Superb Old Stone House With Three Separate Cottages Courtyard And Pool Vrbanj Croatia
Euroresales Property iD - 9825142
At the foot of the Hvar mountains, between Stari Grad and Jelsa, you will find the village of Vrbanj - population approximately 450.
This is where you will find The Quaich - an old stone house nestling on the edge of this quiet, peaceful village - with magnificent sweeping views of the houses below and across to the island of Brac and the Croatian mainland.
This historical property, which is circa 150 years old, is offered for sale fully restored and renovated to a spectacular standard.
The listing includes the large main house, three separate and self-contained cottage apartments, PLUS a double-tiered courtyard and patio area with swimming pool.
Generously sized and faithfully restored, the heart of The Quaich is the main house, which consists of three large floors of living space (each measuring 48 sq m.) with one more floor of reinforced attic space for storage.
A large open-plan kitchen, dining area and utility room, with downstairs toilet and washroom.
Wood-burning stove fitted to the fully functioning chimney and large staircase leading to the first floor.
An exceptionally spacious, fully air-conditioned open-plan living area.
Real wood floors, spinning ceiling fans, a second wood-burner and feature staircase make this room welcoming, comfortable and beautiful in every season. With five shuttered windows, and a door leading outside and down to the terrace and apartments, it serves as both a conveniently placed hub for friends and visitors, and a blissful retreat from the high temperatures in the hottest months.
A spiral staircase leads to the second floor.
A peaceful and airy space, with large windows, air conditioning and more ceiling fans, the second floor consists of the master bedroom, a large ensuite bathroom and a private outside terrace with panoramic views across the water.
The bedroom boasts room enough for a queen-size bed and wall-to-wall fitted oak wardrobes/cupboards, while the ensuite bathroom includes both a jacuzzi-style bath and double shower cubicle.
The private terrace overlooks the Croatian mainland and Brac island, making this a very special place to relax.
Third floor - Attic space:
Large floored and reinforced attic space. Plenty of storage, or possibility of converting the space.
The Quaich includes three fully furnished and equipped cottage apartments with varying levels of capacity (2 person - 4 person), which share a large courtyard patio and private swimming pool area. Each cottage is decorated to a very high standard and has its own kitchen and bathroom.
The courtyard is a tranquil year-round sun trap and is planted with many mature flowering plants and hanging grape vines. Steps lead up from here to the pool area, where there are even more plants and more views!
The pool measures 15 sq. m and is a rare treat in Vrbanj, where temperatures can reach 30C on just an average summer day.
There is ample parking in the vicinity. Local amenities include a great place to get pizza and a convenience store just 2-3 mins walk away.
Vrbanj is 5-6 kms from both the towns of Jelsa and Stari Grad and 6 kms from the main port of Stari Grad where there are regular ferries to Split on the mainland. Hvar Town is 22 kms.
The three cottage apartments are currently designed as self-contained holiday lets, but two of them could easily be joined with the main house to create a luxurious and extremely large three or four-bedroom family home.
Bedrooms - 4
Bathrooms - 5
Reception - 4
Outbuildings - 2
Furnished - Negotiable
Pool - Private
Parking - Off street
Garden - Private
Floor - 246 sq metres
Plot - 400 sq metres
Orientation - North
Views - Sea/mountain/country
Distance from Sea - 15 minutes
Distance from Airport - 1.5 hrs
About the Area:
The quiet and peaceful little village of Vrbanj is located in the heart of Hvar island. The village dates back to the Roman period and the remains from that era prove how people from Vrbanj knew how to live their life to the fullest even then - two oil presses and some remains of a leisure villa are found in the village.
Today's Vrbanj has a population of less than 500 people and the major economic branch is agriculture.
Although small, village has all the necessities: cafes, couple of grocery shops and a post office. Right in the neighborhood there is an excellent restaurant called Bogo, but not far away, in a village Pitve and Vrisnik, there are some interesting authentic restaurants as well.
The vintner Plancic, whose wine tasting center is located right in the village, makes Vrbanj a "must visit" place.
The most beautiful and authentic Dalmatian Konoba is very well hidden inside the village of