Old Bridge Villa

Near Merisce, North IstriaSleeps: 4From €1344 per week
Old Bridge Villa
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Summary
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • WiFi
  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 27m2
  • Distance to beach: 16.0 km
  • Distance to coast : 16.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 350 metres
Introduction

Lovely rural villa with large private garden, ideal for small families and nature lovers

What we say
This rustic, Istrian country house is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day life.
Prices per week
The accommodation is priced in euros. Prices in £ or $ are indicative.
Currency: $
  • 13.Jul.2019 - 23.Aug.2019
  • €2240
  • 24.Aug.2019 - 20.Sep.2019
  • €1946
  • 21.Sep.2019 - 25.Oct.2019
  • €1610
  • 26.Oct.2019 - 27.Dec.2019
  • €1344
  • 02.Jan.2020 - 17.Apr.2020
  • €1344
  • 18.Apr.2020 - 15.Jun.2020
  • €1610
  • 16.Jun.2020 - 17.Jul.2020
  • €1946
  • 18.Jul.2020 - 21.Aug.2020
  • €2240
  • 22.Aug.2020 - 18.Sep.2020
  • €1946
  • 19.Sep.2020 - 23.Oct.2020
  • €1610
  • 24.Oct.2020 - 28.Dec.2020
  • €1344
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If booking online you will have the option to pay in your card’s local currency

A refundable damage deposit of €300.00 is payable in cash on arrival

A baby cot can be provided at a cost of €10.00 per full stay payable in cash on arrival

Pets are accepted on request at a cost of €15.00 per pet per day payable in cash on arrival

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Sleeps

  • 4 persons

Bedrooms

  • 1 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Twin bedroom

Bathrooms

  • 1 x Shower room
  • 2 x Separate wc

Pool

  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 27m2

Internet

  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Heating (unknown type)

Indoor

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Fireplace
  • Baby cot on request

Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge with freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking utensils/tableware

Outdoor

  • Enclosed garden
  • Gated
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outside dining area
  • Barbecue

Parking

  • Private parking for 4 cars

Characteristics

  • Plot area: 2000 m2
  • Floor area: 160 m2

Suitability

  • Pets allowed

Distances

  • Nearest beach: 16.0 km
  • Nearest coast: 16.0 km
  • Nearest shop: 6.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 350 metres
  • Nearest cafe/bar: 1.0 km
  • Nearest airport: 89 km (Pula)
  • Second airport: 106 km (Rijeka - island Krk)

Check-in/out

  • Earliest check-in: 15:00h
  • Latest check-out: 10:00h

Old Bridge Villa is a great example of a typical rustic, Istrian country house, with an outside stone stairway leading to the upper floor of the villa, where there is a covered terrace and two bedrooms.  The villa is located in one of the prettiest parts of north Istria, overlooking a vineyard valley with a small stream and a tiny old bridge.  The village is also very charming, full of old houses and some excellent restaurants providing succulent steaks with truffles, homemade pasta and excellent red Merlots and Terans, and a local white called Malvasia. It is a gourmet region of Croatia.  Famous walled towns of Motovun and Groznjan are a few minutes' drive away and the sea is in Novigrad, a 20 minutes' drive.

Old Bridge Villa

Accommodation

Ground floor

The air-conditioned ground floor is covered in terracotta tiles and comprises a cosy sitting room with TV, a large wooden table for six people and a stunning old, open fireplace and two comfortable sofas. There is a rustic kitchen with a table for four people equipped with a fridge/freezer, cooker, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, kettle, cooking utensils and tableware.

 

First floor

The first floor comprises two bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other one with twin beds. The bedrooms share a bathroom, and all bed linen and towels are provided.  You can walk out onto the upstairs terrace which is covered in a typical Istrian fashion with a pitched roof, and has good quality outdoor sofa and armchairs. The view stretches across vineyards and olive groves. 

Outside

The large country garden of this villa has a lovely swimming pool and four sun beds, outdoor dining table and a barbecue. All around are magnificent country views.

Additional Information

  • Max. 2 dogs are accepted, at extra cost
  • Baby cot on request, at extra cost

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Merisce is one of those rare places where a sense of peace and tranquillity prevails. The village of some 45 houses is set along a ridge 250 metres above sea level and provides breathtaking views in all directions. The road through the village becomes a farm track and footpath leading to a delightful chapel. There is no through traffic. The principal town of the area, Buje, is only six kilometres away and is easily reached via a scenic rural road. Buje provides for all shopping and other services, and is itself a charming historic town. The highly regarded Kozlovic winery is close by. Merisce is perfectly located to explore the hilltop towns of Central Istria and to make trips to the picturesque coastal towns. For cultural experiences there are annual film festivals in Pula and Motovun, music festivals in Pula and Groznjan and festival celebrating the truffle season in Buzet and Livade in the autumn.

Eating out
This region of Istria is studded with excellent restaurants of the highest quality as well as bars and cafè serving simpler fare. On of the best restaurants is Marino in the nearby village of Kremenje. Like all the restaurants in Central Istria, Marino specialises in dishes incorporating truffles gathered from the local woodlands. This first class restaurant also offers its own prize winning Kabola Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malvazia wines. Momjan, just 2 km from Merisce boasts an excellent restaurant providing home cooking (pasta and grilled meat and fish) in a convivial atmosphere. Restaurant Zigante in Livade in the valley between Motuvun and Oprtalj is unquestionably one of the finest restaurants in Istria. The imaginative menu includes many dishes that incorporate truffles and there is a first class wine list. There are several other good restaurants within a 15 kilometre radius.

Beaches
There are many beaches within a 12 to 20 kilometre range from Merisce. The closest beach is at Kanegra on the Piranski Zaljev (Bay of Piran) and is less than 15 minutes drive. There are also beaches that can easily be reached just over the border in Slovenia at Portoroz and Piran. Novigrad, about 20 km drive, is a charming town and you can swim from immediately outside the town walls which is ideal if you want to combine walking round the town with a swim. Along the coast between Novigrad and Umag there are plenty of places to swim and Umag itself has beaches.

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is 7km from Pula centre and 3km from the main motorway that runs the length of Istria.
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Rijeka Airport

Rijeka Airport is on the island of Krk. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Rijeka centre is 24 kilometres from the airport.
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Italy & Other

via Italy (Trieste, Treviso and Marco Polo, Venice)
Ryanair flies daily to Trieste in north Italy from London-Stansted. There are also flights from Bari, Trapani, Alghero and Valencia. Trieste Airport is 1 hour drive from the Croatia/Slovenia border.

Slightly further away, but still within reach, there are regular flights by Ryanair from many European cities to Treviso (just north of Venice). EasyJet,and British Airways and many other operators fly to Venice (Marco Polo Airport). A couple of days in Venice makes a great two centre holiday.

via Slovenia - Ljubljana
Another option is to fly EasyJet to Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia (1 hour drive from the Croatian border). This route opens up the option of a day or two in the beautiful Slovenian lakes of Bled and Bohinj.

Check the Ljubljana Airport website.
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