Peaceful location. Panoramic views. 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6.
About Clive Tucker
Ruth and I are from Northern England, where we live and work, we love the outdoors all year round, and have found Slovenia to be a very special place, which we try to visit in each season of the year. Our house is very much our second home, We count ourselves incredibly fortunate be able to come here and have been made to feel very welcome by the local people as Planina is very much a community and not just a tourist destination. We like the tremendous diversity that Slovenia has to offer from coast to mountain and everything in between.
Clive Tucker purchased this House in 2007
Why Clive Tucker chose Zreče
There really was no contest, this was the first house we viewed in Slovenia and easily the best. The drive up to Planina is breathtaking. We have everything so close by that we could possibly need, whilst we have the peace and solitude of our unspoilt location we are also situated very well for the necessities of shops, restaurants etc. We love the open plan aspect of the house and over the years we have continually updated so that we have everything that we need.
What makes this House unique
Because we treat this house as our second home it is an investment that we are very proud of, and we want our guests to feel the same. It always pleases us to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay hear because Planina is a special place and we want our guests to have a great holiday.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Absolutely beautiful so clean and comfortable in an area of outstanding beauty
Lovely big house clean very comfortable home away from home
Owner very helpful with any questions answered promptly
Area amazing especially good for outdoor types
Our Summer Escape To Slovenia
We had a wonderful holiday staying at the house in Planina. The views are just breathtaking and many mornings were taken up just sitting on the balcony looking down the valley enjoying the sun with a hot brew.
Like your last guest; who must have stayed the week before us, we did have a problem with ants for a couple of days when we arrived (especially on the kitchen sink island,) but a visit to the local supermarket for some ant repellent thankfully solved the problem, for us any-ways.
There are some stunning walks in both directions as you come out of the house and despite being in the mountains the gradients are not too bad. My wife has a bad back and struggles walking up steep hills but did not have a problem.
We made full use of the vast amount of DVDs and watched some pretty good films in the evenings.
The kitchen facilities definitely stated there was a freezer in the property, however, there wasn't, and the fridge was a larder fridge with no freezer compartment, so we couldn't stock up when visiting the supermarket, an inconvenience especially as we were there for 10 days. Some ice for our drinks would have been lovely.
We do have one suggestion that Clive and Ruth may want to consider.
Sun loungers would have been really welcome, instead of trying to sunbathe sat on a chair. Some days we never left the house and spent our time reading and enjoying the hot weather. Having a sun lounger would have been ideal.
Thank you for taking the time to review. We think that sun loungers are a great idea and will add some on our next visit. Also a small freezer in the kitchen may be a good idea if we can find a space suitable.
We haven't seen ants in the house before but will keep an eye on this. It's been a very hot summer which may explain why it's been a problem this year.
You obviously really enjoyed your stay and we really do appreciate your feedback.
Clive and Ruth
Lovely View with some problems
The home has a wonderful view and is very quiet, but it may not be for everyone. We don't recommend this home for anyone who struggles with stairs....definitely not for anyone with young children. The indoor stairway is extremely steep...to the point of being dangerous. We had a toddler and it worried us continually. The home had lots of ants upon arrival. This can be taken care of, but make sure to ask first. They advertise that the property provides internet, but that really isn't true because you need to go to town to pay for the service and manually top it up each day. Even with all the hassle, the speed is very lacking. Most days our speed was less than 1mbps. Also, towels are not provided in the property so you need to bring your own if you plan to stay here.
We welcome the opportunity that Timothy has provided to respond.
The staircase is open riser and has 3 tapered treads at the bottom the best way to judge the suitability of the stair should guests be concerned about mobility or the safety of young children would be to view the photographs on the website. The staircase can be viewed in the photograph of the dining area. We can provide a stair gate on request, however please note that we have a balcony to the main living space and to the principal bedroom which would require supervision of toddlers at all times.
