Retreat Cottage Hungary
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Retreat from all cottage holiday, still ideal central location for exploring
The Retreat Cottage is located in a small village, Pakozd, near (5 kms or 3 miles) Lake Velence, and close to (50 kms or 30 miles) Budapest. Ideal place for a retreat from all, or explore Hungary during day trips, or take part in local activities, such as beach activities at the lake, horse riding school in the village, walking at hills that start one street away from the cottage, or at the nearby arboretum.
- Thatched roof cottage dated from 1837 and upgraded with modern facilities (over 90 square meters, 1000 square feet)
- Three rooms, kitchen with dining area, bathroom and separate toilet, central heating, wood heated stove, cable TV, washing machine, oven, fridge, microwave oven, toaster, sandwich maker, coffee maker, water boiler kattle
- Beautiful, green garden with large willow tree, wine cellar (not in use), sand pit, open fire
- Solar heated outside pool (5.4 meter long, 1.2 meter deep), pool volley ball with net
- Menu and home delivery from local fine Hungarian restaurant (lunch and dinner) is available at the cottage
You can enjoy locally:
- Take some horse riding lessons at the horse riding school in the village, which is a highly regarded school specializing in a wide range of activities from advanced horse racing to horse therapy (for sick children and adults).
- Try some water sports, like windsurfing or kayaking, at the nearby Lake Velence. Advanture for a guided kayak trip and explore the lake.
- Enjoy the thermal spa at the nearby local resort at Lake Velence. Advanture pools and kids pools are also great fun.
- Explore the forest park by walking from the cottage down the street to a protected wooded area with special granit rock formations.
- Or just relax and dip into your own pool in the cottage garden!
Local activity descriptions and program suggestions for day trips are provided for visitors. These include local horse riding school, walking route suggestions with map, Lake Velence activity suggestions, including thermal bath and beach with water sports, day trips to Budapest, Szentendre, Lake Balaton, and others.
Good restaurant is available in the village and nearby and there are English and German menu copies in the cottage to order meals delivered staight to the cottage from the local restaurant.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Velence 5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liszt Ferenc Airport 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Trampoline|
The Central Hungary/Danube region
The Retreat Cottage is located in a small village, Pákozd, near (5 kms or 3 miles) Lake Velence, and close to (50 kms or 30 miles) Budapest. Ideal place for a retreat from all, or explore Hungary during day trips.
This booklet gives you ideas for local activities, such as beach activities at the lake, horse riding school in the village, walking at hills that start one street away from the cottage, or at the nearby arboretum.
One of the most popular programs in Pákozd is horse riding.
Capitol Lovarda is well respected county-wide. It specializes in a wide range of activities from very beginner level to horse racing level. They also started horse therapy for disabled children and adults. Booking can be made the week before the lesson or you can pop by to set up time.
This program can be very memorable for children (from age 3) as they ride around the horse school fields and do some exercises on the horses in a safe way on their first horse riding session. Do not forget to bring an apple that the horse will surely deserve at the end of the session. 1-2 minutes to get there by car from the cottage.
There is a nature reserve at the village, and it is worth visiting the “rocking stones” (Ingokovek), a unique geological granit formation phenomenon in Europe. The small Bella Lake near the cottage is a good starting point for a long walk (green signs) or could be just the aim for a short walk. The nearby arboretum covers 96 ha of beautiful spots in the Lake Velence area. It awaits visitors with a pond, picnic facilities for families, and an “adventure castle” for children. The lookout tower offers a marvellous view over Lake Velence. A romantic path under the canopy of the trees leads up to the lookout tower.
Lake Velence and its vicinity
Lake Velence is the second largest natural lake and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary. Its area is 27 sqkm, one third of which is covered by reeds. It is a natural reserve with bird species unique in Europe. Based on observations, the region boasts the largest number of sunshine hours in Hungary. Owing to the 1.5 m average water depth and the large number of sunshine hours, the water temperature reaches 26-28oC in summer. Rich in minerals (sodium and magnesium), the water of Lake Velence regenerates the fatigued body and eases rheumatoid symptoms.Its beaches and shores also await those who prefer active holidays.
For a shorter beach or swim programme, we recommend the Velence Vizi Var beach, which has a beach front with some playing fields and water slides. However, for a proper beach experience - suitable during any weather conditions - we recommend the Venece Resort&Spa Beach. Here, you have the lake beach but also inside and outside pools, including medicial thermal and fun pools, as well as wellness facilities. Take a surf lesson, or try the electric waterbikes too.
The Etyek-Buda wine region and the prestigious wine cellars in Mór and the Budafok region, which can be visited separately or in as part of an organised wine tour, offer wine tasting combined with local food specialities and delicious experiences.
Within Pakozd, the Ingoko Restaurant offers quality food, mainly typical Hungarian menu. The restaurant itself is located by the village shop. However, you may find it more convenient and pleasant to order lunch or dinner to be delivered right to the cottage. A full menu in Hungarian, English and German is located in our cottage for your convenience. The packing and delivery charge will be included in your bill payable upon the delivery.
With a vast array of sites, museums, as well as streets, squares, restaurants, cafés and stores with a unique atmosphere, Buda Castle and the whole of the Castle District are among the most well-known and frequently visited tourist attractions of Budapest. The Royal Palace, where many battles and wars took place from the 13th century, is a symbol for Hungary. In addition to three churches, including the Matthias Church (or Buda Castle Main Coronation Church), located on Szentháromság (Holy Trinity) Square—a monument with long history, one of the most beautiful and well-known catholic churches of the city, the Castle District also includes five museums, several buildings of historical interest as well as memorial sites and theatres. The Fisherman's Bastion and the square in front of the National Gallery offer a breathtaking view of one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube.
Guest e-Booklet with further information on day trips to Budapest, Lake Balaton, and Szentendre, as well as 'Budapest for kids' program recommendations are available for guests.
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