Tara (Czech Republic)

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Cottage Details

Cottage: Tara (Czech Republic)
Location of the cottage: Czech Republic
Number of bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12
Children / Babies: Yes, Up to 4 Children, 3 Babies
Arrival days (changeover): Saturday
Pets: 2 (Up to 2 large dogs, Dog charges apply )
Mark Scott

The Perfect Place For That Big Family Reunion

This absolutely fabulous place in the Beskedy mountain Nature Reserve in Czech Republic is ideal for families or groups of friends who want enjoy nature, style and each other.

Tara: One of "Europe's 30 Ultimate Winter Experiences" - Lonely Planet's Traveller Magazine

‘Local Area ‘und 'Description‘ sind in Deutsch

Mark Scott

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Facilities Checklist

  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Flame Effect Fire
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire
  • Shepherds Hut Holiday
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Single Storey
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi
  • Wood Burner

Description

Tara is my own magical historic log house set in a wonderful mountain nature reserve.

Lonely Planet's Magazine 'Traveller' has chosen Tara itself as one of 'Europe's 30 Ultimate Winter Experiances'.  Traveller Magazine is the Travel Magazine of the Year: See the article here.
 

Tara Overview

  • We have been carefully renovating Tara in the original style for the past five years and have finally brought this wonderful building back to life.
     
  • Tara is very spacious at 410 square meters of living space, but we prefer to restrict the number of guests to 10-12 adults which easily fits in to the 6 bedrooms and doesn’t include 4 people having an afternoon snooze on top of the wonderful sheep skin covered oven.
     
  • This self catering house is made entirely of wood resting on 4 massive arched stone cellars and has been renovated completely in the traditional way, even down to the individually 'handmade' wooden roof shingles (tiles).
     
  • Tara is situated in the middle of the famous Beskydy Mountain Nature Reserve in the Czech Republic close to the massive Sance reservoir lake and within view of the Slovak and Polish borders in the NE corner of the Czech Republic.
     
  • This is an area which is visually beautiful with a rich history and many wonderful places to visit or just experience nature in its grandeur right on your doorstep.
     
  • It is a wonderful place to visit in Winter when the snow covers everything but we think it is even better in the summer when the forest comes to life and it is easier to explore this lovely area.
     
  • This is an ideal place for large family groups to get together and have a special time.
     
  • Tara is big so we do encourage at least 6 people to book it.
     
  • Brno Airport is about 2 hrs away and Ostrava Airport about 40 minutes: Ryanair flies to both.
  • Tara is in the middle of this picture in its own 20 acre wild flower meadow.
     
  • Some interesting Local Information can be found in the tab above and in this link
     
  • Here is a list of the wonderful birds and animals that you can see at Tara link


 

Below is the wonderful Balcony which can be completely opened up in Summer to enjoy the fabulous views over the Beskydy Mountain nature reserve to the Slovakian border.

   

Sleeping Capacity

The house is ideal for large family groups as  it has 6 bedrooms, 2 of them very spacious and 3 of the bedrooms are on the Ground floor along with the bathroom and second toilet.

The Bedrooms are:

First Floor

sleeping 4:        A Big family bedroom with a Kingsized double bed and 2 single beds

sleeping 2:        A small bedroom with a double bed

Sleeping 2 (4):  A large Bedroom with a big four poster bed and a sofa bed good for 2 children

 

Ground Floor

Sleeping 2:         A double bedroom

Sleeping 1:         A single bedroom (leading through to the double bedroom)

Sleeping 1          A single bedroom

 

The Rooms

  • The main room downstairs has a wonderful old-fashioned farmers oven which incorporates a bread oven and hotplate and has stairs up to the top of it where you can cosy down on the sheepskins if you feel the bedroom is just too far away.
  • The main room has a big dining table which easily seats 10 plus another big table which seats 7 where children can play at.
  • The kitchen has 6 electric hob hot plates and an oven, also supplied are a microwave, toaster, kettle and double sink. There is a cosy 'den' with benches and table at the other end of the kitchen. 
  • There is a TV lounge room downstairs with 300 satelite channels including 3 in English. We have also installed a DVD.
  • There is also a spacious shower washroom with under-floor heating and a washing machine and dryer for guests. There is a second large washroom with a toilet also on the ground floor.

