Cherry Orchard House is situated in beautiful countryside, with views over rolling hills, vineyards and orchards, just a few hundred meters from the centre of the historic hilltop village of Smartno (St Martin or San Martino in Italian) known for its fortified walls, charming cobbled streets and traditional stone buildings, not to mention fantastic views all the way to the Alps. Smarto is located in the heart of the Slovenia's Tuscany - the Goriska Brda region. This wonderful but relatively undiscovered region is fascinating to explore: dotted with charming tiny villages (amongst which Smartno is perhaps the best known) clad in terracotta tiles and criss-crossed with some wonderful walking and biking trails, countless wineries and excellent restaurants. The area is famous for its many wine & cherry themed festivals and if visiting in springtime make sure not to miss "Brda & vino" festival held in Smartno itself - one of the largest wine and culinary events in Brda. Simply prepared dishes have been replaced by original and sophisticated cuisine that goes hand-in-hand with top quality Brda wines. One of the best spots to enjoy the breathtaking 360 °views of the region is the viewing tower in Gonjace (2 km from Smartno). The castle in Dobrovo, which is the region's administrative centre, is almost a perfect square with square turrets on each corner and well worth a visit. The neighbouring Karst region offers amongst its highlights the spectacular Unesco protected Skocjanske Jame cave system, which features one of the worlds deepest underground canyons, the equally impressive Postojna Caves and the world famouse Lipica stud - home of the Lippizaner breed made famous by the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and also offering excellent golf. If this is not enough, then the Italian Adriatic coast and the fascinating and beautiful city of Trieste is just 20km away whilst Venice is a 90 minute drive and the lovely Italian Friuli wine producing region is just a short hop across the border, home to beautiful towns such as Cividale and Udine. It is an hour's drive or so to the Slovenian Adriatic and its beautiful Venetian town of Piran. Ljubljana, whilst Slovenia's charming capital is an 90 min drive away. Day trips into the Slovenian Alps and spectacular Soca Valley are also easily possible with the foothills of the Alps starting in the Kolovrat hills just a few KM north of the Goriska Brda. You really are spoilt for choice in an area that offers a vast array of things to see and do for groups of all ages and tastes.
Location information
Village Smartno
Town Smartno
Area Karst & Goriska Brda
Convenience store 3 km
Restaurant 200 m
Bar 200 m
Airport 1 40 km to Trieste Airport
Airport 2 140 km to Ljubljana Airport
Bus Local buses stop in the village. Multiple connections available from Nova Gorica.
Train The nearest train station is in Nova Gorica (15 km)
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Cherry Orchard House is beautifully renovated holiday home, finished with fantastic attention to detail to create an authentic Goriska Brda country house with exposed beams, stone window frames, traditional doors and shutters and oak flooring throughout. Offering very spacious, comfortable and high quality accommodation for up to 9 guests in three bedrooms, the owners have embraced "upside down living" with main bedrooms downstairs and main living areas upstairs to maximise the wonderful views. The downstairs entrance hall leads to a large on ensuite double bedroom on one side and a comfortable ensuite guest suite on the other with huge bathroom. There is also a utility room and stairs down to the wine cellar and up to the first floor. 

At the top of the stairs opens a delightful spacious open plan living room wrapped with a balcony to enjoy the views. The kitchen is fitted to the highest standard with a huge kitchen island allowing cooking whilst socialising. Facing the kitchen a lovely old long dining table comfortably sits 10 people. On the other side of the room a large L shaped sofa faces the woodburner for taking the chill off Winter evenings. TV and wifi are available too. On this floor is also a third spacious bathroom offering double sink, bathtub and shower and as with all the bathrooms is equipped to a very high standard. Adjoining this bathroom is a fantastic kids room with 2 double handmade bunk beds and a single day bed (which pulls out to create a double if required).

A huge wooden gate closes off the house from the road to create a wonderful private terrace in front of the house, shaded by mature cherry trees (whose fruit you are welcome to pick if you are lucky enough to be staying when they are in season). This leads to a larger terrace at the far end of the house, centred around a lovely old fig tree, where an outside table and chairs are located and the lovely views of the region open up. This area is connected to the upstairs living room by a walkway and balcony, giving easy access form the living area to the terrace and the extensive garden which stretches out beyond here - a lovely space for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the views and with a climbing frame available for kids to play on. 

