The election of President Trump last week has been polarising, but it’s good news for Slovenia, as, thanks to the new First Lady Melania Trump, her birth country is expecting to see a rise in tourism following the US election.
According to Global Property Guide, Slovenia’s housing market is beginning to bounce back, showing increasing growth throughout the year. Here’s a few properties to ponder that would surely win the approval of the First Lady.
1. Velika Planina, Kamnik – 1 Bed Cottage
Asking Price: £99,053
Unique cottage under cultural protection on one of the best known and beautiful Slovenian mountain pastures: Velika Planina, home to a small skiing area and starting point for a variety of fantastic hiking trails. The cottage is situated at circa 1500m above sea level in a small hamlet of similar cottages, which originally were built by local shepherds and which are unique to Velika Planina.
2. Ribcev Laz, Bohinj – 4 Bed Cottage
Asking Price: £228,252
This excellently located semi-detached house in Ribcev Laz is just a few minutes’ walk from the breathtaking Lake Bohinj and right next to the beautiful Sava Bohinjka River. The house would make an excellent holiday home or permanent residence but it also has great tourist rental potential. The location of the house offers a huge range of summer and winter activities, such as skiing at Bohinj – Vogel, which is only five minutes’ drive from the house. There’s also boating on Lake Bohinj, enjoying the amazing scenery, mountain biking and hiking all from your doorstep.
3. Radovljica, Radovljica – 4 Bed Villa
Asking Price: £292,852
This is a lovely four bedroom villa, just 10 minutes outside of Bled, but it still enjoys a great rural setting. The ground floor contains an open plan living and dining area with plenty of windows and doors to the terrace and garden. There’s also a kitchen, bedroom, large bathroom with corner bath. The first floor is made up of a very large main bedroom, which could be made into two bedrooms, if desired, and further two good sized bedrooms. There is another bathroom on this floor too. Lower ground floor could be used as a separate apartment: it has its own entrance and consists of three large rooms, one is currently used as an office. There’s a terrifically large garden, mostly lawn with fruit trees. There is a path down to the superb River Sava, which can be reached in just a couple of minutes.
4. Vransko, Slovenia – 5 Bed Cottage
Asking Price: £327,305
A charming large farmhouse estate with outbuildings in the village of Šentožbolt, located near the town of Trojane – 5 kilometres from the Maribor-Ljubljana highway and half an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. The house was completely renovated in 2000, including the facade, roof, installations, interior decoration. There is a lovely garden in front of the house with vegetable garden, fruit trees and BBQ area.
5. Trnovo, Ljubljana – 7 Bed Townhouse
Asking Price: £850,994
Large period villa with three separate apartments in the highly sought-after location of Prule next to the Ljubljanica river and just a few minutes walk out of the Ljubljana old town. The apartment on the ground floor has access to a terrace that leads into the garden. The apartment consists of kitchen with dining area, pantry, bathroom with separate toilet, three bedrooms and living room. The first floor apartment has 137m2 and includes an office, bathroom, separate toilet, two bedrooms, spacious living room with access to two balconies and kitchen with a small balcony. The loft apartment has two bathrooms, kitchen, office and two bedrooms. Attractive old town house with high ceilings in a great location on the edge of “old” Ljubljana, in walking distance to all the attractions of Ljubljana centre and a few metres from the Ljubljanica River. There are three covered parking spaces in the garden and one in the garage.