Weekends are for escapism, and The Old School couldn’t be a better example of how to do this in style. Owner Corinna bought the house in 2017, and spent 2 years renovating it herself, ensuring everything was just right. The result is sublime: exposed wooden beams, splashes of colour, an upright piano, Danish-design pieces and mismatched furniture, some of which was built by her Grandfather.
Come with friends, come with your family, or come with your significant other, but whoever you’re with, you’re guaranteed a good time. The most difficult question is simply what to do first: Explore the unspoilt forest on your doorstep? Take the rowing boat or the stand-up paddle boards out on the lake? Or simply succumb to the house, and kick-back in the garden toasting marshmallows? What isn’t questionable, is just how striking this red-brick, former schoolhouse is, it’s somewhere you’ll be back to more than once!
“The Old School was designed to be the perfect countryside getaway.”
“Close by is the cutest little place, insl.de, which is a MUST visit! You walk along the lake to a footbridge where there is a gong. When rung, a boat comes to pick you up and takes you to a tiny island. Here you find an idyllic garden and restaurant with a waterside terrace - the food is delicious. I could stay all day.”
Corinna’s insider tips:
The Old School is located in Sechzehneichen, Brandenburg, a village of just 60 people, surrounded by forest and lakes.
It’s a 1.5-hour drive from Berlin.
You could take public transport, but it’s pretty awkward. The best stations to arrive to would be Kyritz or Neustadt (Dosse), but, from these, you’d have to take buses to The Old School and they only come a few times a day.