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Detached house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, beautiful woodland & countryside views
Hocko Pohorje is a very picturesque hamlet in the Pohorje region, situated just outside the countryside village of Hoce and 10km from the City of Maribor. The house is a short walk from Hoce Village, with fantastic views over the countryside and woodland. The house is very spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for a large family of 6-8 people.. The ground floor has a big double bedroom, which can comfortably fit an extra single bed or cot. There is a twin bed room with bunk beds and also a bathroom with large shower enclosure and WC. From the hallway, there is a big utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, also plenty of space for sports, hiking and ski equipment. The first floor has a big open plan space with the kitchen, dining room and living room. All the windows overlook the garden and the furnished sunny terrace is a really lovely spot to take your drinks whilst looking over the views of the garden, the trees and woodland. Also on the first floor, from the entrance hallway is a big double bedroom with built in wardrobes and views over the garden. There is also full bathroom with bath and shower enclosure and a separate WC. There is a large sunny conservatory overlooking the garden with comfortable indoor/outdoor furniture and a table tennis table. The garden is beautiful, with huge grassed area, flowers and variety of trees. We have outdoor dining table and chairs, but guests are welcome to take the conservatory furniture outside onto the garden patio. There is also a big sunshade available. The house is served only by fresh mountain water from high up on the Pohorje, the stream passes by our road and continues to the village. You can stroll to the village where there is a local restaurant and small bar at the entrance to Hocko Pohorje, serving traditional Slovenian dishes. There is also a Supermarket and Pizzeria. Hoce village has other local restaurants, cafes and 2 supermarkets. Maribor City Centre is very cosmopolitan with it's beautiful historic buildings, café culture and interesting shops. it's just a 10-15 minute drive right into the Centre. In Summer there is a great open air swimming pool/s and gardens which is situated along the river Drava. Summer activites such as biking, hiking, horse riding and adrenalin sports are all available from the Pohorje sports centre, just situated outside of the Old Maribor City Area towards the Pohorje. For Winter sports, all three Ski Stations can be reached by road from Hoce village. You can drive up to Bolfenk and Areh Ski Stations and Ski Schools or alternatively drive into Maribor to the Ski Arena (Radvanje, lower station) for the Gondola and many other facilities. Plenty of parking available, there is a free bus service running between Bolfenk and Areh. There is fantastic family skiing at Pohorje with beautiful trails and of course the famous Ladies World Cup Skiing event in Maribor every January.
Maribor is, as the capital of Štajerska, the second largest City in the Country. At the same time Maribor is pleasantly small and set in the wonderful natural surroundings of Pohorje on the one side and wine growing hills on the other, with the river Drava wending its way through it.
The rich wine tradition of the oldest vine in the world, the throb of the city with its thriving cultural history, the location between wine growing hills and green Pohorje and the diverse possibilities for exploring, recreation, relaxation, entertainment and meetings will convince you that Maribor has a heart and soul and that the inhabitants of Maribor are excellent hosts.
Maribor with Pohorje on one side and wine growing hills on the other offers unforgettable experiences with breathtaking views.
The old town: Go for a walk along the banks of the river Drava and through the lively streets and squares, where history and tradition mix with dynamism and the contemporary. Let Lent, the oldest part of the town enchant you along with the Oldest vine in the world, the Old Vine House, medieval towers and remains of the city walls, as well as the square Grajski trg with the castle and museum, the square Glavni trg with the Plague memorial and the Town Hall, Bishop Slomšek's cathedral with its viewing tower, the Jewish synagogue, the Art Gallery and theatre, if we just mention but a few!
The city streets all lead to one of the most beautiful town parks in Slovenia. Climb up Piramida and Kalvarija, the town's wine growing hills that have marvellous views. And go down in the wine underworld to one of the oldest and largest wine cellars in Europe. By all means take a ride on a traditional raft, as this exciting experience offers an attractive vista of Lent.
Maribor Pohorje ski resort: On the central ridge of Pohorje, in the middle of forests, in winter and summer, this is a popular tourist destination. Even with tourism, the Pohorje has kept all its beauty, with numerous natural and cultural heritage and ethnological features. The Pohorje is a popular tourist and recreational spots for all ages. The snowy ski slopes, hiking trails cross country and encounter skiers, cross-country skiiers, snowboarders, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, skydivers, horse lovers and adrenaline activities eager adventurers.
Maribor Pohorje ski center offers more than 41.5 km of groomed ski trails of all difficulty levels at an altitude of 325 meters to 1327 meters.
On Pohorje ridges extending 27 km cross-country trails.
Ski resorts link 5 lifts, 16 ski lifts and one gondola. By circular - cable car can be reached by city bus.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Nick and Jackie Agar
We are an English couple with 3 children, originally from Brighton in East Sussex, England, we are presently living and working in Portugal. We chose to visit Slovenia in 2006, loved it so much that we bought our house! We hope to spend a lot more time there in future years, however in the meantime we visit for winter holidays and through Homeaway, have been offering our house for holiday rentals since May 2010 for others to enjoy!
Nick and Jackie Agar purchased this house in 2006
Why Nick and Jackie Agar chose Styria
We love walking and outdoor activites, we love ski-ing and snow, we also love mountains and the beautiful scenery. Hocko Pohorje is an idyllic location just a 10 minute drive from the Cosmpolitan City Centre of Maribor. It is a really beautiful spot where you can totally unwind after a days activities. The house has a really special feel, warm and inviting, the garden is really huge and the views are simply stunning. Summer or Winter it offers so much. It really is a different world and always hard to leave!
What makes this house unique
Something special about being here has to be the location, beautiful scenery and tranquility. 1km away are the villages of Hoce and lower Hoce where there are a variety of restaurants, supermarkets and all other ameneties. The Ski Resort of Mariborsko Pohorje is only a 15 minute drive away. There are many people who have not yet discovered Slovenia and are missing out on the amazing climate in spring and summer and what Slovenia has to offer.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Everything was perfect and we were absolutely content.
Thank you very much, we will come back to you for our next stay in Pohorjie.