OLD ANIMAL HOUSES CONVERTED INTO 3 SELF CONTAINED COTTAGES WITH COURTYARD & POOL

Christine Connor

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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OLD ANIMAL HOUSES CONVERTED INTO 3 SELF CONTAINED COTTAGES WITH COURTYARD & POOL

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3 Self catering cottages with pool and wifi - each can sleep 2-4 people

Private luxury wifi complex situated on the edge of Vrbanj village, at the foot of the mountains but only 3km from the sea. Old stone animal houses have been converted into three luxurious but simple self contained cottages. Each cottage is completely separate and has own kitchen, shower room, bedroom and living area. Each cottage can be rented individually or all together for a group of up to ten. The cottages surround a private courtyard with steps up to a stunning swimming pool which gets sunshine all day. Romantic package available. Welcome package including wine and basic groceries. Collection from the local port is included in the cost. British proprietors live on site to assist with any of your needs or problems. Cot rental available and no charge for children ten or under.

The Quaich is ideal for either couples or maybe an 'extended' family holiday as you can share the facilities during the day but retire to the privacy of your own cottage at the end of the day.

Great for families or couples: Many couples who have stayed with us have loved the idea of returning with maybe their parents, or a larger family group. As all three cottages open out on to the communal courtyard this is great for families to get together for a meal or drinks but at the same time they have their own private cottage to return to at the end of the day.

Local attractions: There are so many beaches close by you will be spoiled for choice. We have drawn up a list of our favourites so you will have an idea where to go. Snorkeling and diving are very popular and we can arrange sailing, sea kayaking, rock climbing etc for you.

If you would like to hire a car, scooter or bicycle we can put you in touch with a reliable agency.

Jelsa is our closest town, with many cafes and restaurants as well as a nightclub. Plenty ATM's and supermarkets too and a medical centre.

Stari Grad is a wonderfully historic old town to visit and is only 6km from us.

When the sun goes down you may like to visit Hvar (party) Town and enjoy cocktails at the famous Carpe Diem or watch the sun go down to the champagne corks popping in the Hula Bar.

Getting here: The closest airport to Hvar is Split although flights do also come into Dubrovnik and Zadar.

From Split airport it is a 30 minute taxi drive to the ferry port and then a 2 hour crossing on one of the many daily ferries to Stari Grad on Hvar. There is also a daily catamaran to Jelsa.

Once on the island we will collect you at the port and take you the short 15 minute drive to The Quaich where a cool beer will be waiting for you.

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Details for The Quaich 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

Luxury accommodation in 3 cottages (originally old animal sheds) with the sleeping area on a mezzanine level - the bedrooms in the cottages are upstairs under a pitched roof. All our sheets and towels are Egyptian cotton to help keep you cool. Each bedroom is equipped with TV and DVD player and CD player with attachment for your ipod or MP3 player. There is a hairdryer in each bedroom. The ground floor of each cottage consists of an open plan lounge with seating and fully equipped kitchen. Also on the ground floor is a shower and WC. Tri cottage we use for our Romantic Packages and has an old roll top bath in the bedroom. The cottages open out onto a small private courtyard where you can dine or simply relax under the vines and jasmine with a glass of wine and a good book. A short flight of steps will take you up to the pool area where you will find the sun all day if you wish but parasols will provide plenty of shade too. There is an outside shower also if you just want to cool off.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Christine Connor

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My husband, Mick and I, bought The Quaich as a ruin back in 2005 and after much hard work and many trips back and forth from Brighton in UK with the majority of our furniture etc, we opened our doors to guests in summer 2008. The project turned out to be much more demanding than we first thought but with help from family and friends we have turned the ruin into a luxury home that we absolutely love and during the summer months share with our guests. Our life on the island is very different from back in the UK where Mick managed his own glazing company and I was a financial administrator. We still have a base back in Brighton and return there in the winter to see the kids.

Christine Connor purchased this cottage in 2005

We chose to buy a property on Hvar mainly because it reminded me so much of Scotland with the mountains and pine forests everywhere and in addition the wonderful climate. In the spring the island is covered with wild stocks and freesia and the smells of rosemary linger. Vrbanj is a small mountain village away from the main road but not too far away from the nearest towns of Jelsa and Stari Grad. The sea is only 3km away and there are so many places to go swimming we are spoilt for choice. I was brought up in a small Scottish village where everyone knew each other and the old fashioned values such as helping your neighbour was a regular occurrence. Vrbanj is still like this and it's a little like stepping back in time.

