Bazsi is a small enchanted village near Sümeg. Most tourists only stop by to see the memorial house of poet István Simon before continuing on their journey. This makes it the perfect spot for an escape from everyday life, best enjoyed at the tranquil guesthouse of Zsuzsanna Szabados and Tibor Baráth.
The Őshaza guesthouse is on the main road that runs through the village. This rustic, peaceful, renovated farmhouse, with a lovely garden that melts into the surrounding forest, is owned by Zsuzsanna Szabados and Tibor Baráth, who greet guests, along with their dog and cat.
Zsuzsanna purchased the house in 2007 and a few years later, together with Tibor, they built their dream home. With all the stone, brick and wood they used, the rustic character of the property was preserved.
Furnishings are simple and traditional. They refurbished and also remodelled as they went, and some furniture gained new functions. There are plenty of tiny details to explore inside, just like in the garden, which is quiet, and surrounded by forest where deer roam.
The ingredients for breakfast are all sourced locally. There’s a photo in the dining room of each and every of the producer, so you can become familiar with the person behind your meal. Bazsi and its surroundings are the source of many of the ingredients they use: free-range eggs, cheese, rabbit and lamb can all be found at various local producers.
Plans include the opening of an apartment restaurant next year, with locally sourced ingredients, of course. According to Zsuzsanna, working together is the only way to ensure the survival of a small business.
According to the owners, Őshaza is a popular destination for couples, even though there are extra beds for those who wish to bring their children. Comments in the guestbook often refer to the place as “an island of tranquillity”, which couldn’t be closer to the truth.