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Stylish village farmhouse close to Prague in nature paradise run by UK-CZ family

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
7 nights minimum
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A stylish and very spacious apartment in a 160-year-old traditional stone built farmhouse, situated in a delightful traditional village set amongst a beautiful Bohemian landscape of rolling hills, lakes and forests - and yet just 45 km from Prague. An idyllic location to escape for a relaxing countryside break or as a base to explore local historical attractions or take advantage of the many activities available close by. You choose the pace of your stay – relax, chill out or discover the local attractions and activities, although in reality you might go for something in between! The features of the apartment combined with the surrounding attractions also makes it a perfect choice for a family holiday. The apartment is very big (around 120 m2) and consists of a large kitchen with a brea...A stylish and very spacious apartment in a 160-year-old traditional stone built farmhouse, situated in a delightful traditional village set amongst a beautiful Bohemian landscape of rolling hills, lakes and forests - and yet just 45 km from Prague. An idyllic location to escape for a relaxing countryside break or as a base to explore local historical attractions or take advantage of the many activities available close by. You choose the pace of your stay – relax, chill out or discover the local attractions and activities, although in reality you might go for something in between! The features of the apartment combined with the surrounding attractions also makes it a perfect choice for a family holiday. The apartment is very big (around 120 m2) and consists of a large kitchen with a breakfast bar (sits 2 people) and dining table that seats 6 people. You can relax by the wood burning stove in the central lounge ara. The master bedroom (24 m2) can sleep up to 4 people and there is an additional large bedroom available for an extra fee above the normal weekly rate - this has a king size double and it would be possible to add an extra single bed meaning the whole apartment could sleep up to 7. There is a huge bathroom (16 m2) with jacuzzi corner bath and separate shower cubicle, toilet and bidet. There is a separate toilet room with next to the door to the garden. Enjoy our beautiful mature garden, carefully designed with different areas to relax in, separated by trees, shrubs and covering over 1500 square meters. Make use of the portable BBQ, the wood fired bread/pizza oven or open fire pit to sit around and grill famous Czech sausages! And feel free to help yourself from our herb garden to spice up your meals. In the garden there is a hammock, hammock chair and yoga swing (we can provide yoga lessons), we also have available bow shooting with adult and children´s bows, blow pipes and for children there is a small tree house, high zip line, climbing wall, plus the kids playground immediately behind the house - where there is also a professional tennis/five aside football court and a few training machines. Just a few meters from the house start marked walking trails that take you through almost endless forests and rolling countryside of meadows - choose a short stroll 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. You can prepare your meals in the apartment´s big stylish and fully equipped kitchen (32 m2) or walk a few steps to a newly opened little restaurant/pub for a change. A few minutes drive is another village with bars and restaurants where you can sample authentic Czech dishes or a bit further is the nearest town that has a wide selection of restaurants and bars including a Chinese restaurant and pizza bars. Close by is the famous game restaurant at Konopiště Castle where you can try game in season, such as wild boar, roe or red deer, moufflon, hare, etc. We can also provide English language Czech, Moroccan and Thai cookery lessons/workshops in the apartment. In the wider area you can immerse yourself in history - just 10 minutes drive away is Konopiště Castle, the elaborately furnished former home of Franz Ferdinand d´Este, the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 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. 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 & sandy 'beaches', water sports (free big water slide, pedalos, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, motorboats, etc), mini golf, segway etc., and 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 produces specimen carp. 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. More
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Petra M
Languages spoken:Czech, Russian, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2017
Interaction with guests
We are a British-Czech family and you can expect the best of both worlds – „Western” standards combined with local knowledge and connections - 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.
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The house and gardens are absolutely idyllic and we had a wondeful time there, simply lazing in the garden and then exploring close by and a bit further afield. The village is totally charming, very very quiet and there were lovely marked trails through the...More

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank Camper750017
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had a great stay in Petra’s Stonehouse in Stranný. The house and the garden are exactly as described and are very charming. The bedrooms are a lot more spacious than the photos may lead you to expect. The kitchen is unusually well equipped. Stranný...More

Date of stay: August 2017
3  Thank jvmanen
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Dear Jan, thank you very much for taking the time to write your review regarding your family stay at our apartment and the positive things you mentioned - we are delighted that you all enjoyed it so much and would love to have you back...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018
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Date of stay: August 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Old Stone House apartments are situated in a delightful village surrounded by typical Bohemian countryside of rolling hills, farmland and sprawling forests. The landscape is home to a vast array of flora and fauna – you will see many roe deer in the forests and fields surrounding the village and a short walk away live a herd or rare wild mouflon (a species that looks like a cross between a sheep and goat). The first written record of our village, which has its own coat of arms, dates from 1184 and during the past 800 years it has grown little. Nearby, a bigger village provides all necessary backup, including shops (supermarkets, health food shop), restaurants, doctors, hairdressers etc and also has a traditional village square.
Getting around
Our village is ideally situated close to the major road network andOur village is part of Prague bus/train zone system and connected to the city by buses and trains. 3 mins walk from the Stone House you can catch a bus to the nearby village where there are connecting buses to all areas of Czech or the nearest town 15 minutes away where you can use the national rail network to reach historical places of interest. Most buses/trains run through great scenic routes and you can enjoy the views of Slapy lake or river valleys on your way. Nearby, you can take an amazing steam train journey on the Trans Sázava Pacific which takes you on a scenic journey along the picturesque valley of the river Sázava, negotiating historical bridges and tunnels.
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