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OLD STONE HOUSE ,PRIVATE POOL ,PERFECT RETREAT

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
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The country house Villa Lavrika is set at over 10 acres of private land,in the hamlet called Pruhari and has a beautiful view of nature and the countryside .We live in an isolated village where you will be be almost alone with the surprising silence, with only birds to hear. The villa is ideal for family gatherings or a getaway with your friends. Children will enjoy the pool and our pets. Your pets are also welcome. At the entrance is a veranda with a coffee table for enjoying your morning cup of good italian cappuccino or smoking and talking with friends. Below the veranda is a wine cellar that is pleasantly cold even in the hottest summer, and here you can enjoy a glass of wine. Particularly attractive is the terrace which extends to the backyard with views of the surrounding hi...The country house Villa Lavrika is set at over 10 acres of private land,in the hamlet called Pruhari and has a beautiful view of nature and the countryside .We live in an isolated village where you will be be almost alone with the surprising silence, with only birds to hear. The villa is ideal for family gatherings or a getaway with your friends. Children will enjoy the pool and our pets. Your pets are also welcome. At the entrance is a veranda with a coffee table for enjoying your morning cup of good italian cappuccino or smoking and talking with friends. Below the veranda is a wine cellar that is pleasantly cold even in the hottest summer, and here you can enjoy a glass of wine. Particularly attractive is the terrace which extends to the backyard with views of the surrounding hills, so it is the ideal place for dining and relaxing. It is perfect for self catering holidays as the kitchen is well equipped and there is a BBQ with a pizza oven on the terrace, all with a free supply of wood. If you don't want to cook there are various restaurants close by. We’ve opened up our home to you with the knowledge that you will feel as comfortable as we do. The interior is well equipped and furnished to a high standard and contains every modern comfort, providing a real home away from home experience, should you require it, from Wi-Fi to international cable TV, and a collection of DVDs and musical CDs. It is beautifully furnished with the old, refurbished furniture originally found in the house, while the other details are meticulously restored to portray all the beauty and anguish that once existed in all village architecture. The accommodation comprises of a farmhouse-style kitchen, a spacious and cozy dining room with a spacious table; peaceful sitting room, double sofa bed, TV, etc. ; a good selection of books, DVDs, CDs & videos are provided ; Two chic, stylish bedrooms with large double beds. Upstairs is a large space with lovely views over the gardens , with 3 beds, and 2 twin beds which can be joined. Downstairs you can use the bathroom with a lovely vintage bathtub. The upstairs bathroom has a marvelous floor painting. In fact every part of this house has a unique touch of the owner who is fond of painting floors, furniture, ceilings, doors, etc. We've adapted it to suit our personal interests, and so have included a rich music, film and literary library, which you will be free to enjoy .This villa offers you the choice of getting out and exploring the area or simply staying in, sitting around the pool, or getting the barbecue prepared for the evening meal. Whether you stay put or venture out, you will not be disappointed with your day, you will enjoy it for sure. To share the best moments from your vacation with friends, an unlimited WI-FI connection is at your service. The villa makes an ideal base to explore Istria with lovely towns and coastal resorts, all within short distance .This is an ideal place to escape from busy life , big cities. Great for families with small children , nature lovers and for all people who are looking for a relaxation and rest.In this small and unique region, one glimpse will uncover an entire abundance of luxurious diversity; from a snowy white Ćićarija winter, to an aqua blue sea, to the greens of the vineyards.With it medieval towns/villages, festivals, stuning verdant scenery, breath-taking coast,seafood and rustic cusine, the Istrian peninsula offers something for everyone.More
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IRENA S
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The farmhouse is in a beautiful and isolated location. The pool is a good size and well maintained. The hosts, their daughter and family friend could not have made us feel more welcome. The nearest shopping is the small town of Buzet but their is...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Jasminka S, VR Owner at OLD STONE HOUSE ,PRIVATE POOL ,PERFECT RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Stuart and co, Thanks a lot for such a lovely and warm report. We hope your family had a nice way back home and we sincerely wish all the best. Hope to see you and your lovely kids soon. Kindest regards, stanic family

Reviewed 23 July 2015

We had the pleasure of spending two weeks at the cozy and authentic Villa Lavrika in the small Pruhari stone house settlement in the beautiful hills of Buzet. We were 6 adults, one child and two dogs. Prior to our arrival we had a great...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Jasminka S, VR Owner at OLD STONE HOUSE ,PRIVATE POOL ,PERFECT RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Thank you so much for all that you have said and done, we sincerely appreciate the reviews that you have written promptly and extensively. In the passed days we have often thought of you and mentioned you as we think that you are true ambassadors...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

I stayed here more than once, each and every time I woke up in total serenity surrounded by clean air and nature. There is nobody around to disturb you because the family which runs this place owns the whole village practically. The place in which...More

Date of stay: August 2014
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

The villa is a true 'home from home', with everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It has a remote location at the end of a rough track (we hired a Skoda Fabia and it just managed), attached to the owners' home. The...More

Date of stay: August 2014
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Date of stay: July 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Children's Pool
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Gym
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Pruhari (45°24' N, 13°55' E) are found on the Mlun plateau, 260 m above sea level, in the district of Buzet, northern Istria. We are surrounded by hills, whose peaks are garnished with the small, medieval towns of Zrenj, Motovun, Zamask, Sovinjak, Vrh… Looking to the north you'll find the Ćićarija mountains; to the west, Zrenj; south, Motovun; east, Učka. The Villa is only 10 minute drive to Buzet (providing easy access to supermarkets,pharmacies,restaurants etc.) is idealy suited as a base to explore region.Venture north and you are 30 minutes from Slovenia and Italy ,east from Zagreb and south to experience the Istrian peninsula .A car is essential and driving is a pleasurable enough experience throughout the region but be prepared for some pretty tight narrow bends through the u...
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