WELL LOCATED, LAKE BLED HOUSE. MODERN COMFORT IN TRADITIONAL STYLE.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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WELL LOCATED, LAKE BLED HOUSE. MODERN COMFORT IN TRADITIONAL STYLE.

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Luxurious, self-catering, traditional, holiday-farmhouse set in glorious scenery

This spacious non-smoking house combines all the comforts of modern living with the unique charms of a historic building that has remained virtually unchanged for over 200 years. While the recent refurbishments mean that groups of up to six will enjoy a most agreeable standard of living, you’ll still feel part of a property that has served generations of Slovenes for hundreds of years.

With the village shop and restaurant close at hand, and being located at the heart of the old town of the village of Zasip, you will find that everything you need from day to day is near by. Just a short drive from the tourist centre of Bled, the house is ideally located for those seeking the peace and tranquility of village life with the added benefit of having the top facilities associated with Slovenia's premier tourist destination within easy reach.

The house with garden and south facing balcony, includes two double bedrooms, one usually arranged as a twin, and a spacious attic room with two single beds – ideal for children. Facilities are extensive and include all the mod cons you’d expect from luxury farmhouse accommodation. These include a large LCD TV with free cable channels and a DVD player, a Bose sound system with iPod connection and an extensive library containing numerous guides, maps, books and DVDs.

Staying in an authentic farmhouse on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most breathtaking and tranquil regions is a truly unique experience. We’re confident you’ll appreciate it as much as previous guests have.

Child Friendly holidays: The area is particularly suited to young children who will love paddling or even swimming in the lakes. They will especially love chasing the fish that dart around their legs in the shallows of Lake Bohinj.....Exploring the forest paths and mountain meadows is a delight while playing pooh-sticks from the bridge at Ribno is always fun. The local pubs and restaurants welcome younger diners and will usually have high chairs. Since most cook food from fresh ingredients, even the fussiest of palates can be catered for. Which child dislikes pizza ?.... especially when the pizza is so big it doesn't fit on the table (family sized pizza at Pizza Ema in Cesnica). There are numerous well equipped playgounds for toddlers and many of the sandpits include buckets and spades. The local swimming pools have play pools that are ideal for young children, especially those at Hotel Golf and Aqua Park, Bohinj. The latter has devilish water slides, caves and a climbing wall with splash pool below! For the youngest winter adventurers there are several winter village ski slopes to try out a toboggan or even skis for the first time! The larger resorts have special children's area too.

Summer activities: The Bled area boasts all the usual lakes and mountains holiday activities, with agencies offering amoung others: pony trekking, white-water rafting, canoeing and canyoning trips as well as excursions locally and beyond.......The Julian Alps are criss-crossed with paths and attract both ramblers and serious mountaineers alike. Many paths are way-marked so it is easy to find your own routes. Guides are available to escort you on longer treks and up the challenging Triglav - at 2864m - the tallest mountain in Slovenia........Most visitors to the house in summer will at some point take a refreshing dip in Lake Bled. The lake is fed by thermal waters and can reach a very pleasant 24°C by September. Lake Bohinj is a little cooler but well worth a visit....the mountain backdrops are stunning and will take your breath away just as effectively as the cold water. Lake Bled offers scenic gondola and horsedrawn carriage rides.

Late spring and autumn are especially pleasant times for exploring the area's numerous paths and tracks. In spring, before the trees gain their summer foliage, often unseen vista are opened up. In September and early October the spectacular autumnal colours make the area a true ramblers paradise.

Winter is ski time and with several ski areas ( both downhill and cross-country) within 40mins drive there are slopes for every age and ability. For those in search of winter mountaineering, this is the place...the area's waterfalls freeze making low altitude ice climbing an option.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had the best time ever and plan to come back.

Thanks so much for a lovely place in the most wonderful location.
Sep 2012
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Stuart

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Speaks english

As a structural enginer I have always wanted to either build my own house or do a full-on renovation. When my daughter was born I realised that my available time and cash could both only shrink and that it was now or never!

As soon as I saw Lake Bled and had explored the local area I knew that it had to be now! With spectacular scenery, an understatedly classy feel and outdoor adventures all year round, I knew I would want to keep coming back. On top of that the food was good, the beer cold and the people warm.

With my daughter now 8 years old we have found the area to be great for young children. There are lots of short yet beautiful walks to do in summer, paddling with the fish is unforgettable and in winter the smaller nearby low-level ski slopes are ideal for starting out or having the thrill of a toboggan ride without the need to spend a full day in the mountains. The local pools have great baby areas with warmer water and toys provided. What more could you ask for. Oh yes, Spring is glorious with an explosion of mountain flowers and and kicking through heaps of dry aurtumn leaves is always a wonderful experience.

