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Traditional wooden house in nature park with a huge yard and orchard - Cottage Juraj Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Općina Stubičke Toplice Cottage Rental Photos and Description

19th century traditional house completely refurbished 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

COTTAGES ON HILL

Being placed in the vicinity of Zagreb, Cottages on Hill are situated in the Nature Park Medvednica, which divides Croatia's capital from Croatian zagorje region. The area is famous for castles and manors and is called the Fairy Tale at Hand.

The main house is a unique wooden structure completely renovated in order to secure comfort on one hand but on the other it contains many artistic and heritage details that will inspire our guests to explore culture and traditions typical for the region. Yours hosts are a married couple – the husband Tomislav is an artist while the wife Goranka is an experienced museum professional and art historian so they can both help you get in touch with local culture.

The wooden house is in Hizakovec, a well-known historical hamlet, and it offers an entire home for stay surrounded by huge garden in which traditional fruit trees offer seasonal delights to the guests. In front of the house, there is a lovely vegetable garden. The hosts take care of ecology so none of the plants on the household are chemically treated. If you are looking for an oasis of peace and rural atmosphere, yet close to many cultural attractions easily accessible by car Cottages on Hill is a right place to pick up.

Accommodation is offered in recently refurbished traditional cottages that provide excellent comfort to the present day tourists but also remind us on how our ancestors used to live. A lot of original architectural details have been kept in exterior and interior design in order to create a well-balanced atmosphere..

The large house has three bedrooms and each is individually designed, starting from the color, furniture to some original items that are on display. All walls are hand-painted with a traditional roller technique based on floral pattern design. Original pieces of furniture are combined with comfortable beds equipped with antibacterial mattresses, while new wooden floors and windows have been reconstructed according to the original models.

Cottages on Hill may offer two additional room in separate wooden structures called „komorka“. Such vernacular structures used to be popular in the 19th century architecture particularly to accommodate young recently married couples. Nowadays they can host one or two persons inside. The artistic hand of the host has also decorated them in a unique way, with some interesting solutions combining heritage with modern art.

The garden is definitely a highlight of the outer space - large patches of grass are excellent places for reading in traditional deck-chairs while narrow, pebbled pathways fenced with brightly-colored flowers offer variety of views. The whole area is full of shades, convenient places to sit down and hang on with family or friends.

Open fire in the evening adds to the atmosphere and there are several possibilities how to organize a barbecue for the guests. You may choose a porch, a meadow or a barn on special occasions. A huge traditional barn, which is a separate architecture in the yard, is given to guests free of charge during the Christmas and New Year's rental season since it is ideal for parties and is equipped with all necessary things – from music and dancing place to a large dining table.

Croatian gastronomy may not be well-known on global scale but once you try delicious meals from our various regions you will know what good food really means. You may want to prepare the local dishes on your own and in that case we have several cookbooks to trigger off your inspiration together with some cooking utensils you may need in order to prepare the delicacies “under the cooking bell” or in a traditional metal pot.

In the traditional vegetable garden you may find tomatoes or peppers, mangold or leek but also some freshly grown spices. We also grow herbs for healthy beverages – mint, rosebud, sage or elder tea can be prepared as refreshments. In the orchard, there are numerous plum and walnut trees, pears, quinces and cherries but you may find raspberry, blackberry, currant and grapes.

The village is famous for wine production since the 15th century and many local wine producers sell good and refreshing white wines. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity and the hosts may advice you on what specialties you may look for in each of them.

The whole area is an excellent destination for jogging, cycling and the property offers you fun with many traditional social games or you can borrow a book from the library (there is a good selection in English language too). Bird watching is another activity you may want to engage in since the old fruit trees offer ideal shelter for nests and many birds use them.

Only a 10-minute drive and you are in the well-known spa center called Terme Jezercica that offers several swimming pools and variety of wellness programs. Hiking in the nature park is another option and there are different routes – those more ambitious may even choose to climb the top of Medvednica and enjoy a view on Zagreb.

If you are more of a museum type, you can visit Peasants' Revolt Museum in Gornja Stubica, which is in a walking distance and the same case is with the open-air museum Diseca Starina in Slani Potok. By car you can visit world-famous Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Site or the birth-place of former Yugoslav President Tito in Kumrovec.

A short walk in the village may take you to the Gubec Lime Tree, a 450-year-old tree that is a reminder to the greatest revolt of the serfs led by Matija Gubec who is a national hero born in the village of Hizakovec in the 16th century. His memorial wooden cottage can be also visited and one of the recent attractions is a nursery with original off-springs of this famous Lime Tree.

After exploiting the cultural and historical attractions in the region you will find rest in the cottages, in the harmonious design of their interiors full of artworks – from sculptures, paintings, heritage items to ready-made designs done by your host Tomislav. Every object may tell you an interesting story and your host will share these stories with you and do his best to make your stay enjoyable.