Accommodation information
Official rating 2
Trip advisor 5
Airbnb 4.2
HomeAway /
Accommodation type Holiday house
Capacity 9
Capacity notes 9
Internal size 200 m2
Size notes Estimated
No. of bedrooms 3
Bedroom notes

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom (1 double bed)

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom (1 double bed)

Bedroom 3: Kids bedroom (2 bunk beds, 1 single bed   -sleeping 5 )

Sofabeds The single bed in bedroom 3 pulls out to create a double if required (on request only).
No. of bathrooms 3
Bathroom notes Three quality bathrooms (one with bathtub) with top of the range fittings, carpentry and ceramics. There is a washing machine and a dryer in the house.
Kitchen Large high quality hand made kitchen with stone worktop, microwave and regular oven, dishwasher, kettle and plentiful cooking equipment.
Living room Spacious L shaped sofa seating 6, wood burner, balcony access.
Dining room / area Spacious table and dining area facing the kitchen island
Garden / outer space 1000m2
Garden / outside space Extensive garden with climbing frame for kids, open area with stunning views, large terrace area adjoining fig and cherry orchard offering outdoor seating. Walkway giving easy access to the living area.
Wifi Free wifi
TV Internet enabled TV provided, all TV access is via the internet.
Entertainment /
Provided by owner Bed linen, towels and tea towels.
Parking Parking for 2 - 3 cars in front of the house or on the public land adjoining the house just next to the gates
Pets No
Smoking Not permitted inside the property.
Accessible for disabled Accessible for disabled. Bedrooms / bathrooms on the ground floor are accessible but living space is on the first floor.
Other /
Base prices:
  • Year round 170 EUR/night (for groups of up to 6 guests)
  • Year round 225 EUR/night (for groups with 7 to 9 guests)

Minimum stay:

  • 3 nights
Discounts:
  • No discounts available
Supplements:
  • Extra 55 EUR / night for groups 7-9
  • Cleaning fee: 60 EUR per booking
  • Tourist tax: 2.50 EUR/adults/night, 1.25 EUR children 7-18/night
  • Tourist tax is calculated based on valid regulations at the time of booking. If local regulations on tourist tax change between booking and arrival, the amount which is correct at the time of arrival will be chargeable.
  • Baby cot available upon request for extra charge of 30 EUR per booking
Trip Advisor

Cherry Orchard House

Karst & Goriska Brda

Cherry Orchard is an immaculately renovated, spacious, comfortable 3 bedroom house with garden and wonderful views over vineyards, orchards and rolling hills, topped with charming old stone villages. The house is located in the heart of Slovenia's Tuscany - the stunning Goriska Brda wine region, a little known gem between Nova Gorica and the Soca Valley on the border with the Italian Friuli region. The house is in walking distance to Smartno (St Martin) one of the region's most appealing historic small towns. The area is a treasure trove for culinary and wine enthusiasts as well as offering wonderful walking, beautiful nature and a huge range of daytrips within easy reach.

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So beautiful! We loved our stay in Smartno and this house was better than we imagined. Bathrooms are incredible as are the views. Very clean and comfortable.

A neat, spacious home. beautiful location with lots of privacy. Very nice base for a day on the coast or the enchanting Soca valley

A wonderfully spacious house which was immaculately clean in a beautiful location.
Our family of 5 felt very lucky to be able to stay in the beautiful Cherry Orchard House. It had everything we needed to make our holiday comfortable and was in an excellent location for exploring the medieval village, and the surrounding countryside. We had some lovely meals in the village and did some of the trails from there. We found the tourist information centre staff in the village very helpful and friendly. We visited the Skocjan caves which were amazing and we did white water rafting near Bovec. We will cherish our memories of a wonderful holiday home and a truly beautiful country.

