Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
Description of Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
Ideally located just on the edge of the Bohemian (Czech) and Bavarian (German) forest national parks these six 4 star self-catering holiday apartments, contained within three adjacent houses, offer an excellent opportunity to get out and explore or stay put and relax. The apartments sleep up to 4, 6 and 8 people and are also suitable for groups.
The forest setting opens up an extensive web of walking and cycling trails right on your doorstep with nearby sports facilities and an adventure playground in the local village making this the perfect accommodation for Bavaria holidays spent outdoors.
Snow shoeing, alpine skiing and cross country skiing can all be undertaken during the winter months with the world renowned and family-friendly slopes of Arber just ten minutes away by ski bus.
Out of the ski season, holidays in Bavaria really come into their own with mountain bikes for hire from the house and an extensive back catalogue of self-guided walking itineraries adding to gentle early morning strolls accompanied by bird song and more strenuous mountain hikes to be achieved with a little more thought.
This area of Central Europe is blessed with a wealth of cultural heritage and traditional charm, and no Bavaria holiday is complete without exploring further afield and into the towns of Regensburg and Passau, as well as across the border into Plzen, Prague and Cesky Krumlov.
Once you’re done roaming or if you just fancy playing closer to home, the houses hold a great range of indoor and outdoor fun and games with table tennis, badminton, table football and kids’ toys adding to a choice of cultural classes, such as cookery and glassmaking.
As winners of a national eco-tourism award for encouraging the use of local transport, and holders of Germany’s top classification for environmental practices, these self-catering apartments are perfect for responsible travellers who want to search for sun dappled clearings and skim stones over pine fringed lakes and fast-flowing melt-water rivers.
The British owners are often resident and able to provide help with arranging travel, event tickets etc. if needed. Otherwise our housekeepers are always available to help.
Rooms, food and facilities
All of the holiday apartments have fully-equipped kitchen and dining areas with spacious sitting rooms, bath and shower rooms. Complimentary public transport tickets invite guests to travel locally visit places or go shopping. Plenty to see on both sides of the border, Bavaria and Czech with a great choice of village stores and restaurants providing more than enough nourishment to keep you fully fuelled throughout your stay. Four of the six apartments each have three double bedrooms, the majority of which have en-suite bath or shower rooms, as well as private balconies with forest or mountain views. One apartment has four double bedrooms whilst the remaining apartment has one double bedroom and one twin with scenic balcony. Full details of the Bavarian holiday apartments; HausSterr Maria: 3 double bedrooms (1 with bunk beds), 3 shower rooms (2 ensuite), sitting room, kitchen/dining room, long balcony. HausSterr Anton: 3 double bedrooms (1 with bunk beds), 1 ensuite shower room, full bathroom with bath and separate shower, sitting room, kitchen/dining room. HausSterr Arber: 2 double bedrooms (one twin), shower room, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, balcony with mountain view. ForstHaus: 4 bedrooms (one accessed through master bedroom), ensuite to master with separate bath and shower, shower room, large sitting room, dining room, kitchen and large covered balcony with mountain and forest views. Haus Peter Regen: 3 double bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms, kitchen/dining room, large sitting room, 2 balconies (1 with mountain view), private garden. Haus Peter Sumava: 3 double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, 2 balconies (1 with panoramic forest and mountain views). Family & baby friendly: Children are welcome. We have games and DVDs, garden. Sports facilities across the road, big adventure playground in the village. We have cots and high chairs, baby toys, other baby equipment and provide a shopping service for nappies and baby food if required. Walking & cycling accommodation: There are walks in every direction from the house, from gentle strolls in the forest to mountain hikes. We provide mountain bikes for hire and have developed our own files of self-guided walks. There are well signposted cycle routes in every direction, on both sides of the border.
How to find us
As the nearest train station, Bayerisch Eisenstein, straddles both Bavaria and the Czech Republic it offers a unique introduction to life on the border with distances to Munich or Prague, roughly equidistant.
If you’re intending to arrive by train you’ll be offered a free lift from the station to your self-catering apartment’s front door with the possibility of enjoying breakfast in London before an evening meal in Bayerisch Eisenstein, helping to put distances into perspective.
Flying is always an option and you’ll have the pick of Munich, Linz, Salzburg, Prague and Nuremberg airports from where to touch down before deciding whether to carry on your journey to Bayerisch Eisenstein by hire car or train.
If you intend to drive the entire journey from the UK to Bayerisch Eisenstein then it’s perfectly achievable within 10 hours from Calais however, we think it’s much less stress and a lot more fun to take the train all the way, especially if you’re seriously considering the environment.
5 Reviews of Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2018 by Carolyn BatstoneWe had a great time - active, varied, lots of fresh air and lots of ice cream...We loved sitting on the balcony, enjoying the views. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2017 by Alison HargreavesCanoeing through the National Park Bayerisch was the most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Jul 2015 by Paul FellowsThis is the perfect place for a walking and cycling retreat. A 5 star holiday indeed! Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2013 by Rainey WikstromThe village was very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The opportunities to enjoy the natural environment were abundant. We especially loved our walks and bike rides through the forest. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Aug 2012 by Diane JonesCycling and walking in the Bavarian forest was the most memorable part...An excellent holiday thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children aged between 9 and 16 years. Read full review
PlanetThis one of the most unspoilt and interesting areas in Europe, with the Bavarian and Bohemian National Parks on either side of the border, both within a short walk of the house. Both National Parks have very strict environmental protection policies and we support the Bavarian National Park’s campaign to extend the area of the Park where nature is left entirely to its own devices.
All guests are requested to separate every item of waste possible into containers provided (including Tetra Packs, batteries etc) which we then take to the recycling centre. Vegetable matter is composted for the garden. We have solar panels and all new double glazed windows and insulated roofs. And we emphasize that our tap water is from local springs so there is no need to buy bottled water! We collect rain water to water the garden and flower pots and window boxes. We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible and have water saving taps.
We encourage guests to use the village restaurants and shops and other facilities: museums, a railway station which is the only one in Europe divided between 2 countries, playground and sports facilities. We encourage guests to use public transport – every apartment is provided with a local timetable for guests to take away, we provide details of train journeys to more distant places: Passau, Regensburg and Plzen and encourage use of local rover tickets for guests in addition to the free local bus services with the tourist card.
We are fully involved in village events and in future planning for the village. We use village tradesmen whenever possible. We encourage guests to support events of local organisations. We encourage guests to visit both sides of the border and give them lots of information about the history of the area to encourage international understanding. We regularly donate at least a weeks holiday to charitable/campaigning organisations for them to auction to raise funds for their activities.
We support the National Park and have assisted with translations for English speaking guests. We provide information about the two major animal centres within the National Park. Otters and Beavers have been seen in the village just a few years ago and are in the river between BE and Zwiesel. Ermine in the water by the main house, pine martins in the adjoining forest with deer and lynx there but difficult to see. Many varieties of birds including Honey Buzzrd, Jay and Black Redstart.