Balkan Retreat

(Seosko Turističko Domaćinstvo, Sremska Mitrovica)

Žike Begojevića 31

Bešenovački Prnjavor

22212 Bešenovo

Serbia

info@balkan-retreat.com

+381 (0) 65-413-7677

Whatsapp +44 (0) 7771-787-658

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OUR PROPERTY

✼Hammocks

✼ Fire circle

✼ A mobile pop-up cinema 

✼ A cherry orchard

✼A permaculture garden in the making

✼ A luxurious variety of seasonal organic vegetables

Our property is the heart of the Balkan Retreat: a one-acre garden and courtyard with infinite possibilities. We are open seasonally, between May and October. 

Our land offers:

✼ The Tiny Bakery, an old bakery converted into

a cosy room for one person or a couple

The Stable Dormitory, an old stable

converted into a hostel for 6 people

Corn Store Suite (a double and single)

✼ Outdoor toilets and solar showers

✼ Barbecue area

We are 2-minute walk from the forest of the forested Fruška Gora National Park, where you can go hiking and horse-riding. We are a 15-minute walk from Bešenovo lake, perfect for swimming. 

The area is famous for its monasteries (the 17th in our village, Manastir Bešenovo), magical woodland, protected flora and fauna, a wide variety of wild, edible mushrooms, magnetic fields, fresh water springs, wine, and hiking and biking routes. The area is also famous for being the birthplace of the most Roman Caesars!

ECO SITE

We are a permaculture site with free-ranging chickens and Mangulica pigs. We also hold permaculture courses seasonally (see Events). We try to be as sustainable as possible. Our mission is to recycle, reuse, or repurpose as much waste/old material as we can. We try to learn from nature, rather than fight it. We try to eat less meat, and when we do, ensure it is ethically sourced. 

the tiny bakery

Cosy space for one person or a couple

€21,50

Enjoy this characteristic tiny space full of charm and personality.

 

The Pekara has a comfortable double bed tucked away in an intimate loft reachable with a wooden ladder, as well as an armchair where you can chill in the afternoon. You will have storage space for your belongings, a table and a chair to work or eat at.

the stable

dormitory

A converted stable that can sleep 6 people

€8,75

Spend the night in this charming converted stable, in one of the handmade wooden bunk beds made from repurposed wood.

 

This space is perfect for summer as the thick brick walls will keep you cool all night long. You will have hangers for your clothes and space for your bags in an old trough.

corn store

suite

A rustic, airy loft space for 2+1

€21,50

Spend the night in this adapted corn shelter, accessible by a ladder, where you will hear the sounds of nature, as if outside. Under a mosquito net, with a walk-in cupboard and a sofa/extra bed. 

There is good airflow for those who like cool nights in the heat of  summer. For lovers of nature only, as Freddie the Dormouse visits regularly.

FOOD and SERVICES

Every day we serve different meals using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, for any diet. Please let  us know in advance any allergies or dietary requirements.

Breakfast  buffet = RSD 200 - 400 (€1.70 - €3.50)

Lunch (on request) = RSD 400 - 800 (€3.30 - €6.70)

Dinner = RSD 600 - 1000 (€5 - €8.50)

We serve homemade wine, rakija, juices and teas at roughly RSD 120 (€1) per glass.

PLEASE NOTE: Our kitchen is  closed every Monday and Tuesday. Breakfast  will be available. Use our outdoor cooking facilities or visit one of the local restaurants.

ACTIVITIES ON OFFER

We organise guided food tours,  wine tasting tours, forest hikes and mushroom foraging (RSD 600/€5 per person).

We work with a local horse riding school who offer horse riding trips around the Fruška Gora (RSD 2000/€17).

10 minutes away there is a recreational air field where you can fly in a glider (RSD 2000/€17) or two people can fly around the Fruška Gora, the Danube river and Novi Sad for 1.5 hours (RSD 18000/€150).