A LIFE IN RURAL HUNGARY
HUNGARIAN COUNTRY CAMPING
In 2020 we saw an advert on facebook for a guesthouse and campsite in rural Hungary located in the Koppany Valley Nature Park. It took one visit for us to take a leap of faith and start our next life adventure.
Koppányvölgy Natúrpark has been left underdeveloped to encourage wildlife and fauna to develop naturally and nature has flourished. Sit quietly and you have an almost 100 % chance to observe wild animals such as red deer, roe deer and fox. Some other interesting, rare animals that are readily seen are bee-eater, golden oriole, white-tailed eagle, raven, yellow-bellied toad, European pond turtle, stag beetle, alpine longhorn beetle, common glow-worm, praying mantis. Each morning we wake to a chorus of bird song before starting our day.
We are now looking forward to our third season, who knows what 2022 will bring ?
Koppanyszanto is village of just 400 people, surrounded by vineyards, forest and wildlife about 35 minutes from Lake Balaton. Within months it became apparent if this transition was to succeed we would need to live more sustainably in line with the seasons, so this is a journey of a new way of life, language and culture.
Why not book an experience – even better come and enjoy a stay!
NATURE – FREEDOM-ESCAPE
Being in our autumn years wellness is high on our agenda. We believe protecting health and well-being through ingestion is key to organic living and so we are looking to evolve Koppany Pines with this in mind. Our second season firmly established our al fresco Koppany Pines Tea Terrace as a place to come together, have a meal and enjoy a wide range of the ingredients from our vegetable garden, orchard or foraged from the local area. What we can’t grow and find we source from other small scale local supplies to support the local community. We specialise in well-being infusions, tisanes and botantical bakes and as well as breakfast we are introducing ‘afternoon tea’ and ‘lakeside picnics’ for next season. Staying over but prefer your own space, why not book one of our ‘delivered to you’ breakfast crates?
Another aim for this year is to expand our well-being experiences to take advantage of the nature around us by adding mindful photowalking, forest therapy and lake meditation to our existing activities. We have a seasonal pool in our meadow and with three of Hungary’s famous thermal baths within a short distance it all partners perfectly to create a wonderful escape from every day life.
Into the evening you will find us cooking around the campfire, at the campsite bar relaxing or stargazing. We even created a boules pitch last year, which was popular with the families. At least once a week we create a hungarian dish on the fire using traditional kettle cooking. 5 nights out of 7 we also offer a ‘dine with the host’ option where we invite you to our dinner table to enjoy the meal of the day. Other options include the pizzeria in the village, the fish and chips at Nagkonyi or a visit to a restaurant.
NATURE – FREEDOM-ESCAPE
Why not stay a while ..
BlueBird Suite:- (Sleeps 2/4) Kingsize bed with views over the fields, separate lounge with sofa bed, private shower room
Rose Room – (Sleeps 2) Large double bed in old stable with ensuite shower room. This room is not suitable for pets.
- Daily In-House Continental Breakfast included hot breakfast upgrade available
Book the whole lodge for a self catering option.
Kingsize room, Double room with ensuite, Lounge with Sofa bed, Shower room, Kitchen, Dining room.
- Meal options available on request
Good sized pitches surround by trees divided into three areas to provide intimate camping experience. We have accommodated vehicles up to 10 metres.
- Hardstanding & grass pitches
- EHU Available
- Wash facilities
- Outdoor kitchen & cooking areas
- Dog Friendly
Minimum 2 night stay –
Camp under the stars in one our beautifully presented 5m Bell Tents offered with complimentary continental breakfast box. Under cover kitchen area with picnic bench, rocket stove and outdoor solar shower – as seen on Escape to the Chateau!
No Pets – Up to 2 children (12 years) mattresses provided -own linen required
Sleeps 2 + 2
Renovated caravan ready to camp fully equipped for 4 people, outside seating area and outdoor fire pit.
Note: Caravan is situation up a hill with views over the valley.