 

The water is supplied by automatic pump from our own spring and there is a lovely BBQ out house being built in the orchard with fabulous views.

The house stands in its own meadow of about 20 acres, all around is wonderful forest and the views from the veranda look straight across the valley and left and right for about 12 miles - there is no sign of a house, light, telegraph pole, road or civilisation at all - it is a wonderful forest nature reserve where only those people who actually live in it can travel around by car, everyone else has to walk, so very few cars and no tourist feel to the place.

But... not completely cut off! The house was the focus of a tiny community of farmers and there are about 8 houses, mostly ancient within 2 kilometers.

Next door is our large Barn which is also used sometimes by my family, so if you need help there is always a friendly face to look after you.

I have put a lot of photos and information about all the wonderful places to visit, the forest, Historic Villages, cycling, horse riding, skiing, childrens activites and masses more on my 'About local Area' pages. Please have a look at them here.

Pustevni is 25 minutes away  Stramberk Village is a lovely day out  Lots to see at Pustvni  Bila ski piste is 3 Km away  Hukvaldi Castle and pretty village  Horse riding  Bike Hire  Amazing waterfall walk


Transport

We have organised a great taxi and car hire system for guests, whereby guests can be taxied straight from the airport (Brno is usually the cheapest with Ryanair) to the house and on the way (25 mins from the house)

Pick up the hire cars - even if out of office hours, guest drivers can then follow the taxi into the Nature Reserve where the house is.

   We have looked at all the Car Hire options around and found this company to be the best: www.economycarrentals.com

  • The car hire for a medium saloon is approx £19 per day. Click here to check availability and price
  • Specify Ostrava as the region and Ostrava Airport as the pick up and drop off point (it is just 35 minutes away from Tara) if you are flying straight there
  • Or if you are coming to Brno Airport (2 hours away) then specify pick up and drop off there.

Treats

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Public Transport

Stansted (Ryanair) to Ostrava, Czech Republic - 2 hrs 15 mins

Budget car hire - 45 mins to Tara

What the Guests Say

  • Tuesday, 4th of July, 2017, Ivana's daughter:

    Tara is very nice and this is my second time here and I still remember my first time. I love the garden

  • Saturday, 29th of October, 2016, Janine:

    We had a wonderful time staying at Tara and the weather held up for us as well. It was a great opportunity for family bonding and playing games. Tara has a beautiful view out into the mountains and Mark was very helpful giving us plenty of tips, leaflets and maps. One tip we picked up was try not to drive in the dark as it is very easy to get lost as we found out on arrival. The sunsets here are amazing providing there is no fog - great photo opportunity! There;s no worry about being cold in the house as the heating is amazing especially if you sit in the chill out zone - very warm and cosy. The quiet and calm in the forest is magical. Tara is an amazing retreat to refresh mind and body, away from hectic every day life. We were made to feel so welcome. Thank you, we had an awesome week.

  • Sunday, 28th of August, 2016, Michelle:

    We had such a lovely time at Tara. We had a few overcast and rainy days and went to Dino Park. We went to Depo Orlova restaurant afterwards and the children loved the train that delivers your drinks. Areal Zaradilha was another good restaurant with playground and mini golf. We really enjoyed Hostel Harcova in Frydlant nad Ostravici which had an indoor play are for children and lovely food. We enjoyed the summer playground in Bila, and spent two days in the Aquapark Olensna, when the sun was shining. We really enjoyed the Czech Republic and look forward to coming back!

