As promised by wikepedia, tata did deliver on lakes, golf course, lakeside castle - less than an hour from Budapest. I think we were still a little too close to Austria to see any full blown gypsies and Huns in action - but the day is youngish, as we head south.
Oh yeah, tata was also the site of the crime I committed - mangling andy's beard. Attempting to trim with just scissors... I don't recommend this.