About the property
- House10 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Spacious, self-catering, traditional, holiday-farmhouse set in glorious scenery
This spacious traditional farmhouse with meadow-style garden and south-facing balcony comfortably accommodates groups of up to six. The ground floor has a well-equipped kitchen with large dining table; a comfortable evening lounge; a library – stocked with books, DVDs and games; as well as a bathroom and a cloak room. The upstairs accommodation includes two double bedrooms, one usually arranged as a twin, the main bathroom, and a double attic room with two single beds and a play area– ideal for children. Facilities are extensive and include all the modern conveniences you’d expect from quality farmhouse holiday accommodation.
With the village shop and restaurant close at hand, and being located at the heart of the old town of the village of Zasip, you will find that everything you need from day to day is nearby. Just a short drive from the tourist centre of Bled, the house is ideally located for those seeking the peace and tranquility of village life with the added benefit of having the top facilities associated with Slovenia's premier tourist destination within easy reach.
Whether you are new to the area or a frequent visitor, our own guides of local walks and restaurants will help you get the most from your stay. The featured walks are all easy and have been chosen to combine minimal effort with maximum scenic reward. Most of our suggested restaurants are tucked away in the small villages surrounding Bled. All are culinary, architectural or scenic gems.
The house will have been freshly prepared for your holiday with beds made and towels provided- allowing you to relax as soon as you arrive. Should you find you need anything during your stay our local agents at Think Slovenia are there to help.
A holiday in this authentic farmhouse on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most breath-taking and tranquil regions is a truly unique experience. An experience, should you choose to stay, we’re confident you’ll appreciate as much as previous guests have.
The house's own website includes full details of the house, its facilities and things to do locally in every season. Of course if you would like to know more, please do ask when you make an enquiry through this site.
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- May 21, 2018
As a structural enginer I have always wanted to either build my own house or do a full-on renovation. When my daughter was born I realised that my available time and cash could both only shrink and that it was now or never! As soon as I saw Lake Bled and had explored the local area I knew that it had to be now! With spectacular scenery, an understatedly classy feel and outdoor adventures all year round, I knew I would want to keep coming back. On top of that the food was good, the beer cold and the people warm. With my daughter now 8 years old we have found the area to be great for young children. There are lots of short yet beautiful walks to do in summer, paddling with the fish is unforgettable and in winter the smaller nearby low-level ski slopes are ideal for starting out or having the thrill of a toboggan ride without the need to spend a full day in the mountains. The local pools have great baby areas with warmer water and toys provided. What more could you ask for. Oh yes, Spring is glorious with an explosion of mountain flowers and and kicking through heaps of dry aurtumn leaves is always a wonderful experience.
Stuart purchased this House in 2005
Why Stuart chose Zasip
The Alpine Retreat, named by a friend, was the first property I viewed and I immediately saw that it offered me a great opportunity to indulge in my own 'Grand Design'.. Looking beyond its run down condition, I instantly knew the house was special for reasons beyond its age, charm and wonderful location. My neighbours were immediately welcoming, and it is always a pleasure to catch up when I manage to take a holiday myself, but I am sure they thought I was mad for buying such a rundown place. However, after five years of incremental and some quite major works, the interior has been transformed, and I can at last enjoy the house for what it has become. The original rooms have been upgraded whilst maintaining their character and the upstairs area, once open for storing crops, now houses two bedrooms, a bathroom and new windows that have opened up some spectacular views.
What makes this House unique
I bought the house and undertook the refurbishment with the intention of creating a family holiday home and really only considered renting to holiday-makers after all the hard work was done. So, with all the fittings, fixtures and furnishings, it really is a home from home for all to enjoy. The warm notes from our guests, of thanks and appreciation of the house and the area, have made sharing our house a pleasure, something I think shows in our personal approach. We are a family that likes to explore and, remarkably even after years of visiting, we are still discovering new places. Many of our favourites are included in the house folder so our guests can get straight to the local top spots.
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Loved the location!
We were a group of 6 adults visiting Slovenia and Croatia last September. We loved being able to walk to Bled and Vintgar Gorge. Zasip has a great restaurant, bar and grocery store within a few minutes walk. Everything we needed was close by, along with great scenery. The house had all the amenities we wanted and the sitting room and dining table were large enough to fit us all comfortably. The house does sleep 6 adults, but the loft area is a bit small for tall people.
Wonderful house. Beautiful location.
