About the property
- Farmhouse2368 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedroomed house
The farm is 45 minutes from Brno Airport. It is secluded at the end of the road and so is quiet with no passing traffic. It sits in a commanding position on the side of a hill overlooking the village of Vrtezir. The main house has 4 bedrooms, a modern kitchen with an open dining room and living room. There is 1 bathroom and 2 separate WC's. Behind the farm house is a horse shoe arrangement of barns and stables with a small cottage attached separated by a 6ft fence for privacy. The farm is fully accredited as a Bio farm. It is surrounded by orchards of Apple, Pear, Plum and Cherry all of which give a supply of fresh fruit during the season. Cider is made on the property. There are also horses for hire for riding upon request. The next door farm has a small herd of cows and is otherwise all arable.
Keppler farm is renovated and was acquired in 2010 by a young Englishman from London.
All bed linens and towels are provided. There is a final laundry/cleaning charge of Eu50 at the end of stay in addition to the rental price.
This area of the Czech Highlands is very beautiful. Vrtezir is 1 mile from the village of Stepanov nad Svratkou which has a pub/hotel, a post office, supermarket, pharmacy and a general store. For comprehensive shopping Bystrice nad Pernstejnem is 5 miles away and has banks and everything that you need.
Pernstejnem Castle in Nedvedice is about 4 miles distant and is well worth a day trip, Horse riding is available at the farm.
The town of Jhilava is 40 minutes distant and is an old walled city and well worth a visit with its medieval buildings and a pleasant zoo. Zdar nad Sazavou is 25 minutes distant with its Unesco Santini Church and Kinsky Castle. 40 minutes in the opposite direction is the city of Brno which has a myriad of attractions. Prague is a 2 hr drive to the North, and Vienna a 2.5hr drive to the South
Both Nedvedice and Bystrice have a good railway service with trains to Bro central then to Vienna and Zdar/Prague. Brno has an airport served by Ryan Air and by Whizz Air to London Luton and Stansted and Einhoven in the Netherlands
Bystrice has a large modern open air swimming pool complex along with tennis courts etc.
The tennis court in the village is clay and can be used at any time.
A car is a must and the property is not wheelchair friendly.
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- within a few days
- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 08, 2018
About Huck Keppler
Huck Keppler is a Major in the British Army, He bought this farm in a dilapidated state in 2010 and has renovated the land and the buildings. The main Farmhouse is now light and airy with a modern kitchen and very comfortable for 6 people.
Huck Keppler purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Huck Keppler chose Žďár nad Sázavou District
We are organic in our approach and are surrounded by beautiful countryside and forests. If you take a walk around the land you are guaranteed to see a plethora of wildlife. But a 45 minute drive to Brno brings you all the benefits a big modern city.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful farm in a beautiful location
The farm house is clean, has good views, and is incredibly spacious with beautiful natural light pouring into every room. The kitchen is large and well-equipped and connects right onto the dining room, which makes serving very easy. The owners who live across the yard on the same property were very friendly and accommodating but never intrusive. Walks out the back door take you up into higher fields and woods. Closer to the house are an apple orchard, chickens, ducks and horses, and an above-ground swimming pool. The hamlet itself (Vrtezir) barely includes a dozen households, but there is a big town about 15 minutes away called Bystrice with grocery stores, banks, restaurants, etc. We highly recommend a side trip to the Pernstejnem Castle, which is a magnificent structure in the area that’s been rehabilitated. If you have younger children, then a side trip to Eden Centrum (or Eden Center) on the outskirts of Bystrice is worth it. It’s an old chateau/manor farm from the 18-19th centuries with various exhibits and a few acres of restored agricultural village homes and shops and farm animals out back where families can roam about and have a picnic. We enjoyed our week’s stay very much and would highly recommend the Keppler Farm to anyone looking for a place in the countryside of the Czech Republic.