More Details

Details for Cottage Juraj Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

The one-room cottage dates from the first-half of the 20th century and is equipped with 2 separate beds, a table and two chairs, a wardrobe and has its own bathroom. There is a vine shadow in front of the cottage with a bench and a table and on the right you will find a piece of grass where you can lay down in nice weather.

It can accommodate 2 persons

Surface is 16 m2

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Tomislav Horjan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Slovenian
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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About Tomislav Horjan

Tomislav Horjan (husband) is a free-lance artist, painter and mosaic maker. Interested in traditional cultural and rural life he refurbished the interior of the house and cottages himself using techniques of wall painting with rollers that were popular at the turn of the centuries. All bathrooms are decorated in mosaic technique with floral details - if you are eager to learn more about that he is willing to share information.

Likes gardening and takes care about flowers and vegetable garden.

Speaks English and Portuguese.

Goranka Horjan (wife) is an art historian and museum curator who can help you with planning your trips in the region. She is also familiar with on-going events in the neighborhood and local gastronomy. Speaks English, German and some basic French.

They have a little friendly dog as a pet.

Tomislav Horjan purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Tomislav Horjan chose Croatia

The house is in perfect harmony with the surroundings - something that helps you refuel your batteries. That is why we moved to the village from the capital, although we are both born in Zagreb. The place helps us to enjoy benefits of privacy and wonderful nature while at the same time being able to reach the city center in 50 minutes.

The property is family inherited and refurbished in a traditional way. Situated at the outskirts of village on green hills cottages are ideal setting for artists and those who admire creative atmosphere. No wonder that you will find many exciting details in and around the houses.

The area allows seclusion from hectic pace of life and at the same time allows you to have an easy access to a lot of cultural events in the region.

The hosts are nature lovers, fond of traditional heritage, arts and crafts.

What makes this cottage unique

Friendly atmosphere of the village without heavy traffic is a green oasis of peace, suitable for children.

Cottages are authentic rural cooperative household which were customary in the region in the 19th C.

Inside you will find objects with stories behind, and the artist may even show you his creative atelier in the attic if you are interested.

The hosts own a barn with a fire-place where you can try your barbecue skills or even some Croatian ways of preparing meals on open fire or charcoal.

Our barn and garden are easily turned into a friendly gathering spot.

A small library offers books for reading - mainly in Croatian and English.

In the vicinity visit local wine producers, honey makers and nice restaurants.

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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Zagreb
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Grabrina
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Zaprešić
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Donja Stubica
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Zabok
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Sljeme
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Jadranovo
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Region is famous for traditional restaurants with good food based on meat (esp. pork and poultry) and delicious home-made pastry. It is a wine-growing area. There are interesting museums to see and many historical places around.

Thermal water spa center is in Donja Stubica with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and wellness programs.

Travel:

Distance from Zagreb is about 50 kilometers.

Nearest airport is Zagreb International Airport.

Donja Stubica has bus and train stations. We recommend coming by car/motor-bike.

Distances:

Center of Donja Stubica is 4 km and the Museum of Peasant Uprisings also 4 - 5 km. The ethno- village is 5 km. The national shrine of Marija Bistrica is about 15 km.

Further Details:

There is a small local shop about 10-minute walk from the cottages. Larger supermarkets are in Donja or Gornja Stubica (3-5 km away) where the restaurants are as well.

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Rates & Availability

Općina Stubičke Toplice Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$35
$214
$750
 
 
Christmas and New Year holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$64
$429
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$35
$214
$750
 
 
Spring
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$39
$252
$857
 
 
Spring 2
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$41
$268
$911
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$43
$300
$1,018
 
 
Summer 2
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$41
$268
$911
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$35
$214
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$43
$268
$857
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking should be checked with Hiže na bregu contacts - Tomislav, Goranka Vid or Mario. After checking up the availability the confirmation will arrive. We require 30% deposit in order to confirm the reservation.

Changeover Day:
It is flexible.

Notes on prices:
The lower price season is winter time
Special arrangements are valid for Christmas/New Year time when the whole household is rented as a single unit for minimum of 3 days with extra pricing

After confirming the availbility with hosts they can pay via Pay Pal using the host email address tomislav.horjan1@gmail.com

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Općina Stubičke Toplice Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Intimate and romantic bedroom ideal for couples. Hand-painted walls with floral patterns
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
In winter time the cottage has no kitchen usage Outside: There are several grass areas where guests can sit on the grass or use traditional deck-chairs for sitting. There are a lot of flowers, fruittrees and a vegetable garden outside in which you can find some spices like dill, mint or parsley. The hosts are growing some herbs for traditional tea as well.

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