We stayed at Alpine Retreat for a week. The house is in perfect location - a beautiful village moments away from the much busier Bled. It was clean and had everything we needed. I really appreciated decent quality pans of a good size...vital for catering to hungry teenagers!
Zasip is very well placed for great local walks and trips futher afield. Stuart, our host, was extremely helpful giving us maps of walks and restaurant recommendations.
There were loads of activities nearby. We went canyoning, white water rafting and mountain biking.
Highlight of the trip was paragliding at Bohinj and Lake Bohinj itself. A sublime beauty. Best meal was at the Airport Restaurant also recommended by Stuart.
We had a brilliant time! Thank you Stuart.
Reflects village in which it is situated. Beautiful views. Lovely holiday home.
Very good for families of all ages. Wonderfully cool in hot weather. Home from home. Excellent facilities. Parking for two cars a bit difficult. Had to ask Think Slovenia to send someone out to cut garden. Appeared not to have been cut all season.
Owner very helpful with written advice, things to do, car hire, walks, restaurants. Many useful books and maps. Hope to return.
Overall wonderful holiday
Beautiful area and country
Very peaceful stay at Alpine Retreat, within walking distance of Bled and whole of Slovenia is within easy reach. House comfortable with all home comforts and great suggestions of things to do. Lovely to have the old lady next door waving to us whenever we came or went (did she ever go into her own house?!). Can't wait to visit Slovenia again, so beautiful and friendly
Fabulous place in the countryside, with Bled as a great starter for all sorts of outdoor activities!
We spent a long weekend in Stuarts lovely remodeled farm house. The house is spacious, equipped with everything one might need. The garden next to the house is a great source of fruits! Bled is just a couple of minutes to drive. But one can start wonderful hikes just in front of the door.
We had no problem whatsoever, Stuart responded immediately and gave us a host of great information about the area, good enough for a couple of weeks stay. We really enjoyed the few days, ready to get more some time!
wonderful stay in a original old house with charme
It was a wonderful stay in Zasip for us. The house ist very nice - a original old house with charme and it is modern and well equiped. The property was clean and it is in a quiet and rural environment. A good place to relax. The position is a vantage point to visit Bled and other nice places in this area
Sited just 3km from Bled, the house , traditionally known as ' Pr Tonco ' (Tony's Place), is well positioned for both lake & land attractions & as a base to explore the further reaches of the Julian Alps. The spectacular Vintgar Gorge is nearby and is easily reached by one of the many well trodden footpaths. Gorgeous Lake Bled is a short cycle away and it is easy to visit nearby Lake Bohinj by car or bus. If you decide to stay put and simply soak up the tranquillity, the balcony offers wide views over the fairytale castle and beyond.
By Slovene standards, Zasip is now a large village and contains everything you might need on a day-to-day basis, including the well-stocked local Mercator supermarket and a friendly pub / restaurant that serves good food and refreshing drink. On the hill overlooking Zasip, Pizzeria Jurcek offers great views of the village and the valley beyond. Directly behind the restaurant is a footpath which leads to the bottom of the famous Vintgar Gorge
Golf: Bled Golf course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe. It is maintained to competition standard, and is located just 5 km away.
Ski: Slovenia has a reputation for winter sports and the area around Bled has numerous downhill ski-runs, cross country ski circuits, a number of ice skating rinks and the largest ski-jump in the world.The ski fields around Bled are most suited to intermediate skiers, however there are enough easy runs for beginners to progress and a few black runs to test the more advanced skiers. Off-piste skiing is possible but the terrain is too exposed to attempt without a guide. Ski hardware can be hired in Bled or at the foot of most ski centres. The nearest resorts include Vogel, Krvavec, and Kranjska Gora as well as Bled's very own Straza ski slope, which is great for children... With several villages having their own smaller slopes it is a great place to bring younger and very young children to play in the snow or to try out a toboggan. Even if they don't take to the snow, the nearby aqua parks are sure to please children of all ages.
Although most of the summer attractions are curtailed by the low winter temperatures and snow cover, it is still possible to go trekking on Icelandic ponies.... The spa facilities of the Golf Hotel are especially inviting in the winter...the outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake and castle is a personal favourite.
Additional pricing information
The quote given by Home Away is indicative. I will prepare an accurate quote based on guest numbers and appropriate age-related Tourist Tax upon receipt of a Guest Details Form (which I will send to you) Payment by bank transfer is 30% to reserve with balance due a month before arrival. A 200 Euro damage deposit is left with our local agent (arranged on line) prior to your stay.