Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Katric is a charming Slovenian farmhouse that has been lovingly restored retaining many of its features but incorporating many modern facilities. Located at the heart of the quiet farming village of Kamno halfway between Tolmin and Kobarid it is ideally located for any visitor who wishes to enjoy the Soca valley and all it has to offer.
The house has all the facilities you will need to make your stay a pleasant and comfortable experience, comfortably sleeping up to 6 people. Although by special request further arrangements can be made.
On the ground floor is a modern kitchen and dining area with open plan space to the living room and digital flat screen TV with exposed wooden beams in both rooms. There is also a DVD player and stereo for your entertainment. A downstairs toilet and boiler room for drying out any wet gear, also use of a washing machine and ironing facilities.
On the first floor is a large double bedroom with beautiful country views, antique furniture and exposed beams. A single bedroom also with antique furniture and exposed beams. A large luxury bathroom with large shower, spa bath and toilet. Access off this floor onto a traditional large wooden balcony with flowers and countryside views. Where there it is possible to relax with a book or a lovely glass of Slovenia wine.
The third floor consists of another double bed and single bed suite with its own en-suite bathroom and a further seating area with TV and chairs. There is also air-conditioning installed on this floor for your comfort. From here there are far reaching views of the valley down to Tolmin.
Throughout the house there are many character features like exposed wooden beams, a stone fireplace, original wooden floorboards and antique furniture creating a rustic and cosy living space. But with a modern kitchen and spacious bathrooms you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The whole house has free WIFI access perfect if you need to keep in touch with home or to check your e-mail if you cannot leave it behind!.
For those rare summer wet days we have a cupboard with games and puzzles for you to use.
All windows have fly screens so you can enjoy the fresh summer air and not worry about being pestered by the insects.
The house is only a 10 minute stroll to the river perfect for fishing, swimming or enjoying a picnic by the riverside.
Outside is our lovely secure garden and seating area where you can enjoy dining alfresco anytime of day and with our hand built stone bbq you can cook outside too.
There is off road parking for 2 cars if you come in 2 groups.
Mountain bikes available on request for exploring the valley from the saddle please contact us for details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On the river 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Trieste 78.3 km, Nearest railway: Most na Soci 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The third floor comprises of a air-conditioned 3 bed suite (1 double and 1 single) with its own bathroom and tv/lounge area. There is also a extra toilet room on the ground floor. We like to warn people the staircases are quite steep. It is a non smoking house, pets and children are welcome.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside is a secure garden area with stone BBQ and seating. Parking for 2 cars.
The Goriska region
In North-West Slovenia are the dramatic white limestone mountains, the Julian Alps, so named after the Julian dynasty who ruled on the southern side of the Alps. It is a landscape of soaring peaks, deep valleys & gorges, rivers of crystal clear emerald water, blankets of thick forest, and meadows filled with wild flowers; then in winter a stunning snowy winter wonderland. Towering over the numerous peaks is Triglav the highest mountain in Slovenia at 2,864 metres set within one of Europe’s first national parks; the Triglav National Park which was set up in 1903 to protect this unique area.
THE SOCA VALLEY
THE TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
This is the only national park in Slovenia. It is staggeringly beautiful and so demands special treatment. This national park in the area of the Julian Alps in north-western Slovenia gained its name from Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav, which stands 2,864 metres high. Countless natural and cultural features are dotted around the diverse karstic mountain terrain with its picturesque mountain peaks and valleys, and there is ample opportunity for activities in the natural environment and for active leisure time.
Triglav National Park (TNP) covers 838 square kilometres by the border with Italy and Austria, accounting for four percent of Slovenia’s entire territory. It is almost entirely covered by the Eastern Julian Alps. It is the biggest protected area in the country, and has the status of a special protected area, which is stricter than in other landscape parks in Slovenia. This means very limited scope for building tourist infrastructure, in order for the park to maintain its most unspoilt quality, while at the same time it enables many people to enjoy its beauty.
This area ranks among the oldest parks in Europe. It was first protected in 1924, when an Alpine protection park was established. It was officially renamed Triglav National Park in 1961, but this only encompassed the close surroundings of Mt. Triglav and the Triglav lakes. The park acquired its current area in 1981. www.slovenia.info
BOVEC - The area of Kobarid, a small town under the mighty Mt. Krn (2244 m), extends beyond the town of Kobarid and its surroundings to Breginjski kot, Livško, the gorge of Trnovska soteska – centre of rafting and kayaking exploits – and the wonderful mountain villages under Mt. Krn (Drežnica, Vrsno and Krn).
The greatest impression was left on Kobarid by the First World War. The story of the town’s history and primarily of the Soca or Isonzo Front is told in the Kobarid Museum, voted best museum of Europe in 1993. The exhibits, the large reliefs of the urrounding mountains, the rich photographic material and mlutivision projections offer a sensitive narrative of those hard and bloody days near the Soca. Part of the events connected to the Soca Front were described in his famous novel A Farewell to Arms by then American war correspondent Ernest Hemingway.
