Holiday home "Herons Place" in Gornji Grad

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Type (holiday house or apartment):Holiday home
Name:Herons Place
Description
The recently refurbished 4 bedroom self-catering holiday home overlooks a lovely valley. It is ideal for you to relax, savour the view and have a leisurely experience or have an active holiday: you will find excellent walking here and wide variety of local outdoor pursuits, including fishing, rafting, horseriding, skiing etc. As well as offering some of the best walking in the alps it is centrally located in Slovenia so it is a great base for daytrips to Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Ljubljana, Maribor, Piran, Postjona Caves, wine tours etc.
 
Several village taverns are within close walking distance. You only have a 5 minute walk to the riverside pub that serves excellent fresh trout. Gornji Grad, the nearest town to the house, has a variety of restaurants, including an excellent pizzeria, shops and a bank; and is on the junction of many famous hiking trails. Mozirje is a larger town with many shops and supermarkets and is an easy 14km drive away.
Towering over Mozirje is Golte, a wonderful mountain plateau that offers excellent skiing and walking. The mountain is drivable but is also served by frequent gondolas throughout July and August and the ski season, making the villa a good base for a winter family holiday. The two larger ski resorts of Krvavec and Rogla are only an hour’s drive away.
 
Nearby attractions include the famous and spectacular valley of Logarska Dolina and the high plateaus of Velika Planina and Golte. The Dreta River flows only 250 meters from the house with fantastic trout fishing (you need to buy a local licence). A number of museums, spas and restaruants are a short drive away. Also nearby is rafting, kayaking, horse riding, skiing (15km), archery and some cycle hire.
The central location and ease of getting to the main A1 motorway makes it a great base for day trips to the capital of Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, the famous Postjona caves;the smaller cities of Celje, Maribor and Ptuj; the eastern wine trail and, for a longer day, the coast.
The house comfortably sleeps 8 people in 4 double bedrooms, each with its own clothes storage areas. There is room for 2 more on the sofa bed.
 
The house's front covered terrace with garden furniture is great for you to relax and take meals and drinks: it is south facing, so you enjoy the sun from dawn till dusk whilst enjoying the outstanding views.
 
There is a big modern kitchen with its own small dining area; a living room and a dining room that can seat up to 12 people. There is a television with some English channels, many dvds, cds, cd player, books; 2 new bathrooms; a landing with seating area and hall. You will find plenty of information in the house about Slovenia: places to go, things to do etc.
 
The house has a separate roof terrace from the main bedroom, a large split level garden with trees and there is plenty of room for parking.
There is often a lot of wildlife around the house. Deer are plentiful in the adjacent forest and you can often see them from the house. You can also often watch buzzards and herons flying in front of the terrace. A colony of herons nest in the tall trees next to the Villa (hence its name, Herons' Place).
Situation
Country:Slovenia
Main region:Stajerska
Sub region:Savinja
City:Gornji Grad
Next to:Gornji Grad (3 km)
Situation map and route planning:
Distances
Shopping:1.5 km
Sea:160 km
River:250 km
Winter sports:12 km
Public transport connection
Airport:60 km
Train station:35 km
Bus stop:1.5 km
Size
Max. number of people:10
Total number of rooms:9
Number of bedrooms:4
Number of bathrooms/shower rooms:2
Number of beds:1 double bed, 6 single beds
Number of additional beds:2
Number of baby beds:1
Living space in m2:160
Infrastructure/Options
 Number
Shower:2
WC:2
Washing-machine:1
Kitchen:1
Radio:2
TV:1
Balcony:1
Terrace:1
Garden seat place:1
Barbecue:1
Parking lot:1
 available/allowed
Bed linen:yes
Bath towels:yes
Kitchen towels:no
Wheelchair-accessible:no
Pets:yes
Smoking:no
SAT-/Cable-TV:yes
Prices/Conditions
Price range:GBP 37 to 61 per day
Price details:This four bedroom self-catering Slovenian holiday villa in a beautiful setting with so much to see and do from the doorstep be enjoyed for the following prices per week in 2010:
 
10 April - 26 June : £295
26 June - 3 September : £425
3 September - 2 October : £295
2 October - 18 December : £260
18 December - 31 December : £350
The above prices are for up to four people.
 
Each additional guest beyond the stated four people costs an additional £30 per week.
 
Electricity, gas and firewood are all included.
 
If you wish to use the fresh duvet covers, sheets and towels an additional charge is made of Euro 7 per person.
 
On arrival you should be welcomed by a Dutch resident of Slovenia who manages the house. He will show you to the property. You pay him a Eur 300 deposit which you get back on your departure less a Euro 40 charge for cleaning and the cost of of the duvets covers, sheets and towels. Also deducted from the deposit is a standard tourist tax. Rates for this tax can vary but as at May 2009 it was
 
Euro 0.92 per adult per day
 
Euro 0.46 per child (7 to 17 years per day)
 
Children under 7 free.
 
Pets are considered but may require an extra charge.
 
Please reserve your prefered booking dates with a non-refundable £100 deposit. The balance should be paid at least 30 days before the start date. Late bookings are also possible but require immediate payment.
Minimal rental duration:7 nights
Lessor
Name:Alan Smith
Country:United Kingdom
Holiday home Herons Place, Gornji Grad, Savinja, Stajerska, Slovenia, picture 1
Holiday home Herons Place, Gornji Grad, Savinja, Stajerska, Slovenia, picture 2
Holiday home Herons Place, Gornji Grad, Savinja, Stajerska, Slovenia, picture 3
Holiday home Herons Place, Gornji Grad, Savinja, Stajerska, Slovenia, picture 4
Holiday home Herons Place, Gornji Grad, Savinja, Stajerska, Slovenia, picture 5
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