Real Estate

10 Mar 2019, 19:01 PM

This week’s property is an estate that comes with 51,069 m2 of land, a little over five regulation soccer pitches (at 10,026 m2 each). What’s more, its land with a forest and meadows in Križna Gora, with views of it’s own and ready access to the town of Škofja Loka, with a reasonable commute to Ljubljana or a leisurely drive in the other direction to Lake Bled.

Currently on the market for €290,000, the property is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Large farm estate in a secluded village of Križna Gora in the hills above Škofja Loka 6 km from the medieval town centre. The estate includes the main house which was completely renovated in 2004, an outbuilding built in 2004 and a barn with a woodshed and a garage.

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The property has been renovated keeping the traditional characteristics and features and spreads over two floors with an entry room, living room with traditional ceramic wood stove, kitchen, pantry, bathroom, separate toilet and a bedroom on the ground floor. There is a secondary living room and another bedroom in the loft.

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The outbuilding includes a workshop, heating room, summer kitchen and a bathroom, there is a separate bedroom in the loft. The farm is surrounded by two hectares of meadows and there are three hectares of forest that also belong to the property. The village of Križna Gora lies about 630 m above the sea level and offers beautiful open views over the surrounding hills, with Škofja Loka is only 10 minutes’ drive away, the capital Ljubljana 45 minutes’ drive, less than half an hour to skiing at Stari Vrh and Cerkno, and around 45 minutes’ to Lake Bohinj and to Lake Bled. A Rare opportunity to purchase a farm estate with 5 ha of land in a secluded, beautiful position in the mountains of the sought after Gorenjska region.

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

26 Feb 2019, 19:00 PM

This week’s property is a three-bedroom penthouse in Bežigrad, a short walk and even shorter cycle from the centre of Ljubljana, with the approximate location shown below.

Due to absence of tall buildings in the city the occupants of this apartment are guaranteed commanding views of the area in all directions, from the Castle to the Alps, with a terrace to enjoy the sun by day and star-gazing by night. It’s currently on the market for €383,000, and is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows.

Spacious penthouse apartment on the top floor of a renovated energy efficient multiapartment building in the Bežigrad district, just 20 minutes’ walk from Ljubljana city centre.

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The apartment consists of an entry room with coat room, hallway, main bedroom with a walk-in closet, guest bathroom and utility room, spacious living room with kitchen in A dining area that measures around 37 m2, along with a pantry, office, second bedroom and a bathroom.

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From the living room there is access to a large heated terrace with open views over the city towards the Alps. There are parking spaces available in front of the building protected by a parking barrier or a possibility to rent / buy a garage in the vicinity.

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Overall, a large apartment in a sought-after area a short walk from the city centre on one side, 10 minutes’ drive from BTC, Ljubljana’s biggest shopping centre, and 10 minutes’ drive from the Ljubljana highway ring-road.

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

13 Feb 2019, 20:00 PM

This week’s property is in the capital, a one-bedroom apartment for rent in the Eko srebrna hiša (Eco Silver House) project, a building that serves as a showcase for sustainable, low-energy architecture.

Located on Dunajska cesta, and a short drive, bike or bus ride from the centre of town, the apartment is available for short- to long-term rental, with the price starting at €1,260 for one month, and falling to €875 with a six-month contract, utilities not included. It’s currently being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Newly built and furnished one bedroom apartment on the 5th floor in a superb modern ecological apartment development located on Dunajska cesta - in the Bežigrad district close to Ljubljana's main commercial / business district. The development is the first passive building of this scale in Central Europe, and offers an excellent quality of construction, energy efficiency and smart controls of all devices and facilities, which makes running costs extremely low.

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The city centre is just a 10-minute drive away, and the Ljubljana ring-road just a minute's drive – while the combination of access to the main business district, the historic city centre and connections to get out of town make it a very good all round location.

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The building is surrounded by a communal garden with children's playground. The apartment consists of an entry room, open-plan kitchen with living room and access to a balcony, bathroom and one bedroom with balcony access. There is one parking space in the underground garage that belongs to the apartment and a storage room.

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

05 Feb 2019, 19:52 PM

This week’s property is in the village of Škrbina, not far from Italy and settled between the Karst region and Goriška brda, the area often referred to as the Tuscany of Slovenia.