La villa era molto ben arredata spaziosa e moderna

Fantastic place! We’ll be back!
We loved our stay in Cherry Orchard House last spring, so much so that we’ve booked to return again this year! The house itself is very impressive with a huge open plan living/dining/kitchen area and a perfect blend of modern and traditional features. The kitchen has everything you need and more and the whole place was immaculately clean and spacious. The extensive gardens with cherry orchard and vineyard are idyllic. We particularly loved eating outside of an evening, using the fire pit, and looking out at the incredible views. The local area is also stunning - plenty of local villages to explore, rivers to swim in and delicious food to enjoy. Smartno itself is in easy walking distance and has a good restaurant so you could easily spend a few days here without the need to venture further afield. We’re looking forward to another stay in Cherry Orchard House and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A beautiful, spacious, home with spectacular view
Cherry Orchard House was even better than we'd expected. Clean, bright, well-equipped, comfortable beds, ensuite bathroom with every bedroom. Our children slept upstairs and were perfectly comfortable. We found all the beds very comforable. Weather was summery and we had no issue with the temperature inside. Really appreciated the fresh new house renovated in full respect and style of the local area. So refreshing to experience taste, convenience and authenticity without any touristy kitsch. The view of the Slovenian countryside took our breath away. The unspoiled hilltop village of Smartno steps away was serene and charming with just the right services and attractions. Cherry Orchard House was the perfect temporary home for our discovery of the Soca Valley.

Sehr schönes Haus - die Zimmer sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, toll ausgestattete Küche, wunderbar großer Esstisch - jederzeit gerne wieder!

Beautiful and immaculate base for exploring Slovenia
This was our first ever trip to Slovenia and we loved it so much we've been back again since. The property is newly renovated and is light, spacious and immaculately clean. The owners have clearly taken great care to create a relaxed, contemporary feel, while still giving a nod to local style architecture. The upstairs open-plan kitchen / diner / living room was perfect for us as a family and group of friends - a social space full of light and warmth in October. The downstairs bedrooms were incredibly comfortable and decorated with tasteful simplicity, with gorgeous ensuite shower rooms! Smartno itself is a stunning medieval village on a hilltop overlooking the foothills of the Julian Alps, covered with vineyards and fruit trees. We were only a short drive from the Italian border too, so it made the perfect base to explore both Slovenia and that part of Italy. Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are both a day trip away and are both amazing - well worth a visit. We have really enjoyed our two stays at Cherry Orchard House, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Wonderful Stay
Our family had a fantastic stay in Orchard House. From a warm welcome, with a bottle of wine from the owners vinyard, to the end of the stay, this area of Slovenia is well worth a visit. We particularly enjoyed the open living space and outdoor fire pit. It was a lovely way to spend an evening with a glass of local wine. The house was very well restored and came with amazing views. The local medieval town was also conveniently walkable and the local restaurant is thoroughly recommended. Thank you for a great stay; we would certainly return to explore some more of the area. There’s a huge amount to discover.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A real find - beautifully renovated in a stunning location
Lovely clean, comfortable house and a great base for exploring Slovenia. Stunning rural views but on the edge of an historic village so easy walk to restaurant and bar if you don't want to cook (kitchen v well kitted-out though). We had a magical visit during the cherry harvest and even stumbled on the local Cherry Festival!

So beautiful! We loved our stay in Smartno and this house was better than we imagined. Bathrooms are incredible as are the views. Very clean and comfortable.

A neat, spacious home. beautiful location with lots of privacy. Very nice base for a day on the coast or the enchanting Soca valley

A wonderfully spacious house which was immaculately clean in a beautiful location.
Our family of 5 felt very lucky to be able to stay in the beautiful Cherry Orchard House. It had everything we needed to make our holiday comfortable and was in an excellent location for exploring the medieval village, and the surrounding countryside. We had some lovely meals in the village and did some of the trails from there. We found the tourist information centre staff in the village very helpful and friendly. We visited the Skocjan caves which were amazing and we did white water rafting near Bovec. We will cherish our memories of a wonderful holiday home and a truly beautiful country.