We loved exploring the local countryside, castles and villages but most of all we loved just pottering about the farm -- picking cherries from the tree (the best we have ever tasted!), feeding the animals (sheep, chickens), collecting eggs, walking with the dogs, wandering through the fields and forest. Tim, the host, was always available if we needed anything. The house was very well equipped for all our needs. We would love to return.
A hidden gem!
We just enjoyed a wonderful holiday here. The setting is ideal, very peaceful, with stunning views over the valley in a little village called Vrtezir. The house was very comfortable and spacious and was perfect for our family and could easily accommodate 3 couples with children. The beds are all new, so you’ll definitely have a good nights sleep. It has fully equipped kitchen and plenty of seating for everybody. We loved hanging out in the sitting room in the evening with the wood burner fire going. It has internet and phone, in case you need to stay connected.
We spent our days walking in the countryside, which even in the winter was quite beautiful. There is a lot to do, as the farm is working place with horses, chickens, sheep and dogs and we went for a wonderful ride through the forest, accompanied by their English speaking groom, who looks after the horses that are on site.
We took a day trip into Vienna, Austria, a two hour drive away and also visited the local castle, Pernstejnam and the Unesco sites in Zdar. Nearby Brno, provides local shops and was very festive when we were there. Prague is also easily accessible but we didn’t make it there. Maybe next time!
You will have a wonderful break in Vrtezir. A holiday to remember. We loved it and hope to return.
A Special Place
We stayed there for one week with our two teenage kids. It was quite beautiful there. The farmhouse is nestled in rolling hills with farmland interspersed with pine forest. We really got an authentic feel for both farm living and for living in the Moravian countryside. Very comfortable yet not touristy or overly packaged. We enjoyed so many aspects of staying at the farmhouse: the long walks through the fields and forest, picking cherries and the small yellow plums they grow in the orchard, hanging out with the chickens who wander around the property, feeding the lambs. Also, the fresh eggs and apple cider from the farm were delicious. Our kids fell in love with Huck's dogs, Artie and Sandy. Huck and Tim were great hosts - they were always available, friendly and helpful but they also gave us the privacy we very much wanted. We were in Prague the week before and that was extraordinary, but staying at the eco farm gave us and our kids a much less diluted feel for living in the Czech Republic.
Stay at wonderful Czech countryside
The farmhouse is spacious, quiet, bright, located in the very pretty Czech countryside (with a hot-air balloon passing in front of the living room window..) and sufficiently equipped, (wifi.. ) for a great and relaxing stay, complemented by the welcoming service provided by the owner.
We would already recommend staying at the house; with a couple of further improvements (modernising bathroom, part of kitchen) it would go towards a 5 star stay.
Beautiful place for vacation
My husband and I stayed here for a week in July. The owners were very nice and helpful. The house is equipped with everything you need, it is roomy and quiet, lots of daylight. I loved the balcony of the middle bedroom, it has a very beautiful view over the village and the hills, shade most of the day and a great place to sit and read. There is also a balcony in the first bedroom.
Some of our visitors would have liked to have Czech TV channels, there were only Brittish ones.
In Nedvedice less than 10 min drive away there is a nice restaurant by a little river and the Pernsteijn castle is a must see attraction.
A great place to stay if you want to relax in the country side.
Keppler Farm s.r.o. is a small bio farm in the Czech Highlands, 45 minutes from Brno Airport. Pernstejnem Castle is 7kms away. The country town of Bystrice nad Pernstejnem is 6kms away with full shopping facilities, a sports centre and outdoor swimming pools. A tennis court is available 300 meters from the farm. The area is full of wildlife in the form of deer, hare, wild boar, eagles etc and the river 1km away is full of trout. Our chickens and dogs and horses are very child friendly. We have a small above ground pool. Guests are welcome to partake in farm activities and to book the horses for riding in wonderful open countryside. www.kepplerfarm.com
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Laundry charge is obligatory at end of stay. Rentals are Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am