Kupa river canyon - vacation in the nature

Kupa river canyon - vacation in the nature

Janka

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Vacation home is situated in the mountain region of Croatia, overlooking the Kupa river (but only about 60km to the sea coast). It is a small wooden house, about 72 m2, built in 2008 and fully equiped. It has two bedrooms with four single and two double beds, a kitchen with dinning and living room, bathroom, toilet. The balcony and a terrace are turned towards river.

The house is accessible by car from Zagreb direction (about 40 minutes from the A6 highway at the Vrbovsko exit), or from the south direction (about 30 minutes by car from the A6 highway at the Delnice exit). Last 1600 meters to the house is a rough macadam road. Nearest small cities are Brod na Kupi (Croatia) and Fara (Slovenia) in 5km. In Brod na Kupi there is a restaurant, shop, bakery and a post office. Delnice is a nearest town, with ambulance, shops and supermarkets, arranged ice rink, sledging and ski area and swimming pool during winter...

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Who we are

  1. Hello, I'm Janka. I love to travel but I've always used to be a busy mother, without the opportunity to travel while my three kids were little. Now my kids grew up, so I have much more time and I've decided to give a try to home exchange vacation. I would like to take some of my kids (23, 21 and 16 years old) with me on the exchange, if they would like to. But I am also happy to go on my own providing that the property is not too remote. Depending on circumstances, exchanging cars is also an option.
    As a forestry engineer, my interests lies in nature watching, botany, biology and photo. About nine years ago I've established a wooden house by the forest, in the mostly abadoned village of Dolu¨ just next to the beautiful Kupa river, Croatia. I have a small garden with flowers and vegetables there and few beehives.
    Recently I'm learning german language by myself and I would appreciate very much if an HomeExchange experience could help me in this project. :-) I love hard work, reading books and learning new things as well as meeting new people and places. It is my joy to help people who travel in Croatia and who want to know more about the country.
    I am thrilled to be a member of HomeForExchange community, and I'm looking forward to welcome you!

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The house is situated in the quiet, mostly abadoned old village of Dolu¨ by the Kupa river, surounded by forest. Dolu¨ has rich history, that originates from times when village was full of life. Nowadays native people mostly moved out to bigger cities. In 19th century there was an attempt to make Kupa river navigable for small merchant ships -the remains of the channel are still visible. Old, mostly abadoned villages in nearness are full of interesting panoramas. The interesting old church in neighbouring Kocjani village still has its function on sundays. The nature is clean and beautiful, majority of ploughlands are progressively overgrown by forest. Flora and fauna are rich and various, a number of protected species lives there.
The place is suitable for people who come to Gorski kotar to visit its protected areas of nature (national park Risnjak, a number of walking paths and outing sites -Zeleni Vir, Vra¸ji Prolaz, Lokvarka cave and few other caves, Kamačnik, Golubinjak, the source of Kupa and Kupica rivers.... etc.), for fishermen, hunters, kayakers, cyclists, climbers, hikers, or just families who want to relax and enjoy their vacation and the energy of a small abadoned willage surrounded by forest, detached from traffic and stress.

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