As we live on site and run The Quaich ourselves, we are on hand to help with anything our guests might need. We try to provide everything they might need but if anything is missing we are only too happy to make it happen. Our moto is simple luxury and if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more memorable you only have to ask.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Old animal houses converted into 3 self contained cottages with courtyard & pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Old animal houses converted into 3 self contained cottages with courtyard & pool
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Hvar Dalmatian Coast Islands
Hastings
5

PERFECT ROMANTIC GET-AWAY

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend any I had such a perfect time at the Quaich in April. Our first time away together on our own, Chris & Mick couldn't have been nicer more welcoming hosts. Just the right balance of relaxation, sight seeing and adventure.

The gorgeous romantic suite was bliss, with the roll top bath and candle-lit pool-side meal for two.

April was a great time to go, with stunning peaceful beaches almost to ourselves to snorkell. Another high-light was our trip out to the gem city of the adriatic Dubrovnik. Wish we could have stayed and explored longer! After seeing the holiday snaps I know lots of family and friends will be giving it a go too.
thanks again for a lovely time X
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Old animal houses converted into 3 self contained cottages with courtyard & pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406778
+385 21768214
Hvar Dalmatian Coast Islands
Brighton
5

FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Quaich in May 2010, and had a wonderful time.

Chris and Mick were the perfect hosts... nothing was too much trouble, from taxi rides, to providing local information, to the delicious meal on "theme" night.

Our cottage was clean, tidy and well kempt, not to mention decorated to an extremely high standard. Plus, the kitchen was extremely well equipped, athough I can't say we spent too much time cooking!

The pool was fab, although a bit chilly in May! The entire property was fantastically maintained and it was a pleasure to stay there.

I would highly recommend a visit to the Quaich and the lovely island of Hvar... I hope to return myself, soon!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Jelsa
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Jelsa
Car: recommended

The Quaich is situated at the foot of the mountains in the peaceful village of Vrbanj. 3 separate, self contained cottages surround a communal courtyard and private swimming pool. Our cottages, which are converted animal houses, are fitted to a very high standard yet also keeping their simple charm. Our aim is to provide simple luxury for our guests. The owners, Chris and Mick live on site and will endeavour to fulfil your every need. To enjoy The Quaich to it's full advantage we recommend car hire during your stay but several of the nearby towns and villages are within walking distance and cycling is very popular on the island. We are 5kms from the local ferry port of Stari Grad, 3kms from Jelsa and 22 kms from Hvar town. There are many restaurants close by and a couple of bars and restaurants in Vrbanj itself. We offer a Romantic package also in our most luxurious cottage and the cost includes several 'extras'.

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Availability & Rates

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Hvar Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per room
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jul 15 2014 - Aug 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
£125
£850
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2014 - Sep 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
£100
£680
 
 
Autumn
Sep 23 2014 - Oct 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£70
£450
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 30% deposit is required at time of booking and the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Notes There is no charge for children 10 or under. However, we do make a charge of £50 per week to cover additional laundry.

Rates are per cottage and are based on 2 people sharing a cottage. Additional guests accommodated on sofa bed in cottage are charged at £20 each per night (children 10 or under free of charge).

Please note that any bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the guest.
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Amenities

Hvar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Jedan - toilet , shower
    Tri - toilet , tub , shower
    Dva - toilet , shower
  • Each cottage has it's own bathroom Tri cottage also has an old roll top bath in the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Jedan - 1 king , cot available
    Dva - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , cot available
    Tri - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , cot available
  • Each cottage has one bedroom upstairs and a sofa bed in the living area. We can supply a cot if necessary and extra single beds
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
Notes:
Services included: Meet and greet from the ferry at either Stari Grad or Jelsa (foot passengers only) and escort to The Quaich. We can also collect from Hvar Town - supplement 100 kuna. Arrival pack including wine and basic groceries, air conditioning/heating, TV and DVD player (selection of films available), CD player with Ipod/MP3 connection, fully equipped kitchen, shower, library, hairdryer, Egyptian cotton linen, designer toiletries, towels and pool towels, use of swimming pool, robes and frozen towels – for those really hot days by the pool.........and for the inclement days we have books, CDs, DVDs, board games and Playstation/X Box Chargeable services - Pick up from the ferry terminal or airport in Split, picnic hamper, tea or coffee by the pool, honesty bar, shopping service, barbecue on request, masks and snorkels.
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