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Karancs mountain retreat

Entire loft
hosted by Maria
  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath

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Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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Great location
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A cosy retreat in the Northern Mountains of Hungary, equipped with all modern conveniences, plus an open-air heated swimming pool and sauna. The house stands in the middle of a huge plot with lots of facilities, trampoline, sandpit, swings, fireplace, big covered terrace etc. surrounded by woods and a little creek in front, within walking distance to two historical fortresses, Salgo and Somosko.

The space
It's a fully separate apartment on the first floor of my house. I live on the ground floor, but I don't use the garden, the pool, the sauna and other facilities in the garden if there are guests in the house. The garden is so huge that you can choose which gate you prefer to enter from the street. There is a covered car parking space for the quests. You can access the apartment via a staircase from outside from the back of the garden.

We have just built a nice little heated pool with upstream swimming option in the garden, complete with a sauna house, both of which you can freely use as our guest. (the pool is open roughly from May to September, but you can use the sauna at any season).

The house is perfectly equipped with all modern conveniences, yet it's built a few steps outside the village, sits in the middle of a huge plot with fruit trees and pines and is surrounded by woods on all sides and a little creek and a small freshwater spring across the road.

The views from the upper floor apartment are stunning, looking over lush hillsides and the tallest mountain in the region, Mount Karancs. The 60 square meters apartment has wooden floor and its very own fireplace. In the winter two additional heating panels and an aircon add to the warm and cosy atmosphere. In the summer, the airconditioner helps to moderate the temperature. The main room/living room has a double pull out sofa and the other bedroom also has a double pull out sofa plus matresses that can be doubled up, used as single ones, or arranged in any way to suit your needs. To add to the cosy feeling, there are home woven textiles and rugs on the floor and a huge bookshelf with Hungarian and international classics and other books, some dating back to the 1960s. Within walking distance (3-4km) there are two ancient castle ruins: the ruins of Salgo on the Hungarian side and the ruins of Somosko on the Slovakian side (can be visited with a passport or ID card).

There are hundreds of kilometers of running, cycling and cross country skiing trails in the countryside and you can literally start on the doorstep. We're happy to give you mountain bikes free of charge for your adventures.

If you're less keen on leaving the house or the garden, there's a very strong broadband and wifi connection (covering the garden area as well.) We have a fireplace where you can barbecue or just make a fire and sit around in the evenings. We have a big pavilion in the garden, where you can make grill dishes and eat and relax even in bad weather. If you're coming with kids, they can play soccer in the huge garden, use the trampoline, the sandpit, the slide, climb trees or use one of our 5 swings!!! hanging from the walnut and cherry trees:)

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free carport on premises – 1 space
Private outdoor pool
Private sauna
Security cameras on property

Where you’ll be

Somoskőújfalu, Nógrád, Hungary

It is a remote and magical hidden corner of Northern Hungary. I have spent my whole life here and would not live anywhere else: the forests are green and unspoilt, the air is fresh, there are many cool fresh water springs, castle ruins, the forests are full of mushrooms and berries in summer and autumn, the seasons bring in beautiful colours and there are hundreds of hiking, biking and cross country skiing trails.

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Hosted by Maria

Joined in August 2018
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Hi I'm Maria. I have always lived in this mountainous region of Hungary though I was lucky enough to travel a bit to Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and to some beautiful places in Europe. As I am an architect I designed and built this house according to our family's needs. Since my daugher and my grandchildren live abroad, I built a separate apartment for them on top of my house to use when they spend the summer holidays here. I will be very happy to host you in this apartment when it's available. We also built lots of facilities, swimming pool, sauna house, children's play area, trampoline, swings, etc. for them that you will hopefully enjoy as well.
Hi I'm Maria. I have always lived in this mountainous region of Hungary though I was lucky enough to travel a bit to Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and to some beautiful place…

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