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Idyllic Northern Balaton House, Kapolcs Village in Arts Valley

Kapolcs, Hungary
  • Cottage990 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Stone built, wood beamed house, nestled above village & vines, sleeps 4

92 Sm stone house, renovated for leisure living. The open-plan garden level of this two floor hpuse includes a comfortable antique filled sitting room and adjacent dining area (for six )and country kitchen equipped for a gourmet. The upper level sleeping arrangements offer two twin-beds on the galley, and a spacious master bedroom (room with a view) with a big feather bed for two. The large bath has a shower and washing machine with a generous amount of soft towels. The cottage is completely private with no shared facilities. The property is enclosed by old stone walls and has a secure on-site parking area for your car. The 1,200 SM garden is mostly a large green lawn, with an orchard and grapevines. The cottage is thoughtfully equipped with all the comforts / essentials for a memorable holiday. A few steps from the cottage’s entrance are a large pergola covered terrace, with outdoor tables and chairs and recliners. We have a range of sizes of bikes, and wine cellar. For the outdoor chef there is a BBQ grill & cooking/camp-fire pit. Your morning coffee on the terrace can combine the smell of lavender, tolling church bells and panoramic vistas. In the evenings dine al-fresco & enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets. Further details for guests of the Kapolcs village holiday in Hungary: More...hunt for treasures at country flea markets and antique warehouses. Or sample handmade specialities like goat cheese and Mangalica sausage at weekend farmer’s markets. Enjoy a choice of the many characteristic restaurants and wines. Village tours, Polo matches, picnics, funny dogs and friendly villagers. You too will fall in love with this quintessential rural Hungary. Join us!


Linda (Engl.) und Laszlo (Ung.) Kondor

  • Member Since 2010
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within one day
  • Speaks: english, german, hungarian


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, galley bedroom
      • Large antique filled master bedroom is a romantic room with a view, the less private galley bedroom has two twin beds and all beds fitted with down comforters and pillows. All beds on upper level of the cottage. The bedrooms are filled with the sun in mornings, but are equipped with light proof shades. The village is very quiet, unless it is the ten day Kapolcs Arts Festival, July 27-August 5, 2012. Otherwise you will be gently awakened with church bells. The bed rooms are cool even in the hottest summer, as the thick stone built walls are a natural air-conditioner.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bathroom is large and on the lower level of the cottage, fully equipped with towels and soaps.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Rustic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      open plan
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      secure on-site
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          open plan
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Chantel cookware for a gourmet
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          plastic for children, china for adults
                        • Gourmet Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                          french press, and expresso maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          flour, cooking oil, salt, pepper, tea, vinegar, sugar
                        • Refrigerator
                          under counter
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  portable with large multi language DVD collection
                                • Toys
                                  a sandbox set


                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Yard


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • arboretum
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • If requested - we offer a breakfast/starter hamper which is enough for a weekend for two. Includes a loaf of fresh local bread, ten eggs, butter, jar of home made preserves, a litre of milk, teabags, ground coffee, sugar, a litre of orange juice and cooking oil. price ...€ 30

                                                              34 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A Family getaway- relaxing green countryside escape from our urban bustlling life

                                                              An Easter weekend for the family of four, we turned off the electronics and enjoyed each other, explored artisanal farmer's markets, and experianced Easter in a hand painted chapel with glorious songs! The church chorus in Kapolcs was a wonderful discovery.... The underwater lake in nearby Tapolca was a memorable and mysterious place for learning for my awed children. We will escape again to this cottage...only 2.5 hours from Budapest. Oh the neighbors dog was a welcome treat too, for my pet starved children.
                                                              Apr 17, 2017
                                                              Apr 2017


                                                              Wow… where to begin. My two sisters, my daughter and I scheduled 2 nights stay at the lovely rose-covered cottage on our first trip to Hungary in September. Our choice was random… the cottage was in the area we wanted to visit and it looked lovely. I truly think fate had something to do with it… We fell so in love after those 2 days that we cancelled our plans for the next 2 days and remained in Kapolcs Village and at ‘our’ gorgeous cottage. The cottage is a beautifully renovated stone cottage in a picture perfect setting, decorated tastefully and comfortably in order to make your stay a welcoming and delightful experience. Linda and Laszlo were so wonderful, helping us with dining options, where to shop for groceries and filling us in on many Hungarian history lessons! The patio area was perfect for morning breakfasts, evening wine and late night discussions! Linda and Laszlo were the perfect hosts and while we are a precocious group and welcomed them into our family, I also felt that they were extremely respectful of our privacy and had we preferred ‘alone’ time, they would have completely respected and honored that. In addition to the fact that the cottage and hosts were amazing, there are many things to see and do in the area! We day-tripped to Heviz Spa, Sumeg Castle, Szigligeti Castle and the monastery on Lake Balaton in Tihany. Had we not been so comfortable at our cottage, we would surely have seen more but the desire to enjoy the scenery and beautiful weather kept us close to ‘home’. Linda is a complete darling and helped us (in about 2 minutes!) figure out why our cell phones were having issues. Laszlo was a font of information concerning what we should take the time to see in the area and we left feeling like we had made a real connection with Hungary and its history. I truly cannot express how lovely our time at the cottage was!! I’ve never been so far from home and felt so ‘at home’… The only issue that we had in our four days was leaving and saying goodbye. That and not having a day of adventure with Linda! Köszönöm, Linda and Laszlo and give Maximus a hug for us!!! Until we meet again!
                                                              Oct 07, 2015
                                                              Sep 2015
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you for your kind words and with such enthusiasm. What a wonderful time it was for us as well....we are often amused that we have such a good time with our guests, like good friends, and then get compensated for it! WOW Hungary is like a really extraordinary secret recipe, full of so many delights, unique and complicated and eager to share the secret! Come....you will be enchanted.

