We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas holiday in Slovenia. The weather was perfect - blue, cloudless skies and frost on the ground - and as a country we found the people to be so friendly and helpful. The Agency had pre-ordered a fresh turkey and 2 ducks to be picked up by us on arrival from a butcher in Ljubljana and they were there ready and waiting and proved to be of great quality and well priced compared to the UK!
Regarding the house, Hisa Zeenia proved to be the ideal place to host our party of 6 (2 couples and 2 singles at Christmas). It was beautifully located, warm and very well equipped. The beds in all four double rooms were really comfortable, so we all got a fabulous night's sleep, and each day we woke up to the gorgeous grounds and mountain views.
A special word for Angela, the house keeper, who could not have been more charming, friendly and helpful. It makes a real difference to be greeted by someone so warm and enthusiastic, and who one knows will do anything possible to sort things out should they go wrong.
The only minor quibbles we had were that on our second day the electricity supply temporarily cut off to part of the downstairs sitting room and kitchen at a time when, admittedly, we were using both ovens too cook our Xmas Eve meal (the ducks!). It would seem that this overloaded the electricity supply. Luckily, the problem only lasted 40 mins and there was no repeat. We also had a plague of flies in the master bedroom on the 1st floor. We dealt with this by identifying the gaps in the beams by which they were entering and temporarily plugging these with tissue paper. I understand from Angela that a more permanent repair has now been carried out. And finally the wireless Internet proved to be very weak on the upper floor, though it was fine at ground level; and the tv box in the sitting room did not work, which meant we had no access to the English language channels or youtube, etc. None of these issues detracted much from our enjoyment of the house overall, though had we not been able to tackle the fly problem that would have meant abandoning the main bedroom, which would have been a great pity as it is such a lovely room.
Overall, we had a really lovely holiday and I would recommend the house unreservedly. Had the option been available, we'd have tried to negotiate a few days longer, which shows just how much of a good time we all had.
Thanks also to the staff at the agency for your help and advice prior to arrival.