New Istrian farmhouse style luxury air-conditioned villa with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a summer kitchen, wine cellar, large pool and garden. Very comfortable and peaceful villa surrounded by fields and woodland. Beaches are 15 minutes drive away.BEDROOMS : 4SLEEPS : 8
Villa Limetta is a very beautiful, luxuriously built and decorated villa which reflects the traditional look of an old Istrian farmhouse. It is located in a small village in southern Istria, tucked away on a tiny country cul-de-sac, well set back from the village road. The tranquillity and mellow appeal of this house, in combination with a large, walled, private garden and a marvellous pool will ensure that the guests have a great holiday. The house is so lovely, that just being there seems to be enough.
Many additional features of this villa are impressive. It has a large covered summer kitchen, which doubles as an outdoor living room with a stone wood fire barbecue. The villa also has a wine cellar, where guests can get wine at cost price. There is a Jacuzzi, a sauna, various attractive sunny patios and terraces, all in all – wonderful. This is definitely a villa for rest and entertainment.
Dining on the terrace
The house is reached through the garden gate and a stone path. The entrance hallway leads to a large, light en-suite double bedroom to the right, and to the left of the hallway is the sprawling living area. The floor is either old terracotta bricks or wood. The sitting room is very spacious, with wooden floors and some exposed stone walls. Large sofa and armchairs, rugs, paintings and stylish lighting make this a very pleasant room, and the views of the garden are great. Here is a satellite TV/DVD/music player.
The country style kitchen contains a large fridge freezer with an ice maker, cooker, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, excellent plates and cutlery, and many cooking utensils. Between the kitchen and the sitting room is a spacious dining room with a beautiful wooden table, sitting 8 people.
Also on the ground floor is an air-conditioned double bedroom, a separate WC and a utility room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Ground Floor Bedroom
An attractive staircase leads to the first floor landing, and then to three air-conditioned double bedrooms each with their own bathroom. The bedrooms have comfortable double beds, storage space and they overlook the garden and pool. All bed linen and bathroom towels are provided.
First Floor Bedroom
First Floor Bedroom
First Floor Bedroom
The cellar is built below the house and is reached by wide and easy steps leading down from the hallway. There you will find a remarkable entertainment area. The typical Istrian konoba is a room where in the past families kept their food and wine stores, particularly the excellent prosciutto ham. The room is decorated in an authentic style of Istrian cellars, old brick floor, lovely brick arch detail on the stone walls and shelves filled with quality Croatian wines. You will be able to buy bottles of wine there at cost price. These days Istrian villa owners build konobas as a place for special parties with their friends, who enjoy good wine.
The new addition to this old style is the jacuzzi and sauna next to the Konoba, and also another bathroom.
The vast lawn garden is surrounded by a wall, and provides a lot of privacy. Around the stunning pool, 5m x 10m, there is a tiled sunbathing area with sunbeds, and bath towels are provided. Also in the garden is a children's swing and climbing frame. A particular attraction is a summer kitchen, with brick floor and a superb wooden fireplace which is set up as an outdoor barbecue. It is well equipped, with an old Istrian credenza for storage, dishwasher and bread maker and you can cook there and dine alfresco at the large wrought iron dining table.
Villa and grounds
There is parking for several cars
Baby cot and high chair available on request
Grocery store, cafes and restaurant are in the nearby village of Rakalj. The nearest large town is the ancient town of Pula, 15 miles away. There you will find good beaches, shops, markets, supermarkets, bars, excellent restaurants and entertainment. It is a town of culture, with a genuine 2000 year old Roman amphitheatre, where now instead of gladiators, you can enjoy pop music concerts and open air opera alike. Roman squares and temple mix with medieval palaces and a large harbour.
Ryanair flies from London Stansted, Brussels, Oslo and Frankfurt Hahn. Thomson flies to Pula from Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. Jet2 flies to Pula from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted. Aer Lingus flies from Dublin. German Wings flies direct to Pula from London Stansted, Manchester, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Rostock, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Leipzig/Halle, Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Palma di Mallorca and Tel Aviv.
easyJet flies to Pula from London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays (this service commences 23 June 2015).
Car hire. Contact us if you would like us to arrange car hire for you at Pula Airport with our preferred local operator.
Fly to Rijeka Airport on the island of Krk. Ryanair flies from London-Stansted, Brussels, Oslo and Stockholm. Croatia Airlines flies direct from Heathrow to Rijeka. German Wings flies to London Heathrow
London Stansted, Reykjavik, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Hamburg, Dresden, Stuttgart, Berlin Leipzig/Halle, Zurich, Ibiza, Palma di Mallorca, Casablanca, Moscow, Antalya, and Tel Aviv. Air Baltic flies from Riga. SkyWork Airlines flies from Bern in Switzerland.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY
All prices are in euro (EUR) and for the whole villa based on Saturday to Saturday bookings.