Wonderful Holiday Accommodation nr Lake Bled, Slovenia
The town of Radovljica sits beside the River Sava where the water flows towards the capital Ljubljana, having started its journey high up in the Triglav National Park. The Sava Valley apartment overlooks the lush green valley and meadowland below. A short journey in any direction will take you to a place of outstanding natural beauty. The famous Lake Bled containing Slovenia's only island with St. Mary's church standing on it, is a short 5-7 minute journey. Set in a rural location on the outskirts of the town the apartment is within easy reach of the local amenities.
Although near the mountains, the town of Radovljica is easily accessible via road, rail, and air, with Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport only 25 mins away, which is serviced from the UK by Easyjet (Stansted). Plus there are many other European cities you can fly from - check Aerodrome Ljubljana website. From the UK, Ryanair fly to Klagenfurt and Graz (Austria), and Trieste (Italy) airports. All of these are no more than a 2 hour drive.
The apartment is on the ground floor, so is easily accessible and therefore particularly useful for the older visitor or visitors with younger children.
Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed, two double wardrobes and dressing table.
Bedroom 2 - King size bed, wardrobe and access onto the patio area and garden.
Bedroom 3 - Single bed and wardrobe.
The bathroom is fully tiled comprising of a bath with shower over, WC and wash-hand basin. There is also a washing machine available for use by guests, but you need to provide your own washing powders etc.
Pale fronted kitchen units and dual fuel hob cooker with oven and extractor over. Large fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. All crockery and cutlery, oven gloves, tea towels. etc. provided for use.
A spacious living room with ample seating for 5, with a door leading out to patio and garden area. There is also a DVD player plus a selection of DVD's available for watching, though feel free to bring your own along, especially if you have small children.
There is a wooden double drop-leaf table with seating for 5 in the dining area between the kitchen and living room.
For families with a young child, there is a fold-away high chair available and if you require a travel cot, then please bring your own.
An iron and ironing board are available. All necessary linens and towels will be provided for occupant’s usage. There is no additional charge for cleaning, although you are expected to keep the apartment clean and tidy as you would at your own home.
There is a garden patio area with garden furniture and barbecue directly outside lounge and 2nd double bedroom.
The barbecue is available for use in the better weather, though you'll have to clean it of course! The garden area offers fantastic views of the Sava Valley and Triglav National Park, and makes for perfect days and evenings in the summer.
Car parking and the storage of ski or bike equipment available via use of the garage by prior arrangement.
The small coastal towns of Izola, Koper, Piran, Portoroz and beaches are approximately 95 miles; 1 3/4 hours away.
Approximately 3 miles from the apartments, Bled Golf Course is one of the oldest in Europe and is the largest in Slovenia. It is made up of the King's Course, with 18 holes, and the Lake Course, with 9 holes.
On the southern slopes of Lake Bled lies the Straza ski area consisting of nearly 2 miles of pistes, which offers good skiing facilities for beginners and intermediates. Straza also offers the additional advantage of night skiing.
Overlooking Lake Bohinj and at nearly 1 mile above sea level, resides the Vogel ski resort. This resort provides breathtaking views and has a real 'alpine' feel to it. The resort provides skiing for all ages and experiences.
The Kobla ski pistes sit at lower altitudes than those of Vogel, where in recent years a snowmaking system has been introduced. With the ski lifts located on the outskirts of Bohinjska Bistrica, Kobla's slopes are suitable for all types of skiers.
Probably the best known of Slovenian ski resorts, Kranjska Gora is a lovely alpine village and a frequent site of World Cup races providing terrain suitable for all levels of skiing.
There are lots of things to do and places to visit and a week can easily rush by doing the tourist thing. The bike riding and walking can be spectacular and many visitors have suggested the best areas for this, but realistically the whole surroundings are worth a tour. The river Sava, which runs into Ljubljana, is just 200 yards from the apartment and fishing licenses can be bought from the Bled Tourist Information Centre, which is beneath the Park Hotel opposite the Lake. The river can also be accessed for canoeing. Radovljica with its medieval town offers a wider range of bars, restaurants and shops including several supermarkets, swimming pool, sports centre, banks, medical centre and a Post Office. Bled town, lake and castle are 5 mins away where you can find a ski centre, luge track (for warmer months), skating rink, and 27-hole golf course. Also a range of bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, banks and Post Office. Here you can hire Canoes, plus Whitewater rafting, Canyoning and Quad bike trips.
In the summer the mountain lakes provide wonderful swimming. Lake Bohinj and Bohijnska Bistrica (town) are 25 minutes for some stunning views and a glass finish lake where you can enjoy a breathtaking boat trip. Kranska Gora ski centre 25 mins. Ljubljana town centre is again a 30 min drive directly into the centre. Soca Valley - Trenta, Kobarid, Tolmin for canyoning, kayaking and white water rafting. Coast – Koper, Piran and Portoroz 1 3/4hour. Generally, there a several restaurants / bars either walk-able or drivable from 1 min, catering for all appetites and preferences from traditional Slovene fare through to Chinese and the prices are also very good and the people are very friendly. We’d recommend a Krème Snita should be had at the Hotel Toplice Panorama Restaurant overlooking the lake in Bled. It’s the best location in Bled and if had with a coffee is a very relaxing interlude. If in Ljubljana, the same should be had at the Slon Bar (Elephant Bar) on the ground floor.