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Srbice

 

     The village of Srbice is situated near Mochtín, to the south-east of Klatovy. The court, which is built on the remains of a mid-sixteenth-century Renaissance fortress, it the first building you see when you arrive in the village. It stands next to a pond fed by the Srbice creek.

Srbice

 

     The first written record of Srbice dates back to the second half of the 14th century. At that time, the village belonged to the squires Zbyslav and Sezima. It is assumed that by the end of the 14th century there was a manorial house in Srbice but there is no known information as to its appearance. The history of the court is rather sketchy. For some time, perhaps as early as in the 15th century, the house was held by the family of Srbický of Zálezly which is last mentioned in 1529. The next owner, Jan Kanický of Čachrov, sold it to Jan Dlouhoveský of Dlouhá Ves before 1544. The remnants of the old construction that are part of the mass of the today's dwelling house come from a newer building which was first documented in 1544 and whose builder remains unknown. In 1545, the court changed hands again when Jan Dlouhoveský sold it to Sebastián Reinchenbach of Reichenbach. Later, it passed between several owners before Vilém Krakovský of Kolovraty bought it encumbered with debts - in 1654 and attached it to his Týnec property to which it belonged up till the 20th century. (based on Hrady a tvrze Klatovska by J. Úlovec, published by Libri in 2004) 

     The only part of the old sixteenth-century court and Meierhof that has been preserved to the present day is the eastern portion of the northern wing. There you can still see several barrel-vaulted ceilings with pentagonal segments, a heritage from the owners of the original residence which was attached to the Týnec estate in the 1650s and afterwards converted into a dwelling house. Nowadays, this rectangular building with a gable roof serves as a family home. According to a local legend, Krakovský of Kolovrat had many children out of wedlock and gave the Srbice court as a dowry to one of his daughters whom he married off to a coachman.

Stable

     We bought the court early in 2008 and in August of that year, after finishing minor alterations and building horse fences, we moved in.

     We have vaulted stables for 9 horses, a 25 x 50-metre outdoor sand riding arena, a round pen and 32 hectares of meadows and horse pastures.

 

 

 

Pond