About This Listing
Hisa brdo is a small, relaxed, privately run, 200 year old Guest House situated in a small hamlet 2km from the village of Grahovo in the picturesque Baca valley which winds its way into the Julian Alps. Hisa Brdo sunbathes on a terrace above the Baca Valley surrounded by the natural beauty of this area where the Mediterranean meets the Alpine climate, making it an ideal destination for those who love mountain flora.
The house has been renovated to a high standard in order to accommodate modern day living whilst retaining its traditional features and charm. . It has 3 rooms: 1 double room and 1 single room that share a bathroom with shower. These rooms can be closed off to create a private family suite. The 3rd room is a double ensuite with shower which can also be a twin if required. This room has a balcony with access to the upper terrace. Each of the double rooms are spacious enough to accomodate a 3rd bed if required (12 euro per night additional charge).
Breakfast is an optional extra and is served in the dining room.
Free wi-fi internet
Secure place to lock bicycles and motorbikes
Communal areas: Terrace
This area is steeped in history from the 1st and 2nd World Wars, there are many local walks where you can explore bunkers and visit monuments. You can visit Slovenia's widest tree in the nearby village of Rut.
You can almost step out of the front door and go walking, fly fishing and mountain biking. Paragliding, canyoning, white water rafting, canoeing and hunting are all possible in the local area.
However you choose to spend your time, you are guaranteed to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, flora and fauna of this beautiful area.
Smoking permitted outside only
Pets subject to owner's approval
No lock out
Consumption of alcohol permitted
Breakfast is 5 euro per person extra
Extra single bed in double rooms costs 12 euro per night.
This place is a little off the beaten track. The address provided by airbnb was wrong. Nice place and very friendly, english speaking host.
Host, John Cusack has done a thorough and tasteful renovation of a country home in the mountains of Slovenia. We stayed three nights and really enjoyed ourselves. On day one we visited the WWI open air museum of trenches in the Soca Valley. Day two we visited Kobarid and the War museum. John directed us to restaurants and was a great resource.
The best part of our visit was our long discussions with John. He's very knowledgable about local history and just thoroughly engaging.
The property is not in the center of town, so driving is necessary, but you'll enjoy your stay.
The house was so beautiful! It's in an amazing place in the mountains, with a great little village nearby (Grahovo). John was a lovely host, and we were taken care of very well.
We can highly recommend Hisa Brdo -- we were very happy there. John has done a wonderful job fitting modern comforts into this ancient house while maintaining its historical charm. John and Sally are very warm and hospitable and gave good suggestions for things to do. We enjoyed getting their expatriate (and native English speaking!) view on the local culture.
And we really enjoyed Tolmin area -- great nature, charming villages, interesting history.
One suggestion to other visitors though -- don't do what we did and drive to Slovenia/Tolmin area for the first time in the dark, with a rainstorm coming down. The twisty drive is part of the fun, but is best enjoyed by daylight.
John and his lovely wife were amazing hosts! Their Slovenian mountain house is restored in an extremely authentic way and it is 5minutes from the nearest village and has exceptional views. The rooms were cosy and the house had all amenities needed for a relaxing holiday.
I warmly recommend to stay at their place if you are planning to discover the beauties of the Julian Alps.
I recommend tasting John's Bosnian breakfast eggs!
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About the Host, John
I am from Ireland and moved to Slovenia eight years ago.
I came to Slovenia on a fly fishing holiday and loved the country so much that I decided to move here
I spent the first four years renovating this house and have been open for guests for four seasons now.
I run Hisa Brdo as a guest house but for those of you who like to have a place all to yourselves , you can also rent the entire house( min 3 days notice and min. stay of 3 nights).
The house is listed as private rooms and as entire property so you have a choice.
My aim is to provide you with a clean and comfortable accommodation and to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
I look forward to meeting you .