Welcome to Pr Méžnarjo - a traditional Slovenian farmhouse
Pr Méžnarjo is our holiday home in the heart of the alpine village of Stara Fužina, just 10 minutes’ walk through meadows to the beautiful Lake Bohinj. The “before” photograph below gives a flavour of the state of the house from the outside before our renovation work started. The inside was much more “interesting”…
We plan to spend a lot of time in Pr Méžnarjo, so we have put a great deal of thought into the planning and interior design. Stara Fužina lies in the Triglav National Park, and as such all building work is governed by strict Heritage Protection rules. The design and construction techniques have to be faithful to the original, stone building, the core of which is believed to date from the 1400s, and to the regional character.
We are fortunate to be working with some very talented local architects, builders and craftsmen who will help us to preserve the historical integrity of the building whilst bringing it up-to-date with modern comforts.
Adjoining the house, to the left and behind the lean-to roof in the photo below, is the old (3-storey!) cow barn. In time, we hope to convert this into a separate 4-bedroom home that can be linked to the main house to accommodate larger groups of families and friends.
The house will provide a high quality of accommodation for 6 (+ 1), featuring;
- master suite with superking bed, single futon bed & en suite bathroom
- double bedroom with superking bed
- twin room with two full-size single beds
- family bathroom with separate bath & shower
- open-plan kitchen, living & dining room
- utility and downstairs WC
- underfloor heating & triple-glazed windows
- wood-burning stove
- enclosed rear garden & outdoor eating area
- free WiFi & Cable TV
We have put together some floor plans of the proposed design to help you visualise the inside space of the house. We are very happy to provide more details about the internal fittings. Just get in touch!
… opening the front door into an entrance hall with plenty of space to get ready for the day, help little ones get up and out in the morning and store walking boots, coats, buggies etc.
Turn right into the light, airy, open-plan kitchen, dining & living room, kept cool in summer by the thick, stone walls and warm in winter by the underfloor heating and homely wood-burning stove. Sit and relax, play a board game, read a book, chat, watch TV, cook in the well-equipped kitchen and eat together. Take breakfast outside the front of the house, overlooking the river, and watch the world go by. In the evening, enjoy a glass of local, Slovenian wine as the sun sets behind the mountains.
The washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks are in the utility room to make life easy after a day out hiking or swimming.
The back garden provides a secure space for children to play.
… walking up the oak staircase to the landing, admiring the view out of the window over the Mostnica river just across the way and up to the mountains beyond.
Sleep soundly under the beams in the super-king or twin bedrooms, with wooden shutters to keep the rooms dark at night. Open the shutters in the morning to flood the rooms with natural light and enjoy breathtaking views of the Julian Alps.
Soothe any aching muscles in the large bath in the family bathroom. A separate walk-in shower offers a quick alternative for those days when you just want to get up and go.
… your very own retreat up at the top of the house, with stunning mountain views through the large windows. Exposed beams, a high ceiling, traditional wooden furniture, comfy seating and plenty of space make this the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Enjoy your own en-suite with a river-stone basin and walk-in shower.
At a glance...
If you have any questions regarding the area, the property or when we will be taking bookings, please drop us a line.