|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Officially Categorised by Croatian Tourist Authority
This traditional Istrian stone house lies on the edge of the village of Pauletici approximately 20 minutes inland from Porec. It has beautiful views of the surrounding Istrian countryside. Fantastically restored, with old wood beams, original terracotta tiling, marble and stone stairs and polished wood floors, the house extends to a substantial 150 m2. On the ground floor there is a large kitchen-dining area and a vast living area with traditional open fireplace. The living areas in the ground floor are linked with lovely brick arches. On the 1st floor there are 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom having en-suite facilities. There is a family bathroom and a landing area which can be utilized as a 4th bedroom. Outside there is a large south-west facing garden with a 8x4 m2 pool for the sole use of guests, a summer kitchen area with dining facilities as well as a sun terrace. Free wireless internet is included. Parking for 2 cars within the property. Within 2 minutes’ walk there is a great local restaurant.
Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms)
Master bedroom with large double bed, double wardrobe, drawers and en-suite.
Bedroom 2 with large double bed, triple wardrobe, drawers and en-suite.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds and wardrobe.
All have exposed beams and are furnished with metal bed frames.
En-suite with large walk-in shower, sink and WC.
Upstairs family bathroom with bath with shower over, sink, bidet and WC.
Downstairs cloakroom with sink and WC.
Granite worktop, 4-ring halogen hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, microwave, CD/radio, dining table with 8 chairs.
Large room with beams, stonework and large Istrian fireplace. 2 sofas, coffee table, TV, DVD player, satellite receiver, digital terrestrial receiver, selection of books, games and DVDs. Further sitting area between lounge and kitchen with sofa & 2 chairs
Large landing area with feature arched window and exposed beams and stonework. This area has a double sofa bed and traditional oak wardrobe. Vanity screen makes this area quite private when used as sleeping area.
House is cleaned once a week. Bed linen, bath and tea-towels are provided and changed weekly. Guests to provide own pool towels please.
General supplies such as washing-up liquid, cling film and kitchen towel are provided. Highchair and cot available on request. The property has full central heating as well as a large open fireplace making it ideal for off-season breaks perfect for activities such as on or off-road cycling and walking.
Outside there is a lovely terrace overlooking the south-west facing walled garden. The aspect of the garden benefits from all-day sun. There are ample opportunities to seek shade under the terrace or covered 'summer kitchen' area which has a barbeque, teak extending table and chairs for all guests. Sunbeds for all guests are also provided. The garden overlooks open countryside and is laid mainly to lawn with some paved areas. The private pool (8x4m) is centrally located and a permanent outside shower is installed. A smaller lawned area is laid to the front of the house. There is also a paved parking area for 2 cars within the boundary of the property.
The property is 20 mins drive from the coastal resort of Porec with all amenities. Other seaside towns such as Vrsar, Rovinj and Pula are only a little further away. Inland visits to historic hilltop villages are also recommended. A full range of leisure and sporting activities are within easy reach of the house - cycling, horse riding, boat trips and diving.
Car hire is essential and is widely available locally or at the airport. Pula airport 35 mins. Trieste airport 1¾ hour (depending on traffic and border crossings). Ljubljana airport 2 hours. Venice airport 3 hours. Venice is 2 hours away by high speed ferry from Porec and makes an ideal day trip.
Porec 20 mins to beaches, shopping, marina, aquarium, Euphrasius Basilica. Vrsar 15 mins with beaches and marina. Rovinj 25 mins with marina, shopping and artist shops. Pula 35 mins with shopping, Roman amphitheater and Birunji National Park.
Within a 2 min walk there is a Konoba (restaurant / bar) which serves excellent local dishes. Sv. Lovrec (5 min drive) has a general store, a post office, coffee bars and a great pizzeria. Porec (20 min drive) has a full retail offering including several large supermarkets, banks and currency exchange as well as local indoor and outdoor markets for fresh meat, fish, vegetables and local wine. There is also a supermarket on the outskirts of Pazin which is only 15 mins.
Villa Kamen is located in a small rural village with lots of trails and tracks to explore direct from the house - an ideal place to 'get away from it all' yet only a short drive to the coastal towns of Porec and Rovinj.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||£1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.|
Changeover is flexible outside of peak season. Saturday changeover in peak season for single week bookings.