Stuart purchased this house in 2005

The Alpine Retreat, named by a friend, was the first property I viewed and I immediately saw that it offered me a great opportunity to indulge in my own 'Grand Design'.. Looking beyond its run down condition, I instantly knew the house was special for reasons beyond its age, charm and wonderful location. My neighbours were immediately welcoming, and it is always a pleasure to catch up when I manage to take a holiday myself, but I am sure they thought I was mad for buying such a rundown place. However, after five years of incremental and some quite major works, the interior has been transformed, and I can at last enjoy the house for what it has become. The original rooms have been upgraded whilst maintaining their character and the upstairs area, once open for storing crops, now houses two bedrooms, a bathroom and new windows that have opened up some spectacular views.

I bought the house and undertook the refurbishment with the intention of creating a family holiday home and really only considered renting to holiday-makers after all the hard work was done. So, with all the fittings, fixtures and furnishings, it really is a home from home for all to enjoy.

The warm notes from our guests, of thanks and appreciation of the house and the area, have made sharing our house more of a pleasure than a chore and I think this shows in our personal approach.

We are a family that likes to explore and, remarkably even after years of visiting, we are still discovering new places. Many of our favourites are included in the house folder so our guests can get straight to the local top spots.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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LOVELY HOUSE IN BLED

  • 5 of 5
The house was really beautiful and clean. The location was lovely and peaceful. The view was stunning. Owner was very helpful. I hope we can stay in this house again some day!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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PEACEFUL, QUIET AND BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for such a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. There was nothing that could be faulted. Tastefully renovated and decorated with everything that you could want on hand. We all felt at home there.
The surrounding area was just beautiful. The weather could have been better, but not something that anyone is in control of! This certainly did not spoil our stay as all the information left in the house allowed us to pick the places we could visit on rainy days.
Zasip is a lovely village, truly rural but at the same time within a stones thro of Bled, Ljubljana, Radovljica, Bohinj to name but a few. The restaurant in the village was extremely good value for money and all the people very welcoming.
We were very well looked after by the manager. Our needs were met and the small problems that we did encounter, which were merely small incidentals, were dealt with immediately and without question.
We will definitely recommend this area and property to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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THE PERFECT FARMHOUSE FOR YOUR STAY IN SLOVENIA.

  • 5 of 5
A lovely, charming farmhouse in the small village of Zasip, just a stones throw from Lake Bled. When we arrived there was a problem with the heating, but it was immediately attended to and rectified. The house was clean, simply furnished and well maintained, while retaining its charm. Stuart was responsive and kind regarding all our needs. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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COMFORTABLE HOUSE IN A GREAT LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5
We (family with small children) had a great stay near lake Bled. The house was easy to find, clean, comfortable and the location near lake Bled is wonderfull.
We visited the Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj, we took the cable up to Vogel ski resort (good for hiking) and the Osojnica viewpoint (looking over lake Bled).
We would recommend the property to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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BLED FOR THE WORLD ROWING CHAMPS 2011

  • 5 of 5
With my husband and four friends I stayed at the Alpine Retreat in the friendly and pretty village of Zasip about 20mins walk from Bled. Uros the agent could not have been more helpful including coming to a restaurant to give us a lift back to the farmhouse during an unexpected rain storm!
It should be called rural retreat with it's old fashioned country setting and rustic feel but there is nothing old fashioned about it's facilities.
The views from the south windows and balcony of the valley, mountains and Bled Castle are stunning and drew us all to swim in the warm lake (hot springs), climb hills, walk valleys and gorges, and then enjoy wonderful food and drink at the local hostellries.
And GB came up trumps and won the most medals at the Champs!!
I definitely hope to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Well located, Lake Bled house. Modern comfort in traditional style.
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ALPINE RETREAT ZASIP SLOVENIA

  • 5 of 5
Have just returned after having a fantastic week staying in the Alpine Retreat. The Farmhouse was exactly as described, well furnished and more than adequate for all our family needs (two teenagers). It is also in a lovely setting with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains. We were welcomed at the property by Uros on arrival, he was very friendly and answered all our questions. The Farmhouse was easy to get to from the airport, we had a hire car, which we would advise as the places to visit are endless. The supermarket is within walking distance, a pizzeria up the hill which is very reasonable and a restaurant/bar just down the road. I am a vegetarian and wasn't expecting the food to be wonderful but as we were self catering I managed quite adequately. When we did eat out the prices were reasonable and the portions more than adequate. (ice creams 1 euro, large pizzas 6 euros, large mixed grill 10 euros).

