Situated in a quiet, rural location between Rovinj and Pula, just 2 kilometres from the sea, this property is of an exceptionally high standard. The original stone-built house dates back about one hundred years and has recently been totally refurbished to provide luxurious and tasteful accommodation. It is set within private grounds and surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, fields and woodlands. The hilltop village of Betiga with several shops and restaurants is 3 kilometres away, and the larger village of Bale is within an easy drive. Entrance to the property is by electric security gates.
The accommodation comprises a main house and an annex, connected by a loggia. A large terrace extends along the front of the main house, furnished for relaxing outdoors and with a dining area covered by a vine-covered pergola. The spacious rooms have traditional features, including beamed ceilings, stone-tiled or wooden floors and large fireplaces. They are equipped and furnished to a very high standard with country antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Amenities include telephone, safe, satellite plasma-screen TV, DVD, video, stereo and internet connection. All the rooms have central heating/air conditioning.
A large flat lawned garden with mature trees surrounds the house and there is a swimming pool (8 x 12m) to one side, with sun deck, furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas. The property also has an indoor heated swimming pool (7.5 x 4.5m), a well equipped gym and a sauna. Included in the price is a welcome pack (wine, water, juice, olives, fruit and bread), as well as the use of five bicycles.
Also included is daily maid service, breakfast, and the services of a cook for lunch and dinner. The chef, Jean Yves, has combined a balance between his love for the Istrian land and food with a formal chef training. Using only fresh, local food, he is a wonderful and highly regarded cook and able to turn his hand to most situations, whether it is a romantic lunch outside, on the beach, or a celebration dinner. The property’s own olive oil, which has won several important international awards, is used in his cooking. In addition, Jean Yves will offer guests a large choice of national and international wines.
Entrance from front terrace with covered dining area to kitchen with open fireplace and central dining table. Kitchen equipment includes a large gas range, fridge/freezer, ice machine, dishwasher, blender, toaster and espresso coffee machine. Laundry. Living room with fireplace and a large picture window on one wall overlooking the garden. Cloakroom. Heated indoor swimming pool with glass doors right along two sides. Sauna and shower room.
Very large master bedroom with king-size bed, fireplace and large TV, DVD and stereo. En-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, separate power shower, double sink and separate WC and bidet.
2 twin bedrooms, each with TV, DVD and stereo. Both have en-suite shower rooms with basin, WC and bidet.
Separate entrance on one side of the guest house to a well-equipped gym. Around the other side, entrance to a sitting room with fireplace. Shower room with WC and basin. Stairs up to an open-plan double bedroom with TV, DVD and stereo.
Betiga (nearest village with restaurants and shop) 3 kms
Rovinj 20 kms
Pula 20 kms
Coast/Nearest beach 2 – 4 kms
Airport (Pula) 40 minutes
Rijeka or Trieste Airports 2 hours