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Gradenc Country Estate - Slovenia holiday cottages

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION

Gradenc Country Estate comprises two charming authentic holiday cottagesLipa & Vrba - and an extensive secluded garden in a tranquil position on the edge of the village of Gradenc set in idyllic hilly wine-growing countryside 7km from the historic riverside town of Zuzemberk. Lipa cottage sleeps 8 whilst Vrba cottage sleeps 6, the whole property offering a total capacity of 14. A great property for bigger groups - especially families with children. The Krka valley region offers plenty of lovely walking/hiking, biking and river activities, golf, wine tourism plus some fascinating sights – not least Zuzemberk castle and beautiful Ljubljana is just 40 min drive away. The cottages can be rented separately or together.

 

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LOCATION

Gradenc Country Estate is located at the edge of the village of Gradenc in a quiet and secluded position surrounded by forests and with a hedge / fence surrounding the whole 3000m2 garden. Within walking distance is the village where you can find all kinds of delicious local produce and wine for sale. The village is set in the idyllic rolling hills of the Krka valley and is just 7km to Zuzemberk a charming historic town on the river Krka known for its magnificent castle overlooking a series of small waterfalls on the river. The town offers lots of useful amenities such as shops and restaurants as well as a park where it is possible to swim in the river in Summer months.

The Krka river itself offers fantastic fly-fishing and excellent kayaking to suit all levels. The countryside surrounding the valley is dotted with vineyards and offers huge scope for family friendly walking and biking in lovely natural surroundings. There are a number of spas in the region – the closest being Dolenjske Toplice 20km away whilst golf can be found nearby at Trebnje and Otocec. The region is also rich with sights including Kostanjevica na Krki, Pleterje & Otocec and the regional capital Novo Mesto. Ljubljana too is an easy excursion – only 40 minutes drive from the property. 40km south of the property lies the magnificent Kocevje forest – Slovenia’s bear country.

 

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LOCATION INFORMATION
Distance to the nearest…
Convenience store 7km
Restaurant 7km
Bar 7km
Beach 7km - On the Krka River
Distance to the nearest airport(s)

85km to Ljubljana Airport

150km to Trieste Airport (Italy)

110km to Pula / Rijeka Airports (Croatia)

Other useful local transport connections

Bus connections from zuzemberk to a variety of destinations in Slovenia.

The nearest train station is Trebnje (20 km)

 

LAYOUT - FACILITIES - FLOOR PLANS

Gradenc Country Estate offers very spacious comfortable holiday accommodation in two completely renovated, but authentic country cottages, which retain many of the original features and charm of the original buildings.  
The larger Cottage Lipa (Lime tree) sleeps up to 8. It features a very large and comfortable living room (with fireplace and double sofabed) open plan with the kitchen and dining room. There is also a separate pantry, entry area and comfortable bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with 2 double beds ideal for a family and a smaller second double bedroom with double bed. There is also a play area / secondary living space upstairs which has a double sofabed if required. 
Just a few steps away is Cottage Vrba (Willow) which accommodates 6 people. On the ground floor is kitchen – dining area half open plan with the cosy living room with fireplace (ad double sofabed). The bathroom is also on the ground floor. On the first floor is a very large bedroom with double bed and double sofabed if required.
Surrounding the cottages is a fantastic secluded enclosed garden with lovely outdoor eating area under the shade of a lime tree, a BBQ area and boules pitch.  Finally there is a small old wooden granary where children will love to play.

 

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Official star rating

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Capacity

Cottage Lipa – up to 8

Cottage Vrba – up to 6

Bedrooms

Cottage Lipa:
Bedroom 1 – 2 double beds
Bedroom 2 – 1 double bed


Cottage Vrba

Bedroom 1  - 1 double bed

Sofa Beds

Cottage Lipa
One double sofa bed in the living room (sleeps 2)


Cottage Vrba

Two double sofa beds (one in the living room, one in the bedroom)

Bathrooms

Bathroom with bath/shower, heated towel rail and washing machine. Hairdryer.
Separate WC.

