Joining the collection of villas with private pools featured by Vintage Travel in Croatia’s picturesque Konavle Valley is Starina Mala, a stone-built cottage in the hamlet of Vitaljina, on the border with Montenegro and a 40-mintue drive from Dubrovnik.
This stone built cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms and has a contemporary interior behind its traditional stone walls. On the ground floor it has an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, while upstairs there are two bedrooms and a shower room.
It its grounds there are lawns, a private swimming pool, covered and open terraces – one of which was once the stone threshing circle used by villagers – along with a built-in barbeque.
Nearby (10 kms) is the fishing village of Molunat with its shingle beach, restaurants and small shop, but more amenities can be found at Gruda (15 kms), a picturesque town surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Further on lies Cavtat (30 kms), a coastal town from where the ferry leaves for Dubrovnik.
Seven nights in Starina Mala in 2017 start at £495, increasing to £1250 in peak season.
Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.
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