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Pleasant Combination of Prague Visit and the Countryside Relax with Close Beach

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Prague guest house description

The original Red House was built in 1943 by Rudolf Pachl, the owner of a chocolate factory in Prague. In 2010, Otto Hofmann, the son of the famous Czech screenplay writer Ota Hofman, completely renovated this beloved house where his father used to do some of his creative work. While the house was thoroughly modernized, Otto kept the layout similar to the original one he knew as a boy. This means that the second story consists in part of a loft which overlooks the living room which contains the TV. (As a boy, Otto used to lie in the loft of the original Red House and watch some of his father’s work on television.) The loft contains a double bed and comfortable reading chair. The second bedroom contains a daybed and can be completely private as it is separated from the loft and the third bedroom by two doors. The third bedroom is the largest and contains a double bed, a single bed and a sofa sleeper in addition to plenty of storage for clothes. Downstairs are two comfortable living spaces separated by a fully equipped, modern kitchen. As mentioned earlier, the first living space contains a flat-screen television, a home theatre system and a collection of both books, DVDs and audio CDs. Of particular interest are the DVDs of Ota Hoffman’s best known children’s series “Pan Tau” and “Lucie”, which were born in the original Red House. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Tau for more information). The second living space contains a comfortable sectional sofa and a romantic fireplace. Finally, a spacious shower room is also on the ground floor which contains a washing machine for your convenience.


The Red House is a lovely cottage, rich in Czech cinema history, located conveniently 20 minutes (by car) from Prague and 35 minutes (by train) from Prague city center in the pleasant town of Ricany. This two-story, three-bedroom home sits at the back of a beautifully landscaped, 2000 square-meter, private garden that features a roofed BBQ, attractive statues, an outdoor shower and plenty of garden seating.
This thoroughly modern property is perfect for a couple or a family with children of any age. There are numerous amenities located within both walking and biking distance of Red House. For example, Red House is located:
• less than 100 meters from a community park containing a volleyball court, a small football pitch, a paved track and a well-appointed children’s playground
• 300 meters from Lake Juracek, a popular and safe local swimming spot featuring a charming restaurant that serves excellent continental food and 10 kilometers of walking/biking trails around the lake and through the nearby forest
• 400 meters from tennis courts
• 500 meters from a pizzeria and a Chinese restaurant
• 2 kilometers from bowling
• 6 kilometers from Aqua Palace, the largest indoor aqua park in Central Europe
and more.
The owner of Red House will welcome guests at the airport and transport them to the property at no additional charge. He and his family live at the opposite end of the property, ready to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible with a variety of services available upon agreement such as cleaning, food delivery from local restaurants and breakfast service.
You will be completely comfortable at Red House any time of year thanks to automatic, gas, central heating.

Property Type

  • House
  • 124 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional

      Suitability

      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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      • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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      • Sleeping arrangement can be adapted exactly to your requirement. Possible is canopy ship cot for real sailors too. 4th bedroom is fireplace room on the first floor which is not standard bedroom but can be modified as bedroom or second living room...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • Discover beauty of Prague with countryside comfort. Ideal for families. Red house is in the rear of large garden with very old trees. There is roofed barbecue corner with sitting for 10-12 people. Large outdoor fireplace. Garden is hidden to the eyes from all sides and provide luxury comfort of absolute privacy. On the other side is completely surrounded by other gardens of residential area, therefore quite safe. Very close 300 m is very beautiful unique forest lake with nice beach. Tennis courts are close as well. Nice walks to the forest or using the bikes. Large children playground is opposite the house with volleyball courts, street ball, skate ramp, in-line track and several children attractions. Several restaurants are around with different kind of food. Very good and nice Jurecek lake Restaurant with pleasant atmosphere. Chinese restaurant, Italian Pizzeria all not more than 0.5 km. We can arrange to bring food of your choice to you, prepare barbecue...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Video Library
          • Television
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player

          Theme

          • Family
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Forests
          • Playground
          • Water Parks
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Beachcombing

          local services and businesses

          • Fitness Center
          • Hospital

          Location Type

              • Town

              sports and adventure activities

              • Ice Skating
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Parking
              • Heating
              • Fireplace
              • Sofa Bed
              • Alarm Clock
              • Firewood
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Shampoo
              • Basic Soaps
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet
              • Sunbed

              house cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Kitchen

                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Barbecue
                  • Bicycles
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Location

                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Prague International
                  1.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Ricany Station
                  4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Prague Circle and D1
                  0.3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Jurecek Forest Lake
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Marta
                  110 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Liberec
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Podebrady
                  0.3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Jurecek Lake Restaurant

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Ricany is a small Czech town close to Prague. It is a popular place to live due to its easy access to Prague and the countryside. Ricany is characterized by both modern conveniences and country living. This is particularly true of Red House. From there, you are never far from a local restaurant, a cozy café or a lovely nature walk. Ricany town center has an office for tourists to help you explore the town and on the weekend there is an excellent farmer’s market full of local produce of all sorts.