  • Saturday, 20th of August, 2016, Bill & Karen:

    Thank you for a very warm welcome to your beautiful home in the mountains. Our family have loved exploring the area and there has been so much to do and see during our two weeks we didn't fit all in - maybe because we loved to spent time relaxing in the peaceful surrounding of Tara. The Beskydy mountains are a hidden gem and so easy to get too - even for us Northumbrians. If you are thinking about coming, think no more and just go an explore. Thank you Mark and Zuzi for making such a relaxing wooden home - authentic but with all modern appliances and fully stocked kitchen - Tara is a very special place.

  • Saturday, 9th of July, 2016, Faye:

    What a beautiful house!! Love the surroundings and all the wildlife. Rooms are very nice and it's easy to sleep -:) Early mornings on the balcony are beautiful and so tranquil listening to all the animals move about in the long grass. Would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Saturday, 16th of April, 2016, Daniel:

    Use the barbecue - if only for sitting around it on a cool night! We saw a wolf too, small, don't worry! Beautifully peaceful here, blissful to sleep in complete darkness and silence - walks around the cottage are great. Wonderful place to reset and recharge!

  • Saturday, 26th of March, 2016, Sarah & John:

    What an amazingly magical time we've had at Tara and in the forest. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to experience this most beautiful and special part of the planet, in such a natural way. Tara is so well equipped . We came for my 50th birthday and I can't think of anywhere I would rather have been. I feel very blessed, thank you Sarah xx

  • Saturday, 27th of February, 2016, Stephen:

    If you want to clear your head, reload your battery, forget your 'normal' needs of television, computer and mobile phones, come to Tara.The house and surroundings are so relaxing. And it is so quiet! Seldom a noise of passing cars or other incidental noise. For us Dutchmen that is quite rare. We had four seasons in one week from heavy snow, to heavy rain, to sun and temperatures over 10 degrees, back to snow again. But no matter what kind of weather, there was always the shelter of Tara. We really love that farmers oven! So nice to lay on top of it and it provides a nice warmth in the house. Now we have to leave sadly, put the snow chains on, because the way down is still icy and return home, back to daily life. We will always remember this week and think back with warm feelings! Thanks Mark & Zuzi, thanks Tara!

  • Sunday, 3rd of January, 2016, Rainer:

    Wir erlebten in diesem auffallend geschmackvoll eingerichteten Haus Tage der Ruhe, der Treue und der Erholung zum Jahreswechsel 2016

  • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Anja & Thomas:

    Lieber Mark, liebe Zuzi! Wieder sind zwei wunderschöne Wochen in Tara vergangen! Wir fühlten uns wieder in der ersten Minute wie zu Hause. Die Landschaft, die Stille, das Haus, die Nachbarn und vorallem die lieben Schwiegereltern machten den Urlaub wieder unvergesslich! Wie gerne würden wir doch hier bleiben oder das Haus in den Koffer packen. Nächstes mal kommen wir im Winter. Auch wir hat es unheimlich Doll gefallen! Zu empfehlen: Sommerrodelbahn, Bila, Dinopark, Horal Hotel Wellness Bis zum nächsten mal! Herzlichste Grüβe von: Anja, Thomas, Madita, Luise, Charlotte, Katrin, Jan und Steffen

  • Friday, 1st of January, 2016, Anja & Thomas:

    Dear Mark, dear Zuzi, Another Two weeks at gorgeous Tara have passed by. We felt at home again from the first minute. The landscape, peace, house, neighbours and especially the lovely in-laws made the holiday so memorable again. It would make us so happy to be able to stay here, or pack the house up in our suitcases. Next time we’ll come in the winter. Also, we really liked the doll! Recommendations: tobogganing, Bila, Dinopark, Horal Hotel Wellness. Until the next time, Best wishes from… Anja, Thomas, Madita, Luise, Charlotte, Katrin, Jan und Steffen

  • Saturday, 15th of August, 2015, Jane & Evan & Laura & Daniel:

    What can we say? Tara is one of the most fantastic places we have ever been too! Beautiful, peaceful, enchanting. Walking from Tara is good - Charbulak and area very picturesque. Cycling from Bila good - almost made it into Slovakia! Many, many thanks for a most wonderful stay at a beautiful house in a fantastic country.

