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The Dormouse House

Our historical holiday home in Slovenia

Imagine stepping through an ancient door. You enter a house, where time stood still. It looks like a museum, but it isn’t.


Our 230-year-old farmhouse is fully restored and adapted as a holiday home. We are certain that your stay will be a unique experience in modern-day Slovenia!


Welcome to the “Dormouse house”!

Inside the Dormouse House in Slovenia

The history of the Dormouse House

The Dormouse house was built back in 1791 and is in the pocession of our family since the 1960’s. Many of the houses in the region are old, but most are reconstructed many times over.


The Dormouse house, however, is mostly in its original state, and we maintain it as cultural heritage and a monument. On the outside, the traditional straw-covered roof stands out. Indoors, you will notice the unique architecture with a high, arched hallway, an old-style wood-stove and a traditional “black” kitchen. 


Originally, the Dormouse house was build as a farmhouse. We made a few consessions to the modern times, so that the house has become a pleasant holiday home. It now has electricity, WiFi, electric heating panels and a modest bathroom. However, we still aim to keep it as “original” as it was. 

Sleeping like a dormouse

Dormice are rodents which live in the forests around us. They look like small squirrels, but are active at night. They are known as sound sleepers: they sleep throughout the day and only wake up well after dark. After just a few hours of intense activity, they go back to sleep. 


In the winter, they sleep much longer: they hibernate for seven months or even longer! We named our holiday home after them, because in Dormouse house, we always sleep very well: the thick stone walls keep out all sound and create a comfortable indoor climate. 


There is another connection: in the past, the Dormouse house was used as a private museum, dedicated to the Slovene tradition of dormice hunting. The museum collection was later given to the Snežnik castle, where you can still see many the ingenuous dormouse traps.

A Dormouse - drawing by Paul Veenvliet

Key facts:

Basic data: 

Main room with two beds

Bedroom with three beds *

Kitchen with induction cooker

Electric heating

Surface: 66 m2


Free parking

Dogs welcome

 * one of the beds is only 1.70 m long




Bed linen & towels

Hair dryer

Cooking utensils







The Dormouse House

Goričcice 8

1386 Grahovo





Nearest train station: 14 km

Ljubljana airport: 75 km

Nearest bus station: 0.5 km

The A1 motorway: 17 km

The port of Koper: 80 km

We can arrange transport to and from these places, for a moderate fee. 


Price per night: 

1 person: 80 Euro

2 persons: 85 Euro

3 persons: 90 Euro

4 persons: 95 Euro

5 persons: 100 Euro

dogs: 5 Euro/dog

cleaning fee: 25 Euro

We give a discount for longer stays.