The trail of Kobarid’s history is fascinating and instructive, leading us through time and the natural beauties of the surrounding environment.
Kobarid is the town in Slovenia that can boast the highest number of excellent restaurants in one single place. Even for the fussiest lovers of good food and excellent wine, a visit to Kobarid will be a great experience.
Like the other places along the Soca Valley, this too boasts an exceptional natural heritage and a broad range of possibilities for enjoying an active holiday. Rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking and hill walking, fishing – in fact everyone can find just what they want to do.
TOLMIN - Tolmin is the largest town and an administrative centre of the Soca river valley. It features a high school and an excellent library and its greatest attractions are the old town centre, great sports facilities and the Museum of Tolmin where one can explore the history of the whole Posocje region.
Only a short walk from the town we can admire the untamed Tolmin gorges, the lowest entrance into the Triglav National Park, and a few kilometres away we can see Javorca, the most beautiful monument from the times when the First World War unleashed upon the Posocje region. It was entered into the list of European cultural heritage in 2006. The Tolmin municipality consists of several regions.
One can explore the story of Most na Soci, the famous archaeological site by a picturesque lake, by taking a walk along the cultural & historical path. The valley of Idrijca river is a popular spot among summer swimmers.
Trebuša is famous for its secluded country homes, gorges and waterfalls.
In addition to a breathtaking view, the plateau Šentviška planota also features the splendid Mary’s Church – one of the last creations of the renowned architect Plecnik.
In addition to ordinary trains, a museum train (steam-powered) and a car train (the most comfortable way of travelling between Bohinj and Bled) traverse Baška Grapa on the more than a century old tracks.
The tradition of alpine cattle ranches and with them the famous Tolmin cheese still survives in the surrounding mountain pastures.
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8 Jun 2014
"Amazing, gorgeous, wonderful"
What a wonderful place for a lovely holiday. We travelled with 2 small children and a baby and the farmhouse was ideal for everything we could have wanted.The farmhouse was over 3 floors and the phot… More
25 Oct 2013
"Great Stay in the Soca River Valley"
Sorry for the delay in providing our comments but we have just finished our wonderful vacation. We had a great time visiting the Soca River Valley and your home was ideal. You and Shaun provided a l… More
22 Oct 2013
"Perfect weekend stay - the house provided everything we wanted"
How wonderful to find such a characterful and tastefully restored traditional old house, provided with all the modern conveniences you could want for a comfortable home-from-home holiday. Thank you … More
24 Aug 2013
"Beautiful house, in stunning area."
Stayed in Katric for one week with 15yr old and 13yr children. The house really is beautiful and has absolutely everything you could possibly need, including Wifi. Hannah and Shaun are extremely help… More
7 Aug 2013
"Beautiful restored and decorated house"
First time in Slovenia.We've had a wonderful time here. The house is located on short distance of Tolmin en Kobarid and therefore a splendid place to start your daytrip. The house offers al mode… More
10 Jul 2013
"Perfect holiday getaway with spectacular views and location!"
This was our first trip to Slovenia and thanks to the hosts, Hannah and Shaun, it won't be the last. The home is absolutely beautiful and is located in a quaint little village. My best friend a… More
16 Aug 2012
"One of the best breaks we've ever had."
We'd never been to Slovenia before but fell in love with this region. Katric has been beautifully restored. The owners are very friendly and have cleverly integrated original features with moder… More
3 Aug 2012
"Magical emerald rivers, spectacular scenery, fabulous traditional Slovenian home"
We had the most fabulous week staying in this 200 year old traditional Slovenian cottage. Central to all that is offered in the Soca Valley, the home provided an exceptionally high standard of accommodation where all needs were considered. The hosts Hannah and Shaun were exceptional in providing advice on local attractions as well as those further afield. We particularly enjoyed the traditional village in which this house was situated. Surrounded by steely grey mountains and emerald rivers this home is an absolute must for those wishing to have an authentic experience in Slovenia.
23 Jul 2012
"A really nice and relaxing holidays"
We spent one week in the Katric House in July with 2 children and a dog.
The first impression was that the house is much nicer in reality than on the photos! An old house, where the owners have tried to keep the old architectural structures and yet with modern interior. We (and the dog) felt very comfortable from the first minute on. Our children had the whole second floor for themselves - which they (and us) really liked.
Mosquito nets are on all windows, so you can sleep with all windows open!
The house is very quiet and yet you can reach Tolmin or Kobarid with the shopping possibilities in less than 10 minutes by car.
What we really liked was the fact that there are plenty of possibilities to go for walk with the dog, that you can walk in 5 minutes to Soca river, that you can start all mountain bike tours start directly from the house and that you can spend really nice and relaxing evenings on the terrace.
14 Jul 2012
"Fantastic location for river, mountain, Tolmin & Kobarid"
Great location for Soca fly fishing for Greyling & fantastic trout or just relaxing by the river. Mount Krn is a beautiful trip on a clear day the views are fantastic. Beautiful house with everything … More
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