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Traditional Istrian Stone Cottage In Quiet Village Near Rovinj

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

stone cottage in Matohanci, Nr. Rovinj, Istria, Croatia - Peaceful Village Location, 10mins To Beach By Car, Limski Fijord 2 Minutes, Restaurant 5 Mins Walk

Gorgeous traditional Istrian Stone Cottage, recently renovated ideal for 2 to 4 people. With exposed wooden beams throughout the house, it oozes character but with modern fixtures and fittings. The house is spacious and cozy during the winter with the addition of a wood burning stove in the living area. An outside terrace under the vine is very pretty, along with table and chairs and a stone bench. The house is situated in the village of Matohanci, just 10 minutes from

Rovinj. Matohanci is a peaceful village where you can watch the locals potter around tending their land, flowers and looking after their guests. The village boasts its own tennis court which you are free to use ay anytime, FOC, a basket ball hoop, football (5 aside) and a sand volleyball court. There is a small children's park in the ground of the very small village school which children can use when the school is closed. Located just minutes away from the famous Limski Kanal where you can dine out on fresh fish, shellfish and delightful gelatos. There is a small beach there and local market selling local produce on a daily basis. There is also a fish market for fresh fish and shellfish. You are only 10 minutes away from the very famous town of Rovinj, The Jewel of the Adriatic. This is a stunning coastal town with amazing architecture, artists streets, restaurants and cafe bars. The beaches are also close by and are extremely clean and safe for children to swim in.

More Details

lis katavic
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Croatian
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2017

About lis katavic

This gorgeous stone cottage is owned by Gordon, Brenda and Janice who hail from Glasgow. They are totally in love with the cottage, Rovinj and Croatia in general! The 3 of them visit regularly but are very willing to share this lovely house with you and hope that you enjoy it to. They have mastered the basics of the Croatian language and understand and appreciate the interesting culture here.

Inside the cottage is a mine of information on the places they have been to, seen, dined at and shopped at. Please feel free to post any questions to me, Lis, a friend of theirs who looks after the cottage. I live very close by and also know the area extremely well.

lis katavic purchased this cottage in 2014

Why lis katavic chose Rovinj area

We instantly fell in love with the natural beauty of the Istrian coastline and the warmth and friendliness of the local people.

The cottage is located in a quiet rural village but is a perfect base for exploring nearby villages, resorts and islands.

We consider it to have the best of both worlds. It simply has a magic which makes you want to return!

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the charm of our 400 year old cottage which combines character features with modern appliances to ensure a relaxing, comfortable stay. It is conveniently situated for amenties, especially close to Rovinj with its Venetian style, a picturesque setting for purchase of unique handcrafted gifts and delicious fresh local cuisine and wines at reasonable prices.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great stone cottage with lots of character and lovely terrace outside. Bedrooms are spacious and nicely decorated with comfy beds! The main bedroom is gorgeous. So much to do and see from this location in and around Istria as well as very good local restaurants close by. Coming back again next year. Martin 2014 UK

Lis, thank you so much for looking after us at this divine house in Matohanci. We had a wonderful stay here and really enjoyed exploring the area as well as chilling out in the house and on the terrace. Great location for going to Rovinj, Porec and the islands. Definitely recommended. S Peters July 2014

This place gets our vote as a gorgeous traditional stone house with everything you need for a simple holiday in Croatia. We adored Rovinj and spent lots of time at the Limski Canal, the ice creams are fantastic. The restaurants locally were great and the people very friendly. We enjoyed the home produce that was brought to us several times…..tomatoes were so tasty and the eggs so fresh that one or two of them still warm. We are probably coming back next year. Thanks Peter and Cheryl Mattison, Humberside. September 2014
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Šorići in Općina Kanfanar

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom on the 1st floor with elegant corner shower unit, sink, wc and fully automated washing machine. Tastefully decorated with plenty of light and space. On the ground floor there is separate wc and wash handbasin. Small, but quaint!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has large wrought iron framed bed and elegant netting, set in the centre of the room with sloping high beams on the ceiling. Bedside lighting, air conditioning along with plenty of storage space. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, fan, wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Outside of the house is a small stone terrace that is covered by an active vine, grapes ready end of August! There is a good size dining table on the terrace with 4 large chairs. Morning and evening sun make it a lovely spot for breakfast, dinner and drinks. You can watch the local village life from this spot and chat with some of the very friendly locals. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned weekly and bedding and towels are changed weekly. Extra cleaning service can be provided if required. Beach towels are not provided.


