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Detached Alpine Cottage With View Of mountains and Bled Castle

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Zasip, Bled, Slovenia Inland - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive To Lake Bled

Our pretty hillside home has the most amazing mountainous views from every window , we are just 2km from Lake Bled , and we are on route to the famous spectacular Vintgar Gorge which is just a short walk away, the village of Zasip has everything you need; a well stocked supermarket, a friendly pub / restaurant with excellent local food, and a Pizzeria just 5 mins walk up the hill from our house. Everything is with in 5 mins walk. We have a pretty garden with stream and pond, and a large open terrace as well as two more enclosed private terraces with lovely peaceful views.

elaine hennin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018

About elaine hennin

We are a very happy couple from Altrincham in Manchester. with the birth of ourSlovenian granddaughter, we decided to buy a homely property in a scenic part of the country. Picking Lake Bled wasn't a difficult decision, and as soon as we saw this house, the scenery, and the view over and across Bled, we knew it was the place for us. Since then, we have spent each summer gradually renovating it to make it our dream property; we have renovated each room, added a wood-burning stove and new bathrooms, built a summer terrace above the garage, and feel that it is now the perfect home for a comfortable and relaxing trip away.

elaine hennin purchased this house in 2004

Why elaine hennin chose Zasip

It is the perfect place for us. The location offers us the perfect combination of a natural and scenic getaway with so many amazing sights and walks for us to go on while at the same time being ever so close to the very centre of the busier Lake Bled

What makes this house unique

The very best thing about the property, though, for us, is our neighbours. Every one of them is just so lovely and willing to go that extra mile out of their way to help us and make us feel at home. Each time we arrive at the house for our holidays we find that they will have aired the house (in summer) or prepared the stove so that it is nice and warm for us (in winter) and are always happy to meet and greet any guests and offer them the most authentic of local delicacies, advice and experiences.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • One bathroom with Full bath and separate shower cubicle, toilet, and large basin. The second bedroom has an en-suite toilet and basin. toiletries are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two bedrooms one with a king size double bed with balcony off , and the other with twin beds plus a sofa bed and an en suite toilet and basin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Wifi is available free of charge in our local restaurant, pub, and via our neighbours. also on our terrace and parts of the house Outside: We have a terraced garden with a natural stream and pond that has an enclosed terrace, which is draped in grape vines, and has a dining table, chairs and also two comfortable wooden lounger chairs for relaxing. Also an electric BBQ grill. There is also a large roof terrace which is enclosed and and has a table and 6 chairs and a hammock . We have two working bicycles for your use. Utility Room: There is a washing machine, iron, and ironing board in the basement along with drying facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned after each stay, Other: We have a small wine cellar, and two basement rooms for storage, golf clubs, fishing tackle, skis, sledge, etc.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Detached Alpine Cottage With View Of mountains and Bled Castle
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Horsham, West Sussex, UK

Peaceful location with great views

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay here. The house is in a lovely peaceful village with great views; it is just as per the photos - but much bigger than I expected, with plenty of room and lots of outdoor space. It is equipped with all you could possibly need for a comfortable stay.

We particularly liked sitting on the balcony outside the lounge enjoying the view along with a glass or two of wine each evening. We briefly switched on the TV the first night at the house but after that didn't bother as we preferred the views! However, there are lots of DVDs provided for anyone who'd like to watch something, plus a CD player, a variety of books, and plenty of pamphlets re places to visit, as well as road maps (very useful to take in the car in case the SatNav loses signal). As per a previous review, the road to the house is very narrow and steep - I'd hired a VW Polo which was just the right size to navigate this.

Whilst on holiday I like to research online re places to visit so would reiterate that, as noted in the house description, the internet reception is patchy - it is also slower than you may be used to at home. However, the restaurant in the village has free wifi.

From the house there are lovely walks around Zasip as well as longer walks to Vintgar Gorge and Podhom, as well as Bled itself. The Gostilna Kurej is just a few minutes' walk from the house and does delicious food, with plenty of options - even for someone like me, who only eats fish / veggie meals (their trout just melted in the mouth and they did a lovely mushroom risotto). There's also a small Mercator in Zasip for general groceries, whilst there's a larger one in Bled.

Elaine was very easy to communicate with throughout.

Ideas of places to visit:

We took the train from Lesce-Bled station into Ljubljana one day, to save driving into the city. Other places we visited were: Vintgar Gorge; Škocjan Caves (well worth the long drive); Lake Bohinj and the cable car up to Vogel (great views); Velika Planina; Kropa; Škofja Loka; Kranjska Gora; the Franja Partisan Hospital (a fascinating place to visit, hard to find but worth the effort!); Vrsic Pass, Kobarid and of course Lake Bled itself.

We loved Slovenia and its warm and welcoming people, and this house was a great base for us - we're already missing the peace, the sound of the church bells, and the wonderful views!

