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Explore Golden Prague from the Tranquillity of a Country Cottage

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Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Černý Vůl - IdyllicPrague Conifer Cottage

6+6 Bedrooms, 3+3 bathrooms, 3+3 toilets, ideal for couple, family or groups

Prague is a delight. But why spoil your holiday with the stress and noise of a city hotel? Instead stay in our Cottage and enjoy the best of Golden Prague and the tranquillity of a Bohemian countryside village, all in the same holiday! Easy 20 minutes into Prague; Easy 15 minutes from airport; Airport welcome and transfer available; Situated at entrance to picturesque National Park Forest; 100 metres to unforgettable Bohemian Restaurant with low prices and world class beer; Walk or cycle from the cottage following streams and lakes through delightful forest to the Vltava river and enchanting countryside beyond; House was lead feature in “Muj Dum” magazine; On cycle track, but with car/taxi access to house; Mature garden with BBQ area; Free Internet Wi-Fi ; Serviced fully equipped luxury accommodation; Rent-a-Chef - a professional chef will bring prepare and cook for you from only £4 per person! Free bilingual telephone support throughout your holiday. Idyllic Prague Weddings arranged

Guest comments on our website: Please see our website for more than fifty Guest comments!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

IdyllicPrague Reservations Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Czech
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We were surprised by how much cycling and walking goes on in the Czech Republic

and how organised it is - it is a beautiful country which we didn't know that much

about before we left. We were really pleased that we were living in the country

rather than in Central Prague especially during the heat wave. We found the buses

amazing - they follow the timetable (a surprise after England) so central Prague was

really accessible if we wanted to go there. If people do want to do lots of walking

and cycling we found the equivalent of an OS map in the stationers in the metro at

Dejvicka (we brought it back with us as we might visit again) - we found it really

useful to see where the paths went. We also found the outdoor swimming pool near

the reservoir (terminus of no 20&26 tram routes) - it is however unheated!

We had a great time in Cerny Vul and most of us did cycle at some stage. We

managed to do lots of the routes as walks anyway so were quite happy (both

children walk quite
Nov 2007
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1 holidaymaker review

Explore Golden Prague from the Tranquillity of a Country Cottage
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews
San Francisco, California, USA

Remote location, not many activities nearby

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We stayed here for four nights in early July 2009. The property itself is fine, with a well-maintained garden.

Overall, I'd say that the Homeaway description and the property website make Conifer Cottage sound much nicer, much better furnished, and much closer to Prague (or any other activities) than it really is.

First and foremost, the location is very remote and it is difficult to manage without a car or other form of transportation. The nearest bus stop is probably a 10-minute walk from the cottage and the bus only runs about 1 or 2 times per hour. Once on the bus, it is a 30 minute ride into outer Prague and probably another 10-15 minutes to the center of Prague and most of the tourist attractions.

In terms of activities, if you don't rent bikes you can still walk along the bike paths but beware that there is quite of bit of road traffic, including bikes and cars. There isn't much in either direction of the bike path. There are two nearby fishing ponds, but they didn't seem suitable for swimming.

The two nearest villages are small and do have shops but their stock is limited and their hours, especially during the summer, are unpredictable. If you don't have a car, it is best that you purchase all of your necessities prior to arriving, because unlike other vacation rentals, the cottage does not provide condiments, seasonings, or other supplies like aluminum foil or charcoal for the barbeque.

While the cottage does have 6 bedrooms, I'd be reluctant to use the 2 in the basement level as it's fairly dark and musty there because there are not very many windows to the outside. In addition, we had problems cooking because when we turned on one burner on the stove, it blew out the electricity for the entire house.

In addition, the internet was not working during our entire stay (a recent storm had knocked it out and there seemed to be little hurry to have it fixed).

