Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and balcony
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Spacious open plan living space spanning entire length of ground floor
Fully equipped, modern kitchen with hidden pantry
Sitting area with comfortable sofas
Library area with TV and books
Dining table to seat 6-8 people
Outdoor dining area for 6 on shaded terrace with direct access to main house
Several outdoor seating areas
Infinity L-shaped swimming pool (60m2) with stunning views (pool heating available, payable locally)
Fully enclosed pool and garden area
Vegetable garden for use
Olive orchard below pool area with over 300 trees
Cook available on request (payable locally)
Vineyard and winery tours can be arranged (payable locally)
Truffle hunting can be arranged during the truffle season (payable locally)
Will accept small pets (for additional cleaning charge, payable locally)
Villa Zora is situated in Zamask, a historic hamlet located in an area of outstanding natural beauty
Motovun is 9km from the villa, and has several bars, restaurants and shops
Pazin is 15km
Groznjan is 21km
Waterpark Istralandia is a 30 minute drive from Zamask
Novigrad, a coastal town, is 35km
Porec is 39km, and is also on the coast
Fly to Pula airport (65km from the villa)
Fly to Lljubljana airport in Slovenia in low season (2hrs drive from the villa)
Car hire is essential
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.
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 Benvenuti 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 just 20 minutes away – 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 those who fancy a dip even closer to home, there is the Mirna River.
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
This house is set on a hilltop on the edge of a tiny hamlet and boasts the most spectacular views across the stunning Istrian countryside. The house has been recently converted with contemporary interiors, all mod cons and glorious grounds.
Inside the house has 3 double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and all super comfortable, a large open plan sitting room with fabulous kitchen and a library perfect for chilling in in the shade and a great space to use to get any children out of the midday sun. Each bedroom has enormous windows which face the view, each is a good size with modern furniture and wooden floors. The furniture is Scandi cool, very high quality, beautiful wooden chairs, hand made baskets and modern sculpture all come together to create this glorious space.
Outside the beautiful swimming pool has teak on one side (so comfortable under barefoot) and lawn surrounding the other sides – the pool enjoys the same amazing views as the house. The uninterrupted views of the Istrian hills will distract you from your latest bestseller and will keep you going all winter long. There is a large eating terrace which also has comfortable seating, the perfect spot to sit in the evening and enjoy something cold while watching THAT view.
This is a truly lovely and extremely stylish house which is and one we know you will enjoy.