The silence is palpable, the air is pure and the wildlife abundant: you may see deer, wild boar, porcupines, owls, eagles and badgers. You will feel isolated – it’s a very small hamlet and nobody lives here full time but it’s a 15-minute drive to the nearest town. You walk straight into the kitchen, rather simple and basic but all you need is there, as well as a little gift or handmade soap from Daniela, the housekeeper.
The living room is packed with good books in English, cards, table games and puzzles in case the weather turns, but it’s all about the outdoors here. Children will adore the freedom and there’s a special treehouse for them. You can semi-supervise and eat and drink at a table outside by the chestnut, oak, linden, pine and birch trees, feeling very lucky to be here.
Walk endless trails in the woods, cool off in the nearby river, cook supper outdoors and watch the stars appear one by one.