A big, spacious two floor house on a private hill surrounded by vinyards with a barn and a garden.
Wine estate on a private hill secluded amongs the terraced vinyards in suthern Styria
This is a stunning 100 year old wine estate that was lovingly renovated into a first class country house. This 12 acres estate includes a large villa with an oak barn to complete the rural picture. This is a luxury property brimming with Central European character. It is set in 14 acres of winding vines, still used to produce local white wines of regional repute. Entering through the double oak doors into the vast living area exposes the airy 60 sq m. living room that remains of double height with a wooden staircase hugging its edge and leading to a minstrel’s gallery. The double panoramic doors lead out to a furnished south facing decking area of 25sqm straddling over the vine terraces below. Wooden balconies run around the first floor offering exquisite views. With a mixture of original features, antique furniture and modern technology, this comfortable home can easily accommodate 2 families. The closest neighbour is 500m away, the nearest supermarket 5 minutes drive away.
The 3 main bedrooms are furnished with antique pieces. Each has their own individual character. All have antique crystal chandeliers and wooden window shutters in the original local design. Antique furniture and wall coverings in each of the bedrooms have been tastefully chosen with stunning effect. The master suite is on the ground floor. It has an original clay stove shared with the main bathroom. Its 2 large windows overlook the front courtyard. The other 2 main bedrooms are on the first floor. They are suites in the truest sense with ante rooms off which lie the bedroom in one direction and private bathroom in the other. In addition to the 2 windows in each room there are doors leading onto the balconies from which the breathtaking views on both sides of the villa look out over the valley, vineyards and neighboring hills. The 4th bedroom sleeps 3 people and is furnished with adult sized wooden bunk beds and a full sized brass day bed.
The main bathroom is on the ground floor. It connects to the master bedroom and is laid with Italian stone tiles and mosaics. The sunken white corner bath is spacious with an antique-style shower unit attached. It overlooks the front courtyard. Down the corridor towards the living area is a self-contained lavatory and sink continuing in the same style and utilizing the same tiles. The 2 further bathrooms on the first floor lie within the 2 bedroom suites. They each comprise large walk-in showers set behind glass walls and surrounded on both floor and walls by Italian tiles. High set windows cast light into these magnificent rooms finished to the highest possible quality.
The house benefits from fittings of the highest quality and carpentry to match the tradition and luxury of the property. The floors throughout the property are made of premier wood. The living and common areas boast antique oak floor or match the character of the house. The main doors and the doors into the cellar are heavy double oak doors. The wine cellars to the property have been lovingly restored and separated into 2 chambers. The first and largest has a newly tiled floor but the arched ceilings and wall recesses remain. Amongst other facilities housed here are 2 travel cots, a high chair and child gates for tenants with small children. A hammock and 2 adult and 2 children's bicycles are available for the use of all tenants. The second cellar acts as a large utility and laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and ironing facilities. The property includes 12 acres of lawn, gardens, vineyards, and forest.
Nearest Cities Worth Visiting: Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia and was first recorded as a Roman settlement. This small and picturesque town is only 10 minutes drive away, handy for sightseeing as well as shopping. Ptuj castle located on the hill in the middle of the town is now a museum, exhibiting a variety of local antique artifacts: paintings, pictures, masks, furniture instruments, weapons and armor. Visit is highly recommended. Graz, ex. European Capital of Culture is one of the most beautiful towns in Austria. A day trip to Graz can be as much about shopping as dining, or culture. A must see! Once on the way, look at the tourist guide for Osteria available in the house and consider visiting agro-tourist farms for some fine local cuisine. Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, is a small and picturesque town. A day-trip to the capital makes a delightful destination offering shopping, art galleries, and a variety of bars and restaurants along the Ljubljanica River. Other towns: Bled, Piran, Zagreb, Triest, Venice
Swimming and Trekking in the Alps: There are a number of spas/outdoor swimming pools in Slovenia. The nearest is Terme Ptuj (15min drive), which boasts the tallest water slides in Slovenia. It is a great place for children and adults alike. Details of many other spas are given in the tourists guides provided in Hisa Vina. Slovenia is well known for its beautiful mountains and endless trekking routes. Those who like dramatic Alpine scenery could venture to Pohorje, Savinjska dolina, or the Kamniske Alps. Even more dramatic are the Julian Alps and the valley of Trenta in the north west of Slovenia. Those who prefer gentler rolling hills and wine-growing areas can explore the immediate surroundings of Haloze hills. See the guides and maps provided in Hisa Vina for specific details. A comprehensive list of recommended restaurants in the wider area is available at the property.
Nearest Airports: There are six airports within two and a half hours drive from the house:
•Graz (50min): Ryanair
•Ljubljana (1h 30min): EasyJet, Lufthansa, Adria Airways and other major airlines
•Zagreb (1h): Wizzair, BA, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Croatian Airways, and other major airlines.
•Klagenfurt (2h 10min): Ryanair
•Trieste (2h 20min): Ryanair
•Balaton, Hungary (2h 30min): Ryanair
Car rental companies in Slovenia: Budget, Herz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo and others.
Distances: Maribor (27km), Graz (87km), Ljubljana (132km), Zagreb (86km), Bled (162km), Piran (270km), Vienna (231km), Venice (366km), Budapest (516km), Venice (366km), Rome (879km), Munich (517km), Belgrade (480km)
You will have access to a terrace on the second floor and a barn/bike shed.
Pets are considered by owers discretion and will command extra price. Please clean up after them.
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