  • Saturday, 18th of July, 2015, Ken:

    A brilliant week at Tara - Czech/English/Irish family reunion. Lots of fun and mad games. Good walks and bowls of blueberries. Pivo Spa at Roznov excellent with massage and sauna. Many thanks Zuzi and Mark for letting us have a week here in Tara.

  • Saturday, 14th of February, 2015, Sally:

    Fab, perfect, cosy, brilliant - wish it was all mine!

  • Saturday, 4th of October, 2014, Colleen:

    As a rural Canadian, I am always on the look out for a country cottage that is not smack dab next to other houses. Tara has satisfied my yearning to get away from it all. I truly hope to return spring, summer, winter and fall! What a tremendous job you have done. Colleen (Canada)

  • Saturday, 4th of October, 2014, Sarah & Adam:

    Thank you all so much for this beautiful place. It was perfect! The sun shone and the hiking was great too. I'll have to try out one of your Suffolk retreats next!

  • Saturday, 4th of October, 2014, Arjunada:

    A very happy week staying in such a lovely old house. The kitchen is so beautifully organised, that it was a dream to use. Wonderful peaceful surroundings.

  • Saturday, 4th of October, 2014, Zdenka:

    Tara je nadherne polozena chalupa s nadhernym vyhledem na krajinu. Stravili jsem zde opravdu krasny tyden. Dekujeme PS: nejvetsi zazitek jsem meli s pasakem koz:)

  • Saturday, 30th of August, 2014, Youngs & Stasek:

    Dear Mark & Zuzi What a truly amazing place you have, you are very lucky and must be proud ! We are 2 families with toddlers and babies, this beautiful place was perfect for us ! There is so much more here for families then we thought, which made or stay so much easier when you have small children. We will always remember waking up to the stunning views and the lovely forest walks picking mushrooms. We have visited all the sites we wanted to and the play park in Bila is a must for families ! Thank you again. The Youngs and Stasek Families XXX

  • Saturday, 16th of August, 2014, Thoma & Anja & Charlotte & Luise & Madita & Honey & Katrin & Steffen & Jan:

    Lieber Mark, Liebe Zuzi, wir hatten hier in Tara “2” wunderschöne Wochen verbracht! Das Haus ist atemberaubend! Die Einrichtung ist romantisch, wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefühlt. Wir kommen wieder. Betreuung war super! Kinder und Hund wollen nicht mehr nach Hause, wir auch nicht. Liebe Grüße,

  • Saturday, 16th of August, 2014, Thoma & Anja & Charlotte & Luise & Madita & Honey & Katrin & Steffen & Jan:

    Dear Mark and Zuzi, We just had the most amazing 2 weeks in Tara. The house is simply breathtaking ! It made us feel at home, the interior and decor is very romantic. We will come again ! You took such good care of us. Our children and the dog don’t want to go home, and neither do we.

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Thomas & Anja:

    Lieber Mark, Liebe Zuzi, wir hatten hier in Tara “2” wunderschöne Wochen verbracht! Das Haus ist atemberaubend! Die Einrichtung ist romantisch, wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefühlt. Wir kommen wieder. Betreuung war super! Kinder und Hund wollen nicht mehr nach Hause, wir auch nicht. Liebe Grüße, Katrin + Steffen + Jan Thomas + Anja + Charlotte + Luise + Madita + Honey

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Thomas & Anja:

    Dear Mark and Zuzi, We just had the most amazing 2 weeks in Tara. The house is simply breathtaking ! It made us feel at home, the interior and decor is very romantic. We will come again ! You took such good care of us. Our children and the dog don’t want to go home, and neither do we. Kind regards, Katrin + Steffen + Jan Thomas + Anja + Charlotte + Luise + Madita + Honey