La villa era molto ben arredata spaziosa e moderna

Fantastic place! We’ll be back!
We loved our stay in Cherry Orchard House last spring, so much so that we’ve booked to return again this year! The house itself is very impressive with a huge open plan living/dining/kitchen area and a perfect blend of modern and traditional features. The kitchen has everything you need and more and the whole place was immaculately clean and spacious. The extensive gardens with cherry orchard and vineyard are idyllic. We particularly loved eating outside of an evening, using the fire pit, and looking out at the incredible views. The local area is also stunning - plenty of local villages to explore, rivers to swim in and delicious food to enjoy. Smartno itself is in easy walking distance and has a good restaurant so you could easily spend a few days here without the need to venture further afield. We’re looking forward to another stay in Cherry Orchard House and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A beautiful, spacious, home with spectacular view
Cherry Orchard House was even better than we'd expected. Clean, bright, well-equipped, comfortable beds, ensuite bathroom with every bedroom. Our children slept upstairs and were perfectly comfortable. We found all the beds very comforable. Weather was summery and we had no issue with the temperature inside. Really appreciated the fresh new house renovated in full respect and style of the local area. So refreshing to experience taste, convenience and authenticity without any touristy kitsch. The view of the Slovenian countryside took our breath away. The unspoiled hilltop village of Smartno steps away was serene and charming with just the right services and attractions. Cherry Orchard House was the perfect temporary home for our discovery of the Soca Valley.

Sehr schönes Haus - die Zimmer sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, toll ausgestattete Küche, wunderbar großer Esstisch - jederzeit gerne wieder!

Beautiful and immaculate base for exploring Slovenia
This was our first ever trip to Slovenia and we loved it so much we've been back again since. The property is newly renovated and is light, spacious and immaculately clean. The owners have clearly taken great care to create a relaxed, contemporary feel, while still giving a nod to local style architecture. The upstairs open-plan kitchen / diner / living room was perfect for us as a family and group of friends - a social space full of light and warmth in October. The downstairs bedrooms were incredibly comfortable and decorated with tasteful simplicity, with gorgeous ensuite shower rooms! Smartno itself is a stunning medieval village on a hilltop overlooking the foothills of the Julian Alps, covered with vineyards and fruit trees. We were only a short drive from the Italian border too, so it made the perfect base to explore both Slovenia and that part of Italy. Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are both a day trip away and are both amazing - well worth a visit. We have really enjoyed our two stays at Cherry Orchard House, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Wonderful Stay
Our family had a fantastic stay in Orchard House. From a warm welcome, with a bottle of wine from the owners vinyard, to the end of the stay, this area of Slovenia is well worth a visit. We particularly enjoyed the open living space and outdoor fire pit. It was a lovely way to spend an evening with a glass of local wine. The house was very well restored and came with amazing views. The local medieval town was also conveniently walkable and the local restaurant is thoroughly recommended. Thank you for a great stay; we would certainly return to explore some more of the area. There’s a huge amount to discover.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A real find - beautifully renovated in a stunning location
Lovely clean, comfortable house and a great base for exploring Slovenia. Stunning rural views but on the edge of an historic village so easy walk to restaurant and bar if you don't want to cook (kitchen v well kitted-out though). We had a magical visit during the cherry harvest and even stumbled on the local Cherry Festival!

So beautiful! We loved our stay in Smartno and this house was better than we imagined. Bathrooms are incredible as are the views. Very clean and comfortable.

A neat, spacious home. beautiful location with lots of privacy. Very nice base for a day on the coast or the enchanting Soca valley

A wonderfully spacious house which was immaculately clean in a beautiful location.
Our family of 5 felt very lucky to be able to stay in the beautiful Cherry Orchard House. It had everything we needed to make our holiday comfortable and was in an excellent location for exploring the medieval village, and the surrounding countryside. We had some lovely meals in the village and did some of the trails from there. We found the tourist information centre staff in the village very helpful and friendly. We visited the Skocjan caves which were amazing and we did white water rafting near Bovec. We will cherish our memories of a wonderful holiday home and a truly beautiful country.

