110 YRS OLD VILLAGE FARMHOUSE IN HUNGARIAN NATIONAL PARK

Alexandra Szakmary

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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110 YRS OLD VILLAGE FARMHOUSE IN HUNGARIAN NATIONAL PARK

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3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2 Kitchen/Diners, Large Sitting Room, sleeps 8

Set in the beautiful Nemzeti National Park in the Kali Medence region of Hungary, just 12kl North of Lake Balaton is situated the picturesque village of Szentbekkalla, where our 110 years old stone built farmhouse stands.

The house is near the edge of the village and as it stands in a walled garden with many trees which give shade in the summer, you will have the privacy to enjoy sunbathing and eating out in the garden during your stay. The centre of the village is within a two minute walk, where you will have access to a public wifi connection, a shop, restaurants and a coffee house and bar. Every Saturday evening during the summer months, a classical concert is held in the church. Not only do you get to hear superb music played by professional musicians but you will also have the pleasure of sitting in one of the most beautiful church.

The house itself has wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, wood floors and very thick walls which keep it nice and cool during the summer months. If it does get cooler in the evening [which is highly unlikely] there is a log burner in the sitting room and electric heating in the bedrooms.

The main house has:

Two bedrooms, a double, and one with three single beds and an available cot. A farmhouse kitchen/dining room with a large shower room leading from it. The shower room has a washing machine installed. A large sitting room, with log burner. There is a CD player, board games, books and tourist information leaflets available here. From the sitting room it is a step down to the bedroom with the single beds.

The annex has:

A modern kitchen/diner, with a fridge and hob. A small shower room, with toilet and basin. A large bedroom, with one single bed and one three quarter bed [which will easily sleep two people] a settee, comfortable chair, desk and wardrobe.

There are tables and chairs in the garden, and seven bicycles so that you can explore the wonderful countryside in this region. The vineyards, hills, volcanic cones and our own local beauty spot called the Kortenger [Sea of Stones], which is on the edge of the village between Szentbekkalla and Mindszentkalla. When you visit the stones, you will also notice a polo field, where twice a year you could go and watch a polo match [great fun, and free!]. Every Sunday there is a large farmers/craft/antique market at Kaptalantoti, which is just 7 minutes drive away from Szentbekkalla. Another event not to be missed! In July and August, many of the villages have their village days, music and wine festivals. All of these ensure you will have a wonderful and memorable holiday.

Another aspect of your time here will be visits to some of the many Strands [grass covered beaches] that lie along the coast of Lake Balaton. You can spend the day swimming and sunbathing, however there are other activities on offer if you want to be a little more active. You can also buy food and drink at one of the many buffets on site, and there are usually playgrounds provided for young children. There are also changing facilities and showers. You pay around about 400 forint entry to one of these Strands for the whole day. Parking is usually free but you do need to get there reasonably early to get a good parking space [in the high season!] There are Strands all along the coast of Balaton [North and South] so plenty to choose from.

The house has been restored and is comfortably furnished with antiques. This is the 8th year of letting and is managed by a couple in the village who will be on hand to help with any enquires. The neighbours in the village and the staff at the shop, Presso and restaurants are very friendly and supportive. They really appreciate having visitors in the village and are most welcoming.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Alexandra Szakmary

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, german
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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110 yrs old village farmhouse in Hungarian National Park
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110 yrs old village farmhouse in Hungarian National Park
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Tapolca North Lake Balaton
Huddersfield
5

STUNNING HOLIDAY IN HUNGARY

  • 5 of 5
White House is a wonderful place to stay. The house feels like home from the minute you walk through the door. The owner has left a comment book which asks for suggestions to improve the house, but we wouldn't change a thing (even my telly addict partner admitted that a TV would have spoiled it!!). It's setting in a real, totally non-touristy village gives a true taste of Hungarian life and reminded me of my childhood in Warwickshire in the 50's. The birds and wild flowers are amazing and the surrounding countryside begs you to explore. It's flat enough here to actually enjoy cycling the country lanes (bikes in the outbuilding) but undulating enough not to be boring and there are more than enough places to go to keep everyone happy. Don't miss the underground caves in Topolca or the hilltop castle in Sumeg. The lake itself is fascinating (I've never seen water that colour!) and if you want a waterside holiday it will provide it but there's so much more to do and see that we only went a couple of times. Hire a car, the roads are good and the drivers (once you get out of Budapest) courteous. We had a truly relaxing week that I would happily recommend to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I tried so hard to find a house in a village that would enable visitors to experience rural hungary and life in a small village as it used to be.
The inside is a bit old fashioned and nostalgic but I am so pleased that it makes people smile and feel homely
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Tapolca North Lake Balaton
Israel
5

