The Holy Cow 8.4
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The Holy Cow

U Haliku farm (the holy cow) is located in West Bohemia on the edge of a sweet little village.
This historic farmhouse from 1705 is carefully restored and equipped with many luxurious amenities. Yet leave remained the authentic details still preserved, ensuring a pleasant stay. The walled courtyard and enclosed orchard of 2000 square meters provide you with your children and pets privacy to enjoy a carefree holiday in a beautiful wooded countryside. You look out over the fields and see in the distance the mountains that form the border with Germany. During different seasons you pick your own fruit from the garden! The house offers ample accommodation for 12 people, but you can also enjoy an intimate stay very well with two. The extensive kitchen facilities, both indoors and outdoors, provide opportunities abound. During the hot summer nights you can enjoy the grill and linger on the pergola. While during a little cooler moment you will heat the wood stove in the cozy dining room or find yourself a place under the patio heater on the porch.
Pool too small? The lake is a 10 minute walk to the edge of the forest. The village has a grocery store, and for more extensive shopping and dining are nearby provincial towns. Within 30 minutes you are in Plzen and it is only an hour drive to the Capital of Prague.

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The host, André & Anicka

Micazu member since February 2013

Netherlands
German, English, Dutch

Andre & Anicka live and work in the Netherlands, but bought this farm in 2001 because they were looking for a nice historical place in nature to receive the Czech family off Anicka. Therefore the "Holy Cow" was the ideal choice. After a thorough renovation they tranformd the 300 year old farmhouse in a characteristic and charming holiday farm. You are more then welcome to spend your hollidays there !

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Extra price information

The WEEK MINIMUM PRICE is always on the basis of four persons. In case of more than 4 people you pay the mentioned price per person, per week
Children under 2 years of age and a max of 3 pets are FREE!

Rates & duration

Prices are per stay
Period Week Midweek Weekend Night Discount Minimum stay
08-07-2017 - 02-09-2017 € 580.00 - - - 25% discount 7 nights
02-09-2017 - 14-10-2017 € 440.00 - - - - 7 nights
14-10-2017 - 29-10-2017 € 580.00 - - € 83.00 - 7 nights

Services & additional costs

Type Price
Baby € 0.00 Per stay Free
Extra cleaning € 25.00 Per stay Pay at location | required
Extra person € 145.00 Per person per week Pay at booking | required
Final cleaning € 55.00 Per stay Pay at location | required
Final cleaning with animal stay € 25.00 Per stay Pay at location | required

Additional information

Summers are , because of the Central European continental climate pretty hot, so we spend most of our time in the garden. First we get through the large (lockable) gateway or from the central hall or dining room in the 500 m2 large front yard.
Here is a large play lawn surrounded by flower beds with blooming plants and an herb garden under the kitchen window.
Some fruit trees and a large walnut ensure desired shade, but there are also plenty of spots for sun worshipers. For example, around the pool!
The front garden is separated from the orchard behind by a huge covered outdoor terrace. Elevated and covered with grapes.
From this pergola we are overlooking the front garden and the pool and then we look out over the fields and see the mountains on the horizon. Here is the outdoor kitchen and a large picnic table which seats up to 12 people. We also find there a permanent outdoor grill associated with a supply of fruit trees.
For the fruit itself, we step down from then the pergola to an orchard of 1500 m2 . Compleletely enclosed by medieval walls and fencing. Here are more than 40 varied fruit trees, which from May to October ensure a steady supply of ORGANIC FRUIT.
If you like , you can make your own plum jam, blackberry jam, apple sauce, stewed pears or apple pie.
But you can also pick the cherries, strawberries, blackberries and currants gooseberries for dessert!
During the day in the company of many songbirds and butterflies in both parts of the garden we find ourselves a nice place under a fruit tree and we can cool off in the pool or under the outdoor shower.
We use our Meals on the Pergola, although with a smaller party we also like to use the intimate veranda adjacent to the dining room.
When darkness falls in , the bats take over from the songbirds. The environment knows no light pollution, so it quickly becomes really dark. We then enjoy the beautiful starlight in the kies. Especially in summer with many shooting stars!
CASTLES AND FORTRESS
Make a round led by the rich of old castles or visit the ruins of numerous fortress of the Middle Ages. In the summer there are also regular castlegames!

OLD TOWN CENTRES
Domazlice, Horsovsky Tyn, and Klatovy Plzen and Prague have also beautiful old city centers, with interesting churches and towers that are often open to visitors. Then relax in one of the rustic parks or on a cozy terrace!

MUSEUMS
You might be interested in the nearby museum of ancient crafts and ceramics in Kolovec, the Beer Museum in Plzen and the regional museum Crafts Museum in Domazlice. Or visit the Catacombs and old Jugendstil Pharmacy in Klatovy . In something further Praha (Prague) are next to the National Museum, the Mucha Museum and the Jewish Museum a number of other museums.