During our stay we visited:
Lake Bled (on your doorstep) for swimming, walking, castle, chair lift and toboggan rides. Recommend parking behind the horse carriage base where it is only 2.5 euros for the whole day.
Lake Bohinj - hired a boat on the lake and also took a gondula ride up the mountain and walked up the top (well worth doing).
Vintgar Gorge - walked from the farmhouse - fantastic,
Pokljuka Gorge - another amazing walk,
Kranjska Gora - took two chair lifts high into the mountains (breathtaking) and walked up the top,
Ljubljana - had a short visit on the way back to the airport.

Overall we had a wonderful holiday, superb weather, lovely accommodation, beautiful scenery at every corner but not enough time to do everthing that we wanted to do. Would love to return to see the scenery in winter. I would highly recommend this accommodation and area.

The area is was spotless did not see any traces of litter.
The inventory provided at the farmhouse included walkers guides, maps and recommended places to visit which proved invaluable.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Ljubljana
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Koper
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Bled
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Lesce
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Bled Lake
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Zasip
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Bled
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bled
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Zasip
Car: recommended

Sited just 3km from Bled, the house , traditionally known as ' Pr Tonco ' (Tony's Place), is well positioned for both lake & land attractions & as a base to explore the further reaches of the Julian Alps. The spectacular Vintgar Gorge is nearby and is easily reached by one of the many well trodden footpaths. Gorgeous Lake Bled is a short cycle away and it is easy to visit nearby Lake Bohinj by car or bus. If you decide to stay put and simply soak up the tranquillity, the balcony offers wide views over the fairytale castle and beyond.

By Slovene standards, Zasip is now a large village and contains everything you might need on a day-to-day basis, including the well-stocked local Mercator supermarket and a friendly pub / restaurant that serves good food and refreshing drink. On the hill overlooking Zasip, Pizzeria Jurcek offers great views of the village and the valley beyond. Directly behind the restaurant is a footpath which leads to the bottom of the famous Vintgar Gorge

Golf: Bled Golf course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe. It is maintained to competition standard, and is located just 5 km away.

Ski: Slovenia has a reputation for winter sports and the area around Bled has numerous downhill ski-runs, cross country ski circuits, a number of ice skating rinks and the largest ski-jump in the world.The ski fields around Bled are most suited to intermediate skiers, however there are enough easy runs for beginners to progress and a few black runs to test the more advanced skiers. Off-piste skiing is possible but the terrain is too exposed to attempt without a guide. Ski hardware can be hired in Bled or at the foot of most ski centres. The nearest resorts include Vogel, Krvavec, Kobla, and Kranjska Gora as well as Bled's very own Straza ski slope, which is great for children... With several villages having their own smaller slopes it is a great place to bring younger and very young children to play in the snow or to try out a toboggan. Even if they don't take to the snow, the nearby aqua parks are sure to please children of all ages.

Although most of the summer attractions are curtailed by the low winter temperatures and snow cover, it is still possible to go trekking on Icelandic ponies.... The spa facilities of the Golf Hotel are especially inviting in the winter...the outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake and castle is a personal favourite.

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Bled House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer peak season
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
5 night minimum stay
€160
€1,120
 
 
Late summer and Autumn
Sep 16 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€115
€805
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
€160
€1,120
 
 
Winter / Spring
Jan 5 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€115
€805
 
 
Summer Peak
Jun 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
€160
€1,120
 
 
Late Summer / Autumn
Sep 16 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
€115
€805
 

Additional information about rental rates

nightly Tax for Juniors €0.51
Refundable damage deposit €150
nightly Tax for Adults €1.01
Notes In Low Season, nightly rates are based on 3-4 guests.
There is a rate reduction of 15 Euros for 1-2 guests
There is a rate increase of 15 Euros for 5-6 guests

In Summer or Festive Seasons the rate is for 1-6 guests.

Weekly Price is for 7 nights.

A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to secure the booking.
A damage deposit of 150 Euros is paid to our local agents prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Bled House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , luxurious
  • The views form the shower enclosure are spectacular
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Smaller
  • We keep two net-sided travel cots at the house, available free on request, but ask that guests with babies bring their own baby bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sledding
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
The house includes two double bedrooms, one usually arranged as a twin, and a spacious attic room with two single beds – ideal for children. Facilities are extensive and include all the mod cons you’d expect from luxury farmhouse accommodation. These include a large LCD TV with free cable channels and a DVD player, a Bose sound system with iPod connection and an extensive library containing numerous guides, maps, books and DVDs. Outdoor spaces include a south facing balcony and, behind the barn opposite the house, a delightful secluded garden area with seating and fantastic views over open fields and the mountains beyond.
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