Traveller's Haven House
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
This is a home with everything suitable for a large family of five children and their visiting guests to enjoy. It is in the centre of Bled's residential district, located only yards from St Martin's Church at the foot of the spectacular cliff top Bled Castle. There is a shop across the road from the property where a huge variety of fresh food, supplies and toiletries can be purchased. The lake offers a wide variety of entertainment from the leisurely to the active; sunbathing, swimming, diving, rowing, fishing etc. The straza or piste is just across the lake from the accommodation and is open for day and night time skiing in the winter months and roller coaster rides in the summer. The property is within walking distance of all the hotels, pubs and restaurants. Locally organised events are held throughout the year - Bled Days and Nights in July and The Circle of Friendship at Christmas. There are many outdoor pursuit organisations for the adventurous visitors, as well as concerts and recitals for those who prefer less strenuous entertainent. A popular passtime, due to the aesthetic nature of Bled, is a walk or cycle around the lake. Bled has a host of other activities on offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bled Lake. 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brnik 25 km, Nearest railway: Lesce 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
This is a luxury house with all modern conveniences and top quality equipment. The living room and dining area are open plan and the ultra modern kitchen runs along the entire length of this room. From the living room you can access a very large terrace which can be used in the summer months for sun bathing and having BBQ's.
The master bedroom has direct access onto a private terrace and garden as well as having a private shower room and toilet. The second bedroom is also beautifully furnished, with ample wardrobe facilities and a private shower room en suite, The children's bedroom is cleverly designed to make full use of the light. There is a set of bunks and a single bed with two further beds that pull out from the floor. This is colourfully designed for children's use but is fully capable of accommodating adults. The large entrance hall is also used as a children's entertainment area with a plasma TV and DVD player (+ 2 futons for visiting guests). From this access point there are 3 bedrooms, an entrance to a private garden and terrace, and access to the upstairs living area. All bed linens and towels are provided and any other requirements can be arranged by asking Mirjam, Karmen or Gasper who run a tourist office next door.
|Further details outdoors|
This is a superb location for the whole family. During all seasons there is something for all ages and diversities of interests. All local amenities are within walking distance. The garden to the front is enclosed. The balconies are all secure. There are barbecue facilities and future plans for an outdoor hot tub. Traveller's Haven Hostel (27 beds) next door, is manned all day and Mirjam or Karmen or who are experienced in tourism, can help with excursions, flights, buses, train timetables, skiing and other outdoor pursuits etc
The house is let on a weekly basis usually from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions can be made, where possible. Care and respect for the expensive decor and facilities is essential to the contract. Please replace anything lost or broken.
The Gorenjska region
Bled is an Alpine resort of breathtaking beauty, like a picture post card of a disney wonderland. The vibrant town surrounds a crystal clear, spa lake, fed by the pure, green, melt water from the Julian Alps. In the summer the rivers are cool and the lakeside, supervised pools, are warm for bathing. In the winter it is crisp, dry and cold. Some winters the lake freezes and Bled is engulfed in snow, The snow capped Julian Alps are the background to this fairytale scenery. Slovenes are well known for their love of the outdoors and this is the perfect starting off point for days of fun, surrounded by the outstanding scenery of Triglav National Park. Bled and its surroundings, are steeped in history from Roman times, to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Front Line in WW1, to Tito and the socialist Yugoslavia until 1991when it gained independence and joined the European Union in 2004. The currency has changed from the Slovene Tolar to the Euro. It boast 100% literacy and English is spoken by almost everyone.
The town of Bled offers so many activities and attractions that it iseasier to put the most obvious in a list that is by no means exhaustive
Summer: swimming, rafting, walking, cycling, pitch and put, hiking. train rides, Gondola hire, boat hire,
Places to visit locally: Cliff Top Castle, Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj, Radovlica Bee Museum, Radovna Valley.
Outdoor activities include: white water rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, hunting, fishing (exceptional), hiking, ballooning, golf (championship course in Bled) flying (Lesce 2km).
Daytime excursions include trips to; Venice, Tarvisio Markets(Italy), Velden, Salzburg (Austria), Zagreb and Ljubljana. Postojna Caves in the Karst Region.
A summer day trip in the car could be: breakfast in Kranjska Gora (40mins) ->Mangart mountain hike, mountain hut for lunch, -> Kobarid WW I Museum and bathing in the Soca valley, -> Car train from Most na Soci to Bohinjska Bistrica -> Dinner in the Bled Castle.
A more leisurely day drip would be a visit to picturesque Piran and Portoroz on the Slovene coast to savour the flavours of the Adriatic.
Winter activities are equally diverse i.e. Skiing, Snow shoe walking, tubing, sledging, ice climbing, ski touring, Indoor Ice rink (Bled)
There are several ski locations i.e. Bled (although Bled cannot really be described as a ski resort itself), Kravavec, Vogel, Kranjska Gora, Kobla, or Pokljuka Plateau. (all 30 mins or less by car and also served by a daily bus service) Other Ski resorts in Italy and Austria can be accessed in under 1 hours drive.
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2 May 2012
The holiday home was amazing!! Felt like a home from home!!! Couldn't have asked for a nicer home to spend a week with family!!!!
The area is also beautiful, definately a place to visit!!!!!!!
We came to Bled for a wedding expecting rain but had a week of beautiful sunshine!!!!
Fantactic house and area, would love to come here again!!!!!
Thank you for lending us your wonderful holiday home!!!
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