  • Sunday, 29th of December, 2013, Mike:

    Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit auf Tara. Es war alles so wie beschrieben und sogar noch besser. Das Haus ist so groß, dass wir anfangs die Türen verwechselt haben und anstatt im Flur in einem Zimmer standen :-). Der Ofen im Hauptraum wurde von der ganzen Familie genutzt und ist wirklich sehr gemütlich. Durch die Zentrale Steuerung der E-Heizung, war es auch, ohne den Ofen zu benutzen, immer angenehm warm. Sogar ein sehr schön geschmückter Weihnachtsbaum war vorhanden, womit wir nun gar nicht gerechnet hätten. Wir haben Ausflüge nach Roznov und Pustevny und einige Wanderungen direkt vom Haus aus unternommen. Alles hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir würden Tara auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen.

  • Saturday, 28th of December, 2013, Mike:

    Vielen Dank fur den herzlichen Empfang der Familie! Wir verbrachten hier eine geniutliche, ereignisreiche Weiknachtszeit und konnen dieses wunderschone, gesdimackvoll eingerichtete Berghans jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

  • Saturday, 24th of August, 2013, Helen:

    Tara is a very special house in a very special setting. We have had a fantastic week here. From wonderful welcome (and food) provided by Kveta to the atmospheric evenings experienced in the BBQ barn. Everything has conspired to make this a holiday to remember. Bird watching from the balcony was good.

  • Tuesday, 16th of July, 2013, Martin:

    Tara is a magical place. Our family two weeks stay, has been absolutely wonderful. Beautifully renovated, this old house has all the comforts and necessities that we all require in modern life. We have really enjoyed several nature walks, cycling and finding little streams for hot days. The walk to Lysa Hora and Charbulak is highly recommended. You should try to have BBQ as much as you can and sit there with the glow of the fire and a glass of wine. I am a keen cook and after staying in one of your lovely cottages in Suffolk I knew your kitchen would be equipped nicely. Thank you for thinking of all the details and little things to provide us with such a comfortable stay at Tara.

  • Tuesday, 5th of February, 2013, Anja & Andre & Crew from Berlin:

    Just wanted to tell you that we had a gorgeous time at Tara. It is a magical place and the kids are ski masters now! Thank you so much. We will definitely come back next year! Can we make a reservation already? :)

  • Thursday, 6th of September, 2012, Simon&Pauline&Alan&Marian:

    Wonderful place, loved every minute of our stay at Tara. Superb scenery, definitely recommend it!

  • Friday, 24th of February, 2012, Adrian:

    Just back from Tara I want to stress that this is probably the most charming cottage I've ever spend a night in! The support by Kverta and the locals with the snow was great - when the horse arrived and drew our things uphill we felt like pushed back into a slavonic fairy tale. Congratulations: Tara is truly a pearl. We are busily making plans when to return.

  • Friday, 24th of February, 2012, Maria, Josef, Alida, Malena ,Yodokus:

    Living in Tara, feels like being in the middle of the world. Heart can come to rest and the mind can open. See you next time Tara !!

  • Saturday, 23rd of July, 2011, Marco:

    Thank you for having a chnace to stay in this truly amazing house. Loved the Beskedy Mountains. The cottage is truly beautiful, with a great fireplace and enough space for the kids to roam around.

  • Saturday, 2nd of July, 2011, Bryan:

    Tara is warm and incredibly relaxing. It is a perfect place for a large family with children. The decor and style of Tara is that of a traditional Vellasska ( old fashioned/traditional ) dwelling. We heartily recommend it !

  • Saturday, 14th of May, 2011, The Daer Family:

    The view from the veranda really was so stunning that it quite often didn't seem real and just didn't get 'old'. The barbecue was so pleasant we rarely cooked inside, and my grandmother who has never liked barbecues has now requested a barbecue for her birthday! A lovely benefit is being able to have fresh (and I mean so fresh it was still sometimes warm) goats milk delivered daily by the goat herder you might have seen wondering over the meadows earlier. Our first family holiday in 22 years and it was absolutely fabulous.

