The boutique concept
Village Retreat has its own set-up as a holiday village. On the one hand, it’s an authentic village with lots of space and authentic farms. Therefore, renting a house at Village Retreat is comparable to renting a boutique cottage in the countryside. On the other hand, all houses are part of the same village. There is also a recreation area where you can meet other guests. This makes it more like a holiday park.
Even before the corona virus hit, it was clear that many urban people longed for more space. The idea of creating Village Retreat arose from the need for more personal space without hindering a social life. Of course the location is crucial. Village Retreat is located at the end of a dead end road in a wide and beautiful landscape. Additionally, the houses and gardens are spacious. Also the village itself is also surrounded by nature. Paths lead into the fields and forests in all directions.
Also spacious, is the south side of the village, around the bar and the recreation area. The Yonderbar is the meeting point of Village Retreat, but it’s only accessible to guests of Village Retreat. Therefore it’s never busy. In addition, there are several terraces, so that you will never be huddled. There is always a distance of at least 50 meters between the bar, the clubhouse, the school and the wellness area. In between you find green meadows, tress and orchards. Guests also have personal space in the wellness area because the wellness is not public. Instead, it can be rented exclusively for personal use for a certain time frame.
Limited number of guests
The total number of guests in the village is very limited. There are 10 houses, 10 Bed & Breakfast rooms, 5 glamping tents and a small campsite. With full occupancy there are approximately 100 guests on an area of more than 10 hectares. Only at events can the number of guests be increased to 300.
Village Retreat is a village in the Hungarian Carpathians called Bedepuszta. The village has been renovated while retaining its authenticity. Loam farms have been restored. Electricity, water and heating have been installed and all beautiful old elements have been preserved. The farmyard has been converted into a garden or courtyard and many buildings, including the former village school, have been given a different function. For example, the village warehouse has become a bar. The old wells have also been renovated and the (fruit) trees have remained. Ultimately, the village is restored beyond its former glory.
Village Retreat is a life’s work rather than a business. This means that many people have come to love the village and feel connected to it. Like artists who gain inspiration, technicians who think along about green solutions, nature lovers who give advice how to create biodiversity or cooks and farmers who think along about how we grow the food that we serve at Village Retreat. In the background Village Retreat is an idea in development with all kinds of small-scale projects. At the same time, Village Retreat is a boutique holiday village where guests can feel at home.