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Affectionately renovated & lovely furnished romantic house of marvelous scenery

Bedrooms 2
Space 75 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sauna, Bikes, great Naturalgarden, historcal house with antik Interieur

The historical framhouse with thick clay breckwork was built right-angled mor then 100 years ago on a 4000 square metre green peace of land. You may enjoy its beautyfully planted garden with trees, bushes and two walnut trees on the spacious, sheltered veranda. The buildungs has been carefully refubished, taking into

consideration ecological principles, so that today ist sunny living room, the veranda, lovingly arranged with pilars

an teh spacious sleeping - and living room in the venetian style are the perfect place to simply enjoy oneself und

feel comfortable. Original structures have been retained as far as possible and new components have been carefully added so that now the cottage is illuminated by newly made up antique doors, stone floor, stucco and clinker brickwork. Antique charme has feliciously been merged with the requirements of modern living standard and offers you the possibility to experience a perfectly enjoyable atmosphere.

Attractions Part I: Depending on your own wishes, the possibilities to spent your holiday-time are unlimited: Apart from the obove-

mentionned narrow-gauge railway that goes regularly (timetable available in the cottage, stop 200 metres

from the house) between Balatonfenyves and Smogyszentpal, there are several interesting destinations for

bicycle tours along the romantic water canals that run through the countryside, e.g. Cistapuszta (5 km), a

small theral bath, Lake Balaton (10 km) and from there even further along the cycle path to e.g. Keszthely.

In addition, you may visit Hubertus and farm in Balatonfenyves or go fishing at the water canals.

Attractions Part II: Our cottage ist supposed to be an alternative to the 'Balaton-Balaman-fuss', however, Lake Balaton

as seaside resort and as Europe's biggest lake is especially in the unhurried evening a beautiful place

to enjoy th sunset in perfect tranquility. Moreover, there ar several thermal bath nerby, Marcali (6 km),

and Cistapuszta (5 km) aswell as the world-famous Heviz with th biggest thermal sea in Europe. Its temperature

is constantly around 20 degrees so that you can take a bath no matter what season or take advantage

of the wide range of health treatments and massages at reasonnable prices.

Attractions Part III: City trips and/or pure nature: First of all you may make a day-trip to Budapest. You can go either by car or by train (both take about 2 hours for 160 km), first to Balatonfenyves in order to get on the express train (train connections available in the cottage). You als may visit Keszthely, the capital of the Balaton with the famous castle fo Festics with the park or the old city Veszprem which a lovely castle (35 km). Anonther worthwhile trip would be the nature reserve Kis-Balaton (the so-called 'little balaton') 20 km, one of the biggest nature reserves in Hungary, streching around the lake. The penninsula Tihany at Lake Balaton shoud be kept in mind.

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Peter Lukas
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, german
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
7 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Somogyszentpál, Hungary

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1,80 x 2,0 m
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1,40 x 2,0 m
  • Bedrooms are also equipped with seating-accommodation. Bedroom 1 ist furnished with a nice metal bed and furniture in the venetian style aswell as with a relaxation chair, a little table and a bookshelf for reading and relaxing.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our affectionately renovated and furnished cottage amidst lovely green scenery, supplemented by extras like the sauna (wood stove), bikes, hi-fi system, comfortable loungers in the garden, the veranda, and the fireplace allow for relaxation, calmness and muse as well as for fitness and sport. You may enjoy music resting on the sofa in the sunny living room or, in a bad weather, sitting by the fireside, relish nature far into the nigt on the veranda sheltered from wind and rain and accessible from all rooms, admire Hungarys starry sky sittung by the campfire after a revitalizing sauna - no doubt your holiday will be a great experience.


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Affectionately renovated & lovely furnished romantic house of marvelous scenery
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A lovely rustic getaway--with some warnings!

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a comfortable yet rustic hideaway with lots of bike-riding opportunities, this is the place! In a small village some 10 km from Lake Balaton, the house is about 200 meters from a funky little train that can take you to the lake (if you can figure out its rather infrequent times). No road leads directly to the lake, but there are long bike paths if you are keen cyclists, and the woods around are beautiful. In the summer months, the place would be ideal--away from the crowds at the lake, and with a wonderful back garden for relaxation. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the two beds are quite comfortable.

Here are the warnings for English speakers, and especially for those coming from far away: the property, which is owned by a German family, is really geared for European visitors who are arriving by car with all their gear, and who will stay for their usual two-week summer holiday. This is why:

1) payment must be made by bank transfer. This is a common payment method in European countries, but American and Australian banks charge an enormous fee to exepedite this kind of payment.

2) the owner requires that you bring your own bed linens and towels, something that we did not know until after we had booked the place. Since we were coming by flight from the U.S., this caused some difficulties for us, and had to find friends who would loan us some. The owner also does not provide a flash light, which is also something we don't usually bring with us on international flights.

3) THERE ARE NO LAUNDROMATS ANYWHERE IN HUNGARY! Despite what the description states on this HomeAway site, you will have no facilities for washing those sheets or anything else, since there is no washing machine in the house.

4) Here's the most important warning: if you are there when the weather is cool, you will want to make a fire in the wooden stove. Be sure to get clarification with the owner if you will be charged for wood usage, and at what rate. This led to some grief with the owner, and we left early because of it.

All that being said, it is quiet and made for outdoorsy types who don't mind 10-km bike rides to the lake or shops! A car, though, is really a must if you want to go anywhere in the area. And it's a fascinating area.

