House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Farmhouse Katricnek dates back to the 1800's and sits in a traditional Slovenian village close to Lake Bled. It has been converted into 3 top-quality holiday homes, full of charm and character, but at the same time bringing the house bang up to date with fully fitted kitchens, modern bathrooms, cable TV and WiFi internet. There is also a large garden and heated outdoor swimming pool.
Forgive us if we sound a bit smug but it's turned out really well and we're pleased as punch.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Trieste 63 km, Nearest railway: Most na Soci 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Goriska region
The Soca valley is famous throughout Slovenia for offering the country's most jaw dropping scenery and truly picture-postcard views. It is also renowned in kayaking circles for offering some of the best white water sports in Europe. Nearby Bovec (20 minutes) has become a thriving outdoor activities town with almost every imaginable sport available. In summer taking advantage of the beautiful Soca river and in Winter the ski resort Kanin, which has just doubled in size with the addition of a lift connecting it to the Italian resort on the other side of the mountain.
In the other direction you can drive or cycle the Fifty Bend Road to Kranjska Gora or journey to the village of Trenta to see the source of the Soca river.
The area is steeped in history, many of the First World War trench lines ran through the mountains nearby and there is a museum in Kobarid (15 minutes) offering a touching local insight into the period.
An excellent day trip is to travel south to see Slovenia's Karst region with its massive underground caves, vineyards and the world famous Lipizaner stud farm - an absolute must for any equestrian enthusiast and a wonderful day out even if you're not.
This really is a great location for a peaceful getaway - somewhere to recharge. However, you also have the option to explore some of Slovenia's loveliest areas. You are right on the edge of the Triglav National Park and the Soca River. Plus, you are also right on the border with Italy, with its contrasting styles and atmosphere.
It is a walkers paradise, plus there is fishing and water rafting in the Soca and loads of history to explore around Kobarid. What more can we say? Except, come, of course!
Skiers can enjoy the reliable snow at the Kanin ski centre. Now linked to the Italian side, this offers 30km of piste at up to 2300m.