Welcome! We are Liz, Danny and our three children, Izzy, George and Charlie. We spend most of our time in Cambridge, UK, but like to Escape to Bohinj as often as we can.
We first found Bohinj by accident. We were taking the Car Train through the Bohinj tunnel on our way from Bled to the Soča valley and someone we met on the way suggested taking the 10-minute detour to see “Slovenia’s other lake”. We’ve been coming back ever since.
For a family that loves outdoor adventure, this is a perfect destination. It offers stunning scenery, countless hiking and biking trails, glorious swimming, kayaking, rock-climbing, via ferrata, horse-riding, skiing, exceptional flora and fauna, and people who are friendly and generous.
The very first time we first walked around the lake we saw the meadows leading to Stara Fužina and commented what an amazing place it would be to have a holiday home.
When we visited the area in spring 2017, we found that a large house “in need of modernisation” was on the market in the heart of the village.
We arranged a viewing…
Pr Méžnarjo had not been lived in for fifty years and was mainly used for storage by its owners. Yet when we went inside, felt the light, looked out of the windows at the mountains – and looked beyond the jeep that was parked in the living room – we could see the potential to turn it into a light and spacious home in the centre of this lovely village, just a stone’s throw from the most gorgeous lake you’ll ever find.
The house had been on the market for a few years and it was sad to see such a magnificent dwelling falling into disrepair. So we took the plunge, became the excited owners of Pr Méžnarjo at the end of the 2017, and commissioned a local company to begin the restoration.
That was when the real fun started! After 8 months of design and planning, renovations began in 2018 to create a spacious house, sleeping 6 adults in 3 bedrooms, with an open-plan family space for living, cooking and dining. We are retaining the historical integrity of the building, whilst also providing modern home comforts. Triple glazing, underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove will make sure everyone is toasty on those winter evenings, whilst excellent insulation and nearly 1-metre thick walls keep it cool in summer.
For us, it is the combination of an abundance of activities set within an oasis of peace and tranquillity that make Bohinj the perfect place to refresh the mind and body. On leaving, we can all breathe more easily, ready to face the challenges back at home.