|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Mountain villa totally rebuilt to modern standards in traditional 'Bovec' style. In village of Pluzna, 2.5 km from Bovec, the tourist and sports centre at the top of the beautiful Soca valley. 10 mins drive to the cable car to Mount Kanin ski centre. (NB the cable car is currently under repair. Expected to be functioning again for the 2015/2016 winter season. Views of Bovec basin and the surrounding mountains. Walking, rafting, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, hang-gliding, rock-climbing. Exquisite countryside surrounds house. Virje waterfall 8 mins walk. Boca waterfall 12 mins drive.
Owned by an English grown up family - we have all stayed in the house many times since the reconstruction was finished late in 2009 We absolutely love it, and would stay here all the time if we didn't all have to work in London!
Mrs Sheila Knight purchased this villa in 2007
We had read about the 'undiscovered' beauty of the Julian Alps and the Soca Valley. An English friend of ours working with a Slovene company told us of the Euro-fuelled investment going into the Bovec area - including the new ski link to Italy. Once we had visited the area we fell in love with it and the people. The scenery is breathtaking, and Bovec, 2.5km away, provides all the facilities a visitor would need. Restaurant food is excellent and varied, drawing on Italian, Austrian and Serbian cuisine.
We were very lucky to find this particular house in Pluzna - both for the location and the house's potential. We have completely reconstructed it in the traditional style - only the original walls remain - and have finished it to the highest international standards as a luxury house.
Close access to the Triglav National Park (5 km) with its mountain drives and walks, Soca River for rafting, fishing and gorgeous views (3km), restaurants in Bovec (2.5 km), cable car access to the famous Kanin ski centre (3 km), local walks and views (eg the Virje waterfall and the Gljun River source - 8 mins walk from the house, Boca Waterfall - 3km), absolute silence in the village apart from birdsong and the adjacent stream - the road is a cul de sac; marvellous views upon the Kanin massif from the huge west balcony of the house, temperatures often in the 30's in summer. Slovene wine - another undiscovered secret for Brits - Slovenia does not export much wine being a small country - but the tradition goes back to the Romans - and all wines are very palatable.
Pluzna is in the Julian Alps. It is 2 hours drive to the Mediterranean coast.
A car is essential. There are no trains to Bovec, and buses are few. Nearest airports are Ljubljana (2h), Venice (2h 20m), Trieste (1.5h), Klagenfurt (2h - but passes may be closed at times in winter). The nearest regular train stations are at Gorizia (Italy - 1h 30m) and Udine (Italy 1h 30m).
Bovec 2.5 km - a pretty town with tourist facilities and some very good restaurants. Kobarid 20 min drive - centre of WWI history - with war museum, history trail and a great monument to Italian fallen. Also a spectacular gorge and some excellent restaurants. Up river from Bovec you reach the Kluze fort, and the great peaks of Mangrt and Triglav with mountain walks for all levels of ability. The Soca river, turquoise and magical runs through everything.
The Soca river is a great centre for white water rafting, kayaking and canyoning. There are local specialist shops that take care of everything. They also hire mountain bikes and arrange rock climbing courses. There is a small airport in the Bovec basin providing glider trips. The Soca river has a great reputation for trout fishing - permits are necessary, obtainable from the Alp Hotel in Bovec.
House let since summer 2010 - many enthusiastic reviews
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$801|
Availability and provisional booking by e-mail. Deposit required for confirmed booking, 50% of week's rental. Full rental for period of stay payable 28 days before entry.Cancellation more than 8 weeks before - 100% refund of all moneys; 4-8 weeks before - refund of 100% any rental paid only (ie not deposit). 2-4 weeks before 75% of rental paid only. 1-2 weeks before - 50% of rental paid only.
Changeover day normally Saturday. House available from 5pm, and cleared by 10 am
Notes on prices:
Rental for Christmas and New Year is €4000 for 12 night period