2 bedroom detached house for sale
Croatia - Istria, Porec
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The house lovingly called by their owners the 'Blue House' is on offer for £129,000 or €160,000. The property is a stylishly renovated and modernized old stone house located in the centre of a small village in the middle of an original rural landscape. The house is 100-150 years old, and consists of about 66 square metres living space on a site of some 90 square metres, including an attractive west-facing covered terrace and a small walled patio garden. There is an impressive view to the sea from the garden and the upstairs windows, and fine sunsets over the Adriatic can be enjoyed.
The house offers a large, comfortable living room with an open fireplace and a built-in kitchen including a large dishwasher, sink, gas/electric hob and electric oven. The first floor has two bedrooms, the larger of which has a modern air conditioning unit and a large built-in wardrobe. The bathroom with shower is conveniently placed on the same floor. There is also a small additional WC on the ground floor. The whole house is in very good decorative condition.
The heating in the living room is from modern electric radiators, plus the open wood-burning fireplace, and on the first floor from the air conditioner/heater unit in the main bedroom, with an additional electric heater in the bathroom. Ample hot water comes from a large immersion heater in the bathroom, with another small water heater for the kitchen sink. The electrical wiring is modern, and the electrical capacity has been strengthened to allow the full range of equipment to be used. There is a TV satellite dish on the roof with link to the living room. The septic tank has been substantially extended and is located under the car parking area.
A handmade iron gate gives access from outside to the patio garden and front door. The high stone walls give privacy. The garden includes herbs, flowers and a substantial fig tree. In addition a very large old olive tree gives the place its identity; it has good crops in late autumn, which can easily be transformed into excellent olive oil by the local olive oil cooperative.
The land registration documents are clear and fully available.
The small village of Radetići lies about 12 miles from the west coast of Istria. It is a similar distance from Istria's two important cities, Poreć and Rovinj. Both are historic walled towns dating back to the Romans, with small winding streets, museums and galleries. The airport of Pula is about 27 miles away (Ryanair, Thomsonfly and other airlines; 35 minutes by car), and Trieste airport about 70 miles. There is even a ferry to Venice. In the immediate area there are numerous original inexpensive Croatian restaurants and pizzerias, the excellent fish restaurants on the Limsky fjord are close (about 6 miles away), and for special occasions high-class restaurants in the heart of the famous northern Istrian truffle country. The whole Istrian region has a strong Italian influence, and its picturesque historic towns, olive groves, vineyards, and lavender fields provide a peaceful idyll in a strongly developing tourist area. It is not surprising that a large number of luxurious properties have been developed in and around Radetići, whose owners value the peace and tranquillity so highly. The gentle and attractive landscape has made the area very popular with cyclists of all levels, using the network of country lanes.
The villagers are very friendly, open and helpful. We are only selling because we are buying a larger property, within the same village. Our main homes are in England and Germany, and we would be happy to help if needed with questions on renting, maintenance and care of the house during your absences, and advice on reliable local tradesmen, administrative procedures and utilities. Istrian customs are simpler and more welcoming to foreign owners than many other countries. Some of the local population speak English and German, and nearly all speak Italian as well as Croatian.
Viewings and Rental income
Viewings can be arranged at any time at short notice. The house is very suitable for renting, with its two bedrooms, modern bathroom, and additional toilet facility, and could in the high season with full occupancy generate a total rental income of £4-5,000.
Annual running costs are very modest. Total annual costs of electricity, water, and local tax were about £250. This is based on a few weeks used by the owners, and about 4 months rental use over the high season.
- Pula (International), 46.1 miles
- Rijeka (International), 76.8 miles
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