Holiday House Vera

Perfect base for exploring Inland Istria

Situated in the smallest town in the world, the charming historical hilltop town of Hum, with only 24 permanent residents living there. Hum is located in the central part of Istria called Green Istria, 14 km southeast of Buzet and 30 km from mediaeval town of Motovun (popular international Motovun Film Festival). The perfect place to explore the Istrian inland, the heart-shaped peninsula of western Croatia.

This rustical style house with a wood beam ceiling and stone wall elements was built in 1762 and completely renovated in 2012.  

With a size over 100m2, the Holiday House Vera offers a lot of space on two levels: a spacious terrace, a living room, 2 double bedrooms with a beautiful view of green hills of central Istria; 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area.

There is also a „tavern“ with a large fireplace where you can enjoy the evening with a glass of wine and snacks.           

Friendly simple local restaurant „Humska konoba“ is only few steps away. On a shady terrace with the stunning view over the beautiful countryside, you can experience Istria’s culinary specialties and try brandy called “biska” – a local medicinal brandy from mistletoe, prepared according to centuries-old recipe.

House Vera is a great place to stay if you want to see all of Istria. It is close to the towns: Buzet, Motovun, Labin, Rabac, Pazin, Groznjan. The owners are always ready to help with any questions about the area. The nearest beach can be found in the towns of Labin or Opatija, approximately 40 km away.

Holiday House Vera is an ideal place for those who love nature, quiet and privacy. You will only be sad you couldn't stay longer.

7 reasons why to stay in House Vera

  1. Exceptional location of the house - quiet, peace and picturesque environment in relatively undiscovered surrounding.
  2. Hum – 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.
  3. Glagolitic Lane 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. Kotli (or Kotle) - a picturesque old village on the river Mirna, near Hum, known for its old water mill and waterfalls.
  5. The traditional Istrian villages and historical towns perched on hilltops. Don’t miss Buzet, Motovun and Grožnjan - the medieval settlements with an authentic scenery affording fantastic views across the Istrian Inland.
  6. Istrian cuisine, wine and olive routes in Istrian Inland. Istria is rich in vineyards and olive groves. Indigenous wines Malvasia and Teran are recognized worldwide and golden olive oil is one of the most sought-after oils. But the gourmet gem is a fresh and delicious truffle - this exquisite mushroom is everywhere in Istrian cuisine, from pasta dishes to pizza toppings. The best white truffles are found in the Mirna Valley.
  7. Učka Nature Park (about 10 km from Hum)located along the northern Adriatic, on one of the northernmost spots of the Mediterranean area, Mount Učka visually dominates the Istrian peninsula and the Bay of Kvarner. It binds Istria and the continental part of Croatia. 

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

Service: self catering (private house rental)

Accommodation: house for 4-6 persons, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 extra beds in living room

Equipment:

  • First floor: a living room with a seating area, which can be made into 2 extra beds, an LCD TV (Satelite-TV), a modern, fully equipped kitchen with a dining table (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, stovetop, oven, kitchenware).
  • Second floor: 2 double bedrooms with a view of green hills of central Istria; 2 bathrooms (one with tub/WC and one with shower/WC).
  • There is also a spacious front terrace and a large downstairs room – a „tavern“ with a large fireplace.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • WiFi Internet (free of charge)
  • Free private parking place
  • Outdoor barbecue

The smoking in the house is not allowed.

Price information & additional services:

Service: house rental / self catering

 Period

1.1. - 31.3.

1.4. - 30.6.

1.7. - 31.8.

1.9. - 31.12.

 Price

90 €

90 €

110 €

90 €

  • Prices are for house rental per night.
  • Minimum occupancy 4 persons.
  • Included in apartment price: 13 % VAT, bed linen, towels, final cleaning and tourist tax.

Additional costs:

  • Shuttle service

Payment on the spot is only possible in cash.

Check-in: 10.00 – 20.00                                 

Check-out:  7.00 - 10.00

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.

Pazin (28 km from Hum) is the administrative center of Istria County, also called „heart of Istria“, because of its central location.The fascinating picture of the medieval Castle of Pazin (Kaštel), situated above the 130 m cliff beneath which lies the abyss of the river Pazinčica thus creating a special morphological and hydrological phenomenon known as the Pazin Pit (cave). This attraction is proclaimed a protected landscape in 1964. There is an educational walking trail “Pazin Pit” - 1.3 km long trail through the canyon. Every first Tuesday of the month in Pazin is held “Pazin Fair” whose tradition has existed since 1574.

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“.

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