Apartment 2, Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia
Our village of Bohinjska Bela sits between Bled and Bohinj meaning that when you don’t feel like lounging in the Farmhouse’s orchard or admiring the views from the balcony, you are perfectly positioned to choose between cafés, romance and history or nature, sports and tranquility.
Coming back to Bela after a day out and about you’ll find everything you need during your stay. The local shop stocks all the essentials (including some very good local wine and beer), there are a couple of lovely village pubs and the restaurant down the road does genuinely great food.
Bled (6 minutes), famous for the its beautiful, island church surrounded by a crystal lake and overlooked by a thousand year old castle, has been Slovenia’s most popular holiday destination for generations. Cafés and shops surround the more popular areas of the lake but you wont need to walk far to find a quiet spot all of your own. Boats trips are available out to the island where you can climb the ninety-nine steps up to the church and ring the bell for to ensure a future of prosperity and good fortune. There is a golf course nearby with a spectacular mountain backdrop as well as very cheap scenic flights just down the road. If you want to stay on the ground but still get a different perspective, head up the hill to the castle, soak in the magnificent views and dine in the excellent castle restaurant.
Bohinj (20 minutes) is the name of the large lake that sits below Slovenia’s highest mountain (Mt Triglav) in the middle of Slovenia’s largest National Park. Planning in this area has been strictly controlled and the lake and surrounding mountains have escaped the over-development that you see in so many of Europe’s other, formerly beautiful Alpine destinations. As well as magnificent hill walking and mountain biking, there is “an almost ludicrous range of activities available” [Times Online]. Slovenia really does offer almost every outdoor activity imaginable.
The owners of Farmhouse Katricnek (Ralph & Jo) live on site, so are on-hand to help with advice and recommendations.
THE FARMHOUSE- Apartment 2
This apartment has an amazing upper floor beamed living room with great views down the valley and large opening doors to fully enjoy that view. It has a double bedroom with full size double bed and a shower room.
All our furniture is of the highest quality our double beds are king size (no fighting over duvets in our house) and to make your stay as comfortable as possible we provide big fluffy towels, cosy robes and slippers for Winter and include all kitchen & bathroom essentials and offer an optional Food Starter Pack of locally sourced essentials (local bread, ham, butter, milk, eggs, orange juice, coffee, wine & beer).
THINGS TO DO
Enjoy our outdoor solar heated pool, or just relax in the garden and soak up the views.
In terms of outdoor sports we can help you organise more activities that you can shake a stick at. From rafting and biking to paragliding in the summer to snowshoeing and ski touring in the winter, there are qualified instructors for every outdoor activity available. You can book in advance through us to guarantee your place (and avoid constantly having to put your hand in your pocket when you get there) or you can keep it flexible and we’ll help you arrange things once you arrive.
For climbers or those who want to give it a try, the Farmhouse really offers something special. The village of Bohinjska Bela is surrounded on the North side by a thirty-meter high cliff face and our garden backs directly on to a section of the cliff. You can climb in the privacy of back garden, (routes from 6a-8b) minutes from your own bathroom and without having to carry kit for miles, or you can stroll up through the village and enjoy one of the best climbing areas in the country (routes from 3 to 8b+).
Bled has one of the best golf courses in Slovenia. An 18 hole Kings Course (Par 73), plenty of T-offs, great surroundings, well stocked pro shop and a lovely restaurant. Prices from €60 (Sunday rates).
There are many ski resorts in this area, the closest is just 10min drive away with a full day lift pass costing just € 15. All are low key, friendly places where you can enjoy your skiing with no queues and no fuss. We can arrange all kit and passes for you in advance, so you are good to go as soon as you get here. Dont even need to hire a car if you prefer.
Outside swimming pool (summer only).
FREE UNLIMITED WIFI and CABLE TV are provided so that you never feel too far from home.
In the GARDEN there is loads of traditional RUSTIC SEATING as well as a large ORCHARD and GRAPE VINE to provide healthy snacks off the branch in case you over indulge on sausages and burgers.