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Vipava, Slovenia

The house from the street

The house from the street

A view from the street

A view from the street

Orchard behind the house.

Orchard behind the house.

Garden.

Garden.

One of the bedrooms.

One of the bedrooms.

Living room.

Living room.

Living room.

Living room.

Entrance hall.

Entrance hall.

A view from our window.

A view from our window.

A view on the village from the vineyards.

A view on the village from the vineyards.

Village from a viewpoint above it.

Village from a viewpoint above it.

The house from the street A view from the street Orchard behind the house. Garden. One of the bedrooms. Living room. Living room. Entrance hall. A view from our window. A view on the village from the vineyards. Village from a viewpoint above it.
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Exchange dates Duration
July 22, 2019 - December 21, 2019

August 2019 for two weeks September 15. to the end December 2019 anywhere in Europe, a week or two Please contact us.

2 weeks

A lovely cottage between the vineyards in an authentic village Slap in Vipava valley

Dear Intervac members!

We are a travel-loving couple, who love to explore new places. We have grown-up kids and 4 grandchildren, who are all a world travellers and sometimes we hit the road together.

Our cottage in Slap is our second home. It is located at the end of the village, with just vineyards, orchards and hills beyond it. The house is more than a hundred years old and was our dream destination long before we bought it 10 years ago. Slap is a birth village of Tatjana's mother so a lot of her childhood memories are connected with the village and its surroundings. We have renovated the house, but preserved the charm of an old stone cottage. We spend almost all of our weekends here. Friends and family come frequently too, because they enjoy the countryside and cuisine of the area. The cottage has a lovely rose and vegetable garden, orchard, and a place to sit down and relax.

While renovating, we tried to retain the old-times-feeling, yet have added a few modern appliances to simplify everyday life. There is a stove in the kitchen, that we love to cook on, but there is also a gas stove and an electric oven, a dish-washer, and a refrigerator. We have central heating on wood and solar panels for hot water.

There is enough room to comfortably sleep five people, with additional place for another five. There are two bedrooms with double beds, a single bed on the landing which serves as our library as well, a single bed in an extra room, a bathroom with a toilet, a living room, a boiler room, a working room, and an outside toilet.

Slap village is on the Vipava valley wine route. There are a lot of wine cellars that sell good wine. White wines Pinela and Zelen originate from this region and Zelen is specific only for this region. It is very good to drink over lunch.
There is no store in the village, but there are many in Vipava, a small town three kilometres away, and many more in Ajdovščina a few minutes further away.

Slap is a great base for day-trips. Must-see are Postojna cave, Predjama castle, Idrija with mines UNESCO World Heritage, Škocjan caves UNESCO World Heritage, river Soča, and more… To bath in the see you need to drive for an hour and you'll be in Izola, Piran, or Portorož. You can visit salt pans in Sečovlje and a shell graveyard near Ankaran.

We, Marko and Tatjana, joined this internet community of home-exchangers because we love to travel, explore new places, and meet new friends. We believe that home-exchange gives us the opportunity to live in a place just like the people of that country do. It's a genuine glimpse of life in a foreign country. Tatjana is a primary school teacher and a writer. The house is full of illustrations from her books and magazine articles. Marko is a handy man. He is an electrician by profession, but is familiar with plumbing and all other installations, renovation of windows, furniture…

We have been home swapping for the past 7 years and it has been a wonderful experience every time. We have met some amazing people.

We hope you like our lovely cottage. We would like to offer it for home exchange in February, May, July, August, and in October. Contact us! You are always welcome.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 12 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • teacher and writer
  • electrician retired

Our Home

  • House Type: Holiday home
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 140 m2
  • Total Area: 500 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • teacher and writer
  • electrician retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

2 adults, I am a teacher and writer, husband is retired.

Lifestyle

We like walking, reading, swimming, cycling, gardening...

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