This delightful house is perched above the medieval town walls of the hilltop town of Oprtalj in Central Istria and has breathtaking views over valleys, vineyards, olive groves and distant mountain ranges. The landscape is wonderful; in the spring and summer you are surrounded by lush greenery, and in the autumn a whole range of colours is dazzling – from yellows and golds, to pinks, bright reds and browns. The view towards the town is also charming – sitting on the terrace, among the fig and palm trees you can discern the white Venetian church bell tower across the road, on the little town square. The house is in the medieval town of Oprtalj also known by its Italian name Portole. The population there is bilingual – Croatian and Italian. All around the town are panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The house is south facing with a terrace planted with vines and a private garden. The garden is planted with a large fig tree and rosemary bushes, and typical Mediterranean vegetation. The villa has one double and one twin bedroom. It can sleep two further people on sofa beds in the sitting room. From the cobbled road the house is reached through a pedestrian private arched alleyway. It is an extremely quiet and peaceful location very reminiscent of Tuscany. The region is renowned for its food and wine and there are many excellent restaurants within easy driving distance whilst the interior of Istria with hilltop towns and beautiful landscape is ideal for touring, cycling and walking.
Reached by an external staircase; hallway, bathroom with shower, WC, handbasin and washing machine. Kitchen with dining area. The kitchen is fitted with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave. Sitting room with views across open countryside. Sofa bed to sleep two people. Widescreen TV and DVD player. Terrace with table and chairs.
Two bedrooms furnished with antique beds and furniture. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and an additional full size single bed and can sleep three people. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. All rooms are air-conditioned with warm air heating for the wintertime. Bedlinen and towels are provided. On the ground floor there is a large basement for storage.
Private garden with outside seating and dining area, barbecue, areas for relaxing in sun or shade. Below the house and forming part of the garden are two terraces of vines where in September/October guests can pick their own grape. Garden furniture and sun loungers are provided.