Villa Covri, Istria

The Villa Covri, with designer's signature of one of the leading Croatian designers Boris Ruzic, is located near the wonderful town of Novigrad. The villa got its name after the Istrian village Kovri. The villa was built in the 16th century and was completely restored in 2017 with furnishings of the highest quality and environmentally friendly paint. Villa Covri has received several awards from expert juries, as well as from the jury of readers and visitors themselves. The Golden Globe nominated movie “Zivot sa stricem”( My Uncle's Legacy) was shot here in 1987, before the renovation. 

Covri is located near Brtonigla, a small town in the northwest of Istria. But what matters is not the position of Villa Covri, but rather that Villa is on average 5 km to 10 km from all the essentials. It is located 3 km from the sea, 5 km to Novigrad, 10 km to Umag, all the necessary shops and local food in the area of the Villa. Noise and fun are close to the Villa, but peace and quiet are in the Villa.

Covri on the old Venetian means the heart, which is also a feature of the coat of arms of the Covra family. The first stone of today’s Villa Covra was erected in 1587, and the last one in 1801. Throughout the centuries, the house has lived and breathed. The villa was completely restored in 2017 with furnishings of the highest quality and environmentally friendly paint. The old beams that have for centuries framed this beautiful villa have also been restored while the old stone has been put to new use. Marble of the highest quality from Istrian quarries was used to decorate the house. The interior of this beauty consists of three floors which successfully combine traditional Istrian with modern industrial style which makes this place especially inviting.

It boasts 5 large bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large pool with a cascade, a large living room with a kitchen, patio and lounge area. The stylish interiors will impress you with their strong colors, comfortable beds, and large bathrooms. The house also has a large ancient stone fireplace and many mementos from its’ glorious past. 

The open concept living and dining area together with a fully equipped kitchen and toilet are located on the ground floor. Three spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom are located on the first floor where from one of the bedrooms you have a terrace from which you can directly access the garden. The other two comfortable bedrooms, also with en-suite bathroom each, are located on the second floor. 

The villa is surrounded by a beautiful mediterranean garden with lavender, rosemary and olive trees where the refreshing private pool awaits and invites you to unwind in this beautiful oasis. To round up your experience in this extraordinary villa, the owners can offer various water sports at a discount. Yachts and other boats can also be arranged. For those who would like to truly relax - a top yoga teacher can come to the villa and offer a private or group class as well as a massage.

Each guest receives a leaf of Wonder Tree for their favourite book as a reminder of the Covri experience.

In 1946, a mulberry tree was planted, a very popular tree since Austro-Hungary. Today, this tree has a special story. The tree was planted by a 10-year-old boy. After 70 years, that same boy visited his tree and hugged him. The tree wept in the form of fruits – the first fruits after 70 years. To all who sit in its shade, the tree gives happiness, prosperity, money and fertility.