Property and local area description
A place full of natural interests. People call it "a real place to be.
4 Seasons Countryside Apartment:
elf-contained clean, tidy complete ground floor apartment.
Self-Catering, "home from home, in a different location"
Shopping and restaurants locally 4 km at Jablonne. by car or bus (5 times daily)
Languages : English, German and Czech
Resident hosts Oliver and Judith can share all need to know about the facilities, appliances, the area and region
Golf, Bicycles available, Walks, Hiking, Horse trekking Fishing, Skiing: light, xcountry, downhill. Winter breaks, Narrow guage rail, Touring and Sightseeing
People call it "A real place to be" and all age people come here.
The apartment sleeps 1-- 8 persons... for bed arrangement, phone or email.
Basic fixed cost (for 4 persons) is 212 pounds/week
Additional weeks...are reduced, email us
More than 4 persons:
Additional Adults 25% each.
Add' Children 9--18 15% each
Add' Children 2--- 8 10% each
Lovely comfortable spacious self catering self contained 75sq holiday apartment
Situated in a tri-Countries area, where 3 open borders meet! Czech Poland, Germany (our northern neighbours) just up the road!
Two large (beam ceiling) Bedrooms, Lounge/Diner, Kitchen, Shower Wet Room
Simple decoration clean, tidy and pleasantly furnished
“home from home, in a different location”
Inexpensive Car rental for touring/sightseeing
Shopping and restaurants locally at Jablonne
Language spoken: English, German, and Czech
Hosts: Oliver and Judith are happy to inform about facilities, the area and region
At Four Seasons:
“leave the alarm clock at home”
Sleeping arrangements depends on the make up of your group and double sofa’s available for extra persons
The kitchen is well equipped with fan oven and ceramic hob. Linen and towels provided
There’s CD, DVD, TV, PC and Internet
Spring water on tap from Petrovice Hill near the house
Holiday’s for relaxation and or venture in an area full of natural interests:
The house dates back to 1909 and its a great place to relax All aged folks come here, Singles, Couples, Honeymoon, Families, Anniversaries celebration, Mature travellers, in “nature’s sights and sounds”
Lots of outdoor area with garden and fields co-joining and plenty of parking space
Inexpensive car rental for touring/sightseeing North Bohemia’s historic and cultural landscape
More information about the holiday on, web site, phone or email
A Location Full of Natural Interest:
Go walking, play Golf, Bikes available, Hiking, Climbing, Swimming resorts, Skiing light xcountry downhill, Horse trekking, Narrow gauge railway, Touring and Sightseeing
A narrow gauge train can brings you through a beautiful landscape from Oybin to Zittau. “It’s as far as you can go east and still be in Germany”
Trip to Poland to see what probably is the biggest hole in Europe
Hiking over the hill is not too strenuous. Many peaks are easily climbed
For the adventurous, hike/walk from FourSeasons through the forest to Popova Hill There, you will be amazed with the beautiful views of Poland Germany and Czech Republic
Drive/Hike/walk to Hochwald 4km in Germany you will be rewarded with 35mile views of Saxony, Germany and south west Poland.
Looking south are views of the many hill ranges in North Bohemia and on into the Czech Republic
An adventurous trip can be arranged to the spa town Oybin in Germany 3 miles
The phenomenal ‘Sharpstone’ (red sandstone) like a person head 30 m high, should never be missed
Unusual unique magma, basalt and sandstone formations are to be seen there. What nature and history has endowed provide a spell of interest at various locations around the local area
The low cost car hire is provided for touring North Bohemia’s historic and cultural countryside
Malevil ‘Ranch’ 18 hole golfing, a rare zoo is there, Tenpin bowling, Rope, wall sandstone pillar climbing, or hours of horse trekking
Region ski sites:
Lukendorf 2 miles in Germany beginners and x country
Jested at Liberec 20 miles downhill, you have to get serious with your skis!
The Surrounds of the Area
The village place Petrovice first mentioned 1391 is situated in the Lusation Hills.
The original Czech name Podhorská, “dwelling at the foot of the hills” is an exact description. The ‘lay of the land’ shows just that!
