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.
Nestled on the edge of Slovenia’s beautiful Triglav National Park, and minutes from Bled, the Farmhouse offers stunning scenery and all kinds of outdoor activities.
1 bedroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Room for 4 in the dining area Room for 4 in the living area
Food Basket: bread, ham, butter, jam, eggs, milk, orange juice, coffee & wine. If you would like more than this, please let us know.
£21.91 per booking
£18.26 per week
This is exact location
Nearest ski lift:
Klagenfurt Airport: 88.7km
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27 out of 27 people recommend staying here
Constance from Winnipeg
Stayed Saturday 24 August 2013 with Couple
We booked the upstairs apartment because it seemed ideal for a couple, and it was located in a small quiet town. This turned out to be a reality. We knew we had picked a good spot when we began to contact Ralph before we arrived. His e-mails were friendly and helpful. We were worried about not having a car, but this turned out not to be a problem. The bus service was excellent. and we could get to the hikes we wanted to do easily. Our favourite hike was the "loop" to Lake Bled and back. The book Ralph and Jo have in the apartment was excellent to explain the hikes nearby. The pizza place near the bus stop was great for a beer after a day of walking we also enjoyed the food and atmosphere (picnic tables outside). The apartment itself was very nice, and had everything we needed. The view (as many other reviews mention) was gorgeous. We were also worried about being in a building where other apartments were located, but, again, this was not a problem. We didnt hear anyone else, and we felt we were in a very private space. Ralph and Jo obviously know how to treat people. They were always available for questions, but they left us alone unless we needed them. Jo was also very kind about acknowledging our anniversary, and this help make this stay even more special. This stay has really encouraged us to find apartments when we travel in the future.
Eija from Nurmijärvi
Stayed Monday 07 June 2010
We really enjoyed to be there. Apartment was nice and clean and functional.
David from Bloomington
Stayed Monday 19 October 2009
This apartment is a great place for four to six people to stay. Its newly remodeled and in great condition there is a lot of privacy. The village is picturesque and convenient to both Lake Bled and Lake Bohijn. The kitchen and dining area are comfortable and well-equipped, and the living room upstairs provides a great gathering place. The owners have thought of everything the visitor might need, so this apartment made for a great place to stay and visit Slovenia and the mountains.
Alistair from London
Stayed Tuesday 04 August 2009
The property was in a lovely location with wonderful views and everything was as described. The only slight niggle was that there was no washing machine in the apartment (though there was a dishwasher).
Josephine from CAmbridge
Stayed Saturday 16 August 2008
Lovely views, very nicely furnished accomodation, very helpful local agent, lots to do in the area. Slovenia is beautiful and perfect for families.
Thomas from Brackley
Stayed Wednesday 06 August 2008
Clean, good quality furniture and fixtures, tasteful decor and bed linen. Plenty of cooking utensils although oven/grill would have been very useful. Fridge too small for 4 people. Welcome pack disappointing, bread not fresh, processed cheese and salami, UHT milk etc..not as anticipated.
Outside area was not as described, jacuzzi not operational or screened off and area at rear of property clearly work in progress (Borut explained how situation would be improved for 2009) ..also useful to advise future clients not to venture further up grass verge and into neighbouring back garden (occupant less than impressed with our presence)
Due to tight luggage restrictions most guests would rely on the regular provision of fresh towels and given that there are no laundry facilities the towels need to changed more often.
Overall the holiday was extremely enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing..loads to do..Push the range of family activities in Bled, Bohinj etc..more.
The prospect of a Wellness centre does not, in our opinion add to the ambience but a utility room with washing/drying facilities and or/ games area with table tennis table/ badminton would.
Great location..Borut v helpful will come back again and again.
Always good to have feedback so many thanks for that. Im very sorry the welcome pack wasnt up to scratch. Weve made some changes and hope youll be more impressed next time. Apologies also for the jacuzzi issues, were wrking on getting that sorted out.Laundry is an issue other guest have mentioned to us as well, understandably as luggage restrictions get tighter and tighter. There will be a washer/ drier in the wellness centre when its completed. Interesting to hear youre unenthusiastic about the wellness, the games area is a really good one. Table tennis, might be tricky but a badminton set, swingball (or whatever they call it these days) and so on would be easy so well get that sorted out asap.Thanks again for the feedback and Im glad to hear that despite the problems you enjoyed your stay.Richard
William from Wrexham
Stayed Saturday 21 June 2008
We were advised just before the holiday that buiding work was behind schedule.
In fairness we had a discussion with the owners and came to a satisfactory arrangement
Bearing in mind that the work did cause some disruption and we could not utilise the facilities to the full, we neverthelss enjoyed our holiday very much.
If the building work had not been an isuue we would definitely have uprated our the above scores.
All in all a thorougly enjoyable holiday.
Geoffrey from Didcot
Stayed Friday 15 February 2008
The Farmhouse is in an ideal location, half way between two beautiful lakes (Lake Bled and Bohinj). The joining instructions and e mail dialogue with the owner before the holiday was always very quick and detailed. We arrived and were delighted with the size, quality and cleanliness of the apartment. The apartment contained everything we needed, including lots of usefull information on days out in the area. The local host, Borrut, was always on hand and was very efficient and knowledgeable and was very likeable, like all the Slovenian people we met. We spent a number of days up in the ski resort of Vogel, just 15-20 minutes away, which was beautiful and was complete with lots of excellent restaurants. We spent a number of other days going around the beautiful alpine scenery in Slovenia, Italy and Austria. we would absolutely recommend this accomodation to any prospective customers.
Kerr from London
Stayed Monday 27 August 2007
The property was newly renovated and very well equipped. The views from the top floor apartment were incredible. It was located in a quiet village but conveniently close to Lake Bled. Excellent value for money.
