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Well located, Lake Bled house. Modern comfort in traditional style.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Spacious, self-catering, traditional, holiday-farmhouse set in glorious scenery

This spacious non-smoking house combines all the comforts of modern living with the unique charms of a historic building that has remained virtually unchanged for over 200 years. While the recent refurbishments mean that groups of up to six will enjoy a most agreeable standard of living, you’ll still feel part of a property that has served generations of Slovenes for hundreds of years.

With the village shop and restaurant close at hand, and being located at the heart of the old town of the village of Zasip, you will find that everything you need from day to day is near by. Just a short drive from the tourist centre of Bled, the house is ideally located for those seeking the peace and tranquility of village life with the added benefit of having the top facilities associated with Slovenia's premier tourist destination within easy reach.

The house with meadow-style garden and south facing balcony, includes two double bedrooms, one usually arranged as a twin, and a spacious attic room with two single beds – ideal for children. Facilities are extensive and include all the mod cons you’d expect from modern farmhouse accommodation. These include a large LCD TV with free cable channels and a DVD player, a stereo sound system with iPod connection and an extensive library containing numerous guides, maps, books and DVDs.

Staying in an authentic farmhouse on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most breathtaking and tranquil regions is a truly unique experience. We’re confident you’ll appreciate it as much as previous guests have.

Child Friendly holidays: The area is particularly suited to young children who will love paddling or even swimming in the lakes. They will especially love chasing the fish that dart around their legs in the shallows of Lake Bohinj.....Exploring the forest paths and mountain meadows is a delight while playing pooh-sticks from the bridge at Ribno is always fun. The local pubs and restaurants welcome younger diners and will usually have high chairs. Since most cook food from fresh ingredients, even the fussiest of palates can be catered for. Which child dislikes pizza ?.... especially when the pizza is so big it doesn't fit on the table (family sized pizza at Pizza Ema in Cesnica). There are numerous well equipped playgrounds for toddlers and many of the sandpits include buckets and spades. The local swimming pools have play pools that are ideal for young children, especially those at Hotel Golf and Aqua Park, Bohinj. The latter has devilish water slides, caves and a climbing wall with splash pool below! For the youngest winter adventurers there are several winter village ski slopes to try out a toboggan or even skis for the first time! The larger resorts have special children's areas too.

Summer activities: The Bled area boasts all the usual lakes and mountains holiday activities, with agencies offering among others: pony trekking, white-water rafting, canoeing and canyoning trips as well as excursions locally and beyond.......The Julian Alps are criss-crossed with paths and attract both ramblers and serious mountaineers alike. Many paths are way-marked so it is easy to find your own routes. Guides are available to escort you on longer treks and up the challenging Triglav - at 2864m - the tallest mountain in Slovenia........Most visitors to the house in summer will at some point take a refreshing dip in Lake Bled. The lake is fed by thermal waters and can reach a very pleasant 24°C by September. Lake Bohinj is a little cooler but well worth a visit....the mountain backdrops are stunning and will take your breath away just as effectively as the cold water. Lake Bled offers scenic gondola and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Late spring and autumn are especially pleasant times for exploring the area's numerous paths and tracks. In spring, before the trees gain their summer foliage, often unseen vista are opened up. In September and early October the spectacular autumnal colours make the area a true ramblers paradise.

Winter is ski time and with several ski areas ( both downhill and cross-country) within 40mins drive there are slopes for every age and ability. For those in search of winter mountaineering, this is the place...the area's waterfalls freeze making low altitude ice climbing an option.

More Details

Owner
Stuart
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

About Stuart

As a structural enginer I have always wanted to either build my own house or do a full-on renovation. When my daughter was born I realised that my available time and cash could both only shrink and that it was now or never!

As soon as I saw Lake Bled and had explored the local area I knew that it had to be now! With spectacular scenery, an understatedly classy feel and outdoor adventures all year round, I knew I would want to keep coming back. On top of that the food was good, the beer cold and the people warm.

