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Niksa's Town House Gruda (Konavle) | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3377 | Sleeps 6
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Niksa's Town House 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Town House | A/C | WiFi | Heated Pool | Beach 6km | Dubrovnik Old Town 30km | Sleeps 6
Immerse yourself in the gentle pace of daily Croatian life at this stylish townhouse. Privately and discretely located above one of the local shops in the heart of the likable little town of Gruda, all amenities including grocery stores, supermarkets, coffee bars and two excellent restaurants are within walking distance.
Charming local owner, Nikša, has clearly put heart and soul into the recent refurbishment of his property, personally supervising every detail to ensure his exacting high standards are maintained. The results are not only impressive but a delight to experience; both inside and out you will find, created through the judicious use of reclaimed materials and distinctive local stone, an artful combination of character and traditional styling merging seamlessly with 21st Century home comforts.
Throughout the interior, part open-stone, part white painted walls perfectly complement the authentic terracotta flooring. Bespoke oak furniture and specifically sourced, chunky stone sinks in the attractive shower rooms offering further evidence of Nikša’s keen eye for detail.
Each of the three bedrooms has a double aspect and, along with the living area, individual air conditioning.
Sweeping views across the fertile Konavle valley to the mountains can be enjoyed from the private (heated) pool, adjacent sun terrace and impressive covered barbecue/dining area. Nearby, there are two fascinating forts to explore, the small pebble beach of Popovici is 6km and a variety of local restaurants can be found dotted around the wine-producing valley including the popular Konavoski Dvori watermill just 2 km away on the River Ljuta where the waiting staff wear traditional regional costumes. For further dining options, many with sea views, try palm-fringed Cavtat (16km) where a string of interesting restaurants line the waterfront promenade.
The World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik is a straightforward drive of 30 minutes via a scenic coastal route (or a similar time via water taxi from Cavtat). Paved with limestone and encircled by thick, soaring stone walls the famous Old Town is an art-filled treasure trove; its well-preserved buildings an eclectic, architectural mélange of Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic styles. It is a truly unique place. Do be sure to visit.