La villa era molto ben arredata spaziosa e moderna

Fantastic place! We’ll be back!
We loved our stay in Cherry Orchard House last spring, so much so that we’ve booked to return again this year! The house itself is very impressive with a huge open plan living/dining/kitchen area and a perfect blend of modern and traditional features. The kitchen has everything you need and more and the whole place was immaculately clean and spacious. The extensive gardens with cherry orchard and vineyard are idyllic. We particularly loved eating outside of an evening, using the fire pit, and looking out at the incredible views. The local area is also stunning - plenty of local villages to explore, rivers to swim in and delicious food to enjoy. Smartno itself is in easy walking distance and has a good restaurant so you could easily spend a few days here without the need to venture further afield. We’re looking forward to another stay in Cherry Orchard House and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A beautiful, spacious, home with spectacular view
Cherry Orchard House was even better than we'd expected. Clean, bright, well-equipped, comfortable beds, ensuite bathroom with every bedroom. Our children slept upstairs and were perfectly comfortable. We found all the beds very comforable. Weather was summery and we had no issue with the temperature inside. Really appreciated the fresh new house renovated in full respect and style of the local area. So refreshing to experience taste, convenience and authenticity without any touristy kitsch. The view of the Slovenian countryside took our breath away. The unspoiled hilltop village of Smartno steps away was serene and charming with just the right services and attractions. Cherry Orchard House was the perfect temporary home for our discovery of the Soca Valley.

Sehr schönes Haus - die Zimmer sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, toll ausgestattete Küche, wunderbar großer Esstisch - jederzeit gerne wieder!

Beautiful and immaculate base for exploring Slovenia
This was our first ever trip to Slovenia and we loved it so much we've been back again since. The property is newly renovated and is light, spacious and immaculately clean. The owners have clearly taken great care to create a relaxed, contemporary feel, while still giving a nod to local style architecture. The upstairs open-plan kitchen / diner / living room was perfect for us as a family and group of friends - a social space full of light and warmth in October. The downstairs bedrooms were incredibly comfortable and decorated with tasteful simplicity, with gorgeous ensuite shower rooms! Smartno itself is a stunning medieval village on a hilltop overlooking the foothills of the Julian Alps, covered with vineyards and fruit trees. We were only a short drive from the Italian border too, so it made the perfect base to explore both Slovenia and that part of Italy. Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are both a day trip away and are both amazing - well worth a visit. We have really enjoyed our two stays at Cherry Orchard House, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Wonderful Stay
Our family had a fantastic stay in Orchard House. From a warm welcome, with a bottle of wine from the owners vinyard, to the end of the stay, this area of Slovenia is well worth a visit. We particularly enjoyed the open living space and outdoor fire pit. It was a lovely way to spend an evening with a glass of local wine. The house was very well restored and came with amazing views. The local medieval town was also conveniently walkable and the local restaurant is thoroughly recommended. Thank you for a great stay; we would certainly return to explore some more of the area. There’s a huge amount to discover.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A real find - beautifully renovated in a stunning location
Lovely clean, comfortable house and a great base for exploring Slovenia. Stunning rural views but on the edge of an historic village so easy walk to restaurant and bar if you don't want to cook (kitchen v well kitted-out though). We had a magical visit during the cherry harvest and even stumbled on the local Cherry Festival!

So beautiful! We loved our stay in Smartno and this house was better than we imagined. Bathrooms are incredible as are the views. Very clean and comfortable.

A neat, spacious home. beautiful location with lots of privacy. Very nice base for a day on the coast or the enchanting Soca valley

A wonderfully spacious house which was immaculately clean in a beautiful location.
Our family of 5 felt very lucky to be able to stay in the beautiful Cherry Orchard House. It had everything we needed to make our holiday comfortable and was in an excellent location for exploring the medieval village, and the surrounding countryside. We had some lovely meals in the village and did some of the trails from there. We found the tourist information centre staff in the village very helpful and friendly. We visited the Skocjan caves which were amazing and we did white water rafting near Bovec. We will cherish our memories of a wonderful holiday home and a truly beautiful country.