With my daughter now 8 years old we have found the area to be great for young children. There are lots of short yet beautiful walks to do in summer, paddling with the fish is unforgettable and in winter the smaller nearby low-level ski slopes are ideal for starting out or having the thrill of a toboggan ride without the need to spend a full day in the mountains. The local pools have great baby areas with warmer water and toys provided. What more could you ask for. Oh yes, Spring is glorious with an explosion of mountain flowers and and kicking through heaps of dry aurtumn leaves is always a wonderful experience.

Stuart purchased this house in 2005

Why Stuart chose Zasip

The Alpine Retreat, named by a friend, was the first property I viewed and I immediately saw that it offered me a great opportunity to indulge in my own 'Grand Design'.. Looking beyond its run down condition, I instantly knew the house was special for reasons beyond its age, charm and wonderful location. My neighbours were immediately welcoming, and it is always a pleasure to catch up when I manage to take a holiday myself, but I am sure they thought I was mad for buying such a rundown place. However, after five years of incremental and some quite major works, the interior has been transformed, and I can at last enjoy the house for what it has become. The original rooms have been upgraded whilst maintaining their character and the upstairs area, once open for storing crops, now houses two bedrooms, a bathroom and new windows that have opened up some spectacular views.

What makes this house unique

I bought the house and undertook the refurbishment with the intention of creating a family holiday home and really only considered renting to holiday-makers after all the hard work was done. So, with all the fittings, fixtures and furnishings, it really is a home from home for all to enjoy.

The warm notes from our guests, of thanks and appreciation of the house and the area, have made sharing our house more of a pleasure than a chore and I think this shows in our personal approach.

We are a family that likes to explore and, remarkably even after years of visiting, we are still discovering new places. Many of our favourites are included in the house folder so our guests can get straight to the local top spots.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the best time ever and plan to come back.

Thanks so much for a lovely place in the most wonderful location.
Sep 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zasip in Municipality of Bled

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , luxurious
  • The views form the shower enclosure are spectacular
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Smaller
  • We keep two net-sided travel cots at the house, available free on request, but ask that guests with babies bring their own baby bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house includes two double bedrooms, one usually arranged as a twin, and a spacious attic room with two single beds – ideal for children. Facilities are extensive and include all the mod cons you’d expect from luxury farmhouse accommodation. These include a large LCD TV with free cable channels and a DVD player, a Bose sound system with iPod connection and an extensive library containing numerous guides, maps, books and DVDs. Outdoor spaces include a south facing balcony and, behind the barn opposite the house, a secluded meadow-style garden area with seating and fantastic views over open fields and the mountains beyond.

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Well located, Lake Bled house. Modern comfort in traditional style.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 30 reviews
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Loved the location!

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 6 adults visiting Slovenia and Croatia last September. We loved being able to walk to Bled and Vintgar Gorge. Zasip has a great restaurant, bar and grocery store within a few minutes walk. Everything we needed was close by, along with great scenery. The house had all the amenities we wanted and the sitting room and dining table were large enough to fit us all comfortably. The house does sleep 6 adults, but the loft area is a bit small for tall people.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house. Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Alpine Retreat for a week. The house is in perfect location - a beautiful village moments away from the much busier Bled. It was clean and had everything we needed. I really appreciated decent quality pans of a good size...vital for catering to hungry teenagers!

Zasip is very well placed for great local walks and trips futher afield. Stuart, our host, was extremely helpful giving us maps of walks and restaurant recommendations.

There were loads of activities nearby. We went canyoning, white water rafting and mountain biking.

Highlight of the trip was paragliding at Bohinj and Lake Bohinj itself. A sublime beauty. Best meal was at the Airport Restaurant also recommended by Stuart.

We had a brilliant time! Thank you Stuart.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Reflects village in which it is situated. Beautiful views. Lovely holiday home.

  • 4 of 5

Very good for families of all ages. Wonderfully cool in hot weather. Home from home. Excellent facilities. Parking for two cars a bit difficult. Had to ask Think Slovenia to send someone out to cut garden. Appeared not to have been cut all season.

Owner very helpful with written advice, things to do, car hire, walks, restaurants. Many useful books and maps. Hope to return.

