|Cottage:||Tara (Czech Republic)|
|Location of the cottage:||Czech Republic|
|Number of bedrooms:||6|
|Children / Babies:||Yes, Up to 4 Children, 3 Babies|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Saturday|
|Pets:||2 (Up to 2 large dogs, Dog charges apply )|
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
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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.
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.
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:
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
Sleeping 2: A double bedroom
Sleeping 1: A single bedroom (leading through to the double bedroom)
Sleeping 1 A single bedroom
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 meadows 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 1.5 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.
We can organised a taxi for guests, whereby guests can be taxied straight from the airport (Ostrava is the closest and Ryanair flies there) to the house (45 mins journey) but you will need a car to get around
We have looked at all the Car Hire options around and found this company to be the best: www.economycarrentals.com or Budget
Your own beautiful private nature reserve.
Stansted (Ryanair) to Ostrava, Czech Republic - 2 hrs 15 mins
Budget car hire - 45 mins to Tara
This is our second visit in 4 months - that's testament to how much we love this beautiful home in idyllic surroundings. This time, we cam as our original family of 4 plus 6 other family members. Everyone has been catered for wonderfully - from our two year old to my father who has dementia. This really is a place to treasure and we'll take away memories really dear to us. Thank you
A magical house in lovely surroundings that will live long in our memories. The viewing platform at Pustevny is well worth a look and the scooters down from the top of the chair lift are great fun. Thanks to Mark & Zuzi for all the information and help and for providing everything possible in the accommodation.
We had a fabulous time at Tara, really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the mountains, although lots to do in the area too. Will miss the view ! Tara is a home from home, so comfortable and everything we needed. Thank you.
This place is simply stunning. It deserves the utmost respect, and so too do Mark and his family for the level of care and detail. We have been blessed to be here and have found ourselves having to be dragged away almost ! (the good news is, weâ€™ll be back very soon) I wish I had more time to write but for now thank you. This holiday has meant the World to us. With love from the Kennedy family
From our dramatic 1am arrival (being dug out of the snow by Jenda and Marian, the neighbouring policeman!) to the ongoing advice from Mark in the UK, this has been such an adventure! The hospitality of Mark, Zuzi, Kverta and Jenda has been amazing. Tara itself is a magical place to stay. We could have spent the whole week happily playing and resting here. But five days of skiing down at Bila and all three of our girls can now ski! Thank you all. We will be back (with a 4WD vehicle next time!!!).
I really love this house and I want to come back soon. Jessie. I so much enjoy being here in the Tara house because the warm oven heats you up. It is so cool because the bedrooms are built a long time ago and it is like a house inside a house with two roofs. I love the Czech Republic because of it's wonderful snow and it is so lovely that we are in a mountain. Thank you for letting us come to your house and thank you for giving us food for breakfast. I Eden (the youngest child) particularly loved the yoghurts. Eden
I really love this house especially because it is so warm in the snow. It is so much fun to play on the sledges and one night we had a barbecue outside with the fairy lights which was amazing. We loved to look at the stars and to go skiing in the morning. I really think that this is one of my favourite holidays even though it is not ended and I really want to come again, maybe with more friends as it is so big.
Thank you for the very warm welcome we received on our arrival at Tara. We have had the most wonderful Christmas holiday. Tara is truly the most gorgeous idyllic house. We are an anglo Norwegian family and we joined together at Tara. We found Tara to be a home from home, everything about it felt cosy, brilliant, comfy beds, we just loved all it had to offer. We found it so homely that we did think about squatting! -:) It just remains for me and mine to say a big thank you and we will be back. Wishing you all and yours a Happy New Year with a warm thank you. All best wishes
Lovely place to be. Wonderful countryside. Thankyou for your hospitality.
We had an amazing time, we wish we could stay here longer. Lovely house, lots of room and activities minutes away! Loved it here and would definitely come again. We loved how you designed the house
Dear Marky & Zuzka We really loved being at Tara and want to come back as soon as possible. Love Milan, Ester and family
Es ist einfach Super
What a beautiful house! Tara is magical and we had snow which made it extra special. Thank you, we hope to visit again
It was a very relaxing holiday with lots of fun and sun. Tara is very very charming. A beautiful place with lots of nature (birds, red deer and other). Mark & Zuzi were very helpful and friendly.
Everything was way above our expectations. We can't thank you enough -:)
Tara is very nice and this is my second time here and I still remember my first time. I love the garden
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
Wir erlebten in diesem auffallend geschmackvoll eingerichteten Haus Tage der Ruhe, der Treue und der Erholung zum Jahreswechsel 2016
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 Grü?e von: Anja, Thomas, Madita, Luise, Charlotte, Katrin, Jan und Steffen
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
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.
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.
Fab, perfect, cosy, brilliant - wish it was all mine!
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)
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!
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.
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:)
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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
Vielen Dank fur den herzlichen Empfang der Familie! Wir verbrachten hier eine geniutliche, ereignisreiche Weiknachtszeit und konnen dieses wunderschone, gesdimackvoll eingerichtete Berghans jederzeit weiterempfehlen.
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.
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.
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? :)
Wonderful place, loved every minute of our stay at Tara. Superb scenery, definitely recommend it!
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.
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 !!
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Amazing house in beautiful location with wonderful facilities and comfy beds. Loved the place and would definitely recommend it to our friends.
Thank you very much ! This is a wonderful house and we're really sorry to leave. Thanks again, we had a wonderful time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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