Detached cottage 





Sugarbox House is our recently refurbished detached house in the heart of the traditional Hungarian village of Sirok,  situated in the Tarna Valley, one and a half hour's drive from Budapest airport and between the Bukk and Matra mountains surrounded by lush forests. The house sits directly across from the magnificent local church and covers 3 floors, sleeping 5 people, although we can also supply fold up beds to increase its capacity to 8+.

GROUND FLOOR comprises of an open plan kitchen/dining room/livingroom with a high wooden beamed ceiling and cartwheel central light fitting, log burning stove (with oven), electric oven and hob (with extractor), fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs, an arm chair, 4 seater bed settee, tv with digi tv and dvd player. There is also an electric heater for those chilly winter nights.

FIRST FLOOR comprises of 1 wood panelled bedroom with twin beds, wardrobe, tv with digi tv.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR comprises of a utility area with washing machine, ironing board, iron, shower room with wc and wash basin and 1 bedroom with double bed settee, en-suite wc and fitted wardrobe.

Towels and bed linen are provided.

EXTRAS As part of our ongoing aim to improve the service that we offer our guests, we are now able to provide, at no extra cost, a travel cot, child's bed, high chair and safety gate for families with babies or small children staying at Sugarbox House. We also include dvd's, books, playing cards, childrens games and fishing tackle.

PARKING is to the right of the house and a private, gated, cobbled area with wooden bench is available to the front of the house.

GARDEN is to the rear of the house and is private and enclosed. It is South Easterly facing and catches the sun for almost all of the day. Being only 200 metres from the hills and forests there are fantastic views of the local scenery. There is a rustic covered seating area with table, barbeque  and traditional Hungarian fire pit for outdoor cooking and relaxing.

OTHER SERVICES On your arrival there will be complementary fruit tea, instant coffee, sugar, milk and salt in the cupboards. However, we can also stock up on other items should you wish. Please see below:

1/2kg of white bread, cooked meats (salami, ham, chicken), pâté, jam (strawberry, apricot, raspberry), fruit juice (orange, apple, tomato, pienapple), butter/margarine, bottled water (fizzy or still), wine (red-medium/dry, white-medium/dry), cans of Hungarian beer. These items will be supplied at cost.

We provide a mobile phone for our guests to use during their stay to contact us should they require any help or information. This is a free service and calls to ourselves will not be charged.


SMOKING We would appreciate it if our guests do not smoke inside the house. Immediately infront of the house there is a covered area with a bench and an ashtray, alternatively guests can use the covered seating area in the rear garden.

 Recent improvements...Car parking has been improved with hard standing, new roof on the outdoor seating area, garden re-designed to make it more open for guests yet allowing for more privacy. The vegetable patch has been dug up and seeded to allow a greater area for relaxing. Sun loungers have also now been provided. Extra lighting has been fitted in the livingroom and an extractor fan installed in the bathroom.

 LOCAL AMENITIES Within 200 metres there is a bank with atm, bakery, local bars, grocer, green grocer, hardware shop, doctor, dentist and 2 restaurants. Also in the village there is a post office, fuel station, hairdresser, and various other small retail establishments.

 AREA Sirok is a very traditional village situated in North East Hungary between the Bukk and Matra mountains, only 30 minutes drive from the Slovakian border and 20 kms from the baroque town of Eger and is most famous for its medieval castle ruins which was built on the top of a high rocky plateau in the 13th century (currently under renovation). Magnificent 360* views can be had from here stretching out to the Matra mountains, the Slovakian mountains and the Bukk mountains.
 The climate here means that summers generally start in June with temperatures generally between 25*c - 35*c and start to cool down at the end of August. Spring and Autumn tend to be warm and comfortable.

 ACTIVITIES Within 25 kms there are fantastic, twisty biking roads (in July each year Sirok hosts the famous Hungarian Bike Week), excellent fishing lakes (with very large fish not present in English waters), countless wine cellars with award winning wines, forests teaming with wildlife including wild boar, mouflon and deer ideal for hiking, amazing architecture, museums, castles etc etc etc. Only 10 minutes drive away is the picturesque village of Bukkszek with its open air thermal spa. Several other thermal spas with healing properties are within close proximity with the one at Demjen being open until 2am.

 TRANSPORT The village has excellent bus links with Budapest, Eger and surrounding villages.

The Hungarian drink drive limit is zero. You are not allowed to have any alcohol if driving. Also, drivers must carry all their documents in their vehicle at all times, registration document, insurance, mot, driving licence, passport. If using the motorways a vignette must be purchased in advance. The minimum time is for 4 days and these can be bought at most fuel stations. Dipped headlights must be used at all times outside of towns and villages. Speed limits are 50kph in towns and villages, 90kph outsside of towns and villages and 130kph on motorways. Drivers must also carry a red warning triangle, yellow or orange safety vests (for the driver and all passengers), spare bulbs and fuses (and the tools to change them) and an uptodate first aid kit.


TRIPS & TOURS We can also help to arrange tailored trips to suit individual needs. Whether you want to hike through the forests, go fishing, sight seeing, wine tasting, paragliding, paintballing, quad riding, horse riding etc we can arrange it.


GETTING HERE Many airlines fly in to Hungary's main airport Budapest Ferihegy. Personally we would always recommend a direct flight as we have been held up on two previous occasions by delyed non direct flights. From the UK several airlines fly directly here:  Wizzair from Luton, Jet2 from Manchester,  Easyjet from Luton & Gatwick, British Airways from Heathrow, Malev from Gatwick and Manchester.

When leaving the airport follow the signs for M0 and Nyireghaza M3. This will take you along the newly constructed M0 motorway until you reach the M3.  Keep following the signs for Nyiregyhaza. Once on the M3 you have 2 or 3 choices...the scenic route takes you over the highest point in Hungary, Kekes Teto in the Matra mountains or the faster route continues along the motorway to Kal. If taking the scenic route, come off the motorway at the first sign for Gyongyos and follow road number 3. When in Gyongyos take a left along road number 24 towrds Parad. Simply stay on this road as this takes you directly into Sirok and past our house which is on the right hand side opposite the church, just past the cross roads. Alternatively, stay on the M3 motorway past Gyongyos and take the turn off for Kal/Erdotelek. Follow the road through Kal to the very end where you meet road number 3. At this T junction turn left and first right towards Verpelet. Continue through Feldebro and Verpelet. Once over the railway crossing in Verpelet turn right towards Sirok. At the very end of this road trun right onto road number 24. Continue into the village and our house is on the right hand side opposite the church, just past the cross roads. This is the fastest route.

Please note: BEFORE travelling on the M3 motorway a vignette (toll) must be purchased. These can be obtained at most nearby petrol stations.




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