Stone house in Sasovici with pool and large plot of 35 000 sq m
Herceg Novi Riviera, Montenegro [ref: 8174]
This charming farmhouse was completely renovated in 2004 after being empty for 25 years, and in 2005 a swimming pool was added and an annex adjoining the house.
It stands at 300m (over 1,000ft) above sea level, with stunning views over the Gulf of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) and the open sea. All the bedrooms and living rooms have views out over the terraces to the sea and the mountains.
There are kiwi and grape vines, and a massive mulberry tree giving shade to the terraces, while near the house are figs, olives, oranges, satsumas and peach trees.
Stone built barbecue on the terrace.
The property has its own water supply from its own spring, with water stored in 2 cisterns (total capacity 80,000Litres) situated above the house. These supply the house, pool and garden with a gravity fed system which is independent of the main water and electricity supplies.
Accomodation – 3 bedroom house with private pool. Sleeps 8/10
Ground Floor –Sitting room with open log fire, has 2 sofas, chairs, TV with DVD player, bookshelves, etc.
Large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with hand-made pine kitchen units and hardwood table, chairs and dresser.
Lobby to large Annex Bedroom, with en-suite shower room.
First floor –Master Bedroom, with en suite bathroom.
Second bedroom, with adjacent bathroom on landing.
Double garage below terrace.
The nearest beach is at Meljine, 5km away, but there are many others all along the shore of the gulf; mostly with fine gravel and rocks. The waters are crystal clear with shoals of fish, etc.
Nearest shop – a small general store is in Podi (2km).
Banks, cashpoints, the food market, clothes shops, etc, are avilable in Herceg Novi (7km). The nearest supermarket is in Zelenika, 6km from the house.
There are restaurants all along the coast, most overlooking the sea and serving a fine range of sea-foods as well as a general menu.
Places of interest include the walled towns of Herceg Novi (6-8km), Perast (25km) and Kotor (1hour) as well as the beaches and mountains (Orijen & Lovcen are both over 5,000ft).
Jet-skis, sailing and fishing boats can be hired in Herceg Novi, and you can also get boat trips from the marina across to Rose, Kotor and other small harbours along the coast. In Rose there is a scuba diving school and more waterside restaurants.
Dubrovnik airport (1 hour) has direct flights from Britain daily.
Tivat airport (1 hour) has daily flights via Belgrade, and some direct flights in summer from London (LGW).