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr zu empfehlen für einen entspannten Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Ein idyllisch und ruhig gelegenes Häuschen, voll ausgestattet und sauber, auf einem schönen und großen Grundstück. Wir waren sehr gerne hier. Alles hat bestens funktioniert. Unternehmungen mit dem Fahrrad (dort vorhanden) oder mit der nahegelegenen Schmalspurbahn an den Plattensee sind ideal.

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung Pur!

  • 5 of 5

Durch Glück haben wir dieses wunderschöne Ferienhaus auf Fewo-Direkt entdeckt und drei wunderschöne Urlauswochen in der Wohlfühloase verbracht.

Begeistert waren wir, als Stadtbewohner, von der Ruhe und der tollen Natur. Wir haben uns wie in einer anderen Welt gefühlt so ganz ohne Verkehrslärm. Der Garten ist sehr schön und naturbelassen. Die neue Terrasse unter einem riesigen Walnussbaum ist ideal zum lesen und träumen. Auch vom Haus waren wir sehr angetan, da es mit den alten Elementen und der gelungenen Sanierung sehr einladend und gemütlich ist und mit den liebevollen Details total abweicht von den häufig angebotenen 08/15 Feriendomizilen. Die Holzbalkendecken

und die großen Fenster und die schönen historischen Türen haben uns besonders gefallen und natürlich die Terrasse vor dem Haus, die ist echt Gold wert. Hier haben wir uns auch bei größter Hitze immer aufhalten können und sie sorgt zusätzlich für kühle Räume.

Die gut ausgebauten Fahrradwege laden zu ausgiebigen Touren ein, durch die meist ebene Landschaft auch für Kinder gut geeignet. Die Sauna eine ideale Ergänzung, denn Sommer-Sauna macht Spaß!

Dieser Urlaub hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir kommen gerne wieder.

Vielen Dank.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Mai 2014 bereits zum zweiten Male in diesem wunderschönen Ferienhaus, das den Namen Wohlfühloase immer noch völlig zurecht trägt.

Wer einfach mal im Urlaub komplett vom Alltag abschalten will, dem sei dieses atmosphärische Schmuckstück mit wunderschönem Garten und gemütlicher Veranda wärmstens empfohlen.

Wer die Wohlfühloase als Ausgangspunkt für Aktivurlaub wählt macht auch nichts falsch. Die Umgebung ist landschaftlich einfach herrlich und eine Radtour zum Balaton ist definitiv ein Erlebnis und fast schon ein Muss.

Die Ausstattung ist auch immer noch Top und ließ uns nichts zum wünschen übrig, das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis stimmt und wer Ungarn von einer seiner schönsten und romantischsten Seiten erleben will, ist hier genau richtig.

Wir sind nun bekennende Wohlfühloasianer und kommen garantiert auch ein drittes Mal wieder. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung Pur

  • 5 of 5

Auf Empfehlung von Bekannten hatten wir Ende April,Anfang Mai 10 Tage in dem Ferienhaus verbracht.

Begeistert waren wir von der Ruhe und der tollen Natur. Wir haben uns wie auf einen anderen Planeten gefühlt,

ohne Verkehrslärm, in einem schönen Naturgarten. Auch vom Haus waren wir überwältigt, da es mit den

alten historischen Gepräge und der gelungenen Sanierung sehr einladend und heimelig wirkt und mit den

vielen Details total abweicht von den eher nüchternen Zweckbau eines neueren Hauses. Die Holzbalkendecken

und die großen Fenster und die schönen historischen Türen haben uns besonders gefallen und natürlich die Terrasse. Hier haben wir

uns tagsüber bis abends aufgehalten und sogar nachts ausgestattet mit einem Pullover konnten wir hier

verweilen. Die angebotenen Fahrräder haben wir fleißig benutzt. Und nach der ein oder anderen Radtour war dann die

Sauna eine schöne Ergänzung. Dieser Urlaub hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir kommen gerne wieder. Ein altes Haus

mit dieser historischen Atmosphäre haben wir so als total renoviertes Feriendomizil noch nicht erlebt und das ist schon

etwas einmaliges.

Vielen Dank.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

die beschreibung des opjektes entspricht voll und ganz den erwartungen. preis - leistungsverhältnis stimmt.einmaliges naturerlebnis,viele möglichkeiten in der umgebung.

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Fly Balaton (Sarmelek)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Balaton -Budapest
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Loki Czarda, vor Marcali
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

0ur cottage is located in the idyllic village smogyszentpal, which is situated in the fertile valley of Nagy, far from

transit traffic and surrounded by green corridor. 10 km to the south fo the lake Balaton. Meadows and fields span the area right at the back of the house whose location at the end of a dead-end street allows for complete calmness. All necessisties can bi abtained in the three little groceries of the village. For additional peasure, the village disposes of a rare narrow-gauge railway, which chugs between Balatonfenyves and the village (access not far from the house). Moreover, old water canals (originally intended to water the Balaton) run near to the village and provide for the perfect backround for a walk or a bicycle tour. With the lake Balaton, Heviz and Kis-Balaton nearby, Smogyszentpal is the place to be for any holiday-maker.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$39
Damage Deposit AU$233.99

Die Preise gelten für 2 Personen, Zuschlag für jede weitere Person: âb 16..Lebensjahr: 5.-EUR, An- und Abreisetage: Wochenende (Ausnahmen können mit dem Vermieter vereinbart werden)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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