Breg House is a rustic, two-storey cottage nestled in the tiny hamlet of Breg, which overlooks the Mežica Valley, in Koroška, Northern Slovenia. Built of stone and wood, Breg House is a rennovated kašča (pronounced kash-cha) and is over 300 years old.
A kašča is a traditional structure, typical to the Koroška region of Slovenia. They were often part of a farm and were used for curing meat and storing produce.
The house was bought by two British brothers in 2007 who had grand plans to renovate it. Things didn’t quite go to plan (at least initially) but over the last decade, the project has evolved considerably.
The house comfortably sleeps six people, in three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed with en-suite shower, basin and toilet. The second bedroom has a double bed, and a third bedroom sports two single beds. There is also a second toilet and basin, and a separate shower room on the ground floor. Plus a large porch area.
The upper floor is the living space of the house. Here you’ll find a modern kitchen with electric hob, oven, fridge and microwave, and the very heart of the house, the lounge which is the oldest part of the building – the original chunky, hand-sawn wood cabin.
There is a small balcony overlooking the orchard garden at the rear of the property, surrounded by mixed forest and alpine meadows.