Rural idyll: original 1930/40s deco-glam guest-suite nestled under open-beams, with modern creature comforts, & breathtaking vistas from balcony. Original marble and stone finished bathroom adds nostalgic charm.
Excellent motor/bus/rail access.
The location is near to Giro D'italia route,FVG's AlpeAdria cycling path from Austria to the Adriatic, & Slovenia & Gourmet dining. You’ll love us because of the unbelievably lovely views, the ambiance, the outdoors space, the light, the excellent beds!
Imagine taking a step back in time, to a slower-paced life. You wake up to the sound of bird-song or church bells, or perhaps a distant rooster crowing, in a charming, romantic bedroom furnished with authentic 1930s or 40s solid walnut furniture, giving a nostalgic glamour to the accommodation. (However, the bed base and mattress are extremely recent and comfortable for solid postural support, and a sound sleep). Perfect when followed by an early morning walk around the gently rolling hills, and a leisurely breakfast which is included in your stay.
The 1st and 2nd floor rooms are complimented by your own private balconies with table and chairs overlooking peaceful views of the surrounding vineyards and the Alps to the north. A perfect place to enjoy your breakfast, a coffee, some reflection, painting, or even writing with an aperitif at sunset. The choice is yours...
In addition to the room we also provide:
- Cotton towels and bed-linen
- dedicated modern bathrooms
- Wi-Fi internet
- A comfortable and cosy open-space / landing with sitting area
- Coffee, tea making facilities
- Fridge and microwave
- Plates, glasses, knives and forks,
- Laundry facilities available on request
Interaction with guests
Once you’ve arrived and settled in, we will provide a comprehensive orientation to the surrounding area and villages including a useful map, information on the many excellent restaurants in the area as well as a myriad of interesting tours to do.
We really enjoy meeting and chatting with our guests, and giving you suggestions to explore the area. Alternatively depending on our availability, we can accompany you to local events such as village fairs or show you around the local area.
Other things to note
The house is tucked 50 metres off the mapped FVG1 rural tourism Cycling Route and surrounded by delightful rides and routes for all pedallers. We are also very close to the Giro d'italia route for hard-core fanatics, who would like to try the Zoncolan or Castelmonte climbs.
I have specialised in the study and practice of food traditions and hold cooking lessons. We can also organise wine-tasting tours. Participation in traditional seasonal and rural activities as well as day tours can also be organised with a little notice, depending on availability and time. Just ask your host for more details.
Spectacular skiing is close by, just 45 minute drive to the nearest Italian Alps. Skiing on Austrian and Slovenian slopes – only an additional 20 minutes away.
The house has been restored using sustainable materials. The accommodation and the furnishings are well maintained, so we prefer respectful guests who appreciate these old and unique pieces and treat the furnishings and surroundings with care.
No smoking preferred. No smoking inside and No pets please…
Your host Eleanor is a locally based English teacher. She is charismatic, knowledgeable and an infectious story-teller. She enjoys meeting new people as well as sharing her knowledge of food traditions of the region.
Eleanor’s passion for the local food traditions and culture will be evident while you are staying with her family as their guest. She is an excellent cook and researcher into food traditions who has travelled widely and lived in various countries. She has a Masters degree in Intercultural Studies, teaches English at the local university and speaks a number of languages including English, Spanish, German, Italian and a little Indonesian.
Spending a weekend in this amazing space, you’ll always be given the warmest of welcomes. Feel free to use room as a base for your own independent travels and/or be treated to a wealth of local history, food and culture in a more guided experience.
With Italy as her home, coupled with her Australian and Irish roots, you will certainly feel at home with her warm hospitality, her stories and conversation.
In addition to offering a room, advice on the region and wonderful hospitality, Eleanor can also take guests out on her unique “Tasting Traditions” Experience. Tasting Traditions experiences can be a single day or two or three days exploring local terroir and doing degustations, centered around food, history and culture in the region. Days that you will certainly remember. Just ask your host for more information.
Eleanor is a language examiner, teacher and researcher
her areas of expertise are:
-cultural and linguistic identities
- culinary and medicinal traditions
- traditional music and singing
Eleanor delights in hosting people who are curious about culture food and music, and open to learning from others of different cultures.