Set between Kranjska Gora and Bled, the alpine village of Dovje provides ready access to hiking, climbing and skiing (in season), as well as the stunning views and healthy climate of the Julian Alps all year.
The video starts in the villages of Dovje and Mojstrana
It’s in Dovje that we find this week’s property, a five-bedroom chalet that could serve as a holiday home, rental property or permanent residence, with commuting to the capital a possibility.
Currently on the market for €299,990 and coming with 886 m2 of outdoor space, the property is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Spacious detached holiday chalet in the charming Alpine village of Dovje, mid-way between Kranjska Gora (12 km) and Bled (20 km), with fantastic access to the Triglav National Park and magnificent views of the Julian Alps. The house spreads over 3 floors with storage rooms, heating room and one bathroom in the basement area.
The ground floor consists of an entry room, open plan kitchen with living room and dining area, pantry, bathroom and one bedroom. Living room has access to a terrace with views over the mountains. There is also a spacious garage on the same level. The loft consists of four bedrooms and one bathroom, three of the bedrooms have access to balconies. Behind the house is a big garden with lawn and a small woodshed. From the property open breath-taking views over the Julian Alps and Vrata valley.
Dovje and its partner village of Mojstrana and are two of Slovenia's most beautiful, near the borders with Italy and Austria and in close proximity to Bled and Kranjska Gora (both circa 15 minutes’ drive). They are also well known as one of the main access points into the Triglav National Park via the stunning Vrata Valley and some of the best scenery, walking and biking in the country. The region offers numerous summer and winter activities, from skiing and cross country, hiking, cycling or just relaxing, surrounded by stunning unspoiled alpine scenery.
There are local amenities such as restaurants / bars / shops in walking distance and a local family ski resort a couple of kilometres away in the sister village of Mojstrana and the famous Peričnik waterfall just a few kilometres away. A great opportunity to purchase a spacious holiday home or for permanent residence in one of the sunniest and sought after locations of Slovenia.
You can see more of this, and many other properties for sale or rental all around the country, at Think Slovenia.
This week’s property is another fine example of what you can get for your money if not planning to buy in the capital. While €110,000 will currently get you very little in Ljubljana, and not much more than a place to hang your coat in the Old Town, if you’re willing to swap the urban life for something more rural, say in the village of Labinje, then you can get a four-bedroom home on four floors with 1374 m2 of land.
This spacious property, with 253 m2 of floorspace, requires only renovations to certain aspects – and isn’t necessarily shown to its best in these pictures – but is otherwise ready for a new owner.
Currently on the market for €110,000, it’s being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Spacious and charming traditional farmhouse in the picturesque village of Labinje in the hills above Cerkno. The house spreads over four floors with a cellar area in the basement, kitchen, living room with traditional ceramic wood stove and bedrooms on the ground and first floor, with the attic giving scope for conversion into additional living space.
There is a woodshed next to the house and large garden behind the house. The elevated hillside position offers fantastic open views over the valley and surrounding hills. The village of Labnje is one a five-minute drive from the town of Cerkno, known for its excellent family ski resort.
The surrounding hills are great for hiking and mountain biking, the river Idrijca ideal for swimming in the summer, while the Soča Valley and Bohinj Lake are easy day trips from the property. A spacious property in need of some further renovations, good for holiday use or permanent residency just outside Cerkno.
You can see more of this, and many other properties for sale or rent all over the country, at Think Slovenia.
This week’s property is a five-bedroom chalet-style house and residential barn in the small settlement of Dolenje Brdo. It was built in 1757, 19 years before America won
Located in the Lower Gorenjska region, known for its mountains and lakes, the property comes with beautiful views of the foothills of the Julian Alps, giving the place great potential as a holiday home or rental. Moreover, for all its rural seclusion – Dolenje Brdo had a population of less than a 100 in 2002 – it remains within commuting distance of the capital, with Ljubljana Airport about 40 minutes away, skiing just 20 minutes, and the Adriatic Coast and hour and a half’s drive.
Currently on the market for €155,000, the property is being handled by Think Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
Wonderful chalet house with residential barn and fabulous views over the foothills of the Slovenian Julian Alps, located in a magnificent position in the quiet, scenic alpine village of Dolenje Brdo overlooking the Poljane valley. Just 20 mins drive west of the beautiful medieval town of Škofja Loka.
The main house consists of bathroom, large kitchen-dining room, small double bedroom and living room, with a sofabed on the ground floor. The kitchen has access onto a beautiful terrace with outdoor table, barbecue area and lovely garden overlooking the views. On the 1st floor is the main living room, double bedroom with en suite bathroom and two single bedrooms. There are several spacious cellar rooms and a woodshed underneath the house and accessed from outside. "The Barn" adjoins the house and consists of studio apartment with kitchen, bathroom and balcony on the first floor. On the attic floor above there is a further loft sleeping area. On the ground floor there is a storage area, plus bathroom and sauna room.
The area offers a huge range of walking, cycling and summer sports from the doorstep of the house and just 20 mins drive away is the beautiful historic medieval town of Škofja Loka, with its imposing castle and winding old streets. Between the house and Škofja Loka is Stari Vrh ski resort which offers the longest night skiiing piste in Slovenia in the other direction is Cerkno ski area – both offering excellent beginner-intermediate level skiing. A fantastic spacious and well-priced chalet property in a beautiful alpine location close to skiing.
And you can see more of this, and many other properties for sale or rent all over the country, at Think Slovenia
This week’s property is a small cottage full of charm, set on 362m2 of land. Just 30 minutes’ drive from the capital, it’s set in an ideal location for enjoying the great outdoors, in the small settlement of Setnica, within the Polhov Gradec Dolomiti Landscape Park.
Currently on offer for €89,000, it’s being handled by Slovenia Estates, who describe it as follows:
On the ground floor there is a garage, a spacious living room and a bathroom. On the first floor there is a dining room with a small kitchen and access to a spacious terrace with beautiful views of the green surroundings. In the attic there is a sleeping area with three beds. Net living space is app. 40 m2.
Heating on wood, there is public water supply and electricity in the house, which is in a quiet location, and a great starting point for recreational hikes in nature.
This week’s property is a four-bedroom house that comes with 1076 m2 of land, just under half of which is allowed to be built on.
Located in the village of Šmartno ob Dreti, amid the mountains and lakes of the Kamnik Alps and Pohorje area, it offers easy access to a wealth of outdoor activities, including skiing. It’s currently on the market for €150,000
Completely renovated traditional, spacious farmhouse in the charming village of Šmartno ob Dreti in the foothills of the Kamnik Savinja Alps, close to the famous local park Mozirski gaj and the attractive small town of Mozirje.
The property was completely renovated in 2012 and spreads over three floors with storage rooms on the ground floor, kitchen with dining area, living room, one bathroom and two bedrooms on the first floor. The loft comprises a gallery, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The property is surrounded by a lovely garden with 2 outbuildings (a garage and a barn) and BBQ area.
The region is rich has many walking and cycling paths, while Golte ski resort is only 8 km from the house. A lovely holiday home or permanent family residence with rental potential. 494 m2 of the land is designated for building allowing for further future development of the property.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.