the period from 1977 to 1985.
  4. Hum (7 km away) – not only the smallest town in the world, but also known as „Town of biska“ – local medicinal brandy from mistletoe. In honour of biska, every year at the end of October in Hum takes place Festival of brandy in which compete the manufacturers of brandies from all over Istria. Hum is also the final point of the Glagolitic Lane.
  5. Kotli (or Kotle, 7 km away) - a picturesque old village on the river Mirna, near Hum, known for its old water mill and waterfalls. A beautiful place to go for a trip, especially exciting for the kids!

Service: self catering (private house rental)

Accommodation: house for 4-5 persons, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 extra bed

Equipment:

  • Ground floor: a living room with a seating area, fireplace and a dining table, Satelite-TV, DVD, a radio, a rustic fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, coffee machine, kitchenware); one bathroom (shower, toilet, hairdryer). The kitchen, bathroom and pantry are divided from the living room by the wooden staircase leading to the first floor.  
  • First floor: 2 bedrooms with a view of green hills of central Istria; a reading/relaxing area. The “open” attic (soaring ceiling) and old beams give a special romantic touch. The master bedroom is with double bed, spacious and pleasant. The children’s bedroom has 3 single beds and it is like fairyland decorated.
  • Other facilities:

- Spacious front terrace with seating area.
- Air Conditioning & Heating.
- Cot (free of charge).
- Washing machine (free of charge).
- WiFi connection (free of charge).
- Outdoor swimming pool 7m x 4m with electrically operated roll-up cover.
- Table tennis & badminton.
- Children's pool (on request).
- Free private parking place.
- Outdoor barbecue.
- Child-friendly property with a large, well-mainteined garden.

NOTES:

  • The smoking in the house is not allowed.
  • Bed linen change and clean towels after every change of guests. There is a possibility for a change during a stay on request (additional costs). If guests stay longer, bed linen is changed every 7 days (free of charge).
  • The owner doesn't live in Country House Our Istria.

Price information & additional services:

Service: house rental / self catering

Dates

7.1. - 30.4.

1.11. - 22.12.

1.5. - 31.5.

1.10. - 31.10.

1.6. - 30.6.

1.9. - 30.9.

1.7. - 31.8.

23.12. - 6.1.

Price

170 €

185 €

210 €

250 €

210 €

Min. stay

5 days

5 days

7 days

7 days

5 days

  • Prices are for house rental per night.
  • Maximum occupancy 5 persons.
  • Included in hause price: 13 % VAT, bed linen, towels, wood for fireplace and BBQ, washing machine, swimming pool and tourist tax.

Additional costs  (payment on the spot):

  • Bike rental.
  • Final cleaning: 60,00 €
  • Change over day: negotiable with the owner.

Payment on the spot is only possible in cash.

Check-in: from 15.00                                   Languages spoken by the host: 

Check-out:  until 10.00                                Croatian, English, Italian

You shouldn't miss:

Trip to the old village Kotli -  only 5 km from Hum. In the past time Kotli was the leading economic village of the Hum area with well-known millers and tailors. The water mill has been preserved to this day and it is a tourist attraction. Today Kotli is a protected rural complex with preserved courtyards, outer staircases, arched passages and picturesque chimneys. The Mirna river flows through the village forming waterfalls and hollowing cauldron-like forms in stone that gave the village its name (Croatian kotao = cauldron). In the village is a small restaurant „Konoba Kotlić“ with traditional Istrian cuisine.

Buzet - widely known as the 'City of Truffles'. It lies on a hilltop above a fertile valley of the longest Istrian river – the Mirna, near the Slovenian border, 14 km northwest of Hum. You shouldn't miss the Truffle Days which are organized in September and October each year. On the second weekend in September a large folk festivity also take place in Buzet with a special attraction – a giant omelette (commonly known as 'fritada' or 'fritaja') with over 2.000 eggs and 10 kilograms of truffles is prepared in a huge pan. This event officially marks the beginning of Truffle Days in Istria. More about Buzet and things to do in its area you can find HERE.

Motovun (33 km from Hum) is the most famous town in Inland Istria. This fascinating historic town on the hilltop is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian Inland and a real movie oasis, interesting for The International Motovun Film Festival (end of July) and for ballooning lovers. Because of its unique position, it is also a mecca for paragliders. You can also get fantastic views of the countryside from the city walls. Motovun Forest which stretches along the Mirna River valley is especially rich in truffles, the underground malodorous fungus believed to be an aphrodisiac.

Učka Nature Parka once-in-a-lifetime experience is to watch griffon vultures or golden eagles. Exciting is also to take a picture of the endemic Croatian bellflower,  which can be found only on Mt Učka. In the Nature Park you can also taste local dishes made of chestnuts, asparagus and other specialities of the healthy traditional cuisine. Učka Nature Park includes two educational trails: 1. „The Plas“ that passes over the top ridge of Mount Učka and 2. „The Vela draga“ (2-km-long trail). There is also the hiking path„Slap“. 

More about Učka Nature Park and outdoor activities in the area you can find HERE.


Any of the recommended trips can be booked through Inlandia.com. Just give us a call or drop us an e-mail at info@inlandia.com . Our local experts will design for you a tailor-made itinerary.

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