 

Kitchen Appliances

Fully furnished kitchens with hob, oven, refrigerator, freezer, crockery and cutlery. There is also a dishwasher in Cottage Lipa.

Living Room

Open plan dining/lounge area

Large flat screen in Cottage Lipa

Dining Area

Cottage Lipa: dining area for 8-10

Cottage Vrba: dining area for 6

Garden / outside space
The house is surrounded by a huge garden
Provided by owner
Bed linen, towels, tea towels
Entertainment and telecoms
TV, WiFi

 

Parking

Parking onsite for 3-4 cars

Pets
No
Smoking
No
Accessible for disabled
No
Other

Washing machine in the basement of Cottage Lipa.

Various toys for children - big box of Lego available for children, outside swing, pedal tractor with trailer suitable for children up to 10 years of age, board games.

Floor plans for Cottage Lipa

lipa ground floor

lipa first floor

Floor plans for Cottage Vrba

vrba ground floor

vrba first floor

PRICES

Prices for Gradenc Estate - Cottage Lipa & Cottage Vrba - Gradenc are from 70 EUR / night - 180 EUR / nightdependent on the season.

Prices are based on a minimum stay of 3 / 4 nights dependent on the season, with shorter stays considered on request and possibly subject to a supplement.
Last minute discount: 15% for bookings made within 1 week of arrival
Multiple week discount: 5% on stays of 10 nights

NB only one discount is possible per booking. The largest discount will be automatically calculated on your booking.

 

Cottage Lipa

 

  • Unless otherwise stated in the booking / options & extras information below the property calendar, prices are plus tourist tax of 1.26 euros / adult / night and 0.63 euros / child aged 7-18 / night.
  • The prices are based for 6 persons. Each additional guest (7th and 8th person) will be charged 15 Eur / night.

 

Cottage Vrba

 

  • Unless otherwise stated in the booking / options & extras information below the property calendar, prices are plus tourist tax of 1.26 euros / adult / night and 0.63 euros / child aged 7-18 / night.
  • The prices are based for 4 persons. Each additional guest (5th and 6th person) will be charged 15 Eur / night.
PHOTO GALLERY

Gradenc Estate - full house view

Gradenc Estate – Cottage Lipa

Gradenc Estate - full house view

Gradenc Estate - full cottage view

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - living area

Cottage Lipa living area

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - living area

Cottage Lipa living area

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - dining area

Cottage Lipa dining area / kitchen

Villa Aurora Strunjan - Living room

Gradenc Estate – Living areas

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - Bedroom

Cottage Lipa – main (quadruple) bedroom

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - double bedroom

Cottage Lipa – main (quadruple) bedroom

Gradenc Estate - double bedroom

Cottage Lipa - 2nd  bedroom

Cottage Lipa - bathroom

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - bathroom

Cottage Lipa - bathroom

Gradenc Estate - House Lime - Garden

Cottage Lipa & Garden

Gradenc Estate - bedroom House Willow

Cottage Vrba - bedroom

Gradenc Estate - Living Room - House Willow

Cottage Vrba – living room with fireplace

Gradenc Estate - Bedroom House Willow

Cottage Vrba - Bedroom

Gradenc Estate - House Willow - Bathroom

Cottage Vrba - bathroom

Gradenc Estate - Kitchen - House willow

Cottage Vrba – Kitchen / dining area

Gradenc Estate - Main entrance

Cottage Vrba - entrance

Gradenc Estate - garden benches & tables

Gradenc Estate - garden benches & tables

Gradenc Estate - boule lane

Gradenc Estate - boules lane

Gradenc Estate - garden shack

Gradenc Estate - antique granary

Gradenc Estate - rear garden

Gradenc Estate - beautiful garden

Žužemberg Castle

Žužemberk Castle & Krka River

Žužemberg Castle

Žužemberk Castle

Road to Gradenc

Road to Gradenc

Road from Gradenc

Road from Gradenc

 

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Please select Cottage Lipa or Cottage Vrba from the drop down below to check availability or to make a booking. contact us.

 

 

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