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Holiday home of the week: a country retreat on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula

Designed for slow living

Raftered beams and rugged stone walls create a cosy atmosphere inside this Croatian retreat on the country’s heart-shaped Istria peninsula.

Villa Angelo sits on a hillside above the village of Motovun. The historic stone home dates back to the early 18th century when it was used as the town’s customs house. The three-bedroom bolthole has been gently restored over 30 years, in keeping with its rustic setting.

A cobbled walkway leads into the rustic Croatian holiday home, which unfurls over three floors, and is available to rent via Scott Williams starting from €1,942 per week. Istrian limestone floors and exposed beams run throughout, while other elements such as reclaimed timber cabinetry and a tin-lined copper bath have all been crafted by hand.

Holiday home of the week: a country retreat on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula
Via Villa Angelo/ Scott Williams

Villa Angelo’s primary space is the living room, which is decked in soft colours and has an open fire, while French doors lead onto a large private terrace.

A separate entrance off the main street provides access to Villa Angelo’s steam room, and British-style gardens cultivated by landscape designer Ben Wilson that tumble down the hillside. Guests can also take a dip in the villa’s startling 14-metre infinity pool, which peeks over the surrounding Istrian countryside.

Holiday home of the week: a country retreat on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula
Via Villa Angelo/ Scott Williams

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Betty is the Editor of The Spaces.

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