Villa Mulberry

Near Visnjan, North IstriaSleeps: 9 + 3From €800 per week
Villa Mulberry
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Summary
  • Sleeps 9 + 3
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • WiFi
  • private pool
  • Distance to beach: 16.0 km
  • Distance to coast : 16.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3.0 km
Introduction

Lovingly restored stone-built Istrian house with walled garden and pool in glorious countryside

What we say
A great value country villa with pool, comfortable and homely, butterflies whizz around the lavender, mobile shop comes in every morning
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Prices per week
The accommodation is priced in euros. Prices in £ or $ are indicative.
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  • 22.Dec.2018 - 04.Jan.2019
  • €1300
  • 05.Jan.2019 - 19.Apr.2019
  • €800
  • 20.Apr.2019 - 24.May.2019
  • €950
  • 25.May.2019 - 07.Jun.2019
  • €1300
  • 08.Jun.2019 - 21.Jun.2019
  • €1600
  • 22.Jun.2019 - 30.Aug.2019
  • €1900
  • 31.Aug.2019 - 06.Sep.2019
  • €1300
  • 07.Sep.2019 - 04.Oct.2019
  • €950
  • 05.Oct.2019 - 20.Dec.2019
  • €800
  • 21.Dec.2019 - 03.Jan.2020
  • €1300
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Sleeps

  • 9 + 3 persons

Bedrooms

  • 1 x Double bedroom
  • 2 x Twin bedroom
  • 1 x Room with double and single bed
  • 1 x Single sofa bed in separate room
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in second living room

Bathrooms

  • 2 x Shower room
  • 1 x Bathroom with bath tub

Pool

  • private pool

Internet

  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Fully air-conditioned

Indoor

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Outside dining area
  • Barbecue

Parking

  • Private parking for 3 cars

Distances

  • Nearest beach: 16.0 km
  • Nearest coast: 16.0 km
  • Nearest shop: 2.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3.0 km
  • Nearest airport: 49 km (Pula)
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.

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.

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.

Villa Mulberry - near Visnjan

Accommodation

The house is arranged on four floors. The maximum number of 12 people cannot be exceeded.

Basement

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.

Ground floor

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. 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.

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.

Second floor

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.

Outside

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.

Additional Information

  • 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.

Amenities

The village has a mobile shop that comes here twice a week and sells basic goods. The nearest towns for a small supermarket, chemist, doctor, shops and restaurants are either in Visnjan or Sveti Lovrec, both approximately 7 km from the villa. Several larger supermarkets and shops can be found in Porec 15 km from the villa. Within 1.5km walking distance is a bar and 3km, in Baderna, is a restaurant.
Stunning holiday
Thank you once again for a stunning holiday...
Sally, Cumbria, UK
20-09-2017
... wonderful, amazing!
My first visit - wonderful, amazing! You made us so welcome, such a pleasure to be in your lovely village and country. Fell in love with this villa.
Marija, Berkshire, UK
09-09-2017
The outside space was lovely
The villa was clean and functional. The inside space was small relative to the number of beds is the villa is fully occupied.
The outside space was lovely, the pool and veranda spaces were perfect for large meal times and the BBQ a great addition.

About location:

You need a car to enjoy your time in this area as everything is a drive away.
Claire, UK
07-09-2017
Everything was perfect...
We arrived hot and tired to be welcomed with a guided tour of the villa and a cold beer! Everything was perfect, from the temperature of the pool to the man-size BBQ on one of the many verandas. The children had the time of their lives and asked if they could spend a day without going sightseeing so they could spend more time at the villa. A fantastic find and one we'd happily return to.
Steve,
20-08-2017
We have all had an amazing time!
Many thanks for making our stay at the villa comfortable and enjoyable. We have all had an amazing time! We arrived early and from the offset you have been fantastic...
Gary, Nicola, lynn, Barry, Hannah, Charlotte, Chris , Yorkshire, UK
09-08-2017
Peace and quiet
I loved the peace and quiet and wonderful far reaching views - this villa is special...
Rosie, Berkshire, UK
04-07-2017
Fabulous...
Fabulous, stupendous, marvellous, mellifluous
Sylvie, Berkshire, UK
26-06-2017
Thank you
Thank you so much for another wonderful visit to your villa - 10 years... Who would have believed it back in 2008...
Magda, Berkshire, UK
26-06-2017
Fantastic...
Another fantastic week at your villa...
Kathy and Tim, Devon, UK
26-06-2017
Fantastic Memories
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
Norma,
14-09-2016
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
Catherine,
08-09-2016
A little bit of heaven
What a special place - a little bit of heaven, Thank you for a very special and memorable holiday
Diana,
22-06-2016
Beyond all my expectations..
Janice,
05-06-2016
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!
Jeanette,
25-05-2016
Perfect Holiday
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.
Julia,
22-08-2015
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.
Lilly,
27-06-2015
Perfect environment
All set in a perfect environment, plus an inviting pool.
Marjorie and Ken,
18-06-2015
Wonderful Holiday
A wonderful holiday, I loved the surroundings, the birds, the sunshine...
Norma,
13-06-2015
We are now back home after our wonderful holiday at Villa Mulberry. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. The villa was everything we hoped for and the views were spectacular. We all hope to return again in the future.
CC, Leeds, UK
29-07-2014
Visnjan view of the town
Visnjan is a quiet town about 13km inland from the coastal town of Porec but being on higher ground has panoramic views to the sea. The community has a history extending to ancient times and the local churches have some interesting 16th century frescoes. Local restaurants make the most of the excellent local wines and the produce from the region. Visnjan is well placed to explore both the interior of Istria and the coastal towns.

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is 7km from Pula centre and 3km from the main motorway that runs the length of Istria.
View flights table for Pula Airport

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.
View flights table for Rijeka Airport

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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