Semi-detached house 75 m², big garden, panorama patio, heated pool, art courses
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About Britta Höschele
Britta Höschele was born in Stuttgart in 1965. After graduating from secondary school she studied horticulture. Until 1990 she worked in a number of nurseries in the Stuttgart and Munich areas, gaining a wealth of experience in designing and landscaping ornamental gardens. In 1990 she moved to Ljubljana with her husband-to-be. In Ljubljana she led several creative workshops for children and published a book and a calendar of children's crafts. In 1997 she moved with her family to the village of Kobdilj (Stanjel) in the Slovene Karst region. At first she devoted herself primarily to the challenging task of restoring an old farmhouse and old furniture, and putting in a submediterranean-style garden. More recently, she has worked as a self-taught artist, in painting and printmaking as well as children's illustrating. For that purpose she likes to collect a variety of natural materials. To date she has had five solo exhibitions in Slovenia and Sweden. IN the last years she has been guiding weekly arts and crafts workshops for pupils from the 1st to the 6th class at the elementary schools of Stanjel. 2004 she and her husband opened up an art exhibition and sales gallery and ornamental garden. Since 2007 resp. 2010 she has been running two stylish rural apartments and guiding individual art courses for holiday guests. She is the mother of a twenty-six-year-old son and nineteen-year-old daughter.
Britta Höschele purchased this House in 1997
Why Britta Höschele chose Komen
It is one of the very rare old estates in the sub-Mediterranean south-western part of Slovenia with sunny, open location, mature trees and surrounded by a large plot (over 2 ha). Therefore, it was possible to restore the farmhouse completely (house and art gallery) and to build two new outbuildings in ancient karst-style, in which since 2006 (Apartment 1) and 2010 (Apartment 2) two very spacious rural holiday apartments are accommodated, each with its own private part of the garden and panoramic terrace. Therefore it was also quite easily to integrate a heated outdoor swimming pool with sliding roof within the large ornamental garden (3000 m2) in 2006, which is at disposal of the accommodated holiday guests.
What makes this House unique
Fully equipped rural holiday apartments in a Mediterranean style with modern equipment (air conditioning, floor heating, wireless broadband), large garden paradise with many hidden corners, numerous benches, extensive rose bloom in May and June (over 100 different varieties of roses, mostly old roses), panoramic views, several sunny garden terraces, heated outdoor pool from May through September, wellness oasis with whirlpool from December to February, small seminar room and atelier for holiday guests, art gallery, individual painting and art courses for holiday guests and tourist support of holiday guests with many sightseeing and excursions advices, including organized wine tastings (and sparkling wine tastings) ...
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Home and away !
We loved our stay in Mali Raj Pod Kostanji, from the minute we arrived untill we had to leave ! We immediately felt at home and enjoyed the pool, the wonderful garden AND the very friendly owners of this little paradise. If you're looking for a good base to visit the Karst region ; look no further ! The house is very well equiped, everything you might need is there..
The village of Stanjel is just 15 min walk and has a grocery store and a bar. Of course you can bike, walk and go sightseeing in the region. All touristic information and maps are available in the house. We would like to thank Erik and Britta for their hospitality !
Benedict, Iris, Robin and Christel Belgium
Great location to explore the entire area
Stayed a week and had a really good time. Very nice unit where we had the whole house. Everything was big by European standards and was conveniently located for visiting southwest Slovenia and into eastern Italy. Go to Zamono for lunch or dinner if you have the time and money. It was very expensive but one of the best meals ever. make a reservation in advance.
Many thanks to Eric and Britta for a wonderful week. The location was just as described and the accommodation was very well appointed, inspired and well maintained.
Britta and Eric were extremely helpful in providing information, making arrangements for us and nothing was too much trouble for them. We enjoyed the countryside and walking to the castle. Also enjoyed the trips to the villages and driving over to Italy was a bonus.
I would recommend this to my family and friends.
Apartment with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms -
The apartment far exceeded our expectations. As we walked in for the first time it had the 'wow' factor. Fully equipped down to the pots, pans, dishwasher, washing machine etc.etc. etc. In fact, so well provided was the kitchen, we stayed in and cooked most evenings, unheard of, and we made use of the wonderful balcony with comfortable furniture overlooking the valley and the night-sky. Everything was extremely clean and well maintained. Erik and Britta, the owners, were extremely helpful in all aspects of our stay, and speak perfect English. The swimming pool was devine as was the gardens. Restaurants recommended by our Hosts were excellent, along with the directions. Did I mention how lovely, peaceful and quiet it was. Driving is easy and the walking opportunities superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful apartment, and we will be back, which is very unusual as we never go back to the same place twice.
Wunderschöne Unterkunft in traumhafter Umgebung
Wunderschöne Unterkunft in traumhafter Umgebung
Eine Ferienoase, die nichts zu wünschen übrig lässt
Wir fühlten uns sogleich wohl und genossen hier eine wunderschöne, erholsame Woche. Uns erwartete ein mit viel Liebe eingerichtetes Haus, ein herrlicher Garten voller Schmetterlinge, ein erfrischendes Bad am späten Nachmittag, nette, hilfsbereite Gastgeber...was will man mehr! Für Natur- und Kunstliebhaber ist es der perfekte Ort, seine Ferien zu verbringen. Sehr zu empfehlen ist ein Kunstkurs bei Britta. Sie nimmt sich viel Zeit, um einem die Freude am künstlerischen Gestalten zu wecken. Für die wertvollen Vorschläge für Ausflüge sind wir Erik sehr dankbar. Nur schade, dass wir wegen der extremen Hitze nicht alles machen konnten. Ein Grund mehr, nochmals wieder zu kommen!
The garden estate is situated on a sunny terrace in upper Kobdilj at the end of a cul de sac. It takes a 15 minutes pleasant walk by foot to medieval Stanjel on the Fabiani trail. The nearest Adriatic beach is at Sistiana mare (I) - 30 minutes away. It takes 30 minutes to the famous caves of Skocjan (UNESCO WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE) and Postojna, to the Stud farm of Lipizzan horses in Lipica, to the old town of Trieste & Miramare Castle, the Rilke path at the Duino Castle, 1 h to Ljubljana, Piran, Aquileia or Grado, less than 2 hours to Venice, the Soca Valley or the Lakes of Bled and Bohinj (Julian Alps).
In the village you can buy local wines, sparkling wines (also dark red Teran sparkling wine), honey and other local products. We organise also wine degustations incl. tasting of air-dried meat products (air-dried Karst ham). In neighbouring Stanjel there is a food store and butcher (fresh bread/rolls daily, fresh meat from local farms). Nearby there is also a farm where you can buy organic vegetables directly. In the surrounding villages there are numerous inns and and farms with catering, offering local dishes and wines.
Other Activities: Exploring of the flora and fauna of dry meadows
Golf: The next golf course is at the Stud farm in Lipica reachable in 25 minutes by car.
Ski: The nearest smaller ski resorts Crni vrh nad Idrijo and Kalic (near Postojna) are 45 minutes away, the main ski resorts Krvavec, Kanin-Sella Nevea, Vogel and Kobla are 90-120 minutes away. It takes 2 hours to Piancavallo.