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Marsovy Chody Estate

Pilsen, Czech Republic

The Bohemian estate is offering holiday cottages, events and hunting. On the estate we run an organic farm with arable land and breeding Aberdeen Angus cows.


The village of Marsovy Chody, formerly known as Marskotten (when this part of Bohemia was
historical Sudetenland, until the end of the second World War), consists of 27 farmhouses. Until 1945 the area was part of an extensive estate belonging to the noble family zu Windisch-Greatz. After the Second World War all German-speaking people were expelled from this area, which meant the majority of all the houses became unoccupied. 

During the communist years thereafter
people from other areas, like Ukraine and Romania, occupied these empty houses. Two of the three houses, that are now part of the estate, were empty for at least 10 to 20 years before the van Es family acquired the property and started a complete renovation.

About Marsovy Chody Estate

The estate is situated in West Bohemia approximately 20 kilometres across the Bavarian border close to the historical town of Tachov. The estate was established in 1997 when Anthony van Es bought three old, empty, demolished farmhouses originating from the 19th century and located in a little village called Marsovy Chody.
The estate consists of 205 hectares of grassland, 150 hectares of arable land and 20 hectares of forest and bushes. Over the years several farmhouses have been completely renovated and one is still under construction. In total the estate consists of 6 houses of which 5 are rented out as holiday accommodation.
The estate is Organic certified and our farm has been established since 2008 where we started breeding pure Aberdeen Angus cattle. Now we expanded our business with farming more arable land, running our agro tourism and our B&B and created a successful hunting company. The estate is situated in a beautiful romantic hilly landscape along the West Bohemian Forest. Estate owner: Robert W.L. van Es

Wildlife and Hunting

The estate is situated at a height of just over 500 metres and enjoys a middle European climate. The bush landscape, west Bohemian Forest, meadows and arable land are an excellent habitat for wildlife such as red, roe and sika deer, wild boar, mouflon, foxes etc. The variety of bird species is extensive and a joy for bird watchers. Sustainable hunts can be organised through our hunting company :

Aberdeen Angus

Aberdeen Angus cattle is strong and gentle and able to stay out all year round. Our herd has been put together from live-stock bought from breeders in Czech, Denmark and Switzerland. It is our intention to breed top quality Aberdeen Angus to enable us to sell heifers and selected
bulls to other breeders in Europe. Bulls who do not pass the selection procedure as stock bull are slaughtered at an age of approximately two years and produce excellent meat. Our firm intention is to create the best conditions for our cattle within their natural habitat.

B&B and holiday houses

4 farmhouse cottages are available for holiday. All lie in the village surrounded by a hilly landscape and were beautifully and completely restored in 2018. Also 3 charmingly rustic bedrooms await in the main house as a B&B and include access to a monumental stable with an open fireplace. All have access to a swimming pool.

Nature Sports

The estate is set in a hilly landscape along the West Bohemian Forest and  is perfect for long hikes, riding (bring your own horse), cycling, swimming (in both man-made or natural pools) and hunting. We also hold the Wildlife Estate Label since 2015.

Tachov and surroundings

The 12th century town lies 7km from the Marsovy Chody estate and was the seat of the Windisch-Greatz family castle. This has now been converted into an art school. The churches of the Virgin Mary and St. Wenceslas are of note. 

Nearby lies Kladbury with its ancient Benedictine monastery with a striking Gothic/Baroque church as well as the old castle of Horsovky Tyn, a national state monument, both worthwhile visiting. In the vicinity there are many more interesting historical places to visit like Marianske Lazne (Marienbad), Domazlice, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary and Pilsen. Guided tours can be organised with Robert van Es.

We are continually developing and have exciting plans for the future and therefore invite you to visit our website regularly.


Please contact the estate directly for more information, questions or requests.


Maršovy Chody Estate
The Estate Office
Maršovy Chody 1
348 01 Částkov
Czech Republic

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