Kate and Brett are an English couple who re-located to live in Slovenia 9 years ago. They have completely renovated and restored a 16 century farmhouse to let out to holiday makers and live on site to manage the accommodation and farm with their two dogs Ruby and Lupa. Kate is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist which she offers to guests. Brett is an Ecologist and can take guests on guided walks around the farm he's also a member of the local fishing club and offers guiding on the local rivers.
Kate, Lupa and Ruby hay making '12 / Brett and Ruby emptying hay trailer '12 / Kate milking Girty 4 litres a day
Curing Salami's / Wild mushroom picking August-October
About Tilnik 'Stara Vas'- Old Village
Tilnik was the original farm/homestead of what was a village of 4 dwellings. Now Kate and Brett are the only people living in the village and it's incredible to think that only approximately 80 years ago there were 60 residents divided into those 4 dwellings.... Tilnik 'Stara Vas' (old village).
Tilnik Farm is made up of the main farmhouse which has been divided into 2 apartments, a large barn and a second house. The farm owns and manages 16 hectares of land and forests surrounding the property. There are wild flower meadows that are used for grazing the animals and for cutting hay. " We've established a series of gardens growing organic foods for ourselves, our guests and the animals. Next to the main house we grow mostly salad crops, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, herbs, early potatoes and soft fruits which has evolved into 'pick your own' fruit and veggies for guests.The woodland is slowly being cut back to allow for more grassland and a necessary source of fuel in the winter time."
In Slovenia 'mini New Zealand' as some people have so named it 53% of the country is covered in woodland.
Around the farm there are footpaths, deer paths and trails to explore with a stream running through down to the Idrica River. The natural clear pools are excellent for plunging into and cooling off in the Summer. The stream also has rainbow trout and cray fish with beautiful waterfalls all the way down from the 'Šentviška Gora Plateau'
The location is what makes Tilnik so unique and 'Tilnik' in Slovene means the nape of your neck sitting at 300m above the Idrica river Valley with just breath taking views of the stunning mountain ranges.
The old Village 'Tilnik' (1933) 'Tilnik' (2010)
About the Animals
Lupa(field cocker spaniel) and Ruby (Labrador) part of the family. Hens and Cockerel. Goats and kids. Sheep and lambs
About the land
'Nature at it's best'
Early morning mist looking out to the front Sunflowers Salad and Herb Garden