near Visnjan, Istria Region
€700 - €1900 per week
Villa Mulberry is a recently renovated 200 year old Istrian farmhouse. It is situated in an idyllic small Istrian village of about twenty houses, on top of a hill overlooking the sea, and 15 mins drive to the coastal town of Porec.
Town of Porec
The house is surrounded by woodlands and countryside, with breath-taking views. From the roof terrace you can enjoy the sunrise over mount Ucka, the Adriatic sunset, the Italian coastline and views of woodlands, fields and villages, and even the Alps 250 kilometres away. From here you will enjoy exploring the local countryside, walking, running and cycling along the lanes and through local villages, visiting nearby beaches or just simply relaxing by the pool and absorbing the peace of the natural surroundings.
Butterflies in the garden
A large, walled garden surrounds the house, and contains a mature mulberry tree, a tall cypress, a large old oak tree and fruit trees, as well as Mediterranean shrubs and flowers. A large variety of delightful birds and butterflies visit the garden.
The house is arranged on four floors.
A large basement room 8 x 6 metres, which is primarily a dance studio, has a window and French doors which open out directly onto the garden. This area also has a shower room, and is self-contained. It can be used as an additional bedroom.
The main entrance to the house and the main living area are on the raised ground floor. Six stone steps lead to a covered entrance and a hallway, which contains an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room with washing machine and storage.
Sitting and dining area
The kitchen is equipped with an electric hob and a microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettles, a coffee machine, plenty of cooking utensils, glassware, plates and cutlery. A dining table can sit 12 persons. In the sitting area is a large L-shaped sofa and armchairs, and a TV/DVD system. The sofa can be extended to provide another double bed. From this area there is a doorway directly onto a covered balcony overlooking the south garden and with a partial sea view.
Of the two bedrooms on this floor, one is a double with a garden view and the other is a twin bedroom with a view of the garden and the pool. The bedrooms share a bathroom.
From the ground floor hallway a handmade heavy wooden staircase leads to the bedrooms on the first floor.
The first floor spacious hallway has a window overlooking the garden, pool and the sea panorama. Off the hallway are two bedrooms, one with a double and single bed and the other with twin beds. There is also a second sitting room with a sofa bed and kitchenette, which can be used as another bedroom. There is also a bathroom on this floor.
Room with double & single bed
Bedroom with sofa-bed & kitchenette
This floor is very special as it contains a small sitting room with glass walls, and a surrounding terrace, from which you can have uninterrupted views of an enormous stretch of the Adriatic, all the way from Rovinj to the Italian coast. You have a 360 degree view of the wonderful Istrian countryside, vineyards, olive groves, cycle routes and small villages. It also has a sofa bed so can be used as another bedroom. This room is reached by a wooden staircase from the first floor.
Room with a view
The spacious garden offers a great deal of privacy and is enclosed with stone walls and gates, and full of wonderful scented Mediterranean plants such as fig trees, rosemary and lavender. The pool is 8 x 3 metres and surrounded by a tiled sunbathing area, with sun loungers, chairs and sun umbrellas provided. Adjacent is a decked area which also has sun loungers and sun umbrellas. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn. In one corner of the garden is an outdoor barbecue. For outdoor dining, a large pine table, benches and chairs are on one of the covered terraces, facing south. Pool towels are provided.
Pool and view
Sunset viewed from the villa
- There is parking space for three cars
- Baby cot provided on request
- Pets are allowed on request
- Special package offer The owner is able to offer a package of massage lessons, massage, half board and four day trips (minimum 5 persons), please enquire for prices and availability.
The village has a mobile shop that is there Monday to Saturday from 10–11am, and sells all the everyday necessities, fresh fruit and vegetables. The nearest shops are in Baderna 4km away, where there are two small supermarkets, a post office, cafe/restaurant and a nice village church. The doctor, chemist, bank and more shops and restaurants can be found in Visnjan and St. Lovrec, about 8km away (5 mins drive). Within 1.5km walking distance is a bar and 3km, in Baderna, is a restaurant.
FLIGHTS AND TRAVEL OPTIONS TO VISNJAN
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).
Croatia Airlines flies to Pula with connections via Zagreb and direct from London and some European destinations. InterSky flies from Friedrichshafen. SAS fly from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. S7 Airlines from Moscow. Other airlines flying to Pula are: Finnair, Norwegian, Metrojet, Belavia. Check the Pula Airport website for the full flight schedule.
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.
- Tourist tax is included.
|Period From||Period To||Weekly Price|
|7 Jan 2017||21 Apr 2017||€700|
|22 Apr 2017||26 May 2017||€950|
|27 May 2017||9 Jun 2017||€1300|
|10 Jun 2017||23 Jun 2017||€1600|
|24 Jun 2017||18 Aug 2017||€1900|
|19 Aug 2017||25 Aug 2017||€1600|
|26 Aug 2017||8 Sep 2017||€1300|
|9 Sep 2017||6 Oct 2017||€950|
|7 Oct 2017||22 Dec 2017||€700|
Villa Mulberry - Availability
|KEY :||Booked||Available||Not Available|
We spent a wonderful week in your beautiful house and will take home some fantastic memories... Lovely area, lovely trips and great food and wine!
Linda, Sue & Krista 23/09/2016
Warm Homely House
I feel it is a privilege to be able to come to this warm homely house
Lovely scenery, food and people
The villa is a gorgeous haven, had a wonderful soul restoring holiday here in beautiful Istria, lovely scenery, food and people, Thank you
A little bit of heaven
What a special place – a little bit of heaven, Thank you for a very special and memorable holiday
Beyond all my expectations..
Wonderful, Magical Week
What a wonderful, magical week – wonderful to return to the villa again and to be embraced by the peace and the connection with nature. I will take many memories of special moments and look forward to coming back in 2018!
This has been the perfect holiday in the perfect holiday house. Beautiful view, beautiful pool and beautiful place, my stay here has been perfectly amazing! Lovely to experience the sun filled exciting life of Istria.
Another Wonderful time
I had heard how wonderful your house and holidays were, but the reality far exceeded all expectations. Another wonderful time spent in Villa Mulberry. It is a peaceful, happy place and a lovely base from which to explore Istria.
All set in a perfect environment, plus an inviting pool.
Marjorie and Ken 18/06/2015
A wonderful holiday, I loved the surroundings, the birds, the sunshine...