CHARMING HOUSE IN A CHARMING VILLAGE

  • 5 of 5
There were five of us, husband, wife, 2 sons (22 and 18 years old) and sister. First of all as another reviewer mentioned there is actually the main house and an additional separate section. The main house has a lovely master bed room with very comfortable bed, a modern bathroom (shower not bath) kitchen, living area with a wonderful wood stove, and then another sleeping area with two single beds that is not actually a separate room. Even though we were there in late Autumn the wood stove kept us cozy. (There is also a wood stove in the kitchen which we used a couple of times just for fun).
The separate apartment had a large bed room with two beds and a kitchen area which was not really functional. This was a great place for our sons so they could get away from us old fogies if they wanted to. The house had a guest book full of great suggestions, lots of games, books, and pamphlets of things to do in the area.
Outside the house there is a walled in garden with fruit trees. We made two amazing apple pies from the apples that were still on the apple tree. Also there were fine bikes in the shed which we used extensively. There are usually 4 bikes, but we asked for a fifth one and one of the caretakers managed to provided it.
We particularly loved the village. It was so clean and peaceful and amazingly quiet. There was a small grocery store a few meters up the street that had almost everything you really need. We bought fresh bread there every morning. Also attached to the grocery is a cafe / bar. We only really discovered this the last day, but there you could get a good cappuccino for almost free it was so inexpensive.
There were also hikes and bike rides to take in all directions.
All and all we had a spectacular time, we were completely comfortable in the house and we would love to return!
The only problem we had was that the separate apartment had not been aired before we arrived and it smelled a bit damp for the first day of two.
So make sure you remind the caretakers to air the apartment out if you plan to make use of it.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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110 yrs old village farmhouse in Hungarian National Park
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Tapolca North Lake Balaton
Brixton, S. London
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
A beautifully furnished, relaxed house with comfortable garden set in a lively but peaceful village. We enjoyed the walking, cycling and swimming. The restaurant in the village is lovely and the food good and cheap. Swimming in lake Balaton is great and the thermal lake at Heviz an experience. The Kali basin is interesting country side - plenty to explore.
A great holiday - we would return and our 9 and 12 year old daughters agree.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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110 yrs old village farmhouse in Hungarian National Park
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Tapolca North Lake Balaton
Mikkeli, Finland
4

HUNGARIAN COUNTRYLIFE

  • 4 of 5
If you like a holiday to get to know the real Hungarian country and village life, this is the place for you. We enjoyed to get to know the Kali-basin rock-area with bikes provided. There is a nice shop, good restaurants nearby and to lovely Abrahamhegy sandy beach just 10- 15 minutes drive. The house is nice furnished and the garden peaceful and the fruits delicious. If you want lot of light and warm inside and sunshine in the garden and action around you, and washing machines, it is not your place. We enjoyed our week there and combined with a week by Balaton shore with a pool it was a perfect combination for a family with 8 and 10 years old children. Nice village, house nicely decorated, bikes, Kali basin and Balaton near. Family from Finland
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Tapolca North Lake Balaton
Cambridge
5

PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
I chose this property because of the reviews, and these are very accurate. I went to the house with two nephews, one 8 and one 13, and they both loved it, which is quite a feat. They appreciated the interesting layout, the bikes, the games, the garden, the farm next door, the places to visit (see the visitors' book and the excellent brochures provided in the sitting room). I liked the fact that the house had everything we needed, was warm and comfortable, beatifully furnished, but boy-proof.
Just one warning - do not trust Google for the directions. . If you trust Google you will have a long night-time journey with lots of amazing, but suicidal, wildlife crossing the road.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Tapolca North Lake Balaton
Schalkwijk, Netherlands
5

PEACE, WINE AND HORSES

  • 5 of 5
The description is very accurate, although from the description I didn't get that there are actually two units: the main house and a two-bedded room with it's own kitchenette and bathroom in the ex-barn, practical & privacy when you travel with two couples or with a grandmother, like we did.
A cosy house with a nice walled garden in an unspoilt village, much better than the Balaton shore itself, though that is only few kilometres away. Helpful villagers (and English inhabitants). There's a lot to do especially for horse lovers (riding, but we also saw a polomatch and a mediaeval play on horseback), walkers and castle-lovers.
The nearby "Kürort" is very relaxing in an olf fashioned way. We got great chardonnay an a sherry-like wine in the wine-farm just opposite the street. A shame we were by plane and couldn't take crates of it home. (Ryan air flies tot Balaton airport).
We also visited Budapest from here (about 2 hours drive when you cross the lake).
So, we agree with the Norwegian review: thank you Tim, for letting your house!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Balaton airport only in summer /Budapest airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Tihany to Siofok
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Revfulop
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
M7 Balaton to Budapest
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Revfulop
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
In Szentbekkalla village centre
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Orvenyes and Keszthely
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Koveskal
Car: recommended

This lovely old Farm house is in small traditional village 15 kms to the north of lake balaton or the hungarian sea as it is known.

The village sits in low foot hills facing the lake and is surrounded by small vineyards still very much in cuktivation today.

Tha area is known as the Kali Medence basin which is famous for its archeological features, vinyards, and wild life and scenery

Other Activities: Wine tasting The KAL basin is famous for its Wines with many local vineyards. Cycling. The balaton area is famous for its dedicated cycle tracks. Hiking, many beautiful marked walks through the vinyards and hills trhroughout the region. Bird watching: amazing and unusual birds indigenous to the region.

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Tapolca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jul 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Festival Fortnight
Jul 20 2014 - Aug 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Autumn
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
Winter
Nov 16 2014 - Feb 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Payment through PayPal. Pay into account with email address babiszak@hotmail.com

Deposit of £100 per week booked to be paid at the time of booking. Deposit to be deducted from final sum paid. In case of cancellation deposit is non-refundable.

Final payment to be made no later than 2 weeks before the holiday commences.
Notes Rates throughout the year are:
30th August - 31st May - £400 per week
31st May - 19th July - £500 per week
19th July - 2nd August - £600
2nd August - 30th August - £500
During the 2 weeks from 19th July - 2nd August there are many music and wine festivals in the Balaton region and accommodation is hard to find. If you want to come at this time it is important to book early.
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Amenities

Tapolca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Garage
  • Tiled Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , + wash basin and washing machine
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , + wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom main - 1 king
    Bedroom three - 1 twin/ single , 1 double
    Bedroom two - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 1 double 1 with 3 single beds 1 with a three quarter bed [which will easily take two people] and 1 single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • paragliding
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