PLEASANT COMBINATION OF PRAGUE VISIT AND THE COUNTRYSIDE RELAX WITH CLOSE BEACH

Otto Hofmann

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
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PLEASANT COMBINATION OF PRAGUE VISIT AND THE COUNTRYSIDE RELAX WITH CLOSE BEACH

Ricany House Rental Photos and Description

Guest house with large garden for living and eating indoor and outdoor

The original Red House was built in 1943 by Rudolf Pachl, the owner of a chocolate factory in Prague. In 2010, Otto Hofmann, the son of the famous Czech screenplay writer Ota Hofman, completely renovated this beloved house where his father used to do some of his creative work. While the house was thoroughly modernized, Otto kept the layout similar to the original one he knew as a boy. This means that the second story consists in part of a loft which overlooks the living room which contains the TV. (As a boy, Otto used to lie in the loft of the original Red House and watch some of his father’s work on television.) The loft contains a double bed and comfortable reading chair. The second bedroom contains a daybed and can be completely private as it is separated from the loft and the third bedroom by two doors. The third bedroom is the largest and contains a double bed, a single bed and a sofa sleeper in addition to plenty of storage for clothes. Downstairs are two comfortable living spaces separated by a fully equipped, modern kitchen. As mentioned earlier, the first living space contains a flat-screen television, a home theatre system and a collection of both books, DVDs and audio CDs. Of particular interest are the DVDs of Ota Hoffman’s best known children’s series “Pan Tau” and “Lucie”, which were born in the original Red House. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Tau for more information). The second living space contains a comfortable sectional sofa and a romantic fireplace. Finally, a spacious shower room is also on the ground floor which contains a washing machine for your convenience.

The Red House is a lovely cottage, rich in Czech cinema history, located conveniently 20 minutes (by car) from Prague and 35 minutes (by train) from Prague city center in the pleasant town of Ricany. This two-story, three-bedroom home sits at the back of a beautifully landscaped, 2000 square-meter, private garden that features a roofed BBQ, attractive statues, an outdoor shower and plenty of garden seating.

This thoroughly modern property is perfect for a couple or a family with children of any age. There are numerous amenities located within both walking and biking distance of Red House. For example, Red House is located:

• less than 100 meters from a community park containing a volleyball court, a small football pitch, a paved track and a well-appointed children’s playground

• 300 meters from Lake Juracek, a popular and safe local swimming spot featuring a charming restaurant that serves excellent continental food and 10 kilometers of walking/biking trails around the lake and through the nearby forest

• 400 meters from tennis courts

• 500 meters from a pizzeria and a Chinese restaurant

• 2 kilometers from bowling

• 6 kilometers from Aqua Palace, the largest indoor aqua park in Central Europe

and more.

The owner of Red House will welcome guests at the airport and transport them to the property at no additional charge. He and his family live at the opposite end of the property, ready to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible with a variety of services available upon agreement such as cleaning, food delivery from local restaurants and breakfast service.

You will be completely comfortable at Red House any time of year thanks to automatic, gas, central heating.

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

Otto Hofmann

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Speaks english, german, russian, czech
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
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Pleasant combination of Prague visit and the countryside relax with close beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Pleasant combination of Prague visit and the countryside relax with close beach
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Ricany Central Bohemia
5

NY EVE IN THE RED HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We were two families accommodated in the Red House for 9 days during New Year holidays. It was our first time to be in the Czech Republic and we have chosen the Red House as it was perfectly situated in the Prague area and has a very nice setting- perfectly for our children. Our Czech winter looked like a fairytale story thanks to this cosy, warm place which is settled at the edge of forest. It seems like forest is spreading over a vast Red House backyard and makes a green oasis even in winter time. In a nutshell- our stay here was beyond our expectations. The house is very charming and our host Otto was more then helpful. It was a perfect base for discovering the Prague and many other places in Bohemia. We explored the Prague, Kutna Hora town, Karlstejn castle, Plzen brewery and relaxed in the Aqua Palace spa. Every evening we were returning to our small peaceful peace of paradise to relax and plan the next day. We would strongly recommend this accommodation.
Kolic families from Serbia
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Pleasant combination of Prague visit and the countryside relax with close beach
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Ricany Central Bohemia
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for us to stay on our visit to Prague! We wanted somewhere where our dog could run around and this could not have been more wonderful. The family was gracious and welcoming and the property was in superb condition. It is very close to Prague and I would certainly recommend this spot to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pleasant combination of Prague visit and the countryside relax with close beach
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+420 731185299
Ricany Central Bohemia
5

SEHR EMPFEHLENSWERT!

