Real Estate

17 Nov 2019, 16:41 PM

This week’s property is a detached house that was built in 1977 and requires some renovations, but will give the owner a home that suitable for holidays, rental or full-time occupancy, depending on if and where they work.

Located in the village of Srpenica, by the banks of the River Soča and not far from the Italian border, the area is famous for its natural beauty and a centre for outdoor activities and adventure sports, from hiking and kayaking in the summer to skiing and sledding in the winter.

With a combined 115m2 of inside space, and 158 m2 outside, the home is currently on the market for €75,000 and is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

An attractively priced detached house in the quiet village of Srpenica located on the Soča River mid-way between Kobarid and Bovec (cca 10 km to each). The house spreads over two floors and features a basement area and garage on the ground floor, which offers scope for additional living space (subject to relevant permissions).

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On the first floor there are two bedrooms, kitchen with dining area, storage room, bathroom, living area and hallway. On the top of the staircase leading to the first floor is a large balcony ideal for relaxing on hot summer evenings.

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The house is surrounded by a small garden. The surrounding mountains of the Julian Alps offer fantastic hiking, cycling and a plethora of other activities in pristine nature. An excellent purchase for holiday usage or permanent residence with good rental potential.

You can see more of this and other properties for sale or rent, and all over the country, at Think Slovenia

07 Nov 2019, 19:51 PM

If you’re looking for a place to call your own on a short stay in Ljubljana then the ideal spot would be in the Old Town, in easy walking distance from all the sights and delights of the city, and within the range of operations of the Kavalir system that offers free rides around the area.

Note: The location above is approximate, but the view below is exact

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In this spacious one-bedroom apartment that can sleep four – two in the bedroom and two elsewhere – you’ll be able to explore Ljubljana and return to a comfortable and stylish home that’ll be a memorable part of your stay.

Available for short-term rent, set amid (and within) charming architecture, restaurants, and cafés, a street over from the river and with several less trafficked routes to the Castle, the property can currently be had for from €80 a night and is being managed by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Old Town Apartment, Ljubljana is a beautifully renovated design apartment, with one bedroom, sleeping four in one of the most sought after locations in the very centre of Ljubljana’s Old Town. The apartment is located on the first floor of a typical period townhouse on one of the most photogenic streets in Ljubljana - Gornji trg or "Upper Square” , which is overflowing with old town charm and home to some of the city's best restaurants and bars, one-minute from the famous Hercules fountain, with views to Ljubljana Castle and just a couple of minutes’ walk to two paths up Castle Hill. The apartment comprises a beautiful open plan living room / kitchen diner overlooking Gornji trg, double bedroom and a fabulous spacious bathroom with walk in shower and large bathtub.

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You can read and see more about this and many other properties for sale or rent across the country, at Think Slovenia

24 Oct 2019, 09:46 AM

This property is rather spectacular. It’s a manor house that was built in 1648, has over 800 m2 of indoor space and more than twice that of land. It has the potential for 10 bedrooms, a real tower, and a price of just €80,000.

At that price you can probably guess it’s not a turnkey property, but instead one for which major renovations are required. It’s currently being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows on their website:

Beautiful manor house with 1896 m2 of land and 833 m2 of indoor space in a lovely location with scope for use as a private residence or for tourist related purposes. The building is historically very interesting with its origins dating back to a monastery in the 13th century.

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Located in the peaceful village of Cerina only 1 km from the Ljubljana - Zagreb motorway and 2 km from the famous Terme Catez thermal spas and in close proximity to the charming small town of Brezice, the Krka River and Mokrice Castle hotel and golf club. Partly in habitable condition, this unique historical manor house property offers a great investment opportunity.

You can see more of this and many other properties for sale or rent across the country, at Think Slovenia

11 Oct 2019, 08:50 AM

The Soča Valley is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, with the turquoise waters of the river flowing through the dramatic landscapes of Triglav National Park. The area is full of natural wonders, and one that affords countless opportunities to engage with the great outdoors. Hiking, biking, kayaking, canyoning, paragliding, mountaineering and more, as well as more leisurely pursuits such as photography, painting and simply sitting outside and breathing clean air and soaking in the stunning views.

