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Spillenberg House, in the heritage gem of Levoca. Whole property rental.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Superb skiing in winter, sublime biking/trekking in summer. Culture all year.

A delightful palazzo situated in the heart of a beautiful UNESCO walled town, with all the facilities of a small town but only minutes walk from unspoilt countryside. Yearning for a safe escape? There is a direct flight from London Luton to Poprad (25mins drive from Levoca) operated by the budget airline Wizzair. This calm, natural paradise and retreat to unwind is only 2.5 hours (travel time) from London. Most facilities and sights are less than 30 minutes drive and hire cars can be easily arranged from ca 140Eur/week.

This stunning medieval/renaissance town is surrounded by National Parks (the Tatra mountains, Levoca Mountains and Slovak Paradise) and glorious warm summers (25-35c) make this perfect hiking and cycling country. Be adventurous, try something new, explore this area and you will not be disappointed.

During the summer there are various summer craft fetes, cultural shows and a wealth of historical and cultural artifacts to visit. The town is the site of a significant Roman Catholic Pilgrimage (ca 500000 plus) every first weekend in Jun and is linked by UNESCO to Spis Castle (10 min drive) the largest castle in central Europe. In October the town host the Classical Musical Assembly 'Levoca Indian Summer', with performances from top classical musicians from across Europe.

In the winter, the town is located in the center of many ski resorts and the runs are relatively 'empty' when compared to the crowded Alps (no 30 minute queues). The local town slopes (black, red, blue, runs with night skiing) is only a 5 minute drive. Ruzomberok and Tatras mountain ski facilities are also just a very short drive away. Given the location in central Europe, snow conditions are stable and last until mid Apr.

Historically, Spillenberg House (Est ca 1240) gained it's name from the physicians to the Hungarian monarchy from the 1500 to 1700s, who established their ancestral home in the building. Redesigned in the Renaissance style in 1550, this delightful and recently renovated (2010) home, has all the requirements you need to ensure you have a welcoming, safe retreat after a hard day travelling, exploring, hiking, cycling or skiing.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Mellor
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Czech, Slovak
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Steve Mellor

I am English but I have decided to put my roots down in Slovakia as it is a beautiful country with unspoiled countryside and a vivid and active folk culture. I enjoy skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, art, music and culture so decided that in the longer term, Levoca will be my home.

Steve Mellor purchased this villa in 2003

Why Steve Mellor chose Prešov Region

I have been slowly renovating Spillenberg house since 2004, and the old building has require extensive structural overhaul all of which had to be done sensitively given the buildings national cultural and world heritage status. Perhaps not particularly hard nosed from a business perspective, I do not profit from your stay. As the project remains in fruition, all of your rental funds are used directly for the properties upkeep or further renovation.

This glorious building is a continuing labour of love. The refurbishment will be my enduring legacy to the kind people of Levoca and Slovakia.

What makes this villa unique

I speak basic/functional Slovakian and having been involved with the town and its people for over 10 years I have a network of contacts who may be able to enhance your holiday experience (horse riding, ski instruction, tour guiding) or more humbly, deal with any immediate concerns around the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prešov Region in Slovakia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , White bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Green bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Blue bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Poprad Tatry (TAT)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Tatra Resort
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Spisska Nova Ves (10 eur Taxi)
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
D1 Main East-West Route
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Hotel Arkarda
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
Levoca ski center
Car: recommended

2Km N. Levocska Vrchy (Levoca Mountains) - 100kms of trekking and mountain biking and abundunt wildlife.

5Km N. Levocska Dolina (Levoca Ski Center). Night skiing, black, red and blue runs and adult/child instruction. Convenient and great value.

70Km N. Stary Lubovna (Spectacular castle and folk museum),

10km E. Spisky Hrad (UNESCO) Central Europe's Largest Castle.

20Km SE. Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise) - climb the waterfalls and enjoy the spectacular views.

30Km SE. Dobsinka Ice Cave (UNESCO) - a naturally occurring freezer, ideal for a respite from the hot summers.

20Km W. Aquacity. World renowned spa and chryotherapy complex.

25Km W. Poprad airport. 2 hours to London Luton.

30Km W. High Tatras. Skiing and snowboarders paradise or superb summer mountaineering.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Once you are in Spillenberg House, please feel at home. Our only request is that you remember that the property is part of a UNESCO world heritage site and we are all beholden to keep it in good condition for future generations and for the benefit of all mankind. By staying with us, you are making a direct contribution to the renovation and upkeep of this magnificent cultural monument.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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