It’s a four-bedroom house with the character you’d expect from a property built in 1890, plus the comfort of one renovated in 2015. Just 15 minutes from the coast, and 90 to the nearest ski slopes, it could provide a new home for someone working or retired in the area, or serve as an income-producing holiday rental in a location that offers much to enjoy, from the views to the food and drink, the history and the cultural heritage.

The property is currently on the market for €520,000 and is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows.

Old karst style country house in the village of Škrbina a few kilometres from Komen, in the heart of the wine-growing Karst region. The house is fully renovated and spreads over the floors with a large kitchen and dining area, living room with a fireplace, bathroom, one bedroom and sauna on the ground floor. The first floor includes two en suite bedrooms, both with balcony access, and there is another en suite bedroom in the loft.

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The house is surrounded by a large garden that features a wood-burner, ample garden furniture, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, and an outdoor jacuzzi, while there is a large wine cellar in the basement used as an entertainment room.

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The area offers numerous walking and cycling activities around the Karst region with charming stone village of Štanjel only 10 km away, famous local food and wine, and with the Adriatic Coast only 15 km away from the village. The house is fully set up for tourist rental and offers excellent rental potential.

You can see more of this and other properties for sale or rent, at a wide range of prices and all over the country, at Think Slovenia, while all our stories on the real estate market can be found here

29 Jan 2019, 17:46 PM

This week’s property is a prestige home with rural views that stretch out to the Adriatic, with the coast just 15 minutes’ drive away, settled in the village of Sela na Krasu, right by the Italian border.

Built in 1920 but renovated in 2016, this Karst villa’s got four bedrooms and a total of 180 m2 interior space, with 678 m2 outdoors, along with a pool, garden, and a rooftop terrace. Currently on the market for €520,000 , the property is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows on their website:

Authentic renovated Karst villa lies in traditional stone village of Sela na Krasu just 10 km from the Italian Adriatic Coast. The house spreads over two floors with an entry room, bike storage, open plan kitchen with living room, sauna and guest toilet, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.

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There are two more bedrooms on the top, both with balcony access and a bathroom. Access to a large balcony / roof terrace is from the first floor landing, from where you can enjoy the beautiful views over vineyards and towards the Adriatic sea. Behind the house there is a spacious garden with a pool, an outdoor kitchen and a BBQ area.

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The area offers numerous walking and cycling activities around the Karst region with charming stone villages, famous local food and wine and with the Adriatic Coast only 15 km away from the village. The house is fully set up for tourist rental and offers excellent rental potential.

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You can see more of this, and many other properties for sale or rent around the country, at Think Slovenia, while all our stories about real estate in Slovenia can be found here

15 Jan 2019, 18:00 PM

This week’s property returns to one of our most popular areas, the dramatic mountains and valleys of northwest  Slovenia. It’s an estate in Ponikve, not far from Tolmin or the 102 and 103 highways, heading off to Ljubljana and the coast, and just 30 minutes from Italy.

The property itself is a 349 m2 farmhouse built in 1930 and in need of “full renovation”, but the real draw is the amount of land it’s being sold with – a full 79,727 m2, or 19.7 acres. To put this in more concrete terms, that’s 7.3 regulation football (soccer) pitches of land. Moreover, since this is the Soča valley area you’re assured of fantastic views, with the added benefit of the property being in a position where it gets plenty of sun.

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In addition to the house and farm buildings this property comes with meadows, well-established fruit trees and a forest, with good potential for use as an organic farm. Currently on the market for €137,000, the property is being handled by Slovenia Estates, and you can learn more about it – and other properties for sale or rent all over the country – here.

04 Jan 2019, 20:00 PM

This week’s property, the first of the year, is some distance from our most common area of Triglav National Park, but one in a location that’s ideal for many. It’s in Čatež ob Savi, a thermal spa centre not far from the Croatian border, with excellent highways connections (along the A2) to both Zagreb (30 minutes) and Ljubljana (45 minutes).

It’s a four-bedroom house that comes with 987 m2 outdoor space and views of the Sava, a river that’s often put to recreational use, suitable for rafting, kayaking and canoeing and fishing, among other pursuits.

The property is currently on the market for €450,000 and is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Spacious modern family home built with high quality materials on the edge of a quiet residential area adjoining the Sava River just 1km from the famous thermal spa centre Čatež ob Savi and a few minutes, drive to the attractive town of Brežice, mid-way between Novo Mesto and Zagreb.