Overall wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful area and country

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful stay at Alpine Retreat, within walking distance of Bled and whole of Slovenia is within easy reach. House comfortable with all home comforts and great suggestions of things to do. Lovely to have the old lady next door waving to us whenever we came or went (did she ever go into her own house?!). Can't wait to visit Slovenia again, so beautiful and friendly

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place in the countryside, with Bled as a great starter for all sorts of outdoor activities!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend in Stuarts lovely remodeled farm house. The house is spacious, equipped with everything one might need. The garden next to the house is a great source of fruits! Bled is just a couple of minutes to drive. But one can start wonderful hikes just in front of the door.

We had no problem whatsoever, Stuart responded immediately and gave us a host of great information about the area, good enough for a couple of weeks stay. We really enjoyed the few days, ready to get more some time!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful stay in a original old house with charme

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay in Zasip for us. The house ist very nice - a original old house with charme and it is modern and well equiped. The property was clean and it is in a quiet and rural environment. A good place to relax. The position is a vantage point to visit Bled and other nice places in this area

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Ljubljana
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Zasip
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Koper
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bled
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Bled
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Lesce
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zasip
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Bled
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Bled Lake
Car: recommended

Sited just 3km from Bled, the house , traditionally known as ' Pr Tonco ' (Tony's Place), is well positioned for both lake & land attractions & as a base to explore the further reaches of the Julian Alps. The spectacular Vintgar Gorge is nearby and is easily reached by one of the many well trodden footpaths. Gorgeous Lake Bled is a short cycle away and it is easy to visit nearby Lake Bohinj by car or bus. If you decide to stay put and simply soak up the tranquillity, the balcony offers wide views over the fairytale castle and beyond.

By Slovene standards, Zasip is now a large village and contains everything you might need on a day-to-day basis, including the well-stocked local Mercator supermarket and a friendly pub / restaurant that serves good food and refreshing drink. On the hill overlooking Zasip, Pizzeria Jurcek offers great views of the village and the valley beyond. Directly behind the restaurant is a footpath which leads to the bottom of the famous Vintgar Gorge

Golf: Bled Golf course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe. It is maintained to competition standard, and is located just 5 km away.

Ski: Slovenia has a reputation for winter sports and the area around Bled has numerous downhill ski-runs, cross country ski circuits, a number of ice skating rinks and the largest ski-jump in the world.The ski fields around Bled are most suited to intermediate skiers, however there are enough easy runs for beginners to progress and a few black runs to test the more advanced skiers. Off-piste skiing is possible but the terrain is too exposed to attempt without a guide. Ski hardware can be hired in Bled or at the foot of most ski centres. The nearest resorts include Vogel, Krvavec, and Kranjska Gora as well as Bled's very own Straza ski slope, which is great for children... With several villages having their own smaller slopes it is a great place to bring younger and very young children to play in the snow or to try out a toboggan. Even if they don't take to the snow, the nearby aqua parks are sure to please children of all ages.

Although most of the summer attractions are curtailed by the low winter temperatures and snow cover, it is still possible to go trekking on Icelandic ponies.... The spa facilities of the Golf Hotel are especially inviting in the winter...the outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake and castle is a personal favourite.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Zasip, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer / Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£309
for 3 nights
From
£103 **
£720 **
 
 
Festive Season
21 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£712
for 5 nights
From
£142 **
£997 **
 
 
Winter / Spring
7 Jan 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£269
for 3 nights
From
£90 **
£628 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer peak season
15 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£712
for 5 nights
From
£142 **
£997 **
 
 
Late summer and Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£269
for 3 nights
From
£90 **
£628 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Festive Season
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£712
for 5 nights
From
£142 **
 

Additional pricing information

nightly tax if 7 to 17 £ 0.59 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.94
nightly tax per adult £ 1.12 per person per night

The quote given by Home Away is indicative. I will prepare an accurate quote based on guest numbers and appropriate age-related Tourist Tax upon receipt of a Guest Details Form (which I will send to you) Payment by bank transfer is 30% to reserve with balance due a month before arrival. A 200 Euro damage deposit is left with our local agent (arranged on line) prior to your stay.

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