Hernád Villa
View form kitchen window
Outdoor cooking
Gazebo at night
Terrace at night with solar lights

Unique Country Villa near Budapest

A beautiful property for family, friends and groups within easy reach of Budapest. Budapest is 40 minutes away and 25 minutes to Budapest airport. The villa sits within its own 1.5 hectare estate with pool (in season), gazebo, landscaped gardens and outside kitchen. The grounds are exceptionally bio diverse with over 30 different varieties of trees. It is secluded without being isolated and is accessed from an unmade road that is about a kilometre away from the motorway directly to Budapest.

The property will suit adventurous outdoor families, friends or groups as it is surrounded by forest. The main villa has been our summer family retreat for the past 15 years.

The hosts
Entire home hosted by Lee and Judit

My name is Lee. I am married to Judit. I have a son Kyle and two daughters Sophia and Charlotte. I enjoy playing football and gardening.


12 guests · 7 bedrooms · 9 beds · 4.5 bathrooms

Given the number of bedrooms, beds and bathrooms, it can comfortably accommodate two or three families wishing to holiday together or a large extended multi generational family. Alternatively the villa can host team building sessions or activity groups: several parties from Semmelweiss University stayed last year (see reviews). In the past we have comfortably hosted up to 20 friends and family at the same time which gives an idea of the flexibility of the accommodation.

All the features and amenities you would expect in a family home are here (plus a few extra)


  • Wi Fi
  • Fully equiped kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Naturally chilled mineral water from private well. No need for bottled water while you are here! Our past guests have commented on the exceptional quality of the water.
  • Badminton pitch and racquets
  • Night time swimming
  • Star gazing from the terrace
  • 50’ full HD TV and hundreds of DVDs
  • Dart board with one set of darts (bring your own!)
  • Sandpit with toys
  • Inside and outside kids toys
  • Playpen
  • Kiddies Forest trail within the private grounds
  • Boules
  • Large trampoline
  • There are a number of longer forest walks pretty much as you leave the front gate.
  • There is also the possibility of horse riding as our neighbour Eva has a riding school. This would be by prior arrangement if she has spaces. Early booking is essential as she is normally very busy! There is now another local riding school which my youngest daughter uses and comes highly recomme.ded.
  • 10 parking spaces
  • Security cameras

Floor Layout

Click on the room number or name to view a photo.

Bedroom 1
Bedroom 5 Bedroom 5 view
Bedroom 6 Bedroom 6 view
Bedroom 4 Bedroom 4 view
Bedroom 3
Living room
House and garden
House and garden
Living room
Dining room
Dining room
Bedroom 2

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Pool and Grounds

The nine metre by five metre pool has been designed with a shallow end for young children complete with an in pool seating level for comfortable adult supervision (coincidentally works well, as we have discovered over the years, with a glass of wine or beer). The pool is not heated so is only in use from May to the end of August.

Families can cater pool side with a second kitchen (electric cooker and fridge) so no one misses the fun providing the food! Meals/snacks can be consumed in the large gazebo next to the outside kitchen and pool shaded from the sun. There are plentiful sun loungers around the pool to cover rest and relaxation requirements in the sun. [[ The outside kitchen has an integral real wood BBQ. There is also a large Weber Espirit gas BBQ on the main terrace which can be moved next to the pool if required. The cooking opportunities are completed with a traditional Hungarian Bogrács: this is a large cauldron used over an open fire to cook Goulash (this is for the purists: personally I like cooking curries in the cauldron outside) There are two fire pits for Bogrács: one conveniently near the house and the other in a forest section of the property. The nearest one to the house is equipped with log benches and seats up to 15 people. The forest fire pit is more basic: here you can be in the forest without worrying about wildlife as you are safely fenced in. The architecture of the grand Silver Birch trees make this a wonderful place to spend an evening around the camp fire..... ]]

Around and About

Budapest's world class sight seeing; night life and restaurants/bars have now reopened.

We have lots of personal recommendations:


  • Cegled Health Spa (20 mins away)
  • Budapest Health Spas (Kiràlyfürdö, Gellért, Rudas, Török, Széchenyi, etc.): 45-60 mins away
  • Classical music concerts: MÜPA Béla Bartók Concert Hall: 35 mins away
  • National Opera House: 45 mins away
  • Ceglédfürdö Kalandpark-Cegléd (Cegléd Adventure playground): 20 mins away
  • Cegléd Vineyard: taste and buy locally produced wine: 20 mins away
  • Kecskemét: historic regional city with vibrant outside market: 35 mins away
  • Kecskemét: Wildlife park: 35 mins away
  • Ópusztaszer National Museum and Maze: between Kecskemét and Szeged: 60 mins away
  • Szeged: large Aqua park and excellent zoo: 60 mins away
  • Soroksár: M5 Soroksár Játszóház Gyermek Center (Childrens Playhouse Center): 20 mins away
  • Traditional Hungarian food in local village restaurants (Again, we have some personal recommendations): varies
  • Local farmers markets in Dabas and in Kecskemét on Sunday: 20 and 25 mins away
  • Soroksár: Golf: 30 mins away
  • Magán Zoo: 25 mins away
  • Euro Ring Race track and Go-Karting: 10 mins away
  • Dabas: Bad Bone Paintball: 15 mins away
  • Szigethalmi Családi Vadaspark (Another Wildlife park): 50 mins away
  • Albertirsa Local Health Thermal Baths ( night time tickets available): 20 mins away
  • Csepel Strand fürdö (Csepel Water park): 40 mins away
  • Dunaharaszti Strand (Dunaharaszti Water Park): 35 mins away
Further away (over an hour):
  • Visegrád Castle and Danube bend: 90 mins away
  • Lake Balaton ("Hungary's 60 km inland sea"): 90 mins away
  • Eger wine region: Cellars and wine tasting. For our money this is the finest area in Hungary for wine. This area is a real hidden treasure for wine lovers.

During your stay

The Villa owner and family stay in a property next to the villa, but there is no indoor access so guests have privacy inside their own villa. The pool, outside kitchen gazebo and the grounds in the pictures are exclusively for use of our guests. (Our outside area is completely separate to the guests). If you need help, however, someone will be on-site at all times. And if they are here, our kids would be delighted to show the guests’ children around as well. Housekeeping: towel and linen change midweek for weekly rentals.

Additional Important Notes.

  • This is the real countryside so if bugs worry you this is probably not the right place to stay.
  • Traditional thick villa walls so variable internet in places inside but fine outside (even with boosters!)
  • Unmade road accessing the property is bumpy in places: you need to drive slowly for several sections.
  • See the Bookings page for cancelation policy, check-in & check-out times etc.


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