It was great to see all the progress that has been made at Pr Méžnarjo on our visit just before Christmas. The main, open-plan living space has been plastered and painted in limewash white, and the floor tiles are all laid. Antique oak transforms the windowsills, and the tabernacles have been beautifully renovated. I wonder what used to be kept in those?
After taking delivery of the kitchen, we set to work fitting it into the new space. After watching months of progress from afar, it was great to actually be doing some work on our house ourselves. The old stone walls, reassuringly wonky as they are, definitely provided a challenge, but we were really pleased to complete all of the cabinetry ready for the granite worktop to be fitted in January.
Up in the master suite on the third floor, we now have a stunning restored wooden gable wall, and roof windows flood the room with natural light and offer views up to the mountains. We can’t wait to be able to sleep and relax in this gorgeous space.
You cannot visit Bohinj without taking a walk somewhere. One of the things we love about our house is the location; from Pr Méžnarjo you can walk to Lake Bohinj in 10 minutes, or choose a longer hike among the surrounding mountains. We decided to go up Vogar, the well-known launch site for paragliders in summer. Heading up the path, we quickly reached the snowline, passing charming mountain huts for the reward of a great view of the lake. A quick cuppa in the Kosijev dom na Vogarju refuge at 1054m refuelled us for the walk back down.
Our visit to Bohinj felt so short, but it is not be long before we will be back, next time sleeping at Pr Méžnarjo for the very first time. It is so exciting to be able to restore this house to its former glory, and we can’t wait to get started on the interior in earnest.