This week’s property, located in the village of Svino – not far from Kobarid, the home of one of the best restaurants in the world, Hiša Franko, and Bovec, the adventure sports centre – is thus one for those who like to get away from it all. As well as a cosy home, it would make an ideal holiday cottage or rental, with three bedrooms, a garden, and a bargain price of just €65,000, much reduced from the original €130,000 asking price. It’s being handled by Think Slovenia, who are promoting it as follows:

Svino is a small village a short distance from Kobarid and the stunning Soča River. The house itself lies in the centre of the village. Though in good condition, it would benefit from moderate renovation.

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On the ground floor there is an entry room, living room, kitchen, and a dining room. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. In front of the house there is a courtyard and good size garden. Windows have been renovated in 2009 as well as central heating system.

You can see more of this, and other properties all around Slovenia for sale or rent, at Think Slovenia.

19 Sep 2019, 10:15 AM

This week’s property is in the settlement of Komen, in that part of the Karst region nearby the Italian border, not too far from the coast. It’s a one-bedroom two-floor stone home that was built in 1938 and renovated in 2010, with the place recently catching the eye of the Slovenian property and interior design show Ambienti, as seen below.

The property is currently on the market for €350,000, and is being handled by Slovenia Estates, who describe it as follows:

This is a completely renovated stone house located in the wine region of Slovenia with a terrific, green garden that offers lots of shade in the summer.  The house has 137.50 sqm and 1,363 sqm of land with beautiful courtyard and a large garden.

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The house has 2 floors. The ground floor comprises of a kitchen with dining room with access to the garden, entrance, hallway with built-in wardrobe and staircase leading to the upper floor, utility area with access to the garden, toilet and storage. The kitchen is custom made (brand BULTHAUP), the dining room has an open fireplace. On the first floor, there is a living room with a hallway leading towards to the bedroom with a separate walk-in closet room and a bathroom. The house was completely renovated in a typical style for this area. The materials used are of high quality - a combination of various materials such as solid wood, glass, ceramics and stone. There is gas central heating, floor heating, combined with radiators and with two fireplaces. Ceilings on the ground level are 3 m high and the living room is open with visible old renovated beams. Floors entirely made of ceramic.

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In front of the building, there are two terraces and a fountain. Next to the entrance, in the courtyard, there is a shed for storage of garden tools and storage of wood for fireplaces. A few steps from the house there is a vegetable ornamental garden in the size of 1.021m2. The house offers an ideal place for people who enjoy the peace of the countryside, the beauty of nature and garden work, but with all the comforts that modern way of life offers. All necessary infrastructure in the village or within 4-17 km, Italy only 19 km, Trieste airport 29 km or 40 min, Ljubljana 1 hour.

You can see more of this, and many other properties for sale or rent around the country, at Slovenia Estates.

10 Sep 2019, 11:25 AM

This week’s property is a home with options – a three-floor home in the village of Ribno with three apartments, great views and not far from one of the most famous and visited spots in Slovenia, Lake Bled.

While “holiday rental” is perhaps one’s first thought when looking at this arrangement – as each apartment is self-contained and fully-equipped – I have friends with older children and the same kind of property for whom this layout has served as a perfect family home, with enough space and facilities for privacy and independence, while keeping everyone close for communal meals and activities. That said, the house could easily be converted from three apartments to one large house.

Currently on the market for €360,000, the property is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Wonderful family home divided into three apartments in an elevated position and views on both sides in the picturesque village of Ribno, just 5 mins drive from Bled. This three-storey house is currently converted into three separate apartments each on its own floor, ideal for short or long term rental.  The apartments are fully equipped and well looked after.

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The ground floor apartments consists of a bathroom, kitchen, one bedroom and large living area. Large French doors in the living room lead out onto the large terrace overlooking the mountains, perfect for relaxing on hot summer evenings. The upper floor apartment consists of two bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen with dining and living area and two balconies with stunning views over the village and mountains beyond. The middle floor apartment has one bedroom with kitchen, bathroom, living and dining area. An attractive 500 m2 garden surrounds the house and offers great mountain views. The house has been converted in a way so that if desired it could easily be changed back into a single family residence.