FESTIVALS
In summer, is the Chodska festival in organized in Domaclice. Central there are the typical historical costumes and music of the region.

CONCERTS
In summer, many local music performances are served on outdoor stages in the surrounding villages.
In the old towns and cities are beautiful concert halls with fixed programs, and in Prague you will find also the famous jazz clubs!
WALKING
At the tourist office in Horsovsky Tyn you buy very affordable walkingmaps of various areas.
From the farm are several hiking trails running in a northerly direction across the fields to the Woods above.

WILD LIVE AND BIRD SPOTTING
At dusk, you have great chance to spotDeer and wild boar in the fields and the forest. During the day You will also observe many unusual birds.

FISHING
There are several possibilities for fishing. Ranging from fishing in the river to fishing in the village pond or trout pond of a restaurant. For fishing in the Czech Republic apply different rules. Ask the owner for information.

CYCLING
Although it is hilly, you can cycle fine over beautiful rural routes and through the woods. For recreational cyclists are 4 bikes with gear available. The more experienced mountain biker obviously takes his own materials.

SWIMMING
If we just want something bigger than the private pool in the garden, we go to the village more.

TENNIS AND FOOTBALL
At the beginning of the beginning of the village there is the football field of the local club and tennis courts. There is also a playground for smaller children.

HORSERIDING
The horses, which we can see from the orchard work during the day with the lumber in the forest, but are thrilled to very experienced riders at summer evenings.
The tours always go accompanied by the owner across the fields and through the woods.
Ask the owner for information.
Vanuit de boerderij kunt u per auto  eenvoudig een dagtocht maken naar de cultureel en historisch aantrekkelijke steden Plzen (30 min) en Praag (75 min).
Een treinreis vanuit Stankov (3km) duurt  wat langer  maar geeft een relaxte  kijk op het prachtige landschap. U kunt daarnaast ook overwegen om een overnachting te boeken in Praag.
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Features & layout

The dining room is such a cozy space that it often has the function of living. It is situated in the former cow and horse stable. The late medieval arches and thick walls provide a delicious coolness in summer and in winter shall ensure that the warmth of the wood stove is held long. The castle atmosphere does anyone end in former times. There is enough space for a comfortable dinner with candles or soft light from the antique chandeliers.

  • 25 m2
  • Natural stone
  • Dining Chairs (8)
  • Armchair (2)

De woonkamer is gesitueerd tussen beide slaapkamers op de begane grond en is toegankelijk vanuit de centrale hal. De kamer is in het voor en na seizoen altijd behaaglijk verwarmd d.m.v. centrale verwarming. U vindt er een eettafel om spelletjes aan te doen, maar ook een zitbank. Tevens staat hier de TV met DVD.

  • 20 m2
  • Boards
  • Dining corner / Dining Table

This is the "Maria Room". Named after the icon on the wall. Here it is possible for two adults and a baby to sleep. The room is equipped with a washbasin, TV and 4 seater diningtable. A wardrobe with built-in safe is also available here. This bedroom leads via an enclosed staircase to the attic (bedroom 3) The windows overlook the front garden.

  • 20 m2
  • Boards
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Blankets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)
  • Seat

The "Joseph" room owes its name not only to the icon on the wall, but also to Anicka's father, brother and our son. Here's previously always been a master bedroom. Here you have access to a spacious wardrobe. The windows overlook the front garden.

  • 16 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Blankets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s)

The attic can be reached via the Maria Room (1 bedroom) and is designed for children, but two adults can sleep there also with ease. The two front windows they see the church on the village square. There is a sofa and there are tables and chairs. The children have their own HIFI installation with CD and countless games, crayons and puzles. The stairwell can be closed with a child safety gate!

  • 25 m2
  • Boards
  • Bed: Single bed 190 x 70 cm
  • Bed: Single bed 190 x 70 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Blankets (2)
  • Desk / dressing table
  • Seat

The sleeping loft can be reached by a staircase from the dining room. The six beds provide family or friends sharing the fun. But adequate shielding is still posible,if you want. The windows overlook the pergola, pool and orchard.

  • 50 m2
  • Boards
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 180 cm
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 180 cm
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 180 cm
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 180 cm
  • Bed: Queen bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Duvets (10)
  • Blankets (4)
  • Seat

In the bathroom there are 3 large rain showers, so you can shower at oncesit with your partner, friends or children .In the adjoining room are the washing machine,two sinks and a toilet. there are plenty of outlets for toothbrushes, hair dryer etc.

  • 20 m2
  • Toilet
  • Shower (3)
  • Washbasin (2)

The second bathroom has a sink and a senior toilet with old cast iron cistern!

