Homestead Brzov is a comfortable place for families with children that want to play outside or nature lovers that would like to unwind from hectic city life in a slow authentic rural setting.
Our two floor house has 4 bedrooms, a bathroom, 2 toilets and an open kitchen with a living. It is located straight in the nature in its own valley. From the living you walk outside on two terraces overlooking our valley.
On our smallholding we have two houses and several small barns. On the pictures you can see the house with the "white" roof on the left where we live and the house with the orange roof on the right that is for rent. Both houses are oriented away from the yard and have therefor total privacy.
From the house you look over our meadows into the valley. In the meadows we have 6 horses, four donkeys and a pink pig. Around our house we have 3 dogs and 7 cats. Our 2 border collies really love to play and if you like you can hug our pig
In the neighboring village of Kralova is a Hotel with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and an outdoor tennis court. You can make horse rides through the Kralova mountains from the local ranch.
On the other side, 45 minutes up the hill you find the traditional settlement of Sekier and behind that the Zajezova ecologal centre. Nearby are the historical mining cities of Banska Stiavnica and Banska Bystrica. In the house we have for you an activities guide with the ins and outs of enjoying the country life.
You can reach us with the citybus from Zvolen train and bus station three times a day. By car you can reach us over the highway in under 2 hours from Bratislava. A supermarket you will find on 15 minutes drive in the city of Zvolen.
Our place is unique located in its own valley giving you privacy and silence with beautiful surroundings straight in the middle of nature. We welcome you for a stay at our place
You have access to the whole house. 2 small downstairs rooms we have closed for clean bedding and for cleaning equipment.
We are situated in the country side. When there is a lot of rain or after the snow it can be muddy here. Not around the house, but around the horses and our entrance road can become muddy. In the worst case we will bring your luggage to the house and you would have to walk the last 400 meters. In winter snow chains can be needed
Interaction with guests
Since we live on the other side of the yard, we are usually there. If you want we can help you with ideas for trips in the neighborhood. We can also arrange for you fresh products from our farm and neighboring farms like milk, eggs, quark and cheese when available.
Other things to note
We have a good unlimited internet connection.
It might be a good idea to do shopping before you come up to Kralova. Otherwise you'll have to drive back 12 minutes to the nearest supermarket, down in the city.
Important! Electricity is not included in the price.
Electricity costs and our green policy:
Since this winter we have lowered our price per night, but we no longer include the price of electricity usage. It is very much depending on the guest how much electricity is used for heating. On average we see mid-winter an electricity usage between 5 and 30 euro per day, very much depending on your heating profile and how green you would like to be. We will keep you informed about your usage with a daily usage report. We ask you kindly to keep cash at hand to even the electricity bill at your departure because we have a lot of nature but no card payment facilities.
Write us if you have any questions about our place. We happily answer all your questions.
Hi! We are Veronika and Jan and we live here on our smallholding with our 5 year old son Timo and our animals. Veronika is mostly into horses and knows everything about natural horsemanship, but from the ethological point of view. She loves to work with her horses and train them using positive reinforcement. I work as software designer and like to work with wood. (I made the beds in our house for rent). Our shared passion is permaculture. Work together with nature is our keyword in horse management and gardening.
Our smallholding has three houses and several barns. In one house we live and the two other house we use for seminars and rent to people who like to be outside like we do. There is one more small traditional farm house, but it is still in orignal state.
Our place is very suitable for naturelovers who are used to comfort. A small warning for families with children: usually the parents have a hard time to get their children to say goodbye after they fell in love with our animals.