The 3 floor barn was built the early 1900s and was used to store grain. We turned it into a guest house, respecting its unique traditional character. The original wooden structure was preserved (including original beams, floors and ceilings), which makes the amosphere very warm. The barn, the manor house and the other buildings of the farm complex are set in 40 acres of beautiful paddocks and parkland with century old trees.
The Bat Barn has 4 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms (3 with showers, 1 with a big tub and hand-held shower), spread out over two floors. This farmhouse combines the luxuries of modern living with the allure of old countryside style and architecture. The inside of the barn has been completely renovated, while the outer structure remains in its original state. The outer bricks were cleaned and the windows renovated, always adhering to the original character of a farm building. Great thought was put into the design of The Bat Barn in order to retain its original charm while providing all of the needs of modern-day living. This former barn is located near the renovated country house in which the owners reside.
Step into the welcoming breakfast room with the original beam ceilings, a traditional deep green tiled stove and a long wooden table to seat 10. The kitchen is also on this floor, a serving window helps easier access to anything you may need from the kitchen while enjoying your breakfast, dinner or a glass of delicious wine from the owners' cellar.
The bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The 2nd floor rooms have king-sized double beds and one of them has a bathroom with a beautiful wood-covered bathtub.
The rooms open from a cosy living room with armchairs and a sofa. It is very sunlit and airy, as its ceiling is partially open between the floors and the sun shines through the rooftop windows. The television and video set is discreetly placed in an old cupboard here.
The 3rd floor rooms in the attic come with 2 bedrooms and showers. There is a guest bathroom under the staircase going to the 3rd floor with toilet and sink. All decoration and furnishing come from the owners’ collections and are carefully picked to create a cosy and warm atmosphere and help you feel very comfortable.
Double room, including breakfast and taxes:
80 Euro/night. Min 2 nights stay.
Full House for up to 10 persons:
265 - 320 Euro/night. Min. 3 nights stay.
About 1 hours 45' from Budapest. Hit M7 highway and take exit 170 to route 68 to the direction of Marcali and onwards to Keleviz.
You will receive our address and GPS coordinates once you will have made your bookings.
The Bat Barn is very well situated for visiting the natural treasures of the region. The Balaton National Park, the Danube-Drava National Park and the Boronka Regional Park are all within an hour’s reach.
The owner, József Hunyady is very active in nature conservation in the Somogy region, he is president of the Green Corridor Foundation, which works closely with the Somogy Nature Protection Association, and has personal contacts with the Park’s staff.
Inner Somogy, an area that stretches from Lake Balaton in the North to the River Drava in the South, is a region famous for its large forests, fish-ponds, and wildlife. It is also a bird area of European importance. The rare species that can be found here include the White-tailed Fish eagle, the Black and White Stork, and the Ferruginous Duck.
We direct guests on bird-watching excursions in the surrounding Inner Somogy region as well as to other birdwatching hotspots further afield.
Additionally, the grounds of Lehner Puszta itself, thanks to the skilful efforts of the owners, is home to several species of birds typical of the Central European countryside but which have become increasingly rare elsewhere. Among these are, the turtle-dove, the middle spotted woodpecker, the stone chat, the red-backed shrike and the corn bunting.
Somogy County has a rich cultural heritage. A large number of museums and galleries can be found here. Many of these were the homes of famous Hungarian painters such as Rippl Rónai, Vaszary, Zichy and Kúnffy, or poets such as Berzsenyi.
They have now become galleries or museums housing their work. They are for the most part small but thanks also to the overgrown old gardens that surround them, they retain the charm of centuries gone bye.
The Guest House is also less than three quarters of an hour away from Kaposvár and Keszthely, and less than 2 hours away form Pécs. These cities, especially the last two, are among Hungary’s most beautiful and historically most interesting.
South-West Hungary is famous around the world for its thermal water. Many thermal baths can be found in the vicinity. The thermal centres of Héviz, Zalakaros, Nagyatád and Buzsák Csisztapuszta can all be reached in less than an hour.Furthermore, the town of Marcali has recently build a new thermal facility just 8 km away, which includes a large outdoor swimming pool.
The region is known especially for its red deer, but roe deer, wild boar as well as pheasant, hare and duck can be shot here. In conjunction with the local shooting societies we organise shootings for the guests.
Fishing and angling is possible in some of the many fish-ponds found in the vicinity. The most common species fished in the fish-ponds are pike, pike-perch, carp and catfish.