Cristina from Barcelona
Stayed Monday 20 August 2007
We are very satisfied with the information received from Richard. It helped us for planing the trip.
The apartment was very clean and confortable (the best bed where I have ever slept) with excellent views across de valley. Only a little poor in cook pots.
The access to the house would be better if it was totally paved with asphalt. We have had some problems with the car.
Borud and her wife were really hospitable and frindly.
Mike from Bow
Stayed Sunday 14 May 2006
A beautifully refurbished farmhouse which felt more like a home than a holiday apartment. Stunning views and everything you could possibly need. Would recommend without hesitation.
Mike from Bow
Stayed Sunday 14 May 2006
Lovely property and very good location for the area. Lots to do around, but also a nice place to spend the day,or to come back to for a swim or an evening star gazing in the hot tub. Also very helpful owners. Country and village beautiful.
Fabulous place...great location, all you could need for self catering, pool was brilliant, loads of lovely walks
We have just got back from a fantastic week at the Farmhouse. The apartment was very comfortable and had useful extras such as towels and toiletries. The location was perfect for exploring all that Slovenia had to offer and a week was not long enough. The owners, Ralph and Jo, could not have been more welcoming or helpful during our stay. We look forward to a return visit.
We were more than satisfied with our apartment. It is in a very quiet location but within walking distance of Bled. Ralph and Jo, the owners, live on site and couldnt have been more helpful with any requests we made. The views are superb, the train and bus services are excellent and on time and the countryside is on your doorstep. Idyllic.
We are a family of 6 with 2 young children and stayed for a wonderful week in the Farmhouse. Its excellent placement allowed us to visit quite a lot of Slovenia, as well as enjoy the closest surroundings, which we considered the loveliest parts of the country. The house is well equiped and furnished, the only problem was with the laundry. There was no washing machine for independent use by the guests, instead we had to bother the owners. Jo was very kind, but this way of doing it is not agreeing with the fantastic comfort offered by everything else in the house. We will certainly recommend the Farmhouse to our friends and we hope to be back again!
The appartment was furnished to a high specification, very well presented and clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect, even without a car, there was a good local bus service minutes from the appartment to the local beauty spots/shops. The swimming pool area was cleaned daily. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing or an outdoor activity holiday in a beautiful location. We are looking forward to revisiting Slovenia in the not too distant future. Thankyou Ralph & Jo for your hospitality.
The apartment was clean, had everything that 6 of us needed - including a welcome pack for the first evening/breakfast. The photos of the property, if anything, downplayed the views from windows and balcony - which were stunning.
The driveway to the property is challenging, but adds to the charm, and the village itself has two good eating places and an excellently-stocked shop for essentials and a helpful post office.
We dont usually go to anywhere twice on holidays, but will probably return here in another season of the year, when it would also be less expensive.
Ralph and Joanne were wonderful hosts !
We all loved the apartment and surroundings !
Very clean and as advertised !
Thank You Charlie.....
Very helpful hosts. Super convenient location for Bled and Vogel skiing.
Short steep drive up to property which may be a bit scary for nervous drivers and passengers especially in icy weather.
Beautifully decorated and great hosts who went out of their way to be helpful.
Amazing apartments, brilliant facilities and fabulous views. We had an amazing stay in Slovenia, the villiage was very peaceful and friendly and the owners of the farmhouse were so helpful and accomadating, helping us out with taxis, food etc. (Also, they had an awesome hot tub!!!) The town of Bled is a 35 minute walk or a 10 minute drive away so pretty close to one of the most beatiful places weve ever visited. A perfect holiday, we cant recommend it enough!!
Great - really pleased you enjoyed your time with us. And thanks a lot for the review. BR Ralph
A great property with beautiful views over the valley. Very friendly and efficient service from the owner and caretaker.
The jacuzzi is a great way to end the day and the walks in and around Bohinjska Bela are beautiful.
The local people are very warm and genuine. It was a perfect family holiday.
Had the most amazing time at the Farmhouse in February. I was completely blown away. A fantastic holiday home. Will be going back in the Summer, and I almost never do that.
Beautiful modern flat in rural village setting, views of mountains all around. The caretaker very helpful, friendly and accessible. My only complaint is that I didn't have more time to spend there to enjoy the views from the balcony, or to have a barbeque in the garden.
We were delighted with this property and the location, as it is very close to Lake Bled. The apartment is sufficiently spacious for a family of four and has everything you need to be comfortable. The view from the balcony is wonderful to enjoy in the evenings. Having a welcome pack was definitely a bonus, as we had arrived late in the evening and it meant that we had all the essentials we needed. The village is delightful and we'd recommend finding the wooden ladder up the cliffs. We rarely return to the same place on holiday, but we aim to return to Bohinjska Bela in the future, as this region has so much to offer. We'd recommend the canyoning in particular.
2 other reviews
lovely village just 5 min outside of bled. awesome landscape around with lots of possibilities, like hiking, visiting lake bled, lake bohinj or the soca river. better than a stay in the touristy bled. small supermarket and two restaurants nearby.
the apartment (#3) offers everything you’ll need for a good holiday: fully equipped kitchen, whirlpool, swimming pool, plenty of helpful information like maps and hiking books. everything is absolutely clean and nearly unused. enjoy the fabulous view from the living room!
the owners are extremely friendly and helpful in every situation!
just try it, I’ll go there again definitely!
Beautifully decorated...very warm and welcoming. Wonderful, quiet location. Owners were very kind and helpful. Nothing but great things to say about our stay!
About the owner
Visitslovenija is run by husband & wife, Ralph & Jo, who live themselves at the Farmhouse near Lake Bled. This is our 6th season and we believe some of the best accommodation available here in Slovenia.
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Located in: Slovenia Joined: October 2006
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