  • 20 m2
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Washbasin (1)

De ruimte ligt tussen de woonkamer en de slaapkamer. U vindt er een bureau voor uw laptop of tablet of om te schrijven.

  • 10 m2

This beautiful area with its late-medieval arches we have transformed from a stable into a fine, functional and cheerful kitchen. There is a large sink, and a table with two sinks, a dishwasher, oven and all cooking utensils, and a centerpiece of an art nouveau kitchencobbard with glasses and crockery. Among the walls are racks with ceramics from the region! The walls are 80cm thick and keep the farm cool in the summer and in winter warm if necessary. The floor is covered with antique tiles.

  • Type: Separate room
  • Stove: Gas (8 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Hood
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Toaster
  • Dry rack
  • Fridge freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Microwave
  • Food processor
  • Oven
  • Detergent
  • Ironing board / Iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dishwasher
  • Water boiler

The pool is half built into the ground. The edge is one meter above ground level to form a barrier for comminuted children and dogs, which therefore can not just drop in!

  • Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool
  • Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool
  • Privacy: Private swimming pool
  • Dimensions in m: 4 x 4 x 1.5 (L x W x D)
  • Farmhouse
  • 250 m2
  • Child's bed (3)
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (1)
  • Stair gates
  • Child's bath
  • Cycling
  • Mountainbiken
  • Horse-riding
  • Playground
  • Walking
  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Maximum privacy
  • Rest & space
  • Group accommodation
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Boiler
  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Measurements of TV in cm: (1)
  • Dutch TV channels (3)
  • Internet connection
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Grill Plate
  • Deckchair (4)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (5)
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace (2)
  • Patio heater
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (12)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Porch
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Shed
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Ashtray(s)
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Pets allowed
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Safe
  • Wine cellar
  • Seperate toilet (2)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Bed linen available
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children
  • Adapted toilet
  • (Board) games
  • (Comic)books
  • DVDs / Blu-rays
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house

Reviews

  • Based on 11 reviews 8.4
  • General impression 8.5
  • Location 8.0
  • Facilities vacation rental 8.4
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 8.4
  • Child friendliness 9.3
  • Hygiene 7.6
  • Friendliness and service host 8.9
  • Price/quality 8.6
  • Pammy Markus, with the family. Gave on an average of 8.9  

    ”Wat hebben wij genoten...!
    Vanaf het moment dat we de mooie grote poort doorkwamen hadden we een glimlach op ons gezicht van oor tot oor. Die glimlach heeft er twee weken gezeten!!!!
    Het huis is één grote ontdekkingsreis, de omgeving ontzettend verrassend en de mensen in de omgeving zijn vriendelijk.
    We waren helaas te vroeg om van enig fruit te kunnen genieten, maar we hebben wel de bloemenpracht zien ontpoppen tot een mooi kleurenpalet.
    Voor onze bejaarde honden was het een compleet Walhalla.... Lekker luieren op een heerlijk zachte deken van gras met volop schaduw.
    Wij hadden de vrijheid om te luieren in eigen tuin, er was bovendien genoeg ruimte (binnen en buiten) om je af te zonderen wanneer je daar behoefte aan had.
    De dorpjes in de buurt zijn allen een schattig verschijnsel...wat een rust stralen ze uit!
    Er zijn zoveel mogelijkheden voor uitstapjes. Wij zijn bijvoorbeeld naar Mariënbad, Pilsen, Praag, Klatovy, Hovorsky Tin, Furth im Wald en nog veel meer geweest. Wij vinden t heerlijk om in de auto te stappen en te kijken waar we uit komen. Ik denk dat als we 5 jaar met vakantie naar Cermna zouden gaan, de omgeving nog niet compleet gezien zouden hebben...
    Het vakantiehuis is absoluut een aanrader en voor ons (tegen onze gewoontes in) een serieuze optie voor een volgende vakantie!"


  • jan spierings, with a friend/relative/colleague. Gave on an average of 8.3  

    Hebben prima 14 dagen vakantie gehad leuke woning en mooie tuin leuk dorpje en prachtige omgeving.
    Al met al prima vermaakt en de fam. sluijter kan je altijd bereiken om eventuele problemen te verhelpen .
    Dus het is vinden wij een prima locatie om eens kennis te maken met Tjechie wat overigens een heel mooi en schoon land is.
    Met vriendelijke mensen en prachtige steden , dorpjes ,en prima restaurants en horeca .
    Dus wij waren aangenaam verrast en hebben prima vakantie gehad in leuke woning en vinden de Heilige koe een prima plek om een leuke tijd in Tjechie door te brengen.

  • André B, with partner. Gave on an average of 8.1