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Sleeps 10 (plus 2 children)
Living Space

5 bedrooms

Main house
Ground floor

Large, open plan kitchen and dining room
Leads on to outdoor, shaded dining terrace for up to 10
Spacious sitting room with fireplace
Guest loo

Separate studio (ground floor level)
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, shower, kitchenette and TV

First floor
Large second sitting room with access via stairs down to terrace, garden and pool area
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, copper bath tub, large walk in shower and double sinks, and access down to garden and pool area
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, large walk-in shower and double sinks

Second floor
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, large walk-in shower
Double bedroom with additional sofa bed, en suite bathroom with large walk-in shower

There is space for


Infinity swimming pool, 14x5m, sea water (can be heated at additional cost)
Pool house with summer kitchen, fireplace, WC and shower
Sun loungers
Organic vegetable garden with produce for guests to use
Surrounded by its own olive groves and vineyard
Satellite TVs
Air conditioning throughout
Underfloor heating throughout
Wine cellar
SMEG appliances
SONOS sound system
Nespresso coffee machine
Guest loo
Utility room
Beach towels

Domestic Services

Concierge service
House manager
Mid-week clean
Pool guy

Chef service available, payable additionally


Vinella Estate is situated just outside of Motovun, with stunning views of the Istrian countryside

Motovun is under 5 minutes away by car, and has several bars, cafes and restaurants
Novigrad, a coastal town with beaches and water sports, is 25 minutes
Porec, another coastal town with great seafood restaurants, is 30 minutes drive
Rovinj, a picturesque harbour town, is a 50 minute drive away


Fly to Pula airport (1 hr drive to Motovun)
Fly to Trieste airport (1 hr 30 minutes drive)
Ljubljana airport in Slovenia is 1 hr 50 minutes from the villa (great for low season bookings)
It is also possible to fly to Venice and drive to the villa, around 2 hrs 50 minutes or arrive by boat (takes 1 hr 45 mins)

Car hire essential

Local Information

This area in Istria has been labelled ‘the new Tuscany’ and we can quite see why – the surrounding landscape is gorgeous, and you’ve so much to see and do right on your doorstep too. The area and in particular the surrounding woodlands are renowned for the truffles, and hunts can be arranged, as can visits to some of the area’s finest truffle restaurants.

There are also some great agritourism spots, well worth a visit to sample some delicious, authentic local food. Award-winning wine and olive oil producers are within an easy 10 minute drive. Beautiful hiking and cycling routes are a plenty here, and the coast is still only a 20 minute drive away, perfect to head to for a spot of lunch at some of the wonderful fish restaurants, and be back in time for a sunset aperitif on the terrace…

Our View

The Vinella Estate is a sight to behold. Stunningly positioned and designed with impeccable taste, we struggled to find a single room, item or layout that we weren’t completely in love with. The original farmhouse dates back to 1614, and has been lovingly restored to its current glory using warm, honey-coloured stone, antique oak beams and cotto roof tiles.
There is a real sense of humble luxury here – the soft furnishings and ornaments are sourced from across the globe but all work seamlessly together, in the same colour palette of warm, earthy colours for a natural and laidback luxurious atmosphere. Outside, there is a lovely infinity-edge swimming pool that can be heated, and not to mention breath-taking views over Motovun and the whole Mirna Valley below. The villa is surrounded by its own olive grove, vineyard, woods and even has its own organic vegetable garden that guests are welcome to help themselves to during their stay.

Why We Love
There are so many places to sit and relax outside with a good book or a glass of wine in the sunshine, you can sit and take in the wonderful surroundings and incredible views. We honestly cannot fault this glorious property and are so confident that you’ll have the most amazing holiday here.

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