Topographically, hills slope away south, on an undulating landscape of meadows in the forest gaps
At the foot of the Lusation hills is a relaxed atmosphere, a landscape to be enjoyed in every season
"a bit of natures sights and sounds" in its surroundings, slopes, ridges, peaks, rocky formations prevailing mostly of sandstone, deep valleys, not very high hills, half covered woodlands and delightful views of meadows and distant mountains with open access to all surrounding countryside land
“I know no other area as beautiful in Autumn” author of Lusation Mountains
Along paths are mysterious, ancient, romantic, and quiet places, to go see
Along woodland roads a sight seeing drive can take you to some of natures design
Stroll in local villages or go a rambling walk You will most likely see roe deer, though shy, they run freely
Wild Boar are shy and retiring animals. You will be lucky to see them during the day. These ferocious creatures have long since learned to stay out of harms way If you’re keen to see them, late evenings is when they go rambling
Winter, especially brings wild life out of the forest, foraging Springtime’s fruit blossoms abound
The Summer’s landscape gives a sense of open freedom
Autumns enchanted foliage and leaves, and a Winter’s, snowy wonderland
FourSeasons, at Petrovice Village in North Bohemia is part the Lusatian Hills that straddle the borders of Poland, Czech Republic, Germany as part of a continuing east/west forest, from Hungary – Switzerland
The little known history suggests the route is ancient Coins, with images of Emperor Gallian 258 were found near Petrovice
Napoleon passed along the Petrovice village road, going north on the 19th August 1813, to defeat, at the Battle of Leipzig 16-19th October 1813
Jablonné v Podještedí 3m down the road is one of the oldest town of North Bohemia
Locals shop for groceries here
In the town is a great decorative Baroque Church, steeped in history of Zdislava Berk 1220s-1252 an austere but generous woman, memorialised in the crypt
On the town Square, a memorial stands, with religious figures, donated by an unknown sculptor commemorating the lives lost in the black plague of Europe 1680.
Lemberk Chateau 4m looks like a country mansion! was Zdislavas marriage home a walk, bike ride, or 5 minutes drive from Petrovice
Twenty five minutes away is the regional capital Liberec, population 400,000.
The City’s Town Hall: is a great edifice of supreme neo renaissance artistic crafts work
The train ride into Liberec from Jablonne has absorbing interests The line cuts through woodlands and tunnelled rock, passes over a viaduct and the land is high, rolling into rural buildings and low valley villages
At Liberec is a great Aguapark with water activities, The Bohemia Museum is there Botanical Gardens, Holiday memos are shopped for here
Liberec south side is edged by Jested Skala (hill) with a restaurant in a conical ultra modern design tower, shaped in and upwards to a needle like point, sits at the top
International sports, downhill and ski jumping competitions are held there
To travel up is by bicycling, hike, and cable car
Famous region for Bohemian crystal glass.
The extraordinary craft of glass making has been in the region for 700 years
The oldest glass making is at Chribská 35km
Museums at Jablonec nad Nisou and Novy Bor 25km
Lots of castles:
The Castles and Chateaus Lakes of the Lusation Mountains
Machovo 280 hectare Lake, yachting, is just by the market town Doksy
Grabštejn – the castle and chateau at the steep headland near the Nisa river. The upper chateau has been open for the public since 1992 and has gradually repair’s,
The lower castle serves as training centre of army service dogs.
the Renaissance chateau at the hill-top near Jablonné v Podještedí, hosts a glass exhibit. Originally a guard castle where in the 13th century St. Zdislava lived.
Oybin – extensive ruins of a mediaeval guard castle and monastery on a steep rock headland.
Sloup – a romantic torso of the castle of some time and hermitage at an isolated rock. Extensive premises cut in sandstone are completed by numerous sightseeing routes and galleries.
Tolštejn – a ruin of a guard castle, in the past the frequent seat of robbing knights.
One of the most valued castles is Bezdéz on Velky (big) Bezdéz 638m.
Ralsko 696m an exhilarating walk to the castle ruins or the fascinating, never to be forgotten! Castle of Fryland.