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The village of Ribno offers various restaurants / bars and a bakery with an appealing secluded quiet atmosphere whilst being just a 5-minute drive away from the attractions and amenities of Lake Bled. The region gives opportunities for numerous summer and winter activities, from skiing and cross country, hiking, cycling, water sports on Lake Bled and Bohinj, or just relaxing, surrounded by stunning unspoiled alpine scenery. The highway is just 10 minutes’ drive, and with regard to skiing there are three resorts just 30 minutes away, while Ljubljana can be reached in 40 minutes. A great opportunity to purchase a spacious three-apartment house set up to make immediate rental income or as a permanent residence in one of the most sought after locations of Slovenia.

You can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rent around Slovenia, at Think Slovenia, while all our stories on real estate in Slovenia are here

02 Sep 2019, 18:04 PM

We’ll be honest, our eyes landed on this property because we know where it is, in a building that we’ve long wondered what the apartments were like inside. Are they all as clean and bright as this one? I don’t know, but as the following pictures show, there are some very nice homes in centre of Ljubljana.

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This one appears to be in a courtyard on Vegova, the one that starts in Kongresni trg with the beautiful university building, goes on to the music school, continues with the National Library, and ends in French Revolution Square, with the heart of the Ljubljana Festival, Križanke. It’s a very nice area.

The apartment is available for rent, with the price being €1,050 a month based on a contract of at least 6 months, utilities not included. It’s being handled by Think Slovenia, with offices not far away, who described the property as follows:

Spacious renovated apartment in a fantastic quiet, central Old Town location on Vegova street next to the National Library and a few steps from Križanke and Congress square. The apartment lies on the first floor of a charming, historic, old town building with internal courtyard and parking area.

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The apartment comprises an entry room, spacious bathroom, separate toilet, bright open plan kitchen with living area with windows and two large bedrooms. The bathroom and toilet have underfloor heating, the rest of the apartment has radiators. There is a small storage room in the basement belonging to the apartment.

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The location on Vegova street on one hand offers easy access to numerous excellent restaurants, bars and all the attractions of the Old Town, whilst on the other it offers very easy access to the Ljubljana south ring road. The apartment is rented out furnished and has been recently renovated to a high standard.

You can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rent all over the country, at Think Slovenia

14 Aug 2019, 19:40 PM

We’ll get back to some more modestly priced properties soon, but this week it’s another from the more expensive end of the market, a two-floor home with one bedroom that’s currently on the market for €350,000. For that you get a renovated stone house, lots of land and an address on the Karst Plateau in the Slovenian Littoral, not far from the Italian coast.

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The property is being handled by Slovenia Estates, who describe it as follows:

This is a completely renovated stone house located in the wine region of Slovenia with a terrific, green garden that offers lots of shade in the summer.  

The house has 137.50 sqm and 1,363 sqm of land with beautiful courtyard and a large garden, located just a few minutes from the house.

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The house has two floors

Ground floor comprises of a kitchen with dining room with access to the garden, entrance, hallway with built-in wardrobe and staircase leading to the upper floor, utility area with access to the garden, toilet and storage. The kitchen is custom made (brand BULTHAUP), dining room with an open fireplace.

On the first floor, there is a living room with a hallway leading towards to the bedroom with a separate walk in closet room and a bathroom.

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The house was completely renovated in a typical style for this area. The materials used are of high quality - a combination of various materials such as solid wood, glass, ceramics and stone.

Gas central heating, floor heating, combined with radiators and with two fireplaces. Ceilings on the ground level are 3 m high and the living room is open with visible old renovated beams. Floors entirely made of ceramic.

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In front of the building, there are two terraces and a fountain. Next to the entrance, in the courtyard, there is a shed for storage of garden tools and storage of wood for fireplaces. A few steps from the house there is a vegetable ornamental garden in the size of 1.021m2.

The house offers an ideal place for people who enjoy the peace of the countryside, the beauty of nature and garden work, but with all the comforts that modern way of life offers.

All necessary infrastructure in the village or within 4-17 km, Italy only 19 km, Trieste airport 29 km or 40 min, Ljubljana 1 hour. 

