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 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.
Main house description
Generously sized and faithfully restored, the heart is the main house, which consists of three large floors of living space (each measuring 48 m²) with one more floor of reinforced attic space for storage.
Ground floor: 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.
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.
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 property 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!
Note: 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.
The pool measures 15 m² and is a rare treat in Vrbanj, where temperatures can reach 30C on just an average summer day. There is a separate plot of land for private parking and enough room for a small olive grove. Local amenities include a great place to get pizza and a convenience store just 2–3 mins walk away.
Vrbanj is 5–6 km from both the towns of Jelsa and Stari Grad and 6 km from the main port of Stari Grad where there are regular ferries to Split on the mainland. Hvar Town is 22 km.
Price for sale 400,000 euro