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Benedek Tanya from the country road

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The cottage, known locally as a tanya, was built in the 1930s using traditional methods: thick cob walls (mud & straw), whitewashed, heavy timbers and a thatched roof ensure the building is solid and well insulated.

Set in over 5,000 m2 of private garden, bordered by fields and grazing land, the cottage is entirely self-contained and private. There are fine views across the surrounding farmland and over the famous Kiskunság National Park.

The holiday home is ideal for couples and families to relax and enjoy the space and natural environment of the Hungarian puszta.

If you desire peace and quiet, a slower pace of life and a chance to see rural life as it was then the location is perfect.

The single story cottage has been recently modernised, using local materials where possible, to create a clean and simple interior. Above average size rooms well furnished in traditional style, make the house a relaxing environment. There is one double bed, two singles and a large sofa bed.

At the centre of the cottage is the spacious kitchen with a four person dining table. There is a white county-style fitted kitchen, with hob, oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer and a wide range of new crockery, cutlery and utensils for all your cooking needs.

Off the kitchen there is a large sitting room with large oak sofa-bed and armchairs. A Hungarian-style wood burning stove will warm you on chilly evenings.

A corridor leads from the right of the kitchen to a large bathroom decorated with country-style terracotta tiles. There is a modern shower, WC and sink, plus an automatic washing machine. At the corridor end are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a lovely high pitched ceiling with dark wooden cross beams and a window facing east with views across the fields. There is a comfortable double bed with side tables. The second bedroom overlooks the garden and has two simple pine beds with comfortable mattresses, suitable for adults and children. Both rooms have quality oak-style laminate floor.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Budapest 70 km, Nearest railway: Kecskemet 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

5700 sqm of grassland

The Alfold/Great Hungarian Plains region

Benedek Tanya’s central location makes it an ideal base to explore the Central and Southern Great Plain.

Local sights include fine provincial capital of Kecskemét, the beautiful university town of Szeged and Kalocsca the centre of the Hungarian paprika trade. The river Tisza is worth a visit, so is Bugac for its internationally famous horse shows and Ópusztaszer the national memorial museum.

Budapest is easily reachable for a day trip both by car and train (from Kecskemét or Szabádszállas).

Within an hour’s drive there are four wonderful thermal bath and spa complexes. Nearby there are plenty of horse riding or trap driving opportunities at local ranches.


The holiday cottage is just outside Fülöpháza a typical Hungarian village with a shop, pub, post office and doctors.

The nearest town of Kerekegyháza, just 6km drive, has all the facilities you will need on a short stay.

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Edwin B.

  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:02 Feb 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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