"Hvala" Elaine for letting us stay in your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased Tracy and her husband enjoyed staying at our house and loved Slovenia and its people , It was a pleasure to have them stay , Thankyou for choosing our holiday home .
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San Jose, CA

Beautiful Rental

  • 5 of 5

It was perfectly located in a small, quiet village. Just what we like. The views were the best!!! We have stayed in many rentals in Europe and we consider this one of the top ones. Views, very clean, easy parking, accommodating owner, well-stocked kitchen, lovely neighbors. We fell in love with Slovenia. Such a kind people. The rental is located close to so many beautiful things to see. And it's quiet.....maybe a few tractors going by, maybe some goat bells, maybe church bells......what's not to love about all of this. Grocery store handy, the local restaurant has terrific food. Hearing Slovenian families enjoying each other over food and laughter. Just so special. There are not many places we say "hey, let's come back here" but our 8 days here were incredible. We'd love to come back. Elaine is very responsive on e-mail, is so kind was a pleasure staying in her lovely home. Til next time, Elaine!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased our guests enjoyed staying at our holiday home in Zasip and it was everything they wished for , We would love them to return sometime perhaps for longer next time , it was a pleasure having them .
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 (inc boys 12 and 7) and this was the perfect house for us . We couldn't believe the views from the numerous balconies when we arrived and made the most of them all for breakfast in the mornings and a beer/wine /supper in the evenings .The house itself has a lovely layout , was really comfortable and we didn't need anything more . The location was great , wonderful walks from the door , very short drive/cycle to the lake and central to all the multiple activities to do in the area. It suited us as a quiet , beautiful place to return to every evening and we didn't want to leave . The owners always got back to us straight away and were immensely helpful . We really really hope we can return again and would recommend this wonderful home for anyone who enjoys home comforts whilst surrounded by the great outdoors.Thank you so much for a brilliant place to stay .

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is reassuring to know that guests enjoy the beautiful views from our balconies as much as we do when we are there . I am pleased the family treated our house as there own ,and found it perfect for walks with the children . It was a pleasure to have them stay and hope they return one day
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A lovely house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc

The property was spotless and well-maintained

The owners provided good customer service and were superb at communicating prior, during and after the let

Yes I would you recommend this property to a friend or relative

Around there: Lake Bled is lovely and great to swim in, cycle or walk/run around (about 40 mins walk to the lake), Vintar Gorge a great walk straight from the house, the capital is about and hour's drive away, Lake Bohinji is a 40 mon drive and lovely with lads of activities

The village restaurant is good simple good value food

A great place to relax thankyou

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have this family with two lovely boys stay at our home , and we're so pleased they had a great time doing all the activities there is in the area. Thank you for choosing our house
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Lovely House and Location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a fab week at this house with our 2 teenage kids. We were very unlucky with the weather which was unusually wet for the time of year, but we still had a great stay. Bled area is really beautiful and there are lots and lots of things to do.

The house is great - very comfortable and quite quirky in a good way. Very well equipped and everything in good working order. We found the last part of the drive through the village very steep and a bit narrow, but the village is very peaceful. Shop within walking distance.

Would love to go back and would totally recommend Slovenia.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we were so pleased Lisa and family had a great time at our house and in Bled ,even though the weather could have been better, I am sure next time they visit Slovenia, hopefully, there won't be as much rain !!
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Lovely house at beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 10 days in this lovely house located in a quiet village. A perfect location for an active holiday in a beautiful scenery. The local people are very friendly and helpfull.

The house is well-equiped and the local shop is within walking distance.

It was the first time we booked through Ownersdirect or similar sites. The enquiry went very well and the Owner was also very cooperative in reducing the international bank transfer costs. With the directions provided by the Owner it was no problem at all finding the house.

We visited the Vintgar gorge, hiked and cycled, swam in lake Bled and the kids also went rafting and canyoning. After an active day it was nice to relax and dine on one of the terraces either in the sun or in the shade. Most of the evenings we watched a nice film from the extensive DVD collection.

We had a very nice dinner at the nearby Gostilna Kurej.

It did not bother us but we can imagine that especially for families with young children it could be relevant to know that the bedrooms can (almost) not be blinded.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Piet and family stay in our house , I am so pleased they enjoyed their stay and all the activities around Bled . We take note of your suggestion regarding blinds to the windows , which will be fitted later this month
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bled golf course
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
gostilna Kureg
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Bled lake
Car: not necessary


The beaches at Lake Bled is a five minute drive or ten minute cycle.


We are 30 mins from Ljubljana airport.

GoOpti is a low cost transport that does cheap transfers from Venice,Trieste etc airports from 10 euros.

A car is recommended, but not essential.


We are in the centre of the village within 5 mins from shop and restaurant and pizzeria.

the walk down the road into Bled takes about 30 mins, by our bikes 10 mins.

Ljubljana is 40 mins by car 30mins to Bohinj and Kranjska gora .

Further Details:

The house has a non smoking and no pets policy

The local Mecertor supermarket is just 5 mins down the road , and has everything

you need .

The house is only a 10 mins walk to the start of the famous beautiful Vingkar Gorge , and water rafting can be done only a short way away .


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
Winter spring
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
4 Sep 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
18 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
There is a minimum stay of 7 days in high season

Your preferred dates will be secured on receipt of a non-refundable booking deposit of 30%
the remaining 70% balance of payment and tourist tax to be received one month before arrival .
there will be a damage deposit of £100 payable on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
the price is for 2 people staying
for each extra person it will be £12.50 a night

there is a final cleaning charge of £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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