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“Stara Kucha”
Traditional oak house set in forest and fields
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Traditional oak house set in forest and fields
Comfortable double bedroom - Apt 1 Comfortable double bedroom - Apt 2
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11 reviews
Traditional oak house set in forest and fields
Comfortable double bedroom - Apt 1
Comfortable double bedroom - Apt 2
Kitchen with washing machine, microwave etc -  Apt 1
brick built BBQ - al fresco dining !
Breakfast bar and kitchenette - Apt 2
Upstairs - Large twin bedded room with shared toilet
Treehouse for young adventurers
Ensuite shower rooms
Beautiful Bednja hills covered in vineyards
Folk traditions still alive and strong !
Old Varazdin
Old Varazdin - the old Castle and Keep
A day's canoeing down the Drava River
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Marusevec, Varazdin County, Central Croatia

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neil m
london
1 review
“Stara Kucha”
Reviewed 19 March 2013 for a stay in September 2012

I stayed at Amanda and Jeremy's with 3 other friends (24/25 yrs old) following some time spent on the coast. We couldn't have asked for a better stay, a combination of Tennis, Fishing, Canoeing, Walking and even spit roasting chicken in the fire pit was just what we needed after a busy week on the coast and prior to going back to central London. Amanda and Jeremy were fantastic and exceptionally diligent in everything they did for us although. Both a dab hand at scrabble if you fancy taking on a challenge as well! I would highly recommend the Stara Kucha to any of my friends young and old, great find and will definitely be going back this year again. 10/10

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Liked best: The countryside and activities available in the immediate area
Travelling group: Friends
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Joy724
Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great to have holiday tailor made to our requirements”
Reviewed 17 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Wanting a week away my husband and I decided to ask Mintys Choice to organise a week's itinerary in North Croatia where they are based. Bit of an ask as we were going first week of March and they had a very severe winter with 1m of snow in places. Anyway, the holiday did not disappoint. Jeremy and Amanda met us at the airport to lend us a sat nav as we were hiring a car and the whole week went just great 2 days in Zagreb followed by the Ptivice National Park followed by 4 nights in the Stara Kucha log cabin from where we toured, rode, went shooting, wine tasting and more. Amanda and Jeremy's knowlegde of the country meant we ceratainly got so much from our trip. We also met so many friendly people who were all so welcoming. Could say alot more that gives you an idea - if you want a holiday where you do not feel like a tourist and you want personal service then I would recommend Mintys Choice 100%. I hope to go again soon.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: 1m of snow in Plitvice meant some areas were closed so we could not walk all of it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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DACWashin...
Washington, DC
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Charming cottage, beautiful area, wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 17 March 2013 for a stay in July 2012

This is an amazing place. We have done a great deal of traveling and our week there in Northern Croatia remains one of our favorite memories. The area is beautiful, unspoiled, and utterly relaxing. There are great opportunties for mountain hiking, castles to explore, and vineyards to visit. Although the cottage is in a rural farming area, the delightful university city of Varazdin is just a 20 minute drive away and has markets, outdoor cafe culture, restaurants and a vibrant student nightlife scene. But we found we prefered the complete tranquility of the cottage and for nightlife we would recommend wandering over to Barbara's cafe for a beer or glass of wine with the local farmers.

The cottage has been divided into three studio apartments that offer modern comforts but still retain the charm of this historic building. The view of the neighboring hunting preserve and the mountains beyond is delightful.

Amanda and Jeremy are delightful hosts and will spend as much or as little time with you as you wish. Their dog Penny, however, will insist on visiting you every morning and evening to say hello! They know and love the area and will point you in the right direction for whatever you want to do.

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Liked best: Charm and character of the cottage, grounds, and surrounding countryside
Liked least: Kitchen supplies are sufficient but basic
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Ely1203
Westlake Village, California
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25 reviews
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“Great Place to stay”
Reviewed 15 March 2013 for a stay in June 2012

We had Amanda plan our stay in Croatia. Her and her husband are charming friendly and knowledgeable people. Amanda took us in her car around the area to wineries, markets, and castles. As a special treat we went to concert of world premier piece and met the composer as well. I would ask Amanda for planning advice on your stay in Croatia. We had a universally positive experience. Jeremy and Amanda took for a wonderful hike with are picnic lunch.

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Liked best: location and touring around the area.
Liked least: it is not in town but the country side was quiet and pleasant
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
15 Mar 2013
Thank you. We loved showing off our own little bit of heaven !
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Terry H
Buxton, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a wonderful place!”
Reviewed 14 March 2013 for a stay in October 2012

I stayed at Stara Kucha in October for 3 nights whilst exploring some of the area around Varazdin. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and self-contained for those who want to do their own thing. There is a small restaurant in the village. The property is well located to explore Varazdin, for walking and for many other outdoor pursuits including climbing, canoeing, hang-gliding and cycling. Your hosts, Jeremy and Amanda know the local area and people well and can help you to organise most things. There is a tennis court and plenty of space for the kids to run around. All-in-all a really great find!

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Liked best: Fantastic location with great views.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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