When fate intervenes in life, unbelievable things happen. Maja and Grega have a new ‘addition’ to the family – Vila Sejalec. They discovered this wonderful house in Lesce entirely by coincidence and decided to infusing new life into this sleeping beauty. The joint forces of Kunstelj Inn’s tradition of hospitality and the shop 18sedem3’s passion for local products ensured the thorough renovation of the house. Now Vila Sejalec has a sparkling new look and is eagerly awaiting its first guests.

Vila Sejalec is a unique example of an artistic villa in Gorenjska. It is suitable for short- and long-term stays for familys or groups (up to 8 people), who would like a relaxed break in the midst of wonderful alpine landscape. A vintage spirit flows throughout the house and creates a pleasant, homely atmosphere. The shelves are stocked with family board games, books and a retro record player, all of which remind us of the time when televisions didn’t yet exist. And, to make it even easier to remember those times, there isn’t a television either in the living room!

 

A special feature of the villa is the cellar ‘špajza’ (larder) where there is a range of local goods from the ethical shop 18sedem3. The ‘špajza’ is like a well-stocked ‘minibar’ which offers guests the chance to select fresh products on a daily basis from surrounding farms; seasonal fruit and vegetables, homemade jam, honey and other healthy treats.

The villa’s other speciality  is its artistic character. It is named after the fresco of ‘Sejalec’ (The Sower), which was painted on the facade of the house by the well-known Slovenian painter Slavko Pengov (1908-1966) replicating the famous painting of the same name by one of Slovenia’s most renowned impressionist painters Ivan Grohar. In addition to the ‘Sejalec’ fresco, Pengov’s original wall paintings, which depict the story from the novel ‘Pod svobodnim soncem’ (Under the Free Sun) by Fran Saleški Finžgar, adorn the walls of the living room on the ground floor.

The artistic and local cultural heritage are also captured in the iron ornaments in the house, which are the work of master ironworkers from Kropa. The stone accessories on the facade of the house are formed from 230 million-year-old Carniola limestone, known as Hotavlje marble.

The two-storey Vila Sejalec can accommodate 8 people (2 double rooms and one room with four single beds), 2 bathrooms with bath and shower, 2 living rooms, a kitchen with dining area, a laundry room, a larder (špajza) in the cellar, a spacious wooden terrace and a garden with fruit trees.

Vila Sejalec is now open. Welcome!

Maja and Gregor Buden

 

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