  • Sunday, 5th of September, 2010, Shen, Hugh, Liz, Dave, Heather and Chris:

    Good family time together, enjoyed evening meal times. House very comfortable and loved the top of the bread oven - very cosy for lazy sleeps in the afternoon.

  • Friday, 20th of August, 2010, John:

    Amazing house in beautiful location with wonderful facilities and comfy beds. Loved the place and would definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Monday, 28th of December, 2009, Brit:

    Thank you very much ! This is a wonderful house and we're really sorry to leave. Thanks again, we had a wonderful time.

  • Monday, 21st of December, 2009, Olaf:

    Incredible place ! We had the most wonderful time here. It is truely perfect, the view, the interior, the beds, the stove... We had a wonderful Christmas, thanks to you ! Don't be afraid to bring kids. They'll have a blast outside even without snow.

  • Saturday, 15th of August, 2009, Barbara:

    Gorgeous house, amazing views, lovely walks. Kept 3 generations of a family from 2-60 years old in comfort and entertainment. Would recommend to others and would consider visiting your other properties.

  • Sunday, 9th of August, 2009, Barbara:

    We had such a fantastic time in your incredible house, Tara. We loved it. Just wanted to say thankyou for your directions for driving from Brno airport. They were absolutely brilliant. So clear to understand. Hope you found everything in good order after we left. We did masses of walking whilst there and the children did a lot of running up and down your balcony which was my favourite bit of your house. What an amazing view! Thank you too for the shopping and meal cooking.... it was extremely helpful.

  • Saturday, 8th of August, 2009, Anthony:

    Delightful, peaceful and tranquil house. We've had a fantastic week here in Tara. The Beskedys provide a beautiful setting for a superb house, full of all the mod cons.

  • Saturday, 8th of August, 2009, Carmel:

    We've had a fantastic time here in Tara. The Beskedy's provide a beautiful setting for a superb house full of all the mod cons. It's been a great week - busy, but refreshing and peaceful.

  • Saturday, 25th of July, 2009, Nick and Louise:

    Stunning! I don't think I have ever visited a place so peaceful. Endless starry nights next to the warm glow from the fire and BBQ - inspired idea. The wildlife is fantastic, we even managed to see a black Stork and its incredible wingspan. What outstanding beauty there is all around, and such luxurious accomodation! What an idyll! Would love to return and see the place in the winter months.

  • Saturday, 20th of June, 2009, Rebecca:

    Tara is just a lovely house! All mod cons, but with the feel of a peaceful place where people have lived for hundreds of years. The goulash waiting for us on Saturday was delicious, and just what we needed after a long day's travelling.

  • Saturday, 20th of June, 2009, Steve, Gina, Tim, Becca, Nick and Daisey:

    What a wonderful house. All mod cons and yet the feel of a really old place. We have all had a great time. Thanks from everyone Mark

  • Wednesday, 30th of November, -0001, Mike:

    Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit auf Tara. Es war alles so wie beschrieben und sogar noch besser. Das Haus ist so groß, dass wir anfangs die Türen verwechselt haben und anstatt im Flur in einem Zimmer standen :-). Der Ofen im Hauptraum wurde von der ganzen Familie genutzt und ist wirklich sehr gemütlich. Durch die Zentrale Steuerung der E-Heizung, war es auch, ohne den Ofen zu benutzen, immer angenehm warm. Sogar ein sehr schön geschmückter Weihnachtsbaum war vorhanden, womit wir nun gar nicht gerechnet hätten. Wir haben Ausflüge nach Roznov und Pustevny und einige Wanderungen direkt vom Haus aus unternommen. Alles hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir würden Tara auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen. Nochmals vielen Dank für Alles Viele Grüße

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