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Review 502: Jubo Reizen, #6068 Vnorovice

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Review by Natalie from Italy

3bed house Vnorovice near Telc, Czech Republic


When

1998, 1 week

Location

The house in Vnorovice (approx. 5km from the Czech holiday location Dacice) is situated in the Bohemian-Moravian hills right next to the river Moravska Dyje. We visited Telc one day and Prague another day. The rest of the time we just went for walks along the river.

Telc: The houses in Telc, which stands on a hilltop, were originally built of wood. After a fire in the late 14th century, the town was rebuilt in stone, surrounded by walls and further strengthened by a network of artificial ponds. The town's Gothic castle was reconstructed in High Gothic style in the late 15th century.

Prague: Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town – with their magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV – speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages.

Nearby Amenities

We always drove to the supermarket and tried different restaurants every day for lunch. We prepared our meals ourselves in the evenings. We were there for New Years Eve and the week after, so we had to drive about 5-10 minutes to get to the nearest shops.

The House/Apartment

The house was a Czech holiday house. It was in good shape.

Garden

There is a small garden in front of the house that stands right next to a river. There are forests and lots of small rivers in the neighbourhood. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet recreational area.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The furniture was not luxurious, but in good shape. There were enough chairs for everyone in the living room and dining area and the house was clean.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

There were three bedrooms on the first floor with 2, 2 and 1 beds. We all slept well. There was one bathroom with a shower and a toilet.

Kitchen

We used to cook our own meals in the evenings in the kitchen. There is a kitchen with a stove top, oven, fridge, microwave oven and for us there were enough pots and pans and dishes. We did go out for lunch though and did not cook much.

Problems or Bonuses

Problems: We went in winter and had problems with the heating that was partly electric and partly with oil and we did not understand the system, so the owner had to come and help us. We are grateful that he did so twice during his Christmas holidays. We used the hot room on the ground floor that had an extra entrance and enjoyed it. (However, we did not think that the hot room was a sauna as we knew it, because the oven was electric and we there were no coals to put the scented water on.) After having enjoyed a stay in the hot room, we always had to leave the house and enter the living area through another door from the outside. It was no problem for us, but not everybody will enjoy that.

Bonuses: The house is situated in a quiet recreational area quite close to interesting places like the Unesco Heritage town Telc and some castles. A nice idea for a day trip is also to go to KromerÝz and visit the castle and its beautiful garden.

KromerÝz stands on the site of an earlier ford across the River Morava, at the foot of the Chriby mountain range which dominates the central part of Moravia. The gardens and castle of KromerÝz are an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a European Baroque princely residence and its gardens.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

As the daughter of the agency┤s owner is my friend, we were treated very well by the agency. Mrs. Jungova understands English and is fluent in German, Dutch and Czech and her daughter is fluent in English, Dutch, German and of course Czech.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

If you are not looking for a luxurious holiday home, but a clean house close to a river in a green area not far from the sights of Moravia and not too far from Prague for a daytrip, this is the right hoiday home for you. The price per week is very reasonable: from a weekly price of EUR 195 in low season (10.3.-25.4.2003, 30.8.-10.10.2003, 10.5.-31.5.2003, 26.10.-20.12.2003) to a weekly price per house of EUR 386 in high season (23.2.-9.3.2003, 12.7.-15.8.2003, 20.12.-4.1.2004)

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