VILLA ANTICA amazing stone house


Entire residential home hosted by Vojko

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
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The house is situated in a beautiful hilltop town of Grožnjan, well known as a town of arts galleries and musical evenings.
You can enjoy the evenings in music, smells and tastes which are coming together into a distinct atmosphere.

The space
The house is situated in the beautiful hilltop town of Grožnjan, well known as a town of art galleries and music events. The house that is 1st class monument called "Old Hammer Smith House", is more than 6 hundred years old. The house has been renovated with the special charm, love and care of our family.
The house is 135 m2 (for 1-6 persons): 2 living rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower cabin, 1 toilette, a kitchen and an open terrace. It also has 1 parking place.
Grožnjan is well known all over the world for its charm, for the jazz festival and more than 40 art galleries, musical and art festivals.
It is surrounded by greenery, woods rich with local fruit and products like truffles, asparagus, olive grooves, grapes....This is a place where you can really have a rich and calm holiday whilst getting to know Istria, its culture, gastronomy, unspoiled nature and visit lot of events that the region organizes and offers with you to make your stay unforgettable.
You can enjoy the evenings with music, smells and tastes which come together and create a distinct atmosphere either on the house terrace with a barbecue or outside in a Grožnjan restaurant, café or winery,...

Towns to visit: the hilltop towns of Central Istria Motovun, Oprtalj, Završje, Buzet, the old coastal towns Novigrad, Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula the Brijuni islands national natural park, the beautiful caves of Postojna and the Lipizzaner horses in Lipica.

Closest recommended restaurants: Nono Petrovija, Marino Kremenje, Gostiona Triban, Agritourism Montižel Završje, Bastia Grožnjan and many others.

Beaches: there are many beaches within a 12 kilometers range from Grožnjan like Kanegra, Savudrija, Umag, Sv.Ivan, Novigrad and others.

Cultural experiences: annual film festivals in Pula and Motovun, music festivals in Pula and Groznjan, festival celebrating the truffle season in Buzet and Livade in autumn etc.

Wineries: Žigante, Deškovič, Kabola, Kozlovič,.. Excellent wines are produced there and well marked wine routes lead you through the charming countryside to sample some of them.

Cycling: the trail used to be an old railroad called Parenzana and the original stone tunnels and bridges are still preserved.

Leisure Opportunities: Golf with 18 holes near Umag, Tennis in Umag, Thermal baths in Istrske toplice, Horse riding on ranch Goli vrh, Boat trips, Hiking, etc.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Grožnjan, Istria County, Croatia

This region of Istria is studded with excellent restaurants of the highest quality as well as bars and café serving simpler fare.
Closest, and highly recommended, is Restaurant 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.
There are many beaches within a 12 to 15 kilometre range from Grožnjan. 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 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.

Villa Antica 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.
Central Istria is often compared to Tuscany. The undulating landscape with vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and river valleys is studded with numerous hilltop towns and villages, many originating from the medieval period and earlier and almost all offering spectacular vantage points over the surrounding countryside.
The guide books pick out Motovun and Groznjan but there are many others worth exploring and we will provide you with our own suggestions of places off the usual tourist routes that should not be missed. These medieval settlements have charming village houses, squares and alleyways and in towns like Oprtalj and Motuvun more imposing architecture and fortifications.
Excellent wines are produced in the area and well marked wine routes lead you through charming countryside to wineries where you can sample some of the best Croatian wines. Notable are the Kozlovic winery only 10 minutes drive from Grožnjan and the Markezic winery also only short distance away.
The west coast of Istria is within easy reach. Many of the towns on this coast are communities first established in the Roman era or earlier but the dominant influence that can be seen today is Venetian. Most of the major coastal towns were under the control of the Venetian Republic during the medieval period. Easily reached from Grožnjan is the charming town of Novigrad with an attractive harbour crowded with local fishing boats and an old town surrounded by fortifications and on the outer side (away from the harbour) a lungamare (promenade) providing a pleasant walk along the coast and an ideal place to sunbathe and swim.
The Adriatic coast is 20min away with the beaches and picturesque coastal towns of Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Novigrad, 45 min away is Pula and Brijuni islands national natural park. You can even get to Porec on a mountain bike trail that runs just under the estate. The trail used to be an old railroad... and the original stone tunnels and bridges are still preserved. From Porec you can make a boat trip to Venice. Just over the border a 30min car drive is the city of Trieste.

60 km
to the airport:
25 km
to the railway station:
14 km
to the sea:
0,1 km
to the next supermarket:
0,1 km
to the restaurant:
14 km
to the beach (lake)

Hosted by Vojko

  1. Joined in February 2013
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Check-in: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 9:00 AM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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