The two bright spots of our stay were the transfer car service, which was prompt, courteous and helpful, and the restaurant across the road, which was delicious (especially the fries and the fried cheese) and affordable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have enjoyed wonderful feedback from 70 groups of Guests; it gives us great pleasure to read how much they have enjoyed their holidays. So this unhappy review was a terrible shock. Two bad things happened during this particular holiday, for which we are deeply sorry. Firstly a thunderstorm destroyed the internet connection in several houses in the area. We telephoned O2 every day pressing for a repair. Secondly the Cottage fuse blew in the consumer unit. The Idyllic Prague team did extraordinarily well to have the electricity restored in an hour. It was suggested that this was caused by the electrical cooker hobs so we have immediately replaced them with new gas hobs. We do not share the other views expressed and neither, to the best of our knowledge, do any of the other hundreds of Guests who have enjoyed holidays in Conifer Cottage. The Cottages are located in enchanting, peaceful countryside in “Cerny Vul” which is still too small to be called a village. A cycle path runs into “Silent Valley National Park”. The pleasant bus ride from Cerny Vul takes a punctual 20 minutes to Dejvická which is the metro/tram/bus hub below Prague Castle giving access to all of Prague. There are up to 6 buses an hour. This reviewed holiday was very brief. Even a short walk would have revealed that it is the 3rd lake that is generally used for swimming. A short walk would also have discovered Silent Valley National Park which is a delight to explore on foot or by bicycle. We provide all Guests with a free welcome pack which includes sparkling wine, sparkling and still water, milk, coffee, tea, sugar, salt etc, dishwasher tablets, kitchen towel, soap, toilet paper, etc and free bus metro tram tickets. We also offered a car and a driver for a supermarket visit. The tiny local shops are fun, they attempt to stock everything you might need. In addition a very pleasant walk almost entirely through forest leads to a large Tesco. We are puzzled by the comments regarding the lower floor. We have installed under floor heating and a condensing gas boiler which heats radiators and copious hot water. It is available at all times. So why the negative comment? There is also a luxury Jacuzzi bathroom on the lower floor, perhaps someone had been overindulging in a relaxing spa bath without the fan? We were pleased to read praise for the Idyllic Prague driver and the local pub restaurant, which in our opinion is fully justified.
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Prague International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Directly across the bicycle track!
Nearest Ferry
670 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Several golf courses around Prague
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Roztoky Prague
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Motorway R7 Prague Airport Junction
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Directly across the bicycle track!
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Cross country skiing by Cottages. Downhill 100km
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Local lakes have beaches, paying and free
Car: not necessary

The Cottages are situated 20 minutes NW of Prague City and 15 minutes NE of Prague Airport in a village called Cerny Vul. ('Cerny Vul' means 'black bullock' which refers to Neolithic ceramics found here) An excellent bus service runs regularly into Prague and low cost taxis are easily available. Cerny Vul is not yet big enough to be officially classed as a village, but it has a delightful relaxed atmosphere and two pub restaurants. Two government ministers have chosen Cerny Vul cottages as their holiday home hideaways.

Although cars and taxis can access the cottage, the house is situated not on a road but on Cycle Track 8100. Cycle Track 8100 follows streams and fish lakes through the forest of 'Tichy Udoli' (Silent Valley) National Park to an intriguing rope ferry built to take cyclists and ramblers across the river Vltava and hence on to further countryside or Prague City. In the opposite direction the cycle track leads to the fairytale Ukor castle.

Other Activities: Exploring Prague city. Rambling in forest and country side. Wildlife. River and lake boating. White water canoeing. Ice-skating. Cross-country s


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Černý Vůl, Prague

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
New Year Minimum Cottage Renta
31 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

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Rental rates are shown as accurately as possible, but this is not our website. Holiday-Rentals is not our website, you need to look at our IdyllicPrague website for full details.
Cottage rental rates range from GBP £15 per night to GBP £150 per night except for large groups when prices are £6-£18 per Guest per night. Cottages are always for your EXCLUSIVE use.
Half Price!!! November Decembe

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Černý Vůl, Czech Republic

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom Ground Floor - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Washing Machine
    Bathroom Upper Floor - Shower Enclosure
    Toilet Ground Floor - Toilet , No easy wheelchair access
    Toilet Upper Floor - Toilet
    Bathroom Lower Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Wheelchair users and Guests with limited mobility have found the ground floor easily accessible and convenient. However the ground floor toilet is not large enough for wheelchair access. Please contact us for details of options for full wheelchair access solutions.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Ground Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Flexible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Flexible
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Extra singles available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Extra singles available
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , By prior agreement only
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed , with washbasin
  • While retaining the 'romantic cottage for two honeymoon charm', Conifer Cottage has 6 large bedrooms, plus a living room which can also be used as a bedroom making a total of 7 bedrooms. The bedrooms are equipped with a flexible arrangement of beds so that 5 of the 6 bedrooms could each sleep up to 4 if required, and the 6th bedroom could sleep 2 or 3. Two bedrooms access a balcony directly, and one bedroom adjacent to the luxury jacuzzi bathroom includes a wash hand basin, mirror, shaving light etc.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen fittings include a double sink, electric fan oven, hobs, two microwaves, kettle, and dishwasher and fridge freezer. The dining area extends into a delightful garden bay with full height windows. In the living room are a settee/bed, armchairs, TV, piano and many books. The mature garden includes a patio with built-in barbeque. Extensive garden furniture is provided. Three double bedrooms are situated on the upper floors, one double bedroom is situated on the ground floor and two double bedrooms and a jacuzzi bathroom on the lower floor. There are separate toilets on each floor. Separate bathrooms on each floor both include purpose built shower cubicles and washbasins. The ground floor bathroom also includes a large bath and washing machine. A computer work station study area is provided on the upper floor. A family television den on the lower floor is equipped with a television, satellite receiver, DVD & VHS player. Bicycles & a large garage are available

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