With spoiling views over the dramatic coastline of Northern Germany, this former farm was revived from ruin by Johanna, who inherited the crumbling buildings and overgrown land from her family. Luckily for us, she opened the farm to holiday goers, and the thatched cottages and half-timbered houses are a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Bright open-plan kitchens with huge wooden dining tables are the centre of the four individual spaces, reminding us of the importance of the connection with our loved ones. Each house is wonderfully modern and has its own colour palette and is fully of unique antiques and pieces of furniture that give a nod to the former life of the buildings.
If you can face tearing yourself away from the wood-burning fires, there’s a communal space with a sauna and relaxation room, as well as table tennis and table football tables. Beyond the bounds of the property, you’ll find unspoilt nature and rugged landscapes; explore by bike, foot or horseback. We fell in love with the sleek simplicity of Baltic Coast Cottages, and we think you will, too.
“Our motto is ‘less is more’! Here you can have a complete digital detox, it’s a needed luxury to disconnect from the ever faster moving world.”
“The location is stunning, it’s one of the few places I go for total peace and quiet.”
Johanna’s insider tips
Baltic Coast Cottages is located in northern Germany, near Geltinger Bucht.
It’s just under a 5-hour drive from Berlin, and there’s on-site parking available.
Getting here with public transport is a little complex. Get the train to Schleswig (direct trains from Hamburg), from where you’ll need to catch a bus or two (depending on the time of day).