La villa era molto ben arredata spaziosa e moderna

Fantastic place! We’ll be back!
We loved our stay in Cherry Orchard House last spring, so much so that we’ve booked to return again this year! The house itself is very impressive with a huge open plan living/dining/kitchen area and a perfect blend of modern and traditional features. The kitchen has everything you need and more and the whole place was immaculately clean and spacious. The extensive gardens with cherry orchard and vineyard are idyllic. We particularly loved eating outside of an evening, using the fire pit, and looking out at the incredible views. The local area is also stunning - plenty of local villages to explore, rivers to swim in and delicious food to enjoy. Smartno itself is in easy walking distance and has a good restaurant so you could easily spend a few days here without the need to venture further afield. We’re looking forward to another stay in Cherry Orchard House and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A beautiful, spacious, home with spectacular view
Cherry Orchard House was even better than we'd expected. Clean, bright, well-equipped, comfortable beds, ensuite bathroom with every bedroom. Our children slept upstairs and were perfectly comfortable. We found all the beds very comforable. Weather was summery and we had no issue with the temperature inside. Really appreciated the fresh new house renovated in full respect and style of the local area. So refreshing to experience taste, convenience and authenticity without any touristy kitsch. The view of the Slovenian countryside took our breath away. The unspoiled hilltop village of Smartno steps away was serene and charming with just the right services and attractions. Cherry Orchard House was the perfect temporary home for our discovery of the Soca Valley.

Sehr schönes Haus - die Zimmer sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, toll ausgestattete Küche, wunderbar großer Esstisch - jederzeit gerne wieder!

Beautiful and immaculate base for exploring Slovenia
This was our first ever trip to Slovenia and we loved it so much we've been back again since. The property is newly renovated and is light, spacious and immaculately clean. The owners have clearly taken great care to create a relaxed, contemporary feel, while still giving a nod to local style architecture. The upstairs open-plan kitchen / diner / living room was perfect for us as a family and group of friends - a social space full of light and warmth in October. The downstairs bedrooms were incredibly comfortable and decorated with tasteful simplicity, with gorgeous ensuite shower rooms! Smartno itself is a stunning medieval village on a hilltop overlooking the foothills of the Julian Alps, covered with vineyards and fruit trees. We were only a short drive from the Italian border too, so it made the perfect base to explore both Slovenia and that part of Italy. Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are both a day trip away and are both amazing - well worth a visit. We have really enjoyed our two stays at Cherry Orchard House, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Wonderful Stay
Our family had a fantastic stay in Orchard House. From a warm welcome, with a bottle of wine from the owners vinyard, to the end of the stay, this area of Slovenia is well worth a visit. We particularly enjoyed the open living space and outdoor fire pit. It was a lovely way to spend an evening with a glass of local wine. The house was very well restored and came with amazing views. The local medieval town was also conveniently walkable and the local restaurant is thoroughly recommended. Thank you for a great stay; we would certainly return to explore some more of the area. There’s a huge amount to discover.

Immaculate and welcoming house for a relaxing holiday
We were a group of three families and it was our first time in Slovenia. Such a hidden gem – both the country and the house. The house was recently extensively refurbished and is stunning - well planned out with the living area upstairs to make the most of the view. The open plan living area was great for meals and hanging out with the other families and we had some fun evenings toasting marshmallows on the firepit outside and enjoying the local wine. Smartno is also definitely worth a visit for a stroll and drink. We have such fond memories of our time at Cherry Orchard House and would highly recommend.

A real find - beautifully renovated in a stunning location
Lovely clean, comfortable house and a great base for exploring Slovenia. Stunning rural views but on the edge of an historic village so easy walk to restaurant and bar if you don't want to cook (kitchen v well kitted-out though). We had a magical visit during the cherry harvest and even stumbled on the local Cherry Festival!

