The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

Campsites

The most popular campsite during the peak summer months is the one at Balatonfüred on the north shore of Lake Balaton. This is a few miles east and only a 5 minute drive from the beautiful peninsula of Tihany. Balatonfüred has excellent road and rail connections and is a popular tourist spot with its’ parks, gardens, promenades, fashionable shops and water parks. There is even a TESCO in town !!!

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A full list of campsites including the Balatonfüred site can be found here: http://www.balatontourist.hu/index.php?WG_LANG=en

Should you wish to bring your motorhome or caravan over to Hungary and at the same time undertake a few property viewings then please let me know. We would be happy to meet you at any of the campsites in the immediate area and undertake accompanied property viewing trips to show you what excellent value for money properties are available.

Immediately to the north of Balatonfüred is the National Park of Bakony – a protected nature reserve with lovely beech forests, picturesque valleys and over 1100 caves. Enjoy beautiful walks and trails and identify deer, wild boar and 104 highly protected rare birds.

Other campsites can be found across Hungary: http://www.eurocampings.co.uk/en/europe/hungary/

If you prefer the less commercialised sites away from Lake Balaton then I suggest you check out:

http://www.hungariancountrycamping.com/

The site at Koppányszántó is operated by a British couple Andrew & Sharon and is much cheaper than the lakeside campsites.

With the high cost of motor home / caravan storage, expensive Channel ferry crossings and diesel fuel, opportunities exist for Motor Caravan and Caravan owners to acquire a base in Hungary. Flights from the UK to Budapest can be picked up for < £50 which is less than a tank of fuel !!!!

Store you camper or van safely at your European home and let the low cost airlines take the strain. Many of the properties available have large outbuildings / barns making them ideally suited for storage. Crime rates in Hungary are very low compared with the UK – the values in Hungary are like those of Britain in the 50’s.

Already several motorhome and caravan owners have bought properties in Hungary. Some have constructed hard standing areas and they rent out their facilities to others. One retired couple use their Hungary base as the start point for their European adventures and in between touring trips they devote spare time to property renovation. Specialist tradesmen are hired as necessary at labour rates a fraction of what they are in the UK and Ireland.

Hungary borders 7 other European countries making it an ideal base to tour from.

From Lake Balaton :

Croatian coast 180 miles – 3 hrs drive

Vienna 120 miles – 2hrs drive

Ljubljana & Lake Bled Slovenia 158 miles – 2 hrs 30 min drive

Italy 218 miles and Venice only 314 miles – 5hr drive

Should you be interested in motorhome rental in Hungary then please let me know. Rates start from approx.£55 / day