                  The Red House is 35 minutes from Prague Airport and 20 minutes from Prague Centre. We can meet you at Prague Airport and transfer you to the cottage.

                  If you do take a taxi, then use either AAA Taxi (telephone 14014) or Profi Taxi, both of which are reliable and honest. If you are driving, follow the signs from Prague Airport to Brno using the highway that circles Prague. Exit on to the D1 heading to Brno then just follow the signs to Ricany.

                  Continue straight through two roundabouts. You will pass under a railway bridge, then you must turn right and following the sign for 'Kostelec n C/L'. After 800 meters you will turn left about 60 meters before coming to a traffic light.

                  After 200 meters, you will see a 2 story family house on the left and a wooden wall on the right side. The cottage is in the rear of the garden of the family house.

                  If you go by train from the central train station in Prague, take the train in the direction of Benesov. It takes about 35 minutes from the central train station in Prague to the station in Ricany. From there it is a comfortable 12 minute walk to the cottage.

                  Detail map of the town will be emailed on request. Trains are very frequent during the day and leaving every 30-35 minutes both directions.

                  Ricany is a comfortable little town not far from the following places of interest:

                  Aqua Palace, the biggest indoor aqua park in Central Europe – 10 minutes by car (www.aquapalace.cz)

                  Golf Club Podebrady – 35 minutes by car (www.golfpodebrady.cz)

                  Pruhonice Botanical Institute and Castle-10 minutes by car (www.ibot.cas.cz/index.php?p=pruhonicky_park&site=en)

                  Konopište castle - 35 minutes by car (www.zamek-konopiste.info/en/)

                  Cesky Stemberk Castle - 45 minutes by car (www.hradceskysternberk.cz/?en.index)

                  Karlstejn Castle - 1 hour by car (www.hradkarlstejn.cz)

                  Hluboka Castle – 1.5 hour by car (www.zamek-hluboka.eu/en/)

                  Orlik Castle - 1 hour by car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orl%C3%ADk_Castle)

                  Podebrady, a town with both a castle and a spa - 35 minutes by car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podebrady)

                   

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                  Speaks: english, german, russian, czech

                   

                  Photos

                  • Newly renovated Red House

                    Newly renovated Red House

                  • Live fire, glass of wine or whiskey

                    Live fire, glass of wine or whiskey

                  • Double bed on the balcony

                    Double bed on the balcony

                  • Fully equipped kitchen

                    Fully equipped kitchen

                  • Unique Jurecek forest lake

                    Unique Jurecek forest lake

                  • Jurecek Lake

                    Jurecek Lake

                  • Tennis Club in the forest  is 300 meters far

                    Tennis Club in the forest is 300 meters far

                  • Painting of House as looked years ago

                    Painting of House as looked years ago

                  • Covered barbecue with GOLEM fireplace

                    Covered barbecue with GOLEM fireplace

                  • Lovely view over garden

                    Lovely view over garden

                  • Small bedroom

                    Small bedroom

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Large from all sides hidden garden

                    Large from all sides hidden garden

                  • Covered barbecue for nice  evenings

                    Covered barbecue for nice evenings

                  • Relax at TV, reading book or select DVD

                    Relax at TV, reading book or select DVD

                  • Beach Voleyball at Jurecek Lake

                    Beach Voleyball at Jurecek Lake

                  • Comfortable barbecue

                    Comfortable barbecue

                  • Jurecek Lake

                    Jurecek Lake

                  • Marvelous pine tree over 100 years old

                    Marvelous pine tree over 100 years old

                  • Castle ruins with dwarf guard

                    Castle ruins with dwarf guard

                  • Balcony above living room

                    Balcony above living room

                  • Fireplace for nice evening atmosphere

                    Fireplace for nice evening atmosphere

                  • Nice large garden

                    Nice large garden

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                  4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english, german, russian, czech
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