You can see more of this and other properties all over Slovenia at Slovenia Estates

02 Aug 2019, 13:33 PM

I’m looking for a three-bedroom place to move, and I love this one, but it's more than a little out of my budget. The high price is not because it's in Ljubljana, or on the coast, but rather in Bled, the site of Slovenia’s most iconic view, a place with fantastic holiday potential, and / or a base for an active career, as it’s still within commuting distance of Ljubljana, just 30 minutes by car and the same for Italy and Austria.

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With three bedrooms and 1,360 m2 of land, it’s being handled by Slovenia Estates, who describe it as follows:

This is a newly renovated attractive villa in Bled with 3 bedrooms, garden, private driveway and an outbuilding. Located in a nice, open and sunny location with no immediate neighbours, the villa has recently undergone a major renovation.

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Ground floor: Open plan living area with adjoining kitchen and dining area, all with terrific views across the fields to Lake Bled. There is also a WC on this floor. Access to the terrace and gardens.
First floor: Three good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Air conditioned, heating by efficient Finnish radiators and pellet fireplace.

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Lovely gated private driveway and parking for several cars. Older outbuilding that could be re constructed and used for gym/sauna area. Lovely gardens, and just 3 minutes’ drive to Zaka (Lakeshore) or 5 mins to centre of Bled.

You can see more of this, and many other properties all over the country, at  Slovenia Estates.

24 Jul 2019, 20:17 PM

Discounts are always welcome, and this property near Tolmin, in Soča Valley, is now the market for 25% less than before, with no change in the offer of a four-bedroom stone farmhouse with 21,023 m2 of land, or around three standard football (soccer) pitches. This land comes with woodland, fruit trees, grape vines, and two vegetable gardens, while the house itself has been set up as a tourist rental, with a separate apartment for the owners.

Currently on the market for €195,500, down from €260,000, it’s being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

This characteristic traditional stone farmhouse sits in a magnificent sunny position offering privacy and great views above the village of Kozaršče a 5-minute drive from the town of Tolmin in the heart of the Soča Valley. The house is at the bottom of Mengore which is the final hill at the bottom of the Pot Miru, a commemorative First World War walk that begins up near Bovec. The house is surrounded by a large land plot and includes The various fruit trees / vines, woodland (the property is self-sufficient in wood) and an additional two pieces of agricultural land in the valley below.

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The house comprises two large attic rooms, three bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet and an en suite apartment on the first floor (with separate side access). There are a kitchen, living room, bathroom, fourth bedroom, and gym and toilet on the ground floor, leading to an indoor patio area, from where a large three storey barn can be accessed at the back of the house. A workshop and laundry room sit below the main house and side garage.

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There is a balcony on the front of the house and one on the back and an outdoor kitchen and terrace to the rear of the property. There is additionally a barn, woodshed two 2 vegetable gardens. The house has been designed for tourist rental, so that the whole house can be rented out with a separate apartment for the owner to stay in at the back of the house.

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The area is a mecca for kayakers, paragliders, rafters, hikers, climbers, mountain and road bikers, with a climbing wall within walking distance of the house. It is within easy reach of Italy, the coast and the airport and is ideally situated for vacations within the Soča Valley and Triglav National Park. There is also world class trout fishing in the area. Both Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled can be reached easily using the car train that is less than five minutes’ drive from the house. A fantastic, spacious and comfortable Soča Valley residence in great condition.

You can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rent all over the country, at Think Slovenia

03 Jul 2019, 20:43 PM

We see some nice properties here, and can get a little jaded, but when we saw the pictures for this five bedroom villa in Most Na Soči, by the confluence of the Soča and Idrijca rivers in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, we began day-dreaming of a new life outside the capital.

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In addition to the views of both the Soča river and Julian Alps, and the opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in all four seasons, this property offers five bedrooms, four en suite, along with a sauna. It also sits on 35,000m2 of private land, just under five soccer pitches, with fruit trees and a vegetable garden. To make being outdoors even more enjoyable there’s a barbecue area and what’s said to be one of the few swimming pools in the Soča Valley. Fully renovated in 2007, the place is being sold with many items of quality antique furniture, and is currently on the market for €715,000, with more details of this and other properties at beverywhere.com

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