Polovnik House is a charming 3 bedroom chalet located on the main square of the peaceful riverside village of Srpenica midway between Bovec & Kobarid (circa 10km to each) in the heart of the stunning Soca Valley. The house is beautifully renovated to an excellent standard combining many carefully restored original features with modern comforts and facilities (including internet & DVD), creating a welcoming atmosphere and retaining the alpine charm of the building. The house offers a large open plan kitchen, dining room and living room with log burner. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, one with balcony and great mountain views. In addition there are two bathrooms, kitchen storeroom and cellar room for storage of skis etc. There is a huge range of outdoor activities such as walking and cycling possible from your doorstep as well as a wide range of river pursuits (kayak / rafting access from the village) and mountain sports in the area (skiing at Kanin just ten minutes drive).
Polovnik House is set in the centre of the peaceful village of Srpenica with views over the village square and the stunning Julian Alps beyond and with access to the Soca River in easy walking distance (The village of Srpenica is an access point to the Soca River for rafting and kayaking). In the village there is a restaurant / pizzeria and in the next village (Žaga) a couple of kms away there is another restaurant and convenience store. Please note, the house is near the local church and the bells are rung first thing every morning, which is not uncommon in a lot of Slovenian villages - it is a nation of enthusiastic bell ringers!
Circa 10 km South is the lovely historic town of Kobarid which offers some of Slovenia's best restaurants and a fascinating museum to the role of the area as a major front in the first world war. 10 km in the other direction is the attractive resort town of Bovec at the head of the Soča Valley which offers a wide range of shops, some fantastic restaurants and various other amenities, not to mention a pretty main square, lovely buildings and a great atmosphere (Bovec is a magnet for adventure sports enthusiasts which gives the place a vibrant, active, outdoors feel).
Bovec is also the location of the gondola up to skiing at Kanin - Sella Nevea which is just 10 minutes drive from the house and has recently been connected to Sella Nevea in Italy to create an excellent cross-border resort (also open in summer for spectacular walking and mountain biking). There is a wide range of other ski areas in Slovenia / Italy / Austria within day trip distance from the property. Please click here for a map / guide to these resorts.
There is a huge range of outdoor activities in the area from hiking and mountain biking, which are possible from your doorstep in Srpenica, river pursuits such as rafting, kayaking, canyoning & fly fishing and mountain sports including paragliding and skiing. The area focuses around the “Emerald” Soča river which is a remarkably beautiful and unspoilt river valley with its source in the heart of the Triglav National Park (a pristine alpine wilderness with its border just outside Bovec) and running down to the Italian Adriatic. There is a wonderful lake just 20 minutes from Bovec over the Predel pass into Italy – called Raibl Lake; it is a stunningly beautiful and wild lake between the Kanin and Montaz massifs in the "forgotten" valley which runs from Tarvisio to Sella Nevea. Kobarid is the other main town of interest in the area. Further down the valley is the spectacular Tolminska Korita (Tolmin gorge) and a pretty lake at Most na Soči.
Distance to the nearest…
3km in Žaga village
2 minutes walk
2 minutes walk
Distance to the nearest airport(s)
120 km to Ljubljana Airport
115 km to Trieste Airport
120 km to Klagenfurt Airport
Other useful local transport connections
Local buses to Nova Gorica, Ljubljana and other domestic destinations
The nearest train stations are Most na Soci (30km), Villach in Austria (50km), Tarvisio in Italy (25km)
LAYOUT - FACILITIES - FLOOR PLANS
Polovnik House sets excellent standards of accommodation and comfort for up to 8 people with a great deal of care and attention put into it by its owners. A wonderful place for a couple, family or group of friends to be based to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Soca Valley.
Official star rating
Trip Advisor star rating
Up to 8
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom (with double bed sleeping 2)
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom (with double bed sleeping 2)
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom (with 2 single beds)
One double sofa bed in the living room
One comfortable bathroom with shower enclosure upstairs and a large bathroom with bath on the ground floor.
Comfortable well equipped open plan living / dining / kitchen with log burner.
Large table with 6 chairs
Garden / outside space
Lovely large balcony accessible from one of the bedrooms. There is also a small porch area with bench in front of the house
Provided by owner
Bed linen, towels, tea towels
Entertainment and telecoms
TV in living room and one bedroom
Public parking right in front of the house.
Accessible for disabled
Polovnik House - Ground floor
Polovnik House - 1st floor
Prices for Polovnik House, Srpenica, Bovec Chalet, are from 100EUR / night - 110EUR / night dependent on the season.
Low season 100 EUR / night (17/09/16-16/12/16, 25/02/17-19/05/17, 16/09/17-15/12/17)
Mid season 105 EUR / night (21/05/16-01/07/16, 20/08/16-16/09/16, 07/01/17-24/02/17, 20/05/17-30/06/17, 19/08/17-15/09/17)
High season 110 EUR / night (02/07/16-19/08/16, 17/12/16-06/01/17, 01/07/17-18/08/17, 16/12/17-05/01/18)
Last minute discount: Permanent 15% discount off whole booking if booked within 1 week of arrival for bookings in all seasons
Multiple week discount: 5% discount on stays of 10 nights or more in all seasons.
Low Occupancy discount: Permanent 10% discount on stays of 3 nights or more outside peak season for groups comprising 33% or less of the total capacity of the property (THIS APPLIES FOR GROUPS OF 1-3 PEOPLE )
One discount of highest value is applicable per booking
Tourist tax: 1.26 EUR/adults/night, 0,63 EUR children 7-18/night
Baby beds / other options: Baby bed can be provided upon request free of charge
Deposit / payment schedule is stated in booking information under property calendar below.
A refundable security deposit of 200EUR is payable for this property.
Dining, living room
Living room, kitchen
Front Entrance Polovnik House
Polovnik House, Srpenica
Beach on the Soca River - 10min walk from the house
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