Hiša Brdo

We took this house for a fortnight for a first visit to Slovenia. We particularly wanted a walking holiday in the valleys and mountains, a bit of bird/nature watching and of course to visit some of the popular tourist sights. We like self catering and relaxing with a private space. Not knowing Slovenia at all choosing a base was a bit hit and miss and we were delighted by this place. The house is an old Slovene house that has been fully modernised without losing any of its charm and character. We could see that a lot of thought had gone into it. We found it spotlessly clean with the grass in the adjoining meadow trimmed and the gravel chips in the back yard had been raked so everything was presented to us very well. The back yard is a real sun trap and a great place just to sit and relax in and we were able to eat out almost every evening there enjoying the bbq, the views and the fire flies that appeared at dusk to delight us. The house gives total privacy and was fully equipped.

We were within easy driving of the hills/ mountains and gorges around Tolmin and Kobarid where there are walks of all standards and a bit further to the Bovec area where we did a couple of walks from the top of the Vrsic pass. We were in easy reach of stations enabling us to go for a day trip to Bled and to take the car on the car train to Bohinj. We drove to Predjama Castle one day to do a tourist thing. It was quite a long day but worth it. So although Hisa Brdo appears to be tucked away up a valley it really proved to be a pretty useful location although in my view a car is really essential to get the most out of a holiday in Slovenia. It was always a pleasure to come back to the house in the evening after a long day out.

It was great to know that there was an English speaking person at the end of the phone, totally familiar with Slovenia, in case we needed assistance. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and recommend this place highly if your holiday outlook is like ours.