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“Nice farmhouse in a charming village near Bled.”
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The Alpine Retreat
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The Alpine Retreat
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The Alpine Retreat
Living room, with flatscreen TV and wi-fi
Well-appointed kitchen, with place settings for six.
The huge bed seems small in this enormous master bedroom.
The twin beds in the second bedroom can be comfortably spaced or pushed together on request.
The loft room makes a great escape for the children
Luxurious shower room
A shower room with a view ! (Bled Castle)
Northerly views to Mt Stol across open farmland, The Vintgar Gorge is the beyond the small hill.
Spacious, tradional ground floor layout.
First Floor room layout
Loft room layout -  the perfect teenage hideaway ?
Outlook from the grassed garden area behind the barn.
The Lake Bled promenade
View from Osojnica (behind Camping Bled)
The Vintgar Gorge, a great circular walk from the Alpine Retreat
Waterfall at the foot of the Vintgar Gorge
Horse treking for all ages and abilities at Mrcina Ranc (Studor)
Down the Sava River
Up the Krma Valley
Tranquil Lake Bohinj
Fish !
Swimming in Lake Bled
The Lake Bled FUN BOB, great for kids of all ages!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bled, Upper Carniola Region

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Kaplato
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice farmhouse in a charming village near Bled.”
Reviewed November 10, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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My family and I stayed at the farmhouse for 5 days in October 2011. The bedrooms are all very nicely refurbished and refurnished, along with the family room. It is located in a quiet village just a few minutes outside of Bled. The owner and agent were very professional and helpful throughout the process. The house has numerous books and maps and suggestions for things to do in the local area.

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Liked best: Bedrooms and quiet location.
Liked least: Kitchen/dining room need to be updated & not very spacious.
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Shona G
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Bif comfortable house in excellent village”
Reviewed October 21, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

An excellent holiday let for families with teenagers. The enormous attic room (complete with sofas and DVD player) instantly became the teen ghetto for the duration leaving the downstairs for the adults. Loads of walks in all directions outside front door. Local shop stocks all you need. Half hour walk to Bled.

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Liked best: the location. And the big bed!
Liked least: The church bells next door. They ring every 15 mins, 24/7!
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Welwyn
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19 reviews
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“Great week for the World Rowing Champs!”
Reviewed September 7, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

With my husband and four friends I stayed at the Alpine Retreat in the friendly and pretty village of Zasip about 20mins walk from Bled. Uros the agent could not have been more helpful including coming to a restaurant to give us a lift back to the farmhouse during an unexpected rain storm!
It should be called rural retreat with it's old fashioned country setting and rustic feel but there is nothing old fashioned about it's facilities.
The views from the south windows and balcony of the valley, mountains and Bled Castle are stunning and drew us all to swim in the warm lake (hot springs), climb hills, walk valleys and gorges, and then enjoy wonderful food and drink at the local hostellries.
And GB came up trumps and won the most medals at the Champs!!
I definitely hope to return.

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Liked best: Rural village setting with great views
Liked least: Village noises the first morning but then loved them!
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Judy W
Harwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed August 18, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Have just returned after having a fantastic week staying in the Alpine Retreat. The Farmhouse was exactly as described, well furnished and more than adequate for all our family needs (two teenagers). It is also in a lovely setting with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains. We were welcomed at the property by Uros on arrival, he was very friendly and answered all our questions. The Farmhouse was easy to get to from the airport, we had a hire car, which we would advise as the places to visit are endless. The supermarket is within walking distance, a pizzeria up the hill which is very reasonable and a restaurant/bar just down the road. I am a vegetarian and wasn't expecting the food to be wonderful but as we were self catering I managed quite adequately. When we did eat out the prices were reasonable and the portions more than adequate. (ice creams 1 euro, large pizzas 6 euros, large mixed grill 10 euros).

During our stay we visited:
Lake Bled (on your doorstep) for swimming, walking, castle, chair lift and toboggan rides. Recommend parking behind the horse carriage base where it is only 2.5 euros for the whole day.
Lake Bohinj - hired a boat on the lake and also took a gondula ride up the mountain and walked up the top (well worth doing).
Vintgar Gorge - walked from the farmhouse - fantastic,
Pokljuka Gorge - another amazing walk,
Kranjska Gora - took two chair lifts high into the mountains (breathtaking) and walked up the top,
Ljubljana - had a short visit on the way back to the airport.

Overall we had a wonderful holiday, superb weather, lovely accommodation, beautiful scenery at every corner but not enough time to do everthing that we wanted to do. Would love to return to see the scenery in winter. I would highly recommend this accommodation and area.

The area is was spotless did not see any traces of litter.
The inventory provided at the farmhouse included walkers guides, maps and recommended places to visit which proved invaluable.

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Liked best: quirkiness
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Bootsie73
Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous base for a holiday in a spectacular place”
Reviewed July 10, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Brilliant holiday at Zasip near Bled in Slovenia. The house was great and had everything you needed. We had 5 adults, whcih included our 3 kids in their twenties. Everyone thought it was an amazing holiday and are all advising friends to go. The area is spectacularly beautiful. Fabulous walks straight from the house. We went down to the coast, into the capital and up to the mountains. Easy trips on very good roads. Really recommend this holiday.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with teenagers Tourists
Rugged travelers
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freescree...
Brussels
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“GREAT ... SIMPLE AS THAT”
Reviewed June 26, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

Stayed here in early May with wife & in-laws. Let's get the minor negatives out of the way: (1) The cottage is around 3km from the lake and main tourist area and I didn't notice any public transport so you pretty much need your own wheels to get around (2) I could have done without the church bells - church is next door - summoning the faithful at 6am on a Sunday morning!

Other than that, this property was perfect for us. The owner's description is accurate. The cottage is huge and could easily accommodate 6 adults. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay is provided. There is an excellent well stocked library of DVDs, CDs and books. Especially useful are the books on the local area: not just the usual Lonely Planet, Rough guide but also a host of 'local' (English) books about the area, many of which offer suggested walks, etc.

In addition to the above, the local agent (Juros) is friendly and helpful.

It was a real shame to leave and we hope to return to The Alpine Cottage soon.

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Traveling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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