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From
140,00 € / night

Chalet Savica is a charming alpine chalet with fabulous deck and garden in an idyllic natural setting with forest and partial mountain views just 2.5 km from Lake Bohinj in the pretty village of Polje. The chalet offers excellent quality holiday rental accommodation for up to 6 in 3 bedrooms with numerous features including fireplace, multiple balconies and terraces, two living rooms, beautiful wood flooring, table tennis table and toilets / bathrooms on every level. The chalet is in same village as the lovely Villa Frida, Chalet Planina & Villa Belica giving an excellent option for groups of up to 26 when rented together.
Official star rating: ** / Click for the Guestbook

Villa Sistiana

Karst & Goriska BrdaSee on map

From
420,00 € / night

Villa Sistiana is an authentic renovated Karst villa with a pool, offering wonderful views of the Gulf of Trieste. Situated in Sela na Krasu a traditional stone village of 150 inhabitants, in the far west of the Karst region and just 10km from the Italian Adriatic coast, this Villa can accommodate up to 11 guests in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. For days at the house the highlights include an infra sauna, a brand-new swimming pool, roof terrace to enjoy the views and an attractive fenced garden ideal for al-fresco eating and relaxing by the pool. For sightseeing around the region, you will struggle to decide between the many attractions of the Karst region or popping over the border to Italy to explore the beautiful Gulf of Trieste.

Official star rating: *** / Click for the Guestbook

Polovnik House

Bovec & Soca ValleySee on map

Airbnb
From
100,00 € / night

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, creating a welcoming atmosphere and retaining the alpine charm of the building.
Official star rating: ** / Click for the Guestbook

Chalet GoSlo

Bovec & Soca ValleySee on map

Booking.com
From
110,00 € / night

Chalet GoSlo is an ideal base for exploring the Soca Valley - a charming 3 bedroom rental house offering comfortable accommodation for up to 7 guests, with a wonderful loft level open plan living space and space for outside eating, located in the heart of the peaceful village of Zaga, at the confluence of the Soca and Ucja rivers (both walking distance), between Bovec (8km) and Kobarid (14km) and the Ucja Canyon for Summer swimming, plus a restaurant and shop all in walking distance - a fantastic choice for a holiday in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful river valleys.
Official star rating: *** / Click for the Guestbook

Little Vista

Karst & Goriska BrdaSee on map

Airbnb
From
124,00 € / night

Little Vista is a charmingly renovated 2 bedroom stone holiday cottage with garden and stunning views over the vineyards and rolling hills of the wonderful Goriska Brda wine growing region, a little known gem between Nova Gorica and the Soca Valley on the border with the Italian Friuli region, sometimes also called Slovenia's Tuscany. The house is in a quiet area walking distance to Smartno (St Martin) one of the region's most appealing historic small towns. The area is a treasure trove for culinary and wine enthusiasts as well as offering wonderful walking, beautiful nature and a huge range of daytrips within easy reach.

Official star rating: * / Click for the Guestbook

Villa Friuli

Karst & Goriska BrdaSee on map

From
450,00 € / night

Fully renovated in 2015, Villa Friuli is located on the site of a beautiful 150 year old karst style country house. Spreading over nearly 300m2 and sleeping 12 guests this is an extremely comfortable, spacious and enjoyable holiday house with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Highlights of the house include lovely gardens with stone barbecque & jacuzzi, massage bath, finnish sauna, wine cellar and an enormous open plan kitchen and dining room. Set in the tiny, charming Karst village of Skrbina in the heart of the Karst region, Villa Friuli is a great base for exploring the many attractions of the area, that is at once relatively undiscovered but also packed with fascinating things to do and just 15km from the Italian Adriatic coast of the Gulf of Trieste.

Official star rating: *** / Click for the Guestbook

Villa Frida

Lake Bled & BohinjSee on map

Trip Advisor
From
140,00 € / night

Villa Frida is a charming alpine chalet in an idyllic forest position with mountain views offering quality holiday rental accommodation for up to 7. Located in a peaceful village of holiday chalets just 2.5km to Lake Bohinj and 10 mins drive to Vogel ski resort with a huge range of river, lake & mountain activities on the doorstep. The villa has two double bedrooms with balconies, one single bedroom, two large bathrooms, open plan kitchen and dining area with wood burner and large external raised deck, separate living room also with woodburner and access out to a terrace and large garden. The villa is in same village as the lovely Chalet Savica, Villa Belica & Chalet Planina giving an excellent option for groups of up to 26 when rented together.
Official star rating: *** / Click for the Guestbook

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