Houses of Slovenian Istria
- Bed & Breakfast
The houses are located in the heart of Slovenian Istria in the midst of a vineyard and offer a magnificent view over the Koper/Trieste Bay.
Come and experience something unique
We offer accommodation in the heart of Slovenian Istria - in the Houses of Slovenian Istria. The houses are located in the midst of a vineyard and offer a magnificent view over the Koper/Trieste Bay. The houses are designed in an architectural style that is typical of Istria with the following defining elements:the roof dvokapnica (literally a roof with two ridges), a stone arch replica, wooden window, doors, rough plaster and façade colour, characteristic of the post World War II period architecture in Istria.
Nature, tradition, culture, peacefull
Guests have the opportunity to gather herbs, fruits and vegetables that are in season. These can ban found in front of each of the three houses. They can also enjoy a nice glass of the local Refošk wine.
The interior of the houses is decorated with authentic 19th Century/early 20th-century furniture. The interior in each of the houses also reveals the history of Slovenian Istria as well as the stories of the local Šavrinke women. Šavrinke were our grandmothers who were selling and smuggling homemade products to the big market at Trieste. It is a tribute to the female ancestors of this area that as proud Istrian women knew how to get past the trials and tribulations that came in their way.
The project Houses of Slovenian Istria received an award at the MOK Idea Development Competition 2011 for the best Innovative Project Idea Generator under the Slovenian Tourist Board.
Each house is an individual unit and can accommodate up to 3 persons.
Guests can choose from three houses, named after the local Šavrinke women:
Jajčarica – Egg woman (accommodates two persons),
Krušarica – Bread woman (accommodates two persons),
Mlekarica – Milk woman (accommodates three persons)
The houses are set up on a camping ground, they do not have electricity or
water, the appropriate facilities are set up separately.
Guests will receive the necessary equipment for the appropriate lighting upon arrival.
Tents can be set up next to the houses for larger groups.
Nearby the apartments we also have touristic apartments and rooms (each room has a double bed and accommodate 2 persons). Each room also has a private bathroom and a shared kitchen. Guests staying in our rooms can use a fully-equipped kitchen, a grill terrace and a club room. In addition, we can help you organize an active holiday, thematic weeks or offer our facilities to hold a seminar or other events.
- Bicycle rental service
- Supporting the local economy
- Promoting "eco" activities
- 100% renewable energy
- Organic or Local Food
- Car-free accessibility
- Ecological cleaning products
- More than 80% waste recycling
- Energy saving lights
- Green building
- Solar thermal panels for hot water
- Water flow reducers
- Recovery & reuse of rainwater
- Recycled paper
- Towel change on request
- Appliances in energy class A
- Water-saving toilets
- Regional Food
- Environmental-friendly fornitures
- Fair trade products
- Biodiversity of green areas
- Guest Satisfaction
- Digital Detox
- Electric Vehicles Charging
- Breakfast included
- Organic garden
- Ecotourism itineraries
- Wellness center
- Small pets allowed
- Child & Family Friendly
- Credit card
- Play area for children
- Artisanal products for sale
- Own entrance
- Ebike Charging Station
- Natural Park
- Gourmet vacation
- Ancient village
7 months ago
Mateja's small Istrian houses are pretty and designed in a traditional way (also the bed!). The view on Koper and the bay is breathtaking and you're assured to have the best spot for the sunset. The area around the houses is calm and peaceful surrounded by little vineyards. We mostly cooked ourselves, they also offer local food cooked by Mateja's mother. We enjoyed the goulash! You can also get your own breakfast (Istrian) delivered to your house, that can be a nice experience to discover local products. Personally we found it a bit pricey, but it also comes along with a bunch of vouchers for activities in the region - so you might benefit from those. We didn't mind the fact that the houses don't have any electricity, there are enough options to e.g. charge a phone in the shared areas. We enjoyed our stay!
It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, More than 80% waste recycling.