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Traditional Istrian Stone Cottage In Quiet Village Near Rovinj
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent holiday let property in a lovely locatio

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent 7 night stay in this fantastic holiday let. To be honest I was a little doubtful if the property could be as great as it appeared in the description and the previous reviews, especially for such a reasonable price, but to be honest it exceeded our expectations. The property has been renovated to a high standard, yet retains much of its original charm in terms of the external stone finish and the wooden exposed ceiling joists throughout the building. Every convenience is available to make your stay comfortable enough, incl. dishwasher/tv/DVDs with plenty of movies, A/c in main living and dining ar a and in main bedroom. Property was spotless on our arrival and linen towels etc. provided. The other concern I had was that as this was an inland let in a quiet area, that we would feel isolated and away from all the action. Whilst this is true to a certain extent, it actually turned out to b a virtue and as long as you have a car you are within 10 minutes of Rovinj and striking distance of th whole Istrian peninsula. The caretaker was fab to deal with. Overall a great holiday in a fabulous property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic location, stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my family in this beautifully furnished and well equipped cottage. Location was just right, walking distance to basic provisions at the local garage and 2 great restaurants . The Spaghetti restaurant was a particular favourite. Rovinj only 7 miles away with many activities and experiences in offer .

Property was perfect, beautifully restored with a stylish interior. Enjoy, we did!

We all had a fantastic time (as always, we love Croatia ) P.s if you have children, I would certainly recommend Istrilandia water park.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Find your peace of mind

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay if you would like to escape from commercial places.We stayed there just for a week with kids that absolutely loved to be there!

The cottage is very clean and tidy,the owner extremly friendly.We've also met a very helpful neighbour!Lovely evenings outside sitting by the table with a glass of local wine...breathtaking views!I will recommend it to everyone who enjoys restfull and relaxing time!


  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A piece of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We saw this gem of a house on the internet for our summer break. It is a gorgeous place with lots of character and yet very comfy and cosy. It is set in a rural village so you feel very much part of this welcoming farming community. The house is not far from the major coastal town of Rovinj. There are lots of arts and craft shops plus ferries to many of the adjacent islands off its shore and ferries to Venice and Porec. It is a hub of activity daytime or night time for those that relish the buzz. We adored our home from home in Matohanci for its quiet retreat-like qualities and the house is equipped to a high standard. Being so near the tourist destination of Roving gave us the best of both worlds. Matohanci is a great base to visit many quaint, Italian style local villages and if you love history there are plenty places of interest to see. We can't wait for our next visit in 2015 to our little bit of heaven on earth!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The beaches are just 10 to 15 minutes drive away and some of them have sea based aqua parks and trampolines which are great fun for adults and children! There are also several beach bars serving excellent local cuisine at good prices. Changing facilities and showers are also available. 2 good diving schools are based near Rovinj too. Trips to the Limski Canal and the many islands around Rovinj are easily booked in the town.


We recommend flying to one of these airports and then hiring a car: Pula Airport (in Croatia) is 30 miles from our villas. Ryan Air flies there from Stansted. Monarch Airways have just launched a new service that flies between Pula and Gatwick on a Saturday. Trieste (in Italy) is 60 miles away. Ryan Air flies there daily in the Summer from Stansted from £9.99 each way. Ljublijana (in Slovenia) is 80 miles away. Easy jet flies there daily in the Summer from £35. Jet 2 from Manchester to Pula.


Matohanci is small village with a good supermarket 5 minutes drive away. Other large supermarkets are in Rovinj just 10 minutes away. The village has a Grill style restaurant 5 minutes away on foot and a great Pizza restaurant 2 minutes away by car. Traditional local cusine is available evenings only 5 minutes drive away. The best fish restaurants are at the Limski Canal, 3 minutes drive away. Rovinj offers everything from fine dining to pizzas, with many restaurants located on the beaches.

Further Details:

The local supermarket is just 5 minutes by car and has an excellent butchery dept. Larger supermarkets, banks and the fresh produce market are in Rovinj, 10 to 15 mins away. Banks are also located there. There is a fabulous local restaurant within 5 minutes walking distance along with a great pizzeria walking or car a few minutes away. the famous Limski Canal with its amazing fish restaurants and fish market as well as delicious gelatos is 2 minutes by car. You can also swim here off the small beach. The village itself offers tennis, football, basket ball hoop and sand volleyball very closely. As well as the village internet we have also installed our own dedicated internet service for speedy connections! A petrol station is 2 minutes away and sells basics food requirements. Spit roast evenings can be arranged in advance or traditional local foods, which ever you would like.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Šorići, Istria

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please call us to discuss availability. A deposit (non refundable) is required to reserve your booking and full payment is taken 8 weeks before you arrive.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are generally flexible with a minimum stay of 7 nights in the high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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