Price per week Please call for prices
Sleeps 10 (plus 2 children)
Living Space

5 bedrooms
First floor:
Master bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom, private terrace with access to garden
Double bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
Second floor:
Double bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom and additional bed suitable for children/teens
Double bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom and additional bed suitable for children/teens

Open-plan living space
Fully equipped kitchen with traditional oven
Dining room for up to 14
Guest bathroom

Amenities

Swimming pool (40sqm, natural salt water)
Sun loungers for up to 8
Outdoor shower
BBQ (charcoal)
WiFi
Air conditioning
Heating
Mediterranean-inspired gardens
Library
Satellite TVs
SONOS system and speakers
Fireplace
Coffee machine
Washing machine
Dishwasher
Hairdryers in all bedrooms
Cot
Highchair
Private parking for 4 vehicles

Domestic Services

House manager
Mid-week clean

Additional service available on request (payable additionally and locally):
Cook
Pre-arrival shopping service (also available during your stay)
Water sports
Additional cleaning
Yoga
Massage
Childcare services
Children’s swimming lessons
Cycling tours and bicycle hire
Horse-riding
Experience packages available on request- culture, gourmet, wine, olive oil, sailing etc.

Location

Villa Anka is situated in the quiet, rural village of Kovri

Brtonigla is the nearest local town, and is 2km from the villa, and has restaurants, bars, and supermarkets
Karigador beach is 4km away
Umag is a 15 minute drive away, and has plenty of opportunities for a variety of water sports and boat hire
Istralandia waterpark is only 20 minutes by car
The nearest golf course is 14km away
Novigrad is a 15 minute drive away
Motovun is a 30 minute drive away
Rovinj is a 50 minute drive from the villa

Transport

Fly to Pula or Trieste airports from London and most regional UK airports

Pula airport is around 1hr 15 minutes from the villa
Trieste airport is a 1.5hr drive from the villa

Car hire is recommended

Local Information

Istria is a sight to behold. The stunning views are a feast for the eyes, from distant mountains, valleys, olive groves and vineyards to the vast forests and wheat fields.
Its rural parts are as glorious as its coastline. The area is rich in culture and history with museums and galleries to explore. There are several historic sites including a Roman amphitheatre in Pula, and the stunning Euphrasian Basilica in Porec.

Brtonigla is well known for its vineyards and olive groves, and has plenty to offer in terms of cultural and historical sites of interest.

Istria is renowned for its delectable truffles and truffle-hunting tours can be easily arranged. For the wine-lover Istria has many local vineyards which offer excellent tastings, including the award winning Bienvenuti in the town of Kaldir. The culinary delights do not stop here – the area is home to some fabulous olive groves, producing some truly delicious oils.

The unmissable Motovun Film Festival is in the last week of July. The main square of the hilltop town is transformed into an outdoor theatre, and screenings take place throughout the day and into the evenings. Somewhat surprisingly, the coast is surprisingly close – perfect for a wander around the seaside towns, perhaps stopping at one of the many brilliant fish restaurants serving the freshest of fish straight the boats you see arriving in the harbours.

For the more active and adventurous, there are wonderful walks, perfect for experiencing first hand the glorious Tuscan-esque scenery. Mountain bikes can be hired if you prefer to take in the views at a faster pace, and horse riding too.

The delights of the area are to be found all year round, with the official truffle season from September to January, and daily local markets in Rovinj and Porec while winter guests can enjoy the amazing Christmas markets in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Our View

Originally built in the 16th century, this beautiful villa is also a beloved family home, and the owners have lovingly restored it to such a high standard. Just 4km from the nearest beach, whilst still feeling wonderfully rural in the peaceful village of Kovri, you get the best of both worlds as you can feel miles away from it all whilst in reality being just a short drive away from the many and varied delights this part of Istria has to offer.

You enter in to the garden space, to the relaxing sounds of the water feature over the (stunning) swimming pool. The restoration of this villa won several awards, and you can quite see why – it brings together the best of traditional Istrian living with a more modern, almost industrial feel. The gardens are immaculate, and the scents of native lavender and rosemary gently waft around as you make your way to the main entrance.

Inside, the old beams still frame the space, and the industrial feel continues. There are still nods to the old here through beautifully preserved artefacts and heirlooms, and a warm but muted colour scheme makes the space feel warm and inviting. The house is spread over three floors, and each bedroom is impeccably furnished with luxury linens and towels. The en suite bathrooms are divine, with marble of the highest quality dug from local quarries used as the main feature, punctuated by fittings in cast iron and dark wood.
From the master bedroom, there’s a gorgeous conservatory-style enclosed balcony complete with lemon and orange trees, that leads straight down to the gardens and pool area below – the perfect spot for your tranquil morning coffee before the excitement of the day begins.

You will want for nothing whilst you are here, with so many activities from massage, yoga, gastro-tourism, truffle hunts, walks, cycle routes and water sports to choose from, you are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained no matter what their interests.

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