The internet is not normally 1Mbs more typically 3 to 8Mbs. Top up is made by credit card or voucher code purchased at shops and petrol stations. Typically 10 euros buys 5 days use, it is not necessary to purchase new credit everyday this is more usually done in one go for the duration of the stay.
The website provides details of what is provided, however it would seem that in this instance Timothy read that linen was provided and assumed that this also implied towels . Unfortunately It is not practical for us to operate a concierge service in our location in Planina so please plan to bring your own towels. The beds are made up for the number of people staying so guests do not have to worry about bringing there own linen.
We never experienced ants on the house before but they are in the forest so they may have been attracted by something in the house.
We would naturally ask our neighbour to deal with this problem if it were to reoccour.
Clive and Ruth.
Much enjoyed stay at Planina. A lot of cold wet weather stopped us using the balconies or terrace, but 3 generations of family all had a great time, and indoor space was comfortable and roomy. We loved the views and found plenty to do around Zrece and Pohorje regions. Hope to be able to return some time.
A lovely property with well appointed facilities, very clean and tidy. Excellent kitchen, large kitchen dinner, good living room and with TV and DVD player and wifi with a super shower room. Light airy bedrooms and a fabulous view from the balcony. So peaceful and picturesque just the sound of a cow bell. We had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed beautiful Slovenia and this lovely property which we recommend.
Thank you for taking the time to review. We are pleased that you had such a nice time in Planina.
We had fabulous two week family vacation (2 + 2 teens) in Jan 2014. This was our second visit. We got this "charge" and feelings what you want from holiday.This impressions created by different aspects which is directly connected with place you are, In this case it goes in complex, the house location, its condition, nature around, facilities near by, It makes you staying very comfortable and let you feel relaxed. Additionaly to above we got the exhaustive support from owners (Clive and Ruth) and didn't have any problem. We can recommend this property for active vacation.
Our common opinion we'll definitely get back!
Thanks again to Clive and Ruth.
The house is situated in the small hamlet of Planina 15 mins from the town of Zrece, on the Pohorje mountain range only 20minutes from the main motorway system in Slovenia and 10min by car from the spa ski resort of Rogla which is a perfect location for both summer & winter recreational activities. Our peaceful. hillside location has stunning views over the valley. Walking, Cycling , Golf , Sightseeing and Wine Tasting are popular activities on the Pohorju mountain. There are many Way Marked Trails with access directly from our house for cycle rides and walks. Rogla ski centre is a fantastic leisure facility with extensive sports facilities, pool, spas & saunas & a Summer & Winter toboggan run. The ski resort is constantly rated as one of the best ski & snowboard resorts in the country. The nearby towns of Zrece & Slovenske Konjice have several good restaurants, plenty of shops & supermarkets. Cultural enthusiasts will enjoy the medieval town of Slovenske Konjice or a visit to Slovenia’s second city Maribor with its many cafes bistros & designer shops it sits attractively on the banks of the river Drava. This wine-producing region offers many opportunities for organised wine tasting.
Ski: Rogla ski resort sits at 1500m and is best suited for family skiers groups comprising beginner and intermediate skiers. The ski area has is spread of an area of 90 hectares with 12km of downhill pistes and 18 km of cross country trails. Rogla Olympic and Ski centre is excellently equipped and has its own spa with swimming pool saunas, and steam rooms. The centre has an excellent range of Ski and Snowboard equipment for hire at very reasonable cost. There is a snowboard park and night skiing is available at this resort. The adreline sled run has a decent of 1.36km and is open all year round. There are squash courts a gymnasium and an indoor climbing wall.
Our house is approx 8km from the resort and can be reached by car or by the ski bus which passes the end of the road.
Zlati Gric is where you will find the most delightful 9-hole Golf Course Skalce it is situated in 1300 m long valley. In the middle of the course is an over a century old palace, which has been converted into a club house. At the green are, alternating, vineyards, ponds, a creek, forest, bush, meadows.