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Great house in quiet village, ideal for families, short drive to local amenities

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 double bedrooms, I futon sofa and basement play room / gym

The Old Vicar's House is a beautifully restored stone house with lots of character (the house suffered bomb damage in WW1 but thankfully was rebuilt in 1928). It is located in Podmelec, a traditional but vibrant village with very friendly neighbours. It is equidistant to both Most na Soci and Tolmin via safe main roads and tourist routes.

It is a perfect location for those looking for a quiet base with all the mod cons. The accommodation would suit singles, couples, families or groups of up to 4-6 persons.

All of the original features of the house have been retained, there are exposed ceiling beams to all floors, original sanded doors and flooring throughout, a wood burning stove, a modern fitted kitchen with granite work surface, a dishwasher and a variety of quality appliances to ensure an enjoyable stay. The dining room is perfect for all meal times. There is a luxury bathroom with separate shower and bath and also a separate cloakroom upstairs.

There is a large balcony to the front for al-fresco dining or sunbathing and a side terrace adjacent to the basement utility / play room.

More Details

Wharton Wayne
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Wharton Wayne

Currently based in the UK, but plan to retire to Slovenia in the not too distant future...

Wharton Wayne purchased this house in 2008

Why Wharton Wayne chose Most na Soči

I was very lucky with the sunny village I chose to buy in; it is very vibrant and the locals are great, friendly and used to visitors in the summer. It is easy to get to as it is in the foothills of the Julian alps, so getting to shops, restaurants, petrol station is all possible within a 15 minute drive.

What makes this house unique

The house was formerly the Slovene Vicar's house for the village and was once owned by a relative of Picasso! Spiritually, it is very calm and pure; staying and sleeping there is very relaxing with great local neighbours who all know me well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the house in August. We are a couple with two boys and one girl aged 7-14. This was the perfect vacation home for us. We were able to BBQ on the balcony and walk in the forests above the village. We discovered brooks and creaks, and even a lovely waterfall. The view of the Julian Alps was breath taking. Cozy and quaint in the little hamlet of Podmelec, all of Slovenia was easily accessible to us. We particularly enjoyed cycling from village to village and the adventure sports and swimming on the Soca River.
Aug 2014
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Most na Soči House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Great house in quiet village, ideal for families, short drive to local amenities
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews

Outstanding stay at a beautiful house in the middle of the village

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely decorated house with good quality fixtures and fittings, and lots of space, on many floors. The views from the house to the surrounding valley and mountains is breath taking.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well worth the stay, lovely house in great spot.

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept property, we were greeted by the local Slovene neighbour who spoke excellent English, gave us the key and showed us around and made sure we understood how everything worked. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay in the house and were not woken up at all at night time despite the house being in the centre of the village, as there is very little passing traffic. We would not hesitate to recommend Hisa nad Baco to anyone wanting a nicely appointed base in which to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests were Mr & Mrs Knight, not myself as shown on the listing.
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Kleines Haus - großes Vergnügen

  • 5 of 5

In dem kleinen Haus aus Ortsausgang wohnt man komfortabel, sauber und thront direkt über der Hauptstraße. Diese wird allerdings nur gelegentlich von den Dorfbewohnern benutzt, um in der Nähe gelegenen Quelle frisches Wasser zu holen. In dieser Gegend lässt sich hervorragend aktiv Urlaub machen. Wandern, Kajak fahren, Rafting, Fliegenfischen, etc. kann man direkt in der Nähe machen, sowie Ausflüge nach Bled oder zur Tolminer Klamm unternehmen. Sehr beeindruckend ist auch die freundliche und aufgeschlossener Art der Slowenier aber am meisten Freude hat uns das Baden in den zahlreichen und unglaublich klaren Flüssen der Umgebung bereitet.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gut als Basis für Unternehmungen, nicht als ständiges Domizil für einen längeren Aufenthalt

  • 4 of 5

Dieses Haus liegt in einem kleinen Dorf mit viel Ruhe, freundlichen Bewohnern und angenehmer Dorfgemeinschaft. Es ist relativ alt und hat dicke Mauern mit ihren Vor- und Nachteilen - kühl bei heißem Wetter, aber auch manchmal klamm. Das Haus bot im Wesentlichen das, was bei der Ausstattung aufgelistet wurde, wenn auch einige Dinge noch besser in Ordnung gebracht werden sollten. Allerdings erweckte die Liste der Freizeitmöglichkeiten, Attraktionen, Services und Geschäfte bei uns den Eindruck, all dies sei in unmittelbarer Nähe schnell zu erreichen. Es wäre besser, es stände schon dabei, wo entsprechende Stätten, Geschäfte usw. zu finden sind, denn wegen der kleinen Straßen benötigt man oft erheblich Zeit. Insgesamt war es für uns aber ein recht passender Stützpunkt für unsere Ausflüge und Wanderungen.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"Mooie rustige plek in ee...

  • 5 of 5

"Mooie rustige plek in een klein dorpje. Je pikt hier echt wat mee van de Sloveense cultuur. De mensen in het dorp zijn wat gesloten naar toeristen, maar wel aardig. De Slovenen zijn een erg behulpzaam en vriendelijk volk.

Er is veel te doen in de omgeving, je kunt er erg mooi wandelen, mountainbiken (wel gevaarlijke paden, dus niet echt voor beginners).

Paragliden is hier ook erg mooi en leuk om te doen en niet duur, evenals verschillende watersporten.

Een auto is wel nodig, door de geïsoleerde ligging. Afstanden tot de grotere bezienswaardigheden vallen wel tegen door vele slingerwegen en hoogteverschillen. In de buurt zijn veel watervallen en kloven die je kunt bekijken.

Jammer dat er geen tuin bij het huis was, maar er is wel een balkon. De parkeerplaats voor het huis is ook niet zo''n handige plek, want ligt wat in de rijrichting. We hebben hier wat gedoe om gehad met een bewoner van het dorp. Maar iets verder weg bij de afvalbakken is wel een goede plek.

Het huis is erg nestjes en oogt modern. Vaatwasser, oven e.d. zit er allemaal in. Er is genoeg ruimte voor een gezin, maar ook voor twee personen is het een mooi huis.

Tijdens ons verblijf zijn we heel goed ontvangen door een Engelse dame, ondanks dat we heel laat aankwamen in de avond. We konden met eventuele vragen en problemen ook altijd terecht bij haar en ze reageerde snel.

Super mooie, leuke en relaxte vakantie!"

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Podmelec Station
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nova Gorcia
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Most na Soci
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Kanin, Bovec
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Duino, Italia
Car: necessary

A car is recommended to enjoy the house and the location. On street visitor parking is possible 10 from the front door (see photo).

There is an abundant supply of outdoor attractions and activities to be enjoyed in the immediate area and wider Soca valley, in particular fly fishing, rafting and other water sports, paragliding, cycling, mountain biking, mountain trekking, bird watching and hunting.

Alternatively, you can just relax and unwind, whilst taking advantage of the local restaurants, cafes and hospitality that the region has to offer.

The house itself lies at 305m above sea level above the Baca River, an established and popular fly fishing destination (the Idrijca and Soca rivers are also close by). The Slap Sopota waterfall 66m is within walking distance of the village The edge of the Triglav National Park can be reached within a 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $139.8
Pet Fee $69.9
Stay tax $1.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Key provided by local neighbour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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