Nestled in the fairytale hills of Haloze Lavender house sits on two hectares of ancient woodland and meadows with scattered fruit trees and grape vines. It is abundant with flora and fauna, where you can sit and enjoy the forest, flowers and birds of prey flying overhead.
The property is completely embraced by the intimate forested hills that form the the unique region of Haloze. This small Slovenian gem is as yet undiscovered and virtually unspoilt. The hills are dotted with vineyards and ancient forests giving it an intoxicating lovelyness that you will find hard to forget. There is a gentle deception of complete isolation, but no more than 10 minutes by car brings you to the village of Podlehnik and the main road for either Croatia or the capital Ljubljana, Koper and Trieste.
First floor has a fitted kitchen area with combined electric/gas cooker, hot and cold water, fridge, extractor, ample work surface, table and chairs and ample cupboard space.
Siiting room has sofabed with two armchairs, coffee table, books, radio/CD player, DVD player with screen and a selection of DVDs
There is a shower room plus wash basin and bidet, all with hot and cold water. Hair dryer is supplied.
Separate WC. A small utilitys room with washing machine and clothes dryer.
You exit the the first floor and walk down some steps to enter the ground floor
In the lower floor there is two bedrooms. First bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables, lamps, chest of draws, wardrobe.. The second bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables and wardrobe. One bathroom with a shower, washbasin with WCand a shower room with WC
There is also a selection of books you to read and enjoy.
Outside is a large covered veranda with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, forests and vinyards.
BBQ with a table and chairs for six people and additional seating.
We are pet friendly and we can supply pet beds, pet blankets, food and water bowls.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Zarbreg 50 km, Nearest railway: Ptuj 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
MARIBOR is the second largest town in Slovenia - 30 minutes drive from the house.
The architecture of the old centre (including the Rathaus) attests to Maribor's pre-first world war history as a predominantly Austro-Hungarian town.
All Maribor's major galleries, bars, and music venues are in easy walking distance of each other. And if you do tire you can always stop at one of the upmarket cafes on Poštna Ulica for a craft beer or gourmet coffee – or at Bosnian restaurant Bašcarsija for cevapcici (spicy sausages served with bread). Overlooking the city are the mountains of the Pohorje Massif (home to the biggest ski resort in Slovenia), and – fittingly for a region that has been making wine since Roman times – innumerable vineyards can be found in the surrounding green hills. The world's oldest vine (400 years old) grows outside a small wine museum and tasting centre on the Drava and the Vinag wine cellar holds 5.5m litres of wine within its 3km of tunnels
CELJE, in the Savinjske region - 40 minutes drive.
It was originally a celtic town built where two rivers meet and is a gateway to the heart of the Kamniške-Savinjske Alps, where can be found Logarska dolina noted as one of the most beautiful alpine valleys in the whole of Europe. Celje Old Castle is well worth a visit, especially during one of the many events held there during the year.
LJUBLJANA, the capital - 1hr 30mins drive.
Because of tis architectural beauty, Ljubljana is still considered to be a hidden gem of Europe. Its has a picturesque castle with views and the river Ljubljanica, with attractive bridges and old embankments, passes through the centre. There are many bars and a Sunday market along the embankment. Like any capital, there are many sites, activities and entertainments for all.
Note, that Slovenia has a reliable and economical rail network and all the above are easily accessed by train from Ptuj.
CROATIA -Literally 10 minutes drive to the border - (you will need your passports).
Zagreb, the capital - about 45minutes drive where you can explore virtually all of the main architectural and religious sites by foot plus a nice shopping centre. Very popular with tourists.
Varazdin - about 45 minutes. It's an attractive old town, noted for its baroque architecture and is a prestigious centre for baroque music with events organised through September. Can't say we've experienced it, but apparently the nightlife in the city is something else.
Graz is about 80 minutes drive. This is the second largest city in Austria with an architectural centre dating back to the 13th century and has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1999. With an extensive shopping area,many resturants and an extensive events calender it's well worth a trip. Also easily accessible by train..
HUNGARY - about 1 hour to Lendava in Slovenia, just on the Hungarian border.
Lenti is a small relaxed town just alittle further inside Hungary with history dating back to medeival times.
The green landscape with fairytale castles, ancient wooldlands, divine wines and special people never leaves visitors indifferent. Haloze is endlessly green, a kingdom of serenity and beauty. Dreamy.
On foot or by bike. Whichever option you choose you cannot choose wrong. Haloze were made for wandering on her slopes, hills and valleys slowly on foot or slightly faster and with more effort by pedalling a bike. Many tourist farms and wine shops are located along these routes. Some of them offer tasting and enjoyment of homemade specialties, from bread and meat from tünka to wine, cheese and much, much more.
Hiking paths in the region offer ideal conditions for walking in the natural environment. One of the most popular is undoubtedly the Haloze hiking path passing through communities of Zavrc, Cirkulane, Videm, Podlehnik and Majšperk and the castle of Borl all the way to Donacka mountain.
As well as a good selection of local organised recreational activities, hiking and cycling are very popular throughout Slovenia with many choices of mapped routes( and we can supply you bikes).
Only 20 minutes from the house will bring you to the oldest town in Slovenia town, Ptuj. This lovely old town has 2000 years of history with its romanesque and medieval architecture. Strolling through the old town it's easy to feel a connection with an age long past. But it's a town for people of all ages and tastes with many cafe/bars, restaurants and and a large variety of shops and supermarkets.
Ptuj also has the largest Terme (thermal spar, wellness centre and water park) in Slovenia. Visitors at Terme Ptuj, the wellness centre of Ptuj, can enjoy themselves in four outdoor pools with a wave machine and a waterslide as well as two indoor pools with a whirlpool and hydrotherapy.
The river Drava runs along the southern outskirts of the town and from Ptuj castle you will see the hills of Haloze in the distance.