About the property
- Chalet1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Chalet Bracken, Tatranska Strba, Nr Poprad, Slovakia - Alpine Forest Chalet, Refurbished to a Very High Standar
Chalet Bracken is a lovely Chalet situated within a wooded area in the heart of the High Tatras. Refurbished to a very high standard, including two cookers, a hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer in the kitchen. It has quality furniture and all rooms have slimline thermostatically controlled electric heaters. Ideally situated for skiing, with the ski resort of Strbske Pleso only 5 miles away, accessible either by car or train, stations of which are around 5 minutes away. Or for those who prefer summer alpine holidays, walking, cycling, fishing, AquaCity water park and a golf course are within easy reach. All in all we promote our Chalet as 'Home from Home'.
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- Mar 24, 2018
I was looking in 2006 at buying a property abroad and from research Slovakia seemed to have everything. I visited the High Tatras and found the area stunning. Having returned to the UK and upon contacting estate agents I returned 2 months later and brought this property. Set in its own grounds, in a wooded area, yet only 6 minutes walk from a train station , it is in a fantastic location. Having been fully refurbished it now has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. I just love this place in the winter to snowboard and relax infront of the log fire during the evening with a glass of wine, or walk around the moutains in the summer and have a BBQ. All in all, it has everyhting I wanted...I'm sure you'll feel the same...
Mark purchased this Chalet in 2006
Why Mark chose Vysoké Tatry
Fantastic location/setting. Easy access to train station/restaurants/ski resort.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic Chalet in a Picture Postcard setting
A party of four stayed 3/2/2017 for a week. The chalet is situated in a wooded area but within walking distance (5 mins) of Strba train station which you can get a train to Poprad, Bratislava etc (mainline) or to ski resort of Strbske Pleso.
The Chalet is stunning, has open plan lounge/diner, kitchen/utility and bathroom. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs.
The lounge has comfortable leather like sofa's, a huge TV (no live tv but they have 100-200DVD's!) and an incredible log fire.
Kitchen was good size with fridge freezer, 2 ovens, hob, microwave and plenty of plates glasses etc.
I was worried about a previous review about cleanliness but owner told me before we went that the old cleaner had retired and a new cleaner had been employed. It was VERY clean with plenty of towels and bedding. All rooms have electric heaters but they didn't come on much as the log fire heats the whole chalet. Plenty of hot water too.
We stayed 7 nights and did some skiing, walking, shopping and eat and drank too much. I could not believe how cheap it was: 1/2 litre of beer around 1€, a large glass of wine €2 and food from €4/€5. We eat a few nights at Strba Pension a short walk where 4 pizza plus about 20 drinks cost us €45!!!
We plan to go back in the Summer. Unbelievable area and great chalet.
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm pleased you liked it and intend to return. Don't forget we offer a further discount for returning clients.
very nice, quiet and away from tourist, perfect for our family get away!
The Chalet Bracken was a very cozy, comfortable getaway with nice fireplace, to have our family vacation. The goal was to climb Krivan. Chalet Bracken was close to the trail head to Krivan, which is what we wanted. It was also a perfect location for visiting all the tourist areas for the Tatra Mountains, which were within close proximity from this chalet. I would recommend this place and would stay there again.
Great Chalet in a fantastic location
We are a family of five on holiday exploring the High Tatra in Slovakia.
We arrived in Poprad Airport flying with wizz air on 13th October. We quickly found the fabulous chalet located in a gorgeous wooded area form the directions that the owner supplied.
The area around the chalet is quite and full of nature, we even had some baby dear grasing on the grass outside one morning. The chalet itself is well equipped and has a large selection of dvds and a 40 inch TV as well as a large wood burner that made it really cosy in the evening. The train station is a 8 minutes walk away and you can get up to the resort of strbske pleso or anywhere in Europe. We went for a day trip to Kosice which was amazing and very cheap on the train to get there.
Overall Slovakia is a great place and the chalet perfectly located to see the while Tatra Mountains. We will be back next year!
Enjoyed our summer stay at this cottage with convenient transport links
The cottage is within easy walking distance of both the cog railway up the mountain to Strbske Pleso (from where there are good walks) or onward to Stary Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica. Good links also to the mainline trains to Bratislava and Kosice. Within walking distance of a good Slovak restaurant with friendly staff. We cannot speak Slovak but this didnt really matter as sign language, a smattering of english and Google translate (other translation tools are available) can get you through. Be careful if you are buying tickets in advance - especially for the cog railway - as the current date instead of the date of travel may be on your ticket - check this before you leave the ticket desk.