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The house occupies three floors and includes a storage room, utility, heating room and an office, with a bathroom in the basement. On the ground floor a double height entry room leads to an open plan kitchen with dining area and living room which open onto a lovely deck with views of open countryside.

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In addition there is a guest toilet and an office on the ground floor, whilst upstairs the a landing overlooking the double height entrance leads to two bedrooms with a bathroom on one side and master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bathroom on the other. Bedrooms offer balconies with views over open countryside and the Sava River. A well-maintained garden with BBQ area surrounds the house, which also has a spacious garage.

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The area is famous for excellent local food and wine with the wine region of Bizeljsko only 15 minutes’ drive away, thermal spa centres Čatež ob Savi and Dobova only a couple of minutes, along with the charming local town of Brezice. Ljubljana is 45 minutes’ drive away and Zagreb with its international airport only 30. There are numerous walking and hiking paths in the area, plus the golf courses of Mokrice and Otočec. 

And you can see more of this home, and other properties for sale or rent around the country, at Think Slovenia.

18 Dec 2018, 17:00 PM

Those planning to move to Slovenia because of the affordability of the country, especially if they have a foreign income, may find the search for property in some locations rather disheartening, with high prices paid for not much space.

But look outside the hotspots and you can still get a lot for much less than €100,000, and with a lifestyle to offer that many would find more appealing than living in a city or tourist centre. One such place is today’s focal property, a simple cottage in the small village of Prihobva, less than 30 minutes’ drive to Maribor and Ceje.

This is not a small apartment with parking on a side street, but instead a solid cottage with three floors, including a wine cellar in the basement, 300 m2 of land you can build on and views that give your eyes something beautiful to rest on going far into the distance. Currently organised to have four bedrooms as well as office space, the property is now on the market for €76,400 and being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Traditional cottage with outbuilding in a beautiful position on the edge of the small village of Prihova (Oplotnica) in the foothills of the beautiful Pohorje massif mid-way between Celje and Maribor. The property has a commanding hillside position with panoramic views over the valley and the hills beyond in the peaceful, scenic village of Prihova .

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The house spreads over three floors with a traditional wine cellar in the basement, entry room, living room, kitchen with pantry, two bedrooms, office and bathroom on the first floor. There are two more bedrooms in the loft.

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The house is surrounded by a garden that continues into a larger plot on the slopes of the hill with part of the plot being classified as building land (300 m2) giving scope for development of an additional building. Next to the house there is an outbuilding used as garage, as woodshed and for storage.

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The area offers peaceful beautiful nature, numerous walking and cycling paths, thermal spa centres (the closest at Zrece, only 12 km away). The village lies only 3 km from the highway access Ljubljana-Maribor which gives easy access to the second and third biggest cities of Slovenia - Maribor and Celje, both only 20 minutes’ drive away. The ski resorts Rogla and Mariborsko Pohorje are both around 30 minutes drive. Attractive local towns of Slovenske Konjice and Slovenska Bistrica and offering a range of amenities are both 15 minutes’ drive from this lovely property, in need of modest updating with open views over the surrounding nature.

And you can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rent all over the country and at various price points, at Think Slovenia.

05 Dec 2018, 19:00 PM

The area around Bovec is among of the most beautiful in the country, with soaring mountains, green valleys, and the copper blue waters of the Soča making it a much-sought holiday location for those with an interest in the great outdoors. The landscape here is stunning, and beyond the views it affords a huge range of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself. From hiking to biking, canyoning to kayaking, fishing to skiing, paragliding to painting, and much more besides, the area is set up for visitors and residents to take advantage of the natural wonders and find some peace away from the cities and towns, while still only being an hour or so from Ljubljana Airport, and 90 minutes from the Adriatic coast.

This week’s property puts you right in the middle of all this, being a three-floor house in the village of Kal Koritnica. It was built just over 50 years ago and requires some minor renovations, and is essentially open to however you’d like to live in a space that currently has two bedrooms and potential for a third. It’s on the market for just €55,000, and is being handed by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

Traditional detached house on the edge of a peaceful village of Kal Koritnica, only 3 km from Bovec. The house occupies three floors with storage and heating rooms in the basement, entry room, kitchen with dining area, bathroom and two bedrooms on the first floor and an attic that could be converted into additional living space. It is surrounded by a small garden with a woodshed.