                                                              The most lovely place we've ever have been!

                                                              We came as a Family from Germany, Berlin, to the Kapolcs Village Cottage and found a place that was more lovely than we've dreamed about. The house, the garden, the village, the nature gave us the best athmosphere to relax from the big city. The owners were from the very first moment like realy good friends. We had a great time there and it was hard to say good bye. We would like to come back as soon as possible! Thank you Linda and Laszlo!
                                                              Aug 04, 2015
                                                              Jul 2015
                                                              Owner's Response:We feel really lucky to love what we do and guests like you make our dream of a little cottage industry in the beautiful village of Kapolcs - come true. Thank you for visiting us and for your wonderful enthusiasm. Kapolcs Cottage is waiting for your return....

                                                              Lovely, quaint and charming cottage

                                                              We know that every summer there Is the "Valley of Arts" festival which takes place in the village. We wanted to be in the heart of the festival but also wanted a place to retreat to when we wanted peace. The cottage is wonderful with everthing that you would want for a country retreat. The views from the cottage are lovely and it has gardens, cellar and terrace for eating and sunbathing. It is 1/2 hour drive to Lake Balaton (Hungarian Sea) and 1/2 hour drive to the Picturesque county town of Veszprem. The owners are lovely people and are very approachable.
                                                              Aug 12, 2014
                                                              Jul 2014
                                                              Owner's Response:We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and pleased that you came especially for the annual Valley of the Arts festival. Such a unique festival, the village's gardens, schools, mills, old estates, churches and town halls are the venue. Kapolcs is transformed from a sleepy village to an art and music and food extravaganza for ten days. Next year is the 25th anniversary....promises to be really an international event! Please come again!

                                                              A perfect getaway!

                                                              A hidden gem in the Hungarian countryside. Enjoyed the view, privacy of the cottage & well kept garden with rose bushes. The kitchen was very well equipped. Enjoyed hiking & cycling trips (bicycles in very good condition) in the neighbouring villages. Linda & Laszlo are great hosts and were an invaluable source of information concerning life in the village of Kapolcs as well as in Hungary in general . Two weeks there went by too fast - need to revisit some day! Jaana & Jarmo from Finland Loistava lomapaikka rauhallisella Unkarin maaseudulla Balatonin pohjoispuolella. Mökki on hyvin varusteltu, pihapiiri kokonaan omassa käytössä. Fillarit olivat hyvässä kunnossa ja pyöräily onnistuu, kun välttää vilkasta päätietä. Patikointtireittejä myös lähistöllä. Isäntäväki asuu viereisellä tontilla ja ovat todella ystävällisiä,avuliaita ja kansainvälisiä - kommunikointi sujuu englanniksi,saksaksi ja unkariksi.Kylässä kaksi ruokakauppaa ja yksi unkarilaista ruokaa tarjoava ravintola ja myöskin baari.Tapolcassa15km päässä löytyy monta isoa ruokakauppaa. Portilla pysähtyy leipäauto päivittäin, myös postiauto, josta saa postimerkkejä ja kortteja. Jäätelöauto kiertää myös.
                                                              Jul 06, 2014
                                                              Jun 2014
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you to our Finnish friends for the great review - it raises an interesting question for home owners, (especially if the rental property is close) as to how much or how little interaction there will be with guests.... Some guests seek privacy and they want to be completely independent. Some want a total immersion into the local customs and culture, and especially seek our company and assistance. We of course look to our guests to set the relationship they want. We as retired re-repatriates and ex-expatriates, feel lucky to live in Hungary, and it is a joy for us to meet so many world-travellers wishing to get to know Hungarians and Hungary. We do have a unique insiders view, with an understanding of the outsider's perspective. But perhaps it is Hungarians unkind preference for their own unique language. Whatever the magic is, we are glad to continue being there if needed...

                                                              Always happy to go back to Kapolcs

                                                              This was the second time we stayed here and we had a lovely experience once again. Linda and Lászlo offered to take us to the celebrations on the 1st of May in the village (the villagers were decorating their "May tree") and we had a chance to eat and drink with everyone gathered at the village centre and go for a walk around the village. Really nice! But the hosts also gave us space to wander on our own on the next days and to relax and they provided us with very nice tips on where to go, eat and drink. When the weather turned rainy, they kindly left us a basket full of DVDs to watch at "home". Very nice cottage, lovely village and surroundings and welcoming hosts. We would like to be back again.
                                                              May 19, 2014
                                                              Apr 2014
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you for the enthusiastic review, you are wonderful ambassadors for the village! We agree, it is a seductive place - some former guests have returned and purchased summer properties of their own....imagine that!


                                                              Kapolcs, Hungary

                                                              A walking tour of this authentic living village offers a shady island dotted with old mills and charming farmhouses, all surrounded by vineyards and wine cellars. Enjoy the local pub, cafes and shops that carry fresh produce and bread. This Kapolcs Village hillside farmhouse /cottage is located in the Valley of the Arts - an insiders secret since Roman times, today a favourite holiday home destination of many famous painters, sculptors, musicians and writers. Well located for discovering rural Hungary, but a car is necessary. Kapolcs is a gem of a village in the Northern Balaton region of Pannonia, often called the Hungarian Tuscany. This is a classic wine region and a short drive visits many fine wineries. Day tours offer medieval and baroque castles, or Roman villas. Luxuriate in thermal waters or swim at family-friendly beaches of cool Lake Balaton. Go boating in underwater lakes. Explore the timeless and enchanting Balaton peninsula villages. Explore our newly restored Watermill Museum. This and much more Other Activities: flea markets, farmers markets, antiques, polo matches, wine tasting

                                                              34 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5

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