Matulini feedback

There is a guest book at the house. Below is a sample of the comments guests have written. (I’ve put in 3 examples per year.)


  • What a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable ‘Little House’, set in an idyllic Istrian country setting. Penny & Jerry, Sydney, Australia (September)
  • An ideal and comfortable base for touring Istria & relaxing by the pool – Ray & Mary, Romiley, UK (August)
  • Our first stay in the Little House won’t be our only one – we’ll be back. Totally delightful. So peaceful & relaxing, beautiful garden to just look at and delight over. – Simon & Wendy, East Sussex, UK (June)


  • Our 3rd stay in the Little House since 2006. As ever, comfortable & immedately relaxing. RHS standard gardens & consumate hosts in Nicky & Phil. – Simon & Christine, Surry UK (September)
  • Had a lovely 2 weeks. A good base for sightseeing. Nice to have local knowledge from Nicky & lovely to have a pool that you can actually swim in. Tried most of the local restaurants & enjoyed them all. – Pauline & Keith, Sheffield, UK (August)
  • Nicky & Phil – The Little House & garden is a credit to you both. Everything you could possibly wish for has been catered for. Your hospitality & local knowledge have been superb. Istria has been a wonderful place to explore, especially out of season. – Jan & Ian, Northumberland, UK (May)


  • We would like to echo thanks to Nicky & Phil: good connections before hand; good directions en route & great welcome pack, especially the cold beer on a very hot day. For the rest of the week, we enjoyed the balance of privacy & wise counsel. Our 1st visit to Croatia & we enjoyed the genuine friendliness & courtesy of the local folk; excellent service everywhere & great value. – Alison & Maurice, Lancashire, UK (July)
  • Thanks for everything. We had such a relaxing stay that we didn’t travel very far – but we did make it to Venice. Really worth the trip. Enjoyed cats, bird- and butterfly- watching. – June & Cecil, UK (June)
  • The Little House was the prefect base for exploring this beautiful country and we had everything we could possibly need.  – Simon & Liz, Oxford, UK (May)


  • Quiet, comfortable & complete. Nice for home cooking, reading & making bicycle trips. We enjoyed it! – Willem & Els, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September)
  • Just loved the place. Would have happily packed Baggy & Tally (our cats – Nicky) in our suitcases & taken them home with us. A really peaceful, relaxing holiday – just wish we could have stayed longer. – Jill & Jack, Surrey, UK (July)
  • We have enjoyed the peace & quiet at the Little House – a haven of tranquility. The batteries are now recharged! – Sue & Kevin, Shropshire, UK (June)


  • The Little House is everything you could want from a holiday home and Phil & Nicky have done everything they can to make a welcoming, enjoyable stay. We shall, of course, recommend Istria and The Little House to all our friends. – Paul & Bren Stevens, UK (August)
  • This was our 2nd time at The Little House & we loved it just as much. The weather has been gorgeous & Nicky, Phil, Tally & Baggy have been so welcoming. – Helen & Josh, London, UK (July)
  • Thank you for a fabulous holiday in the terrific ‘Little House’ – everything provided to make such a comfortable stay – all thought through down to the finest detail. The pussies were a welcome reminder of home. Will recommend to friends & family. – Chris & Paul, Manchester, UK (June)


  • We can only repeat everything that previous guest have said. The tranquility, pool, location. Baggy & Tally (who wouldn’t fit into the case) &, of course, The Little House itself – everything thought of, everything perfect. Thank you Phil & Nicky. – Mary & Robert, Isle of Aran, Scotland (September)
  • What a delightful setting to explore Istria. It has been a very relaxing holiday for us in  calm & charming environment. We have enjoyed our dips in the pool & just sitting, watching all the colourful butterflies in your lovely garden.- David & Kim Cope, London, UK (August)
  • The Little House was a superb find: you have put a huge amount of plannig & thought into making this a very calm & peaceful environment. Our breakfast with the butterflies will be a fond memory. Being away from the crowds is ideal for us. Exploring in the morning & being able to relax by the pool in the afternoon – perfect! David & Anne, Suffolk, UK (June)


  • The Little House is probably the most comfortable & well eqipped holiday accomodation we have visited. The warm welcome & friendly atmosphere were great and the pool a delight. Many thanks for a lovely week. – Ron & Liz Barry, UK (September)
  • Had a lovely 2 weeks here – been a long time since  we spent so long in the same place, but we didn’t run out of things to see & do. Weather was exciting & cats were entertaining. Jacky & Chris, UK (August)
  • A chilled out week – just what we needed! Pool & terrace were perfect for soaking up the rays. Also great base for exploring hill towns & easy reach of Slovenia and Venice. Best of all, Little House tailor-made for couples + bonus of pool. Gavin & Gayle, Glasgow, UK (June)