  • 5 of 5
Wir waren im März für 1 Woche mit fünf Personen und zwei Hunden im "red house" und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Das Haus ist ausgesprochen gemütlich, persönlich und individuell mit angenehmer Atmosphäre. Durch die zweite offene Ebene sehr großzügig und trotzdem heimelig. Es ist sauber und ansprechend eingerichtet, groß genug, dass man auch mal für sich sein kann. Das Kaminzimmer kuschelig und der Garten eingezäunt und riesig, von den Schlafräumen schaut man direkt in die alten Bäume... Sehr hunde- und kinderfreundlich! Die Gegend ist super, der Wald am Haus ist wunderbar für lange Spaziergänge (mit Hunden und Kindern), es gibt Spielplätze, Sportanlagen, einen See mit Schwimmbad und einem Restaurant mit ausgezeichneter Küche und schöner Einrichtung. Ricany ist ein lebendiger kleiner Ort (...an der Kirche gibt es ein nettes Kaffee mit großartiger heisser Schokolade :-)). Und zum guten Schluss ist man auch noch in einer halben Stunde mit der Bahn in Prag. Die Fahrkarten kosten nicht viel und die komfortablen Züge fahren stündlich, so dass man zwischen lebhaftem Treiben und städtischer Kultur in Prag und Ruhe und Natur im Ferienhaus wechseln kann wie man möchte, eine ideale Kombination. Bei uns war es kalt und trotzdem sehr schön und ich glaube, dass Haus und Gegend zu jeder Zeit reizvoll sind. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett, unkompliziert und hilfsbereit. Ach ja und Pan Tau ist sowieso Kult!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Pleasant combination of Prague visit and the countryside relax with close beach
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Ricany Central Bohemia
5

GRAN POSTO....

  • 5 of 5
una vacanza indimenticabile ed un'ospitalità unica. La casa è forse più bella di come si vede nelle fotografie e con 15/20 minuti in treno (la stazioncina è a 10 min. a piedi) si può raggiungere il centro di Praga. Otto, il proprietario, è persona colta e deliziosa.
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  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Prague International
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Ricany Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Prague Circle and D1
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Jurecek Forest Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Marta
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Liberec
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Podebrady
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Jurecek Lake Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Ricany is a small Czech town close to Prague. It is a popular place to live due to its easy access to Prague and the countryside. Ricany is characterized by both modern conveniences and country living. This is particularly true of Red House. From there, you are never far from a local restaurant, a cozy café or a lovely nature walk. Ricany town center has an office for tourists to help you explore the town and on the weekend there is an excellent farmer’s market full of local produce of all sorts.

The Red House is 35 minutes from Prague Airport and 20 minutes from Prague Centre. We can meet you at Prague Airport and transfer you to the cottage.

If you do take a taxi, then use either AAA Taxi (telephone 14014) or Profi Taxi, both of which are reliable and honest. If you are driving, follow the signs from Prague Airport to Brno using the highway that circles Prague. Exit on to the D1 heading to Brno then just follow the signs to Ricany.

Continue straight through two roundabouts. You will pass under a railway bridge, then you must turn right and following the sign for 'Kostelec n C/L'. After 800 meters you will turn left about 60 meters before coming to a traffic light.

After 200 meters, you will see a 2 story family house on the left and a wooden wall on the right side. The cottage is in the rear of the garden of the family house.

If you go by train from the central train station in Prague, take the train in the direction of Benesov. It takes about 35 minutes from the central train station in Prague to the station in Ricany. From there it is a comfortable 12 minute walk to the cottage.

Detail map of the town will be emailed on request. Trains are very frequent during the day and leaving every 30-35 minutes both directions.

Ricany is a comfortable little town not far from the following places of interest:

Aqua Palace, the biggest indoor aqua park in Central Europe – 10 minutes by car (www.aquapalace.cz)

Golf Club Podebrady – 35 minutes by car (www.golfpodebrady.cz)

Pruhonice Botanical Institute and Castle-10 minutes by car (www.ibot.cas.cz/index.php?p=pruhonicky_park&site=en)

Konopište castle - 35 minutes by car (www.zamek-konopiste.info/en/)

Cesky Stemberk Castle - 45 minutes by car (www.hradceskysternberk.cz/?en.index)

Karlstejn Castle - 1 hour by car (www.hradkarlstejn.cz)

Hluboka Castle – 1.5 hour by car (www.zamek-hluboka.eu/en/)

Orlik Castle - 1 hour by car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orl%C3%ADk_Castle)

Podebrady, a town with both a castle and a spa - 35 minutes by car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podebrady)

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Amenities

Ricany House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 124 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Sleeping arrangement can be adapted exactly to your requirement. Possible is canopy ship cot for real sailors too. 4th bedroom is fireplace room on the first floor which is not standard bedroom but can be modified as bedroom or second living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Discover beauty of Prague with countryside comfort. Ideal for families. Red house is in the rear of large garden with very old trees. There is roofed barbecue corner with sitting for 10-12 people. Large outdoor fireplace. Garden is hidden to the eyes from all sides and provide luxury comfort of absolute privacy. On the other side is completely surrounded by other gardens of residential area, therefore quite safe. Very close 300 m is very beautiful unique forest lake with nice beach. Tennis courts are close as well. Nice walks to the forest or using the bikes. Large children playground is opposite the house with volleyball courts, street ball, skate ramp, in-line track and several children attractions. Several restaurants are around with different kind of food. Very good and nice Jurecek lake Restaurant with pleasant atmosphere. Chinese restaurant, Italian Pizzeria all not more than 0.5 km. We can arrange to bring food of your choice to you, prepare barbecue

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