A newly renovated, open plan ground floor apartment in a 160 year old traditional stone built farmhouse with large gardens, in a village set amongst a landscape of rolling hills and forests - and yet just 45 km from Prague. An idyllic escape for a relaxing countryside break, enjoy the water sports, bars, restaurants at the nearby enormous recreational lake, explore local historical attractions or take advantage of the many activities available close by - ideal for families! British/Czech owners.
PLEASE NOTE: The listed price per night is discounted by 10 GBP as an early booking incentive - after the end of February the price will return to normal and a week stay will be 70 GBP more!
This open plan ground floor apartment is over 40 sq mts, newly renovated and decorated in 2018, it is fitted out with very stylish hand made rustic wood furniture, up-cycled items as well as some modern fixtures and fittings. There is a king size bed, plus a settee that makes into two single beds, storage cupboards/shelves, dining table and chairs for 4 persons, fully equipped kitchen area and a small bathroom with wc, wash basin and shower. The entrance door opens onto a natural stone patio and overlooks the garden. NEED A BIGGER SPACE? - then look at our other listing for a much larger apartment 'Stylish renovated village farmhouse near Prague' which has two big bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, enormous bathroom with jacuzzi corner bath, etc.
Guests are welcome to use all the garden areas and there is shared parking in the driveway or on the road.
We are a British-Czech family and you can expect the best of both worlds – 'Western' standards combined with local knowledge and connections and we will be pleased to answer any questions about Czech culture or life. We are usually resident in our own apartment in the house and will be pleased to provide any help, advice or support you may require before or during your stay, including grocery buying service and interpreting/translations if needed - we are never further than a phone call away! We can assist with arranging airport transfers, vehicle rental, public transport, taxi services during your stay or any combination of these, plus advise on places worth visiting and day trips.
Our village is pleasant to stroll around and just a few meters from the house start marked walking trails that take you through almost endless forests and a beautiful rolling countryside of meadows and hills - choose a short stroll or longer one will get you to Lake Slapy - see bellow. Explore the forests and try the national hobby of "mushroom hunting" - we can identify the edible varieties for you cook and eat. But there is much more to do and all within 10 to 15 minutes drive: Lake Slapy, the enormous recreational lake with clean water swimming, grass "beaches", water sports (big water slide, pedalos, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, motorboats, etc), mini golf, etc., plus cafes, bars and discos. Slapy is a popular venue for course fishing and there is also a small stocked lake within five minutes from us that holds specimen carp. In the wider area you can immerse yourself in history - just 15 minutes drive away is Konopiště Castle, the elaborately furnished former home of Franz Ferdinand d´Este, the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with beautiful gardens that are free to access and guided tours of the interior in various languages available for a fee. A little further is Český Štemberk and Jemniště castles, medieval towns (the walled town of Tábor named after the biblical mountain that was the fortified home of the Hussite religious sect), gold mining museums and many picturesque villages as well as other cultural attractions. With Prague being so close, you can do day trips and then escape back to the peace and tranquility of your apartment and our village. You can also try kayaking/rafting down one of the most scenic small rivers in CZ where they also rent out mountain bikes, visit an adventure rope park or play golf at a beautiful 45 hole golf park. There are many stables offering horse riding (you can hack cross country without restrictions if you take care not to damage forests, meadows or farmers crops) or take a carriage ride pulled by the famous Kladruby breed of horses. There is also a squash and an indoor swimming pool nearby, together with massage/spa treatments. Popular are also hot air balloon flights over the lake and lights aircraft flights from a nearby airstrip. For the fans of transport history there are museums of vintage motorcycles and the biggest military/ tank museum to explore.
Our village has a bus stop which allows access to the whole public transport network, plus there is a main line railway station in the nearest town - visitors have come to us from Prague using public transport, which takes a bit over one hour and we can provide detailed instructions to make this easy. We can also arrange a rental car to be delivered to the house and may also be able to organize transfers from/to Prague.
Other things to note
You can expect peace and tranquility! Our little village has no through traffic and is very peaceful and quiet and people staying often remark how relaxing it is and quiet at night.