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Auld country house in fruit garden

The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 8
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $232
Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Stone&brick 3 bedroom house amidst old fruit and walnut trees off a small village 90 km south of Prague.

If you want to disappear in a forgotten corner of rural countryside, stay naked in a garden where no one's watching you, enjoy silent meditation, see deer under your window, while you do not mind going out in rain or snow to pee and you are not too fussy about tidiness - this is the place for you

Style of building early 20th centurey, style of interior: cheap furnishing from communist period. Living room has glass-door fire stove.
Depending on situation and season (temperature) you may have your own bedroom or sleep in living room.
Bathroom: basic (rundown look) with hot shower/bath (on order), but NO TOILET in the house (only out-house dry toilet in the garden). At the moment no washing machine (hand-wash or paid laundry)
Kitchen-dining room: electric kettle for tea/coffee; wood-stove / small gas burner / otherwise, fire-stove, electric oven and automatic bread-baker.
CD/MC/LP player; guitar(s); but no TV !!
Internet connection (LAN for computer - no WiFi!) available if I am still paying it and when I do not need to use it myself

Good for those who wanna escape from the bustle of civilized life. Except a quarry in the nearby village, there is nothing here (Almost no traffic, almost no people visible, except few holiday-makers in summer).

1 km to a good restaurant open daily during main season (summer), on weekends in off-season (winter)
0.7 km to a small shop with poor choice; 18 km to big supermarkets. 2 km to sauna (winter only)
Area good for rural hikes/cycling; fishing (except winter) or hunting after paying local clubs.
Main local attraction: Large lake (reservoir) "Orlicka prehrada" (8 km). Good for swimming/yachting in summer. Two magnificient castles (Orlik, Zvikov) and an old monastery (Milevsko) reachable by car (Orlik, Zvikov). Two historic cities in the region (Tabor, Pisek - 40 km)

Bus stop (0.7 km) with direct connection to Prague (1.5h) once or twice a day.

Last 50 metres of access road are unpaved, rough. It is often impossible to drive up to the house. Better to park on the road and walk the last few dozen metres.

You can rent the whole house on prior agreement. If you rent just some room(s) while I stay too, I require silence in the evenings and mornings for my long sleep. In that case you can choose that we share meals (wholemeal homemade bread, simple vegetarian dishes) some of which I'd cook myself, other together or yourself.

The price listed here is PER PERSON!
(unless you make sure 2 of you cost me no more than 1)

Prices for whole-house rental subject to discussion (energy consumption deposit required); part of rent can be in form of work (gardening; housekeeping)

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House Rules

Go out for toilet. (Throw paper to bin, not inside the composting toilet)
Separate garbage (Compost; clean paper; plastic; glass; metal; rest)
Spare resources (water; electricity; firewood) unless willing to pay extra
Air the house regularly
Treat dishes, appliances, tools, CDs, guitars gently
Do not smoke in the house (nor in an open window)
(If heating is on, help by checking its proper function and adding wood)
If you eat meat, make sure you wash the utensils and store your food in such a way I can smell no trace of it what-so-ever.

Limit noisy activities (music, loud discussions, etc) to minimum and adjust the choice (time of the day; type of the music) to me, unless I am away.
Be prepared to be completely silent when I sleep (I'll probably sleep earlier and wake up later than you!) or just need a brain-rest. Thank you for understanding.
If I am away, you can be as loud as you wish (no neighbour most of the year, old hearing-impaired neighbour most of the summer :)

Change footwear (wear slippers or spare shoes indoors), do not make much mess (feel free to ask me to try removing my own mess :)

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1 night minimum stay
Auld country house in fruit garden

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About the Host, Yak

Member since March 2011


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