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Describe paradise and Big Berry may be it. Since it sits on the border of both Slovenia and Croatia, it is a sweet choice for travellers and holiday-makers visiting either of these beautiful countries.
Big Berry Glamping is located in Primostek, is modern and, and I can reassure you – there is no tent pole in sight!
Many travellers who visit Slovenia will prioritise visiting the capital city, Ljubljana and the fairytale town of, Bled, however, camping in Slovenia has never been so appealing now that Big Berry, Primostek is on the scene.
Location: Big Berry, Slovenia
Big Berry is a new glampsite south of Slovenia at the Kolpa River in the Bela Krajina region.
The capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is a 1 hour 30 min car ride away (Slovenia is not very big!).
The Bela Krajina area has supermarkets, bakers, bars, and restaurants.
This is ideal because each of Big Berry’s houses has a well-equipped kitchen for those who like to cook, but a variety of culinary options (local and international) only a short car ride away, all meals are included in the overall price – hence the tagline ‘Luxury of Freedom’.
Croatia is but a river away!
Why Choose Big Berry? Luxury of Freedom
As soon as you enter the Big Berry house, much thought has been put into these stylish holiday homes.
Our house was decorated with yellow (my fave) and baby blue, which were very fresh and cute.
The bedroom was comfortable, with a nice-sized wardrobe that lights up, a comfy double bed, and a full-length mirror; why is this vital amenity often missing from vacation accommodation?!
There was lots of storage space, too; it was refreshing to unpack our backpacks and have space to put the 80l monstrosities away, out of sight, and relax!
My only gripe is that the Wi-Fi did not reach the house (#5).
Hopefully, this teething problem will be resolved in the future.
The kitchen/living space had a fridge, microwave, hob, kettle, juicer, crockery, and nice glasses for all the delicious Slovenian wine!
There was a welcome pack with said wine, food, and bath products – all from local companies.
Comfortable yet cool
Local Produce – Bela Krajina Farms to Fork
I admire Big Berry’s ethos of keeping it in the Bela Krajina family!
In the morning we dined on a hamper of bread, apple juice, meat, fruit, yoghurt, and milk – all products from local farmers, it’s nice to know where your food is coming from.
Oh ghee whiz, how could I forget?
Big Berry also gave us lots of different types of ghee, who knew that it was used out with curry?
News to us, tasty! It was relaxing, brunching on the decking and watching the river flow by; it was hypnotic!
The out-of-bounds hot tub was a tease, though; I’d like to return when it fully functions!
Yes, please, a glass of Slovenian wine, bubbles, and that view.
Put some south in your mouth.
The river is not the only liquid you can delve into; Big Berry also took us on trips in the local area to meet the producers of what we were putting into our bodies.
We spent an afternoon within Pivovarna Vizir learning about the beer-making process and tasting their craft beer.
Over the past six years, there has been a craft beer revolution in Slovenia, and this award-winning brewery has been there from the start.
We sampled six beers, from pale ale to stout, as Maja, the director of this family-run business, shared the story behind each beer.
My favourite was Gringo (a mix of Slovenian and American hops), while Craig enjoyed… all of them!
Ljubljana hosts a beer festival, this year it is in June.
Pivovarna Vizir also produces wine; if you’ve made your own, Maja can test it in her laboratory!
Slovenia’s Žalec has a beer fountain, read about it in this guide of the best beer cities to visit.
Hey, good looking, what’s cooking? Barley and hops!
We played a sensory wine tasting game at the Big Berry restaurant, with local wine, the red was my weapon of choice.
This place was one of the dining options.
We tried an unusual local eggy bread-style pudding with meat, which was lovely. T
The soups were delicious too.
Semiska Penina also introduced us to their Penina wine (Slovenia’s champagne) on the Big Berry glampsite, a sparkling end to our four days at Big Berry, Slovenia.
Pecaric Oil showed us to his large collection of oils.
Also, an award winner, we tasted each oil, and both agreed that the pumpkin oil was our favourite.
Did you know that certain oils have specific healing properties? For example, sesame oil for arthritis.
I need to get some thistle oil to flush out my liver!
Big Berry Camp: The Package
The price of a stay at Big Berry includes three meals per day – an organic and locally sourced breakfast basket and the freedom to choose from partner restaurants for lunch and dinner.
Meals typically include a choice of two soups (with bread) and two mains, hot and cold beverages, including beer and wine. The cost also covers using a communal car (where available) and trips to local companies.
There is also the possibility of further tours, such as Ljubljana Postojna Caves, but unfortunately, we didn’t experience this in our short time there. Do check out our Slovenia day trip guide here.
Check out this post on Slovenia accommodation for other stops, too!
This Slovenian glampsite is now open to the public; we had a ‘berry good’ time during our four-night stay and would love to return to see Big Berry in season!
Over to you, have you been glamping?
Would you like to go to Slovenia?
Many thanks to the Big Berry family for hosting us, an honest review as always!