Soca Valley Berg Haus - sleeps 10
From $134 / night
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
Soca Valley Berg Haus, with its stunning views of the Julian Alps, boasts 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a huge terrace and an alpine meadow which surrounds the house on three sides.
The stone farmhouse rests on a platuea, halfway up the mountain Matujur, and has an panaromic view of the Julian Alps, with the Mount Krn in the foreground. Its surrounded on three sides with alpine meadows which in the summer months are filled with flowers and the neighbours extremely friendly pigmy goats.
The farmhouse dates from the early 19th century and has been restored with many of the original features, such as the pointed stone walls being k...Read more
Soca Valley Berg Haus - sleeps 10
Livek, Slovenian Littoral Region, Slovenia
Additional Location Information
The house is located in the hamlet of Golobi, halfway up the mountain Matujur, just before the village of Livek. There are numerous walks which can be done right from the house; from a gentle stroll through the alpiine meadows and pastures that surround the house, to a more challenging walk to the top of Matujur or down to Kobarid. If you enjoy mountain biking there is a mountain bike park 5 minutes away and there are no ends of moutiain bike trails that criss cross Matajur.
It is also possible to cycle all the way down to the coast along the mountain ridge which starts in Livek and continues to to Trieste.
The entire area surrounding the house was part of the Italian trench network in World War 1 and its not unusal to still find relics from this time. If you are really interested in the history of this time, my neightbours run a small musuem dedicated to the history of World War 1 and have many artifacts from this time, they have found over the years.
The Italian border is a 5 minute drive away and its possible to drive down to Italy from Livek to the Natistone River for afternoon swimming and gelato in the town of San Pietro de Natistone. There are also two many too count fantatic restaurants over that way.
The nearest grocery stores are in Kobarid (10 minutes), Tolmin (20 minutes) or Cividale del Fruli (20 minutes). However, there is a grocery bus, which carries a surprisingly large range of products which visits every day but Sunday. And, local farmers often drop by selling their fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, wines and olive oil.
Outdoor Activities in the Soca Valley
The Soca Valley is a nature lovers paradise.....
Hiking - Triglav National Park borders the village on two sides and there are a number of hikes, ranging from easy to difficult which can be done right from town. The Walk of Peace also runs through the village and from this trail you can walk up to Bovec or down to Tolmin. The tourist office has complete list of the hundreds of walks possible in the area.
Swimming - locals like to head to the "beach" on the Najda River which is warmed by natural hot springs with supposed healing qualities. Its 5km outside of town on the road to Italy and there is a great bar serving food and drinks. For the brave, its possible to swim in the Soca just past the Napoleon Bridge. A bit furher a field, the best swimming spot on the Soca can be found down valley in the pretty village of Kanal. The River is very shallow on the banks here so it is a suitable place to take children. There is also an excellent bakery/cafe here. For proper swimming there is an aqua park in Bovec and another one in Lake Bohinj.
Rafting/Kayaking - The Soca River is one of two rivers in Slovenia where rafting is permitted. This river has played host to the kayaking world championship several times. There are numerous companies offering guided trips on the river. Some rafting tours are suitable for small children.
Fishing - The Soca River is world renowned for its fly fishing. But, permits are expensive and guides are recommended to find the best locations for the fish.
Paragliding - The Soca Valley has idyllic weather conditions for this sport and there are a number of take-off points in the valley, including Stol which overlooks Kobarid. There is a regular taxi service available to take you to the sites.
Canyoning - For the adventurous canyoning trips can be taken. But, they are not for the faint hearted as there are lots of jumping into rivers from high ledges.
Horseback Riding - there are several stables in the area to rent horses with a guide.
Mountain Biking - many of the trails are open to mountain bikes and range from the gentle to the extreme.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Fishing nearby, Horse riding nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest shops, 10 miles
Nearest beach: Monfalcone, 50 miles
Nearest ferry port: Trieste, 60 miles
Nearest airport: Trieste, 60 miles
Nearest train station: Most na soci / Cividale del Fruil, 60 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on July 31, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $402
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
There is a tourist tax which will need to be paid locally. In 2014 it is €1.03 per adult and 0.56 per child between 2 and 16 for each day of your stay.
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- House swap allowed
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 10 Dining chairs
- 10 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 210 square meters