The accommodation was cool which was good as the outside weather was hot. There is no air conditioning so it must be the house that is well designed. The accommodation was fine and the setting was pleasant and quiet in the trees. There were a couple of deck chairs/1 lounger for sitting out but no outside table which would have been nice. There was parking on the grass for a car but no level parking place. The only thing that we missed was a washing machine - we had been travelling elsewhere before we reached the accommodation and so would have found one useful - there were no local launderettes - the nearest one we could find was in Svit or in Podrad. If the water goes off while you are there its because the fuse to the water pump has been tripped - do not panic - ring the owners and they will tell you what to do.
This is a really wonderful part of the world with great food, friendly people and beautiful mountains. Lots of excellent walks within easy reach due to the good transport links. Interesting day trips possible eg to Spiis Castle (really impressive castle complex), Slovensky Raj (more excellent walking), 1.5 hours on the mainline train to Kosice (the really interesting second city). A trip to Bratislava is also very interesting. Highly recommend the accommodation and Slovakia. 'Dobry' (good) and 'ďakujem (thank you) will get you a long way in Slovakia.
Large chalet, very quiet, isolated in the eara, green environment
we stay 5 days in the chalet, 4 adults.
good location, perfect distance to the high and low Tatra, the Slovak Paradise, and more. fair price. well equipment and accessorized. very quiet, isolated in the eara, green environment.
not clean enough, part of the equipment should get some more maintenance. DON'T HAVE TV, POOR INTERNET ACCESS !!
Good house and location
Nice house in a quiet location, but with easy access to the mountains. Would probably recommend a car (we didn't have one with us), but it's not essential. We really enjoyed going up into the mountains and the house and area around it is good for those times when you just want to hang around at home for the day. Booking was easy and owners good to deal with. Thanks for a great week.
Travel: The nearest Airport is Poprad which is 15 minutes from the Chalet. A number of Airlines use this small airport including Sky Europe from London Luton. Krakow (Poland) is just over 2 hours away and has a huge number of flights, including Easyjet, British Airways, Ryanair, Centralwings, LOT, AerLingus & Jet2.com. Bratislava is another option and has excellent Train transfers to Strba Station (5 mins walk to Chalet). Prices are 13 Euros each way. Distances: Poprad 10 minutes. Strbske Pleso 10 minutes. Jasna 30 minutes. Krakow 2 -2 1/2hours. Further Details: Tesco Superstore is 10 minutes drive away. Beer is less than 1 Euro a pint and a meal starts off around 2-3 Euros. Poprad is also 10 minutes away and is ideal for shopping, esp the MAXI Centre with excellant shops and a state of the art bowling centre. A must is a visit to AquaCity at Poprad. At AquaCity they provide a modern and luxurious thermal bathing experience with a range of pools heated from 36° - 28° Celsius. All of the water comes direct from natural springs, pausing only to have some of its heat energy diverted for use in our three and four star hotels and to be purified by a UV cleaning system. This UV system (similar to thosed used by many municipal water companies for the purification of drinking water) thoroughly cleans and sterilises the water but retains all the healthy and therapeutic minerals. The immensely popular Blue Diamond Pool now has an exciting new sister pool that shares the same intensity of mineral rich, therapeutic, geothermally heated water, yet has an atmosphere all of its own. The Blue Diamond Pool II boasts a wonderfully relaxing ‘in-pool’ bar helping you to find a whole new level of sophistication and luxury. Thers also a laser show every night at 930 and if thats not enough thers a spa, steam room, gym, restaraunt, bar and a CryoTherapy Chamber. The Whole Body CryoTherapy Chamber (WBCC) consists of two specially constructed “Cold-Rooms”. These chambers are around the size of a small sauna and are able to accommodate six to eight people at a time. The first chamber is cooled to a temperature of -60°C. The second chamber is cooled to -120°C. Each of the chambers has a window and a two way intercom system so that the doctor is within sight and sound of the users at all times.
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Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible, however check-out is by 11am and check-in no earlier than 2pm. Notes on prices: Prices for the property per week in UK Pounds and for up to 5 people, for 6-9 people add 10%. Shorter stays are welcome, please ask for prices. A £150 Refundable Deposit at the time of booking. Balance due 4 weeks before. £150 Refundable Deposit against Damages is also required at the time of booking - no charge for small accidental breakages. Should you book for 1-5 occupants and more people stay and this is not declared prior to arrival, the owner will deduct £40 and not return any deposit.