Luxury Apartment in Historic Building Overlooking Lake Balaton
In the Beautifully Restored Part of Town, Near Amenities
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
The luxury apartment is on the first floor of the recently restored historic and magnificent Horvath House, situated in the heart of the Reform-era part of town. You can sit on the large terrace, look across the lake, watch people on the lovely tree-shaded promenade. On Gyogy Ter (Square of Health) is the world-renowned hospital for Heart Diseases and a Medicinal Water Fountain. Cobbled streets, period street lightings, large beautiful park add elegance and beauty. The harbour is 5 mins stroll away and another 5 minutes takes you to the beach with its many attractions, watersport and swimming. Restaurants, cafes, entertainment are all nearby.
Along the shore you find hotels, restaurants, a yacht club, "Water World" with its giant slide, a must for kids. Plenty of opportunity for sports, golf, tennis and a bike path runs along the lake. You can visit Roman ruins, The Herend porcelain factory, old churches, museums, listen to music, eat and drink well. You can have a good holiday.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Last week of July - Anna Ball on 26 July||£700|
|October - April||apply for rates|
This is a new listing. The apartment is new and has not been let before. Thus I am flexible with dates at this stage.
|Bedrooms:||Bedroom 1, overlooking the quiet inner courtyard. Queen bed tables with reading lamps. Large, mirror-fronted wardrobe, armchair and coffee table.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds overlooking the lake. Bedside tables, reading lamps. Desk and writing chair.
|Bathrooms:||Bathroom with bath and shower. Washbasin suitable for tall persons. Heated towel rail. Separate WC.|
|Kitchen:||Modern appliances, cooker, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Dining table with 6 chairs. Fully equipped for 6 persons.|
|Utility Room:||Large entrance hall with built-in cupboards also with Bosch washing machine and separate dryer, ironing board, iron. Cushions for outdoor furniture.
Intercom to open main entrance door.
|Living Rooms:||A large open-plan area with window and double doors to terrace. Modern furniture, large comfortable sofa and armchairs. Lamps, bookcase, cable TV.|
|Other:||A very large (10m x 2m) wooden terrace overlooking the lake. Outdoor furniture includes round table with chairs, sun shade and a loungers. A parking place is provided in the garage under the building.|
|All towels and bedlinen are included. The apartment is cleaned before arrival and then once a week when linen is changed. Cleaner can be provided at extra cost if needed.|
hob/stove oven fridge/freezer dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer iron/ironing board
cable tv telephone internet access central heating air conditioning
Notes on accommodation
Horvath House was built in 1798, an imposing building with large windows and green shutters. Recently restored to its original glory it has been turned into luxury apartments. Each apartment is air conditioned and centrally heated. The building has a large inner courtyard, is safe and suitable for children.
I will consider pets but prefer not to have a blanket acceptance. Household garbage deposit in courtyard.
The building has 2 entrances; the main one from Gyogy Ter is a grand one with steps and columns, operated with a fob. The side entrance is from street level, and it could be used for wheelchair access. The apartment's door is across the inner courtyard and there are no steps leading into it. The opening between the hall and living room might be too narrow for some wider wheelchairs. Please check.
The large wooden terrace, which runs the length of the apartment has teak outdoor furniture, a round table with chairs and a two loungers with sunbrellas. There is parking for one car in the garage under the building (No 12, last on on the right).
Lake Balaton is 70 yards away. A short walk takes you to 2 beaches (one is the free municipal one, the other is a paying one). Even nearer is a swimming pool operated by the Heart Hospital. Small entrance fee is payable. A short drive away you will find many other places to swim and sail.
There is a new championship golf course in a village nearby, in Balatonudvari.
How to get there
Budapest Airport (Ferihegy) is about 130km away. You can hire a car and in 2 hours you are in Balatonfured.
Balaton Airport is somewhat nearer 65km, but limited number of airlines use it. Good train service from Budapest Deli (Southern) Station takes over 2 hours. Local buses are aplenty. You do not need a car but if planning to explore the area it is good to hire one. Please note there is zero tolerance to drinking and driving.
Balatonfured, "the village", is a few minutes by car and has a market, shops, medical facilities etc. The county capital, Veszprem - worth visiting for its castle, is 20km away.
Tihany, with its lovely thatched-roofed houses, inner lake, the Abbey, high above the lake with classical concerts, fish restaurants and shops selling folk art, and the ferry across the lake is 6km away. Herend Porcelain Factory, Roman ruins, mediaeval villages; in a small country nothing is far!
Buy your wine in the "House of Wines" in your street, dine outdoors at "Blaha Lujza" across from that. Drink your coffee at "Kedves" espresso bar and buy your lovely bread and pastries at another 5 minutes away with bank and cash dispenser across the street. From your terrace you look at the excellent "Balaton" restaurant with its large shaded terrace. They might even send your dinner to you. There is a small shop for your milk, juice next to the restaurant.
Evenings stroll along the cobbled street, visit the exhibition room and watch whatever is being performed in the small open air stage - it is mainly folk dancing by local and visiting dance groups. It is on your way to the newsstand by the harbour for your paper. They sell The Herald Tribune and other foreign language papers. This is where all the buses going up to the village via the train station stop too.
Drive/walk/take the bus to the "Greek Village" with its many shops and the "Water World" next to it. Kids will love it.
Drink the local mineral/medicinal water from the many public pumps.
Visit the "Hungarian Pantheon" right across from our building under Grand Hotel Anna's Arcade. And stop by and see all the trees planted by visiting dignitaries (from Rabindranth Tagore to Rajiv Gandhi, Salvatore Quasimodo and many Nobel Prize winning scientists, all in the park in front of our building. The lake is clean and safe to swim in. Power boats are banned but sailing is very popular. The famous thermal spa of Heviz is an hour's drive away.
There are many good vineyards to visit.
And for anyone named Anna, the annual Anna Ball is a must. Originated in the Horvath Haz, some 140 years ago, it is being held in the Grand Hotel Anna, across from our building on the last Saturday of July. Ballgowns and tuxedos, red carpet and the "Belle of the Ball" crowned at midnight.
Please e-mail me with all requests.
I would require a deposit at the time of booking, in Euros or UK Pounds via bank transfer and the balance is payable on arrival.
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