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The region offers numerous activities from skiing in the winter on the Kanin ski resort in Bovec which is connected to Sella Nevea to fantastic hiking and mountain biking on the surrounding Julian Alps or enjoying numerous seasonal sports on the breath-taking Soča river. The town of Bovec, with all its amenities and good restaurants, is only 3 km away, whilst Kal Koritnica also has a good local restaurant. The house is in need of renovations and modernisation, but would make a lovely holiday home with good rental potential.

You can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rent around the country, at Think Slovenia, while you can see all of our previous “property of the week” stories here, and all our stories on the real estate market in Slovenia here.

25 Nov 2018, 12:59 PM

This week’s property is a one-bedroom rental in Ljubljana, to give you some idea of prices in the capital, which have been rising even faster than in other parts of Slovenia. However, it should be noted that this is a rather nice apartment, and there are things to be had for less in other parts of town, and with other features.

Related: All our stories on Slovenia’s real estate market can be found here

It comes with a large terrace (16 m2) and is sited in Vič, on the west side of Ljubljana, just a short drive or slightly longer bike ride to the centre. It’s currently on offer at €950 a month, based on a six-month stay, with the price rising to €1,550 for one month, with utilities not included. The apartment is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows on their website:

Spacious (67 m2) one-bedroom penthouse apartment in a sought after modern multi residential development in the Vič district on the west side of Ljubljana, five minutes’ drive from the city centre. The apartment is served by a lift and consists of an entry room, open plan kitchen with dining area and living room, bathroom with bath tub and a large bedroom.

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Both living room and bedroom have access to a fantastic spacious terrace facing west with great views over the city and hills in the background. The interiors of the apartment are beautifully designed in a contemporary style to create a beautiful and practical living space.

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There is a storage room belonging to the apartment conveniently located on the same floor, whilst the first come first served parking area for the building is behind the building protected by a parking barrier.

The development was built in 2005 and consist of two multi apartment buildings connected with internal courtyard and the parking area at the back. The location gives easy access to the city centre on one side, and to the Ljubljana ring road on the other.

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And you can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rent at various price points and around the country, at Think Slovenia.

15 Nov 2018, 18:00 PM

This week’s property is a three-bedroom house in Radovljica, one the 17 members of the Association of Historic Towns in Slovenia, and thus as pretty as a postcard, with charming architecture set against a stunning natural backdrop of the mountains, and easy access to the many outdoor pursuits the area offers all year, a fact that gives this property some potential as a short- or long-term rental holding. It’s also just around 30 minutes from the capital, making it an option for anyone working in the capital

The house was built in 1937 and last renovated in 1990, with minor work needed in some places, and in addition to 280 m2 of indoor space there’s 994 m2 outdoors for gardening or otherwise relaxing in, with the nearest neighbours some 200 m away.

See all our real estate news stories, and not properties, here

Currently on the market for €295,000, the house is being handed by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:

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Charming and spacious traditional villa in a lovely location with mountain views in the beautiful historic town of Radovljica, just 10 minutes’ drive from world famous Lake Bled. The villa spreads over 4 floors and includes storage rooms and utility area in the basement, spacious living room with ceramic wood stove, separate kitchen with balcony access and pantry and a toilet on the ground floor. The balcony has steps down into garden.

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The first floor consists of 2 large bedrooms, bathroom and a separate toilet, while the loft is still unfinished but gives scope for additional bedrooms. The house is surrounded by a large garden with fruit trees, vegetable patch and a woodshed.

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The area offers numerous sporting activities from water sports on the river Sava and lake Bled, hiking and mountain cycling on the surrounding Karavanke mountains and skiing at three different ski resorts, each just 30 minutes’ drive away. The medieval town of Radovljica offers good local amenities with excellent restaurants and cafes in a charming medieval town ambiance.

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The house is in need of some updating / modernisation but is in generally good working condition and is well maintained. An excellent property which would make a lovely holiday home or permanent residence in a sought after area with good tourist rental or long term rental potential.

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And if you’d like to see more of this properties, or others for sale or rent all over the country and at a wide range of price points, visit Think Slovenia.

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