March 20, 2018
We were looking through some candidates for this week’s property when this one caught our eye, mainly due to the inclusion of a vineyard and orchard, as well as the wooden interiors. But what really sealed the deal was the price, which we thought was much higher than this. (Although please note we’re not a real estate agent or property assessor, and your guess may be much more accurate, with the answer at the bottom of the page.)
This small estate is located in Fokovci in the heart of the Goričko Regional Park. The nearest city is Murska Sobota, 13 km away, and the place isn’t far from a spa resort or 18-hole golf course. It’s also just 65 km from Slovenia’s second largest city, Maribor, where there’s skiing in the winter, as well as 130 km from Graz and 189 km from Ljubljana.
The property was original built around 1895 as the main farmstead for the village, and offers a high level of privacy with spectacular views of the Prekmurje hills, as well as your own mature orchard and vineyard, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy dramatic sunsets and clear, starry nights.
The property is being handled by Elite Property Slovenia, who introduce it as follows on their website:
This is a super luxury five-bedroom property in the Goricko Regional Park in Prekmurje. Completely renovated in 2005/6. Nearly 3.5 acres of land including vineyard, orchard, large barn, great views.
The living room, this a very large room with high-beamed ceilings and real wood floors, at one end of this great room is a large open fireplace for those winter nights. French doors lead out to the garden and terrace areas.
The kitchen is an eat-in farmhouse type area, which retains the original working stove as well as being fully equipped with all the necessary modern appliances. Views are to the front and are of the wonderful Goričko hills and vineyards.
The master bedroom, this room retains the original wooden ceiling and working fireplace, the en suite has an old Victorian roll top bath and extra-large shower area. It also has wood panelling on the walls and real wood floor.
There are a further four double bedrooms, three of which are in the "wing" of the house and can be shut down in winter if not used. All three bedrooms in the wing of the house have their own French doors to the garden area.
There are three bathrooms, all with baths and showers.
The materials used are all high quality, with Italian tiles and English fittings.
The outside barn is very large and could either be kept as it is or renovated to provide more living space or even a seperate house.
Outside there’s a superb summer kitchen with terrific views, the kitchen is equipped with oven, stove, sink and water, refrigerator and BBQ.
There are around 3.3 acres. There is a very manageable six rows of vines, and a large orchard producing some wonderful tasting apples. A large field and numerous other fruit trees and a large flat garden area by the house with a terrace and pergola, as well as a vegetable garden.
The property is 10 minutes from the Terme 3000 Moravske Toplice Spa, while the village has a grocery shop, small garden centre, and school. The home is also just a minute from one of Prekmurje's best restaurants
This small estate is currently on the market for 285,000 EUR, and you can see more of it, as well as other properties for sale or rental, at Elite Property Slovenia.
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