Istrian stone houses Padna

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Padna 65b - 6333 Sečovlje - Municipality of Piran - Slovenia

Two charming stone build holiday houses in the heart of Šavrini hills just 20 min drive from Slovenian coastal towns. Breathtaking views from the houses, located on the verge of old village Padna, surrounded with the ancient olive groves.

Istrian stone houses Padna have risen from two old Istrian houses, which have been renovated, or better yet, they have been newly built from the foundations. This made each apartment unit an independent and self-sufficient Istrian house. The apartment houses are situated beneath the ridge, on the sunny side of the old Šavrini village Padna. Their terraces face south, where the wide and rich valley of Piševec runs out into the Dragonja river, the geographic border between Slovenian and Croatian Istria.

Padna is one of the old Istrian villages which can be found on the ridges and flatbacks of the Šavrini Hills. Stony settlements on top of the hills picturesquely dominate over the low-lying fertile plain. The sunny and terraced southern sides are full of olive groves and vines, while the sunless sides are dominated by gorges and dense Istrian forest.

We offer two stone houses:
ISTRIAN HOUSE 1/ (for max. 4 guests)

Ground floor: living room, kitchen with dining space, toilet, balcony (access to lower terrace and basement), private parking (1 parking space per apartment).
First floor: 2 double rooms, a small bathroom. The house is air-conditioned and heated in winter.
Devices: satellite TV, HI-FI, washing machine, iron, wireless internet access.
Kitchen: dishes and cutlery, oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster ...
Basement: storage for sport equipment, bicycle stand, gas grill.

ISTRIAN HOUSE 2 / (105 m²)

Ground floor: living room, kitchen and dining room, toilet, balcony (with access to lower terrace), private parking (1 parking space per apartment).
First floor: 2 double rooms, 1 single room, bathroom. The house is air-conditioned and heated in winter.
Devices: satellite TV, HI-FI, washing machine, iron, wireless internet access.
Kitchen: dishes and cutlery, oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster ...
Basement: storage for sport equipment, bicycle stand, electric grill.

A traditional Istrian house is built from the local stone due to natural features and is not coated. Bridge elements on doors and windows are also made from stone. Roofs are made of brick tiles and are additionally weighted with stones because of the fierce winter winds. The cold bora wind on the one hand and the intense summer heat on the other are the reasons for relatively small windows, which are additionally protected by shutters. A big and spacious kitchen with a central hearth used to be the most important space in an Istrian house. The traditional Istrian hearth in Padna can only be found at the so-called old house at Padna 27. In history at least, the kitchen was inherently linked with a chimney, which used to be a status symbol. The ingenuity and the prestige of its form were said to reflect the owner’s worth and wealth.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

The old village well – it is located on the north-western side below Varda.
The Božidar Jakac gallery – a collection of graphics and drawings is exhibited at the former Padna school. One of the greatest Slovenian painters of the 20th century, Božidar Jakac (1899-1989), lived in Padna in his childhood.
The St. Blaise church – The church boasts a marble plate with ornaments, dating from the beginning of the 9th century.
The St. Sabbas church – The church boasts a stony holy-water basin and a wooden altar with an image of the saint.

Ecosustainability

  • Bicycle rental service
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • No single dose
  • Motion sensors lights
  • 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
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Regional Food
  • Biodiversity of green areas
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • Digital Detox

Service

  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Pool
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchenette
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Vegetarians meals
  • TV in room
  • Air conditioning
  • Own entrance

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