Villa Panorama 1.
Villa Panorama is situated in the Giant Mountains, in the southwestern part of Poland, close to the Czech border. This villa, located in a quiet neighborhood, offers a wonderful view (as the name would suggest!). The house can accommodate up to 20 persons. This holiday home, built in 1935, was fully renovated in 2005 / 2006 but still retains its “original character” (old ovens, doors and cupboards for example). It stands on a large parcel of land with a private parking lot. You will find a small brook approx. 50 meters from the house. The property lies on the edge of the forest where you can easily spot deer, boar, lots of fox and various birds of prey. In summer you can enjoy a barbecue or organize your own campfire. When the temperature of the air climbs high, it is quite blissful to visit one of the lakes in the neighborhood (Lesnianskie and Zlotnickie). Also in the neighborhood you can find many (signposted) routes ideal for hiking, cycling or riding a mountain bike. Upon request, a freshly-cooked (Polish) meal can be arranged (breakfast and/or dinner). All requested dishes will be prepared using organic products (among others, homemade honey, jam and bread). The meat products originate from the best butcher shops in the region. This three-story holiday home is provided with all the conveniences. On the ground floor there is the living room where you can enjoy the fireplace on a cool evening. The accommodation has a central heating system. The living room also has a satellite TV, DVD-player and stereo. In the dining room there is a nice German heater. The modern kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, a fridge- and freezer combo, an electric kettle, a coffeemaker, an electric stove and an antique German oven. On this floor there is also a double bedroom, a bathroom with a shower and toilet and a separate lavatory. There is a storage room for bicycles and skis. On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms and a bathroom with a shower, double washbasin and toilet. In addition there is a spacious living room with a balcony. On the second floor there is a large bedroom suitable for 5 persons and 2 double bedrooms. You will find a third bathroom as well, equipped with a shower, bathtub and double washbasin. There is another living room on this floor. This floor offers space for 1 extra bed. The house is well insulated and all of the plumbing is new. The villa has access to crisp, clear mountain water which can be used for drinking. It has been further purified by a hydrant booster and filter. The walls of the house are 60 cm thick and well insulated, which keeps the rooms on all floors cool during the summer. The cellar is so cold you can easily store your food in it! There are a lot of opportunities to explore the neighborhood around this holiday house. Within walking distance lie picturesque villages containing historic churches, weaving shops, old farms and mills. The foothills of the Jizera Mountains and its nature reserves - the crocus reserve, the peat reserve and Bóbrdal, situated around a water reservoir - are all within a stone’s throw. There are castle ruins with underground passages in Stara Kamienica and Rybnica. Furthermore, there are the curious rock formations of Eulensteine, Bibersteine, the Devil’s Stone and the magic walls of Kopaniec. To culture fans this region offers numerous sights, for example, the fortress of Czocha, castle of Frydlant (the Czech Republic, 20 km) or one of the oldest breweries in Neder Silesie, Lwowek Slaski (founded in 1209). The most significant of the remaining castles are: Chojnik (close to Piechowice), Wlen, Karpniki, Bolczów, Bolków and Lomnica. In addition, there is a convent located in Kreszów, a museum and former concentration camps of Gross Rosen and Wolimierz, an artists’ village famous for its alternative theatre, and printing workshops in the old train station (West) – all of these are certainly worth a visit. There are many interesting towns in the neighborhood including “Jelenia Góra” (25 km) a splendid old town with a magnificent market place, old churches and an original glass and community museum; “Cieplice” (20 km), a quiet resort with a pedestrianized street, a palace, a spa, 2 monumental churches and a natural science museum; “Swieradów Zdrój” (8 km), a prominent resort with a romantic ‘Wanderhalle’ and wonderful parks, at the foot of the Jizera Mountains; “Lesna” (20 km), a lovely little town with 2 impressive castles. Also in the neighborhood: Czocha and Swiecie. “Szklarska Poreba” 15 km and “Karpacz” 20 km, are two tourist centers with chair lifts to the Giant Mountains. These are attractive Polish destinations cluttered with countless souvenir shops. In Karpacz you will find the famous stave Wang church (the ancient Norwegian church). Thanks to the central location of the house, you can easily undertake trips (for more than one day) to Prague, Wroclaw, Dresden and Görlitz. In the Czech town of Liberec (40km) you will find Europe’s largest indoor swimming paradise. Smoking in the house is prohibited. Arrival is from 15.00 p.m. Departure is by 11.00 a.m. Maximum 2 pets allowed upon request. If you book for 3 weeks or more, you will receive at least a 10% discount off the rental price. Prices for longterm rent or periods shorter then a week are available upon request. You have the option to arrange breakfast and dinner (no lunch)in advance. Breakfast consists of several types of bread, cheese, meat, coffee or tea and (mostly) eggs. All the food is fresh and is prepared by a cook. The food is local, which means it is nutritious and more then sufficient, but not spicy. Please place your order while making your booking. It is possible to order this later, but no more then latest two days before arrival. Because of the rural location, there are no internet options on site. Nearest internet location on approximately 8 kilometers. Please note that young groups and parties are not allowed. Option booking not available Please note: the rates do not include the mandatory hirers' liability insurance. This small amount is a percentage of the rental sum starting from 10 Euros per reservation.